Uncanny Spider-Man #1: Nightcrawler Embraces A New Calling in the Aftermath of ‘Fall of X’
Marvel Comics has announced an upcoming limited series titled Uncanny Spider-Man. The new five-issue limited series sees Nightcrawler star as Uncanny Spider-Man in the fallout of ‘Fall of X’ which takes Kurt in a new direction.
This new calling will come from one of the greatest minds in Marvel‘s mutant universe Si Spurrier who teams up with artist Lee Garbett. Spurrier has done revolutionary work during the Krakoa era since Legion of X and Nightcrawlers. Garbett is more than up to the task of the outside-the-box direction that is coming for Kurt Wagner as Garbett delivered astounding work in Death of Doctor Strange.
Marvel’s description of Uncanny Spider-Man reads:
“Escaping the turmoil of FALL OF X in a flash of smoke and brimstone, it’s time for Nightcrawler to play the swashbuckling, devil-may-care hero he was always destined to be! Meeting a potential new lover, battling some of the most iconic members of Spidey’s rogues gallery, and saving civilians, mutant and human alike—Kurt is having the time of his life! But it’s not all fun and games…
Nightcrawler will also be a lone soldier on the frontlines of mutantkind’s upcoming war with ORCHIS. Throughout the saga, he’ll also confront a long-simmering mystery surrounding his mother, Mystique, as Spurrier’s bold transformation of the character approaches a startling climax!”
Spurrier promises a perfect jumping-on-point with street-level action, saying:
“What we’ve got here is a spectacular new beginning – which, yes, is code for ‘perfect jumping-on point’ – which leans hard into heroic, joyful, street-level action. Writing Kurt has always been an exercise in heart. He was the first to feel the cracks in Krakoa… and the first to try and do something about it. Unfailingly loyal to his people, his friends and his responsibilities, he’s gone through a lot.
What’s been missing for him is the joy. The freedom. The thrill. And that’s where we find him now. In a restyled Spidey Suit, BAMFing across New York and rubbing shoulders (and butting heads) with the best heroes and villains of the Manhattan milieu…but of course it’s not quite that simple.
Is Nightcrawler really doing this for the thrill? Or is he hiding? Is it easier to put on a mask and punch some villains in the nose than it is to stare trauma in the eye…? For me this series is a dream come true. A chance to write what my various briefs have never before allowed: pure, joyful, bold, fun superheroic action. And thanks to Lee, it looks astonishing.”
Uncanny Spider-Man #1 will be available at your favorite local comic shop and digitally on September 6, 2023.
Check out Nightcrawler’s sprawling new look on Tony Daniel‘s cover below:
Source: Marvel Comics