Will ‘Spidey’ Still Be Super Stories?

When Marvel first announced this book, they made it sound like it would be aimed at a simpler reading level than the average comic book. They even use the logo from the company’s project with the Children’s Television Workshop on the 70s (Spider-Man appeared on The Electric Company).

Nothing in this press release mentions that — nor does it explicitly say it’s for a younger audience. But they do seem to be reaching for a more fun, simpler time by going back to high school with Peter Parker. Because, you know, he enjoyed it so much.

It’s a rising star writer, a solid artist, and a character kids love. Whether it’s educational or not, anything that brings kids into reading comics without insulting their intelligence is good with us.

From Marvel:

Today, he’s the world’s greatest super hero. But long before he swung from rooftops as the Amazing Spider-Man, he was a super powered teenager who knew that “with great power must also come great responsibility.”

Today, Marvel is pleased to present your new look inside SPIDEY #1 – the new ongoing series from fan-favorite writer Robbie Thompson (Silk, Venom: Space Knight) and blockbuster artist Nick Bradshaw (Wolverine and the X-Men, Guardians of the Galaxy)! Class is in session as these two explosive creators take Peter back to school for a classic and iconic take on the Spider-Man mythology. Familiar faces and characters populate Peter Parker’s world as he balances his double life as high school student and the high-flying, web-swinging new hero Spider-Man!

Don’t miss one moment of the action as Thompson and Bradshaw spin a legend of their own in the bombastic debut of SPIDEY #1 – coming to comic shops and digital devices later this December!

SPIDEY #1 (OCT150779)
Written by ROBBIE THOMPSON
Art & Cover by NICK BRADSHAW
Variant Covers by HUMBERTO RAMOS (OCT150780)
And SKOTTIE YOUNG (OCT150782)
Hip-Hop Variant by GYIMAH GARIBA (OCT150781)
FOC – 11/02/15, On-Sale – 12/02/15

 

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