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Spiderman Now to be Half Black, Half Latino, and Gay? (Following the death of Peter Parker)
Christian Post ^ | 08/03/2011 | Vincent Funaro

Posted on 08/03/2011 1:03:57 PM PDT by SeekAndFind

The Spiderman outfit will no longer be sported by its longtime creator Peter Parker in Marvel’s “Ultimate Spiderman” comic. Instead, Miles Morales, a half black and half Latino teen, will now take over the role of your friendly neighborhood wall crawler.

The creators of “Ultimate Spiderman” have also shocked fans by saying everyone may find out that Morales is gay in future storylines, according to the Daily Mail.

In Marvel’s recent “Ultimate Fallout” series, Morales pulls back his mask to reveal his identity as the new Spiderman.

However, his origin story will not be revealed until the official re-launch of “Ultimate Spiderman” next month.

“The theme is the same: With great power comes great responsibility,” says writer Brian Michael Bendis. “He’s going to learn that. Then he has to go figure out what that means.”

The creators also said that there is a possibility that Morales may be gay.

Back in June, in a controversial move by Marvel, Peter Parker, the original Spiderman was killed off by his arch nemesis the Green Goblin in “Ultimate Spiderman issue 160.”

Morales caught wind of Parkers death and used it as inspiration to do good taking on the role of Spiderman for the first time in “Ultimate Fallout issue 4.”

Marvel has also revealed that Morales will have a connection to Parker concerning how he received similar powers. But his abilities will be different than Parkers including being able to shoot webs directly out of his hands without using the web shooters that Parker used to use.

Despite the change in Ultimate Spiderman, the original Spiderman comic, “The Amazing Spiderman” which started in 1962, still has Peter Parker as Spidey, and has kept him alive.

The Ultimate series takes place in a different universe from the original Marvel characters and was established in the early 2000’s as a contemporary reimagining of Marvel’s most popular characters.


TOPICS: Music/Entertainment; Society; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: gay; marvel; peterparker; spiderman
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To: SeekAndFind

Personally, while I find this a bit distasteful, I consider it a tempest in a teapot. The Ultimates line of comics overall is small change, and really doesn’t matter much. Though admittedly some of the ideas from the Ultimates universe do get into other things, the Spider Man line there doesn’t really seem noteworthy. (the Avengers one, OTOH, has been mined a lot for the current Marvel movies).


51 posted on 08/03/2011 1:39:18 PM PDT by drbuzzard (different league)
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To: who knows what evil?

The live action re-do of Akira, a Japaneese Amime classic set in Tokyo is supposed to have two non-Asian main characters, set in America.

PC kills everything it touches in any direction.


52 posted on 08/03/2011 1:39:29 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: Grut

“Anybody else think he looks like you-know-who?”

He does have a little Hillary in him. Must be the hands.


53 posted on 08/03/2011 1:43:42 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (Sarah Palin 2012 - Nothing but Net)
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To: PGR88

RE: And that’s NOT his spidey-sense tingling!

Spidey-sense will be replaced by the GayDar.


54 posted on 08/03/2011 1:43:46 PM PDT by SeekAndFind (u)
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To: SeekAndFind

Wow. I think he looks a lot like BO.

Maybe it’s just me.

BLAH!


55 posted on 08/03/2011 1:43:50 PM PDT by KosmicKitty (WARNING: Hormonally crazed woman ahead!!)
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To: SeekAndFind
so, what's his power? Ability to swallow lot of semen?

OK bad guys, line up and I'll lick every one of you....
56 posted on 08/03/2011 1:47:05 PM PDT by jrg
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To: Jewbacca

I couldn’t find evidence for Lex Luther being Jewish. I must admit, tho, I’m a Marvel comics guy, and not a DC follower.


57 posted on 08/03/2011 1:47:05 PM PDT by NativeNewYorker (Freepin' Jew Boy)
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To: SeekAndFind
The Ultimate series takes place in a different universe from the original Marvel characters

If only what happens in a different universe would stay in a different universe...

58 posted on 08/03/2011 1:47:20 PM PDT by sargon (I don't like the sound of these "boncentration bamps")
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To: OnlyTurkeysHaveLeftWings

Not without major looking, no.


59 posted on 08/03/2011 1:48:14 PM PDT by Jewbacca (The residents of Iroquois territory may not determine whether Jews may live in Jerusalem.)
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To: OnlyTurkeysHaveLeftWings

I would agree that Fishburne is an excellent actor, but he isn’t ‘Perry White’. If they wanted to establish a new character as Editor of the Daily Planet (after White has retired or passed away); that would be fine. Hollywood is just pandering, as usual...


60 posted on 08/03/2011 1:51:28 PM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: Norm Lenhart
The live action re-do of Akira, a Japaneese Amime classic set in Tokyo is supposed to have two non-Asian main characters, set in America.

Ridiculous.

61 posted on 08/03/2011 1:52:53 PM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: NativeNewYorker
couldn’t find evidence for Lex Luther being Jewish.

"Elliot S. Maggin, an observant Jew who is one of Superman's most popular and influential writers, has stated that Luthor is a non-observant Jew."

http://daledamos.blogspot.com/2008/08/are-two-of-worlds-greatest-evil.html
62 posted on 08/03/2011 1:54:14 PM PDT by Jewbacca (The residents of Iroquois territory may not determine whether Jews may live in Jerusalem.)
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To: OnlyTurkeysHaveLeftWings
Laurence Fishburne! He's been good in (almost) everything!


63 posted on 08/03/2011 1:54:48 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: GreenvillePatriot

Marvel comics, making the way easier for child molesters since they outed northstar...


64 posted on 08/03/2011 1:55:04 PM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: SeekAndFind

Sounds like an excellent opportunity for a parody comic that takes things a little further.

Say Spider-Man as half-black, half-Latino, gay, transgender, pedophile, heroin-addicted, HIV positive, antisemitic, and a Muslim.

He would fit right in with the new Internationalist Captain America, who should be called Comrade United Nations, and is gay, transgender, pedophile, heroin-addicted, HIV positive, antisemitic, and a Muslim.


65 posted on 08/03/2011 1:56:00 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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To: Jewbacca

“Elliot S. Maggin: I give all my characters religions. I think I always have. It’s part of the backstory. It’s part of the process of getting to know a character well enough to write about him or her. Jimmy Olson is Lutheran. Lois is Catholic. Perry is Baptist. Luthor is Jewish (though non-observant, thank heaven). Bruce and Batman are both Episcopalian and I said so in the text though it was edited out erroneously. Clark - like the Kents - is Methodist”

http://www.adherents.com/lit/comics/Superman.html


66 posted on 08/03/2011 1:57:35 PM PDT by Jewbacca (The residents of Iroquois territory may not determine whether Jews may live in Jerusalem.)
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To: Norm Lenhart

the redo of space battleship yamato is supposed to raise the arizona...


67 posted on 08/03/2011 1:58:51 PM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: SeekAndFind
Spiderman Now to be Half Black, Half Latino, and Gay?

That's three halves. What about the last, fourth half?

68 posted on 08/03/2011 1:59:23 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: who knows what evil?

Somehow the iconic screams of “TETSUOOOOO!!!!!......KANEDAAAAAAA!!!!!”

will seem diminished as “BILLLLL!!!!!.....STEVEEEEE!!!!”
Yup. Ridiculous.


69 posted on 08/03/2011 1:59:40 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: who knows what evil?

Well, you gotta have Perry White, he’s the editor-in-chief. You can’t have the Planet without White. Just like you can’t have the Bugle without JJJ.

I just don’t see any reason why Fishburne can’t be a damn good Perry White. It’s not like he’s a real person.

Honestly, my biggest problem isn’t the casting. Amy Adams will be a great Lois. Costner as Pa Kent? Genius.

My big problem is that I want to see Superman as being a little older. I’m tired of seeing the origin story and then he goes and fights Luthor and OH NO KRYPTONITE. We’ve seen it. We know the story: Illegal alien anchor baby crash-lands in Kansas, has to find his place in the world, blahblahblah.

I want John Hamm as Superman and I want my damn “Whatever Happened to the Man of Tomorrow” adaptation.

That being said, nobody will ever be as good at being Jameson than J.K. Simmons was in the Raimi Spider-Man films. Might be why they don’t have him in the new film.


70 posted on 08/03/2011 2:00:34 PM PDT by OnlyTurkeysHaveLeftWings
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To: dfwgator

Hey.

If you got a problem with Cowboy Curtis, I’m more than happy to take this discussion outside.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yjkCvgOKwp4

woooooooooooooWEE


71 posted on 08/03/2011 2:02:38 PM PDT by OnlyTurkeysHaveLeftWings
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To: OnlyTurkeysHaveLeftWings

“I want John Hamm as Superman and I want my damn “Whatever Happened to the Man of Tomorrow” adaptation.”

After the X-Men thoroughly hinted at and then destroyed the “Dark Phoenix” storyline, I swore off Comic Book Movies. I went back for Ledger as the Joker in Batman, and now I’m back in self imposed exile.

If someone with talent ever takes a crack at “Days of Future Past” I might give it another go, but I cannot imagine that Hollywood would spend the bucks to do it justice.


72 posted on 08/03/2011 2:09:30 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: Jewbacca

What about Bateman and Rubin?


73 posted on 08/03/2011 2:23:33 PM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: Norm Lenhart

While you’re at it, did your GAYDAR go off when one of the travel reservation commercials featured a weird sounding older man calling attention to Onera? and how she stitched things together to save money.

The commercial absolutely makes me cringe, The man’s voice is horrible. I’d rather listen to chalk screeching on a blackboard.


74 posted on 08/03/2011 2:25:15 PM PDT by meatloaf
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75 posted on 08/03/2011 2:31:49 PM PDT by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list.)
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To: SeekAndFind
The Ultimate series takes place in a different universe from the original Marvel characters and was established in the early 2000’s as a contemporary reimagining of Marvel’s most popular characters.

And then they killed them.
The classics weren't good enough, so this generation gets their own rewrite. Sad news for them: it'll be rewritten and forgotten again a few years from now.

76 posted on 08/03/2011 2:36:26 PM PDT by Tanniker Smith (I didn't know she was a liberal when I married her.)
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To: OnlyTurkeysHaveLeftWings

I grew up with these characters...Perry White is a long-established fictional character who just happens to be caucasian. I understand why the change is being made, but I am not going to help finance it.


77 posted on 08/03/2011 3:01:39 PM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: meatloaf

That’s Tim Gunn. Very out, very very out! :-)


78 posted on 08/03/2011 3:03:39 PM PDT by RikaStrom (Pray for Obama - Psalm 109:8 "Let his days be few; and let another take his place of leadership.")
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To: meatloaf

Gave up on TV a while ago so I couldn’t tell you. I have such an aversion to TV that I literally will stay out of rooms where the TV is on when I go anywhere, if at all possible. I just buy programs/movies I want to watch individually and avoid contributing to Lib programming as much as humanly possible.

It’s a pain waiting for things to come out on DVD, but I refuse to go back. Most American programming I read about does not make me want a Dish or Cable again.


79 posted on 08/03/2011 3:06:06 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: SeekAndFind

So, the new Spiderman costume is going to be a pink tutu, too?


80 posted on 08/03/2011 3:17:12 PM PDT by gogogodzilla (Live free or die!)
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To: Jewbacca
Hmmm...the database linked on the site you posted has Lex as "Episcopalian (lapsed); Nietzschean atheist", fwiw.

Always wanted to track down the rumored Jack Kirby drawing of Thing wearing a talit.

81 posted on 08/03/2011 4:15:47 PM PDT by NativeNewYorker (Freepin' Jew Boy)
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To: NativeNewYorker

In the Smallville show they converted Lex (who was still played by a Jewish actor) to Episcopalian, because the actor was concerned it would be a negative sterotype of Jewish people.


82 posted on 08/03/2011 4:37:15 PM PDT by Jewbacca (The residents of Iroquois territory may not determine whether Jews may live in Jerusalem.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Does this mean that MJ is available? :P


83 posted on 08/03/2011 5:15:38 PM PDT by erod (Unlike the President I am a true Chicagoan.)
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To: ransacked

“Trying to make a comic book hero from that kind of character is like having a gangster rap artist trying to sing a Moody Blues song.”

Okay, that made me laugh.


84 posted on 08/03/2011 5:24:55 PM PDT by sergeantdave
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To: Berlin_Freeper
Does this mean that instead of Peter Parker we'll have to put up with Peter Puffer?
85 posted on 08/03/2011 5:37:11 PM PDT by WePledge (Ich werde fur immer ein Hollenhund werden. Semper Fidelis)
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To: Jewbacca

...if only that were the most of our problems...


86 posted on 08/03/2011 5:48:50 PM PDT by NativeNewYorker (Freepin' Jew Boy)
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To: Augustinian monk

And when he has a guest at his apartment, I bet he insists the guest place his/her beverage on a coaster. I grew up reading Spiderman, not Spiderwuss.


87 posted on 08/03/2011 6:34:20 PM PDT by TheLastPrecinct
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To: The Toll
How’s he going to swing from building to building with his pants hanging down so low?

Hydraulics!

88 posted on 08/03/2011 8:48:52 PM PDT by Netizen
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To: Augustinian monk

with AIDS


89 posted on 08/04/2011 3:01:06 AM PDT by bmwcyle (Obama is a Communist, a Muslim, and an illegal alien)
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To: erod

RE: Does this mean that MJ is available? :P

Well, if she isn’t, I’ll take Gwendolyn ( she’s cuter ).


90 posted on 08/04/2011 8:24:57 AM PDT by SeekAndFind (u)
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To: SeekAndFind

New photo of Henry Cavill in the ‘Superman’ outfit has hit the net...at least it doesn’t look as gay as the Routh version...geez.


91 posted on 08/04/2011 11:28:16 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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