We said there was a new Spider-Man series coming in May. We just didn’t know what the hell it was, as has been made abundantly clear.
The AP have run the story that we’re getting an Amazing Spider-Man Year One five issue mini-series, starting in May, by Dan Slott and Ramon Perez with covers from Alex Ross.
“Someone’s running around trying to be just like Spider-Man and there’s no way in Peter’s mind that he’s not responsible for everything that guy’s going to do,” said Slott of the Ditko-esque bad guy he would not name.
“He’s got his first villain who is his own age, someone that he’s inspired” instead of clashing with The Vulture or Doctor Octopus or the Lizard, all of whom were adults and authority figures.
“He’s a troubled teen hero fighting a troubled teen villain!” Slott said.
And a J Scott Campbell exclusive cover for Midtown Comics?