If there’s one true thing about superhero comics, it’s this: the original status quo will always return at some point.
But that doesn’t mean that the temporary shakeups can’t be fun!
MTV News has unveiled Marvel’s relaunch plans for Amazing Spider-Man, and they are hilariously crazy and awesome. Post-Secret Wars, Spider-Man AKA Peter Parker will hit the international stage as Parker Industries becomes one of the leading tech companies in the world. For the first time in his life, Parker is rich beyond his wildest dreams.
Writer Dan Slott will remain with the Amazing Spider-Man relaunch alongside artist Giuseppe Camuncoli. Alex Ross has designed a new Spider-Man costume, and Slott has borrowed a page from the classic Iron Man comics to explain why Spider-Man is always near Peter Parker: Spider-Man is his new bodyguard.
“The things this suit will be able to do and the innovations that Peter Parker has put into it will be astounding,” said Slott. “And when you want to take something to the next level, you go, and make it look real, you go, ’hey Alex Ross, take your best shot.’ ”
As part of Parker’s newfound fame, Spider-Man will also become an international icon in the Marvel Universe, as his adventures expand to a global scale with new enemies, new allies, and a new… Spider-Mobile?!
“He’s operating with Parker industries in not just New York, but also Shanghai and San Francisco and London,” explained Slott. “He’s going to be a far more global Spider-Man, and with that is going to come all new global threats. Things that will really test Spider-Man like never before.”
The recently announced Miles Morales Spider-Man series will remain set in New York, and let Miles settle into the Marvel Universe while taking on Peter’s old rogue’s gallery. This announcement also means that Marvel is officially going with two Spider-Men in the All-New, All-Different era.
Slott added that “It’s not just this guy is Spider-Man, or that guy is a Spider-Man. Peter Parker isn’t just the greatest [Spider-Man]… We’re out to make him the world’s greatest superhero.”
Marvel’s Amazing Spider-Man # 1 will be released this fall.