Marvel Comics reveals the new Spider Man is black - and he could be gay in the future[/url]
He started life as a white science geek living with his uncle.
But now to reflect the racial changes in America Spider Man has been given a makeover - as a half black half Latino teen.
Miles Morales has replaced Peter Parker as the face behind the famous webbed mask, Marvel Comics has revealed.
I don't know -- he looks kinda gay in the present.
In my teens I was a big Marvel fan and recall when the "Ultimate" universe first launched. It was annoying because Ultimate X-Men
played a major role in the cancellation of my favorite comic book series at the time, Generation X
. The "Ultimate" universe is pretty much an alternate reality in which all characters are in their teens and discovering their powers in the 21st century as opposed to the 1970s. It should be noted that the real
Spider-Man isn't dead, just the "Ultimate" version.
This isn't the first time Marvel's reimagined the fate of their most beloved characters. I remember the "MC2" universe, in which Captain America was replaced with a chick. Marvel's 1602
storyline was kinda cool, but eventually I got sick of so many retellings of the same character's origins. Although, years ago in a What If?
issue (or some other Marvel-approved sketchbook or some shit) an artist had suggested that the original Captain America wouldn't have been a white guy, but rather, a black guy as it would seem illogical for the government to use an Aryan citizen as a lab rat. That made sense to me.
Given that, I'm all for more gay Latin superheros. Blatino, though? Not sure about that.