Marvel Comics has found waves of success in the past decade by launching new young legacy heroes from their most famous characters. But now they’re taking the fan-favorite trend one step further by essentially “shipping” two of Spider-Man’s teenage counterparts in an upcoming storyline.
Released amid the publisher’s fall announcements, the publisher’s Marvel NOW! catalog revealed that Miles Morales and Spider-Gwen will be starting a relationship as part of an upcoming crossover in their respective titles.
The characters appeared briefly in the same story during the “Spider-Verse” event, but until now there has been little real connection between the teen phenoms –Â probably due to the fact that they exist in alternate Marvel Universes.
However, the pair do share some sideways history in that Miles knew a slightly older version of Gwen Stacy in the now defunct Ultimate Universe. And, of course, Spider-Gwen has her own history dealing with the death of a Peter Parker in her own timeline. How/if those details will play out in the upcoming romantic entanglement will no doubt be explored when the characters cross paths and lock lips in the fall.
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