In their solicits for March 2021 titles, Marvel teased that Spider-Man would be receiving a new costume, though they did not reveal the suit outright. Now the publisher has offered fans an early New Year’s present (that’s a thing, right?) with a look at two covers featuring Spidey in his new duds.
The covers for Amazing Spider-Man #62 (available in March 2021) and #63 (out in April 2021) are both by artist Dustin Weaver, who also designed the wallcrawler’s new costume. Gone is the iconic red-and-blue color scheme Spidey is known for, replaced with a predominantly blue and gray body suit, with white gauntlet/webshooters, kneepads, and toe shoes, white accents on the chest, and a white-and-gray mask. Spidey’s new mask features glowing orange eyes, and orange piping adorns the rest of the suit as well, including the large spider on his chest.
The new suit is a far cry from anything Spider-Man has ever worn before, with more tech elements than even the mid-’00s Iron Spider suit. In a statement accompanying the suit review, Weaver says it was designed in collaboration with ASM writer Nick Spencer and editor Nick Lowe.
Spider-Man’s had numerous suits over the course of his nearly sixty-year career. The most notable replacement suit was the black-and-white number that was originally a symbiote (which went on to bond with Eddie Brock and form Venom) and that he later wore a cloth version of. That suit lasted the longest, with most other replacement Spider-suits only hanging around for a year or so before Spidey returns to his traditional, highly-marketable Steve Ditko-designed red-and-blue suit.
The full announcement of the new suit from Marvel can be found below. Look for Spider-Man’s new costume to debut in March 2021’s Amazing Spider-Man #61 and 62.
New York, NY— December 29, 2020 — Over the years, Spider-Man has donned a host of iconic costumes from his classics digs to the black suit to Iron Spider. Now in 2021, everyone’s favorite wallcrawler will get a brand-new costume to add to his legendary wardrobe! Designed by superstar artist Dustin Weaver, this vibrant new look is unlike any that Peter Parker has worn before. The mysterious look can be seen on Weaver’s incredible variant covers for AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #62 and April’s AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #63.
“This design was really a collaborative effort between Nick Spencer, Editor Nick Lowe, and I. They reined in the weirder and more techy features I was bringing and helped create something that I think is simple and both futuristic and classical,” Weaver said. “I can’t wait to see Patrick Gleason really bring it to life!”
Following the traumatic events of Sin’s Rising, Peter Parker will wear this new suit for his faceoff against Kingpin in the next arc of writer Nick Spencer’s hit run. Discover the mystery behind this top-secret costume when AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #61 and AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #62 swing into shops this March! For more information, visit Marvel.com.