Marvel Revamps Comic After Killing Peter Parker
Remember the clean shaven, kind of nerdy, and WHITE Spider Man Peter Parker? Well he’s been replaced by a brotha with both black and Hispanic backgrounds.
Meet Miles Morales.
Morales was inspired to do good after learning of the death and in Ultimate Fallout issue four he dons the mask and gets into his first fight.
Marvel has revealed that he does have a connection to Parker in terms of how he got his powers but he will have different abilities beyond ‘Spider Sense’ and the ability to shoot webs out of his hands.
Parker’s Aunt May and Gwen Stacy will also be in the plot to help him on his way to being a superhero.
‘The theme is the same: With great power comes great responsibility,’ Spider Man writer Brian Michael Bendis told USA Today.
Marvel’s editor in chief Axel Alonso denied that having a black Spider Man was a publicity stunt.
What you have is a Spider-Man for the 21st century who’s reflective of our culture and diversity.
‘As someone who grew up on a steady diet of ‘Luke Cage, Hero For Hire’ and ‘Shang Chi, Master of Kung Fu,’ I am personally invested.
‘This was a conscious decision. Here at Marvel, we pride ourselves on reflecting the real world in all its diversity.
‘We think that readers will fall in love with Miles Morales the same way they fell in love with Peter Parker.’
I think it’s interesting that we’re finally getting a little more diversity from America’s revered superheroes.