With Miles Morales’ home being disintegrated in the pages of Secret Wars #1, the hero needed a new title and world to call his own. Morales is continuing his career as Spider-Man within a title publishing post-Secret Wars known only as Spider-Man. In the unfamiliar environment of the 616 Marvel Universe (the main continuity for Marvel fans,) the new Spider-Man will continue his adventures. A few old Spidey friends are chronicling the adventures of the young hero including creators of the character Brian Michael Bendis and Sara Pichelli. The New York Daily News announced the story and featured brand new promotional art drawn by Pichelli.
Bendis noted that the series was about “the real Spider-Man,” as CBR pointed out from NY Daily News, along with the cover seen above featuring the lettering of the title along with the aforementioned Pichelli image. “Our message has to be it’s not Spider-Man with an asterisk, it’s the real Spider-Man for kids of color, for adults of color and everybody else,” Bendis is making his mission statement for the title clear.
This leaves the fate of the original Spider-Man up in the air for now. Will Marvel simply have an extra Spider book in the line for Miles, or will Peter finally be allowed to hang up the costume for good? The new book is launching this Fall.