After sending the internet into a Sam-Raimi-based headspin earlier this week, Marvel has revealed the grand new Spider-comic it was counting down to: Spider-Man.
Star Wars director J.J. Abrams and his son are teaming up with superstar artist, Sara Pichelli for a story that will focus on Spidey and Mary Jane. I mean, with a title like Spider-Man that only makes sense.
The new title will be a five-part miniseries. Story details are currently being kept under wraps, but the comic will introduce a new villain called Cadaverous, and Abrams promises that the series will show Peter Parker “in a way you haven’t seen him before.”
According to Abrams, the idea of him working on a comic with Marvel has actually been in the works for a while.
Nick [Lowe, Marvel Comics editor] had been pressing me to do a book with him. A year or so ago, I started talking about it with Henry and it sort of happened organically. And that has been the joy of this. Even though I’ve been talking to Nick for a long time, weirdly, this feels like it just sort of evolved from the conversations of Henry and I, having ideas that got us excited and Nick being open to the collaboration.
Spider-Man begins this September.