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Spider-Man gets a new comic focused on Peter Parker's teenage years

While more recent Spider-Man Miles Morales is taking top billing in one of Marvel's primary spider-books, the publisher hasn't forgotten about Peter Parker, the original wall-crawler created by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko in the 1960s. A young Parker's early adventures will be the focus of the newly-announced ongoing series Spidey.

Launching this fall with Spidey #1, this in-continuity series will focus on a high school-aged Peter Parker, learning to deal with his new powers and life as a superhero. He'll also be juggling the teenage drama you'd expect. You can see the full cover for the first issue below:

Spidey #1 cover

Spidey will be written by Robbie Thompson, the writer of Marvel's Silk series as well as television's Supernatural. Art duties will be handled by Nick Bradshaw, whose previous work includes Guardians of the Galaxy and Wolverine and the X-Men.

"Out of the 700-plus issues of Amazing Spider-Man, Peter Parker was only in high school for thirty issues," said Spider-Man editor Nick Lowe in a press release. "Stan [Lee] and Steve [Ditko] covered a lot, but there's a lot of the high school and early superhero experience still on the table."

Marvel editor-in-chief Axel Alonso stressed that Spidey won't be focused on retelling previously told stories, but rather fleshing out the early history of Parker's time under the mask. The series promises "iconic villains" and "a classic supporting cast."

You can check out an uncolored preview page from the first issue here:

Spidey #1 preview

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