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Christopher Priest's Spider-Force Will Introduce Two New Spider-Men

Spider-Man and his web-slinging allies thought they were rid of the Inheritors after Spider-Verse, but the spider-hunting legion will make their return in the follow-up even, Spider-Geddon.

One of the miniseries to spin out of the Marvel Comics event, Spider-Force, was announced today at Comic-Con International in San Diego and will be penned by Christopher Priest with illustrations by Paulo Siquiera. The series features Kaine forming a team of heroes to go on a suicide mission to stop the villains, while also introducing two new superheroes: Astro-Spider and Spider-Kid.

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Coming along for the ride is Spider-Woman (Jessica Drew) and Ashley Barton from the Old Man Logan universe. From the cover image of Spider-Force #1 below, we get our first clear look at the two debuting heroes. Sticking close to his namesake, Astro-Spider's costume of choice is an astronaut suit with a spider symbol on the chest. Also, instead of using web fluid, he is brandishing a pistol in each hand. As for our guess at who could be under the astronaut helmet, we'll go with J. Jonah Jameson's son, John Jameson, who is an astronaut in the comics

The identity of Spider-Kid is another story. His weapon of choice are kendo sticks, which Daredevil uses on occasion.

SPIDER-FORCE #1 (of 3)

  • Christopher Priest (W)
  • PAULO SIQUIERA (A)
  • Cover by SHANE DAVIS
  • A SPIDER-GEDDON TIE IN!
  • The deadliest mission in all of SPIDER-GEDDON has come up and Kaine has stepped forward for what he’s sure will be a suicide mission. But he can’t do it alone and Jessica Drew, A.K.A. Spider-Woman has signed on to help, but has Kaine told her the whole truth? With Ashley Barton, from the OLD MAN LOGAN universe, and two new characters (Astro-Spider and Spider-Kid), Kaine’s team is complete and their first mission may be their last!
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