The new Spider Man Nerd Watch: Meet the New Half Black, Half Hispanic Spider Man

Somewhat inspired by Donald Glover’s campaign to become the next big-screen Spider-Man, Marvel is about to introduce the new “Ultimates” version of Spidey, which, as you can see above, transitions the character from the white Parker to a half-black, half-hispanic Miles Morales. This is strictly the comics version for now — or, to be more precise, for Ultimate Fallout #4, which will pick up following the much publicized death of Peter Parker. No word yet on how Morales becomes the new Spider-Man, though USA Today (who broke with the image) claim he has “a connection to his predecessor in how he received his powers. But, he will have different abilities, too.”

Marvel’s editor-in-chief, Axel Alonso, chimes in: “What you have is a Spider-Man for the 21st century who’s reflective of our culture and diversity. We think that readers will fall in love with Miles Morales the same way they fell in love with Peter Parker.”

What do you think? Should changing the color of a superhero’s skin matter to an extremely faithful fanbase?

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