The last book from the Edge of Spider-Verse does not hit stores till next month but every book in the series thus far has been fantastic. The threat of Morlun will affect every Spider-Man/Woman throughout Marvel's alternate timelines and it is great to see so many unique “takes” of our favorite wall crawling hero. Gerard Way brings us something completely different but the art and premise look interesting. How will fans react to SP//dr ? I can't wait for this book to hit stores but for now these preview pages will have to suffice.
Eisner Award Winner Gerard Way Makes His Marvel Debut For EDGE OF SPIDER-VERSE #5!
Prepare for the biggest Spider-Man event of all-time as every Spider-Man from every universe unites to stop a threat that could spell extinction for their kind! Today, Marvel is proud to present your first look at EDGE OF SPIDER-VERSE #5 – the final chapter in the blockbuster 5-issue mini-series showcasing different Spider-Men (and women) of the Spider-Verse! Eisner Award-winning writer Gerard Way (Umbrella Academy) makes his Marvel debut alongside rising star artist Jake Wyatt for a Spider-Man tale unlike any other!
“In a futurist city fairly different from the New York we are familiar with, our version of Spider-Man takes the shape of a government project: SP//dr,” says Gerard Way, in an interview with Marvel.com “SP//dr is comprised of three vital components: a pilot, a machine, and a radioactive sentient spider acting as one half of the brain that makes it all work. Peni Parker is a young girl, who, left parentless, is adopted by her Aunt May and Uncle Ben, the two heads of the SP//dr project. When they realize Peni is the only one who can successfully pair with SP//dr, they make the unorthodox decision to train her as SP//dr's newest pilot.”
As Peni Parker suits up in her incredible spider-powered armor, explore the incredible new universe she inhabits. Yet even though, she pilots her unstoppable machine, it still may not be enough to save her universe from the onslaught of Morlun. Edge of Spider-Verse concludes in grand fashion this October as Way & Wyatt take you to an incredible new universe inEDGE OF SPIDER-VERSE #5!
Plus, don’t miss out on these exciting Edge of Spider-Verse tie-in issues of your favorite ongoing series:
Superior Spider-Man #32 & #33
Amazing Spider-Man #7 & #8
Spider-Man 2099 #5
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