Donald Glover Inspires The New Black/Hispanic Spider-Man, Miles Morales = COMMUNITY QUOTE TIME!!!

Earlier this week, in the wake of Peter Parker’s death in Ultimate Spider-Man #160, Marvel announced that the new Spider-Man would be a half-black, half-Hispanic teenager named Miles Morales.  He appears for the first time in this week’s Ultimate Fallout #4.  This is cool news all around, despite some flat-out racist responses across the internets… more diversity is really nice to see, plus Peter Parker sucks.  I’m totally on board for Miles!!

But in all the racial hullabaloo, no one seems to be focusing on the fact that Brian Michael Bendis said Miles was inspired by Donald Glover’s campaign to play Spider-Man.  And that Donald Glover plays Troy on Community, the funniest show on television.  And that he’s the most hilarious character on the show.  And that we have a picture of Miles.  And that we could be doing things like this:

Or this:

Or, very appropriately, this:

Or maybe a two-parter, like this:

Leading to this:

Or how about this:

Seriously, internets, this should have been going on like crazy.  I may have just a few more:

And my very favourite one:

Community is the BEST show!!!  I can’t wait for it to come back!!!  Troy totally kills me… I blew my whole evening doing this, and it was totally worth it.  AND you can do the same, kids!!  Stick your favourite Troy quote in the blank picture that follows, and make your own Troy/Miles fun:

If you really wanted to get crazy, you could do some more Ultimate comics/Community mash-ups.  Captain America as Jeff?  Maybe Jarvis for Pierce?  If you can find a decent Starburns analogue, I think you’ll totally win the internet.  The possibilities are endless!!


Published by Tim Hanley

Tim Hanley is a comic book historian and the author of Wonder Woman Unbound, Investigating Lois Lane, The Many Lives of Catwoman, and Betty and Veronica: The Leading Ladies of Riverdale.

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