Seemingly unstoppable, Spider-Boy has leaped into the hearts of Marvel fans with Dan Slott and Mark Bagley’s hit new Spider-Man series. So far, no one knows the origins story of Bailey Briggs, but the comics are selling out like crazy. With Spider-Man #7 going for obscene prices online, along with the kid’s Edge of Spider-Verse #3.
Yet, everything is about to drastically change as Spider-Boy will get its own #1 series. Written by Dan Slott and drawn by artist Paco Medina with covers by Humberto Ramos, this ongoing new series will dive into the origins story as to why no one seems to remember Bailey, along with reveal a new arch-nemesis in Madame Monstrosity, whom he can only stop in a fun team-up with Squirrel Girl.
“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 in Marvel’s recent press release. “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. 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?!’”
“When I found out that I was taking charge of Spider-Boy, I was GREATLY excited because of the possibilities of the character,” Medina revealed. “Aesthetically, there’s so much to do with him. Every character gets their action poses to be their personal signature. This time I’m working on something cool and specific for Spider-Boy, something that gives him a light of his own. On the other hand, I’ll be working with Dan which is fantastic. His limitless imagery is what such a fresh character needs, it just makes me think of all the things we can do together and what I can bring to the table.”
Written by DAN SLOTT
Art by PACO MEDINA
Cover by HUMBERTO RAMOS
On Sale 11/1