Forget Spider-Boy, the Spider-Men are about to team up in a new, ongoing title from Marvel. That’s right! Peter Parker and Miles Morales will star in the new series… Spectacular Spider-Men, from writer Greg Weisman and artist Humberto Ramos.
Weisman is no stranger to Spider-Man — or this title — as he co-created the classic animated series Spectacular Spider-Man. That said, he’s probably better known as the creator of Gargoyles, which is currently having a resurgence thanks to Dynamite’s sequel series for the title. And Ramos is well known for his work on Spider-Man, both Spectacular and Amazing.
“I’m so thrilled to be writing Spidey again, and the fact that I get to write both Spideys, together, makes the gig doubly sweet,” Weisman said via press release provided to Comic Book Club. “It’s fun for me, because in this book, I see the younger Miles trying really hard to show his maturity to his mentor Peter, while the older Pete feels free to let out his inner 16-year-old with Miles.
“So there’s a bit of role reversal to the normal mentor-protege relationship than one might expect to see. But I think both Pete and Miles still feel very true to character. And when things get serious, so do our boys (quippage notwithstanding.) What we’re seeing here is the evolution from mentor and protegee to them simply being good friends. And that change of status (in process, as it is) really interests me as a writer. Oh, and Humberto’s art is so damn gorgeous.”
The first issue of the new series will pit Peter and Miles against the Jackal… A character who is well-known for his predilection for cloning Spider-Men. Is a new Clone Saga on the horizon? An announcement trailer shared by Marvel doesn’t offer many clues, but it does show off a much more monstrous Jackal, as drawn by Ramos.
“From a very young age, my goal was to draw Spider-Man for Marvel Comics, and now that it has become a recurring reality in my life, I enjoy every occasion in which I am called to do so, or as I like to say ‘come back home,’ and I could not ask for a better way to do that than alongside Greg Weisman who gave us the greatest Spider-Man TV series!” Ramos said. “Not only that, but in this book I not only have the joy of drawing not one but two Spider-Mans. Drawing Peter’s adventures was exciting enough, I can only imagine how it will be drawing both Peter and Miles’ adventures! I love my job!”
You can check out the full cover below. The new series hit stores in March (possibly March 17, but they got the date wrong in the press release so who knows!)
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