Comic Book Review – Miles Morales: The End #1

A Post-Apocalyptic Comic Book that Fails to Impress

Cover for Miles Morales: The End #1. Depicts an older Miles Morales.
Cover for Miles Morales: The End #1. Comic book cover by Rahzzah.

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Credits:

  • Saladin Ahmed – Writer
  • Damion Scott – Artist
  • Dono Sanchez-​Almara – Color Artist
  • VC’s Cory Petit – Letterer
  • Rahzzah – Cover Artist
  • Damion Scott & Rachelle Rosenberg – Variant Cover Artists
  • Chris Robinson – Editor
  • Jordan D. White – Senior Editor
  • C.B. Cebulski – Editor-in-Chief
  • Spider-Man created by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko

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Miles Morales: The End #1 was a mixed bag for me. The artwork is great, but sometimes it feels too jumbled together. The story takes place in your run-of-the-mill post-apocalyptic setting. New York is mostly covered in greenery and is infested with giant germ monsters. Along with the monsters, we have our usual raiders to worry about. The story just didn’t feel like it was written with love. It feels like someone told the creators to make a post-apocalyptic comic and that’s exactly what they did. Rinse, wash, repeat.

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You are now exiting the spoiler-free zone. Do yourself a favor and stop reading if you don’t want any spoilers.

Almost all of New York has been destroyed and invaded except Brooklyn. Brooklyn happens to have a germ-zapping dome over it, so people can live a normal life there. Miles Morales, formerly Spider-Man, is the mayor of Brooklyn. This takes place in the future, so he is much older and it shows in his gray hair. He is able to fight off the giant germ monsters with his Spider-Sting.

Along with the giant germ monsters, there are raiders who go by the name of One America Army. I assume the writer tried to convey some sort of political message with these flag-carriers, but it fell flat. They happen to be attacking New Jersey, so Miles decides to leave Brooklyn’s safety to help out. The One America Army are lead by Captain Last, a carbon-copy character straight out of Broforce. He happens to be wearing a make-shift Captain America costume. He also holds a broken Captain America shield. Why? I have no clue. They don’t even say whether or not his shield is made out of vibranium.

Miles Morales sends Captain Last and the One America Army packing by using his Spider-Sting. About a month later, the One America Army attack Brooklyn. Captain Last has been merged with a super germ monster. For some reason he is able to enter Brooklyn’s protective dome. The book culminates in a fight between Miles and the now germed-out Captain Last. I won’t spoil that for you, though! I might not have enjoyed this book, but I want to at least give it a chance by not spoiling everything. Although yes, I want you to support comics by buying this book, I can not recommend it based on its story alone. Buy it for the art. I guess.

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