Just as one of DC's most recognizable heroes is in the midst of not one, but two new stories centered around his origin, Marvel is going back to the beginning for Spider-Man, The AP's Matt Moore reports.
May 2014 will see a five-part story called The Amazing Spider-Man Year One: Learning to Crawl that will run side-by-side with the main Amazing Spider-Man series. Released as a five-part mini-series with numbering of Amazing Spider-Man 1.1 to 1.5 from May to September, the series is meant to be a story for young Peter Parker and Spider-Man that fills in some of the blanks of his earliest adventures. Dan Slott is writing both series concurrently, with art on the mini-series by Ramon Perez, and covers by Alex Ross.
"When you're looking at things in those issues, you're going: 'Wait a minute! How did this happen? How did he get this? Where did this come from? Why didn't Aunt May ever wonder about that?'" Slott told The AP. "You start looking at it closer and closer and you go, 'There's a story here that we're not seeing.' A very pivotal and crucial story that lovingly respects everything that went on but tells you more, so much more about Spider-Man and so much more about Peter Parker."
The villain for the story, which takes place between the pages of the early Amazing Spider-Man comics by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko, will be a new one, and one that is Peter's peer, in both age and focus.