Remember a few weeks ago when Marvel asked “Who is Alpha?” Well, Fox News revealed the news last night on who Alpha is, so take the jump and find out.
Meet Alpha, a 15-year-old teenager named Andy Macguire who becomes the Spidey’s protégé in Marvel’s upcoming “Amazing Spider-Man No. 692.” The issue, which will be released in August, celebrates Spider-Man’s 50th anniversary while introducing Alpha/Andy to the world in a story that pays homage to the Webslinger’s 1962 origin.
Here’s the full story. Essentialy, Spidey is getting his own Robin. Methinks this is the news Dan Slott has been talking about as of late that is likely to anger fans, and I can understand why he saw it that way. For now, I say have faith in Slott, he hasn’t steered Spidey wrong yet. The things that bother me so far are half comic issues and half otherwise. The former is the character’s name, Alpha, it’s kind of boring and unidentifiable. The latter half is how Marvel announced this, through Fox News more than a month ahead of time. We’ve got SDCC in about two weeks, that is where this should have been revealed, to the fans.