Marvel Comics is relaunching The Amazing Spider-Man as part of its “Fresh Start” initiative, from the creative team of writer Nick Spencer (Secret Empire), artist Ryan Ottley (Invincible), inker Cliff Rathburn and colorist Laura Martin.
Spencer recently concluded his run on the pair of Captain America titles, while Ottley is moving to Marvel after his and Robert Kirkman’s Invincible ended this month.
“I knew that Ryan was wrapping on Invincible, and I kept thinking, ‘God, would he be the perfect person for this?’ Spider-Man is such an artist book,” Spencer told Comicbook.com. “It’s contained some of the best artists in Marvel Comics history, and I really do believe that Ryan, if he wants to be, is really one of the best superhero artists working in comics. And so, he was very much on the dream list, and we’re so lucky and thankful that he was interested in doing it, and we’re just [having] so much fun so far. And you know working with him is naturally a joy, and the pages are just so perfect. They’re really gonna blow people away.”
“Super excited to be working with Nick on this book,” Ottley said. “Spider-Man was my first love when it comes to comics, so this is a pretty nostalgic feeling, and so far I’m having a blast putting my spin on these characters.”
As far as supporting characters that fans can expect to see in the series, Spencer revealed some familiar faces will be sticking around.
“When you get excited to write Spider-Man, it’s because you’re also excited to write Jonah and Aunt May and MJ and Black Cat,” Spencer added. “You know, just there’s so many incredible characters in this orbit, so getting to play with that cast, getting to make them a big part of our story is key. And I can say pretty much all of your favorites will be making an appearance at some point.”
The Amazing Spider-Man #1 by Nick Spencer and Ryan Ottley arrives in June from Marvel Comics.
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