In 1962, Amazing Fantasy issue #15 was released. This comic book introduced a new character who would become one of the most beloved characters in comic book history. Ever since, Spider-Man has been a fan favourite, and his story has been retold time and time again. Not only is Peter Parker a well-loved character, but he has also brought many other versions of this web-slinging hero to the page. Without Spider-Man, Marvel Comics might not be what it is today.
This year sees 60 years of our friendly neighbourhood Spider-Man on the page, and later the screen. And to celebrate, Marvel Comics has a whole load of special covers and stories coming our way. Let’s take a look at what we know so far.
Amazing Fantasy #1000
In August we will get to see a very special, giant-sized, one-shot issue of Amazing Fantasy. This comic book will bring together some of the biggest names in comics to create a collection of incredible stories. Each story will explore a different part of Peter Parker’s life, both past and present. They will also have a big impact on the story of Spider-Man.
We only have 2 of the covers on offer so far, but there’s going to be a lot more coming soon. But we do have some details about what will feature in the celebratory issue:
- Neil Gaiman returns to Marvel comics with a brilliant new story.
- A new villain will be introduced by artist Michael Cho and novelist Anthony Falcone.
- Long-time Spider-Man writer Dan Slott teams up with artist extraordinaire Jim Cheung to explore the love story of Peter Parker and Mary Jane Watson in the distant future.
- Armando Ianucci, the Emmy Award-winning creator behind ‘Veep’ makes his debut in the Marvel Universe.
- Peter Parker faces his fears in a horror story created by Ho Che Anderson.
Plus, we’ll get stories from Rainbow Rowell, Jonathan Hickman and so many more!
The Amazing Spider-Man #900
Earlier this year, The Amazing Spider-Man was relaunched with a new comic book run. On July 27th, issue #6 will mark the 900th overall issue of The Amazing Spider-Man since it began in 1963. In this supersized issue, the writer for the current series, Zeb Wells, teams up with artist Ed McGuiness, who will make his Spider-Man debut.
This issue will see Spider-Man battle a new foe, the Sinister Adaptoid; a villain who is equipped with the abilities of all of Spider-Man’s greatest enemies. Not only will we get an incredible new story and villain, but there will be a total of 13 covers available for this very special Spidey spectacular! Check them all out and be sure to get your favourite!
Beyond Amazing Variant Covers
Spider-Man won’t just be sticking to his own comics this year but he’ll also be taking over some of our other favourites as well. In a special variant program called Beyond Amazing, some of the greatest artists in the industry have come together to create fantastic variant covers. With a total of 20 variant covers for some of the biggest ongoing series of 2022, there will be plenty to collect! Check out all of the covers available now.
Your Friendly Neighbourhood Spider-Man!
Peter Parker as The Amazing Spider-Man has become a massive part of not only Marvel Comics but pop culture in general. He is relatable, lovable, and has some incredible stories. It’s not just Peter Parker, but his popularity has brought us a whole load of variations of this character. He has been captivating audiences for 60 years, both on the page and the screen, and we’re sure there’ll be more ways to celebrate this milestone throughout the year. Whichever version of Spider-Man is your favourite, we can say for definite that there isn’t any other hero that’s as amazing as Spider-Man!