Miles Morales is already deeply connected to Marvel history, but when "Legacy" rolls around, Spider-Man #234 will show him just what it means to be a friendly neighborhood wallcrawler - including taking on his own version of the Sinister Six.
Written by Brian Michael Bendis with artist Oscar Bazaldua, Spider-Man #234 introduces a very different version of the classic villain team, led by another Spider-Man staple - a villain with an unknown identity.
"The new Sinister Six is led by the mystery figure behind the Iron Spider armor," Bendis toldPreviewsWorld. "Bombshell (the mother of the Bombshells) from the Ultimate universe, and the mother of one of Miles’ best friends, the female Electro (I refuse to call her Lady Electro), and the Spot. Plus, fresh off his rather creepy appearance in Jessica Jones, Sandman (one of my all-time favorites, and I don’t see how you could do a Sinister Six without him), and Hobgoblin (also fresh off his cameo and Jessica Jones)."
"I am looking at this Six like a real old-school, Oceans' Eleven crew of criminals," he continued. "All of them have a very specific skill set and there is a whale of a score that needs all six of them. It’s a doozy. I can’t wait for you guys find out what the Sinister Six wants. But the story will be very personal when people find out who the Iron Spider is."
But Miles' future as Spider-Man may be in question - and not just because of this new threat.
"Because of all the constant turmoil in Miles’s life — and there has been a lot even by superhero standards — there are certain parts of Miles' growth that have not been attended to. He still has a lot to learn. And a lot to learn about his powers. He has not mastered all of them and they may do things he doesn’t know yet," Bendis explained. "But the big question that looms over the character of Miles, and the entire series, is whether or not Spider-man is the final path for him. Because he’s been struggling, Miles and his friends have been questioning what could be the problem. It is Ganke who questions whether or not Miles would be Spider-man if Peter Parker hadn’t already done it. Just because Peter Parker got bit by a spider and became Spider-Man doesn’t mean that that’s what Miles has to do when he gets bit by a spider."
"So the Legacy story for Miles is whether or not he needs to be part of the Spider-Man legacy."
Spider-Man #234 is due out on shelves in November. Here's the full solicitation:
BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS (W) • OSCAR BAZALDUA (A)
Cover by PATRICK BROWN
SINISTER SIX REBORN Part 1
Miles’ world has been shaken a lot lately, but nothing will compare to what the mysterious Iron-Spider and his brand new SINISTER SIX will do. Sandman, Hobgoblin, The Spot, Electro and Bombshell (?!) join this mystery villain to make Miles’ life a living hell.