Believe it or not we are in fact coming up on the web headâ€™s 50th anniversary! The Amazing Spider-Man comic, a source of controversy due to Marvelâ€™s ridiculous reboot of the series, is currently being handled by the creative team of Dan Slott and Humberto Ramos.
For issue #692 hitting stores in August, the team is giving Spider-Man his own Robin with the reveal of just who Alpha is!
Continue reading for more, and to see a preview of the issue.
The story will be told in an over-sized issue featuring variant covers from Marcus Martin that depict the wall-crawler through the ages. Itâ€™s not yet clear how much of an impact this story and new character will have on Spider-manâ€™s story arc, but the pres release offers a hint at what to expect story-wise with this quote: â€œâ€¦celebrating the values that made Spider-Man the worldâ€™s greatest super hero for the past five decadesâ€¦â€ Sounds like weâ€™re in for some retro message-based Spidey storytelling. Thatâ€™s not necessarily a bad thing if itâ€™s done well.
Pick up the issue in your local comic shop in August or digitally via the Marvel Digital Comics Shop, and the Marvel Comics app. We have a sneak preview of the issue to either get you excited or turn you off to the whole idea.