Sibling Rivalry: “Spider-Men” is Marvel’s Answer to DC’s “Watchmen”

- 02-02-12Comics, WTF? Posted by Veronique Medrano

Before you put down that cup of joe and officially wake up this morning, take a gander at news right off the heels of DC’s big announcement  for Watchmen. Wait for it…Marvel has released teaser art for a new addition to the Spider-man canon yet again. With a release date set for June 2012, Peter Parker is back in what is speculated by some websites to be a crossover into the Ultimate Universe with Miles Morales, or he could be featured in his own Ultimate arc altogether (Ultimate Peter Parker). So once again, siblings in rivalry, Marvel and DC have brought out two events that will effect a popular and well known canon.

I’m not sure if I’m completely on board with this new addition to the Spidery-verse, whatever way you look at the new edition for the Spider-man arc it almost seems to be taking away from a new and original spin on the current Spidey aka Miles Morales. This “chicana” doesn’t approve! Rob Bricken from Topless Robot put it best, in that this visual teaser:

“ is a picture of the Peter Parker Ultimate Spider-Man’s logo and the new Miles Morales Ultimate Spider-Man’s logo, just mushed together.”

So I add to my argument, that if the company takes a step backward and returns Peter Parker to the Ultimate Universe, it will negate any progress made into Miles Morales’ story line, which has only been in print for about 6-8 months. Is there something I’m not seeing? Are sales for the Ultimate Spider-man Miles Morales not meeting quota or are you doing what I suspect, which is adding to the canon in a way that really isn’t necessary at the moment for the hype. There is no reason to reset a canon again, but if this is just a particular arc that will have Peter go away soon after, and leave Miles Morales with more experience and ready to take on an even bigger challenge in his respective Universe then I could possibly live with this announcement.

Yet as of this moment, Spider-Men is not letting out a peep on its story line or purpose. Stay tuned, ’cause I’m sure the announcement will be coming soon.

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