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Marvel Comics First Look: Symbiote Spider-Man #1

Symbiote Spider-Man #1 of 5
Written by: 
Peter David | Art: Greg Land
Cover: Greg Land | Variant Covers: N/A
Release Date: April 2019

My Take: Spider-Man's black costume has been a fan favorite and even with the costume's metamorphosis into Venom the costume remains a favorite among fans. The creation of this new story and focus on Mysterio who is making his big screen debut in Spider-Man: Far From Home make this an interesting story even if it something no one asked for. It reminds me of the Back in Black Deadpool series which added more to both Deadpool and Venom's respective stories. Let's hope this miniseries is a good as that one.

Show Press Release


New York, NY—January 18, 2019—Peter Parker. The black costume. The sinister secret called Venom. This April, comic legends Peter David (Ben Reilly: The Scarlet Spider) and Greg Land (Domino, Hunt for Wolverine) team up for an all-new tale that will explore Peter Parker just before he learned that his infamous black suit was an otherworldly evil symbiote! 


“VENOM may be my day job and favorite Spider-Villain, but my favorite fictional character of all time is the one and only SPIDER-MAN – and far and away, this is one of the most exciting projects I’ve ever had the privilege of working on in my five and a half years here at Marvel,” said editor Devin Lewis. “This is an in-continuity story of Peter Parker A.K.A. The Amazing Spider-Man set in the weeks he was wearing the alien symbiote costume that would later become one of his greatest foes! And all your favorites are there – Black Cat, Aunt May, The Bugle. This is classic Spider-Action in the Mighty Marvel Manner!”


And with SYMBIOTE SPIDER-MAN #1 pitting the wall-crawler against one of Spider-Man’s most enigmatic nemeses, there’s no telling what kind of epic adventure will ensue.


“What’s MYSTERIO doing on the cover?!” teased Lewis. “He never fought Symbiote Spidey! Or did he?! Now, I know a lot of y’all out there in Mighty Marveldom are going to scoff at that – that this story is in-continuity – but TRUST ME! Peter, Greg and I have all done our homework – we’ve read and reread the original ALIEN COSTUME SAGA in its entirety, revisited old stories and talked around those classics literally, for hours. This is Peter Parker as Spider-Man, wearing one of the most iconic costumes in all of comics, and we’re treating this story will the heart, seriousness, and respect that that entails as a result.”


Don’t miss the Spider-Man story everyone will be talking about – SYMBIOTE SPIDER-MAN #1 hits comic shops this April!