MarvelBlog REVIEW: ‘What If…Miles Morales’ #1
The newest series centered around one of Marvel’s most beloved characters has come to fruition, asking one of the oldest questions of Marvel lore; this is our review of What If…Miles Morales #1
There are few running titles for the publication that is as consistently interesting as Marvel’s What If…? series; spanning much of the company’s existence and altering some of the most beloved characters in the history of the Marvel Universe.
The series has returned, this time fixed on a character that has become one of the more beloved heroes of the entire Marvel pantheon; Miles Morales.
The series imagines what would happen in Miles Morales, instead of becoming the heir apparent, and ultimate successor, to the Spider-Man mantle, was such for any number of different Marvel legacy heroes.
The first character- the centerpiece for What If…Miles Morales #1- that is the perfect basis for this brand new series is none other than the first Avenger himself, Captain America.
As with all stories based on Miles Morales, it starts with his close connection with his uncle Aaron, a story point that writer Cody Ziglar uses greatly in this incarnation; with the character of Miles so closely connected to his uncle and the Prowler moniker.
Exploring what would happen if Miles got his hands on the super-soldier serum that turned Steve Rogers into Captain America, the series allows Ziglar to reimagine a new Marvel Universe in which Sam Wilson is now the director of S.H.I.E.L.D.
The comic book, first and foremost, is a blast for anyone that’s a fan of this incredible hero; with a narrative that is more about novelty and fun than about compelling construction, it does what good What If…? stories do; it transports you to a new Marvel world with your favorite characters.
In the end, it will be interesting to see where Marvel takes this brand new What If…Miles Morales series, and how they interconnect the various multiversal incarnations of the character that was teased in its final pages; count us in, as it was an absolute joy of a read.