Marvel Comics is canceling a shit-ton of books. That’s a good thing. If nothing else is evident at this point, it’s evident that Marvel needs to clean its house. First, Marvel chose not to renew the contracts of most of their established writers. Then their top dog, Brian Michael Bendis, jumped ship to the Distinguished Competition. When you factor in that Marvel has been, for the past few years, alienating its established readers by force-feeding us “diversity”–i.e. shoving new characters down our throats at the expense of established characters–and it’s no wonder sales have been in the toilet. It’s time to get it together, Marvel.
There is a rumor that Miles Morales may soon change his superhero name. He may become “Spy-D” or something. Doesn’t matter that I think the name is stupid. All that matters is that they stop calling him Spider-Man. He is NOT Spider-Man. Longtime fanboys like me will never accept the character as long as they keep calling him Spider-Man. It also makes sense within the context of the story for him to change his name. Why wouldn’t he want to establish his own identity, instead of being a “replacement” hero? CHANGE THE CHARACTER’S NAME, MARVEL. Sooner rather than later.