Published June 12, 2020

15 Essential Miles Morales Reads

Swing into some of the greatest Web-Spinner books ever, from 'Spider-Verse' to 'Miles Morales: Spider-Man'!

You may have noticed, True Believers, that one or two of your friendly neighborhood Spider-fans are feeling pretty excited about Mister Miles Morales right now. With good reason.

Miles Morales

With that high-flyin' inspiration in mind, we’ve collated a cavortin' collection of essential reads about the Web-Slinging Super Hero that'll keep your Miles excitement flowing. Read all about the defining moments in Miles’ life before and after he becomes Spider-Man right here! Thwip!

First Appearance: ULTIMATE FALLOUT (2011) #4 

Creators Brian Michael Bendis and Sara Pichelli introduce Miles Morales swinging into action after the death of Peter Parker, AKA Spider-Man, in the Ultimate universe...

First Ongoing: ULTIMATE COMICS SPIDER-MAN (2011) #1 

In Miles Morales’ first ongoing series, learn how he got his spider-like powers, and how his future foe (none other than his uncle Aaron) plays a part in his one-of-a-kind transformation. 


Inspiration Strikes: ULTIMATE COMICS SPIDER-MAN (2011) #4 

Coping with the loss of the death of the original Spider-Man, Miles finds the inspiration to take up the great responsibility and become the next Web-Slinger! (See his initial, hand-drawn costume designs here too!)

Family Drama: ULTIMATE COMICS SPIDER-MAN (2011) #12 

Witness the moment that Miles stands up to his Uncle Aaron and the most epic and devastating fight that follows between Spider-Man and the Prowler! 

Spider-Verse: AMAZING SPIDER-MAN (2014) #10 

See Miles join the Spider-Army, a massive multiversal gathering of Spider-heroes, take on Morlun and his deadly family, the Inheritors, who all eat spider-people! 

Spider-Man Times Two: MILES MORALES: ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN (2014) #1 

In this series, Miles juggles it all: going to school at the Brooklyn Visions Academy, hanging out with his girlfriend Katie Bishop, studying with his best friend Ganke, and saving the day with super team the Ultimates! Oh, and facing off with a Peter Parker returned from the grave and the biggest baddie of them all, the Green Goblin, who apparently killed Peter Parker! Find out who Miles can trust and who he can’t starting in issue #1! 


Universes Collide: MILES MORALES: ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN (2014) #12 

The beginning of the end of the Ultimate universe starts right here when it collides with the Marvel Prime Universe! What will Miles do?! 

Wars...That Are Secret: SECRET WARS (2015) #1 

Bear witness to Miles joining the Secret Wars and which of the two universes will come out on top!  

Ultimate End: ULTIMATE END (2015) #5 

After the two universes collide, see them exist in the same place and how Miles reunites with his friends and family in the Marvel Prime Universe, Earth-616! 

Training with OG Spider-Man: AMAZING SPIDER-MAN (2015) #13 

See Miles train with the original Peter Parker, AKA Spider-Man!

Miles, the Avenger: ALL-NEW, ALL-DIFFERENT AVENGERS (2015) #1

See Miles work alongside the Avengers against an out-of-this-world threat! 


Miles Morales, a Champion: CHAMPIONS (2016) #1 

This series kicks off a whole new era for Miles! After the fallout of the second CIVIL WAR, Miles joins Ms. Marvel, Nova, Brawn, and Viv Vision to put the world back together after the “grown-ups,” AKA the Avengers, refuse, and they become…the Champions!  

(And read up on the latest CHAMPIONS series while you're at it!)

Miles and Gwen: SPIDER-MAN (2016) #12 

When Miles learns his father is missing in another dimension, he embarks on a mission to find him. While there, he meets Gwen Stacy, AKA Spider-Gwen, and let’s just say they get pretty close! 

Modern Morales: MILES MORALES: SPIDER-MAN (2018) #1

Dig into the current ongoing series by Eisner Award winning writer Saladin Ahmed and all-star artist Javier Garrón!

Brooklyn Book: Miles Morales: Spider-Man

“Everyone gets mad at hustlers, especially if you’re on the victim side of the hustle. And Miles knew hustling was in his veins.” Writer Jason Reynolds presents Miles' story in an all-new light as the Super Hero's powers and responsibilities get the novel treatment!

Miles Morales: Spider-Man

Read these stories on Marvel Unlimited now!


ULTIMATE COMICS SPIDER-MAN (2011) #5 artwork by Sara Pichelli, David Messina, and Justin Ponsor


Spider-Man: Miles Morales' Greatest Hits (So Far)

As Miles Morales celebrates a landmark moment, revisit a few of his other greatest hits as Spider-Man in both the Ultimate and main Marvel Universe.

X-MEN '97 #1 cover by Todd Nauck


March 27's New Marvel Comics: The Full List

Return to '90s X-Men, meet the Ultimate Universe's Green Goblin, team up with Jackpot and Black Cat, and more in this week's comics!

AVENGERS #15 cover by Joshua Cassara


Vampires Rain from the Sky, Doctor Strange Is Turned, & More in June's 'Blood Hunt' Tie-In Issues

Learn what's to come this June in 'Blood Hunt' tie-in issues of your favorite ongoing series!

SPIDER-MEN II (2018) #1 artwork by Sara Pichelli and Justin Ponsor


Spider-Man: Peter Parker & Miles Morales' Best Team-Ups

As Peter Parker and Miles Morales join forces in 'The Spectacular Spider-Men,' revisit a few of their other team-ups from across the Spider-Verse.