Spidey’s Symbiote Black Suit Is Back In A New Flashback Series

by Oliver MacNamee

Set in the past, and after Peter Parker originally gained the symbiote suit from the first of several Secret Wars, but before he realised it was a real threat, comes Symbiote Spider-Man #1 by Peter David and Greg Land.

Here’s how  current Venom editor, Devin Lewis, greeted this announcement::

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,. 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!

It is set to feature Mystertio -someone Spidey never fought in his alien parasitic costume, but apparently he did, according to this series – and here’s Lewis again to try and persuade us otherwise:

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

Symbiote Spider-Man #1 will be available this April as a 5 part series.

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