While it’s no secret that Miles Morales is going to be in the Marvel Universe proper and will hold the mantle of “Spider-Man” that doesn’t mean that Peter Parker is going to be sitting on the sidelines. With a new series written by Dan Slott and penciled by Giuseppe Camuncoli the creative team plans to take Peter Parker worldwide with a new suit and yes, even the return of the Spider-Mobile.
A quick refresher, Peter Parker was recently mind swapped with his nemesis Doctor Octopus because comic books. While Doc Ock was gallivanting around in Parker’s body he started his own tech company titled “Parker Industry” now that Peter Parker is back in his own body (because again comic books) his company has gotten off the ground and is now a world-wide entity.
In an interview with MTV, Dan Slott explains the new direction the series is heading.
“Peter Parker has stepped up, he’s grown. He’s become the Peter Parker we’ve always hoped he was going to be. This company, with Peter’s inventions and Peter’s gumption has gone to new heights.”
“The things this suit will be able to do and the innovations that Peter Parker has put into it will be astounding, and when you want to take something to the next level, you go, and make it look real, you go, ’hey Alex Ross, take your best shot.’ “
Not to mention the new and improved “Spider-Mobile” designed by series artist Giuseppe Camuncoli.
“He’s operating with Parker industries in not just New York, but also Shanghai and San Francisco and London,” Slott said. “He’s going to be a far more global Spider-Man, and with that is going to come all new global threats. Things that will really test Spider-Man like never before.”
“One of the things I always loved was there was always a triangle,” Slott said. “There’s all these characters who are vying for Pete’s attention and I think you’re going to get back to that. You’re going to see all kinds of different characters we know and care about.”
The writer attempts to waylay fears of Peter Parker Spider-Man overshadowing Mile Morales Spider-Man.
“What you’re going to get from Miles is you’re going to get classic Spider-Man,” Slott noted. “A teenager in high school having problems and trying to deal with things.
“And when you’re reading Peter Parker ’Amazing Spider-Man,’ you’re going to get the Spider-Man you’ve been reading about since 1962 going to all new levels. Can he do the street stuff? Sure, but he can do that times ten. It’s everything you know, everything you care about, amped up to a level you’ve never seen before.
“It’s not just this guy is Spider-Man, or that guy is a Spider-Man. Peter Parker isn’t just the greatest [Spider-Man]… We’re out to make him the world’s greatest superhero.”
Marvel has it’s work cut out for them with Miles and Peter occupying the same universe now. Generally one of the heroes will inevitably fall by the wayside to make room for the bigger, more popular hero. At the same time however, it’ll be nice to see a Spider-Man that has to deal with “high school drama” without all that pesky reboot nonsense.
So what do you think? Hate the new design? Love the Spider-Mobile? Let us know