How is Spider-Man going to cope with the death of Uncle Aaron?
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Allow me to translate what this really says: "And that name, Jefferson Davis --- it's tainted. I don't know why the hell Brian Bendis named this character that. He is gone to DC now and I can't ask him."
For years people have wondered why the f#$& Bendis would name an African-American character Jefferson Davis, and AFAIK we have never received any real answer. But finally Saladin Ahmed has been the one to just spike that right in the rubbish bin. The character is Jeff Morales. Let's all forget anything otherwise ever happened.
Last issue was the big conclusion to the Ultimatum storyline and next issue is the tie-in to the big King in Black event, so this is a nice take-a-breath break with just some character moments. There is a kaiju mummy to fight but that is mostly a joke character presented just so Miles can bond with Starling. The moment between them (a dumb move imo but he is a teen and she is hot so these things happen), the moment with his father, and the possible budding romance for Ganke were all nicely shown. An issue that is relatively quiet, yet impactful in ways that will matter moving forward.