Miles Morales aka Spider-Man is assigned an off the books mission by S.H.I.E.L.D. Director Maria Hill in Spider-Man/Spider-Gwen: Sitting In A Tree.

Miles gets a phone call from his mother.  His father is missing and she is frantic with worry about where the father is.  Miles is nervous his father went out to look for him and got into trouble. Since Miles is Spider-Man he goes out to look for him in a way only he can.  He swings through the city.

There is no sign of his dad anywhere.  Miles wonders if he should go to S.H.I.E.L.D., but he was part of the super hero civil war and he was not on team S.H.I.E.L.D. so that was not an option for him.  However, just as he was debating this he gets an unlikely visitor, Maria Hill.

Miles’ dad works for S.H.I.E.L.D. and since no one knows his face he is the perfect man to buy some illegal tech on the black market.  However, since he bought the tech he had disappeared. He bought a device which allows someone to travel between dimensions. The theory is he may have “jumped” to another dimension and got stuck there.

Hill needs to have Miles do it because it is his dad and it was unsanctioned.  They don’t know where he is but they have a pretty good guess where he ended up.  Miles “jumps” through the portal and ends up in the Spider-Gwen’s universe.

The pair go on a search for Miles’ dad and they find him in a seedy club.  However, this is not Miles’ dad and is this universe’s version known as Scorpion.

As the pair search for Miles’ real dad they “jump” between universes all the while falling in love.

Spider-Man/Spider-Gwen: Sitting In A Tree was written by Brian Michael Bendis and Jason Latour with art by Sara Pichelli and Robbi Rodriguez. Marvel Comics published the volume in 2017.

After seeing the Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse movie I really wanted to read a Miles Morales Spider-Man comic.  I saw this and saw it was Miles and Spider-Gwen so I thought it was a double win for me.  However, I was disappointed by this volume.

This is a very boring and uneventful comic.  There is not a lot of action or tense moments.  Also the love story stuff was pretty shoehorned in.  Almost the entire volume they seem like friends and there was no longing glances or any talk about how they like each other.  However, then all of a sudden Gwen kisses Miles and then says that they can’t date and have to just be friends. The comic ends at that point.

What a terrible love story.  I want to see a happy ending for the pair when they date because they understand each other on a deeper level, but nope too bad.  This would have been much better as a team-up book with two friends. However, this is very much marketed as a love story book. We don’t get a love story or even any good fights.

I found this comic an unbelievable waste of time.  My understanding of the characters is not greater, my love for the character was not raised and I did not enjoy reading this.  This is a comic not to be read by anyone and actively avoided.

Rating: 1/5


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