Miles Morales: Spider-Man Swings Into Shops This December From Marvel Comics

by James Ferguson

As part of Marvel Legacy, the adjective-less Spider-Man series starred Miles Morales, formerly from the Ultimate Universe. This December, the character will star in a new series with the slightly adjusted name of Miles Morales: Spider-Man. Written by Saladin Ahmed and illustrated by Javier Garrón, the comic follows the teenage super hero as he balances his superpowered responsibilities with his personal ones. His Brooklyn neighborhood will soon be invaded by a number of mysterious criminals including Rhino so Miles will have to suit up to defend his city.

From the sound of things, Miles Morales: Spider-Man will be reminiscent of Peter Parker’s early days as a young super hero. That brings a unique and carefree vibe to the Spider Family.
Ahmed told Marvel.com:

I love adult Peter dealing with adult troubles — just wrote an Amazing Spider-Man Annual about that! But Spider-Man is, in his essential origins, a teenage hero. And Miles will be that Spider-Man: facing threats against the neighborhood rather than the multiverse. Super Villains, yes, but also other threats that speak to our times. He’ll be doing that while also trying to while dealing with bullies, assistant principals, and canceled teen dates. It’s going to be hard! Part of what we love about Spider-Man is all the crap he goes through. And Miles will be dealing with some dark realities of our modern world. But I also want this book to have a bright thread running through it, because what we really love about Spider-Man is that he keeps us smiling no matter how grim things seem.

I will confess that I haven’t read many books featuring Miles Morales. His adventures are a hole in my recent Marvel Comics knowledge and I’m looking to fix that soon. This seems like a great way to dive in too.
Garrón adds:

Miles is essential in the Marvel Universe! I felt a bit like Spider-Man himself when I was offered the series. It’s a great power but it comes with great responsibility! Miles is the future… but now! You must portray him as the vital character he is in the great design of the Marvel Universe and at the same time keep him human, actual, and relatable as the icon of hope he is too. Spider-Man has always been the most incredible fantasy grounded in the most real world. You have this guy with real problems, set in a real city in the present, with the most amazing powers, villains and adventures. You must hit both notes and that’s what we’re set to do here.

Look for Miles Morales: Spider-Man #1 at your local comic shop on Wednesday, December 12th.

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