From Marvel Entertainment

Oct. 10, 2012

The Future of SPIDER-MAN Is Marvel NOW!

Superstars Dan Slott & Ryan Stegman Bring Spider-Man to the Next Level!


New York. NY—August 10, 2012— This January, the Web-Head embraces a new chapter in his life in Superior Spider-Man #1, kicking off the all-new ongoing series from the amazing creative team of writer Dan Slott and artist Ryan Stegman! As part of Marvel NOW!Superior Spider-Man  joins a number of titles that will take the Marvel Universe in an exciting all-new direction, as the industry’s top creators join the top Super Heroes to deliver all-new ongoing series, great for new and lapsed readers alike!


Peter Parker has spent a lifetime living up to the responsibilities his powers foisted upon him but his Amazing story finally ends dramatically in the historic Spider-Man #700. NOW! the new Spider-Man has arrived and he is better in every single way. Smarter, stronger…Superior.


“Spider-Man has learned a lot during his time as a super hero, making him not just amazing anymore, he’s more than that," said Axel Alonso, Editor In Chief, Marvel Entertainment. "Dan and Ryan have Spider-Man on a path that will challenge him in every way. Just because Spider-Man is Superior, it doesn’t mean things are even close to getting easier!”


Marvel NOW! is the culmination of Marvel ReEvolution, the groundbreaking new initiative to evolve the comic book experience through innovation. With Superior Spider-ManMarvel NOW! ensures fans will discover an entirely new perspective in the adventures of Spider-Man.


“This is still very much the world of Spider-Man. There may be a new Spider-Man here, doing things in a new and different way, but you’re going to see the Spider-cast reacting to this,” said writer Dan Slott in an interview with “You’re going to see how this Spider-Man will deal with our Spider-Man’s villains. How will he react to this Spider-Man’s supporting cast? That is clearly the world of this book. The world hasn’t changed, just the hero.”



Each issue of Superior Spider-Man includes a code for a free digital copy on the Marvel Comics app for iOS and Android devices. Additionally, each issue of Superior Spider-Man features special augmented reality content available exclusive through the Marvel AR app – including cover recaps, behind the scenes features and more that add value to your reading experience at no additional cost.


“Not only does every book with the Marvel NOW! logo feature a new superstar creative team and blockbuster story, but they also come with all-new incentives for our retailer partners,” explained David Gabriel, Senior Vice-President of Sales, Marvel Entertainment.. “We want to make sure every comic shop nationwide is fully stocked to meet the high demand we’re already seeing for Marvel NOW! And want to make sure their voices are heard throughout this exciting time. Stay tuned for more news on how Marvel will be working directly with retailers to make sure our programs address their needs.”


An all-new direction! An All-New Spider-Man! All-new justice! This is Superior Spider-Man NOW!


This January, Dan Slott and Ryan Stegman swing a new chapter in Peter Parker’s life in Superior Spider-Man #1!



Written by DAN SLOTT

Art & Cover by RYAN STEGMAN


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I don't think we've been seeing The Amazing Spider-Man for a number of years now.

It's debatable if that happened around the Clone-Wars-Saga, the return of Normal Osborn and his sign of the Five cross-over, Sins of the Past, or One More Day, or Brand New Day.... just to mention a few...(not to mention revealing his ID in Civil War).

Funny you should mention chef comics, Cap. Anthony Bourdain, a well known traveller/chef wrote a fairly successful GN recently called Get Jiro.
Jason , the rumor I sw today is that it's gong to be Alpha.

Jason Marconnet said:

As a big Spider-man fan, I'm torn. I'll check out the new series. More than the new series being good or not I'm more anxious about the ending of the old series. I hope it's a good and satisfying end to Peter's story since it appears someone new will be crawling walls.

Spoiler below.

Want my wild guess of who the new Spidey will be? Miles Morales. But not the Ultimate version. At the end of the Spider-men mini when Peter left the Ultimate universe and went back to the regular Marvel universe he googled to see if there was a Miles Morales in his world. We don't know the results of what he found but he did have a look of amasement on his face. While that was a Bendis story and not a Dan Slott story I'm wondering if that little bit isn't going to be the main point of Superior Spider-man. Once again this is just a wild guess.

I was sent a review copy of Get Jiro. Read it, haven't gotten around to reviewing it. (Which I guess is a review in itself.)

Chris Fluit said:

Funny you should mention chef comics, Cap. Anthony Bourdain, a well known traveller/chef wrote a fairly successful GN recently called Get Jiro.

My thoughts on the Amazing Spider-Man 700 spoilers:

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