Marvel Announces Teenage 'Spidey' Comic Book Series

The new series will flash back to Peter Parker's high school days, in time for the new movie version to focus on that era.
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When the next cinematic Spider-Man debuts, he'll be a teenage kid juggling high school and superheroics — some distance away from the globe-trotting adult Peter Parker who'll be seen in the pages of Marvel's Amazing Spider-Man comic book. The solution? A newly announced comic series set in Parker's teenaged past, called, simply, Spidey.

The new series will be written by Supernatural writer Robbie Thompson, with art by Wolverine and the X-Men artist Nick Bradshaw, and take place at the very start of Parker's crime-fighting career. "I think the book is actually best summed up in the tagline Marvel created for it: Before he was Amazing … he was Spidey," Thompson told ComicBook.com. "For me, that’s been a huge appeal of working on the book — getting to go back to the high school years and shine a light on the early days of Peter Parker’s journey to becoming Spider-Man and doing it in an old-school fashion — single issues, each one telling their own story."

The series is just the latest attempt by Marvel to return to the era of high school Spider-Man. Earlier attempts have included the Marvel Adventures: Spider-Man series, as well as Ultimate Spider-Man and Untold Tales of Spider-Man.

"This is a chance to go back to that vibe and energy and see Peter struggle to fit in at school, while trying to make a name for himself as a hero," Thompson said. "There are complex and personal stories still left to be found in those years, and I’m thrilled to be a part of the team bringing them to the page."

Spidey launches this fall as part of Marvel's "All-New, All-Different Marvel" publishing initiative.

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