By Sarah Pouramn
The AMAZING SPIDER-MAN series is ending with its 700th issue on December 26. Don’t worry, the stories won’t be ending just yet. Marvel has announced a new series that is set to launch in January 2013 called the SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN! This new comic book will be written by Ryan Stegman and Dan Slott.
SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN will be part of a reboot of Marvel called Marvel NOW! This is where the writers and illustrators will get out of their comfort zone and "launch new titles and relaunch old ones." For example, Jonathan Hickman, writer of FANTASTIC FOUR, will work on a new AVENGERS comic and AVENGERS writer, Brian Michael Bendis, will work on the new X-MEN comic.
What can we expect from the refreshed Spider-Man? Dan Slott says, “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. You’re going to see how this Spider-Man will deal with our Spider-Man’s villains.” He also promises that this Spider-Man will be much darker than ever before.
Don’t forget to check out the last copy of the AMAZING SPIDER-MAN on December 26, and the first copy of the SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN in January of 2013! Can’t wait? Check out the Marvel's cover art for the first issue of the SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN below!