Stephen Colbert–unarguably the nation's biggest Spider-Man fan–has some questions about Miles Morales, the new half-black, half-hispanic (Ultimate Comics) Spider-Man. Despite Colbert's tongue-in-cheek persona as an alarmist ultra-conservative super patriot, even his joking remarks about the changing face of ethnicity in comics aren't half as ridiculous as some of the sincerely hateful comments posted anonymously on both mainstream news sites and in dedicated comic book forums. Or on Glenn Beck's radio show for that matter.
And yes, he fudges a fact or two, citing that Peter died in Ultimate Fallout #4 (the death occurred back in June with Ultimate Comics Spider-Man #160) but…whatever.
I only wish the outrageous comments–so clearly farcical on the Colbert Report–weren't mirrored so earnestly by real people thoughout the world.