11:21am PT by Graeme McMillan
Marvel Launches New 'Amazing Spider-Man' Digital Series
Just because Peter Parker is coming back from the dead doesn't mean that he's coming back in one piece. Accompanying the relaunch of The Amazing Spider-Man this April, Marvel Entertainment has announced a thirteen-episode digital comic series, The Amazing Spider-Man: Who Am I? that focuses on a Parker who can't quite remember everything about his own past.
Written by Joshua Hale Fialkov and Amazing Spider-Man writer Dan Slott, with art by Juan Bobillo, Antonio Fabela, Geoffo Beauleau and J.L. Mast, the latest release in the publisher's Infinite Comics digital format will see an amnesiac Spider-Man flirt with villainy.
"If you remove identity and get to the core of who Peter Parker really is, is he a hero?" asked Fialkov in an interview at Marvel.com. "Does his heroism go beyond Uncle Ben dying, beyond Gwen and Captain Stacy dying? All the people and things he's lost. All those sacrifices. At his heart -- as a blob of tissue, removed from all personality and experience -- would he act as a hero, when presented with the opportunities of a villain?"
This is the second time that a new Marvel print launch has been accompanied with a digital series; March's new Daredevil relaunch will be joined by the digital Daredevil: Road Warrior mini in a similar manner.
Marvel's Infinite Comics are available via the Marvel Comics app, Marvel's Digital Comic Store and the ComiXology platform.