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Marvel takes Peter Parker back to high school in Spidey #1

Taking place within Marvel U canon, the newest Spider-Man series rewinds the clock with a teenage Peter Parker, and a Spider-Man who’s just learning how to swing.

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-MenGuardians 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 sc

hool 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!

I have to say, I didn’t see this one coming, but I definitely should have. With Spider-Man on the way to the Marvel Cinematic Universe via a deal with Sony Pictures, and that film set to be a teenage comedy/action affair, it’s kind of elementary that the publisher would start a new ongoing that showcases him as exactly that- a high school kid.

Even though I was never really fan of the ‘kid’ version of Spidey, I like a coup[le of things about this book in a big way. For starters, it’s canon, so there’s nothing off-the-wall going on here like alternate dimensions or resets to history (although I’m sure there’ll be more than a couple of retcons). And secondly, this is classic Spider-Man, with all his classic villains, and I presume some crossovers and guest appearances from heroes and villains in their most iconic form. Simply put, this book just might be the only example of the Marvel Universe that I remember growing up with around. And I’m very cool with that.

Spidey #1 hits the racks this Fall from Robbie Thompson and Nick Bradshaw.

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