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Marvel's new Spider-Man is mixed-race geek

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Marvel's new Spider-Man is mixed-race geek


Spiderman is back and he is half-black. And half-Latino. Having killed off Peter Parker in June, Marvel Comics have unveiled the new web slinger called Miles Morales.

Parker was an orphan raised by his aunt and uncle in a traditionally white section of Queens, while

Miles’ parents – his mother is black, his father Latino – are still alive

Like Parker, Miles is a nerdy, awkward working-class kid but hails from the more racially diverse outer boroughs of New York.

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