Less than a year since making his debut in adjectiveless Spider-Man #7, readers were breakout character Spider-Boy will be receiving his own ongoing series from writer Dan Slott and artist Paco Medina arriving this November. In anticipation, Marvel unveiled preview art as well as variant covers for the first issue.  

Main Variant Cover by Humberto Ramos

Here’s how the publisher describes the series: 

Leaping from the pages of Dan Slott and Mark Bagley’s blockbuster run of Spider-Man, it’s time for readers to experience the thrill of a Spider-Boy adventure! In addition to digging into Spider-Boy’s top-secret past and exploring the reason why no one in the world remembers him, the new series will unleash the insanity of Spider-Boy’s personal rogues gallery.

In the new preview pages, fans can see a classic Spidey team up against new foe Gutterball, as well as a faceoff against an animalistic henchman of Madame Monstrosity, the mad scientist behind Bailey’s transformation into Spider-Boy! This new villain claims to have played a role in the origins of a host of iconic Marvel baddies, and Bailey may regret digging into the dark truths behind his creation…

Slott teased some of the new baddies introduced in the series which can be seen in the preview art:

“Spider-Man isn’t supposed to have a sidekick. That’s just wrong on so many levels. And that is exactly why we are going to have so much fun with this,” Slott explained. “Both this character—and this new title—are going to break all the rules. Bailey Briggs is going to have over-the-top adventures in the Spider-Man corner of the Marvel Universe. He’ll be facing off against a mix of both all-new villains and fan-favorite Spidey bad guys.”

He added:

“The one thing we can promise you, whenever you pick up a copy of SPIDER-BOY, we are going to take the weirdest and wildest swings with every single story! Our goal is to get every reader to ask two questions: ‘What in the hell did I just read?!’ and ‘When is the NEXT one coming out?!'”

Spider-Boy#1 is set to arrive in stores and digitally on Wednesday, November 1st.

Negative Space Variant Cover by John Tyler Christopher
Homage Variant Cover by Luciano Vecchio
Variant cover by Chris Campana
Foil Variant Cover by Kaare Andrews
Variant cover by David Aja
Variant Cover by Skottie Young

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