You’ve probably noticed that I have been doing a lot more comic book series launch announcements these days and you are correct in that since the aim is to stockpile our Pop Culture focuses all the more. I don’t know if I’ve mentioned why outside of because we love this stuff but also so we can share the variant covers and the occasionally provided interior art. With that I now share the scoop on the upcoming series “Symbiote Spider-Man”.
The Press Release:
Peter Parker. The black costume. The sinister secret called Venom. This April, comic legends Peter David (Ben Reilly: The Scarlet Spider) and Greg Land (Domino, Hunt for Wolverine) team up for an all-new tale that will explore Peter Parker just before he learned that his infamous black suit was an otherworldly evil symbiote!
“VENOM may be my day job and favorite Spider-Villain, but my favorite fictional character of all time is the one and only SPIDER-MAN – and far and away, this is one of the most exciting projects I’ve ever had the privilege of working on in my five and a half years here at Marvel,” said editor Devin Lewis. “This is an in-continuity story of Peter Parker A.K.A. The Amazing Spider-Man set in the weeks he was wearing the alien symbiote costume that would later become one of his greatest foes! And all your favorites are there – Black Cat, Aunt May, The Bugle. This is classic Spider-Action in the Mighty Marvel Manner!”
And with SYMBIOTE SPIDER-MAN #1 pitting the wall-crawler against one of Spider-Man’s most enigmatic nemeses, there’s no telling what kind of epic adventure will ensue.
“What’s MYSTERIO doing on the cover?!” teased Lewis. “He never fought Symbiote Spidey! Or did he?! Now, I know a lot of y’all out there in Mighty Marveldom are going to scoff at that – that this story is in-continuity – but TRUST ME! Peter, Greg and I have all done our homework – we’ve read and reread the original ALIEN COSTUME SAGA in its entirety, revisited old stories and talked around those classics literally, for hours. This is Peter Parker as Spider-Man, wearing one of the most iconic costumes in all of comics, and we’re treating this story will the heart, seriousness and respect that that entails as a result.”
Don’t miss the Spider-Man story everyone will be talking about – SYMBIOTE SPIDER-MAN #1 hits comic shops this April!
SYMBIOTE SPIDER-MAN #1 (OF 5): Written by PETER DAVID; Art and Cover by GREG LAND
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PiercingMetal Thoughts: I was a diehard reader of the “Amazing Spider-Man” main title when he first donned the black costume and think that this new mini-series might be very interesting. Especially since the creative team are making it an in-continuity story. That’s all I have to add in terms of editorial on this one and as I close up the narrative I ask you to chime in your own opinion down in the comments section below. See you again soon.
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