Thanks to Spider-Verse, Miles Morales is Getting More Love Than Ever
Miles Morales is getting a new series, team, and direction thanks to all the love he’s gotten from Spider-Verse. The movie hit theaters last week and coincidentally so did Miles’ new series. The first issue of the series dropped the Wednesday before the official movie release. But by then the critics had already been gushing about the movie for several weeks.
Why the Big Deal?
Miles getting a new series is a bit of a big deal. Miles hasn’t gotten a new series, not since his co-creator Brian Michael Bendis left Marvel. While fans knew that the departure wouldn’t result in the series going out of print for good…it is still a relief to be seeing new works for Miles Morales!
The New Team
The new creative team for Miles Morales consists of Saladin Ahmed and Javier Garron. You may have heard of Saladin Ahmed, especially with the other news that has come out recently. Along with getting permission to take over Miles Morales, Ahmed has been given the helm for Ms. Marvel as well.
Saladin Ahmed is relatively new to the comic book world, but despite his short amount of time here he’s already gotten his hands on a few series. He’s well known for both Black Bolt and Exiles. His two newest series are certain to further his reputation.
Javier Garron has worked on dozens of comics: Ant-Man and the Wasp, Cloak and Dagger, Doctor Strange, and so many other fantastic series, just to name a few.
Miles Morales: Spider-Man
The new series will make a perfecting starting point for new fans of the character. Saladin Ahmed was very concerned with making sure that new fans could join in, while also including older fans as well. The first issue specifically worked on establishing his character, as well as the characters around him, and his backstory. This will help newer fans get up to speed. There is also new information for the older fans in the series, encouraging them to not skip over anything. In short, it’s the perfect balance.
Saladin Ahmed has expressed interest in exploring certain elements of Morales’ character. He specifically cited his high school career and his family here (making a point to mention Miles’ mother by name). So while Miles will certainly stay the character we all know and love, it looks like different parts of his background are going to be explored in the series.