With the release of Invincible Iron Man #600 late last month, Brian Michael Bendis has officially left the building at Marvel Comics. His long career at the publisher saw him create iconic characters and helm some of the biggest stories Marvel had, to the point that Bendis was writing so many series he's actually said goodbye four different times.
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Into the Spider-Verse is Sony's first feature-length animated Spider-Man film, and it's the first time we'll see Marvel's Miles Morales on the big screen.
The great thing about Sony's new trailer for Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse is that while it's (wonderfully) light on specific details about the plot, it's chock-full of little hints and clues about what we can expect to see in the film. The trailer's dense in the best way possible - so dense that we had to break it all down and highlight the most exciting and fascinating parts.
Last year, it was announced that Brian Michael Bendis - who made his name at Marvel creating characters such as Miles Morales and Jessica Jones, and headlining iconic comics runs at the publisher for over a decade - would be leaving to work at DC Comics. It's only now, though, that some of his goodbyes are finally hitting shelves.
The new Spider-Man series on Disney XD, coming after the end of Ultimate Spider-Man, decided to strip Peter Parker back to his most basic form: A young, nerdy high school teen who's only just been awakened to his great powers. Except, apparently, the show's also bringing along another three Spider-heroes just because.
Marvel's Secret Wars event literally ripped the publisher's comic book universes apart, stitched them back together into an insane patchwork dystopia, and ended with characters from Marvel's Ultimate Universe such as Miles Morales ending up in Marvel's primary 616 universe, where all the action happens.
Over the weekend, Spider-Man: Homecoming became Sony's second-largest opening ever, pulling in an impressive $US117 million ($153.2 million) and being on track to ultimately make $US300 million ($392.9 million) at the domestic box office alone. With that financial win in its pocket, Sony finally has to feel confident again about Spidey's cinematic future.
It's been almost two years since Marvel bid farewell to the Ultimate comics universe it began in 2000 -- smashing it right into its "main" universe to kick off Secret Wars with a multiversal bang. But in the past new years of the "All-New, All-Different" universe, a few elements of Ultimate Marvel have lived on.
Miles Morales might be swinging around alongside Peter Parker these days as Spider-Man, but before that, he came from an alternate reality: Earth-1610, the "Ultimate Marvel" universe. Five years after the company first pondered the question, a new comic will answer who the hell the "original" Miles Morales of Earth-616 was.
Marvel's resurgent group of teenage crimefighters -- whether that's the time-lost young X-Men or the youngest All-New, All-Different Avengers -- are doing something that's very teen. They're defying their older colleagues to go it alone, fighting crime and generally being all hopeful and grassroots-y while doing so.
Marvel's putting out two comics with teenage Spider-Men in lead roles. Spidey features a young Peter Parker at the start of his crime-fighting career; Spider-Man serves to introduce Miles Morales into the newly revamped Marvel Universe. I was afraid that one book would be a carbon copy of the other but, thankfully, that's not the case so far.
There are lots of Spider-people in the Marvel Universe right now. But only two of them call themselves Spider-Man. One, of course, is the newly-rich Peter Parker, originator of the wall-crawler identity. The other is an alternate-reality successor to the Spider-mantle named Miles Morales. This week, we see Miles play a pivotal role in the last superhero battle of the Ultimate Universe.
Here's how Marvel should introduce Peter Parker to the Marvel Cinematic Universe: by killing him off.