The new Spider-Man in Marvel Comics’ Ultimate universe is a half-black, half-Hispanic teen named Miles Morales, revealed in a new issue released Wednesday.
Morales takes over Peter Parker’s job, after the hero is killed in Ultimate Spider-Man Issue 160 in June.
Morales’ journey will be a similar vehicle for today’s fans, says Marvel’s editor in chief, Axel Alonso.
“What you have is a Spider-Man for the 21st century who’s reflective of our culture and diversity. We think that readers will fall in love with Miles Morales the same way they fell in love with Peter Parker.”