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Gerry Conway Returns to “Amazing Spider-Man” in March

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Gerry Conway Returns to “Amazing Spider-Man” in March

Newsarama has word that legendary Spider-Man writer Gerry Conway is set to return to tell tales of the web-slinger starting in March for special “Point One” issues of Marvel’s “Amazing Spider-Man,” illustrated by artist Carlo Barberi. The five-part storyline, titled “Spiral,” begins with “Amazing Spider-Man” #16.1 and runs through #20.1.

“On a large scale, it’s my big return to Spider-Man! On a smaller scale it’s a story about two people: A Spider-Man who’s returning from his huge ‘Spider-Verse’ event and entering into a crime war, and the story of one of his supporting cast,” Conway told Newsarama. “What I pitched Nick [Lowe, editor of the Spider-Man line] was to take a character in Spider-Man’s orbit who is heroic and put them on a dark journey; to take them down a path that at every turn readers can empathize with but it keeps taking them to a darker and darker place. And to see what it does to Spidey. The character we picked is police captain Yuri Watanabe, the current Wraith. She’s been an interesting character since Dan Slott introduced her in ‘Amazing Spider-Man’ #600 because she’s both a stickler for the law but also a vigilante; this story will tip her over a little bit.”

Though Conway wrote many key moments in Spider-Man’s history, he’s likely best known for 1973 story “The Night Gwen Stacy Died.” He also co-created The Punisher and the Jackal while working on “Amazing Spider-Man,” which he joined in 1972 as the successor to Spidey co-creator Stan Lee.

“Spiral” begins in March 2015 with “Amazing Spider-Man” #16.1.

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