IDW have been publish Middle Grade comic books based on Marvel’s characters for quite some time now and they build on this programme with new series Marvel Adventures: Origins. Written by Christopher Eliopoulos (Franklin Richards, Son of a Genius) and illustrated by Lanna Souvanny, the first monthly issue will debut in December.
“In Marvel Action: Origins #1, experience the earliest adventures of everyone’s favorite teenage webhead and Mad Titan! Discover how a science exhibit and a radioactive bite changed Peter Parker into Spider-Man, and what dark motivations set the Avengers’ most dangerous enemy, Thanos, on his path of universal conquest. Subsequent issues will focus on the Hulk, Ghost-Spider, Venom, and more!”
I suppose for young readers there is always someone new out there who doesn’t know Peter Parker was bitten by a radioactive spider, and those are the kind of kids this book is clearly aimed at, as editor Elizabeth Brei. elaborates upon:
“We’re delighted to bring some of the most famous stories in comic history — the origins of heroes and villains — to the page for kids to revisit or hear for the first time. It’s really fun to hook a new generation of comic fans on super hero stories!”
Catch Marvel Action: Origins #1 this December from IDW.