In 2012, the Ultimate Universe and Marveliverse collided with the meeting of Miles Morales and Peter Parker in “Spider-Men,” written by Brian Michael Bendis with art by Sara Pichelli. The series left off just as Peter Parker began researching Miles Morales online in the 616. Today, via his personal Twitter account, Bendis confirmed that a “Spider-Men 2” is planned, answering the question “Are we going to see a spidermen [sic] 2 series?” with “Yes.”
While Bendis didn’t specify when or how a follow-up series would take place, a “Spider-Men 2” isn’t a stretch to imagine occurring as the 2012 series enjoyed both solid sales numbers and critical acclaim. Every installment of the five-issue limited series ranked no less than 4.5 stars by the CBR Reviews Team. The original “Spider-Men” was part of the 50th Anniversary celebration for Spider-Man and was Bendis’ first full-on Spider-Man adventure in the Marvel U.
“To maintain creative distance from the Marvel Universe, the Ultimate universe needs to take creative chances. It’s not enough to just bend things in the Ultimate Universe — you’ve got to break them. Peter Parker is a concrete example: He’s dead and he’s not coming back. That said, the Ultimate line can’t become too funhouse mirror or it loses relevancy to the reader. It has to echo the world outside the reader’s window. Call me crazy, but I think that some of the problems the Ultimate Universe America faces echo the real world. It’s just that these problems are souped up on steroids.”— Axel Alonso on Captain America as president in the Ultimate Universe