The new Spider-Man: Miles Morales
Well, after all my speculation, the new Spider-Man turned out to be a brand new character previously unseen in the comic and I’m…super ok with that.
Spider agility appears to have survived intact.
Our new Spider-Man is the much younger Miles Morales. His parents and uncle appear to be alive and he doesn’t seem to be a super nerd like Peter. Unlike Peter, he appears to be a bit shy and lacking in confidence, at least from the first issue. That’s reinforced by one of his new spider-powers which apparently includes camouflage.
Here you can see him fading out and camouflaging with his surroundings. Seems like a clear indication of his feelings of isolation and anonymity in busy NYC.
Miles seems like a really cool kid and I can’t wait to see what’s up in issue #2 in a few weeks. I don’t feel like I can say much more about him yet until I see how he deals with his new powers and what exactly they are.
This sequence of panels from issue #2 (I think? Hasn't come out yet) shows that he may have some kind of stinger power.