New Spider-Man series officially announced by Marvel
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One of the best versions of Spider-Man is officially returning in a brand-new series, Marvel has confirmed.
The last few years have been pretty incredible for Spider-Man fans. We've gotten the excellent Marvel's Spider-Man (with a sequel on the way), the return of Andrew Garfield and Tobey Maguire, plus the incredible Spider-Verse movies. But the good times don't stop there.
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Marvel has officially announced the grand return of Ultimate Spider-Man, five years after it was originally cancelled. To be clear, this a continuation of the critically acclaimed comic book run from Brian Michael Bendis and Mark Bagley, not a continuation of the awful Ultimate Spider-Man animated series starring Drake Bell.
For those who may not be familiar, Ultimate Spider-Man kicked off the Ultimate universe way back in 2000. The idea behind the Ultimate imprint was to tell fresh stories, using decades of established continuity to streamline and create a much easier jumping on point for new readers. Of all the Ultimate series, Ultimate Spider-Man was the most beloved and longest-running. Perhaps its greatest contribution to wider Marvel comic books was the creation of Miles Morales, who took up the mantle of Spider-Man when the Ultimate Peter Parker died.
Ironically the Ultimate universe was eventually phased out when the continuity of the various series became just as complicated and hard to follow as the regular 616 Marvel universe.
Jonathan Hickman’s Ultimate Invasion limited series spawns an entire new Ultimate Universe, complete with a new 'Ultimate Spider-Man' by Hickman and Marco @MChecC!— Marvel Entertainment (@Marvel) September 20, 2023
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It remains to be seen if this new Ultimate Spider-Man will be a complete reboot, but it looks set to follow on from Ultimate Invasion, which sees the return of the classic Ultimate universe. It's a safe bet, then, that this will be the Peter Parker we all remember from the original run.
This new Ultimate Spider-Man will be written by Ultimate Invasion writer Jonathan Hickman and Daredevil artist Marco Checchetto. More information on the series is expected next month at NYCC.