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Ultimate Spin looks at a different strand of Spider-Man’s web, namely the ones belonging to Miles Morales, the young man who’d inherited the mantle of great power and responsibility following the death of Peter Parker in Marvel’s Ultimate Spider-Man series, and Spider-Gwen Stacy, an alternate take on the blonde bombshell wherein she took of the mantle of Spider-Woman after Peter Parker’s death.
Whether you’ve been following Miles since he was introduced in 2011 or if you’ve just entered the Spider-Man comics world with Spider-Gwen, the Ultimate Spin the podcast for you.
Ultimate Spin features an international group of Spider-Man fans reviewing and discussing the stories in those two series, as well as chatting about the history of the Ultimate Spider-Man series and what the future has in store for Miles and Gwen.
We’re still in a bit of a daze, but yes, Brian and Kyle got to talk with BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS all about the world of Miles Morales!
This episode was so much fun to record, and we went deep into the themes explored within the series. We get into Miles’ motivations as Spider-Man in a world where Peter Parker still exists, and talk about how real life experiences with race, parenting, and family influence Miles’ story. We learn about the origin of Ganke and hear Bendis’ reaction to seeing *that* character in the Spider-Man Homecoming trailer. We learn about the creative process behind the Spider-Gwen crossover, talk about the new artists coming on board, and get some tantalizing hints about Miles’ future, including news about the first crossover-free year for the book in a long time!
This was a great and truly in-depth conversation with a talented creator and a genuinely good dude – we hope that you enjoy it!
Stuff that we’d mentioned in this episode (yeah, there’s a lot!):
- Miles in the movies!
- Jason Reynolds
- Kelly Ripa
- Jim Henson’s A Tale of Sand (art by Ramón Perez)
- Marco Rudy
- Words For Pictures
- Justin Ponsor
- Nico Leon
- Syzmon Kudranski’s debut on Spider-Man #15
- Paul Gulacy
- Bernie Wrightson
- Iceman Comes Out
- Netflix’s Master of None
- NBC’s The More You Know
- The Defenders
- Riri Williams – Invincible Iron Man
- George Takei
- That’s Totally Not Ganke in the Spider-Man Homecoming trailer
- Fantastic 4
- Secret Empire
- Miles meets Spider-Gwen in Kissing in a Tree
- Jessica Jones
- The Bendis Tapes at Word Balloon
- American Library Association: The Social Role of the Library
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HUGE THANKS to Brian for taking the time out of his busy schedule to chat with us!
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