Miles Morales Spider-Man Is A Superhero

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If you were asked to name a few superheroes, you would probably have Superman, Iron Man, Batman, and Captain America on your list first, and what they all have in common? They are all white males. And you would probably have to resort to Google to get yourself to name more than two minority heroes after Storm from X-Men and Green Lantern, not the Ryan Reynolds one. Straying away from the superhero criteria norm, Marvel recently rebranded Spider-Man as Miles Morales, a black hispanic kid and successor to a deceased Peter Parker, in a parallel universe. The Miles Morales’ Spider-Man universe gives readers a subtle insight on the environment and psyche of a minority youth underneath the hero versus villain plot. While creators have had success …show more content…
They are all white males. And you would probably have to resort to Google to get yourself to name more than two minority heroes after Storm from X-Men and Green Lantern, not the Ryan Reynolds one. Straying away from the superhero criteria norm, Marvel recently rebranded Spider-Man as Miles Morales, a black hispanic kid and successor to a deceased Peter Parker, in a parallel universe. The Miles Morales’ Spider-Man universe gives readers a subtle insight on the environment and psyche of a minority youth underneath the hero versus villain plot. While creators have had success with predominantly Caucasian and male superheroes, they should look to represent more diversity because it would expand the demographics, as it would help other readers to identify themselves within the …show more content…
However after reading the first five chapters of the Miles Morales version of Spider-Man, Miles’s character won me over, especially at the time of Peter Parker’s death. At Peter Parker’s funeral, Miles asked Gwen Stacy why Peter wore a mask, she replied, “Because he didn’t need anyone to know who he was to be a hero” (Bendis 4). Her response was like the number one principle of being a superhero, yet Bendis chose to have it reiterated in this comic. This scene shows readers how naive and pure-hearted Miles Morales is. Miles fills in the void that Peter Parker left behind, but doesn’t look to draw good publicity. Despite being a mere middle school student, Miles shows more maturity than Dave from Kick-Ass who’s a few years older than him. In Dave’s world, he seems arrogant and acts like a hotshot as his perspective on having a mask is like being in an exclusive club, superior to everyone else. “My friends just didn’t interest me anymore...I think I was just finding it harder and harder to relate to people who didn’t wear mask…” (Millar 6). What also differs Dave from Miles is that Dave selfishly used his second identity as Kick-Ass and attempted to reveal his true identity to Katie to get rid of her false assumption of Dave’s homosexuality. Another takeaway from Kick-Ass is

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