Author Zeb Wells and artist John Romita, Jr. launches a new volume of Marvel’s The amazing Spider-Man in April, which marks the character’s 60th anniversary with a new number 1 number. As with the movie series, the comic Spider-Man’s new start comes as he is isolated from friends, family and allies … although in this case he also has Doctor Octopus on his tail and Tombstone does some moves as Marvel says will re-establish him as one of Spidey’s most dangerous enemies. Both Wells and Romita have a long history with the character, giving this race a kind of “greatest hits” feel worthy of an anniversary race.
Wells is known for his work with Spider Man and New warriors, and has been a fan favorite among Marvel readers for years. Romita is, of course, the son of a legendary Spider-Man artist, as well as one of the most famous visual storytellers in modern superhero comics. He has drawn pretty much every character at Marvel, and many at DC, including runs on Superman and All-Star Batman.
“Spider-Man does not turn sixty every year,” Spider-Man editor Nick Lowe said in a Marvel blog post, “and we’re going BIG with this race, where it’s filled with the greatest WTF moments Spidey has ever had. “Zeb and JRJR will go down in history as one of the best creative teams ever!”
Romita calls “the definitive Fantastic Spider-Man artist, “Marvel promises that the upcoming show” will feature all the classic elements fans love about Peter Parker, surprising new versions of your favorite Spider-Man enemies and the answer to the question that will be on everyone’s minds: WHAT DOES GIDE SPIDER – DO YOU?”
“Ever since my dad told my brother and I that Spider-Man / Peter Parker lived near our home in Queens, NYC, we’ve been hooked! We talked Spider Man on long drive to family gatherings, and it was as if we had an extra family member! ” said Romita in a statement. “As luck would have it, my brother Vic had the brain and went in a different direction while I had a little bit of art in me. As luck would have it, I could see the greatest Spider-Man artist, my father, John, working with the greatest Spider Man writer, Stan Lee, on the greatest character of all time.Unfortunately, after joining the comic book universe, I got a chance to work on this amazing character, the amazing spider man.I was horrified! How do I follow my dad ??? How do I follow any of the former Spidey artists? I had no idea but I persevered and was lucky.The subsequent races were much less scary and became more and more fun. a particular run that was incredibly fun, but also incredibly important to me.The 9/11 problem may well be with me for as long as I live.A common feature with all the runs was working with the ingenious writers and artists … again , good luck!!
“To take it lucky to another level: Marvel has given me the opportunity to return to work on this amazing character and work with another brilliant writer, Zeb Wells! The stories are amazing and I read the scripts with a laugh and wonder …. so wondering how the heck to do them justice !!
“Well, luckily I have a close friend and a brilliant artist to help me do that. Scott Hanna and I have worked on this character before and Scott is still a brilliant artist who will continue to be brilliant, lucky for me and everyone who looks. to Scott and myself is the third artist, the color artist Marcio Menyz.It’s hard to describe how wonderful his work is, so to save space and everyone’s patience, I let it speak for itself yourself! It’s amazing !!
“Editing, starting with Nick Lowe,” adds Lindsay Cohick and Kaeden McGahey, makes the workflow smoother. Judging by the scale of Zeb’s stories, I can use all the help I can get!
“A common feature here is how lucky I am that I’m back to working on my ‘other’ brother, Spider-Man, and being back with my professional ‘family’ Marvel. Thank you guys, I want to work hard to do you are proud! ”
“I’ve been waiting my whole career to work with John Romita Jr.,” Wells added. “To team up with him Fantastic Spider-Man for the character’s 60th anniversary is so exciting that words can not describe it. We want to have fun! “