J.J. Abrams' New SPIDER-MAN Comic Book Takes a Surprising and Unexpected Turn

J.J. Abrams and his son Henry teamed up to write a new Spider-Man comic book for Marvel. We didn’t really know what to expect from it; I just figured it would be another typical Spider-Man story, but at the same time introduce a new villain. That villain is named Cadaverous.

Well, it turns out this isn’t your typical Spider-Man story. This story takes a surprising and unexpected turn that I didn’t see coming. If you haven’t read Spider-Man #1 yet…


The story for the comic is a very J.J. Abrams style story which starts out with a punch to the gut. In the prologue, Spider-Man finds himself fighting the new villain, Cadaverous. We don’t see how the fight started, but Spidey has been beat to hell and his arm is seriously jacked-up.

Poor Mary Jane ends up being killed by Cadaverous with a stab through the heart. Now for the kicker, we learn that Peter and Mary Jane have a young son named Ben.

The story jumps forward 12 years and the focus of the story is now on Ben Parker as he discovers that he has superhero spider powers like his dad. Ben lives with Aunt May because Peter, who only has one arm now, is kind of an absent father who travels the world covering stories as a journalist.

The first issue comes to a close with Aunt May finding out that Ben has superpowers and she tells him to go to the attic where he finds the tattered remains of his dad’s Spider-Man suit. Peter clearly gave up being Spider-Man after what happened to Mary Jane.

So, we’ve now got a new young version of Spider-Man and it’ll be interesting to see what happens when Peter finds out about his son taking on the mantle of Spider-Man.

What do you think about this different direction that Abrams’ Spider-Man story is taking?

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