Writer: Robbie Thompson
Art: Nick Bradshaw
Colour: Jim Campbell
Story: After being bit by a radioactive spider and subsiquently being endowed with amazing spider-abilities, young Peter Parker, following a personal tragedy, now realises that with great power must also come great responsibility, and so as Spider-Man fights crime and helps people in need while juggling school life and your everyday teen issues.
Why read it?: Despite the fact that Marvel have kicked all their titles off from #1, it hasn’t actually done anything to combat the convoluted nature of the Marvel Universe, in fact it might actually be a more complicated to navigate than it has ever been. Though updating his origin to contemporary times to be associable to younger readers, Spidey takes place in Peter Parker’s past, where there isn’t an issue of ongoing continuity to deal with, and as such this is a perfect comic for those new to the comic fold, most especially young children, though it must be said, the story is good enough to be fun for all ages. This retro fitting of characters is hardly a new idea but Spidey separates from Marvel’s past attempts by putting some genuine recognisable talent on the book in the guise of the brilliant Nick Bradshaw, an artist who’s worked on some major Marvel titles and though having a cartoony style, puts in so much texture detail that you’ll wonder how he gets an issue out on time.