Spider-Man may be known for his classic red-and-blue costume, but there was a time when he set that aside for an all-black attire. Spidey will be going back to black in May for Amazing Spider-Man #800, while also carrying it over to the series' relaunch as a part of Marvel's "Fresh Start."
Marvel Comics' Editor-in-Chief C.B. Cebulski showed interior pages to Amazing Spider-Man #800 at the publisher's retailer summit at Chicago's C2E2 convention Thursday morning, which included scenes of Spider-Man in black. One possible reason for Peter Parker switching costumes could have to do with his recent run-in with the Green Goblin and his new persona, the Red Goblin, in Amazing Spider-Man #798.
Preview pages for writer Nick Spencer and artist Ryan Ottley's Amazing Spider-Man #1 show Peter swinging through the streets of New York in his red-and-blue outfit, but now we know the black costume will make an appearance at some point during their run as well.
Spider-Man first donned his black suit in the original Secret Wars miniseries back in 1984. The black symbiote would follow Peter back to Earth, where he would wear it for a short amount of time, before realizing it was affecting his personality by making him more aggressive. The symbiote would then move over to Eddie Brock, creating the antihero Venom.
Amazing Spider-Man #800 arrives in stores May 30 from Marvel Comics.