Peter Parker is getting yet another series, debuting with a “lead-in” on Free Comic Book Day and then kicking off in June. Peter Parker: The Spectacular Spider-Man will be written by Chip Zdarsky with art by Adam Kubert, and will take Peter Parker “back to basics,” according to the announcement on Entertainment Weekly. If “back to basics” sounds bit like “meat and potatoes,” then you’re a very keen observer. Bleeding Cool has been reporting on Marvel’s plans to copy DC’s Rebirth with a “meat and potatoes” initiative of their own later this year, eschewing a focus on politics, bringing back the “iconic” heroes, and even bringing back some big name creators.
On Entertainment Weekly, Zdarsky shared some info about the series:
The main book, Amazing Spider-Man, has kept things fresh by stretching the character and his situation. It’s still classic Spider-Man at its core, but transposed into new settings. With this book, we’re using the same Spider-Man in-continuity but shifting the spotlight back to his NYC environment and supporting cast. But even though we’re pushing to make it a more personal book, we’re still going to have big adventures with ramifications that’ll be felt in his other books. If I had, like, a true mission statement for the title though, it would be: “Have fun, have heart, have stakes.” My personal mission statement going into the book is “With great power comes something something I don’t know I’ve never had power before.”
Look for more like this from Marvel in the coming months.