Miles Gonzalo Morales is a fictional comic book superhero appearing in publications by the American publisher Marvel Comics. The character was created in 2011 by writer Brian Michael Bendis and artist Sara Pichelli, with input by Marvel’s then-editor-in-chief Axel Alonso. Miles Morales first appeared in Ultimate Fallout #4, following the death of Peter Parker. He is the biracial teenage son of a Black father and a Puerto Rican mother.
About Miles Morales in brief
Miles Gonzalo Morales is a fictional comic book superhero appearing in publications by the American publisher Marvel Comics. The character was created in 2011 by writer Brian Michael Bendis and artist Sara Pichelli, with input by Marvel’s then-editor-in-chief Axel Alonso. Miles Morales first appeared in Ultimate Fallout #4, following the death of Peter Parker. He is the biracial teenage son of a Black father and a Puerto Rican mother, he is the second Spider-Man to appear in Ultimate Marvel, an imprint with a separate continuity from the mainstream Marvel Universe. After Marvel ended the Ultimate imprint in 2015, Miles was made a character in the main Marvel Universe, beginning with stories under the All-New, All-Different Marvel branding that debuted that same year. He was the main protagonist in the 2018 feature filmSpider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse which won the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature. Although Morales is the first black Spider- man, he marks the second time a Latino character has taken the Spider -Man identity. His powers were derived from the bite of a spider genetically engineered by Spider- Man’s nemesis Norman Osborn in an attempt to duplicate those abilities. Some fans viewed the decision as an attempt by Marvel Comics to exhibit political correctness, and that the introduction of a minority Spider-man was simply a publicity stunt to attract more readers, a charge Alonso denied. The replacement of Ultimate Peter Parker was considered as a possible part of the 2008–09 \”Ultimatum\” story arc that restructured much of the Ultimate Marvel universe, but those early thoughts were abandoned because the story for that character had not yet been developed.
Alexandra Petri of The Washington Post called for the character to be judged on the quality of his stories, which garnered positive reviews. Bendis’s thoughts about the character, and the way he looked in his first appearance, were heavily influenced by African-American actor Donald Glover’s appearance in Spider-Men pajamas in Community. Bendis said of Glover, ‘He looked fantastic! I saw him in the costume and thought, ‘I would like to read that book.’So I was glad I was writing that book.’ In creating the design for Miles,Pichelli followed her usual practice of approaching the character’s personality, including the visual look and traits that he would exhibit, such as the clothing he wears, his body language and expressions. She also added more screentones to her illustrations to give what she called ‘a more ‘pop’ feeling to the book’ Morales was born and raised in Brooklyn and was raised in the Brooklyn neighborhood of Brooklyn, where he was raised by a single mother and a single father. He also has a brother, a sister, aunts, and a half-sister, who all live in New York City, and an uncle who lives in Staten Island, New York. He has a friend, a brother and a sister who also lives in Brooklyn.