Nick Spencer and Ryan Ottley celebrate the first issue of their all-new Amazing Spider-Man series by bringing in a few of the wall-crawler's friends.
CBR's exclusive preview of the issue opens with a two-page splash that finds the Avengers, Defenders and X-Men joining Spidey in a battle against an alien invasion. Of course, Spencer and Ottley's series won't be a team book; in a recent interview with CBR, Spencer promised the focus will be firmly on Peter Parker and his webbed alter ego, and the relationships that define the hero, both old and new.
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"There are a lot of supporting cast members that I’m really excited about, both new and old," Spencer told us. "I think I’ve said in previous interviews that it won’t take long for Felicia Hardy to become a key player in the book. So you can expect the Black Cat to show up sooner rather than later. And that will have a major impact on Peter’s life.
"In terms of new faces, I have to play coy for now," Spencer continued, "but yes, there are some major ones coming. Also, there are some characters who haven’t been on the board for quite awhile that we’re going to bring back on the stage."
Check out CBR's preview below. Marvel's special 40-page Amazing Spider-Man #1, by Nick Spencer and Ryan Ottley, arrives in stores Wednesday, July 11.
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #1
- NICK SPENCER (W) • RYAN OTTLEY (A/C)
- An alien invasion hits New York City and the only one who can stop it is…Spider-Man?! But that’s far from all you’ll find here – a revelation from the past puts Peter Parker’s job, relationships, and whole life in jeopardy! And if even that’s not enough, you’ll see a new roommate, new love interests – and a new villain! Spider-Man goes back to basics courtesy of Nick Spencer (SECRET EMPIRE, SUPERIOR FOES OF SPIDER-MAN) and the Marvel debut of RYAN OTTLEY (Invincible)!