Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
SPIDER-MAN : INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE Character Biographies
MILES MORALES – The all-new Spider-Man
Miles Morales is a young teenager and a Brooklyn native. He’s a bright kid who’s been thrust into a new school and is having a hard time adjusting to a more rigorous academic environment. But he’s having an even harder ti me adjusting to his entirely new and unexpected life as a Spider-Man. With the help of some surprising new fr iends, Miles learns to unlock the hero inside himself.
PETER B. PARKER – Miles’ reluctant mentor
He may look like Peter Parker, but he is older and the years of superhero life have taken a toll on his body. His experiences have left him world-weary and cynical. Peter never wanted to be a mentor, but training Miles Mo rales to be Spider-Man helps him to regain his original enthusiasm for that identity and reclaim the spirit of self lessness for which Spider-Man stands
SPIDER-GWEN – A super-cool Spider-Woman
An intelligent and quick-witted teenager, Spider-Gwen is the Spider-Woman of her world, an excellent fight er who can swing and flip with the grace of a trained dancer. Although tough and brave when she’s fighting the bad guys, Gwen has suffered a loss in her universe that’s made her afraid to get close to people, even to an open-hearted kid like Miles. Once she learns there are others like her, she has the opportunity to let down her guard and become part of a team who have overcome their own tragedies to become the protectors of their worlds.
SPIDER-MAN NOIR – The Spider-Man of 1933
Spider-Man Noir, a Peter Parker from another century as well as another universe, is a more hardened version of Spider-Man who fought crime during the Great Depression in 1933. Unlike most Spider-People, Spider-Man No ir is only seen in black and white and has the 1930s perspective to match, which makes it harder for him to adjust to Miles’ modern (and colorful) world.
PENI PARKER and SP//dr – A half-Asian school girl from the future
Peni Parker is a classic anime character, a school girl from an alternative universe with a psychic link to a spider. She’s an emotional, expressive vigilante who doesn’t wear the typical Spider-Man suit – instead, she has a mech anical, robotic Spidey suit that only responds to her DNA.
SPIDER-HAM – The comic relief
Meet Spider-Ham, aka Peter Porker… a cartoon pig! Spider-Ham is always the first one to crack a joke, but de spite behaving like the ultimate ham, he takes his job as a Spider-Hero very seriously and fights alongside the others with own his special kind of cartoon fury.
RIO MORALES – Miles’ loving mom and most sympathatic supporter
Rio is Miles’ mother. She’s a strong and encouraging presence in Miles’ life whose support helps Miles keep his head above water when he feels overwhelmed by school or by his Spider-Man challenges. Hailing fro m Puer to Rico, she fosters a special bond with Miles by speaking Spanish with him. Rio has no idea that her son has become a Spider-Man or that he’s trying to do his school work while saving Brooklyn from destruction.
JEFFERSON DAVIS – Miles’ strict but sweet dad and super cop
Jefferson is Miles’ strict but loving father. When Jefferson was growing up, he lived the life of a petty criminal. But when he met his wife, Rio, he left the criminal world behind, becoming a police officer and adopting a strict moral code. He’s proud that Miles has been accepted at the prestigious Visions Academy and is determined that his son will do well and not repeat the mistakes of his own youth. Jefferson has a grudge against Spider-Man wh om he thinks gets more credit for crime fighting than regular cops like himself; as a result, Miles can’t share his m ost pressing secret with his father.
UNCLE AARON – Top notch uncle to and the person who most understands Miles
Aaron and his brother Jefferson grew up in rough circles and found themselves in a life of petty crime. When Jefferson started a family, he walked away from his criminal life and hoped that Aaron would do the same, but Aaron still lives a life of which Jefferson disapproves. Miles loves his uncle and finds refuge with him when he feels overwhelmed by his new school. Aaron encourages Miles as an artist but also as a truant, and Miles is ine vitably drawn to his uncle’s more free-willing style than to the tough love he encounters at home
AUNT MAY – A Pillar for all Spider-People
Aunt May has been very involved in her nephew’s Spider-Man world, creating gadgets and providing tactical s upport for his superhero adventures. When May learns that there are Spider-People from other universes who need her help, she’s ready to provide coffee and web-shooters. She even wields a baseball bat to fight along side them when the villains arrive.
WILSON FISK aka KINGPIN – The ultimate crime lord
Kingpin is the king of organized crime in New York. His climb to the heights of power has been built on decades of shady deals and ruthless violence, backed by an almost superhuman will. Kingpin blames Spider-Man for a lo ss so great that he is willing to risk the lives of every person in every universe to get back what he lost.
THE PROWLER – Villainous henchman on a mission to get that kid!
The Prowler is one of Kingpin’s henchmen, a career criminal. He is an exceptional fighter outfitted with highly ad vanced gear and weaponry, willing to kill on command. When Kingpin assigns Prowler to hunt down our hero Mi les, Prowler will stop at nothing to follow his boss’s order.
GREEN GOBLIN – A monstrous super-villain and long-time enemy of Spider-Man
Of all the villains who’ve plagued Spider-Man over the years, the most terrifying is the Green Goblin. Although Spider-Man still calls him “Norm” in reference to the Goblin’s previous human form, he must use all of is spider-powers to fight his demonic creature. Unlike previous iterations, our Goblin stands at 22 feet tall with green sc ales and a purple tongue. More beast than man, he’ll stop at nothing to take down our Spidey.
TOMBSTONE – Kingpin’s razor-toothed henchman
Tombstone is Kingpin’s right-hand man. Both loyal enforcer and cut-throat hitman, he’s indispensable to his boss. He files his nails and teeth to points to make him look like a vampire.
GANKE – Comic book aficionado and Miles’ oblivious roommate
Ganke is Miles’ roommate at Brooklyn Visions Academy. He loves reading comics and listening to loud music on his headphones and as a result, Miles feels as if he’s living alone. Ironically, Ganke’s obliviousness prevents him fr om realizing that his roommate has been transformed into one of his own comic book heroes.