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New Spider-Man comic will focus on young Peter Parker

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Marvel Comics

We may not get our first taste of Peter Parker in the Marvel universe until next year, but thanks to All-New All-Different Marvel, readers can follow their favorite webslinger in a new ongoing that promises a “classic and iconic” take on the character.

Spidey #1, the new ongoing series written by Robbie Thompson (TV’s Supernatural, Silk) with art by Nick Bradshaw (Wolverine and the X-Men, Guardians of the Galaxy), will detail the adventures of a teenaged Peter Parker. “Everyone remembers their FIRST Spider-Man comic,” Marvel Editor-in-Chief Axel Alonso said in a statement. “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.”

According to Marvel, Spidey #1 will return Peter to high school, chronicling his life and adventures during this period with both familiar and new characters. If returning Peter to a teenage state sounds familiar, it should — when the character appears in the Marvel films, we’ll be looking at a much younger Spidey than we have in previous films. “Out of the 700+ issues of Amazing Spider-Man, 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,” added Spider-Man Editor Nick Lowe.

Spidey #1 will be available this fall.

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