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Marvel Introduces the New Ultimate Spider-Man 
2nd-Aug-2011 04:29 pm
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For those of you who don't read comics, Marvel made a bit of a splash a few months ago when they announced that they would be killing of Spider-Man in their Ultimate universe line in a story arch called (wait for it) "The Death of Spider-Man."

Well they've just announced the replacement web slinger and true to the fairly decent track record they have in the Ulitmates lines, it's not just a clone of Peter Parker. Spider scribe Brian Michael Bendis said that he was inspired by the "Donald Glover for Spider-Man" Twitter campaign for the "Amazing Spider-Man" movie reboot and has created the new character Miles Morales who's half black and half Hispanic.

This would technically be the the second Spider-Man who's of mixed race since the lead character of 'Spider-Man 2099' was the half white, half Hispanic Miguel O'Hera, but this would be the first one who would be undoubtedly non-white since many artists had a habit of drawing O'Hera like a white man.

Check out the io9 write up here

Comments 
2nd-Aug-2011 09:39 pm (UTC)
This is the perfect example of why Bendis is my favorite comics writer ever. SO MANY HEARTS IN MY EYES. ♥_♥
3rd-Aug-2011 01:20 am (UTC)
This! I've loved him since the very beginning of Powers, and I still love him!
2nd-Aug-2011 10:41 pm (UTC)
This was just on my local ABC affiliate's 5 o'clock news, they did a short interview with Marvel's lead writer about him!
2nd-Aug-2011 10:49 pm (UTC)
This is so cool. Bendis is one of my favorite comic book writers.

This September I am dumping a bunch of my DC comics anyway because of the reboot, and have been looking for more Marvel comics to read. And now I have found one!

Edited at 2011-08-02 10:50 pm (UTC)
3rd-Aug-2011 03:06 am (UTC)
Use of happy birthday day-of-expulsion-from-the-womb Troy icon is appropriate! <3
2nd-Aug-2011 10:56 pm (UTC)
Heh, color me impressed. This might actually have me sticking around to continue reading the Post-UM UC-Spider Man series. If it doesn't, best of luck to BMB.
3rd-Aug-2011 12:36 am (UTC)
My Dad and I had a argument over this. My reaction was "huh I wonder where Bendis is going to go with this but cool :D :D" and his reaction was to roll his eyes and hrumph like it was a personal insult.

• "IT'S AN EDITORIAL MANDATE FOR PUBLICITY." (The powers that be seem to be taking advantage of it but the book has always been Bendis's baby. He talked about how it was for his daughters and for Glover-)

• "PETER PARKER IS A WHITE NERD. END OF STORY." (This doesn't change that it-)

• "WHY CAN'T THEY MAKE NEW BLACK SUPERHEROES AND LEAVE THE OLD ONES ALONE? MAKE NEW ICONS." (Some people have been trying very hard to do just that? But my father only knows of Static Shock as a Titans C lister and had a very similar reaction to the new Blue Beetle.)

• "WHY DON'T YOU JUST MAKE SUPERMAN BLACK THEN?" ( Why does white have to be the default?)

The argument went this way for a very long time.

He's the one who introduced me to superhero comics. It's just upsetting to see how usually socially savvy men can get so upset when their personal heroes are 'threatened'. Never mind how many of my female heroes were mutilated for those heroes. Or how few people of color have been included at all.

3rd-Aug-2011 12:59 am (UTC)
ALL I KNOW IS THAT IF THIS SPIDEY ISN'T ALSO METS FAN I'LL RIOT.

teehee
3rd-Aug-2011 01:12 am (UTC)
THE NEW SPIDEY LIKES THE ATLANTA BRAVES. WHERE IS YOUR GOD NOW.

/dying
3rd-Aug-2011 01:52 am (UTC)


OH GOD MY SOUL, NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
3rd-Aug-2011 05:54 am (UTC)
That is the stupidest superhero origin story I have ever seen. I'm impressed!
3rd-Aug-2011 08:54 pm (UTC)
OMG HELP ME, I cannot stop laughing, lol. I died at "More cement, Joshua".
4th-Aug-2011 01:33 am (UTC)
Why does he have a lab coat if he's a brick layer...
3rd-Aug-2011 03:01 am (UTC)
"WHY DON'T YOU JUST MAKE SUPERMAN BLACK THEN?"

I actually thought Superman was supposed to be an Asian adoptee as a kid (well, APPEAR to be an Asian adoptee, since I knew he was from Krypton and all) - I remember being so confused when I was figuring out he was supposed to be white...
3rd-Aug-2011 03:47 am (UTC)
That is a pretty awesome version of events.
3rd-Aug-2011 03:52 am (UTC)
Oh my goodness, is that you cosplaying Cass? (favourite bat!)
3rd-Aug-2011 04:02 am (UTC)
asjkfh No, she's my favorite bat for always and for ever but that image is taken off a cosplayer named Emmy over here. The photographer also has some pretty amazing A:TLA photos.
4th-Aug-2011 01:31 am (UTC)
Oh wow, all those cosplays are amazing. Pretty sure I've seen pics of that Azula around, too.
3rd-Aug-2011 02:58 am (UTC)
inspired by the "Donald Glover for Spider-Man" Twitter campaign

YES.

3rd-Aug-2011 08:36 am (UTC)
omg, maybe this means Glover eventually *can* be an incarnation of Spiderman...
3rd-Aug-2011 04:18 pm (UTC)
In other kinda comic-related news, Perry White in the new Superman movie will be played by Laurence Fishburne.
4th-Aug-2011 03:40 am (UTC)
I saw that and I just thought "...yes."

Fishburne has a certain on screen presence that I really dig and it is honestly the best casting for this film that I've seen.
3rd-Aug-2011 04:54 pm (UTC)
explosion of fanboy wank in 3...2...1... (I mean if they can piss themselves over Idris then...)
3rd-Aug-2011 11:49 pm (UTC)
That. Is. So. Awesome.
30th-Jan-2012 04:19 pm (UTC)
How old is he supposed to be? He doesn't look much older than 16 in that pic

He looks cute in an adorable sort of way.
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