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.


One Comment

  1. JOe Dutra says:

    Heavier on pictures and lighter on text.

  2. Armed Patriot says:

    I will dollars to diemes that he has a social justice/environmental agenda.

  3. mark jepson says:

    oh great a super hero who`s to lasy to steal

  4. Tucholka says:

    A hero is a hero. It’s not about the color of your skin but the contents of your heart.

  5. Scott says:

    I love how the featured comment is positive to this change when the large majority of the comments are negative. No bias here.

    The only way to stop this constant attack on white men is to hit them in the pocket book. Write Marvel and tell them you will not be buying any of their products until they apologize for this PC move and reverse the decision.

  6. DEUS VULT says:

    What a joke! Kill off the original/ REAL Spiderman and replace him with what???
    An ILLEGAL ALIEN?….A obama-look-a-like???
    What’s this “hero’s” super powers gonna be???
    2012-NO “resident” (thats NOT a typo) obama
    2012-NO RINO’s!
    btw: I’m an AMERICAN who also happens to be hispanic!

  7. marcus says:

    whatever…glad I lived out my childhood without a pc world……no was nice

  8. Simon Church says:

    I agree one hundred percent. That is the only thing that should matter is merit and ability.

    1. jbourneidentity says:

      Then create an original black-hispanic character rather than kill off a well known white character. This is reverse racism.

    2. Todd Clemmer says:

      If the shoe were on the other foot, this story would be very different.

  9. Broc says:

    If they were REALLY smart, (Marvel), they would have taken Peter Parker’s secret, the fact that he was gay and have had the Goblin kill him off as a hate crime. This would insure another level of witless consumers.

  10. Dialla Ingalis says:

    Was it really necessary to kill Spiderman? At least it is clear that the new character isn’t Spiderman and they aren’t trying to completely prostitute the Spiderman character to produce a new ethnically desirable character /sarc

  11. Marvel says:

    It’s fine.

    But I being white am not going to read it or watch a movie with this character in it.

    Why should I? This character doesn’t represent me.

    1. Someone with a brain says:

      If minorities did the same thing America’s economy would of crumbled years ago.

  12. Caradoc says:

    In a way this is an unintentional parody of contemporary American culture and political correctness. Kill off a moral, successful white person and replace him with a politically approved ultimate victim class (not just black, but black AND hispanic) for no particular reason just to be PC, and watch the economic failure that will ensue. A “fake” spiderman is going nowhere, say good-bye to sales. But hey, the NYT will approve and that’s what matters, right?

  13. Hazmat77 says:

    Hardman … it’s fictional, yet you had to make a stupid racial remark …. take your own advice and SHUT UP.

  14. Mark says:

    his powers include gang banging, fathering future welfare recipients and demanding freebies while being here illegally.

  15. John Galt says:

    Sure looks like the Community Disorganizer as a lad. However I would guess that the vast majority of readers of comic books are not (yet) of voting age. Thankfully.

  16. shenson says:

    Affirmative Action no doubt.

  17. Randy says:

    What a shock. The blacking out of any character, profession, or American association with it’s white European ancestry is all but complete. Welcome the multicultural flash mobs. If you watch TV, which I only ever do while traveling for business, you will notice EVERY intelligent/educated, well spoken, authoritarian, leader is now black. The buffoons, low trouble makers, societal refuse is always white. The transformation of truth and reverse of reality is here. Is anyone honestly shocked that Spiderman is now a racial hodgepodge? If you saw the movie Thor, which I did not, they gave the role of the whitest God (Heimdallr) to a black actor as the ultimate insult to mythology.

    WHEN the worm turns, and white people no longer cower behind the hate label of racist for being proud of who they are, I am excited for the day a black actor can only get roles commensurate with their historical influence. I expect the first issue of Black widow Mexi-Man will be him leading a flash mob through NYC destroying everything in sight on his way to the welfare office complaining about the size of his support check.

    Clarence Thomas and Col. West (FL) seem to be the only honorable Black role models currently being given press by the Socialist News Media.

  18. hardman! says:

    Why pray tell does black/hispanic character = mediocre? I swear America is proving itself to be the most racist country in the world right now, and keep in mind that this is all over a fictional character.

    1. ab says:

      Hardman! it is not about being raciest.It is about a American icon being replaced.
      Just so they can pander to a culture that wants to replace ours.Look around and say it is not true!!

      1. Vina Sestonari says:

        Did you even read the article? Spiderman is not being “replaced”. He will still be on the regular Marvel comics.

        This new Spiderman is part of an alternate series.

  19. Steven NYC says:

    The “Ultimates” series of Marvel is stupid, and making Ultimate Spider-Man mixed race with that combo isn’t going to impress anyone, and reeks of “ohh, let’s prove how not racist we are.” The whole “change the race” fad for characters went out a while ago, it’s just seen as a pathetic attempt at “diversity” which, again, impresses no one and is long out of fashion.

  20. REal Mexican says:

    ohh that was so funny….you really showed those minorities today. pat yourself on the ass for a job well done….you lame loser.

    1. SKD says:

      Real Mexican Spic: what else will you steal?

    2. joe says:

      “Real Mexican Spic: what else will you steal?”

      Your girl…white chicks love latin guys!

  21. gfy2734 says:


  22. So Dumb says:

    LMFAO@ ‘ Featured Comment’ of course its for the change MARVEL did Eddie S can lolipop my nutz holster!

  23. Josh H. says:

    I’m so glad that my children have reached the age of reason in their intellectual development as they’ll be subjected to this propagated cultural Marxism.

  24. Marc M says:

    Enjoy your lack of sales.

  25. John Galt says:

    Disney bought Marvel last year. That is when I knew it was just a matter of time. They are simply chasing demographics. Those “in the know” are already aware of the short and long term goals of almost all “media” companies. Appeal to the lowest common social denominator. Just turn on the TV, go to the movies, look at the NYT bestseller list, it is all(with VERY few exceptions) moronic dribble. They want us ignorant and helpless. They want us utterly dependent on government handouts. Then, it will REALLY begin.

  26. LEO says:

    i just wish lefty politics didn’t rear its ugly head in so many much beloved american icons, i.e. superman denouncing his american citizenship, open gay lifestyles(colossus,northstar ect.). i just wish comics weren’t used for social political experimentations. don’t tell me to change with the times, that’s a cop out.

  27. O bubba says:


  28. NowListenUp says:

    Miles Morales? Please!!

  29. Ted K says:

    Tiger Woods Is Spider Man! That picture looks just like him.

  30. ma67 says:

    I didn’t know the league of Justice adopted an affirmative action policy.

  31. Richard Cole says:

    Marvel Comics has become a Liberal hate America publication. They have taken characters that have been woven into our heritage and trashed them.

    We have seen them take Superman and denounce the American way, we have seen Captain America become the First Avenger, etc. and now they kill off Spiderman.

    Their new super hero will probably be the Ambiguously Gay Duo from SNL – can’t wait for that one.

    What used to be a clean patriotic publication for kids has become a political rag trying to make political statements under the guise of comics as part of the Liberal brainwashing of our kids.

    Never gain will I ever buy a Marvel comic book or Marvel Comic based movie for any reason. I am done wiht them.

  32. funntime says:

    ¡Todos usted los cerdos racistas paranoicos puede aspirar mi martillo blanco!!

  33. Vince says:

    Why not just invent new super heroes. It just looks so disingenuous and forced. Who exactly are they marketing this too? I thought Progressives were aiming for a color blind society. Doesn’t this do the opposite? I guess that’s sort of the Liberal way though, hypocritical. I’m Hispanic. When I was a kid reading comic books, I never cared about the ethnicity of the heroes or villains. I just liked good stories and good are work.

  34. Non-Hippie White Dude says:

    All of you lefties can tongue-punch my fart-box. When society breaks down, and it will, who you gonna call? The liberals, NAACP and la Raza ain’t gonna help your white a$$. You better pick sides now, while you still can! Or else, you’re just a hippie, not worth saving! We’ll REMEMBER!

    1. abt4u says:

      “tongue-punch my fart-box”….. lol.

    2. Sammykins says:


      Great post.

  35. abt4u says:

    Do you all think this comic will be selling a year from now?

    1. skinnydipinacid says:

      Maybe they’re just thinking ahead… when Tobey Maguire walks away from a series on the obvious downfall, they’ll still have hope… now they can sign The Rock as the next Spiderman.

  36. Sal says:

    I’m all for racial diversity but why not create a NEW ethnic superhero?
    Replacing Peter Parker seems a thinly veiled take-off on the real life outsourcing epidemic going on in America.
    Do we need to feel that it was wrong of Peter Parker to have been a white American male?
    i was born here, got an education in my field, and have a right to make more money to support my family.
    Killing off Peter Parker is another step towards the destruction of the American way.

  37. Steve says:

    I guess the folks at the EEOC got in touch with the management at Marvel and suggested that their ratio of whites and non whites was unacceptable so to fix the figures they incorporated a bi-racial super hero.

  38. Michael Christopher says:

    Adult geeks reading comic books, what a laugh riot and you wonder why Obama was elected.

  39. Bill Kohler says:

    maybe they could create a new character, ” ACCESS CARD MAN” a low life welfare bum who goes on a $ 700.00 food shopping spree at taxpayers expense

  40. FatAlbert says:

    PC run Amok………Just found where a large black Atlanta church (with sister churches in Chicago & elsewhere) tried to hide a paper they wrote saying blacks are the true Israelite Jews with whites being cursed Edomites. It is sitll on the wayback machine you racist black idiots

    1. dam says:

      Hey, hey, hey…

  41. LukeJohn says:

    Half black/half Hispanic??

    If they’re really trying to be Politically-Correct, the new hero also needs to be half male/half woman (the male half would need to be gay and the female half lesbian – should lead to some “interesting” relationships)

    He/she/it also should be half Jewish/half Muslim – they can have a whole series devoted to he/she/its jihad against his/her/its self.

    Definitely needs to be disabled too – so add a seat-belt so the wheelchair can also swing on the end of the web.

  42. Kurt says:

    Dude, you fricken kill me. I stopped doing anything with Marvell when they PC’ed Alpha Flight years ago. Too bad.

  43. I wonder says:

    Miles Morales…

    Has anyone checked to see if he’s got papers and isn’t an illegal? Or do they leave that part out in the comic?

    1. ma67 says:

      you know his ss card and Drivers Lic are fraudulent.

  44. skinnydipinacid says:

    Does he jump higher than the old Superman?

    1. skinnydipinacid says:

      .. or Spiderman, whatever. I don’t read comics, cuz I’m not 11..

  45. A Candid Observer says:

    Ever since King Obumass made the comic book scene, the entire industry has gone into the toilet.

  46. Tom Koch says:

    Amen, Uno. I always liked Spiderman since I was a little kid. You would think that the writers could come up with a better persona for Miles instead of being a copycat? There will always be a caveat with MIles, he is not the “real” Spiderman, doing him a disservice. Marvel would have been better off not even printing Spiderman in the Ultimates.

    1. dalgoda says:

      Absolutely…in the Ultimates series anyway, dead should be dead. Kill Spiderman forever and see how the Ultimates universe (BECAUSE ITS NOT THE SAME UNIVERSE AS THE ORIGINAL MARVEL BOOKS) reacts to and changes from it. I’m sorry, but to me this IS liberalism in the media. First we have Superman renouncing his citizenship, now we have a kid Obama as Spideman.

  47. jwristen says:

    I was a David Lee Roth guy myself. Haggar came along with that terrible scream and it was all white noise ….

  48. dam says:

    What’s his superpower? Avoiding family responsibilities and a knack for landscaping?

  49. sfcmac says:

    I can hardly wait until Marvel creates a transexual Asian superhero, with AIDs. In the name of diversity, of course.

  50. SKD says:

    If you want to do something real that might reach the Marvel azzholes. Go to their website and let Joe (the opportunist)Quesada have it with both verbal barrels.; he’s the one responsible. Even Stan Lee wasn’t this left-leaning.

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