Miles Morales Confirmed as Marvel Comics' New Spider-Man

Monday, 22 June 2015 - 11:25AM
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Monday, 22 June 2015 - 11:25AM
Miles Morales Confirmed as Marvel Comics' New Spider-Man
Miles Morales might not be getting a starring role in Marvel's cinematic universe, but he is at least sticking around to continue his meteoric rise to fame in Marvel's comics. While Morales had been expected to join Marvel's All-New All-Different Universe, we hadn't had any official confirmation that the new web slinger would be survivng the Secret Wars. In a press release today though, Marvel confirmed that Morales would once again be swinging through the streets of New York in Marvel's all new Spider-Man #1.

"Four years ago, we peeled back Spider-Man's iconic mask to reveal a new and different face, and readers of all stripes have embraced him," said Marvel's Axel Alonso. "I'm excited to announce that Miles Morales is here to stay – and this Fall, he's going to be swinging through the heart of the Marvel Universe. Can new friends and enemies be far behind?"

Marvel's upcoming Spider-Man series will see Miles Morales occupying the very same universe and the very same city as the original web slinger, Peter Parker. The new series will shed new light on how Morales's Spider-Man came to be, and unlike before, Morales will have to share the hero limelight with a host of other Marvel greats, including The Avengers. How will Morales adapt to being just one of many Marvel heroes in New York City? Will we see him teaming up with his fellow Spider-Man and will he be inducted into the new Avengers team? These are just a few of the questions fans will want answered when Spider-Man #1 hits shelves in the Fall.


Morales is the son of an African-American Father and Puerto Rican Mother, and it's the overwhelmingly positive fan response to his heritage that Morales's co-creator, Brian Michael Bendis, believes is behind the decision to put him front and center of the new Marvel universe.

"This is a direct result of the grassroots, passionate response to the character as both an individual and what he represents to the readership,"said Bendis. "This is a direct result of very loud voices telling Marvel what they want. Miles, a child of color, will be Spider-Man. Not Ultimate Spider-Man, not Spectacular Spider-Man, not Amazing Spider-Man-Spider-Man.

It's just a shame that Marvel's cinematic universe doesn't seem to share the same enthusiasm for a different, and more diverse Spider-Man character. 


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