February sees Peter Parker: The Spectacular Spider-Manhit a Marvel Legacy-marked milestone as the series reaches its 300th issue. As is normal for these milestones, writer Chip Zdarsky and artist Adam Kubert are celebrating with an oversized issue, the climax of a year-long story arc, and a whole pile of guest stars.
“We don’t take important issue numbers like #300 for granted,” said editor Nick Lowe. “In this issue, Chip and Adam not only tie together all the threads they’ve laid down over the last year, but twist and turn you bigger than you thought possible and tee up the next arc that EVERYONE will be talking about.”
Spidey is joined by Black Panther, Hawkeye, the Wasp, Iron Heart and others as he battles the Tinkerer in the anniversary book. This issue follows Zdarsky and Michael Walsh’s critically acclaimed, heartfelt Spider-Man/J. Jonah Jameson Frost/Nixonshowdown issue earlier this year. And for those of you puzzled by Zdarsky and heartfelt Frost/Nixonbeing in the same sentence, I would direct you to just about anything Chip has written in the past four years, but especially Howard the Duck#8. If this issue is half as good as that one, it should be outstanding.
But here’s the kicker, via the official synopsis:
A celebration of the Spider-Man legacy, PETER PARKER: SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN #300 follows the reveal of Peter Parker’s true identity as he goes up against the Tinkerer in what promises to be his biggest challenge yet! It’s a Mighty Marvel story worthy of a 56 page epic as the webslinger is joined in his fight by several Marvel heroes, including Black Panther, Iron Heart, Hawkeye, Wasp and more!
Peter Parker: The Spectacular Spider-Manis due in comic shops and online on February 28th, 2018. For more on Peter Parker: The Spectacular Spider-Man, emotionally resonant genre spoofs, or absurdly good looking Marcos Martin Spider-Man art, look right below this sentence! Then stick with Den of Geek!