Who is afraid of a black Spider(-Man)?

Ora C. McWilliams

Abstract


An Internet post asking about Spider-Man's race in a film turned into an Internet campaign about an actor that led fans to interact with each other as well as with the actor, which in turn led to the attention of media producers, which resulted in a change in Spider-Man's race in a print comic book.

Keywords


Comics; Fandom; Marvel Comics; Miles Morales; Race; Ultimate Universe

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3983/twc.2013.0455

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