UPDATE: Marvel Confirm Peter Parker/Miles Morales Crossover In SPIDER-MEN

It has today been revealed that the 616 version of Peter Parker WILL indeed meet up with the Ultimate Universe's Miles Morales in the previously teased "Spider-Men" event. Details and preview art after the jump.

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By Josh Wilding - 4/11/2012

New York Daily News has confirmed that Marvel will release a five issue mini-series, "Spider-Men," this July when a common villain brings together Peter Parker and Miles Morales. This is the first time that the two different universes have had any sort of crossover, making it a historic meeting in more ways than one. "For the 50th anniversary of Spider-Man, what everyone was looking for was a Spider-Man story that mattered," reveals writer Brian Michael Bendis.

He adds, "Someone had once said to me, ‘When I was a kid, I could only play Spider-Man, I couldn’t play Batman or Superman because my friends would say you’re not the same color, but I could play Spider-Man because when I fantasized about Spider-Man, he looked like me under the mask.' That was a big inspiration." How do you guys feel about this? Would you rather that the 616 Peter Parker had met his Ultimate counterpart? Sound off with your thoughts in the usual place.

UPDATE: Here is the official press release (containing a few new snippets of information) and the above images in hi-res.

This June, it’s time for Peter Parker, better known as the Amazing Spider-Man, to cross worlds and meet Miles Morales…the all-new Spider-Man? Marvel is proud to announce Spider-Men, an all-new five issue landmark story from award-winning author Brian Michael Bendis (Avengers VS. X-Men, Ultimate Comics Spider-Man), red-hot artist Sara Pichelli (Ultimate Comics Spider-Man) and acclaimed cover artist Jim Cheung (Avengers VS. X-Men), which brings Peter Parker and Miles Morales together for the first time. That’s right, the Spider-Man from two different realities—the Marvel Universe and Ultimate Comics Universe—bring their worlds together for a battle no one web-head could win!

When Spider-Man tracks down one of his deadliest villains, he suddenly finds himself thrust into another world where Peter Parker is dead…and there’s a new Spider-Man in town. As these two heroes learn the truth about their identities and their universes, they’ll embark on a journey that’ll leave them forever changed—and reveal a startling truth about a key player in the Spider-Man mythos!

"This year is the 50th anniversary of Spider-Man and we’re so happy that the stars aligned for us to tell a Spider-Man story that nobody has ever seen before," said Bendis. "It’s an honor and a privilege to present both this story and these characters to fans on such an auspicious occasion. The work Sara has done on Spider-Men is a step above the already high standard that she has set for herself on our Ultimate Comics Spider-Man series. For me, this is a celebration of the best character in mainstream comics and some of the best art mainstream comics has to offer."

Each issue of Spider-Men features variants covers by some of the biggest names in comics including Humberto Ramos (Amazing Spider-Man), Mike Deodato (New Avengers), Marcos Martin (Amazing Spider-Man), Terry Dodson (Avenging Spider-Man), Travis Charest (Captain America) and Sara Pichelli.

"Knowing how much Brian loves and respects Spider-Man, there’s no way I wouldn’t want to work on Spider-Men with him," said Sara Pichelli. "It’s going to be an explosive celebration of Spider-Man’s 50th anniversary—are you ready?"

In 1962’s Amazing Fantasy #15, the world first met Peter Parker and saw him become the hero Spider-Man in the Marvel Universe. Soon after, Spider-Man became a pop culture sensation, launching multiple television series, blockbuster films and some of the most popular comics of all time. Then in 2011, Marvel introduced Miles Morales, a new character of African American and Hispanic descent, who became Spider-Man in the Ultimate Comics Universe after that world’s Peter Parker perished.

"This is one of the biggest stories in Marvel history," said Axel Alonso, Editor in Chief, Marvel Entertainment. "Peter Parker and Miles Morales are two of our most popular characters and fans have been clamoring for them to meet—we’ve got quite a few surprises in store for both characters. This is only the beginning of how we’re celebrating Spider-Man’s spectacular 50th Anniversary."

This June, swing into action with world’s most amazing super heroes in Spider-Men #1.






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SuperSomething616 - 4/11/2012, 3:29 AM
Good show!!! No resurrection of ultimate Pete!!! Nicely played Marvel ;)
SuperSomething616 - 4/11/2012, 3:31 AM
Oh and first crossing of paths of 616 and ultimate universes...i wonder if this is going to become a common thing...
KingMarvel - 4/11/2012, 3:55 AM
GOOD!!
ScarletVendetta - 4/11/2012, 3:55 AM
Now can we say it? Marvel is officially out of ideas!

This is going to suck on so many levels... I wonder when Marvel will finally see bendis for the [frick]ing cancer he is... man i just wanna beat the crap out of that fat, lazy joke of a man
tazmaniak - 4/11/2012, 3:56 AM
I give Marvel props for actually going 12 years without crossing over the universes.That must have took some restraint.
TonyChu - 4/11/2012, 3:58 AM
That sounds pretty awesome actually. To much of my surprise Ultimate Spiderman has actually been good and has been getting pretty impressive reviews. Can't wait for this event!
Mrcool210 - 4/11/2012, 4:09 AM
YES
TheActionAce - 4/11/2012, 4:14 AM
cool

and didn't queseda or Bendis say that if the two universes crossover, Marvel has officially ran out of ideas
Mrcool210 - 4/11/2012, 4:17 AM
@Rym i dont remember them saying that
Darth258 - 4/11/2012, 4:24 AM
Now i see their plan behing Peter's death.. they wanted to kill him so they could do this for the anniversary -__-''
Meh..

Bring back the good old Pete. They still can do Miles his sidekick or something.. if he doesn't get ganked by the new Scorpion..

@rim: I think i remember that too.
TheActionAce - 4/11/2012, 4:26 AM
i think its still cool and all

but......

what the heck f what i vaguely remember, its probably not even true and i just made it up or something
Mrcool210 - 4/11/2012, 4:27 AM

Darth258 - 4/11/2012, 4:31 AM
Ok found that line on the marvel wiki, it was Quesada.
"Joe Quesada has reiterated his earlier claim that the two universes will not cross over as that would signify that Marvel had 'officially run out of ideas'. "
Whoisstanlee - 4/11/2012, 4:32 AM
YEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH
Darth258 - 4/11/2012, 4:33 AM
Anyways i think the Ultimate universe was way better before Ultimatum.
Mrcool210 - 4/11/2012, 4:38 AM
@Owlman WOW, what is wrong with you?
mob7medina - 4/11/2012, 4:38 AM
Ultimates suck!!616 ftw!!really utimates have just destroyed Marvels history..
siggisuperman - 4/11/2012, 5:20 AM
I love the ultimate universe this is not the first time these universes meet up is it ? I think I have a book somewhere where the avengers, ultimates and squadron supreme all meet eachother... I really love ultimate spiderman, Miles Morales is a cool kid :)
jarel93 - 4/11/2012, 5:21 AM
Okay, great idea. Still think they need to bring the Ultimate Peter back sometime, though.
ZombieOverEasy - 4/11/2012, 5:21 AM
Quesada also said "Dead will stay dead, unless the resurrection is meaningful." (Not the direct quote, don't feel like Google-ing right now) Quesada said quite a bit that wasn't kept to. Not saying I dislike him or anything, he just didn't keep all of his promises to the fans. As far as his "...Run out of ideas." quote, he's not EIC anymore, so new EIC, new rules.

I actually might go pick this up, as long as the villain is cool.
BIGBMH - 4/11/2012, 5:51 AM
I clearly remember a statement about a crossover between the universes meaning that Marvel had run out ideas. However, screw it. I'm interested in reading this and I think if they can make a good story out of it, there's no problem in going back on their statement.
comic2004 - 4/11/2012, 5:52 AM
And this is why ill never pick up a Marvel Comic book.

One word "Quesada"
Odin - 4/11/2012, 5:53 AM
So there is a God :D
imnotwearinghockeypants - 4/11/2012, 5:57 AM
Nothing like diluting your best characters. Like adding Wolverine claws to every new X-Man.
ralfinader - 4/11/2012, 6:07 AM
@Odin - would have thought someone like you would know that already!
AGENTJAY1130 - 4/11/2012, 6:25 AM
now this is going to be good!!
bigkev12 - 4/11/2012, 6:25 AM
Marvel is such a joke, Crisis on Infinate Spidermen booo hisss end the Ultimate line please
ComicBookGoth - 4/11/2012, 6:36 AM
i wouldn't say its exactly the 1st time the 616 & Ultimate universes Crossed paths


comicb00kguy - 4/11/2012, 6:36 AM
The entire point of the Ultimate universe was to be a stand-alone universe, completely separate and distinct from the 616 universe. Crossing them over is a desperate publicity ploy, which seems to be the only way Marvel can tell a story these days. Look for the predictable coverage in the midstream media as this nears. Yawn. I'll pass.

Comic2004: The only Marvel comic I'll pick up these days is The Twelve. Great story, fantastic art. And since it's a stand-alone story, no annoying crossovers or "events" to deal with. It's like Marvel's Watchmen (in terms of story quality).
Darkknight23 - 4/11/2012, 6:45 AM
Why am I not surprised?
Jolt17 - 4/11/2012, 6:49 AM
This may actually be interesting, if done right, of course. But, Jim Cheung is great as always.
Wildaniel - 4/11/2012, 6:50 AM
So they wont be fighting each other? LOL.
GUNSMITH - 4/11/2012, 6:54 AM
WELL NOW MORALES WILL FINALY GET WEB SHOOTERS.
NextHero08 - 4/11/2012, 6:54 AM
[frick]ING SWEET...HATERS, GO FIND A WEB TO STICK TO AND JUST DIE.
ralfinader - 4/11/2012, 7:02 AM
I want to read this one. To see Peter's reaction to how effed up the Ultimate U is. For him to learn of his doppleganger's death, see younger versions of people he knows or knew. The people that are dead, or alive that are not in the 616. The reaction of the Ultimate folk that miss their Peter (heh). Lots of really good charactor reactions can be mined from this idea. Not familiar with Miles outside of what I read on sites like this, but I imagine seeing a matured Spidey can be a huge learning experience for him.
MassExecutions - 4/11/2012, 7:04 AM
@ComicBookGoth - That wasn't 616, that was Zombievers, wasn't it?
Conaan - 4/11/2012, 7:06 AM
lol I liked bigkev's comment

This sucks because the Ultimates suck. BADLY

The only reason I am even bothering to watch this movie is because I have been assured that it is not much like the Ultimates. So as far as I am concerned this is a strike against it.

Beta1701 - 4/11/2012, 7:46 AM
@ComicbookGoth/MassExecutions

Yep was a zombiverse crossover, although if your going to be picky 616 does crossover to this universe too just not while Ultimate Mr F is there.
Apocalypse - 4/11/2012, 8:22 AM
@Nightmare7-I agree 100%!!! Everyone has different tastes and opinions but I gave all of the Ultimate titles a chance their first year but really do hate the entire Ultimate universe. I'm a 616 purist and love seeing some of my favorite superheroes on the big screen but they are too over-influenced by the Ultimates (i.e. Sam Fury, ehh..Nick Jackson..WHATEVER and Cap's wingless cowl) I also hate this DC 52 crap!
Greengo - 4/11/2012, 8:26 AM
blah blah blah
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