Updated: 'LEGACY' Numbering Math for SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN #297

"Peter Parker: The Spectacular Spider-Man #297" cover
Credit: Adam Kubert (Marvel Comics)

Updated August 16, 2017: Marvel has released a chart detailing how they arrived at Peter Parker: The Spectacular Spider-Man #297 for "Legacy." The publisher doesn't factor in their original 1968 Spectacular Spider-Man magazine, or the more recent Spider-Man Spectacular.

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Credit: Marvel Comics

Original Story: Peter Parker: The Spectacular Spider-Man swings into "Marvel Legacy" in November with a renumbered #297, but according to series writer Chip Zdarsky the book has had the "Legacy" theme since its June #1.

"I feel like our book was conceived with the ideas around 'Legacy' already in mind, so we’re continuing the story and the feeling we’ve started with," Zdarsky told Syfy Wire. "Though, the beginning of 'Legacy'’s roll-out does happen to coincide with our ramping up of danger for Spidey, so maybe part of 'Legacy' is making the lives of our heroes really hard? I don’t know. Nobody at Marvel really talks to me."

Apparent joking aside, series artist Adam Kubert's Peter Parker: The Spectacular Spider-Man #297 has the titular wallcrawler unmasked and in handcuffs. In this new arc titled "Most Wanted," Spider-Man will be chased by the New York Police Department and labasted on the front pages of The Daily Bugle like classic Marvel stories.

Credit: Adam Kubert (Marvel Comics)

Zdarsky confirms that some old foes (and friends) of Spider-Man will return in the course of the Spectacular Spider-Man book, and more.

"After that, we’ll be dealing with a pretty intense global threat with roots in Spidey’s far past," said Zdarsky. "It’s the biggest thing I’ve had the chance to write, so I’m pretty excited, especially to see how Adam draws it all!"

Here is the solicitation for the November issue:

PETER PARKER: THE SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN #297
CHIP ZDARSKY (W) • ADAM KUBERT (A/C)
Cover by Adam Kubert
MOST WANTED Part 1
Peter Parker is back in the friendly neighborhood, but he’s persona non grata as far as the NYPD is concerned! It’s the ol’ switcheroo as we here at the House of Ideas ask that classic question – PETER PARKER: THREAT OR MENACE?!

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