Miles Morales (Spider-Man) Reading Order Guide

When Miles Morales was introduced in 2011, it was hard to dismiss him as simply a Spider-Man derivative. While he might have similar powers, the Afro-Latino teen had his own struggles and personality. As a result, he soon found his place in the Ultimate Universe and then later in the regular Marvel Universe. In recent years, Miles’ popularity has only increased thanks to his inclusion in the excellent Into the Spider-Verse movie and Playstation games.

Are you looking to read all of his comics? Well, you’ve come to the right place! This simple reading order has all the details you need to get started and makes sense of all the similarly titled collections, with plenty of notes along the way.

Happy reading!

What is the Ultimate Universe?

Before we start this reading order, it’s worth explaining the Ultimate Universe. It’s one of the infinite alternate universes in Marvel’s Multiverse, which was home to the Ultimate line of comics and where Miles Morales originated.

The Ultimate Universe was created in 2000 at a point in time when Marvel’s regular universe had gotten too tangled in its own continuity and was written in a way that required too much prior knowledge. So they created a fresh universe, that was a little more grounded, that new readers could jump into.

Miles was a character that debuted after the death of the Ultimate Universe Peter Parker heroically died. He’s also one of the best and most well known characters to originate from it.

Where can I find Miles Morales’ comics?

You can find the comics and collections that are listed below at all good comic book stores, online stores, eBay, and digitally on Comixology and Marvel Unlimited.

Ultimate Comics Spider-Man Vol. 4: Death Of Spider-Man cover by Joe Quesada.
Ultimate Comics Spider-Man Vol. 4: Death Of Spider-Man cover by Joe Quesada.

Background Reading

There’s no essential background reading to understand Miles Morales, but if you want to now what happened to Peter Parker before Miles was introduced.

Ultimate Comics Spider-Man Vol. 4: Death Of Spider-Man
Written by Brian Michael Bendis. Art by Mark Bagley.
Collects: Ultimate Comics Spider-Man #156-160

Ultimate Comics Spider-Man by Brian Michael Bendis Volume 1 cover by Kaare Andrews.
Ultimate Comics Spider-Man by Brian Michael Bendis Volume 1 cover by Kaare Andrews.

Ultimate Universe

Ultimate Comics Spider-Man by Brian Michael Bendis Volume 1
Written by Brian Michael Bendis. Art by Sara Pichelli.
Collects: Ultimate Comics: Fallout #4 and Ultimate Comics: Spider-Man #1-5

Ultimate Comics Spider-Man by Brian Michael Bendis Volume 2
Written by Brian Michael Bendis. Art by Sara Pichelli, Chris Samnee, David Marquez.
Collects: Ultimate Comics: Spider-Man #6-10

Spider-Men
Written by Brian Michael Bendis. Art by Sara Pichelli.
Collects: Spider-Men #1-5

Note: Spider-Men is the story in which Miles Morales meets Peter Parker from the regular Marvel Universe. The Into The Spider-Verse movie borrowed elements of this story.

Ultimate Comics Spider-Man by Brian Michael Bendis Volume 3
Written by Brian Michael Bendis. Art by David Marquez.
Collects: Ultimate Comics: Spider-Man #11-18

Ultimate Comics Spider-Man by Brian Michael Bendis Volume 4
Written by Brian Michael Bendis. Art by David Marquez and Sara Pichelli.
Collects: Ultimate Comics: Spider-Man #16.1, 19-22

Ultimate Comics Spider-Man by Brian Michael Bendis Volume 5
Written by Brian Michael Bendis. Art by David Marquez and Sara Pichelli.
Collects: Ultimate Comics: Spider-Man #23-28

Cataclysm: Ultimate Spider-Man #1-3
Written by Brian Michael Bendis. Art by David Marquez.

Note: Cataclysm: Ultimate Spider-Man #1-3 are optional as they tie-in to the much larger Cataclysm story. The whole event wasn’t that great and only recommended if you are really invested in the Ultimate Universe.

Ultimate Spider-Man #200
Written by Brian Michael Bendis. Art by Mark Bagley, Mark Brooks, David Lafuente, David Marquez, and Sara Pichelli.


The above comics (except Spider-Men) have also been released in much larger collections. These are:

Miles Morales: Spider-Man
Written by Brian Michael Bendis. Art by Sara Pichelli, David Marquez, and Chris Samnee.
Collects: Ultimate Comics Spider-Man #1-10

Miles Morales: With Great Power
Written by Brian Michael Bendis. Art by Sara Pichelli, David Marquez, and Chris Samnee.
Collects: Ultimate Comics Spider-Man #11-22 and #16.1

Miles Morales: Great Responsibility
Written by Brian Michael Bendis. Art by Sara Pichelli, David Marquez, and Chris Samnee.
Collects: Ultimate Comics Spider-Man #23-28, Cataclysm: Ultimate Spider-Man #1-3, and Ultimate Spider-Man #200.


Miles Morales: The Ultimate Spider-Man is the relaunched series of Miles’ comics. This is a good jumping-on point for those who haven’t read any of the previous stories.

Miles Morales: The Ultimate Spider-Man Volume 1: Revival
Written by Brian Michael Bendis. Art by David Marquez, Mark Bagley, Stuart Immonen, and David Lafuente.
Collects: Miles Morales: The Ultimate Spider-Man #1-5 and Ultimate Spider-Man #200

Spider-Verse
Written by Dan Slott and others. Art by Various.

Note: Miles Morales features heavily in the Spider-Verse comic book event, which features dozens of alternate universe Spider-characters. Check out the Spider-Man: Spider-Verse Reading Order Checklist to find out how to read this story.

All-New X-Men Volume 6: The Ultimate Adventure
Written by Brian Michael Bendis. Art by Mahmud Asrar and Stuart Immonen.
Collects: All-New X-Men #1-36

Note: The cast of All-New X-Men travel to the Ultimate Universe and team-up with Miles Morales.

Miles Morales: The Ultimate Spider-Man Volume 2: Revelations
Written by Brian Michael Bendis. Art by David Marquez.
Collects: Miles Morales: The Ultimate Spider-Man #6-12


OPTIONAL: Miles Morales is also in a team book called All-New Ultimates at this time. If you want to see Miles in a team dynamic then check this series out.

All-New Ultimates Volume 1: Power For Power
Written by Michel Fiffe. Art by Amilcar Pinna.
Collects: All-New Ultimates #1-6

All-New Ultimates Volume 2: No Gods, No Masters
Written by Michel Fiffe. Art by Amilcar Pinna and Giannis Milonogiannis.
Collects: All-New Ultimates #7-12


Secret Wars (2015 series)
Written by Jonathan Hickman and others. Art by Esad Ribic and others.

Miles is features in Secret Wars and it will help explain how he moves from the Ultimate Universe to the regular Marvel Universe. He appears in the main series and the tie-in Secret Wars: Ultimate End.

Spider-Man: Miles Morales Volume 1 cover by Sara Pichelli.
Spider-Man: Miles Morales Volume 1 cover by Sara Pichelli.

Main Marvel Universe

After the conclusion of Secret Wars, Miles Morales moved over the regular Marvel Universe, where he continues to live.

Don’t worry too much if you haven’t read the Ultimate Universe material, you can easily jump on with these comics.

Spider-Man: Miles Morales Volume 1
Written by Brian Michael Bendis. Art by Sara Pichelli.
Collects: Spider-Man (2016) #1-5

Spider-Man: Miles Morales Volume 2
Written by Brian Michael Bendis. Art by Sara Pichelli and Nico Leon.
Collects: Spider-Man (2016) #6-11

Note: The issues in Spider-Man: Miles Morales Volume 2 tie-in to Civil War II. Check out the Civil War II Reading Order Checklist to see how they fit into the larger story.


OPTIONAL: Miles is part of the Avengers team during the run of Spider-Man: Miles Morales in a series called All-New, All-Different Avengers.

All-New, All-Different Avengers Volume 1: The Magnificent Seven
Written by Mark Waid. Art by Mahmud Asrar and Adam Kubert.
Collects: Collects All-New, All-Different Avengers #1-6 & material from Avengers (2015) #0 & Free Comic Book Day 2015.

All-New, All-Different Avengers Volume 2: Family Business
Written by Mark Waid. Art by Mahmud Asrar, Adam Kubert, Alan Davis.
Collects: Collects All-New, All-Different Avengers #7-12 & material from Free Comic Book Day 2016.

All-New, All-Different Avengers Volume 3: Civil War II
Written by Mark Waid, Natasha Allegri, Zac Gorman, Faith Erin Hicks, Scott Kurtz, and G Willow Wilson. Art by Mahmud Asrar, Adam Kubert, Natasha Allegri, Faith Erin Hicks, Scott Kurtz, and Chip Zdarksy.
Collects: Collects All-New, All-Different Avengers #13-15 & Annual #1.


Spider-Man/Spider-Gwen: Sitting In A Tree
Written by Brian Michael Bendis and Jason Latour. Art by Sara Pichelli and Robbi Rodriguez.
Collects: Spider-Man (2016) #12-14 and Spider Gwen (2015B) #16-18

Note: Sitting In A Tree is a short cross over between Spider-Man and Spider-Gwen.

Spider-Man: Miles Morales Volume 3
Written by Brian Michael Bendis. Art by Szymon Kudranski.
Collects: Spider-Man (2016) #15-21

Spider-Men II
Written by Brian Michael Bendis. Art by Sara Pichelli.
Collects: Spider-Men II #1-5

Spider-Man: Miles Morales Volume 4
Written by Brian Michael Bendis. Art by Jan Bazaldua.
Collects: Spider-Man (2016) #234-240

Note: The series numbering changed to the legacy number as part of the Marvel Legacy publishing initiative.

Spider-Man (2016 Series) Annual #1
Written by Bryan Edward Hill. Art by Mark Bagley and Nelson Blake II.


OPTIONAL: All-New, All-Different Avengers morphs into Champions, which Miles is a founding member of.

Champions Volume 1: Change The World
Written by Mark Waid. Art by Humberto Ramos.
Collects: Champions (2016 series) #1-5

Champions Volume 2: The Freelancer Lifestyle
Written by Mark Waid. Art by Humberto Ramos.
Collects: Champions (2016 series) #6-12

Note: Contents of Volume 2 tie into the Secret Empire.

Avengers/Champions: Worlds Collide
Written by Mark Waid. Art by Muberto Ramos and Jesus Saiz.
Collects: Avengers #672-674 and Champions (2016 series) #13-15.

Note: Worlds Collide is a crossover with Avengers and Champions. Check out the reading order.

Champions Volume 3: Champion For A Day
Written by Mark Waid and Jeremy Whitley. Art by Humberto Ramos, Ted Brandt, and Ro Stein.
Collects: Champions (2016 series) #16-18 and Champions #1.MU

Note: Champions #1.MU ties in with Monsters Unleashed.

Champions Volume 4: Northern Lights
Written by Jim Zub. Art by Sean Izzaakse and Emilo Laiso.
Collects: Champions (2016 series) #19-21 and Infinity Countdown: Champions #1-2.

Note: Infinity Countdown: Champions #1-2 tie in with Infinity Countdown.

Champions Volume 5: Weird War One
Written by Jim Zub. Art by Max Dunbar, Sean Izaakse, and Kevin Libranda.
Collects: Champions (2016 series) #22-27 and Champions Annual #1.


This is the current series of Miles’ comics. It’s another great place to jump on.

Miles Morales Volume 1: Straight Out Of Brooklyn
Written by Saladin Ahmed. Art by Javier Garron.
Collects: Miles Morales: Spider-Man (2018 series) #1-6

Miles Morales Volume 2: Bring On The Bad Guys
Written by Saladin Ahmed and Tom Taylor. Art by Javier Garron, Ron Ackins, Vanesa R Del Rey, Alitha Martinez, and Cory Smith.
Collects: Miles Morales: Spider-Man (2018 series) #7-10 and material from Free Comic Book Day 2019 Spider-Man/Venom #1


OPTIONAL: Miles Morales plays a role in the Venom-centric event Absolute Carnage. You can find out more about it in the Absolute Carnage Reading Order.


OPTIONAL: Marvel relaunched Champions in 2019 for a short-lived series. Again, Miles is a component of the team. You can read this concurrently with the Miles Morales: Spider-Man.

Champions by Jim Zub Volume 1: Beat The Devil
Written by Jim Zub. Art by Steven Cummungs.
Collects: Champions (2019 series) #1-6

Champions by Jim Zub Volume 2: Give And Take
Written by Jim Zub. Art by Steven Cummungs.
Collects: Champions (2019 series) #7-10 and Nova (2015 series) #1


Miles Morales Volume 3: Family Business
Written by Saladin Ahmed. Art by Ze Carlos, Javier Garron, and Ig Garron.
Collects: Miles Morales: Spider-Man (2018 series) #11-15

Miles Morales Volume 4: Ultimatium
Written by Saladin Ahmed. Art by Cory Smith, Carmen Carnero, and Marcello Fererreia.
Collects: Miles Morales: Spider-Man (2018 series) #16-21

Miles Morales: Spider-Man #22 onwards. Marvel has announced that issue #23 will tie-in with King in Black.

Note: Miles Morales: Spider-Man (2018 series) is still be published. As a result I will continue adding issues and collections to this reading order as they are announced.


OPTIONAL: Marvel have relaunched Champions again in 2020. Miles is part of the team so if you want even more of him then this is the comic to check out. The series has only just begun so I will keep adding issues and collections as they are announced.

Champions (2020 series) #1 onwards

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