Marvel teased fan boys everywhere last month when they announced a new series in the famed Spider-Man series entitled Spider-Men. In Spider-Men Peter Parker travels to an alternate universe and meets the Ultimate Spider-Man named Miles Morales, who happens to be a black youth.
The series’ writer Brian Michael Bendis recently gave a statement saying “This year is the 50th anniversary of Spider-Man and we’re so happy that the stars aligned for us to tell a Spider-Man story that nobody has ever seen before.” He continued, “It’s an honor and a privilege to present both this story and these characters to fans on such an auspicious occasion. The work Sara has done on Spider-Men is a step above the already high standard that she has set for herself on our Ultimate Comics Spider-Man series. For me, this is a celebration of the best character in mainstream comics and some of the best art mainstream comics has to offer.”
“Knowing how much Brian loves and respects Spider-Man, there’s no way I wouldn’t want to work on Spider-Men with him,” said Sara Pichelli. “It’s going to be an explosive celebration of Spider-Man’s 50th anniversary—are you ready?”
Maybe this will give actor/rapper Donald Glover aka Childish Gambino the leg-up on playing Spider-Man in the future as he has lobbied for. Only time will tell.
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