All of Iron Man's villains are Tony Stark villains, because they almost universally were people out to steal Tony Stark's technology and/or market share. Iron Man spent THIRTY YEARS as "Tony Stark's bodyguard" because EVERYTHING HE EVER FOUGHT WITHOUT THE AVENGERS WAS TRYING TO GET AT TONY STARK'S STUFF.
>>235864 >four Spider-people I'm not sure if Drew technically counts but I'm so glad they changed her costume. Looked kind of iffy in the first pics, but seeing it under a decent artist it fits in a lot better with the other Spiderpeeps's outfits, and her old one was horrendously ugly and unsexy.
We've had this argument before and I don't feel like having it again. The tl;dr of it: we who don't like the art style think the artist makes people (not just Doreen) look ugly via the way they draw faces.
And that's all I have to say about that in this thread.
>>237086 Because the writing is pretty good, and not every panel looks that way, even if way too many of them do. I've seen way shittier artists get lots of love on Tumblr so it might be popular with audiences who are less fussy about that stuff.
It's also a female-led comic that isn't all about angst, sex, or the more "serious" themes that comics love to explore these days. It's a goofy comic that doesn't take itself seriously, and those always manage to find an audience if they're well-written.
>>237086 A lot of people think comic book art is pretty ugly most of the time anyway. It's not a popular opinion in comic book circles, so people may not want to bring it up, but a lot of comic book art is just boring and actively gets in the way of the storytelling. What the Squirrel Girl art lacks in prettiness it makes up for in visual storytelling, which is what the book's about anyway.
>>237771 Not really. The actors don't deserve to be shat on for what's basically the fault of the higher ups. OK, maybe Jordan deserves a tiny amount for going overboard with his rant, but he's a damn fine actor and in general the critics seem to think the four themselves were actually alright considering the awful material they were given.
>>235864 Based on that picture, they replaced all their heroes with new versions, then? Great. They didn't learn a thing from DC's errors. Also, let me add here, the name Spider-Gwen and her costume are the Worst Thing Ever. It's stupid on soooo many levels. Does she even call herself that in combat, letting her name slip to the villains? Also, does this mean she got un-killed like so many characters? Only Uncle Ben left in the afterworld, now...
>>238398 The only actual "replacements" are Female Thor, Spider-Gwen, and Captain Falcon (who's been around as a person since the 70s or so). The rest of them are the originals or have been around for at least a few years.
I don't want the X-Men to end up back with Marvel though. They're the one thing Fox has been doing right, and keeping them in a separate universe gives them more breathing room plus the mutant metaphor becomes a lot less paradoxical.
>>238680 I'm a little worried for the franchise once Singer departs. Of all the X-movies directed by other people only one of them was good. The rest were either mediocre (Wolverine) or horrible (3, Origins). Deadpool will probably be great, but it has the benefit of being a pet project by someone who really cares.
>>238738 Man some of that looks almost cool enough to get me back... but I know Marvel hasn't changed in any way to make me want to come back outside of occasionally buying something relatively selfcontained.
Like, duelling "Deadpool" all-star books bringing back the Kelly/McGuiness and Niceiza/Brown teams? That's awesome. But then I remember the whole fucking Messiah Complex era Cable series that replaced Cable/Deadpool and realize oh shit, yeah, Marvel is awful.
>>238818 >>238828 I'm more concerned about him confusing American racial politics with African ones. There's obviously going to be a lot of crossover between the two because of colonialism but I don't want him to end up being Erudite Hudlin.
To be Erudite Hudlin, Coates would have to be well-spoken, but a complete moron. Fortunately, Coates is a well-spoken and highly intelligent person.
Will he be a good comics writer? I dunno. He's a good non-fiction writer but while there's certainly some overlap that's not the same skillset. But I don't think that's a point you have to worry too much on.
I've never read Hudlin's run vs. Priest's run, but I've not really run into any internet people who actually liked it.
Like, I've literally never seen anybody say they liked Reginald Hudlin the best. I've seen people say that they liked other writers besides Priest, or even thought the Kirby/Lee era was best, but nobody places Hudlin anywhere near the top.
I think by this point, most of us have seen what Hudlin is capable of putting out at his prime (the Black Panther special where they had Stan Lee make a spear-chucker joke right after we saw Wakandans throw a bunch of spears, anyone?)
>>239291 >The bottom pic is Cat Thor. Which was an actual thing that happened in the first run of Unbeatable Squirrel Girl.
You know, people defend shit like this on the basis of Throg, Frog of Thunder... but Throg was a one off thing and was literally Thor getting turned into a frog, not whoever or whatever getting to be Thor because magic hammer.
>>240147 I bet is probably to put her on any of the next phase movies (at least a as a cameo) since Fox has the movie rights of the all the mutant related teams (even if she isn't part of any X team). Reason of why they're pushing hard the Inhumans.
Tentative release dates for the first ANAD Marvel TPBs according to Amazon:
Silver Surfer Vol. 1 – July 26, 2016 Wolverine: Old Man Logan Vol. 1 – July 26, 2016 A-Force Vol. 1: Hypertime – July 19, 2016 Scarlet Witch Vol. 1 – July 19, 2016 Weirdworld Vol. 1 – July 19, 2016 Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur – July 5, 2016 Patsy Walker, A.K.A. Hellcat! Vol. 1 – June 28, 2016 Star-Lord Vol. 1 – June 28, 2016 Star Brand & Nightmask Vol. 1 – June 28, 2016 Ultimates Vol. 1 – June 21, 2016 Red Wolf Vol. 1 – June 21, 2016 Spidey Vol. 1 – June 21, 2016 Black Knight Vol. 1 – June 21, 2016 Hercules Vol. 1 – June 21, 2016 Illuminati Vol. 1 – June 21, 2016 Venom: Space Knight Vol. 1: Agent of the Cosmos – June 21, 2016 Ms. Marvel Vol. 5: Super Famous – June 14, 2016 Vision Vol. 1 – June 14, 2016 Spider-Woman Vol. 1 – June 14, 2016 Guardians of Infinity Vol. 1 – June 14, 2016 Hawkeye Vol. 6 – June 14, 2016 Nova Vol. 1: Burn Out – June 14, 2016 Uncanny X-Men Vol. 1 – June 14, 2016 The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl Vol. 1 – June 7, 2016 Angela: Queen of Hel – June 7, 2016 Deadpool: Bad Blood HC – June 7, 2016 Howling Commandos of S.H.I.E.L.D. Vol. 1 – June 7, 2016 Squadron Supreme Vol. 1 – May 31, 2016 All-New Inhumans Vol. 1: Skyspear – May 31, 2016 Drax Vol. 1 – May 31, 2016 Spider-Gwen Vol. 1 – May 24, 2016 Daredevil Vol. 1: Chinatown – May 24, 2016 Web Warriors of the Spider-Verse Vol. 1 – May 24, 2016 Howard the Duck Vol. 1 – May 24, 2016 Silk Vol. 1: Sinister – May 17, 2016 All-New X-Men Vol. 1 - May 17, 2016 Doctor Strange Vol. 1: The Way of the Weird HC – May 10, 2016 All-New Wolverine Vol. 1 – May 10, 2016 Extraordinary X-Men Vol. 1: X-Haven – May 10, 2016 The Astonishing Ant-Man Vol. 1 – May 10, 2016 Carnage Vol. 1: The One That Got Away – May 10, 2016 Spider-Man 2099 Vol. 1 – May 10, 2016 All New, All Different Avengers Vol. 1 – May 3, 2016 Captain America: Sam Wilson Vol. 1 – May 3, 2016 New Avengers Vol. 1 – May 3, 2016 Deadpool Vol. 1 – May 3, 2016 Contest of Champions Vol. 1 – May 3, 2016 Karnak Vol. 1: The Flaw in All Things – April 26, 2016 Uncanny Avengers Vol. 1 – April 26, 2016 Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 1: Emperor Quill – April 26, 2016 Invincible Iron Man Vol. 1 – April 19, 2016 Amazing Spider-Man: Worldwide Vol. 1 – April 19, 2016 Deadpool & Cable: Split Second – April 19, 2016
>>240390 I don't hate the Inhumans and in a free world I'd be glad that they finally have the chance to step out of the X-Men's shadows after being obscure for so long, but I heavily disagree about them being cooler than mutants.
>>240828 Yes. >http://www.ew.com/article/2015/12/21/marvel-announces-gwenpool >From barging into She-Hulk’s office to bonding with Howard The Duck, Gwenpool — the widely popular mash-up character who became an instant sensation after appearing on a Deadpool variant cover by Chris Bachalo — has certainly made an impact in the Marvel Universe. And this spring, she’ll join the roster of “unconventional superheroes” with her very own ongoing series.
>Written by Christopher Hastings and illustrated by Gurihiru, the Japanese art team composed of Chifuyu Sasaki a>nd Naoko Kawano (Thor, Captain America), Gwenpool will retain the original creative team that first brought the character to life through the Gwenpool holiday special. EW caught up with Hastings to talk about the fun of writing a Gwenpool series, and why the world should get ready to know the most awesome mercenary since Deadpool.
So I recently got a subscription to Marvel Unmilinted and I was wondering if you guys had any recommendations for me. I've always been more of a DC guy so I haven't read much Marvel stuff.
So far I've read: Cable & Deadpool G.L.A. Spider-Man Noir Spider-Man Noir Eyes Without a Face Moon-Knight (not sure what volume, but it was Bendis's run) I've also read the first few issues of the current Ms. Marvel
So far I've enjoyed all of it. I'm open to just about any character or continuity so whatever you guys think is good feel free to recommend. My only preference is that the story (or story arc) is completed and that it isn't some big crossover event (I'd like to get to know the characters a bit more individually first).
I know there's tons of rec lists and stuff out there, I'm just wondering if anyone here has any specific suggestions. Whatever you think is good or 'mandatory reading.'
>>240984 This was quite a while ago, but I still think it's worth looking at. http://marvel.com/news/comics/25597/gwenpool_embarks_on_unbelievable_adventures >What’s a girl to do when she finds herself transported to a world she knows only from comics? Why, put on a pink-and-white costume, finds some weapons and treat the whole thing like a giant game. That’s the plan for the star of the April-launching UNBELIEVABLE GWENPOOL from Christopher Hastings and GuriHiru at least.
>The result of a themed cover month that saw Gwen Stacy dressed as various characters, the Deadpool take-off proved popular enough to earn back-up stories written by Hastings in HOWARD THE DUCK. Those spun out into the GWENPOOL SPECIAL that teamed Hastings up with Japanese artist team GuriHiru, individually known as Chifuyu Sasaki and Naoko Kawan. The crew now plans to chronicle this alternate reality adventurer as she makes her way through the Marvel Universe.
>Hastings talks about how Batroc the Leaper plays into the story, developing this character from back-ups to ongoing series, and how Gwen sees the world she now finds herself in
A kid like Miles would be treated as black no matter how much he talks about his Latino heritage; if anything, he’d be challenged on that for not looking “Hispanic enough”. He’d know enough about how cops treat black people to tense up whenever he sees a man in uniform. And he'd likely have enough life experience to know that, even if he doesn’t want to be “Black Spider-Man”, he will be anyway. He could pretend as if his difference—his race—doesn’t exist, but he’d know it would regardless.
The problem with those two pages lies in how the writers forgot to take all that into account so they could shove a ham-fisted “Why does race have to matter?” message into the story. (The fact that it looks like those pages are also taking a potshot at Marvel fans who asked for better POC representation doesn’t help.)
Different anon but I'm non-white and I think a lot of people on Tumblr do have a serious problem with overvaluing skin color to the detriment of their ability to see anything else, or holding it up as a cheap tactic to shut down debate. Don't agree with Bendis's take on it though, while I understand and slightly sympathize with him I disapprove of the way he's clearly strawmanning the opposing viewpoint rather than addressing it in a mature and reasonable fashion.
>>241866 On the other hand it's possible it's his way of lashing out against the one-drop rule when it comes to mixed people with partial African ancestry, as more young people seem to be doing these days. Or matters regarding the way the "of color" label, for all that's well meant by it, tends to be reductive and reaffirm the whole white/nonwhite dichotomy that colonialism forced onto us in the first place, especially when used outside of a US-specific context, as well as white-passing people of color or particularly tan members of "white" groups.
I doubt Bendis actually understands or intends all or maybe even any of that, but there are legitimate points of contention buried in there that other people of color, myself included have found really frustrating about the way (mostly American) people on Tumblr discuss matters of race.
Sorry for the triple posting but one thing I absolutely disagree with about these pages is Bendis's seeming anti-representation slant. Representation IS important, even if the way its advocates go about promoting it isn't necessarily the best, and while it would be nice if Miles was seen as something more than his race, we as a society simply aren't ready for that yet. And taking potshots at the need for representation in and of itself makes you sound like you're a coward afraid of any kind of social change, at the most charitable.
I'm non-white, and honestly I find it insulting that you need to ask me this question, as though an opinion from a black guy is more important than an opinion from a white guy. Out of curiosity, are you white, or non-white? Because I've found that the folks with the most over-developed "sensitivity" to race issues are whites.
If we're lucky...wait, this is Bendis, so prolly not, but in the right hands, I think this whole thing is pretty legit.
If anything, with zero context, I can actually kinda agree with it. I can see the possibility of somebody like Miles having the personal opinion of not wanting to be celebrated as black Spider Man, but just Spider Man. That ignores some of the real world context involved, having a new character take up an old mantle isn't new, but Miles was handled pretty well (I think,) way better than the time they tried to make 616 Fury black by creating a super complicated story involving an illegitimate son and just ugh...
(I'm Mexican, for the record.)
There's good and bad involved with wanting to focus on Spider Man's ethnicity, and in the right hands this could be a really cool and complicated issue for the characters to talk about. Other heroes or civilians could be on board with wanting to talk about it more and Miles and other characters disliking that.
That's if this gets handles with subtlety, though. Fem-Thor doesn't give me that confidence.
>>241873 >as though an opinion from a black guy is more important than an opinion from a white guy Or more like people who gain the most benefit from the status quo have the most to gain from defending that status quo.
>>241876 In other words, a study funded by the tobacco industry that says tobacco doesn't hurt anyone doesn't mean as much as a study funded by someone who's been injured by tobacco use that says tobacco doesn't hurt anyone. This isn't some "offensive example of reverse racism," it's rhetorical common sense: a person with a personal stake in the argument who argues against the side that benefits them most is more relevant than a person arguing in favor of the position that they stand the most to benefit from personally. Not having to change their behavior most benefits people who already get as many benefits from the current situation as they will get after the situation changes.
Arguing that celebrating increased diversity in leading roles is racist or dehumanizing is, ultimately, an argument that increased diversity is not a thing that should be celebrated. Which is the same thing as arguing that there should be no incentive (in terms of positive reaction / increased sales) for doing it. Which is the same thing as arguing that, from a business perspective, there's no reason to do it, because change takes a greater investment of effort than doing something new.
And when someone who suffers from not doing something new (i.e. someone who gets fewer opportunities to be cast as the leads in major movies, or whose children have fewer examples of people with similar backgrounds to themselves as heroes and role models) argues that doing that new thing is valueless, it means more than when someone who gains nothing from doing something new (i.e. people who already have unlimited options in terms of role models and acting jobs).
So I'm sorry if it offends you that white people are being so hard done by, that people might think your opinion that benefits white people more than it benefits everyone else matters more coming from a non-white person than it does from a white person. But the fact that it offends you doesn't make it untrue or unfair. It's the same reason opinions on the best cures for period pain matter more when they come from people who have menstruated.
I get where you're coming from, I do...fact is, I kinda used to be you...but you are not proving a thing by acting this way. Who even brought up celebrities and movies? Who argued anything about the status quo versus doing something new and business practices? We're talking comics. Not even that, we're talking this specific comic that's bringing up emphasis on a character's race vs. the character being non-white being incidental.
Ganke even agrees with the girl We haven't seen how this will pan out. Maybe Miles will change his mind, maybe he'll be right, maybe it'll be closer to real life where the real answer is frankly hard to land on and depends on constantly changing context?
Or maybe Bendis (the creator of Miles Morales and writer of this specific comic, by the by) is dropping his politics into his writing hardcore again.
We don't know, and frankly the majority of the conversation so far doesn't warrant everything that you've suddenly dropped on our lap.
>I certainly did some cringing at Mr. Stone's comments.
Yaaaaaaaaaay, now I’m a creepy dumbass white guy who doesn’t get race! I finally feel complete. (Half-joking here. I probably did take my generalizations a bit too far, and for that, I apologize. I’m white and I’m woefully inexperienced in regards to…well, most things, really.)
>>242215 Is it just me or does Spider-man get saddled with the most unhinged people in Marvel?
Good number of others get Mercs, Professional Killers, Career Criminals. Spider-Man its Experiments gone wrong and "You know, I think I'll wear spandex today, go a little insane and rob a bank." and maybe a handful of actual criminals.
Marvel goes into the Spider-man films again they should include some of his bottom level Batshit foes.
>>242349 Honestly it makes more sense than spending so much time and resources just trying to recreate the circumstances to recreate another Captain America-type soldier.
The results of the original 616 Super Soldier serum is pretty weak in the modern Marvel world, where criminals with labs set up in back alleys of major cities can give you far superior superhuman strength and durability with no downsides.
If Marvel writers finally dropped the reoccurring plotline of people trying to make a Cap knockoff when they already have greater means of manufactring superhumans available to them that would be a positive change
So according to the new Captain America spoilers, Steve Rogers was always secretly a member of HYDRA. How long do you think it'll take for them to walk this one back like they did with "Captain America's death" those years ago?
>>242934 That's kind of the problem, though, isn't it? All of these characters are so leadenly iconic that they're doomed to spin in narrative circles until the heat death of the universe. There's no beginning, no middle, no satisfying finale, they're just there. It's why I just can't get into superhero comics at all, there might be the occasional serial that you can pluck out and stuff in a trade paperback and it's brilliant, but then it segues into more of the endless morass the rest of the company is putting out and you're essentially robbed of a proper ending to the story you just read.
I think we could do with a completely new comics universe that's much more manageable in scale - new characters to follow, new worlds to sink one's teeth into, something that isn't earnestly trying to get me deeply interested in the cultural significance of fictional totems that are older than my dad. Valiant Comics made a valiant (heh) effort back in the day, but what the Big Two could really do with right now is some proper competition.
Speaking of that sort of thing: http://birthmoviesdeath.com/2016/05/25/guys-captain-america-is-going-to-be-okay
I get that I link to BMD a lot. More than is probably necessary, in fact. But their editorial staff generally produces some Good Reads™, even if I don't agree with them all the time. And I like to share thought-provoking stuff. For nerdery like comics and comic-based films, stuff from BMD as of late is provoking thoughts that I can later turn into my own cohesive opinions. I spent my twenties being a lazy ass; forgive me for “borrowing opinions” every once in a while while I work out my own.
I never expect it to last. I just think it's a really cynical attempt to drum up controversy for the sake of attention and hopefully sales, except it's so stupid that it's only going to alienate people more than win them over.
>I wonder how all those angry people would react to the 1965 story where he switched sides in the war and the Red Skull introduced him to Hitler. Or that 1979 one where he joined a white supremacist organization. Or even the 1975 arc where he was so fed up with Nixon he quit Captaining for America altogether 'cause it wasn't worth doing.
>Crazy plot developments happen in superhero comic books, is what I'm saying. If you actually want to get angry at 'em, you'll never have time for anything else. Besides, you could be reading cool non-superhero comics like Dreaming Eagles or Monstress if that kinda thing bothers you so much!
>There’s a lot of uproar online about how this storyline insults the legacies of Captain America’s Jewish creators, Jack Kirby and Joe Simon.
>Look, everybody who’s working on this story loves Captain America. I know that it may not seem like it today. But this book is edited by Tom Brevoort, who has been protecting this character’s legacy for a very long time now. He’s not gonna let me do anything that he thinks is going to endanger that character’s legacy and how the character is perceived. It’s always difficult when you’re at this point in a story, because you don’t just wanna tell people, “Everything’s gonna work out great!” Because that certainly may not be the case here. But what I think I can say with confidence is that with this story, our intention and our hope is that in its own unique way, it reinforces what everybody already knows about Captain America, which is his power as a symbol and what that means. We are approaching it from a different angle, but I think it illuminates the character in a way that we’ve never seen before.
>It’s always tough. The eternal divide is the reader wants the character to succeed, to be happy, to win. Our job is often to put the characters through things and that can often be mistaken for a lack of respect or care for the character. It’s just the reality of what draws people into these stories, whether you realize it or not, and this is going to be a major test for a lot of characters in the Marvel universe.
Looks like Nick Spencer's getting the Joss Whedon treatment on Tumblr right now. Shitty marketing ploy or not they're literally too stupid to do anything than take it at face value and can't understand the existence of the long game.
>>242961 Wasn't that the guy who they used to worship because of Black Captain America and attacking anti-migrant hysteria to the point Fox News got on his ass? The comic that basically spent its recent chapters dismantling right-wing Trump populism? And now they're calling him a rightwinger because of it? Have they really lost all sense of perspective?
One, that's a horrible generalization. Two, Tumblr users making horrible generalizations doesn’t excuse you from the shittiness of yours. Three, I’m pretty sure most people know this will eventually be retconned/done away with. But at a time where Captain America is one of the most recognizable superheroes in pop culture (thanks MCU!), “Steve Rogers is a Nazi sleeper agent” feels like a cheap ploy for attention and book sales. (And yes, I know they’ve run stories like that in the past.) I’m amazed at how Marvel thought people would accept this idea with open arms and critical acclaim.
I can’t imagine the rest of this run doing well in sales after the reception to that issue.
None of the people who are angry have ever even touched a Captain America comic, so I wouldn't count on the "outrage" actually impacting sales. I wasn't aware that story hooks were "cheap ploys," but Nick Spencer said in the interview here>>242966 that he fully expected to shock and outrage some people, and so did Marvel's staff, so they weren't expecting people to "accept" it with open arms. It's a story hook.
>>242973 Red Skull's scene was for recruiting members for Hydra. Spencer said in the interview he did his research when constructing this scene. Red Skull was saying what leaders of "nationalist" groups say when they try to recruit new people, particularly in areas of poverty or low education, and this is to go to explain how Hydra seems to have a seemingly inexhaustible supply of people working for it.
If you think the Red Skull and Nationalism is right, you're the prime kind of person Hydra (or the real-world equivalents, American Renaissance, American Freedom Party, Creativity Alliance, Hammerskins, National Alliance, Pacifica Forum, and many others) would recruit for their cause. At least here you can say you were "red pilled by Red Skull" amirite.
Someone on Tumblr pointed out a good reason why HYDRA would never have chosen a pre-serum Cap or his mother for recruitment: in the 1920s, being Irish and unhealthy during a time when eugenics was a popular idea—popular enough in the US for Hitler to use it as justification for his “perfect Aryan race” ideals—and the Irish were a legitimately hated ethnic group would’ve made HYDRA pass on both Steve and his mother. The writing ignores the historical context of the era in which HYDRA would’ve recruited Steve and Sarah Rogers.
And don’t forget how Captain America being part of HYDRA spits in the face of decades of continuity that shows Cap as a good, honest man. We’re talking about a man who once lifted Thor’s hammer, something that can only be done by those deemed “worthy” to lift it. Does the HYDRA reveal now mean Mjolnir considers a Nazi sleeper agent as worthy of lifting a god’s weapon?
Red Skull is using points raised by European Nationalists who are in a refugee/invasion crisis. Which is why it doesn't come off as a good condemning of that as it would otherwise. Because there is a real crisis going on an those opinions are front center of peoples minds and for some reason there appears to me no political middle ground on this issue.
So we don't have a hero giving a more moderate tone to what Red Skull says just the opposite saying "Its not a problem, shut up."
>>242989 Twitter thing. Marvel said there would be a Cap reveal. People wanted it to be "He likes men, too." Completely harmless in my opinion, but it did draw quite a fair amount of rage from people.
Several of whom I personally know that tell people to suck up the whole Hail Hydra thing, so it just rings a little hollow anytime anyone's mad about Paper Soap Operas, hence the chip on my shoulder about it.
Moongirl and Devil Dinosaur pulls off a similar style with way better results. Even if the overall style is intentional that doesn't really excuse the extremely poorly drawn faces which actually hurt the quality of the comic due to their inability to carry the story through.
THIS on the other hand... what? What? Are you saying Squirrel Girl shouldn't be cute in the game? Because she's been drawn cute before. She's been drawn cute a whole hell of a lot more often than she's been drawn ugly. Furthermore her comic where she IS drawn ugly doesn't exactly sell well, so if you were thinking it was going to be the "definitive take" on the character than I think you need a reality check, bucko.
>>243932 For me it's not about Squirrel Girl being cute or ugly, it's about EVERYONE in that book being ugly. The writing is the main selling point for it, unfortunately it's also the ONLY selling point because of the art.
For what it's worth the next issue of Squirrel Girl has a guest artist who sticks to the same general style of the main artist, including Doreen's "nonconventional" looks, but it it's enough to make it look miles better.
Feels like Marvel wants to do similar with Peter and Miles as DC has tried to setup between Ted and Jaime and just fade Peter into a more mentor role. Problem with that it doesn't matter how fond you are of your new pet people still know Spider-Man as Peter Parker. Not Miles.
They've pushed that kid into so many places and I've not see much a response other than "oh its Miles."
In the Ms.Marvel comics they looked to give him a more SCIENCE bent that they usually only touch with peter every one in a blue moon. That could be his thing if he'd ever be written well and consistently.