Spider-Men Coming in June: Marvel U. Meets Ultimate U.

Spider-Men #4

Since the initial, vague announcement back in February, Marvel has slowly revealed more information on Spider-Men, namely that it’s the first-ever meeting between the classic Spider-Man, Peter Parker, and the recently debuted Ultimate Spider-Man, Miles Morales — and the first interaction of any kind between their two fictional universes.

Spider-Men, a five-part miniseries by the Ultimate Comics Spider-Man team of writer Brian Michael Bendis and artist Sara Pichelli, debuts with two issues in June. The villain of the series is classic fishbowl-helmeted Spidey foil Mysterio, and the story is also set to include guest spots from the Ultimate versions of Aunt May and Gwen Stacy, who saw their Peter Parker perish during a fight with the Green Goblin at the climax of last year’s “Death of Spider-Man” storyline.

Newsarama talked to Marvel editor-in-chief Axel Alonso about why the time was right for Spider-Men, waiting a dozen years to break down the barrier between the Ultimate and Marvel universes, Mysterio’s role in the story and the impact the series is set to have. Courtesy of Marvel, we’re exclusively debuting Jim Cheung’s cover to Spider-Men #4, out in August.

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