Amazing Spider-Man Relaunches at Marvel With New Team

The Amazing Spider-Man returns with a new writer for the first time in over a decade.

We’re about to witness the end of a Spider-Man era. Dan Slott has been the writer steering Spidey’s adventures for over a decade, one of the longest sustained creative runs in the character’s history. But with Marvel rebooting its entire line with the “Fresh Start” initiative beginning this summer, change must also come to Peter Parker and friends. And that’s just what’s going to happen with a brand new The Amazing Spider-Man #1.

The new creative team of Nick Spencer and Ryan Ottley will launch a new era for Spidey. Spencer’s name should make longtime Spider-Fans happy, as he wrote the incredible and hilarious Superior Foes of Spider-Man, about a group of second-rate Spidey villains and their assorted misadventures. I seriously can’t recommend that book enough. Ryan Ottley has more than enough experience with teenage superheroes, as he was half of the Invincible creative team (with Robert Kirkman). Ottley is no stranger to long runs on characters, either, having worked on Invincible for over 15 years. This, boys and girls, is one hell of a creative team.

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Here’s the official synopsis of the new series:

An alien invasion attacks New York City and the only one who can stop it is…Spider-Man?! But that’s far from all you’ll find here—a revelation from the past puts Peter Parker’s job, relationships, and whole life in jeopardy! And if even that’s not enough, you’ll see a new roommate, new love interests, and a new villain!

“After his ten year run on the title, writer Dan Slott leave some big shoes to fill. But after reading what Nick Spencer has planned for our friendly neighborhood SpiderMan, I can assure you that the future of Peter Parker and his pals is in good hands,” Marvel editor-in-chief C.B. Cebulski said in a statement. “This new #1, with jaw-dropping art by Ryan Ottley and Laura Martin, is not only a perfect jumping on point for new readers – it builds on everything Dan’s been doing for the past ten years and seamlessly continues the adventures of everyone’s favorite wall-crawler! Amazing SpiderMan is one of our flagships titles, steering the Marvel Universe in an exciting, new direction, perfect for readers new and old.”

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Amazing Spider-Man #1 arrives in July (the same month we’ll get the new Captain America #1). But before that, you can get a taste of the new creative team in The Amazing Spider-Man/Guardians of the Galaxy Free Comic Book Day special on May 5.