Brace yourselves, Spider-Fans. Your friendly neighborhood is about to shake up in a very big way. Nick Spencer (SECRET EMPIRE) and Ryan Ottley (INVINCIBLE) are swinging into the pages of AMAZING SPIDER-MAN. They’ll be picking up where Dan Slott leaves off, after Slott’s incredible 10 years with the character.

“Writer Dan Slott leaves some big shoes to fill. But after reading what Nick Spencer has planned for our friendly neighborhood Spider-Man, I can assure you that the future of Peter Parker and his pals is in good hands.” -Editor-In-Chief C.B. Cebulski

The cover of AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #1. Courtesy of Marvel Entertainment.

Dan Slott will be wrapping his time on AMAZING SPIDER-MAN with “Go Down Swinging”. The arc promises to rock Spider-Man’s world to the core. There’s a lot of room for speculation about what Spencer and Ottley are planning afterwards. So far, it seems like we’ll be seeing Spidey head even further back to his roots, which is always a treat.

“I think that a lot of what I’ll be doing is reconnecting Peter with some very classic, quintessential elements of the story that fans and readers are going to recognize… it’s exciting to bring the character back to basics…” -Nick Spencer,

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If you’ve ever had the pleasure of reading INVINCIBLE, you’ll know that artist Ryan Ottley is an absolute genius. His work on INVINCIBLE is magnificent. With that series sadly coming to a close, this is the perfect time for him to bring his endless talent to the world of Spider-Man. His style will fit pitch-perfectly with everyone’s favorite wall-crawler.

“Ryan does the action sequences better than just about anyone… His sense of motion, his character’s mobility, you really could not find a more perfect artist for an elastic character like Spider-Man.” -Nick Spencer,

Courtesy of Marvel Entertainment.


Spencer had a fairly controversial stint on CAPTAIN AMERICA. However, it sounds like his work on AMAZING SPIDER-MAN will largely avoid the politics and social cues that partially injured that series. Regardless, the duo of him and Ryan Ottley already sounds extremely promising. Let’s hope they can follow through.

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #1 by Nick Spencer and Ryan Ottley hits stores on July 11. On Free Comic Book Day, you can check out their very first AMAZING SPIDER-MAN story.

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