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This January, the Web-Head embraces a new chapter in his life in Superior Spider-Man #1, kicking off the all-new ongoing series from the amazing creative team of writer Dan Slott and artist Ryan Stegman! As part of Marvel NOW!, Superior Spider-Man  joins a number of titles that will take the Marvel Universe in an exciting all-new direction, as the industry’s top creators join the top Super Heroes to deliver all-new ongoing series, great for new and lapsed readers alike!

Peter Parker has spent a lifetime living up to the responsibilities his powers foisted upon him but his Amazing story finally ends dramatically in the historic Spider-Man #700. NOW! the new Spider-Man has arrived and he is better in every single way. Smarter, stronger…Superior.

“Spider-Man has learned a lot during his time as a super hero, making him not just amazing anymore, he’s more than that,” said Axel Alonso, Editor In Chief, Marvel Entertainment. “Dan and Ryan have Spider-Man on a path that will challenge him in every way. Just because Spider-Man is Superior, it doesn’t mean things are even close to getting easier!”

Marvel NOW! is the culmination of Marvel ReEvolution, the groundbreaking new initiative to evolve the comic book experience through innovation. With Superior Spider-Man, Marvel NOW! ensures fans will discover an entirely new perspective in the adventures of Spider-Man.

“This is still very much the world of Spider-Man. There may be a new Spider-Man here, doing things in a new and different way, but you’re going to see the Spider-cast reacting to this,” said writer Dan Slott in an interview with “You’re going to see how this Spider-Man will deal with our Spider-Man’s villains. How will he react to this Spider-Man’s supporting cast? That is clearly the world of this book. The world hasn’t changed, just the hero.”

Each issue of Superior Spider-Man includes a code for a free digital copy on the Marvel Comics app for iOS and Android devices. Additionally, each issue of Superior Spider-Man features special augmented reality content available exclusive through the Marvel AR app – including cover recaps, behind the scenes features and more that add value to your reading experience at no additional cost.

“Not only does every book with the Marvel NOW! logo feature a new superstar creative team and blockbuster story, but they also come with all-new incentives for our retailer partners,” explained David Gabriel, Senior Vice-President of Sales, Marvel Entertainment.. “We want to make sure every comic shop nationwide is fully stocked to meet the high demand we’re already seeing for Marvel NOW! And want to make sure their voices are heard throughout this exciting time. Stay tuned for more news on how Marvel will be working directly with retailers to make sure our programs address their needs.”

An all-new direction! An All-New Spider-Man! All-new justice! This is Superior Spider-Man NOW!

This January, Dan Slott and Ryan Stegman swing a new chapter in Peter Parker’s life in Superior Spider-Man #1!

Written by DAN SLOTT
Art & Cover by RYAN STEGMAN

via Marvel


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    As one of my dear Jewish pals in college would say….”Feh….”

  2. if by superior, they mean “stupid”…why can’t people just leave good things alone? If they wanted him to be superior, they should have let “the Other” story line stand.

  3. The best thing about ASM lately has been the artwork by Giuseppe Camuncoli, Stefano Caselli, and Ryan Stegman. The horrible out of perspective anatomy scribbles by Humberto Ramos are totally cringeworthy.

    I don’t know why Marvel keep giving him work. I’m all for artistic style but messy pseudo manga style for Spiderman just doesn’t look right.

    “Superior Spiderman” is also such a dumb sounding title. Marvel are going all out to lose even more long time readers and Dan Slott isn’t that great a writer anymore. His writing has become hyped up showmanship with no substance.

    Good story telling begins with individual characterization, not by changing costumes, the title of the book, and making it more brutal, dark or whatever. It’s pure and simple laziness and total disrespect for the character. What are they trying to prove? You cannot better what Stan Lee & Steve Ditko perfected.

    You can’t engage readers with substantial mature storytelling. Your creativity has stagnated and rather than pass the mantle on to somene who can, you’re succumbing to the incontinent urge to mess everything up for the sake of what – a short term increase in sales? Wow! that’s Marvel NOW the house of NO IDEA.

    My ASM collection stops at #700.

      • Because I’m a completist. I would prefer to round off a complete 700 issues of ASM vol 1.

        BTW I never said I was so against Dan Slott. IMO I’m just not as captivated with his writing as I used to be. I think his writing has suffered, it’s rushed and sensationalist.

        Nevertheless in spite of this, I’m curious about “Superior Spiderman” but at this point in time I won’t be buying it.

        Maybe I’m a whinning fanboy spitting sour grapes, but I still subscribe to the notion that “if it ain’t broke don’t fix it”

        • Because I’m a completist. I would prefer to round off a complete 700 issues of ASM vol 1.

          Amazing Spider-Man volume 1 ended in 1998 with #441. This series is generally classified as Amazing Spider-Man Volume 2, though some sources, because of the renumbering, call this volume 3. Also, if one counts all the issues of Amazing Spider-Man’s actual volumes, anyone with a complete run would have hit 700 issues a couple of months ago with the publication of #696…

  4. I think the writing is still there, but I do think that it needs a good, solid story to run on. I have been a fan of Spider-Man my whole life, and it’s hard to believe that the ‘real’ Spider-Man is dead. Please bring back Peter Parker! It seems wrong that Doctor Octopus gets Peter’s body and his powers while Peter is dead. But, I do like that in the issue where SS teams up with Fulmina, Spidey seems to be turning hero. Please keep that story line!

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