Once all the hype around this dies down people will go back to their general apathy regarding the post-Ultimatum Ultimate line anyway. So I'd imagine this new Spider-man, gimmick or not, won't last long.
Not passing judgment on the issue of changing his race one way or the other, just pointing out that alternate universes which deviate sharply from the real Marvel Universe tend to lose steam after awhile and go away.
If they really want Miles Morales to be a big deal they should introduce him in the real-deal Marvel Universe as a totally new character (i.e., not a replacement for Peter Parker). A younger kid who gets spider-powers somehow (but slightly different like Spider-woman's) and who could be Peter's protege and take on the mantle of the new Scarlet Spider or something like that. Let his popularity grow organically instead of shoving him down fandom's throat by replacing an already popular character with him. That's why it seems gimmicky to me.
Then there is crap like the Blade's last ongoing series, in which you guys cut off Blade's hand and revealed that he is half white. You guys took one of the earliest black heroes (who also kicked off Hollywood's interests in comic book movies again) and made him half white. What the hell is up with that? I don't think that you guys would ever do that with a long standing white character.
Last edited by Blade X; 08-07-2011 at 10:08 AM.
I'm looking forward to Ultimate Spider-Man, along with the rest of the Ultimate Universe relaunch. The new titles look very, very good.
Because overweight can't be spun as sexy, that's why. Overweight doesn't sell. And this, first and foremost, is about sales.
Why not just own up to it? It would be easier for us to defend the decision if the people behind it were more honest about the motives behind it.
He's not overweight, but we do have other overweight characters if that's your interest.
(I hope your point wasn't something like "no black or hispanic characters until we have overweight characters" because that would be too cartoonish even for a message board.)
I wish instead of wasting ink in the credits of each Marvel comic by stating who the CCO and Publisher were Marvel would credit the original creators in the credits. For Example have a 'Spider-Man created by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko' or FF created by Stan Lee & Jack Kirby. DC credits the characters original creators when will Marvel follow suit?
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I'd love to see an overweight superhero done seriously. Spandex costume and everything. Maybe a female hero with a muffin top Thatd be beyond awesome.
Banned once...and still pissed about it. Well, okay...more like annoyed about it.