The Amazing Spider-Man #1
Credit: Ryan Ottley/Laura Martin (Marvel Comics)
Credit: Ryan Ottley (Marvel Comics)

Writer Nick Spencer and artist Ryan Ottley will relaunch Amazing Spider-Man this July as part of Marvel's "Fresh Start" initiative.

The series will launch with a new #1 following the end of Dan Slott's 10-year run on the title. As for what's in store, Spencer says he and Ottley, who will be doing his first work since the end of Image's Invincible, are going back to basics for the Friendly Neighborhood Wall-Crawler.

"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," Spencer told ComicBook. "And it's exciting to bring the character back to basics and, at the same time, Dan has obviously had one of the best runs on the character ever, and we're certainly going to honor the things that he's done and build from there."

"The best Spider-Man, his personal [trouble] is mirroring his troubles in costume, and the two stories are feeding each other and being Spider-Man always comes with considerable costs to Peter," Spencer continued. "It's always getting in the way of his life. So, to me, it's kind of a dance between those two things at this stage."

“Super excited to be working with Nick on this book," added Ottley. "Spider-Man was my first love when it comes to comics, so this is a pretty nostalgic feeling, and so far I’m having a blast putting my spin on these characters.”

Amazing Spider-Man #1 is scheduled to debut July 11.

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