Marvel to Launch Miles Morales’ Spider-Man #1 this Fall
I normally don't post all the press releases I get sent to me because most times they've already been posted all over the web. But in this case, I wanted to post this because of how much it represents what we've talked about on this site. When Marvel started doing this whole push for more diverse characters, I was skeptical. I remember when Miles took over as Ultimate Spider-Man and I thought "yeah...wonder how long that will last." Not only did Marvel prove me wrong but sticking with Miles and making him a great character but they've now brought him into the new Universe they're creating and making him THE Spider-Man. Add this to all the other diverse projects they've been doing and I can say that I'm happy to have been wrong. What makes this great is that Marvel is making diversity a priority and not just something to sell books. Of course this opens up a fan base that has always supported Marvel but now feels like they're finally getting recognized. But its not like Marvel is sacrificing quality to do this. Miles Morales has been a great character. Kamala Khan as the new Ms. Marvel has been a great read. Thor (I won't spoil her identity for those who still don't know) and Sam Wilson as Captain America have also been great reads. Add in the Mighty Avengers run and we're seeing quality has finally caught up to diversity as well at Marvel and I'm so damn happy. Anyone who has a problem with this is a fool.
I can't wait to see what Bendis has in store for this new title and it will definitely be added to my Comixology subscription list.
New York, NY—June 22nd, 2015— He’s the wallcrawler that made pop culture history and took the Ultimate Universe by storm. Now he’s ready to make history again, as he finds a new home in a completely new universe. Welcome to the Marvel Universe Miles Morales – hope you survive the experience! Today, Marvel is pleased to announce SPIDER-MAN #1 – a brand-new ongoing series starring Miles Morales coming later this year. Comic superstars and Miles Morales co-creators Brian Michael Bendis and Sara Pichelli begin the story that will have the whole world talking!
“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,” says Marvel Editor-in-Chief 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?”
A stranger in a strange land, Miles patrols the rooftops of a New York City that is very different from the one he knew. A world where countless heroes guard it’s skies and streets. A world where Miles is counted among the ranks of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, the Avengers. A world where Peter Parker is still alive. Though their paths have crossed before the landmark series Spider-Men, with Miles now living in Peter’s universe – is this town big enough for two Spider-Men? More importantly – how did Miles come to be here in the first place?!
“This is a very big deal to [Sarah and I],” says Brian Michael Bendis in an interview with Marvel.com. “For [Miles] to have grown up and flat-out earned his place in the Marvel Universe, as Spider-Man, is frankly so much more than we could have hoped for when we first sat down to design him and his life. When it became clear that I was going to follow Miles into this new adventure I was really hoping that Sara would see the value in it being both of us that do this together. I was thrilled that she agreed immediately.”
Critically lauded for his resonant and relevant introduction, Miles Morales made headlines the world over with his explosive introduction in 2011. Now, the chart-topping team of Bendis & Pichelli begin the epic next chapter of Miles Morales’ life is about to begin. Where will you be when he makes his thunderous arrival into our universe?
Swing into action with Miles Morales, the Marvel Universe’s newest amazing, spectacular, sensational, friendly neighborhood wallcrawler later this year with SPIDER-MAN #1!
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
Art & Cover by SARA PICHELLI
Coming Fall 2015!