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What’s up, danger? Welcome to Miles Morales’ Spider-Man comics reading guide!

In barely ten years of comics history, Miles Morales has exploded across the pop culture landscape. From comics to movies to cartoons to endless merchandise, the new Spider-Man is everywhere! So much of Miles’ popularity is owed to the sensational film Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, but his story truly starts in the comics, where so many Spider-Verse adventures still continue today. So mask up and check out these comics for the ultimate Spider-Man, Miles Morales!

Spider-Man Miles Morales Comics Recommendations:

  • Ultimate Comics Spider-Man (2011) #1-28, 200
  • Spider-Men (2012) #1-5
  • Miles Morales: Ultimate Spider-Man (2014) #1-12
  • Amazing Spider-Man (2014) #9-15 (“Spider-Verse”)
    • Secret Wars (2015)
  • Spider-Man (2016) #1-21, 234-240; Spider-Gwen (2015) #16-18
    • All-New, All-Different Avengers (2016) #1-12
  • Champions (2016) #1-21
  • Miles Morales: Spider-Man (2018) #1-42
  • Miles Morales: Spider-Man (2022) #1-10

Miles Morales’ comics story mirrors the story of Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. Miles was created by Brian Michael Bendis in 2011 as part of Earth-1610, Marvel’s “Ultimate” universe. The Ultimate line was an alternate canon of the Marvel universe with modernized and unexpected twists on each of the main characters. Bendis had launched Ultimate comics in 2000 with his own take on Peter Parker, where he retold the character’s history in a contemporary setting.

As Bendis was finishing his run with Peter in the late 2000s, The Amazing Spider-Man films were casting for their new lead actor. A popular fan choice was Donald Glover. Although the role eventually went to Andrew Garfield, Bendis was so excited about Glover’s potential that he designed a new Spider-Man based on him, who would take over as the second Ultimate Spider-Man when the run with Peter was done.

And thus Miles Morales was introduced in the wake of The Death of Spider-Man. Bendis gave Miles a number of differences from Peter, including new powers, new cultural background, and even a new age range; but Miles’ good heart and relatable problems were very much the same. With Miles Morales, Bendis had created a new Spider-Man for a new generation who unique enough to be his own character but familiar enough to be beloved.

With major stories split across two parallel universes, Marvel started to play with the multiverse in their comics and began shifting their focus to only Earth-616. After crossover events like Spider-Men, Spider-Verse, and Secret Wars, Miles was eventually integrated into the main Marvel universe, where he remains to this today.

So if you’re excited to see more of Miles Morales in Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse, and maybe someday the MCU, this is the guide for you! Gathered below is the complete history of Miles in the comics, as well as his appearances in TV, movies, and video games. Enjoy reading!

For more related to Spider-Man Miles Morales’ comics, check out our other reading guides, including Ms. Marvel and Silk!

“Anyone can wear the mask.”

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Miles Morales: Ultimate Comics Spider-Man (2011)

Miles Morales was created in the last few years of the Ultimate line of comics, but he has become the main lasting legacy of that universe. Killing Peter Parker was controversial at the time, but because it was in an alternate reality and because of the strength of Brian Michael Bendis‘ writing, fans soon accepted Miles as the new Ultimate Spider-Man. His original series was created by by Bendis and Sara Pichelli and picks up immediately after the Death of Spider-Man.

Miles’ Ultimate Comics Spider-Man series would lead into the Spider-Men series, also by Bendis and Pichelli. As the first 616/1610 crossover ever, Miles finally meets Peter Parker, inspiring the movie Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse!

  • Ultimate Comics Spider-Man (2011) #1-28
    • Prologue: Death of Spider-Man (2011), Ultimate Fallout (2011) #4
    • After #12: Spider-Men (2012) #1-5
    • With #13-18: Ultimate Comics: The Ultimates (2011) #13-18.1
    • After #24: Age of Ultron (2013) #10 (cameo)
  • Cataclysm Ultimate Spider-Man (2014) #1-3
    • After #1: Ultimates Last Stand (2014) #1-2
    • After #3: Ultimates Last Stand (2014) #3-5, Survive! (2014) #1, Ultimate Spider-Man (2000) #200

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Miles Morales: Spider-Verse & Secret Wars (2014-2015)

In 2014, Dan Slott & Giuseppe Camuncoli launched the first Spider-Verse event, connecting Spider-people across the multiverse. But the multiversal shenanigans didn’t stop there, as Secret Wars & Ultimate End quickly brought Miles into the 616 universe.

  • Miles Morales: Ultimate Spider-Man (2014) #1-12
    • Prologue: All-New Ultimates (2014) #1-3
    • After #9: All-New Ultimates (2014) #4-12, Ultimate FF (2014) #4-6
    • Ultimate FF features Miles as Spider-Ham!
  • Spider-Verse (2014)
    • Amazing Spider-Man (2014) #7-11
    • Spider-Verse Team-Up (2015) #2
    • Spider-Verse (2015) #2 [E Story]
    • Amazing Spider-Man (2014) #12-15
  • Secret Wars (2015) #1-9
    • Prologue: Avengers (2013) #41
    • After #4: Ultimate End (2015) #4
    • After #9: Ultimate End (2015) #5

 

Extra reading:

  • All-New X-Men (2013) #31-36

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Miles Morales: All-New, All-Different Avengers (2016)

Now in 616, Miles became a member of the All-New, All-Different Avengers. This is where his modern story really starts, as Miles gained new mentors and teammates like Captain America Sam Wilson and Ms. Marvel Kamala Khan. Miles and the other young heroes would later leave the Avengers to form their own team, the Champions!

  • Spider-Man (2016) #1-5
    • Prologue: Amazing Spider-Man (2015) #1 [F Story]
  • All-New, All-Different Avengers (2016) #1-12; Annual #1
    • After #3: Free Comic Book Day 2015 (Avengers) #1, Spider-Woman (2016) #1, Totally Awesome Hulk (2016) #1-4
    • After #6: Nova (2016) #3-4, 8
    • After #7: Uncanny Avengers (2015) #8
    • After #8: Captain America: Sam Wilson (2015) #8, Avengers Standoff: Assault on Pleasant Hill Omega (2016) #1
    • Annual #1 features Miles as Spider-Mole!
  • Amazing Spider-Man (2015) #13-15

 

Extra reading:

  • Captain America: Sam Wilson (2015) #1, 8
  • Ms. Marvel (2016) #1, 7
  • Vision (2016) #6, 11
  • Gwenpool Special (2016) #1
  • Silver Surfer (2016) #3-4
  • Spider-Man/Deadpool (2016) #2, 12, 47-50
  • Thanos: The Infinity Finale (2016) #1
  • The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl Beats Up the Marvel Universe! (2016) #1
  • Mockingbird (2016) #5
  • Rocket Raccoon and Groot (2016) #4
  • Unbelievable Gwenpool (2016) #5-6, 18-20, 25
  • Marvel Tsum Tsum (2016) #1, 4
  • Marvel New Year’s Eve Special Infinite Comic (2017) #1
  • Invincible Iron Man (2015) #10-11

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Miles Morales: Civil War II (2016)

Shortly after, Miles’ comics shifted to a new team dynamic in Champions. The ensemble book was written by Mark Waid and Humberto Ramos, the fan-favorite creative team who did the Impulse series for DC Comics in the 90s.

Meanwhile, Miles’ Spider-Man comic was caught in the middle of Civil War II! Most of the Civil War II material can be skipped for Miles’ story, but it’s still worth noting for Miles’ first crossover event as a hero of Earth-616.

  • Spider-Man (2016) #6-19
    • With #6-10: Civil War II (2016)
    • After #11: Champions (2016) #1-9
    • With #12-14: Spider-Gwen (2015) #16-18
  • Civil War II (2016) #1-8
    • After #1: Civil War II: Choosing Sides #1, New Avengers (2015) #12, Spider-Man (2016) #6
    • After #2: Captain America: Sam Wilson (2015) #10, Captain America: Steve Rogers (2016) #4, Spider-Man (2016) #7
    • After #3: Spider-Man (2016) #8, Uncanny Avengers (2015) #13, Captain Marvel (2016) #8, Nova (2016) #8, Power Man and Iron Fist (2016) #10
    • After #6: Guardians of the Galaxy (2015) #12, Captain America: Steve Rogers #6, Thunderbolts (2016) #5, Spider-Man (2016) #9
    • After #8: Spider-Man (2016) #10, Spider-Woman (2016) #12, Civil War II: The Oath #1

 

Extra reading:

  • Rocket Raccoon (2017) #2
  • Guardians of the Galaxy (2015) #16
  • Invincible Iron Man (2017) #3, 6
  • Jessica Jones (2016) #1
  • Gwenpool Holiday Special: Merry Mix-Up (2016) #1
  • Great Lakes Avengers (2016) #1
  • Monsters Unleashed (2017) #1-5
  • Old Man Logan (2016) #19-20
  • Daredevil (2016) #19
  • Nova (2017) #2
  • America (2017) #1

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Miles Morales: Secret Empire (2017)

Civil War II was followed by Secret Empire, which featured Miles Morales vs…. Captain America? Meanwhile, Bendis & Pichelli returned for Spider-Men II, the sequel to their original series from 2012.

  • Secret Empire (2017) #0-10
    • After #0: Free Comic Book Day: Secret Empire (2017) #1, Champions (2016) #10, Occupy Avengers (2016) #9
    • After #1: Champions (2016) #11
    • After #3: Secret Empire: Uprising (2017) #1
    • After #7: Secret Empire: Brave New World (2017) #2, Champions (2016) #12, Generations: Captain America (2017) #1
  • Champions (2016) #10-21
    • With #10-12: Secret Empire (2017)
    • After #12: Generations: Spider-Man (2017) #1, Spider-Men II (2017) #1-5, Spider-Man (2016) #20-21
    • With #12-15: Avengers (2017) #672-675, 689
    • After #18: Spider-Man (2016) #234-240, Spider-Man Annual (2018) #1
    • Spider-Man #234-240 features the Spot!
  • Miles Morales: Spider-Man (2017) (novel)
    • Miles Morales Suspended: A Spider-Man Novel (2023) (novel)
    • Not comics canon

 

Extra reading:

  • Defenders (2017) #4, 8, 10
  • Jessica Jones (2016) #18
  • Incredible Hulk (2017) #714-717
  • Despicable Deadpool (2017) #300
  • Invincible Iron Man (2017) #593, 600
  • Amazing Spider-Man (2015) #799-800
  • Daredevil (2016) #602
  • Ms. Marvel (2016) #31, 35
  • Shuri (2018) #6-7
  • Marvel Knights 20th (2018) #4
  • Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur (2016) #37
  • The Unstoppable Wasp (2018) #7
  • Deadpool (2018) #2
  • Season’s Beatings (2019) #1
  • Amazing Spider-Man (2018) #10

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Miles Morales: Spider-Geddon (2018)

Just before his breakout movie, Miles got a new solo series titled Miles Morales: Spider-Man, written by the talented Saladin Ahmed! He also featured in the next Spider-Verse crossover, Spider-Geddon.

  • Miles Morales: Spider-Man (2018) #1-7
  • Spider-Geddon (2018) #1-5
    • After #2: Peter Parker: The Spectacular Spider-Man (2017) #312
    • After #5: Spider-Gwen: Ghost-Spider (2018) #4
  • Champions (2016) #24-27; Annual (2018) #1
  • Champions (2019) #1-5, 9-10
    • After #4: War of the Realms: Journey Into Mystery (2019) #1-5
  • Absolute Carnage (2019) #1-5
    • With #1-3: Absolute Carnage: Miles Morales (2019) #1-3

 

Extra reading:

  • Venom (2018) #1-5
  • Spider-Man Annual (2019) #1
  • Ironheart (2019) #6
  • Tony Stark: Iron Man (2018) #9-11
  • Marvel Comics (2019) #1000 [BU Story]
  • Marvel Rising (2019) #1-5
  • Marvel Comics (2019) #1001
  • Free Comic Book Day 2019 (Spider-Man/Venom) #1 [B Story]
  • Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man (2019) #11, 14
  • Gwenpool Strikes Back (2019) #3-5

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Miles Morales: Spider-Man (2018-2023)

With the Spider-Verse in theaters and his own PlayStation game, Miles has blown up in popularity in recent years! The solo Miles Morales: Spider-Man comic by Saladin Ahmed lasted for a successful 42 issues, and a new series from Cody Ziglar is already underway. Miles has also had recurring arcs in the Spider-Verse Unlimited digital comic series. He’s just getting started!

  • Miles Morales: Spider-Man (2018) #8-42
    • After #16: Amazing Spider-Man (2018) #35, Outlawed (2020) #1, Spider-Verse (2019) #1-6
    • After #19: Amazing Spider-Man (2018) #44, 48-55, Sins of Norman Osborn #1, Champions (2020) #1-5
    • After #23:  Amazing Spider-Man (2018) #56-57
    • With #24-30: Champions (2020) #6-10 
    • After #29: Miles Morales: Spider-Man Annual (2021) #1
    • With #32-36: Devil’s Reign (2021)
    • After #33: Amazing Spider-Man (2018) #81
  • Spider-Verse (2019) #1-6

 

Extra reading:

  • Black Panther (2018) #23-25
  • Incoming (2019) #1
  • Magnificent Ms. Marvel (2019) #14
  • Iron Man Annual (2021) #1
  • King In Black (2020) #5
  • Marvel’s Voices: Legacy (2021) #1
  • Curse of the Man-Thing (2021): Spider-Man #1, X-Men #1
  • Darkhawk (2021) #1-5, Devil’s Reign (2021) #1-6, Villains for Hire #3
  • Fantastic Four: Reckoning War Alpha (2022) #1

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  • Spider-Verse Unlimited Infinity Comic (2022) #2-6, 15-18, 48-50
  • What If…? Miles Morales (2022) #1-5
  • Spider-Man (2022) #1-3, 7
  • Miles Morales: Spider-Man (2022) #1-10
    • After #1: X-Men Annual (2022) #1, Spider-Man (2022) #4
    • After #2: Dark Web: Ms. Marvel (2022) #2
  • Marvel’s Voices: Spider-Verse (2023) #1

 

Extra reading:

  • Marvel’s Voices: Comunidades (2021) #1
  • Marvel’s Voices: Legacy (2022) #1 [J Story]
  • Alligator Loki Infinity Comic (2022) #6-7, 12
  • Miles Morales & Moon Girl (2022) #1
  • Marvel’s Voices Infinity Comic (2022) #12, 18
  • A.X.E.: Judgment Day (2022) #4-5
  • Amazing Spider-Man (2022) #10
  • Marvel’s Voices: Comunidades (2022) #1 [B Story]
  • T.E.S.T. Kitchen Halloween Special Infinity Comic (2022) #1
  • Carnage (2022) #12
  • Avengers Beyond (2023) #2
  • Carnage Reigns Alpha (2023) #1
  • Free Comic Book Day: Spider-Man/Venom (2023) #1

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Miles Morales in Multimedia and the Multiverse

With his origins tied so closely to the multiverse, of course Miles Morales’ Spider-Man stories feature the multiverse heavily. From Spider-Verse comics to video games, animation, and movies, here is everything you need for more Miles stories outside of the main comics continuities! 

Spider-Man Miles Morales Comics in the Multiverse:

  • Spider-Man: Season One (2011) #1
  • Secret Wars Too (2015) #1
  • What if Spider-Man and Spider-Woman married?
    • Spider-Man (2016) #14
    • Spider-Gwen (2015) #18
  • Venomverse: War Stories (2017) #1
  • Not Brand Echh (2017) #14
  • Spider-Man 2099 (2015) #24 (2019 A.D.)
  • Infinity Countdown: Captain Marvel (2018) #1 (What if Captain Marvel lost Civil War II?)
  • Daredevil (2015) #612
  • All-New Wolverine (2015) #33-35 (Old Woman Laura)
  • Marvel Action (2018)
    • Marvel Action: Spider-Man (2018) #1-12
    • Marvel Action: Spider-Man (2020) #1-3
    • Marvel Action Origins (2021) #4
  • Marvel Super Hero Adventures: Spider-Man – Web Designers (2019) #1
  • Spider-Verse (2019) #2 (“Aunt May became Spider-Ma’am”, “Aunt May became Carnage”)
  • Spider-Man: Life Story (2019) #6
  • Miles Morales: The End (2020) #1
  • Marvel Zombies: Resurrection (2020) #4
  • Dark Ages (2021) #1-6
  • Giant-Size Little Marvels: Infinity Comic (2021) #1
  • Heroes Reborn: Young Squadron (2021) #1 (Miles Morales as Falcon)
  • Spider-Bot Infinity Comic (2021) #7
  • Edge of Spider-Verse (2022) #2
  • Savage Avengers (2022) #1-10 (Miles Morales becomes Deathlok)
  • Peter Parker & Miles Morales: Spider-Men Double Trouble (2022) #1-4

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Spider-Man Miles Morales in Movies and TV Shows:

  • Marvel Super Heroes: What The–?! (2009) S1 E44
  • Ultimate Spider-Man (2012) S1 E21; S3 E11-12; S4 E3-11, 15-19, 22-26
    • Tie-in comic: Ultimate Spider-Man: Web Warriors – Spider-Verse (2015) #3-4
    • Tie-in comic: Ultimate Spider-Man Infinite Comic (2016) #8
    • Tie-in comic: Ultimate Spider-Man vs. the Sinister Six (2016) #3
  • Marvel’s Spider-Man (2017) S1 E1-10, 15-19, 23, 25; S2 E1-7, E11-20, E23-26; S3 E1-6
    • Features Miles as “Spy-D”
  • Marvel Super Hero Adventures (2017) S1 E3; S3 E5
    • Tie-in comic: Captain Marvel – Halloween Spooktacular (2018) #1
    • Tie-in comic: Captain Marvel – Frost Giants Among Us! (2018) #1
    • Tie-in comic: Spider-Man – Across the Spider-Verse (2019) #1
    • Tie-in comic: Spider-Man – Web of Intrigue (2019) #1
  • Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018)
    • Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse (2023)
    • Spider-Man: Beyond the Spider-Verse (2024)
  • Marvel’s Spidey and His Amazing Friends (2021) S1 E1-50; S2 E1-36
    • Meet Spidey and His Amazing Friends (2021) S1 E1-11; S2 E1-10

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Spider-Man Miles Morales in Video Games:

  • Marvel Super Hero Squad Online (2011)
  • Spider-Man: Edge of Time (2011)
    • Sequel to Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions (2010)
  • Marvel: Avengers Alliance (2012)
    • Marvel: Avengers Alliance 2 (2016)
  • Marvel Heroes (2013)
  • Marvel Puzzle Quest (2013)
  • LEGO Marvel Super Heroes (2013)
    • LEGO Marvel’s Avengers (2016)
    • LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2 (2017)
  • Marvel Contest of Champions (2014)
  • Spider-Man: Ultimate Power (2014)
  • Spider-Man Unlimited (2014)
    • Also features Miles Morhames as Spider-Ham
  • Marvel Future Fight (2015)
  • Marvel Mighty Heroes (2015)
  • Marvel Avengers Academy (2016)
  • Marvel Strike Force (2018)
  • Marvel’s Spider-Man (2018)
    • Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales (2020)
    • Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 (2023)
    • Tie-in novel: Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales – Wings of Fury
    • Tie-in comic: Spider-Geddon (2018) #0
    • Tie-in comic: Marvel’s Spider-Man: City at War (2019) #1-6
    • Tie-in comic: Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 (2023) #1
  • Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order (2019)
  • Marvel Duel (2020)

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And those are the comics for the new Spider-Man, Miles Morales! How excited are you for Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse? What are your theories for Beyond the Spider-Verse? Let me know on Twitter @vinwriteswords and remember to follow the site @MyCosmicCircus for more ultimate comics coming soon! For more information about Spider-Man Miles Morales, visit the official page.

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