With Peter Parker’s death in Marvel’s Ultimate universe, a half-black, half-Hispanic teenager is poised to take on the role of Spider-Man this fall.

Born to an African-American father and a Puerto Rican mother, Miles Morales is one of the many revamped versions of iconic heroes for Marvel’s Ultimate line-up, which also includes a Muslim-American teenager as Ms. Marvel, and an African-American as that universe’s Captain America.

Similar to his predecessor, Morales also obtained similar powers through a genetically engineered spider bite.

Parker continues to live on in the original universe of Marvel Comics, and will continue to be Spider-Man’s alter-ego onscreen.

Source: CBC

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Karla Comanda

Karla Comanda completed her degree in Comparative Literature, with a minor in Creative Writing, at the University of Alberta. She moved to Canada in 2009 in the middle of her Journalism studies at the University of Santo Tomas in the Philippines. Her work has appeared in The Gateway, The Varsitarian, and Glass Buffalo. She was featured last year in Litfest: Edmonton's Nonfiction Festival.

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