A preview for Marvel’s Spider-Man #3 reveals Miles Morales has an ability no other Spider-Verse hero has thanks to the events of 2015’s Secret Wars.
The following contains spoilers for Spider-Man #3, on sale Dec. 7 from Marvel Comics.
Marvel’s Spider-Man #3 reveals Miles Morales has a slight edge over Shathra’s infection compared to heroes from other dimensions thanks to the events of 2015’s Secret Wars.
Spider-Man #3 comes from writer Dan Slott, penciler Mark Bagley, inker John Dell, colorist Edgar Delgado and letterer VC’s Joe Caramagna. In the first two issues of the series, Spider-Man/Peter Parker has joined forces with Miles Morales, Silk, Araña, Madame Web, Morlun and a handful of others to fight Shathra, who has been possessing heroes from across the Spider-Verse in an effort to take control over the Web of Life and Destiny. Spider-Man #1 saw one of Shathra’s victims, Spider-Man Noir, not only kill Spider-Woman/Jessica Drew, but completely severe her from the Web of Life.
At the end of Spider-Man #2, Miles Morales began to fall prey to Shathra’s infection. In a preview for Spider-Man #3, Miles continues to internally battle the change on Earth-616 Beta, which then causes a panic among the other heroes. Morlun, who is typically a villain but has allied himself with Peter in order to save the Spider-Verse, quickly wants to kill Miles, as he believes he’s too far gone and will lead Shathra directly to them. Miles, however, still has some control over himself and isn’t ready to call it quits just yet. “I’m the kid from two dimensions — and for now, that’s giving me an edge,” he says. “I’m fighting her, but the second I slip — we’re screwed! Someone call up a portal!”
Secret Wars Forever Changed Miles Morales
In Spider-Man #2, Madame Web explained heroes from Earth-616 are immune to Shathra’s infection. When Silk asks what this means for Miles, Madame Web explains he’s a rare case given he’s technically from two realities, which harkens back to Secret Wars. In Secret Wars #6, Miles gave Molecule Man/Owen Reece a hamburger he happened to have in his pocket when he and Peter infiltrate Castle Doom. Owing Miles a favor, Molecule Man later rewrites history in a way where the young hero is technically from two realities, Earth-616 and Earth-1610.
The synopsis for Spider-Man #3 reads, “The End of the Spider-Verse rages on! Spider-Man and Night-Spider have to make an impossible heist against impossible odds! If you thought the first issue was shocking, think again because this issue is going to shake you to your core!”
Spider-Man #3 features cover art by Bagley and Alejandro Sánchez and variant cover art by Humberto Ramos, Edgar Delgado, Marco Checchetto and Dennis Chan. The issue releases Dec. 7 from Marvel.