Via Entertainment Weekly, Marvel is announcing a new Spider-Man title with the return (relaunch? reboot? re-wtf-ever?) of Peter Parker: The Spectacular Spider-Man, from Adam Kubert and writer Chip Zdarsky. It will premiere on Free Comic Book Day and then begin in June.
From Zdarsky via EW (in which EW assumes that fans are clamoring for a ‘return to the wall-crawler’s down-on-his-luck days’) :
The main book, Amazing Spider-Man, has kept things fresh by stretching the character and his situation. It’s still classic Spider-Man at its core, but transposed into new settings. With this book, we’re using the same Spider-Man in-continuity but shifting the spotlight back to his NYC environment and supporting cast.
Peter could get a new job, a new girlfriend, but Spider-Man is accused of a crime and is public enemy number one. That’s the fun of Spider-Man, you’re playing with the outside perception of two characters.
I’m also introducing Rebecca London, a recent transplant to NYC looking to have a career in stand-up comedy. Spider-Man, not Peter, is the only person she’s managed to meet since arriving in the city, so they strike up a friendship and … possible love connection?
We now have the name of the next Carlie Cooper. But on the upswing, Zdarsky does claim to be a fan of stories like Firelord from the 80’s, so… who knows. What do you think?
Hat tip to Mohammed Jaafar!