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Talk about THE Amazing Spider-Man.
With shock and perfectly pleasant awe I’ve been reading the reports about the reveal of the NEW Spider-Man now that Peter Parker has been killed off.
His name is Miles Morales. He’s half-black and half-latino, which most of us mixed breeds lovingly refer to as Blatino. (Yes I represent BIG time)
How do you feel about this? Shocked, surprised, feel like it’s about time? Let me know your thoughts.
Here is the report from USA TOday:
Revealed today in Marvel Comics’ Ultimate Fallout Issue 4: The new Spider-Man in the Ultimate universe is a half-Black, half-Latino teen named Miles Morales, reports USA Today. The famous Peter Parker was killed off by the Green Goblin in “Ultimate Spider-Man” No. 160 this summer.
In his first appearance, he simply breaks up a fight. But readers will learn the true origin of Morales and how he became the new Spider-Man when Ultimate Spider-Man relaunches in September with a new No. 1 issue. “The theme is the same: With great power comes great responsibility,” says writer Brian Michael Bendis. “He’s going to learn that. Then he has to figure out what that means.”
In addition to an alliterative name, Miles has a connection to his predecessor in how he received his powers. But he will have different abilities, too. Supporting characters such as Peter’s Aunt May and Gwen Stacy also will give Miles nuggets of wisdom to help his transition from young kid to New York City superhero.
More possible changes in the reboot: “Italian artist Sara Pichelli, who was integral in designing the new Spider-Man’s look, says, ‘Maybe sooner or later a black or gay — or both — hero will be considered something absolutely normal.'”
Bendis says the change is long “overdue.” Even though there’s some “amazing African-American and minority characters bouncing around in all the superhero universes,” the comic writer says. “It’s still crazy lopsided.”
We spotlighted the amazing collaboration between renown photographer Annie Leibovitz and Disney in the past but somehow we missed this magnificent transformation. Queen Latifah as “Ursula” from The Little Mermaid. Who can forget the staunch approach and deliciously evil (for Disney that is) attitude of Miss Ursula. She was definitely ingrained on our young brains and “Poor Unfortunate Souls” still rekindles the memory of that great film.
Annie Leibovitz has created a masterpiece with this visual transformation. See the finished product below.
Ebony Magazine enlisted the help of some of today’s most beloved African American entertainers to portray classic Ebony covers featuring legendary talents in music, stage and film.
These new covers are sure to become classic treasures like the originators before them. The covers feature:
- Nia Long as Dorothy Dandridge
- Jurnee Smollet as Lena Horne
- Mary J Blige as Diana Ross
- Lamman Rucker as Richard Roundtree
- Usher Raymond as Sammie Davis Jr.
- Samuel L Jackson as Martin Luther King Jr.
- Taraji Henson as Diahann Carroll
- Yolanda Adams as Mahalia Jackson
- Omar Epps as Muhammad Ali
- Regina King as Eartha Kitt
- Blair Underwood as Sidney Poitier
- John Legend as Duke Ellington
Check them out!
Yesterday I was reading on Green Diary about a fascinating concept. An ECO-CLIFF: Unique eco-system where vegetation and netting system coexist, in Buenos Aires. This truly looks like something from a futuristic movie but just to imagine visiting this amazing structure…and the thought that it could expand into other countries and continents!
Please check out the following photos and verbiage, courtesy of Green Diary.
From GreenDiary.com/Arch Daily: We have already seen sustainable skyscrapers behaving as a contemporary housing for the urbanites, but now it’s beautiful birds and animals turn. Designers Hila Davidpu, Tal Gazit, Eli Gotman, and Hofi Harari have proposed a green tower for the Buenos Aires Vertical Zoo Competition. Christened as “ECO-CLIFF”, the high-rise structure will serve as a nesting ground for thousands of migrating birds and an ecological habitat for the different animals and species of the “Costanera Sur Ecological Reserve Zoo”.
Looking like an organic cliff, the tower is made from a system of nets and steel cables of varying densities that are wrapped around a rigid structure. The Eco-Cliff will accommodate a variety of migrating birds, which pass the Costanera Sur Reserve each year, along with spaces for animals. The photovoltaic cell system, an ecological recycling and water treatment facilities help in making the building self-sustainable.
The cliff- like tower features a perforated skin that not only lets ample of natural light flood in, but also lets fresh air and rain water to come inside, creating a unique eco-system where vegetation and netting system coexist. In order to minimize the damages caused by carbon emitting vehicles, the tower’s main entrance is accessible via a cable-way which connects to a public transportation system.