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Published November 12, 2020

Our Essential Miles Morales Reading Guide

Our comic favorites starring the Brooklyn-based web-slinger! Read our picks on Marvel Unlimited today.

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READ ALL OUR MILES PICKS HERE!

Before you pick up and play the latest adventure in the Spider-Man PlayStation universe, get acquainted with the wall-crawling wonder that is Miles Morales! A full time student, a sometimes Avenger, and a fan-favorite Spider-Hero, Miles has enjoyed a meteoric rise on the big screen and beyond, and now, you can read his top comics picks on Marvel Unlimited!

Read up on a handful of our selections here, and experience even more Miles milestones in Spider-Man: Miles Morales, released exclusively on PlayStation. This game will build and expand on Marvel’s Spider-Man through an all-new story, a heroic journey that sees Miles master his new powers to become his own Spider-Man.

FIRST APPEARANCE

First Appearance
ULTIMATE FALLOUT (2011) #4

He may have worn the red and blue, but Miles was still very much a kid in his debut issue!

Following the death of the Ultimate Universe’s Peter Parker, Miles assumed the mantle after gaining spider-powers of his own. Although, in addition to sticking to walls and having the proportional strength of an arachnid, Miles had invisibility skills and bio-electrical powers to boot.

Although this legacy was heavy, a young and grounded Miles proved more than ready for the challenge. Today, Miles has joined the prime Marvel Universe, serving as an Avenger, a Champion, and a solo hero in his very own ongoing. But it all started here.

Ultimate Fallout (2011) #4

Ultimate Fallout (2011) #4

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ORIGIN SERIES

AKA, the “learning curve” series. Set in the Ultimate Universe, we recommend this run for new readers, a definitive origin that takes you back to the beginning.

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ULTIMATE COMICS SPIDER-MAN (2011) #1

Following ULTIMATE FALLOUT #4, Miles was thrust into a world he didn’t understand, with only gut instinct and a little thing called responsibility as his guides. Living up to Peter Parker’s namesake was one thing, but grappling with his dizzying new powers was something else entirely.

As Miles reconciled with his super-heroic life, his Uncle Aaron, AKA the Prowler, learned his nephew’s secret with dangerous repercussions. Aaron Davis may have had plans for his nephew, but little did he know that the Scorpion was on his tail too…

Ultimate Comics Spider-Man (2011) #1

Ultimate Comics Spider-Man (2011) #1

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MEETING PETER PARKER

Fans of Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse: this one’s for you.

Spider-Men (2012) #1
SPIDER-MEN (2012) #1

Universes collided for the first time in one ultimate Spider-Man story. Superstar writer Brian Michael Bendis and powerhouse artist Sara Pichelli at last united the wall-crawlers of two worlds.

Courtesy of the multiversal machinations of Mysterio, the Marvel Universe's friendly neighborhood Peter Parker met Miles Morales in this landmark tale. Miles had much to learn from his counterpart, a grown-up version of a fallen idol. But adult Peter had his own lessons to learn in a world at once familiar, yet so different—a world in which he died young, but friends, foes and loved ones lived on.

Don’t miss this one.

JOINING THE A-TEAM

Yes, that’s “A” for Avenger! Read on to see how Miles became a card-carrying member of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, and continue with SPIDER-MAN (2016) for his solo run in the main Marvel Universe.

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ALL-NEW, ALL-DIFFERENT AVENGERS (2015) #2

The Avengers are dead—long live the Avengers! When a threat from beyond the stars targeted Earth, fate drew Captain America: Sam WilsonThorVision, and Iron Man together again—alongside a group of young adventurers. Welcome to the big leagues, Miles, Nova, and Ms. Marvel. From the onset, this new lineup was at risk of becoming a footnote in the team’s history. Especially when the events of STANDOFF made everyone forget their true identities…

All-New, All-Different Avengers (2015) #1

All-New, All-Different Avengers (2015) #1

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SECOND PETER PARKER TEAM-UP

The mystery planted in SPIDER-MEN (2012) is teased out here, a sequel five years in the making.

Spider-Men II
SPIDER-MEN II (2017) #1

Following the events of SECRET WARS (AKA the implosion of the Ultimate Marvel Universe), Miles Morales made the jump to Earth-616… but his old self wasn’t fully eradicated from the Multiverse.

Brian Michael Bendis and Sara Pichelli reunited to tell this pulse-pounding saga that brought the villainous Taskmaster into the fold.

STRAIGHT OUT OF BROOKLYN

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By Eisner-award winning writer Saladin Ahmed!

When the rampaging Rhino and a cadre of mysterious criminals start plaguing Brooklyn, things take a dark turn for Spider-Man. What mystery lurks under the surface of this villainous uprising? Why does the Rhino have minions? And who is the new antagonist who may become Miles’ most dangerous foe? Maybe Captain America has the answers! Continue this series on Marvel Unlimited monthly, an ongoing run that expands Miles’ family, friends, and rogues’ gallery too.

Miles Morales: Spider-Man (2018) #1

Miles Morales: Spider-Man (2018) #1

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Want to read even more Miles Morales? See our full list on Marvel Unlimited.

 

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