Spider-Man: Life Story - Take a Groovy '70s Trip With Michael Cho's Variant

Marvel Comics' Chip Zdarsky has revealed artist Michael Cho's variant cover for the second issue of his upcoming series Spider-Man: Life Story.

Written by Zdarsky with art by Mark Bagley, Spider-Man: Life Story is a comic that poses the question, "What if Peter Parker aged in real time following his debut in 1962?" Each installment of the six-issue limited series will be dedicated to exploring Spider-Man's life in a particular decade, with April's issue #2 set to tackle the 1970s.

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Cho's variant goes all-in on this theme with its funk-inspired text and red-orange-yellow color scheme. Moreover, while Spidey does appear on the cover, the image is dominated by Peter Parker, Gwen Stacy, Mary Jane Watson and Harry Osborn sporting their era-appropriate outfits and hairstyles.

"This is an idea I've had since I first started working for Marvel, something that explores the characters and the Marvel universe on a deeper level, where time changes both the characters and the world," Zdarsky said when the series was first announced. "Being able to span decades with one of the most iconic Spider-Man artists ever, Mark Bagley, is surreal. He's creating fresh takes on classic characters and moments in really dynamic ways."

Of course, Zdarsky is no stranger to Spidey himself. For over a year, the writer helmed Peter Parker: The Spectacular Spider-Man before his run came to an end in September.

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Written by Chip Zdarsky with art by Mark Bagley, Spider-Man: Life Story #1 hits comic shops on March 20, followed by issue #2 on April 17.

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