J.J. Abrams and his son Henry Abrams returns to the Marvel Universe, at least in the comic sense, with issue two of their five-part series “Bloodlines.”
In the first issue, we saw Peter Parker retire his webs after a being named Cadaverous murdered Mary Jan. Years later in New York, their son Ben develop spider-powers. Now, Ben is struggling with his identity and whether-or-not he wants to become Spider-Man. He makes a new friend at school and slowly tests the waters at the possibility of becoming the next web-slinger.
At first, I did not like Ben Parker’s character. However, I think this was done on purpose as I started to like him and even relate to him on a personal level. While I am not crazy about the way Peter is portrayed, I did understand their tension was important to the story. Of course, they nail Aunt May. So far, the story that J.J. Abrams and his are writing for Marvel is doing well.
As for the artwork, the cover art by Olivier Coipel is top-notch. He does an excellent illustration of Spider-Man for the issue. Likewise, Sara Pichelli brings the illustrations to life in a fantastic way.
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