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Before He Was Amazing…He Was SPIDEY!
New Series Within Continuity Starring Teenaged Peter Parker!

New York, NY—July 28th, 2015— Today, he’s the world’s greatest super hero. But long before he swung from rooftops as the Amazing Spider-Man, he was just a spider-powered teenager who knew that “with great power must also come great responsibility.” Today, Marvel is pleased to announce SPIDEY #1 – a brand-new ongoing series launching as part of All-New, All-Different Marvel! Follow the adventures of teenaged Peter Parker in a new series set within continuity from rising star writer Robbie Thompson (TV’s Supernatural, Silk) and blockbuster Marvel Young Gun artist Nick Bradshaw (Wolverine and the X-Men, Guardians of the Galaxy)!

“Everyone remembers their FIRST Spider-Man comic,” says Marvel Editor-in-Chief Axel Alonso. “SPIDEY aims to be perfect as someone’s first Spider-Man comic, or their one thousandth. We’re not looking to re-tell stories here. What Robbie [Thompson] and Nick [Bradshaw] have put together is an exciting new take on Spider-Man at his arguably most iconic incarnation, and will feel fresh to new and old fans alike.”

Class is in session as two of the hottest creators in comics take Peter back to school for a classic and iconic take on the Spider-Man mythology. Familiar faces and new characters populate Peter Parker’s world as he balances his double life as a high school student and the high-flying, web-swinging new hero Spider-Man!

“Out of the 700+ issues of AMAZING SPIDER-MAN” shares Spider-Man Editor Nick Lowe, “Peter Parker was only in high school for thirty issues! Stan and Steve covered a lot, but there’s a lot of the high school and early super hero experience still on the table.”

Iconic villains, a classic supporting cast, the ol’ Parker Luck and more are back! Don’t miss one moment of these bombastic new adventures as Thompson and Bradshaw create a legend of their own when SPIDEY #1 comes to comic shops later this year!

Art & Cover by NICK BRADSHAW
On Sale This Fall! 

(21) Comments

  1. herbiepopnecker

    Oh - what the hey! I'll give it a try and see if I decide it can stay on my pull list.

  2. krankyboy

    @17 - No, I think the point of bringing Miles to the main universe was to appeal to Bendis (and those who want Spider-Man race replaced). But he's not, and will never be, the real deal to most of the general public. And no doubt Disney -- or Marvel -- would like to have some all-ages books out there that get the kids into characters like Spider-Man while reflecting the age of Peter in the coming film.

  3. hornacek

    @18 - Two years can be a *long* time. That's how long the Superior Spider-Man run was. As someone who wasn't buying Spider-Man comics for the first time in, well, ever, that was a long time.

  4. Jason

    Then it's really not in continuity. I was also thinking the crop of villains would be awfully limited given the few issues Peter was portrayed in high school. I thought the point of bringing Miles into the universe was to appeal to those who wanted a high school Spidey? This is just becoming too convoluted.

  5. Frontier

    @#13 - Yeah, that was odd. It seems that, while it's meant to be in continuity, Marvel is giving Thompson enough of a free pass to let him use whatever villains he wants to even if they debuted later than Peter's early years as Spidey. Presumably so he's not stuck with just reusing the classic villains of that period.

  6. Adam S.

    I really wouldn't worry about if it contradicts continuity or not. It's an "all-ages" title to coincide with the movie coming out soon and to appease those that think Peter works best in high school.

  7. Constantine

    It's set within regular continuity, he's still in high school, yet he's already fighting the White Rabbit? Am I missing a retcon that made her into a long time villain?

  8. Steve

    I'm more excited about this than the other spider titles. Peter Parker becoming a Tony Stark clone sounds like a terrible idea, and I'm not interested in Miles Morales, so I will give this a shot.

  9. Doc Wyoming

    I'm OK with it. Just please put out one Spiderman book with an adult spiderman, i.e. one with some continuity from the beginning. It will always carry a readership of at least 50,000 per month, so why not do that and then print out whatever else they want: single spiderman, gender-reassignment spiderman, whatever...

  10. hornacek

    I looked at the images, and in the second one there are a couple of panels with Peter not wearing his glasses. He didn't stop wearing glasses until issue #8 (?) so we shouldn't be seeing flashbacks from AF #15 where he wasn't wearing his glasses.

  11. hornacek

    "a brand-new ongoing series launching as part of All-New, All-Different Marvel!" That's right, this book is all-new, all-different. Except for Learning to Crawl. And Untold Tales of Spider-Man. And Amazing Fantasy 16-18. And that mini-series where young Peter dated that 40-something floozy. But besides all of that, it's all-different! Holy crap, Marvel acknowledged that Spidey was only in high school for 30 issues! My mind is blown! I'll probably pick this up. It probably won't contradict the ASM stories, but the first time is contradicts Untold Tales, it's gone.

  12. Jason

    I'm not sure how I feel about this. I suppose it could be interesting. I'd like buy the trade paperbacks.

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