Beyond the upcoming release of Marc Webb's "Amazing Spider-Man 2" on May 2 and the impending return of Peter Parker to the Marvel Universe in April, Marvel Comics has announced plans to invest in Spider-Man even further later this year. According to The Associated Press, the publisher plans to release "Learning to Crawl" this May, a five-issue series by Dan Slott and Ramon Perez that expands the origin of Spider-Man to better explain how Peter Parker went from being an awkward teenager to the web-headed wizard of legend. The series peeks further behind the curtain from the character's 1962 origin up through 2012's "Amazing Spider-Man" #700.
"When you're looking at things in those issues, you're going: 'Wait a minute! How did this happen? How did he get this? Where did this come from? Why didn't Aunt May ever wonder about that?'" Slott told AP. "You start looking at it closer and closer and you go, 'There's a story here that we're not seeing. A very pivotal and crucial story that lovingly respects everything that went on but tells you more, so much more about Spider-Man and so much more about PeterÂ Parker."
"Learning to Crawl" will debut in May with "Amazing Spider-Man" #1.1 and continue through "Amazing Spider-Man" #1.5.
Check back with CBR later today for a full in-depth interview about the series with Dan Slott.