Marvel Preview Pages: Prequel Series Learning to Crawl with Amazing Spider-Man #1.5

Thursday, 18 September 2014 - 3:17PM
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Thursday, 18 September 2014 - 3:17PM
Marvel Preview Pages: Prequel Series Learning to Crawl with Amazing Spider-Man #1.5

We just can't get enough of Spider-Man's origin story these days. "Learning to Crawl" is a throwback to Peter Parker's early days as a superhero, filling in the blanks of his rise to the responsibility of his superpowers immediately after the death of his uncle. I'm not sure anyone thought there were that many blanks to be filled at this juncture (writer Dan Slott fittingly called it "the story you never knew about the story you know by heart"), but many fans have been relieved for a good, old-fashioned Spider-Man story, especially since the Peter Parker of the current timeline has been controlled by Doctor Octopus for the last year. It also helps that critics have been raving about 

 

Slott expanded on the premise of the series, "The end of Amazing Fantasy is Peter walking into the distance, his head bowed, having learned that with great power must also come great responsibility. Our story starts with Peter walking towards you with his head bowed. It's one thing to know that with great power comes great responsibility, but what do you do with it? Between Amazing Fantasy #15 and Amazing Spider-Man #1, [Peter] is still a nation-wide celebrity. J. Jonah Jameson has yet to start his campaign to try and get Spidey off the air. He's like-I want to say something that's not Justin Bieber. He's Bieber. Maybe not Bieber as he is right now, but that's the threat." 

 

The conclusion of the series finds Peter, who has been "a handful" since his uncle's death, trying to get out of a scrape at school. Here are the preview pages, first published by AV Club

 

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