Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Spider-Man In The Black!

Miles Morales looked up to Peter Parker as a hero. Now he takes on the role as Spider-Man, the world's greatest superhero.

Marvel Productions, a division of Disney Entertainment, Inc has revamped the image of America's favorite wall crawler. The images that are displayed may shake up a timed tradition of Stan Lee and Steve Ditko's famous superhero.

Peter Parker is the Spectacular Spider-Man. He was introduced in 1969 and became a face of New York and comic book legend.

Peter Parker became an unlikely superhero after being bitten by a radioactive spider. He wanted to be professional wrestler. So in order to make a little bit of money, he would create this image and call it Spider-Man. After winning a title, he was stiffed of payments by a crooked promoter.

A man robbed the promoter and Parker didn't want no part of it. It was discovered later that his uncle and mentor Ben Parker was murdered by the robber. Parker as Spider-Man went to the area to where the robber was held up.
Peter Parker with Miles Morales.
Spider-Man decided to handle business. He would corner the robber. The robber would tried to shot at the wall crawler but Spider-Man's reactionary powers prevented it.

Spider-Man wanted to murder the robber but had second thoughts on it. He remembered his uncle's words of wisdom. "With great power comes great responsibility!"

Spider-Man would become a crime-fighter. He would take on an paid internship with a newspaper called The Daily Bugle. While he worked at the Bugle, he would attend Empire State University and learn how to master his powers.

Peter Parker would find love, empathy, anger, and death. He would meet his first love Gwen Stacy.

He would learn of her death. He would marry Mary Jane Watson. He would have a family.

During his time, he would take on his greatest foes from The Green Goblin to Doctor Octopus. From the Sandman to Venom, Spider-Man fought them all.

In a series that is slated to premiere in the fall, Peter Parker would die.

And his death sparked a young teen to take the mantle.

Now the torch is passed on to Miles Morales.

Cue the conservative outrage. The new Spider-Man will be released in the fall. It will feature a biracial teen (Black and Hispanic decent) who becomes the wall crawling superhero.

The concept of a black Spider-Man was first discussed a few months before the 2008 election.

When Barack Obama became the President of the United States, Marvel Comics editor-in-chief Axel Alonso describes the catalyst. Miles was introduced in 2011. He is the son of an African American father and Puerto Rican mother,
Spidey meets Spidey. Peter Parker travels the multiverse to find allies in the Secret Wars. He stumbles upon 13-year old Miles Morales. Morales tells Spider-Man about his future and how he wanted to continue the legacy.
This new Spider-Man was considered a possible part of the 2008-09 "Ultimatum" story arc that restructured much of the Ultimate Marvel universe, but those early thoughts were abandoned because the story for that character had not yet been developed.

Bendis said thoughts about the character were further reinforced by African American actor Donald Glover's appearance wearing Spider-Man pajamas in "Anthropology 101", the second season premiere of the television comedy series Community. This was a reference to an unsuccessful online campaign that attempted to secure an audition for the lead role in the 2012 film The Amazing Spider-Man. Bendis said of Glover, "I saw him in the costume and thought, 'I would like to read that book.' So I was glad I was writing that book."

Okay, comic book fans, what are you thoughts on Miles Morales being the new Spider-Man?

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