I'm often very critical of Marvel and their employees whenever they do or say something very stupid. However, when they do something right or say something smart and right (like in the quote from Brevoort I posted), I have to give them major props. This is one of those times. So to Brevoort I have to say quoted for the ever lovin bashful blue eyed idle of millions truth.Brevoort: Obviously you need to do a certain amount of research to make sure you're getting things right. That having been said, just as not every blond haired, blue eyed, white character comes from the same place and the same life experiences, so too is that true for every character of every shade or ethnicity or religious background. You want to speak to the universality of the demographic as a whole, but not to the point where you're doing a caricature. Miles Morales will be an individual person in the same way that Peter Parker was an individual person. You wouldn't confuse Peter Parker with Steve Rogers, although there are things that they have in common. The same is true for Tony Stark and Bruce Banner and Reed Richards. Pick your character. They're all unique on a certain level, but they're still all white guys.
Great article, (the art looks great,Sara rocks) I'm really looking forward to this.
I really honestly thought I was done with Marvel after August, but then they pull something like this that grabs me back. This preview and interview is already making this look like my favorite book...
Always remember this stuff isn't real.
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I had no clue that Sara Pichelli's boyfriend was David Messina. He's done some great work on IDW's "Star Trek" comics. Very cool.
Also, I don't understand why some people are wishing for the new ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN to fail. If there's a book I don't care about I just don't read it. Wishing for it to fail is just mean-spirited, really.
Not sure which is more pathetic.
(FTR, I won't be reading this. Not because of Miles, but because I just don't like Bendis's writing. But I hope the book is very successful for my friend who runs a comic store and enjoyable for the folks who will be reading it).
Static Pulse: That's why I like you. You're like four degrees away from being a William Gibson protagonist.
When I first read that the new Ult Spidey comic was going to have someone other than Peter under the mask, I was a little worried, because Ult Spidey always seems like Bendis's most personal work to me. The book that he put the most of himself into. My fear was with someone other than Peter as the main character, then Bendis's writing would suffer.
From reading one of his interviews though, he seems to have the same level of enthusiasm for Miles as he did for Peter, so I'm looking forward to it.