It was the first crossover between Earth-616 and Ultimate Universe characters and is one of the most well-regarded Spider-Man storylines in recent years. Spider-Men (2012) was a five-issue limited series brought to us by writer Brian Michael Bendis and artist Sara Pichelli. Now, it looks like we’re getting Spider-Men II courtesy of the House of Ideas.
In posts on their social media platforms, Marvel shared an animated GIF showing Peter Parker wondering if Earth-616 has a Miles Morales different than that of the one that came over in the universe-combining events of Secret Wars.
After Parker enters Miles’ name into Google, the next panel shows him uttering the words “Oh my god,” before the animation transition to a big two in Roman numerals set in front of a spider web background complete with the New York skyline at the bottom.
In the first Spider-Men storyline, Peter fell through a rift into the Ultimate Universe, where he and Miles work to stop Mysterio and his rift-creating equipment. Eventually the pair — will the help of the Ultimates, Nick Fury, and Tony Stark — were able to stop the villain from creating any additional rifts between universes.
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With Secret Wars combining the Marvel Multiverse into one singular universe, it remains unknown why Peter Parker is searching out the doppelganger of Miles Morales. No further information — other than the animation shared through the Marvel Facebook page — was available, so it’s unclear whether Bendis and Pichelli will be returning for the sequel storyline or if a new creative team will be assigned to the project.
Bendis currently writes the Morales-based Spider-Man book with art by Pichelli while The Amazing Spider-Man features writer Dan Slott and a committee of various artists.