Writer: Saladin Ahmed
Penciler: Javier Garron
Cover Artist: Brian Stelfreeze
Balancing his normal life, school, parents, etc…and super-
Miles Morales was originally created as a replacement for the deceased Peter Parker in Ultimate Fallout #4 in 2011. However, as we all know, dead is not dead in our beloved comic universe. Peter came back and the Miles Morales’ Spider-man floundered as a lesser character in the Ultimate Marvel universe. As of late, he’s found his way in his own Spider-man book.
In yet another relaunch of the character, with a new creative team, Miles’ Spider-man is very much the everyman for the current age. Unlike Peter Parker, Miles is very much a normal high schooler outside of his super persona. His parents know about his extra-curricular activities and worry about him. He’s trying to balance a clumsy love life. He’s working to complete high school without failing due to tardy slips.
In addition to the personal stuff, Mile’s exists in a politically current world. His parents worry about detained immigrants. It’s a very smart way to create a character and storyline that is relatable. Unfortunately, it’s not particularly good for all ages. By that, I mean that the older you are, the more likely you won’t relate. Marvel now has a completely 2-sided coin here – complete coverage for all ages of Spider-man fans. And with Miles as a main character in the upcoming Spider-verse movie, this comes at the ideal time for fans to jump on board.