Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month: Miles Morales
A trip through the annals of comic book history and it is hard to argue with the claim that Spider-Man is the greatest creation in the history of the medium.
There are few characters that have made as strong an emotional connection with audiences of all generations as Spider-Man has over his six decades of existence, and even fewer who can lay claim to the kind of revolutionary impact he had on the industry as a whole.
Spider-man was the first true superhero to have real-world problems; with his struggles being both from the supervillains who sought to end his heroic ways, and the world he was desperately trying to navigate the best way he knew how too.
Stan Lee set out to create a hero who we felt understood us, and he absolutely succeeded, and it would be decades upon decades until that was done again; as Brian Michael Bendis would craft a hero worthy to take on that very legacy.
There is no honoring Hispanic heritage month without honoring the brilliant hero that is Miles Morales, a character to took on the most popular mantle that comics ever had, and did the impossible; created his very own legacy with it.
Miles made his debut in 2011 with legendary Marvel writer Brian Michael Bendis, artist Sara Pichelli and Axel Alonso, as the hero embrace being an alternate universe spider-Man that would stand for everything that Peter Parker once stood for.
It was a character that should have never worked- he was too closely connected to the most popular character in comic book history- but it didn’t merely work, it thrived; with Miles now firmly entrenched as one of the most popular Marvel heroes in the world.