Nick Spencer’s Amazing Spider-Man run will conclude with issue #74 in September, Marvel announced today. Issue #74 of the run will also be issue #875 in legacy numbering.
“The last three years of AMAZING SPIDER-MAN have been Nick Spencer’s love letter to his favorite character and comic,” Editor Nick Lowe said. “He may be the biggest Spidey fan ever as evidenced from the fact that he read every Spider-Man comic in preparation for his landmark run.”
Spencer’s Amazing Spider-Man began in 2018, hot off the heels of his controversial run on Captain America, which saw Cap utter the words “Hail Hydra” in a move many thought was too far. Spencer’s Amazing Spider-Man run garnered far less controversy, but middling reviews.
Recently, Nick Spencer was joined the nascent newsletter website Substack, as one of its first major hires in an effort to expand into fiction writing and attract big-name writers from the genre. Spencer will reportedly be creating comics for Substack, which is a first for the platform.
Let the speculation begin for who will be taking over Amazing Spider-Man this fall. Who do you want to see take Peter Parker into the future?
Amazing Spider-Man #74 hits shelves September 22nd, and features cover art by Patrick Gleason. Check out the cover, as well as Marvel’s full press release, below:
New York, NY— June 18, 2021 — Nick Spencer will close out his epic run on Amazing Spider-Man this September! Since taking over the title, the acclaimed writer has crafted a Spider-Man saga for the ages, taking not only Peter Parker but his beloved supporting cast and iconic rogues gallery on radical new journeys. With numerous memorable storylines under his belt, Spencer will end his redefining work on the Spider-Man mythos in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #74. The milestone 875th issue of the title, AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #74 will be an incredible 80-page blockbuster issue complete with artwork from some of the artists that have contributed to this landmark run: Patrick Gleason, Mark Bagley, and Marcelo Ferreira and more! The culmination of over three years’ worth of thrilling storylines, this climactic finale will be full of surprising developments that will launch Peter Parker into his next high-flying era.
“The last three years of AMAZING SPIDER-MAN have been Nick Spencer’s love letter to his favorite character and comic,” Editor Nick Lowe said. “He may be the biggest Spidey fan ever as evidenced from the fact that he read every Spider-Man comic in preparation for his landmark run.
“From #1 all the way through #74, Nick (along with Ryan Ottley, Humberto Ramos, Patrick Gleason, Mark Bagley and more) has gone huge with more villains, more supporting characters, and more punishment for Peter Parker. From “Hunted” to “Sins Rising” to “Last Remains” to “King’s Ransom” to “Sinister War” and now to the ultra-sized finale “What Cost Victory” Nick will bring his web-slinging rollercoaster ride back into the station in a way you’ll never forget!”
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