Brooklyn’s own web-slinger, Miles Morales, is returning to the Spider-Verse in a new limited series of comics. The series follows a recent wave of popularity for the Marvel Ultimate Universe’s version of Spider Man caused by the runaway critical and popular success of the Spiderman: Into the Spider-Verse film last year.
The new comic series, simply titled Spider-Verse, was announced at San Diego Comic Con International(SDCC) 2019. The limited run of six issues will be authored by Jed Mackay and will feature the artwork of Juan Frigerim Arthur Adams, Stuart Immonen, Stacey Lee as well as others not announced at SDCC. The full cover of the first issue can be seen below.
The cover hints at some of the other Spider-People set to join the event including Spider-Gwen, Peni Parker, and Spider-Ham as well as other slightly less famous Spider-Heroes.
In addition to the SDCC reveal Marvel.com has this description of the first issue of the series:
“In SPIDER-VERSE #1, out this October, Miles falls through a portal and Miles finds himself at the center of an adventure across the Multiverse that will feature a who’s who of creators and characters as the series spins forward. What other Spider-People will Miles meet? You'll have to pick up SPIDER-VERSE #1 to find out!”
Miles Morales first appeared as a side character in the Ultimate Comics: Fallout #4 and has headlined his own series Spiderman comics before. In addition to starring in comics, Miles Morales is the lead character of the Oscar Award-winning Spiderman: Into the Spider-Verse. A version of the character appeared in Spiderman: Homecoming, played by Donald Glover, as well as Insomniac's Spiderman video game of last year.
For those who haven't caught any of Morales' appearances, he is an Afro-Latino teen living in the Brooklyn, NY of the Marvel Ultimates alternate Universe. Miles obtains the same set of super powers as Peter Parker, the first Spiderman, and Super Heroics naturally ensue after some initial reluctance. The character is one of only a few Ultimates creations to make the jump to the Main Marvel 616 Universe.
This will be the third volume of the Spider-Verse events in Marvel Comics and the first to not focus on Peter Parker as its main character. The first volume set up the idea of a Spidey-focused multiverse while the second was linked to the Secret Wars event which spanned all of Marvel comics. The first edition of the new Spider-Verse will be available October 2019.