SPOILER WARNING: The following article contains major spoilers for Spider-Man #235 by Brian Michael Bendis, Oscar Bazaldua, Brian Reber and Cory Petit, on sale now.
One of the most interesting things about Miles Morales is that he doesn’t share a power set that exactly mirrors that of Peter Parker; thus, he’s his own Spider-Man. In addition to wall-crawling and spider-sense, Miles has his camouflage power and a venom blast, but he’s still learn just how much he can do with those abilities.
In this week’s issue of Spider-Man, Miles developed a new twist on the venom blast that proved handy exactly when he needed it. But first, let's look at the latest twist to the plan the new Iron Spider set in motion for the Sinister Six to steal a decommissioned S.H.I.E.L.D. Helicarrier.
A Cunning Plan
Last issue, we learned that the new Iron Spider was in fact Miles uncle Aaron, formerly The Prowler of the Ultimate Universe. As far as Miles is aware, Aaron Davis died following a fight they had, and it might have been Miles’ fault — he certainly blames himself for it, at least. But the circumstances surrounding how Aaron is alive and how he made it to the Ultimate Universe are still a mystery. It’s possible that when Molecule Man brought Miles’ mother Rio back from the dead in the universe switch, he also brought back his uncle Aaron, but regardless of his method of resurrection, he’s out to cause a whole lot of trouble for a universe that is not prepared for him.
Iron Spider has recruited a new Sinister Six, comprised of himself, Sandman, Hobgoblin, The Spot, the new Electro and Bombshell’s mother, who also goes by Bombshell. S.H.I.E.L.D. is no longer a functioning entity following the end of Secret Empire, so that means that there’s a whole load of S.H.I.E.L.D. tech and equipment up for grabs if you know where to look, which is what brings the new Sinister Six to the docks at the dead of night. There’s just one problem: The Helicarrier is guarded by a Hulk — specifically, General Robert Maverick of the USAvengers — which is enough to cause Sandman to bail. However, Bombshell trusts Aaron and “convinces” Flint Marko to stick around, showing signs of an allegiance between the two Ultimate Universe exiles.