Peter Parker is the NYPD’s most wanted as The Spectacular Spider-Man heads into Marvel Legacy

Peter Parker - The Spectacular Spider-Man #297 Featured

A big part of the Marvel Legacy initiative this fall is to bring back some of the classic aspects surrounding some of the publisher’s heroes but mixing them up in new modern ways. When it comes to Spider-Man this fall the returned classic aspect is the web-slinger having some issues with media and law enforcement.

As revealed by SyFy Wire, when the recently launched Peter Parker: The Spectacular Spider-Man returns to classic numbering with issue #297 it will also kick off a new storyline titled “Most Wanted” which finds Spider-Man on the run from the NYPD as The Daily Bugle returns to their old ways of bashing the hero. Chip Zdarsky and Adam Kubert, the team that kicked off the series recent launch, will remain on board as the creative team for the series that is meant to present street-level Spider-Man.

While many books are changing up things to fit into Legacy, Zdarsky says that his series has followed the Legacy mindset from issue one.

“I feel like our book was conceived with the ideas around Legacy already in mind, so we’re continuing the story and the feeling we’ve started with,” Zdarsky said. “Though, the beginning of Legacy’s roll-out does happen to coincide with our ramping up of danger for Spidey, so maybe part of Legacy is making the lives of our heroes really hard? I don’t know. Nobody at Marvel really talks to me.”

Nothing has been revealed yet about what will cause Spidey’s issues with the NYPD, and it’s possible that the Daily Bugle issues could stem from the revealed Marvel Legacy arc of Dan Slott’s Amazing Spider-Man which sees Peter going back to the newspaper in some capacity. Zdarsky did say that while there are no plans for any big crossover between the two books, there will be some status quo issues from each one that affect the other.

While Zdarsky was mum about the NYPD thing, he did share some of what to expect from the second Spider-Man title the rest of this year and into next.

“I don’t want to get TOO specific, but there are a bunch of classic villains popping up for an epic showdown with Spidey, so he’ll need help from some old friends,” Zdarsky said. “After that, we’ll be dealing with a pretty intense global threat with roots in Spidey’s far past. It’s the biggest thing I’ve had the chance to write, so I’m pretty excited, especially to see how Adam draws it all!”

Check out the solicitation for the November launching Peter Parker: The Spectacular Spider-Man #297 below.

Peter Parker - The Spectacular Spider-Man #297

Cover by Adam Kubert
Peter Parker is back in the friendly neighborhood, but he’s persona non grata as far as the NYPD is concerned! It’s the ol’ switcheroo as we here at the House of Ideas ask that classic question – PETER PARKER: THREAT OR MENACE?!


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