Earlier this month, Marvel announced that they would be turning the entire universe upside down and inside out. One of those many changes will be Miles Morales returning from the Secret Wars to headline Spider-Man when the comic book series relaunches in the fall.

Half black and half Latino, Morales, was first introduced in 2011 and instantly became a fan favorite. His return marks one of the moves Marvel is making for a more diverse range of superheroes.

According to reports, the orginal Spider-Man, Peter Parker, will still be a figure in the relaunch; however, there is no doubt that Morales is the friendly web-slinging neighborhood superhero.

Series writer and co-creator Brian Bendis says that this move to diversify the superhero world, especially for the masked Spider-Man, will be significant for a new generation of children who will grow up reading these comics and seeing them as not only superheroes, but role models.

"Many kids of color who when they were playing superheroes with their friends, their friends wouldn't let them be Batman or Superman because they don't look like those heroes but they could be Spider-Man because anyone could be under that mask. But now it's true. It's meant a great deal to a great many people," he said.

Other Marvel staple characters who will reflect a more balanced representation of the world are Thor, who is now female; Captain America, whose shield will be taken up by The Falcon, an African-American hero; and Ms. Marvel, a Muslim teen from Jersey.

Although there are no plans yet to bring Morales as a big screen version of Spider-Man, fans are happy to see the bi-racial hero gracing the comic books front and center to replace the murdered Peter Parker when the series relaunches in the fall.

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