Watch Saladin Ahmed Talk About His Love for Marvel and His Work on Miles Morales: Spider-Man and The Magnificent Ms. Marvel

Miles Morales.
Miles Morales.
Image: Sony Pictures

Saladin Ahmed is one of Marvel’s most interesting writers right now. Working on two of their youngest, most vibrant characters, Miles Morales and Kamala Khan, Ahmed is doing work that could easily shape the future of one of the Marvel Universe’s most interesting corners.


Thanks to Marvel’s Twitter account, we now have a fun little chance to get to know Ahmed better. In an interview posted this weekend, Ahmed answers fan questions, ranging from his favorite X-Men characters and his personal Marvel fandom to deeper questions about how he’s writing his young heroes and what he intends to do with them.

Most interestingly, he talks about his hope to give Miles Morales a more traditional rogues gallery. Typically, Miles’ status as a legacy character has muddled attempts to give him his own, distinct set of foes, with a couple of compelling exceptions. Ahmed hopes that, by giving Miles those enemies, he can bolster his story as a traditional Spider-Man.

The whole interview isn’t very long, but it gives the viewer a strong sense of Ahmed and his personality as a Marvel creator. If you’re interested in his work or in these characters, check it out.

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Throne of The Crescent Moon was such a solid novel. I’d much rather see him writing more books, not to put down comics.