Spider-Man: Miles Morales: Wings of Fury – Book Review

Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales – Wings of Fury by Brittney Morris

The official prequel to Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales from Marvel and Insomniac Games, with an exclusive adventure that leads directly into the game itself.

MILES MORALES has a lot going on, what with moving to a new neighborhood, dealing with the loss of his father, and the whole gaining super-powers thing. After a misunderstanding with the law, Miles questions what it means to be a hero when people are ready to believe the worst in you. Tempted by the power and freedom of his new abilities, Miles must decide what kind of Spider-Man he wants to be.

When Vulture starts wreaking havoc across the city with his new accomplice Starling, Miles can’t just sit back and watch. Teamed up with Peter Parker, the two Spider-Men must stop the winged duo before they can unleash experimental tech across the whole city. With lives at risk, can Miles step up and be a hero?

While I won’t be playing the game, I am a Spider-Man fan – both Peter Parker and Miles Morales. And this is a fantastic standalone story in the Spider-Man universe. In this iteration, Miles has recently lost his father; and he and his mother have moved in with his grandmother. And his best friend Ganke doesn’t yet know about his secret. Both Miles and Peter team up against the Vulture and his new apprentice Starling as they try to spread a grotesque virus on the city.

This is a great Spider-Man story from middle-grade to adult. And I love that the author delves into a hard, but necessary real-life scenario when Miles gets mistaken for a thief, just because of the color of his skin and that he’s wearing a hoodie. It’s raw, emotional, and frustrating scene for a person of any color to read. The story itself is very fast-paced and action-packed. Full of suspense, drama, and humor – I thoroughly enjoyed this novel. I’d love to read more Miles Morales stories from this wonderful author who can meld important themes for today into a fun, comic book adaptation.

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