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This concerns the identity of a Spider-Man in the new 5-issue miniseries Spider-Men. Spoiler text to protect the innocent:

In the first issue we follow Peter Parker as he does his New York thing, then gets warped into an alternate universe and meets the new Ultimate Spider-Man, Miles Morales. But which Peter Parker is it? He sounds too young to be the Peter Parker of the main continuity (which I had at first assumed him to be) with what seems to be inexperience and all his talk about girl problems. Or is this a Peter Parker from a new continuity? Is it even Peter Parker?

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The claim is the Peter Parker showing up in the Ultimate Universe crossover, Spidermen, IS the canon Marvel Earth-616 Spiderman.

From an interview with Alex Alonso, editor-in-chief:

On the other side, there's "our" Peter from the original 616 universe. There's a million ways to play him seeing a universe like the Ultimate U from awestruck to scared. What were the things you had to get out of this character confronting his own death?

Oh boy, Brian would kill me if I spilled those beans! [Laughter] Let's just say we've considered all the questions a fanboy could ask.

Promotional Cover for Spidermen

CBR: ALONSO ON MARVEL'S ULTIMATE "SPIDER-MEN" CROSSOVER

  • That was my impression as well. But the PP in the book read like a much younger version of the 616 PP, or maybe I'm mistaken? – System Down Jun 14 '12 at 23:23
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    The writers have probably not read Spiderman in a while (so many of them have NEVER read an issue BEFORE they start writing it, so there may be a bit of an archetype being used rather than the character as we have known him today. Trust me I hate when writers have NEVER read a copy of a book before they start writing it. And that happens a lot more than you think. – Thaddeus Howze Jun 14 '12 at 23:35

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