Waid And Robinson Will Give Spider-Man A Sister In Next Year’s Family Business Graphic Novel


Marvel got fans excited when they announced a new line of original graphic novels kicking off with Warren EllisAvengers: Endless Wartime coming out this October. Ellis‘ story was said to be the first entry in a new line of original one-shot stories released in the graphic novel format. Today the publisher has announced the second book in their new venture- Spider-Man: Family Business by Mark Waid and James Robinson with art by Gabriele Dell’otto.

USA Today rolled out a preview of Dell’otto‘s amazing paints as well as a few quotes from Waid. The story will see Peter Parker learning he possibly has a sister named Teresa. Peter has never had the luxury of dealing with one problem at a time, so he’ll also have to deal with the Kingpin. Wilson Fisk is going to expand his criminal syndicate and it’s Peter Parker, not his arachnid-powered alter ego, that finds himself under attack. It’s after Peter escapes the clutches of Kingpin‘s men that he runs into Teresa (as you can see in the teaser trailer above). Waid talks about the character who could possibly be Peter‘s sister:

The story is moving at such a breakneck speed that there’s not much of a chance to catch a breath. He has every reason to be skeptical about who this woman is and who she says she is.

[She is] the anti-Peter. She’s got it all together, she’s smooth as silk. She’s Modesty Blaise. It seems very bizarre to him that Aunt May never mentioned anything about this woman, who’s about his age and the resemblance is there. Peter wants to try to figure out what this mystery is all about but basically they’re running from a crime syndicate out to kill them both throughout the novel, so there’s not a whole lot of time for Spider-Man to sit and relax and slowly suss this out.

As you can probably guess, there will also be some exploration of Peter‘s parents, Richard and Mary Parker, and their past as CIA Agents. Waid says the story focuses on Peter finding himself in over his head with the “spy James Bond-ish, super-secret-agent life that his parents left.” The story will be set before Spider-Man #700 and feature the original, honest to goodness Peter Parker. You can read more from Waid about the story be clicking the source link. There is also a preview of a few of Dell’otto‘s fantastic interior pages below. It’s also worth pointing out that this is James Robinson‘s first announced work since his abrupt departure from DC earlier this year. What do you think about the second entry in to the world of in-continuity graphic novels?

Spider-Man: Family Business Exclusive Preview

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Source : USA Today