New ‘Spider-Man’ Swinging Into Comic Book Shops Following Death Of Peter Parker

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – There’s a new web-slinger in town.

New Yorkers take their fictional heroes seriously, so it may come as a shock to some that Peter Parker, the Queens native whose destiny was forever altered by a radioactive/genetically altered spider, has been killed off in the “Ultimates” imprint of Marvel Comics. The Ultimate series is different from Marvel’s standard line, in which Peter Parker is still happily toiling away as everybody’s favorite hard-luck hero.

No, in the Ultimates series, Peter Parker gets killed at the hands of his nemesis the Green Goblin. But, being a comic book series, no hero stays dead for long. While Peter Parker may be gone, a new kid is stepping into the tights: Miles Morales.

Miles Morales is a half-black, half-Hispanic super-powered teen who gets into the hero game after being inspired by Parker’s death.

“He’s younger than Peter Parker, he’s coming from a completely different background, a completely different world view,” writer Brian Michael Bendis told the Associated Press. Bendis, who has been writing Ultimate Spider-Man (and many other) comics for Marvel since 2000, is enthusiastic about the change. “I’m now sitting with a pile of legitimately new Spider-Man stories to tell and that is the best news a writer could have.”

No word on whether the change in ethnicity is going to play a role in casting decisions in upcoming Spider-Man movies or Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark.

What do you think: does a comic book super-hero’s ethnicity matter? Is this just a cash grab from Marvel or a long-overdue update? Sound off on our comments section.

  • Adam Morales

    Yes!! Morales’ are taking over.

  • Bluemeanie9

    I guess Ashton Kutcher was busy filling dead Charlie’s shoes in 21/2 men so they had to find this guy to replace Spider man. My Spidy senses are tingling, this is a car wreck in process. What’s next? The super friends going to become Super Bros? Wonder Woman going to be Transgender person? Captain America going to be “North-America- including-Puerto Rico-and-Guam guy? Xmen going to become the “PG13 Fellas? I can go on…

  • WhoIsJohnGalt

    A waste of ink that I won’t be spending one penny on. However, since the Hispanic birth rate in this country now exceeds that of whites, it will probably have a following. Between illegals and this population explosion, we will be eventually be called the Hispanic States of America or Northern Mexico.

  • Jumping Jim

    Can you imagine a black man or a border hopper with powers like that? Oh my god! We should give him some viagra, some crack and and some meth then send him to China.

  • Newshound

    I admit, the concept leaves me cold. Kill Peter Parker? Like he didn’t go through enough misery in the Ultimate comics already. Killing him off doesn’t really lift up the hero concept that good people can get through adversity if they just keep working hard enough. The message is, ‘try to do the right thing and you’ll get murdered.’

    Still, I guess we’ll have to wait and see if this takes off. My first guess is, ‘no’ or ‘epic fail’, but I could be wrong.

  • malcom

    Liberals will stop at nothing to demonize Whites. and even the mentally challenged liberal whites don’t understand they are part of a cultural and national suicide. They are the true enemies of America. they have done more damage than any terrorists or foreign army.

  • Jesse Jacksoff

    I predict the incidence of shoplifting of Marvel comics will increase.

  • Adolf Schickelgruber

    Yeah, well put

  • real american

    sad day in america


    These comments are pathetic. This is Ultimate Spider-Man, meaning an off-shoot. This is not the real, iconic Spider-Man. The Spider-Man we all know and love is still boring white Peter Parker, so everyone please relax. They wanted to kill off Ultimate Spider-Man to draw interest in the comic, not for some evil progressive (amazing what people now think that word means) plot to make Obama emperor for life. For the love of God, people! Relax. There are plenty of real issues in the world to be outraged over. This is not one of them.

  • Spooky

    So I guess the new story lines will invilve a lot of car theft and serial illegitimacy….

  • Bell Toller

    I can’t wait for the new Batman and Robin….wonder what ethnicity they will be?

  • cheetah

    Sad. Spidy dead, Superman wearing pink commie tights over at the UN…..what’s a world threatened by super villains to do? Wonder if Senior/Bro Miles Morales will use affirmative action in choosing which super villains to fight.

  • Parker Lives

    this is completely insane – Peter Parker will always be Spider-man. This Miles Morales character is just wrong. Marvel should know better than this.

  • This is hilarious

    Can’t wait for the Green Goblin to be named changed into the White Goblin

    • BuddhaButtOut

      Thas right!

      and he’ll be keepin’ the blue goblins down!

      I said it. Thas right.

  • DJH

    Geee, if only they had made him a transvestite, the whole world could have finally come to peace.

  • kate

    A half-breed looks like a little bama and be the next big spider. How perfect! That means the spider will forever bite the dust, game over!! This kind of gawd darn affirmative action stuff is killing this country. We are no longer a nation of persons with merit but a nation of persons with special preferences. Hey Miles, pass me the spider please.

  • malcom

    just as well, whites are dying out and turning against each other by being socialists and liberals- The worst enemy of Whites

  • danlee


  • Some dude

    How lame, So will this new politically corrected super hero fight for reparations too?? stupid

  • Phil Better

    Surprise. Comic books, a business, pandering to the new burgeoning markets.

  • GNU Watabi

    Meanwhile, in the real world. a Parasitic Power Elite Class of Individuals, Corporations and Families is poisoning your Air, Food, Water and Mind.

    Comic Books..yeah, that’s important.

  • Jonathan

    Nice to see Marvel is in the business of putting out racist comic books now.

  • Cletus

    Peter Parker: They took my JOOOOOOOOOOOB!

  • Atlas Shrugged

    `Why not invent a new minority character, like CAT BURGLAR, or Pryman, or Jimmy Tool. Something more believable.

    I see they had to make him a mixed race, more politically correct. My kids are no longer going be allowed to read the POLITICALLY CORRECT comics. Next, Pole Smoker, the gay super hero who is in the ARMY.

  • sean patriot

    First it was a Commie Superman, now an illegal alien for Spiderman. You SUCK MARVEL!

  • Early Ardmore

    People who can’t write writing for people who can’t read.

    • spidy jr

      easy I use to do alot of reading ,but due to the econmy ,my subcription to jugs ranout.

  • Alvin Marcott

    so… spiderman’s a super-mugger now?

  • JM in San Diego CA

    This has as much significance to me as Porky Pig having no genitalia.

    Next, let’s deconstruct the legends of Paul Bunyan and his blue ox, Babe. Is blue a racist color, you pinheads?

  • Sam

    Now we are going to have a spidey that is a racist with 10 kids to scam the tax payer with. I say we go all the way and have him swing accross the border, raping women and shooting at the border patrol. He could then rob some hard working Americans and send the money back home. Lastly I think the whole thing should be in spanish and ebonics.

  • Factchecker

    Dirty Harry Reid will want to know if he’s “clean” and “articulate” first.

  • bossou

    He has a new turbo support ,powered by leaf blower 2000.
    and he can make his own hair netting now.

  • Anthony Passonno

    Seinfeld, right?

  • Edward

    Marvel is doing the “right thing”? What would you know about what is right? This war against White Males has got to stop.

    No White Male alive today ever owned a slave, never discriminated against a black in hiring, college admisions, jobs promotion or anything else like that. But they are being punished as if they are guilty of all those things.

    This is wrong, immoral and it has got to STOP!

    • Steve

      Not only that, but they want to take our legal firearms away too…

      I wonder why? ;-)

      • nick

        Nobody is trying to take your legal firearms away. Get a grip on yourself. Not that your comment has anything to do with anything.

  • john

    Once more……., the further negrofication of America.

  • Shipmaster Mahoney

    Ok all you coming from Drudge, you’ll like the link One Radical posted. His blog is good if you enjoy politically incorrect commentary. If you are a liberal, you probably shouldn’t go, because you’re weak, and take realism.

  • Gibbs Bentley

    People who can’t write writing for people who can’t read.

  • Cliffy B

    So… He’s going to be a criminal?

  • john

    Bologne. Basura and trash.

  • Bob

    The only problem with the all new MEXI-NIG’s series is that he’ll have to be TOO LAZY TO STEAL, or it won’t be authentic! BWAHAHAHAH!!

  • Oh No

    half-black, half-Hispanic? Will he have a burgler’s toolkit in his utlity belt also?

  • Don

    I just don’t understand why he’s not a she…maybe transgendered and partially crippled too. Why the hate Marvel, why the hate? Sounds like the product of a diversity committee or something from The Onion, what a joke. There’s only one side of the political spectrum that still focuses on skin color.

  • Mike

    I suggest; mixed race, gay Spainish with full blown aids.

  • Dave


    Now he’s Black WIdow…….

    That’s why they call em COMICS…..

  • Bob

    Can hardly wait for the first episode on TV! Here’s a plot suggestion! Have the all-new taconig mow lawns at “superspeed” and after he’s done, he cleans up the trash where he ate lunch!

    Of course it’s fiction! But that’s the “fun”, right?

  • Liberal Loather

    Will he he also have a forged US birth certificate?


    The powers that be wish to divide us in order for us to fight each other so that they can conquer us. It’s an old fashioned psy-op. Divide and Conquer.

    It’s a blantent attempt to get keep us seperated. The government fears that we will wake up and come together. Just as Charles Manson wanted to spark a race war so does the New World Order. This is a part of Operation Mockingbird.

  • JPStrikes

    Peter Parker fought evil because of his world view that evil should always be fought. What could they possibly change that message to? Evil should be fought some times and not others?

    • Jeff

      only if evil is white apparently..

  • Edward

    Jose, please pull your head out of your tracera. No one said Jesus Christ was European. He was Jewish. If you are just finding this out, then you are probably an un-educated person who should engage in some form of self improvement.

    Our Lord Jesus does not need you making stupid comments about Him. So please stop it.

    Would you make stupid comments about Mohammed? I dare you to, in fact.

    So don’t you go around disrespecting my Lord Jesus, OK. Didn’t your parents ever teach you that if you haven’t got anything nice to say, then don’t say anything at all?

    Please grow up. Why don’t you ask God for forgiveness for using Jesus’ name in such a stupid manner. Show some respect for Jesus, who is loved by millions of good people.

    • Joe Momma

      Jesus is American and hates all other countries….except Israel. Mohammed was white and you are a devil.

      Religion is dumb…that is why your preacher is rich and you are poor.

      God bless America and nowhere else!

  • Tin Can Sailor

    How pathetic. Both DC and Marvel have been going down this road for at least ten years now. The stories are laced with politically correct characters and themes. Old established heroes and heroines are replaced with newer, hipper versions of themselves. The characters beliefs and moralities are twisted to match the ‘new-think’ of today by writers who are incapable of keeping thier personal politics out of thier writing. Instead of creating new, fresh characters, they twist and remake the established characters, proving thier laziness and thier slavish devotion to political correctness. What a bunch of bums.

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