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.
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