At the beginning of the year, news leaked revealing that the real Peter Parker would be returning to the Marvel Universe in a new volume of ‘Amazing Spider-Man’ as part of the All-New Marvel NOW banner. Last week in ‘Superior Spider-Man’, we saw how the original wall-crawler made his return, but later this month he’ll be back to business as usual as he takes his rightful spot as the star of Spidey book. Now, before the comic hits the shelves at your local shop, you can get your first look at the brand new series right now.
Earlier this week, Comic Book Resources exclusively shared some unlettered pages from Dan Slott’s ‘Amazing Spider-Man’ #1 by artist Humberto Ramos. And while we recognize a young Peter Parker from back in the day when he first became Spider-Man, we also see that the radioactive spider maybe have bitten someone else as well. You can check out the preview in the gallery below, followed by a synopsis of the issue:
The world may have changed since Spidey’s been gone, but so has Peter Parker. This is a man with a second chance at life, and he’s not wasting a moment of it. Same Parker Luck, new Parker attitude. Putting the “friendly” back in the neighborhood, the “hero” back into “super hero,” and the “amazing” back into “Spider-Man!” Also returning: The recharged and reenergized ELECTRO!
Without a doubt, Spidey fans are super stoked for the return of the friendly, neighborhood web-slinger. But according to The Hollywood Reporter, that excitement is being translated into record-breaking numbers. Based on their report, there are currently 500,000 initial orders for ‘Amazing Spider-Man’ #1. With figures like that, the first issue of this relaunch has the highest level of initial orders of any comic book in the US in more than a decade. The only book to top that number is ‘Amazing Spider-Man’ #583 from 2009, which featured an appearance from President Barack Obama. When Parker bit the bullet in ‘Amazing Spider-Man’ #700, that book only clocked in 200,000 initial orders. But for a more average number, the top-selling issue of February 2014 was ‘Batman’ #28, which pulled an estimated 114, 089 orders in the US. Basically, Spidey barely has his foot out the door (or window, more likely) and he’s already kicking ass.
What do you think about the preview of ‘Amazing Spider-Man’ #1? Are you one of the 500,000 initial orders to get your book the day it drops? Let us know in the comment section.