spiderman no. 1

From flying through a galaxy far, far away to swinging through the streets of Queens, New York, J.J. Abrams can do it all.

As announced yesterday, Abrams and his son, Henry, are officially teaming up to write a limited, five-issue Spider-Man comic book series. The creative team will also include interior artist Sara Pichelli and cover artist Olivier Coipel. There’s even a new super villain in the mix: Cadaverous.

This, of course, is the big announcement that Marvel teased all week with a countdown on Twitter. Unfortunately, the news was a bit overshadowed by fan criticism toward how Marvel unveiled it. The countdown began with a spidey-styled number four, which many thought hinted to a comic book adaptation of Sam Raimi’s unproduced fourth Spider-Man movie.

Regardless, Abrams’ series is set to launch with Spider-Man No. 1 this September. Fans can preorder the issue now at their local comic book shop.

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