Marvel and comiXology announced today that they’ll be releasing a new digital-only Spider-Man series, Spidey: School’s Out, which will be available to readers for $2.99 USD on comiXology and Kindle.
Spidey: School’s Out will release as a 6-issue bi-weekly series written by John Barber, (best known for writing over 140 issues of Transformers), with art by Todd Nauck (Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man, Young Justice), with colors by Rachelle Rosenberg, and covers by David Nakayama. The story will revolve around Peter as he attends Tony Stark’s Science Camp, a camp which is (no prizes for guessing!) eventually attacked by Marvel villains as they realise it holds some of the brightest young geniuses and technology that they can use for all their nefarious wrong-doing.
Well-known artist Todd Nauck said, “Drawing Spidey: School’s Out hits on a lot of the high points for me drawing a Spider-Man comic! It’s always really fun to draw cool Spider-Man action. I also got to update the looks for a few of his classic villains from the Spidey rogue’s gallery as well as draw a couple of Avengers.” He continued, “John Barber’s writing and character interactions have given me so much fun and interesting material to play with visually. This project has been fun from issue #1 page 1!”
“Spider-Man, a.k.a. Peter Parker, is one of the most beloved Marvel characters, and now he’s starting an all-new adventure as a summer break STEM student,” said Chip Mosher, comiXology’s Head of Content & Senior Director of Communications. “Spidey: School’s Out is a fun, digital exclusive story to be enjoyed by readers everywhere.”
Personally, I’m super excited to see more Marvel titles that focus on fun as opposed to grittiness and anger, and Spider-Man is definitely the right character for Marvel to pick in order to explore a fun concept like Stark’s Science Camp. Though it’s a limited series, six issues is a good number for a narrative to be properly established, and I’m also excited to see which of Spider-Man’s villains will make it into Spidey: School’s Out.
Spidey: School’s Out arrives June 6, 2018 for $2.99 USD on both comiXology and Kindle as part of the “comiXology Originals” line of exclusive digital content. It will also be available to current subscribers of the popular comiXology Unlimited service. New subscribers to comiXology Unlimited can also enjoy it for free as part of their 30-day free trial.
Spidey: School’s Out joins other comiXology Marvel titles like Avengers: Back to Basics, Black Panther: Long Live The King, The Immortal Iron Fists and Thor Vs. Hulk: Champions of the Universe, with more exclusive Marvel series to be announced later this year.
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