The Spider-Man outfit will no longer be sported by its longtime creator Peter Parker in Marvel’s “Ultimate Spider-Man” comic. Instead, Miles Morales, a half black and half Latino teen, will now take over the role of your friendly neighborhood wall crawler.
The creators of “Ultimate Spider-Man” have also shocked fans by saying everyone may find out that Morales is gay in future storylines, according to the Daily Mail.
In Marvel’s recent “Ultimate Fallout” series, Morales pulls back his mask to reveal his identity as the new Spider-Man.
However, his origin story will not be revealed until the official re-launch of “Ultimate Spider-Man” next month.
“The theme is the same: With great power comes great responsibility,” says writer Brian Michael Bendis. “He’s going to learn that. Then he has to go figure out what that means.”
The creators also said that there is a possibility that Morales may be gay.
Back in June, in a controversial move by Marvel, Peter Parker, the original Spider-Man was killed off by his arch nemesis the Green Goblin in “Ultimate Spider-Man issue 160.”
Morales caught wind of Parkers death and used it as inspiration to do good taking on the role of Spider-Man for the first time in “Ultimate Fallout issue 4.”
Marvel has also revealed that Morales will have a connection to Parker concerning how he received similar powers. But his abilities will be different than Parkers including being able to shoot webs directly out of his hands without using the web shooters that Parker used to use.
Despite the change in Ultimate Spider-Man, the original Spider-Man comic, “The Amazing Spider-Man” which started in 1962, still has Peter Parker as Spidey, and has kept him alive.
The Ultimate series takes place in a different universe from the original Marvel characters and was established in the early 2000’s as a contemporary reimagining of Marvel’s most popular characters.