Marvel's Amazing Spider-Man Relaunch Asks 'What Did Peter Do?'
2022 marks the 60th anniversary of Spider-Man's debut in the pages of Amazing Fantasy #15, and Marvel Comics has big plans for the wallcrawler. Marvel will relaunch the flagship Amazing Spider-Man series in April, kicking off what looks to be one the darkest chapters in Peter Parker's life.The new volume of Amazing Spider-Man will be helmed by two veteran creators – writer Zeb Wells and artist John Romita, Jr. Romita is among the most prolific Spider-Man artists of all time, with multiple lengthy runs on the various Spider-Man titles dating back decades. Wells is overseeing the "Spider-Man Beyond" storyline in the current volume of ASM, which features the return of Peter's clone Ben Reilly. It seems Peter will reclaim the Spider-Man mantle by the end of beyond, but not without some disastrous consequences. Check out the teaser art below for a glimpse of the latest disaster to befall Peter Parker:This art suggests Peter will caught in a massive explosion in New York City, one possibly caused by his own tech. For a hero so often motivated by guilt, this disaster may be one that haunts Spider-Man for a long time to come. Marvel's press release teases, "Peter’s on the outs with the FF. He’s on the outs with the Avengers. He’s even on the outs with Aunt May! After a terrible and mysterious incident, no one wants to see Spider-Man – except for Doctor Octopus. Ock’s on Spider-Man’s tail and the Master Planner has something truly terrible planned for when he gets his tentacles on Spidey. All that, and Tombstone makes a move that will remind readers why he’s one of Spider-Man’s most terrifying villains…"“Spider-Man doesn’t turn sixty every year,” said editor Nick Lowe, “and we are going BIG with this run cramming it with the biggest WTF moments Spidey has ever had. Zeb and JRJR will go down in history as one of the best creative teams ever!”The Amazing Spider-Man #1 will hit stores on Wednesday, April 6.For more on what's ahead in the world of comics, find out what to expect from DC in 2022 and what to expect from Marvel in 2022.Jesse is a mild-mannered staff writer for IGN. Allow him to lend a machete to your intellectual thicket by following @jschedeen on Twitter.
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