Miles Morales quickly became my favorite Spiderman after (spoilers) Peter Parker's mind was taken over by Doctor Octopus and Peter essentially died in the regular Marvel Universe (AKA 616). I miss the Peter from the Ultimate Universe but Miles has proven an interesting character change and a worthy successor to Peter. The Ultimate Universe has always been a place where storytellers can push the boundaries with characters and IP that doesn't normally allow earth-shattering and permanent changes like the death of a character. So, as (spoilers) Peter Parker is making his way back to his mind and body in the 616, Peter Parker in the Ultimate Universe was recently eulogized for the 200th issue of “Ultimate Spider-Man”. That means Miles isn’t going anywhere and that he is firmly in place as the Spiderman of Marvel’s Ultimate Universe.

I couldn’t be happier with how amazing the storytelling has been and as long as Bendis keeps writing the book, I’ll keep reading it. Below is a first look at the re-launch of the Ultimate Spiderman stories under the “Miles Morales: Ultimate Spider-Man” title. Miles will sling webs with the All-New Ultimates on the tail end of yet another cataclysmic event shattering the status quo of the Ultimate Universe. You can find the images below Marvel’s official statement and the solicit.

Miles is Back! Your First Look at MILES MORALES: ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN #1!


This May, the character that took the world by storm returns for a brand-new series in MILES MORALES: ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN #1. Legendary writer Brian Michael Bendis and New York Times Bestselling artist David Marquez are back for “Revival” – one of the biggest Spider-Man stories of the year!


Miles is back in action with a new status quo and a brand new outlook. But his new lease on life is short lived, as one of Peter Parker’s greatest foes returns to the fold, ready to leave New York City a smoldering ruin! S.H.I.E.L.D. is no more – and it’s up to Miles to take down one of the most dangerous foes in the entire Ultimate Universe!


And Miles will come face to face with Peter Parker’s legacy in a way you’ve never seen before - with a last page so shocking that EVERYONE will be talking!


“Spider-Man’s greatest enemy will haunt Miles Morales,” says editor Mark Paniccia, “and in more ways than one. This is going to break all kinds of molds. Readers are going to flip.”  


“The reaction to Miles is one of the great joys of my life and career. I am so excited to join David [Marquez] and Justin [Ponsor] for the next and the new,” says series writer Brian Michael Bendis. “I am going to have to unplug my computer when this issue ships…”


As Miles new journey begins, he’ll go head-to-head with one of the greatest Spidey villains in history, not to mention a last page that will have USM fans screaming! You do not want to miss one of the biggest issues of the year when MILES MORALES: ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN #1 explodes into comic shops this May!


Miles Morales: Ultimate Spider-Man
Written by: Brian Michael Bendis
Art & Cover: by Dave Marquez
Variant Covers by: Fiona Staples (MAR140698), Brandon Peterson (MAR140699)
FOC: 04/14/14, On-Sale 05/07/14  (MAR140697)

Images courtesy of Marvel Entertainment

Images courtesy of Marvel Entertainment

Images courtesy of Marvel Entertainment

Images courtesy of Marvel Entertainment

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Images courtesy of Marvel Entertainment

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