UPDATE: It should go without saying, but yes, this is an April Fool's prank. Click the Comic Book Resources link. Read the Stan Lee quote carefully. Apparently this is the top Google News result when you search Miles Morales now... But thank you internet for giving my first big online AFD prank some legs.
In an interview this morning on Comic Book Resources, Marvel Comics EiC Axel Alonso has announced that Miles Morales will indeed be replacing Peter Parker as the primary Spider-Man in the Marvel Universe. In a move that is sure to enrage long-time readers, the announcement comes with a massive twist.
Not only is Miles replacing Peter in the webs, but in the wake of Secret Wars, Peter will no longer exist in any way shape or form. He will be completely wiped from continuity, with Miles in his place.
Yes, Miles will have been bitten by the radioactive spider. He failed to save Gwen Stacey. He married MJ and had that marriage wiped from history. His mind will have been swapped with Doc Ock. He led the Spider-Army in Spider-Verse.
"Nothing is off the table," Alonso said. "Our current mantra is Peter Parker who?"
CBR also reached out to Stan Lee for comment, and Stan responded with his legendary hyperbole.
"Today's date is a day that that will live on in infamy. I'm sad to see Peter go, but I can't wait to see what they have in store for Mike Morales!"