Spider-Man is set to be “amazing” again.
More than a year after Peter Parker had his body inhabited by the mind of the villain Otto Octavius, a.k.a. Doctor Octopus, Marvel Entertainment’s web slinger is getting back inside his own skin.
Dan Slott wrote the swap that saw “The Amazing Spider-Man” stop at the end of 2012. The long-running book was replaced by Octavius’s adventures in “Superior Spider-Man.”
Now, said Slott, Parker is returning to a world that never knew he was gone, which, he said, is both a blessing and a curse.
“Everyone’s expecting that it’s going to be a nightmare . . . but there’s another side to it, too,” Slott said. “When Peter went out, Doc Ock crashed course[s] through college and got him a doctorate, got him a girlfriend and got him his own company.”
As for Octavius? Slott won’t say what the future holds.
The first issue of “The Amazing Spider-Man,” illustrated by Humberto Ramos, is due out in April.
— Associated Press