New Spider-Man Revealed… Miles Morales?

Posted Tuesday, August 2nd, 2011 02:43 am GMT -4 by

A few days ago, I posted about a new Spider-Man being revealed in ‘Ultimate Fallout’ #4 after Peter Parker died in ‘Ultimate Comics Spider-Man’ #160. A few hours ago, USA Today revealed an exclusive story with the identity of the new webslinger.

According to the story:

“….the new Spider-Man in the Ultimate universe is a half-black, half-Hispanic teen named Miles Morales. … In his first appearance, he simply breaks up a fight. But readers will learn the true origin of Morales and how he became the new Spider-Man when ‘Ultimate Spider-Man’ relaunches in September with a new No. 1 issue.”

Marvel’s editor-in-chief Axel Alonso says of the new Spidey:

“What you have is a Spider-Man for the 21st century who’s reflective of our culture and diversity. We think that readers will fall in love with Miles Morales the same way they fell in love with Peter Parker.”

Also revealed is that the new Spider-Man will not have the exact same powers as Pete but what the new powers are, no one has revealed.

Both September’s ‘Ultimate Spider-Man’ #1 and Wednesday’s ‘Ultimate Fallout’ #4 will be available on Marvel digital as well as traditional print at your local comic shop.

  • “What you have is a Spider-Man for the 21st century who’s reflective of our culture and diversity. We think that readers will fall in love with Miles Morales the same way they fell in love with Peter Parker.”
    I really hate how “PR” this sounds.  

    Im honestly not interested in having to go through another Spidey origin. I also get the feeling this will just end up being a pallet swap. Im sure it will be well written at first, looking at how different his life is from Parkers due to his race (of course once the mask goes on none of his enemies will know anything about this so I don’t see how it will change that side of things) but how long till Miles Morales gets his own version of the Goblin? his own version of Venom/Carnage? Read it in the original, read it in Ultimate and read it in Spider-Girl, read it in 2099 not something I need to read again.

  • Paladinks

    I only like this idea, if it leads into Peter Parker starting a Family and the Birth of May “Spidergirl” Parker.

  • Jamstercouchman

    They better not do anything retarded like make him homo. If they do that, there will be serious consequences. I mean its cool if they want to change his race and all, but making him a homosexual would stir trouble. its like theyre trying to say something about all black people (or biracial).

  • Vocabus

    nice i idea now spidey go on to be amazing

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