Well it finally happened. Peter Parker from the Marvel 616 universe will meet Miles Morales, Spider-man from the Ultimate Universe. According to Marvel, the story will span across five issues written by Brian Michael Bendis and drawn by Sara Pichelli. The story kicks into high gear on June 13th.
Senior Editor Mark Paniccia shared his thoughts: “For years now, the world’s greatest writers have been pushing for characters from the Ultimate Universe and the Marvel Universe to meet, and there’s been some pretty tempting pitches…. Looking at the big anniversaries we had coming up in 2012, [Marvel Chief Creative Officer] Joe Quesada suggested one huge way to celebrate 50 years of Spidey was to do the ultimate—no pun intended—Marvel team-up.”
The Story will feature the Ultimate Universe incarnations of Aunt May and Gwen Stacy, a guest appearance from the Ultimates, and some surprising villains from both sides of the divide. But in the end, the focus will remain on Peter, Miles, and what this meeting means to both.
“Peter Parker is Miles’ hero,” states associate editor Sana Amanat. “[A version of Peter Parker] is the reason Miles has taken up the Spider-Man mantle, so it will be interesting to see what Peter can teach him. Peter will also see the impact of the Spider-Man legacy and the influence it can have. Ultimately these characters will really help inspire and empower one another.”
What do you think folks? Is this a story you wanted to see happen, or do you have a bad feeling about this one?