In an announcement so inevitable the Mayan’s, Nostradamus and the book of revelations all got it right Peter Parker will be squaring off against (before they inevitably team up) new Ultimate Spider-Man Miles Morales.
Writer Brian Michael Bendis had this to say: “For the 50th anniversary of Spider-Man, what everyone was looking for was a Spider-Man story that mattered,”
Why didn’t they have him take on Wall Street and sort out the economy or something then?
Anyway here’s the press and below are my top 5 Spidey face off’s that might have been a bit more original:
This June, it’s time for Peter Parker, better known as the Amazing Spider-Man, to cross worlds and meet Miles Morales…the all-new Spider-Man? Marvel is proud to announce Spider-Men, an all-new five issue landmark story from award-winning author Brian Michael Bendis (Avengers VS. X-Men, Ultimate Comics Spider-Man), red-hot artist Sara Pichelli (Ultimate Comics Spider-Man) and acclaimed cover artist Jim Cheung (Avengers VS. X-Men), which brings Peter Parker and Miles Morales together for the first time. That’s right, the Spider-Man from two different realities—the Marvel Universe and Ultimate Comics Universe—bring their worlds together for a battle no one web-head could win!
When Spider-Man tracks down one of his deadliest villains, he suddenly finds himself thrust into another world where Peter Parker is dead…and there’s a new Spider-Man in town. As these two heroes learn the truth about their identities and their universes, they’ll embark on a journey that’ll leave them forever changed—and reveal a startling truth about a key player in the Spider-Man mythos!
“This year is the 50th anniversary of Spider-Man and we’re so happy that the stars aligned for us to tell a Spider-Man story that nobody has ever seen before,” said Bendis. “It’s an honor and a privilege to present both this story and these characters to fans on such an auspicious occasion. The work Sara has done on Spider-Men is a step above the already high standard that she has set for herself on our Ultimate Comics Spider-Man series. For me, this is a celebration of the best character in mainstream comics and some of the best art mainstream comics has to offer.”
Each issue of Spider-Men features variants covers by some of the biggest names in comics including Humberto Ramos (Amazing Spider-Man), Mike Deodato (New Avengers), Marcos Martin (Amazing Spider-Man), Terry Dodson (Avenging Spider-Man), Travis Charest (Captain America) and Sara Pichelli.
“Knowing how much Brian loves and respects Spider-Man, there’s no way I wouldn’t want to work on Spider-Men with him,” said Sara Pichelli. “It’s going to be an explosive celebration of Spider-Man’s 50th anniversary—are you ready?”
In 1962’s Amazing Fantasy #15, the world first met Peter Parker and saw him become the hero Spider-Man in the Marvel Universe. Soon after, Spider-Man became a pop culture sensation, launching multiple television series, blockbuster films and some of the most popular comics of all time. Then in 2011, Marvel introduced Miles Morales, a new character of African American and Hispanic descent, who became Spider-Man in the Ultimate Comics Universe after that world’s Peter Parker perished.
“This is one of the biggest stories in Marvel history,” said Axel Alonso, Editor in Chief, Marvel Entertainment.“Peter Parker and Miles Morales are two of our most popular characters and fans have been clamoring for them to meet—we’ve got quite a few surprises in store for both characters. This is only the beginning of how we’re celebrating Spider-Man’s spectacular 50th Anniversary.”
This June, swing into action with world’s most amazing super heroes in Spider-Men #1.
TOP 5 Spidey Match-Ups That Could Have Been
Okay, so I’m not really moaning because the above series probably will be great, but it was also a wee bit predictable. Here’s my top 5 Spidey match-ups that would’ve thrown a curve ball into the dynamic and made for a much less predictable ride, and to keep it original it’s Miles Morales Vs ALL OF THEM! (Miles will in my minds eye be being played by Donald Glover):
5. Miles Morales Vs Spider-Carnage
The pissed off Peter Parker clone of earth 983 combined with the Carnage symbiote of earth 702 Vs Ultimate Newb Miles Morales would literally be tossing young Miles to the Wolves. This would be a feral battle and Miles would have to do everything in his power to survive against not only a former Spider-Man (albeit a bat-shit crazy one), but also a symbiote known for being attached to an ‘A’ Grade psychotic serial killer, and having liked it. Anthony Hopkins plays Spider-Carnage.
Shit just got real, yo!
4. Miles Morales Vs The Blood Spider
The Spider-Man of Earth 151 went nuts from grief following the Death of Uncle Ben and murdered his way through Manhattan. So what happens when Young Miles arrives and in a case of mistaken identity prevents the Heroic Green Goblin from killing Evil Pete and kills Heroic Harry instead?
Evil Pete takes Miles under his wing and tries to turn him to the dark side of nasty, dirty homicides, but what happens when Miles works out this Spider-Man has gone rotten and decides to kick him in his evil Spidey-balls. Game On!
3. Miles Morales Vs Spider-Man Noir
When Miles Morales slips through a spot portal and ends up in 1933 he runs head long into the Spider-Man of this era, a black clad, trench coat wearing, gun totting Pete Parker and Sparks fly (especially since 1933 Spider-Man doesn’t seem to be as racially tolerant as his 2012 counterpart, and Miles is forced to punch him repeatedly in the kisser, see). But can the unlikely pair work together in order to take out the Goblin Gang responsible for having Pete’s Uncle Ben Killed.
And what is teleporter Spot doing in 1933 working for old Norman Osborn? It’s In The Heat Of The Night with Super-Heroes! Sidney Poitier cameos as 1930′s Nick Fury. Win!
2. Miles Morales Vs Spider-Woman
Arriving on Earth 15, Miles Morales meets the Mary Jane of this Universe, the genetically altered Spider-Woman, hot in pursuit of the Peter Parker (bonded to the Carnage Symbiote by Weapon X, sporting an adamantium skeleton and having developed a taste for blood). The pair initially fight until they realise they’re on the same side and Miles becomes entranced by MJ’s massive….presence.
But what about Weapon-Spider? Pete needs to go down before he can do any more killing and only MJ and Miles can stop him! And more importantly: Can Miles hide his erection in a skin tight Spider-Suit?
1. Miles Morales Vs Kaine Parker (AKA Scarlet Spider)
Kaine Parker is a stone cold killer, burned up after his druggy super villain wife dropped herself off a fifth floor balcony, and trying to do the right thing by Peter Parker, the man who saved him from himself. Miles Morales is a youngster and family man up for retirement, and who knows questionable methods when he sees them.
But can he out-fight a man with all his powers and none of his reservations. And can the pair stop bickering with each other long enough to stop the new street drug infecting Huston Texas and turning normal people into drug crazed cannibals?
Gary Busey Cameo’s as the leader of the drug Cartel’s number one henchman and Mako pops up as a chop sockey gangsta. Lethal Spider Weapon is all I’m saying (written and directed by Shane Black).
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