Peter Parker Replaced By Miles Morales: The New Spider-Man

Wednesday, August 03, 2011

The latest issue of the long-running Spider-Man comic book series comes out today, and there's a brand-new protagonist. Miles Morales, a half-Latino, half-African-American teenager is taking over the blue and red tights from Peter Parker, who was killed off recently. Marvel creators seized the opportunity to diversify the beloved American superhero series. Will comic enthusiasts come to love the new, multiethnic Spider-Man?

Earlier this morning, we spoke with a comics critic about the new Spidey. Now, Marvel Comics editor-in-chief Axel Alonso weighs in with the story behind the new Spider-Man.

Guests:

Axel Alonso

Produced by:

Sitara Nieves

Comments [2]

Harry King from London

I think we should remember what Stan Lee intended for the original Peter Parker, and see how our world evolving has had an impact upon comic book characters!
Stan Lee desribing how he came up with Peter Parker and Spiderman:
http://www.webofstories.com/play/16767

Aug. 04 2011 12:50 PM
jay from ft.myers

fow much is the cost of this new comic? f

Aug. 03 2011 04:10 PM

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