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Marvel to Celebrate Spider-Man’s 60th Anniversary with “Amazing Fantasy” #1000

By | May 13th, 2022
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Art by John Romita Jr.

Marvel Comics have announced they will celebrate the 60th anniversary of Spider-Man’s first appearance in “Amazing Fantasy” #15 (cover date: August 1962), with “Amazing Fantasy” #1000, a giant-sized one-shot featuring the following stories and creators:

– A Peter Parker and Mary Jane-centric story, set in the far future, examining their enduring love by former “Amazing Spider-Man” writer Dan Slott with artist Jim Cheung.

– The introduction of a new Spider-Man villain from artist Michael Cho and author Anthony Falcone (Arguments About Superheroes).

– A horror-themed Spidey story “that cuts to Peter Parker’s core” by cartoonist Ho Che Anderson.

– Scottish satirist Armando Iannucci (the creator of The Thick of It, Veep, Avenue 5 and more), in his comic book debut.

– Neil Gaiman, making his “grand return to the Marvel Universe,” and many more, including current “She-Hulk” scribe Rainbow Rowell, former “Fantastic Four” writer Jonathan Hickman, “The Marvels” writer Kurt Busiek, “Spider-Verse” artist Olivier Coipel, and “Marvel Knights: Spider-Man” co-creator Terry Dodson.

Editor Nick Lowe simply said, “It’s Spider-Man’s 60th and we wanted to celebrate in style by inviting some of the greatest creative minds in the world to celebrate it!” More contributors will be revealed at a later date.

“Amazing Fantasy” #1000 will be released in August, shortly after issue #6 of the latest volume of “Amazing Spider-Man” — written by Zeb Wells with art by John Romita Jr. — marks the 900th overall issue of the series on July 27.

Christopher Chiu-Tabet

Chris is the news manager of Multiversity Comics. A writer from London on the autistic spectrum, he enjoys tweeting and blogging on Medium about his favourite films, TV shows, books, music, and games, plus history and religion. He is Lebanese/Chinese, although he can't speak Cantonese or Arabic.