Marvel Comics Announces Black Spider-Man
— The new face of Spider-Man is undergoing a few alterations, including the changing of his skin color.
According to the Associated Press, the popular comic will feature a half-black, half-Hispanic American teenager who fights crime in Manhattan after Peter Parker is killed by the Green Goblin.
Brian Michael Bendis, writer of Marvel Comics’ Ultimate Fallout No. 4, says that the departure from the typical white character was in his hopes to explore a fresh and new story.
“He’s younger than Peter Parker; he’s coming from a completely different background, a completely different world view. It’s Peter Parker’s death that inspires this kid to step up,” says Bendis.