Uncanny Spider-Man: Nightcrawler Heads to New York City on a New Mission
In Marvel Comics’ new Uncanny Spider-Man, Nightcrawler, the beloved X-Man, embarks on an exciting adventure in New York City.
The thrilling and captivating comic book series Uncanny Spider-Man, created by writer Si Spurrier and artist Lee Garbett, delves into themes of redemption, resilience, and self-discovery. In this latest installment, Nightcrawler assumes the role of Uncanny Spider-Man, using his street-level heroics to confront his personal struggles. However, he soon realizes that he cannot escape his own reality forever, and the revelations he uncovers have the potential to change everything.
Uncanny Spider-Man #1
- Writer: SI SPURRIER
- Artist: LEE GARBETT
- Colorist: MATT MILLA
- Letterer: JOE CARAMAGNA
- Cover Artist: TONY DANIEL and SONIA OBACK
- Variant Cover Artists: DAVE WACHTER, LEE GARBETT, SAM DE LA ROSA, ISRAEL SILVA and SKOTTIE YOUNG
Uncanny Spider-Man #1
In a recent interview with Marvel, Si Spurrier, the writer of the series, discussed Nightcrawler’s evolution from the Krakoan Age to the Fall of X era. Spurrier acknowledged the significant challenges faced by Nightcrawler and the entire mutant community, highlighting how Kurt’s vigilantism serves as a form of therapy. He also revealed that the events in Fall of X will have a profound impact on the character as he takes on the alternate identity of Spider-Man. Spurrier emphasized the balance between exploring emotional truths and embarking on an adventurous journey filled with fun and excitement.
Spurrier further elaborated on Nightcrawler’s new masked appearance and its reasons. By blending in as a non-mutant among the various Spider-Heroes in New York City, Nightcrawler aims to exploit the positive perception that the city holds towards them and protect his true identity. The mysterious reasons behind the absence of mutant-sensing Sentinels detecting the deception will be revealed throughout the story arc.
In this new series, Nightcrawler leaves Krakoa searching for self-discovery but finds himself on the run. After surviving the devastating attacks during the Hellfire Gala, which resulted in the tragic loss of mutant lives, Nightcrawler seeks refuge in New York City. However, the once-welcoming city has grown hostile towards mutants, prompting Nightcrawler to adopt the disguise of Spider-Man and navigate through the dangers undetected.
According to Spurrier, the transition from the X-Men series to Spider-Man bridges the gap between devoted fans and new readers alike. While existing readers will enjoy the organic progression of Nightcrawler’s ongoing story and uncover various Easter eggs, new readers can easily dive into the series without prior knowledge of past storylines.
Uncanny Spider-Man #1 is now available in comic book stores and on digital platforms from Marvel Comics.