Writer Margaret Stohl and artist Juan Ferreyra will create a new volume of Spider-Man: Noir in 2020, a five-issue limited series that brings the character, who made it into the recent animated blockbuster Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, back to comic books (via Marvel.com).
The character, who first appeared in a titular 2009 limited series as a part of Marvel's short-lived "Noir" line, is a pulpy version of Spider-Man. In the new series, he'll go up against similarly themed versions of some of his classic villains - and travel to the United Kingdom.
"Spider-Man Noir has become this kind of rogues’ gallery of all my favorite things: a deadpan Spidey Noir sensibility, a classic globe-trotting adventure, a femme fatale, a doomed excavation, loot, punching Nazis, Aunt May, camels, heroes of legend, and oh yeah, an actual rogue’s gallery of classic Spider-Man Noir Super Villains - all done up 1933 style! I mean really, how could I pass this one up?," said Stohl during the title's announcement at London's MCM Comic Con.
"I’m so excited to bust Spider-Man Noir out of New York City and let him loose on the other side of the pond," Stohl added. "Without saying too much - London, I hope you’re ready for this, because the friendly Noir neighborhood just got about five countries bigger."
“The last time we saw him, Spider-Man Noir was murdered at the hands of the Inheritors during Spider-Geddon. But you can’t keep a good spider down, and Spidey Noir is one of the best," editor Devin Lewis told Marvel.com in a subsequent statment. "After being resurrected through magical means in the forthcoming Spider-Verse #5, Peter Parker of Earth-90214 is going to learn that his world is a whole lot bigger than two-bit gangsters tearing up his friendly neighborhood. The shadow of war looms on the horizon, and in Spider-Man: Noir #1 it reaches New York!"
Spider-Man: Noir #1 is due out in March.