Now that Peter Parker's dead (remember?), meet the new Spider-Man

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Dec 15, 2012

Ladies and gentlemen, we have a new Spider-Man. Ultimate Fallout #4 will drop tomorrow, but Marvel has already spilled the beans on the latest dude to spin a web, any size, and we've got the scoop on who he is.

After the death of Peter Parker, rumors started that a focus on ethnic diversity would play a part in the new casting of Spider-Man. It turns out rumors were right on the money. Miles Morales is half-black, half-Hispanic, and at least a few percent spider. It's a bold move from writer Brian Michael Bendis, since cape-and-tights heroics still continue to be a mostly all-white affair.

Says Marvel editor in chief Axel Alonso, "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."

That's not all that will change. While Miles will have a similar origin, his powers will be different. He'll have a new suit, too. However, the core of what makes a Spider-Man story remains. Says Bendis, "The theme is the same: With great power comes great responsibility. He's going to learn that. Then he has to figure out what that means."

In Ultimate Fallout, we will only see Miles break up a fight, but it won't be long before he gets into web-slinging action. The new Ultimate Spider-Man will be available in digital format the same day as its print release.

We're pretty excited, but now we really wish Donald Glover had been cast as Peter Parker in the latest Spidey movie. What do you think?

(via USA Today)

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