Photo: Miles Morales. The new Spidey.
Meet Miles Morales, the youth that Marvel Comics has made the ‘new friendly neighborhood Spiderman’.
Marvel Comics introduced Miles today, who will be taking over the crime fighting extra-curriculars of the late Peter Parker—murdered by his nemesis the Green Goblin in the Ultimate Spider-Man’s last months issue. Die-hard fans only had to wait a month or so to see who would take over Spiderman’s good crime fighting deeds.
Enter Miles Morales who is not only younger than the former spidey, this new hero is diverse, he is a half-black, half-Hispanic teen.
In his first appearance, Miles simply breaks up a fight while setting up his Afrolatino back story for readers before the Ultimate series relaunches in September with a new No. 1 issue.
The new Ultimate Spider-Man series, as well as Wednesday’s Ultimate Fallout issue, will be available online the same day it comes out in stores.
Ultimate Spider-Man was created in 2000 to provide the hero’s adventures with a re-start, and capture new audiences unwilling to read forty years of comics to learn the past of their favorite heroes, and provide them with fresh, contemporary storylines.
“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.” Sid Axel Alonso, senior editor at Marvel Comics.