Everyone knows that Peter Parker is your “friendly neighbourhood Spider-Man” but as part of the All-New, All-Different Marvel initiative he’s gone global. No longer is Spider-Man simply swinging around New York City but all parts of the world and with all kinds of gadgets and scientific goodies to help him. For this new global scope Marvel Comics have decided that a new number #1 is in order allowing for a clean jumping on point for lapsed and new readers alike.
Read on to find out more about this action-packed début issue as well as read a few preview pages.
Bringing this international scale to the title is long-time Spider-Man writer Dan Slott and artist Giuseppe Camuncoli in what feels like a long time coming a progression of the stories of the past few years. Without going into too much detail, otherwise I would be ranting, Peter Parker and Doctor Octopus had their minds swapped and during that period the Doctor Octopus controlled Peter Parker took advantage of his youthful body and intellect to start Parker Industries. Once Peter regained his mind and body he found himself with a large technology firm but with no idea how he actually achieved it. While he has come to terms with it he’s decided to take the idea head on. As we’ll see in this new series he’s doing rather well for himself with Parker Industries having locations around the world including New York, Shanghai, London and San Francisco.
(Although, don’t worry if you haven’t read any recent Spider-Man comics as Marvel are great at making sure readers have caught up.)
But how does Spider-Man fit into all of this? Well, Spidey has now Peter Parker’s “bodyguard” going any and everywhere Peter Parker does. But just because Spider-Man is now jet setting around the word doesn’t mean he’s not out of trouble. Quite the opposite with Peter Parker now the target of all kinds threats now that he’s successful. In this first issue we see Zodiac, an astrology themed criminal gang, have Parker in his sights.
With Parker Industries high-tech approach comes a new Spider-Man costume with all kinds of new gadgets. While it’s not clear what these are yet Dan Slott had this to say in an interview with MTV about the new costume:
“The things this suit will be able to do and the innovations that Peter Parker has put into it will be astounding..”
As an added bonus this special over-sized issue will include introduce new readers to other members of the Spider-Man family in the form of short stories. These will include characters such as Silk, Spider-Man 2099, Spider-Woman and others and will give you a taste of their own upcoming comics. Meaning that if you enjoy any of those short stories you’ll have other comics worth on your radar to check out.
Amazing Spider-Man #1 will be available in all good comic book stores and digitally from October 7th.
Take a peek at a few pages of this début issue below as well as a handful of the more obtainable variant covers.
Amazing Spider-Man is just one of the many comics as part of the All-New, All-Different Marvel publishing initiate.
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Trevor Van As
Trevor Van As is the founder of How to Love Comics and has loved comics all his life. When he's not reading or talking about comics he can be found eating frozen yogurt and dancing like no one is watching.