Today, Marvel announced that the popular Miles Morales aka Spider-Man, will be joining Peter Parker’s universe later this Fall in Spider-Man #1.
The new on-going series will be by Brian Michael Bendis and Sara Pichelli in which Marvel says “will have the whole world talking.”
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?!
Here’s what Marvel Editor-in-Chief Axel Alonso had to say about the announcement:
“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. 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?”
In an interview with Marvel.com, co-creator Brian Michael Bendis had this to add:
“This is a very big deal to [Sarah and I]. 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.”
Here is the cover of Spider-Man #1 done by Sara Pichelli.