That’s right folks, for the first time in marvel history someone other than Peter Parker will be taking on the role of Spider-Man in the upcoming comic Ultimate Comics Fallout #4, which will be released tomorrow. You’ve heard the rumors and followed the story as it developed. Now, it can be revealed that the new Spider-Man is named Miles Morales and he’s a new kind of hero for a new kind of world.
Here’s the scoop direct from Marvel:
Meet Miles Morales, a seemingly normal teenager from New York who will soon discover that with great power comes great responsibility…and even greater danger! But just what are the secrets behind Miles’ shocking abilities? What’s his connection to the original Spider-Man? And just why does he wear that costume? Courtesy of superstars Brian Michael Bendis and Sara Pichelli, Ultimate Comics Fallout #4 begins the story that’ll have everyone talking for years to come!
“When the opportunity arose to create a new Spider-Man, we knew it had to be a character that represents the diversity—in background and experience—of the twenty-first century,” said Axel Alonso, Marvel Editor in Chief. “Miles is a character who not only follows in the tradition of relatable characters like Peter Parker, but also shows why he’s a new, unique kind of Spider-Man—and worthy of that name.”
“The chance for the world to join a new Spider-Man as he discovers what that means in this modern world is one of the most challenging and crazy fun opportunities I’ve had as a writer,” explained Brian Bendis. “The Ultimate Comics Universe according to Miles is completely unique. I can’t wait to write every issue and I can’t wait for people to start reading them.”
Intrigued? Of course you are. Check out some preview pages for the comic after the jump. Look for Ultimate Comics Fallout #4 in your local comic shop tomorrow and Ultimate Comics Spider-Man #1 on September 14.