Every once in awhile, there is a new comics event so big, so important, that even the mainstream media outlets look up and take notice. This is exactly what happened in 2011, when comic book writer Brian Michael Bendis introduced a new Spider-Man to the world: Miles Morales, a boy of black/Hispanic descent, newly gifted with arachnid abilities that empower him to carry on the legacy of his hero, the amazing Spider-Man.
We have 10 amazing facts that will keep the conversation swinging with your friends in the local comic book store. Like what universe Morales comes from, and how he ends up on Earth-you 616. Plus, the inspiration behind Miles Morales; President Barack Obama.. and Donald Glover?
Miles has some of the same powers as Peter Parker, and a whole set of new ones. Though, he’s not always thrilled with his great powers or great responsibility. Not to mention, Miles has some family issues, just like Parker. His Uncle is a well-known villain, and his Dad is a former S.H.I.E.L.D. agent. One that hates anyone who puts on the mask and tights. Thankfully his Mom is okay with Miles being Spider-Man. Unfortunately his Mom meets a deadly fate.
Peter Parker may be the most iconic hero of the Marvel Universe, Miles Morales isn’t going anywhere. In fact, it’s almost certain we'll it’s an almost sure bet that we’ll be seeing a lot more of Miles in the near future. Thankfully, we’re here to bring you up to spider-speed on Marvel newest smash-hit superhero.