Issue 67 - Miles Morales

1:00:42
 
Share
 

Manage episode 251131302 series 2138714
By Capes on the Couch LLC and Capes on the Couch: Where Comics Get Counseling. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.

It's our Season 4 Premiere! We swing into the Ultimate Marvel Universe to look at MILES MORALES! It's no pressure being the next Spider-Man, right? Plus we announce changes to our Patreon, and Doc talks WCW (it makes sense in context). Listen now!

  • Intro

    • Welcome back for Season 4

    • Discord & YouTube channels to watch/listen live

    • Announce changes to Patreon – monthly trade reviews exclusive to $ level

    • Mental Health Avengers coming soon!

    • Weekly shout-out to Bang Average Movie Podcast – Nathan & Tyler talk about movies. Nathan has a film studies degree, Tyler doesn’t. It comes out in the wash. Good movies, bad movies, they cover it all. Pretty funny – humor focused, so don’t expect serious in-depth analysis

    • Review read – CitrusSunshine on Apple - “I’m not that big of a comics fan, but this podcast is really good. I like that they have in universe and out of universe treatment. Often there are tips and thoughts that are applicable to my life. “

  • Background (07:18)

    • Miles Morales created by Brian Michael Bendis & Sara Pichelli in Ultimate Fallout #4 (August 2011)

    • Miles was created to replace Peter Parker in Ultimate Universe, after Peter’s death – opted to create a minority character to reflect diversity of Marvel readers – look was influenced by Donald Glover

    • Miles born to black father and Puerto Rican mother

    • Similarly to Peter Parker, Miles was bitten by spider – the spider was infused with formula based on Peter’s blood – the spider crawled inside the duffel bag of the Prowler, a villain later revealed to be Miles’ uncle Aaron – when Miles went to his uncle’s house, the spider crawled out and bit him

    • Does not use his powers until he sees Spider-Man die thanks to Green Goblin – takes up the mantle, although initially shunned by public because he’s wearing a copy of Peter’s suit, and is yelled at that it’s in bad taste

    • Recruited by SHIELD – Uncle discovers he’s Spider-Man, and they battle – Aaron’s weapons malfunction and explode, killing him

    • Venom symbiote takes over the scientist who created the spider that bit him, and attacks Miles’ father, who he believes is Spider-Man – in the ensuing battle, the doctor is killed, along with Miles’ mother – Miles quits heroics

    • Returns as Spider-Man, and his father learns the truth – disowns him – later returns and reveals he and Aaron used to be undercover agents working for SHIELD

    • Reveals his identity to his girlfriend Katie Bishop, who in turn reveals she and her parents are agents of Hydra

    • Secret Wars – the Ultimate and 616 Universes are merged, and Miles brought into the mainstream universe – his mother is restored in the process, thanks to Molecule Man – now patrols NYC as Spider-Man alongside Peter Parker

    • Civil War II – Ulysses, an Inhuman with precognitive abilities, foresees Miles killing Captain America – this sets off conflict, although the murder does not occur

    • Now a member of Champions – upcoming storyline called Outlawed will ban teenage heroes, and Miles will be big part of it

  • Issues (13:35)

    • Legacy character – struggles with mantle initially, especially after public reacts poorly

    • Much like Peter initially, teen hero carries with it own set of problems (22:30)

    • Difficulty of keeping family separated – doesn’t work well for him

  • Break

  • Treatment (40:57)

    • In-universe

    • Out of universe (44:24)

  • Skit (51:22)

  • Ending (57:27)

    • Next episodes – Medusa, Mental Health Avengers, Bane, Political terrorism, Tick

    • Review giveaway

References:

Apple Podcasts: here Google Play: here Stitcher: here TuneIn: here iHeartRadio: here Spotify: here Twitter FacebookE-mailPatreonTeePublicDiscord

74 episodes