Marvel relaunches Peter Parker in October with new, globe-spanning adventures.
Marvel’s Secret Wars event is winding down and the Marvel Universe will be a very different place when it ends. Take Spider-man for instance. In October, Peter Parker is getting a new costume, a new global perspective, and the return of the Spider-Mobile.
That’s right: not only is Spider-Man now a globe-spanning entrepreneur and inventor — think Tony Stark, but with less alcohol and more angst — he’s also bringing the classic Spider-Mobile back, along with a few other surprises.
Post-Secret Wars, Parker is finally figuratively owning his new position in life, having taken Parker Industries and made it one of the leading companies in the world.
In an interview with MTV, Slott explained:
“Peter Parker has stepped up. He’s grown. He’s become the Peter Parker we’ve always hoped he was going to be. This company, with Peter’s inventions and Peter’s gumption has gone to new heights.”
The inventions aren’t the only thing with Spider-Man’s trademark humor infused in them, though. Just like in the real world, Spider-Man is everywhere. Now that Peter Parker is an international icon, Spider-Man has become his bodyguard — mirroring a storyline that played out with Tony Stark back in the day — and so Spider-Man’s logo is on shirts, posters, toys, games and more all over the world.
And the uniform? The new suit, designed by Alex Ross, has some tech secrets inside of it, beyond the glowing logo.
According to Slott:
“The things this suit will be able to do and the innovations that Peter Parker has put into it will be astounding, and when you want to take something to the next level, you go, and make it look real, you go, ’hey Alex Ross, take your best shot.’ ”
While Ross tackled the new Spider-Suit, Giuseppe Camuncoli handled the new Spider-Mobile design, which editor Nick Lowe revealed, “you see it in the very first issue driving around the streets of Shanghai.”
Where the previous version was a goofy ’70s addition to Spider-Man’s mythos, this one is story driven (no pun intended).
“He’s operating with Parker industries in not just New York, but also Shanghai and San Francisco and London. He’s going to be a far more global Spider-Man, and with that is going to come all new global threats. Things that will really test Spider-Man like never before.”
While spider-themed heroes like Miles Morales, Spider-Woman and more will be taking on Peter’s rogues gallery back in New York, Spider-Man’s new global scale means he’s taking on new enemies… But he won’t be tackling them alone.
Speaking of caring, fans who were excited about the announcement that Miles Morales was “the” Spider-Man when Marvel dropped the news this past week, shouldn’t worry that Parker’s return pushes the popular young Spider-Man to the wayside.
“What you’re going to get from Miles is you’re going to get classic Spider-Man,” Slott noted. “A teenager in high school having problems and trying to deal with things.
“And when you’re reading Peter Parker Amazing Spider-Man, you’re going to get the Spider-Man you’ve been reading about since 1962 going to all new levels. Can he do the street stuff? Sure, but he can do that times ten. It’s everything you know, everything you care about, amped up to a level you’ve never seen before.
“It’s not just this guy is Spider-Man, or that guy is a Spider-Man. We’re out to make him the world’s greatest superhero.”
courtesy of MTV.com
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