As those of you who are regular visitors of the Spider-Man Crawlspace well know, Bleeding Cool did a series of leaks regarding some of the new titles and creative teams post-Secret Wars as part of Marvel’s “All-New, All-Different” initiative. One of the series was another relaunching of Amazing Spider-Man (making this the fourth volume of the series) to written by Dan Slott and illustrated by Giuseppe Camuncoli. The only other thing we knew about it was the tagline which was “Your friendly neighborhood just got bigger.” And by bigger, Marvel means global.
In an exclusive interview with MTV News, Dan Slott revealed further details about his upcoming direction for Peter Parker and his world this October, which finds in the eight months after the events of Secret Wars, Parker Industries is now “one of the leading companies in the world.”
“Peter Parker has stepped up,” Slott told MTV News over the phone. “He’s grown. He’s become the Peter Parker we’ve always hoped he was going to be. This company, with Peter’s inventions and Peter’s gumption has gone to new heights.”
Furthermore, Spider-Man has also gone global in more ways than one, becoming the corporate symbol for Parker Industries.
…Just like in the real world, Spider-Man is everywhere. Now that Peter Parker is an international icon, Spider-Man has become his bodyguard — mirroring a storyline that played out with Tony Stark back when “Iron Man” first launched — and so Spider-Man’s logo is on shirts, posters, toys, games and more all over the world…
…“He’s operating with Parker industries in not just New York, but also Shanghai and San Francisco and London,” Slott said. “He’s going to be a far more global Spider-Man, and with that is going to come all new global threats. Things that will really test Spider-Man like never before.”
Peter is also getting a slightly tweaked costume designed by Alex Ross, and a new Spider-Mobile designed by Giuseppe Camuncoli, which, in the first issue he’ll be “driving around the streets of Shanghai,” according to Nick Lowe. Concept art shows the new Spider-Mobile has transforming capabilities to switch from car to an eight-legged walker. It’s also a two-seater, which according to Slott allows for “new allies” and “romantic complications.”
As for what this also means for Miles Morales, who is also getting his own series this October as well?
“What you’re going to get from Miles is you’re going to get classic Spider-Man,” Slott noted. “A teenager in high school having problems and trying to deal with things.
“And when you’re reading Peter Parker ’Amazing Spider-Man,’ you’re going to get the Spider-Man you’ve been reading about since 1962 going to all new levels. Can he do the street stuff? Sure, but he can do that times ten. It’s everything you know, everything you care about, amped up to a level you’ve never seen before.
This, according to the interview, also means Peter will be tackling new villains while abroad, while Miles and the Jessica Drew Spider-Woman “will be taking on Peter’s rogues gallery back in New York.”
So what do you Spidey fans think of the idea of Peter Parker, international playboy and hi-tech billionaire? Or is he just a mere millionaire?