When Nick Spencer's final Amazing Spider-Man #74 was solicited in Marvel's September 2021 solicitations, it was labelled a "Finale" suggesting that what would come next, would be a brand new relaunch. And that seems to be just what we are getting.
It appears that Marvel Comics may be reverting to a rotating creative team on Amazing Spider-Man, or something closer to what the X-Men offices have achieved over a plurality of titles. And they are calling it Spider-Man Beyond, for what they call an "exciting new Amazing Spider-Man era" with new Amazing Spider-Man writers Kelly Thompson, Saladin Ahmed, Cody Ziglar, Patrick Gleason, and Zeb Wells. All are well-known names in comics, save for Cody Ziglar, who has written a couple of issues of Miles Morales: Spider-Man and Heroes Reborn, but also writes for Rick & Morty, Robot Chicken, Marvel Studios' She-Hulk, and Craig of the Creek. The teases included many things – including the upside-down Spider-Man/Mary Jane kiss… but one following a very beaten up and battered Spider-Man.
A possible blonde-haired/dyed Peter Parker? Or is it probably Ben Reilly?
A new Spider-Man logo? More of a Scarket Spider?
A new Spider-Man/Scarlet Spider suit?
The Beyond Corporation, there. Created by Warren Ellis and Stuart Immonen for Nextwave: Agents Of HATE as a collective of beings who embody the wild spaces beyond reality and who just want to play with more dimensionally-trapped beings and have fun with them. When they last appeared, the Mighty Avengers banished them reality but you know how long that kind of thing takes to stick. Is this a Peter Parker from a parallel dimension who comes to ours after our own Peter Parker has died, a bit like in Into The Spider-Verse? A Ben Reilly fragged back to the role kicking and screaming from another dimenision? That sound like fun, right? Here's a look at that Amazing Spider-Man finale for now…
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #74
NICK SPENCER (W)
PATRICK GLEASON, MARK BAGLEY & MARCELO FERREIRA (A)
Cover by PATRICK GLEASON
VIRGIN VARIANT COVER BY PAT GLEASON
VARIANT COVER BY MARK BAGLEY
VARIANT COVER BY MARCELO FERREIRA
MILES MORALES: SPIDER-MAN 10TH ANNIVERSARY VARIANT COVER BY SARA PICHELLI
VARIANT COVER BY FEDERICO VICENTINI
VARIANT COVER BY PEACH MOMOKO
VARIANT COVER BY MARCO CHECCHETTO
VARIANT COVER BY LEINIL FRANCIS YU
VARIANT COVER BY RON FRENZ
VARIANT COVER BY ALEX MALEEV
VARIANT COVER BY CARLOS GÓMEZ
FORESHADOW VARIANT COVER BY MICHAEL DOWLING
• It's AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #875, and the whole ASM team is coming together to bring you a massive issue that is the culmination of three years of AMAZING SPIDER-MAN!
• It's all lead to this… "Hunted," "Sins Rising," "Last Remains," "King's Ransom," "Chameleon Conspiracy," "Sinister War"…and so much more all led to this climax and conclusion to Nick Spencer's landmark run on the best comic book in the world.
• What will happen with Peter and MJ, Mysterio, J. Jonah Jameson, Norman Osborn, Aunt May and Kindred?! FIND OUT HERE!
96 PGS./Rated T+ …$9.99