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Marvel Entertainment’s fan-favorite comic book series All-New Wolverine might have ended, but the publisher has re-teamed writer and artist Tom Taylor and Juan Cabal for a new project featuring a very different hero — one who, apparently, can do whatever a spider can.
Announced during Friday’s Marvel Comics: Spider-Man panel at New York Comic Con, Taylor and Cabal will be responsible for Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man, a new series launching in January. For the in-demand Taylor, whose resume includes Star Wars and the critically acclaimed X-Men Red as well as his own animated series, Netflix’s The Deep, the opportunity to write Peter Parker was one that he couldn’t pass up.
“[Spider-Man editor] Nick Lowe contacted me in a period where I was weighing up a lot of exciting writing offers, but as soon as I saw Spider-Man in the email, there was nothing else in my mind,” Taylor told Marvel.com about the series. “Spidey was my first Marvel hero and a character I’ve always wanted an opportunity to write. As a fan, this is a bit of a dream come true. I was already writing X-Men and Star Wars comics for Marvel, and to add Spider-Man to that is, frankly, a little ridiculous.”
The series is, according to the writer, one that focuses on the man under the mask. “Sure, he’s a guy who saves the world, but he’s still struggling to pay his bills with his housemates. That’s the heart of this series,” Taylor said. “We’re going to tell some big stories here, and introduce an all-new hero, but it’s all about the micro. This is Peter finding adventure in his apartment building, a few doors down.”
New York Comic Con runs until Oct. 7 at the Javits Center.
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