Celebrate Black History Month by delving into the first appearances of Marvel’s most prominent African and African-American characters on Marvel Unlimited!
In the wake of Peter Parker’s death in the pages of ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN, the void was felt in the pages of ULTIMATE FALLOUT by friends, family, teammates, and strangers alike. So, it’s appropriate that Miles Morales, a teenager of African American and Hispanic descent, first appeared in the fourth issue of that limited series in a tale by Brian Michael Bendis and Sara Pichelli and eventually went on to fill Peter’s web-lined boots.
When a new Spider-Man in a costume very much like Peter’s appeared to take on Kangaroo, a lot of people thought the demonstration to be in poor taste. Even Miles agreed at the end of the short story that set up the new ongoing series ULTIMATE COMICS SPIDER-MAN.
The series, also by Bendis and Pichelli, actually started out before the events of FALLOUT to show how Miles got his powers after his uncle, who also happened to be The Prowler, robbed Norman Osborn and a genetically altered spider hitched a ride with the loot. The creepy crawly then chomped into young Miles during a visit and a new hero was born.