Zeb Wells and John Romita Jr Are Taking Spider-Man In A New Direction In AMAZING SPIDER-MAN
Marvel Comics has revealed the new creative team for The Amazing Spider-Man ongoing series. Zeb Wells and John Romita Jr. are set to take Peter Parker/Spider-Man in a new direction when The Amazing Spider-Man #1 arrives this April.
Marvel recently teased Romita Jr’s return after Nick Spencer and Ryan Ottley‘s run ended last year, and with the creative wheelhouse of talent that has penned and provided art for the recent Beyond run that included Patrick Gleason, Saladin Ahmed, Cody Ziglar, Kelly Thompson, Jed MacKay, and Wells. The Beyond arc focused on Ben Reilly’s Spider-Man who took over as Spider-Man after Peter Parker was nearly killed. This arc is set to wrap up in March and will lead the way for Peter Parker to return with the new creative duo.
The press release from Marvel Comics reveals that the series will feature classic elements fans love about Peter Parker, with surprising new takes on longtime villains. The solicit reveals Peter Parker has done something that’s made him go on the outs with the Fantastic Four, Avengers, and even Aunt May. Peter will have Doctor Octopus on his tail, and the villain Tombstone is set to make an appearance as well.
The official synopsis from Marvel for the premiere issue is:
“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…”
The Amazing Spider-Man #1 by Marvel Comics arrives in comic book stores in April. Check out the full cover below: