Marvel Legacy is about getting back in touch with many classic things from the history of the Marvel Universe, while also celebrating the new aspects and legacy characters, and for Peter Parker that means returning to his roots.
As revealed by Entertainment Weekly, Amazing Spider-Man #789 by Dan Slott and Stuart Immonen will begin the “The Fall of Parker” storyline that will find Peter Parker ending up back at the Daily Bugle in some capacity.
“This is a Peter Parker who’s had it all, lost it all, and now has to find his place in the world again. It’s a return to the scrappy underdog status that’s the Peter Parker we all know and love,” Slott said. “We’re going to see a return to form, with old friends coming back onto the stage, some in all-new ways. It’s all been leading to this — from Big Time, to Superior, through Spider-Verse, and the Parker Industries era. It’s been a crazy ride, but now that we’re here, we’re going to get a Peter/Spider-Man that’s closer to a core Spidey than we’ve had in years. Everything counts. Payoffs for longtime readers are coming, but the Marvel Legacy of it all will also make this a great jump on point for new readers — or people who’ve just discovered Spider-Man in Homecoming.”
As for what Peter’s new role will be at the Bugle now that he’s lost his company, Slott is keeping that secret for now.
“In Amazing Spider-Man we’re going to see The Daily Bugle and the Bugle cast come back in a big way. And, no, it is NOT about Peter becoming a photographer again. It’s a new twist. It’s something we haven’t seen in Amazing Spider-Man yet. After 55 years, that’s a pretty cool trick, right? And it’s a development I’ve been dying to get to for a long time!”
While most of the focus is on Peter’s return to the Bugle, the return to legacy numbering means that for the third time in his long stint of writing Spider-Man Slott is going to be able to write a giant milestone anniversary issue.
“Don’t forget, when Legacy kicks off, Amazing Spider-Man goes back to its original numbering. And that number is #789,” Slott said. “Amazing Spider-Man #1 kicked off in 1963. This book has been charting Peter Parker’s destiny all that time, and the countdown to Amazing Spider-Man#800 is starting now. The ride from here on out is going to be epic! And the payoff is going to be huge!”
Amazing Spider-Man #789 arrives this October.