Miles Morales is a normal kid who happens to juggle school at Brooklyn Visions Academy while swinging through the streets of Brooklyn as Spider-Man. After a disastrous earthquake strikes his mother's birthplace of Puerto Rico, Miles springs into action to help set up a fundraiser for the devastated island. But when a new student's father goes missing, Miles begins to make connections between the disappearance and a giant corporation sponsoring Miles' fundraiser. Who is behind the disappearance, and how does that relate to Spider-Man?A true middle grade graphic novel starring one of Marvel's most popular characters, bestselling author Justin A. Reynolds (Opposite of Always) and Eisner award-nominated artist Pablo Leon (Refugees) create a riveting story that will connect with new and well-versed comics readers alike.

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By Justin A. Reynolds and Pablo Leon 

  • Original Graphic Novel 
  • Publisher : Graphix (Scholastic) 
  • Release : 6/1/2021
  • Softcover : 128 pages
  • Dimensions : 6.0″ x 8.75″
  • Reading Age : 7 – 12+ years
  • MSRP : $12.99

One of my favorite graphic novels

I really like Miles Morales: Shock Waves because it’s a very fun and interesting read. I really love Pablo Leon’s art style throughout and his cover design. Everyone likes Miles. I like that he has unique powers that make him different from Peter Parker. He has energy powers that he calls venom powers and an energy punch. I also like seeing him be friends with Peter Parker.

In addition to being Spider-man, Miles gets the bright idea to start a charity fundraiser to support the people of Puerto Rico affected by recent earthquakes. While fighting bad guys as Spider-Man, he’s late for multiple charity events. The plot twist at the end is pretty crazy. There’s a pretty cool villain named “Trinity”. In fact, there are extremely cool villains and also really funny scenes. The thing is, Miles Morales has terrible aim with his web shooters. Its pretty funny because he is chasing down bad guys and missing. Extremely funny things I appreciate. Yeah I enjoy that book. 

I’m not alone in liking this book. In addition to a 4.9 rating on Amazon, this book was recognized by several organizations:

Check out the official trailer from Scholastic:

Check out this interview with author Justin A Reynolds from Scholastic:

In conclusion:

On a scale of 1 to 10 I would rate this a solid 9.5 because its just a really great book and I’ve had it for a year now. The creative team came out with the second book in the series in 2022 called Miles Morales: Stranger Tides.

Review by:

Jack Kelley

Jack Kelley

I love sports (especially baseball and football), video games, parkour, and stories. I enjoy being the class clown and making people laugh.

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