This is Brian Michael Bendis at his best.
There’s no diner scenes. No shots of superheroes drinking coffee. No infamous Bendis “wall of words” slowing down the story’s pace. There’s not even a pop-culture reference or winking aside to detract from the proceedings.
Miles Morales: The Ultimate Spider-Man #4 is a slam-bang Spider-Man adventure comic, and while not quite one-and-done, it’s a completely satisfying package. Smart, funny, and fast, this issue feels very much on par with the best of the original Ultimate Spider-Man run. Bendis simultaneously taps his own rich Ultimate Spidey history without shortchanging the current happenings.