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Spider-Geddon Gives Miles Morales a Major Cosmic Upgrade

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Miles Morales is having what you could call a pretty good month. The young web-slinger is headlining his first feature film in Sony's animated Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, gaining new fans of all ages. In the pages of Marvel's Spider-Geddon event series, Miles has swung into a leadership position as he commands a team of Spider heroes from across the multiverse against the vampiric Inheritors.

The villainous family's return already resulted in the deaths of Spider-Man Noir and Spider-UK, and Miles and the gang are determined to not lose any more of their comrades. This is why Miles and Otto Octavius, once again calling himself the Superior Spider-Man, have split the heroes into two groups to tackle the Inheritor problem from different viewpoints.

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While Otto's tactics can always be considered questionable, Miles went with the approach of looking to their past confrontation with the Inheritors in 2014's Spider-Verse, a predecessor to Spider-Geddon. One of the Spider-Men to fall in battle during Spider-Verse was arguably the strongest of the group -- Spider-Man of Earth-13. This Peter Parker had the power of the cosmic Enigma Force (hence the codename Cosmic Spider-Man) and was his Earth's version of Captain Universe.

With the Enigma Force without a host, Miles and Otto decided to take a group of Spider heroes to Earth-13 in order to study it and find Captain Universe on Earth-616 and ask for his help in their fight. However, instead of finding Captain Universe, Miles was greeted by a pretty angry Enigma Force that didn't appreciate being summoned.

To his credit, Miles didn't back down from the entity. When the Enigma Force stated it only comes to those it deems worthy, Miles gave the argument that they're too busy trying to save the multiverse to worry about who is and isn't worthy. The cosmic force must have been impressed, because right when it looked like Solus was about to feast on the Superior Spider-Man and the Spider-Man from the PlayStation 4 game, Miles came to the rescue as the new Captain Universe.

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While Miles was able to combine the Enigma Force with his special Venom Blast, the most impressive display came when he took out Solus with the mechanical Leopardon's gigantic sword. It's not made clear on the page if Solus was evaporated by the blow or merely incapacitated. Solus' children react as if he were dead, but Miles mentions that the Enigma Force would leave his body if he used its cosmic powers to take a life.

Of course, all good things must come to an end, and that's true for Miles' time as Captain Universe. With the Inheritors threat neutralized, the Enigma Force went back to whence it came. Miles is currently starring in a relaunch of his ongoing solo series, so it wouldn't make much sense for Marvel to drastically change his status quo by making him a cosmic superhero. But, it is still significant that the Engima Force found Miles worthy enough to hold its power.

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Possessing the cosmic energy can be compared to lifting Thor's magical hammer, Mjolnir. And right now, Marvel revealed that Miles Morales is a worthy superhero.

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