Latino Spider-Man Miles Morales Comic Drops Today!

We first heard of Peter Parker’s replacement Miles Morales, the half-Latino teenage character leading the comic book franchise, back in August of last year. Fans and the Coliseum of Comics in Kissimmee joined forces to develop the comic book cover that showcases a villian and superhero battle in mid-air. The new edition, which is part of the Ultimate Spider-Man series, written by Brian Michael Bendis, officially launches its new issue today.

Morales’ character definitely adds some much needed diversity in the comic book world, but the first-ever biracial and half-Latino Spiderman was Miguel O’Hara. Developed by Marvel in 1992, Miguel was featured in the Spider-Man 2099 series and served as an alter ego to the original superhero. He may have been a badass geneticist who ruled the world until 3099, but the series itself was short lived.

Unlike Miguel’s character, Miles takes the lead role and possesses similar strengths and super powers as the original Spider-man. The transition symbolizes a change in mainstream creative outlets developing characters that speak to a more diverse community.

The Editor-in-Chief of Marvel, Alex Alonso, previously expressed how the Afro-Latino superhero will revolutionize the comic book landscape, “What you have is a Spider-Man for the 21st century who's reflective of our culture and diversity,” he said.  “We think that readers will fall in love with Miles Morales the same way they fell in love with Peter Parker.”

Will you be checking out the comic? Are you a Spider-Man fan?