If you’re familiar with the Marvel Comics multiverse known as the Spider-Verse, you know that Peter Parker isn’t the only version of Spider-Man who’s out there. In fact, one could argue that because of the Oscar-winning 2018 animated film Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, the main Spider-Man character, Miles Morales, has taken his place as one of the most popular versions of the web-slinging superhero.
Marvel continues to build off Morales’ fame with the release of a new graphic novel, Miles Morales: Shock Waves. The comic book was written by best-selling author Justin A. Reynolds (Opposite of Always) and illustrated by award-winning Guatemalan artist Pablo Leon.
In Miles Morales: Shock Waves, Spider-Man travels to his birthplace of Puerto Rico when a disastrous earthquake hits the island. There, he sets up a fundraiser to help the people of Puerto Rico recover from the natural disaster. But when a man disappears, Spider-Man wonders if it has anything to do with the corporation that is helping him raise money for the citizens.
On Twitter, Leon posted a screenshot that shows that the graphic novel is already the No. 1 new release in its category based on pre-orders.
In the first chapter of the comic, which is available to read at the official blog of Scholastic Inc., Morales points out some of the superpowers he possesses that his friend Peter Parker does not. This includes the ability to camouflage and to shoot out not only spiderwebs, but spider venom, too. He also answers FAQs about what it’s like being Spider-Man.
“Not gonna lie, speeding through a busy city chasing bad guys while trying not to fly into a wal…I’ve been Spider-Man for nearly a year, and I’m still getting used to it,” Morales says. “But, okay, I admit it – mainly, it’s freaking awesome.”
Miles Morales: Shock Waves is available June 1.