Peter Parker to return in new 'Amazing Spider-Man' series

Comic book will feature villainous Electro in addition to the return of the classic Spider-Man.
by Matthew Price Modified: April 24, 2014 at 4:58 pm •  Published: April 25, 2014
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Just in time for his latest big-budget motion picture, Peter Parker is back in the pages of “The Amazing Spider-Man.”

A brand-new “Amazing Spider-Man” No. 1 goes on sale Wednesday, the day before preview screenings of the new film are scheduled to hit theaters.

In 2012, Dr. Otto Octavius, aka the villainous Doctor Octopus, switched bodies with Peter Parker, leaving Peter to die in Doctor Octopus’ body. This led to “The Superior Spider-Man” comic-book series, in which Octavius attempted to prove he could be a “superior” Spider-Man to Peter Parker. That series drew to a close with issue No. 31.

Parker returns as Spidey in “Amazing Spider-Man” No. 1, which according to a news release from Marvel, had preorders of more than 500,000 copies, which would make it the highest preordered comic in the last decade, according to Diamond Comic Distributors.

Dan Slott will continue chronicling the adventures of Spider-Man.

“I’ve been a Spider-Man fan since I was 8 years old. Of course I want to see Peter back! He is the one, true Spider-Man,” Slott said in a release from Marvel. Slott is joined by artist Humberto Ramos for the series.


by Matthew Price
Features Editor
Features Editor Matthew Price has worked for The Oklahoman since 2000. He’s a University of Oklahoma graduate who has also worked at the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette and was a Dow Jones Newspaper Fund intern for the Dallas Morning News. He’s...
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