Digital firsts are not a new thing at comiXology, and in June, Spider-Man will get his own digital comic exclusive in Spidey: School’s Out by John Barber and Todd Nauck.
Peter Parker just survived his first year as the Amazing Spider-Man AND a year of high school! What is he going to do next? He’s going to Stark science camp! A week indoors with the coolest technology in the world is a dream come true for Peter–and a bonanza for one Spider-foe who’s seriously upgraded his arsenal. Can Spider-Man keep the camp safe, and keep his identity secret from his first dormmate, while Peter Parker makes new friends and finishes his project on time?
“Summer’s here, and just like any high school student, Peter Parker can’t wait to get back to studying. Er, well, maybe he’s different in one or two ways, but seriously—who wouldn’t be excited when they’re invited to spend a few weeks at Tony Stark’s science camp? As Peter makes new friends (and new enemies), supervillains target the camp’s high-tech equipment… and that means it’s time for Spidey to hit the scene,” said writer John Barber. “Spider-Man is maybe my all-time favorite character, and I’m really excited to get to tell new stories about his high-school days—and to finally get a chance to work with Todd Nauck, whose art in this story is the best I’ve ever seen from him (which is saying a lot).”
This is not Marvel’s first exclusive digital comic series, and according to the publisher, there will be more coming out way on the digital comic service. Spidey: School’s Out has a $2.99 cover price, and arrives on June 6, 2018.
The $2.99 cover price seems rather high in a world where $.99 and $1.99 apps and in-app purchases are a common occurrence. There is no word on how many pages this issue will contain, and Marvel has not indicated if Spidey: School’s Out will see a print edition down the road.
What are your reactions to this news? Are you ready to jump in on this digital-first series, or are you going to pass?