J.J. Abrams and son writing new SPIDER-MAN comic book

Spider-Man (Marvel Comics)

If you follow Marvel Entertainment on social media you will know they have been counting down towards a Spider-Man announcement.

That countdown finally hit zero yesterday with the announcement that acclaimed director J.J. Abrams and his son Henry are masterminding a new Spider-Man comic series.


Their mini-series will introduce an original villain called Cadaverous, “who will cause problems for Spider-Man, his alter-ego, Peter Parker, and his beloved Mary Jane Watson.”

It is understood that the story takes place over five issues.

Artist Sara Pichelli will be drawing the series whilst the first issues cover is provided by Olivier Coipel (below).

“Nick Lowe, the editor of this comic, reached out about 10 years ago. More recently we began to develop an idea: a new and different and exciting take on Spider-Man,” Henry explained.

“Nick had been pressing me to do a book with him,” J.J. Abrams added. “A year or so ago, I started talking about it with Henry and it sort of happened organically. And that has been the joy of this. Even though I’ve been talking to Nick for a long time, weirdly, this feels like it just sort of evolved from the conversations of Henry and I, having ideas that got us excited and Nick being open to the collaboration.”

Spider-Man #1 hits shelves in September.

Spider-Man #1 cover art by Olivier Coipel

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