5 years back in 2012, Marvel launched a 5-issue miniseries Spider-Men helmed by Brian Michael Bendis centered around the meeting of Peter Parker (Earth 616) and Miles Morales (Earth-1610 AKA the Ultimate Universe). Illustrated by Sara Pichelli, Spider-Men proved itself to be one of Marvel’s Best Selling Comics for that year. Bendis has recently hinted that the sequel to the miniseries will be released the summer of 2017.
As exciting as that is, Bendis’ revelation that this sequel will not be connected to Marvel’s upcoming large scale event Marvel’s Generations was the true shocker. Marvel’s Generations is an upcoming event that will focus on the relationship between iconic legacy Marvel Characters and their potential successors, one of Marvel’s more interesting events – especially after the lackluster and messy Civil War II. Peter and Miles will have their own story in this upcoming event as well, which both Bendie and Ramon Perez are working on.
Following the destruction of the Ultimate Universe in Secret Wars, many Spider-Man variations have popped up over time, notably Mile Morales, Silk, Spider-Gwen and of course the return of Otto Octavious. Spider-Men will likely tackle Peter’s reaction to these new heroes and how they should move forward as heroes, especially given their very different methods and personalities.
Bendis also hinted that this sequel will delve into the questions surrounding Peter and Mile’s relationship as well as the knowledge of Mile’s origin in the 1610-Universe.
This sequel to the 2012 hit miniseries Spider-Men is undoubtedly something any Spider-Man fan wouldn’t want to miss!