Since his creation in 1962, Spider-Man has basically always worked alone. Sure there would be the occasional team-up with Daredevil, Black Cat, the Fantastic Four, and the Avengers, but in his solo books he was usually the only star. But now, Marvel has decided to shake things up by giving the Wall Crawler a sidekick named Alpha in Amazing Spider-Man #692.
According to the official reveal on Fox News, "In this story, we find that Peter Parker's days as photographer for the Daily Bugle are behind him and he's now a scientist at a research firm. Andy is part of a student field trip that visits Parker's lab. He's in the wrong place (or perhaps the right place) at the wrong time when Parker's invention malfunctions and zaps him with great power. Parker - haunted by the way he got his own super abilities and how his failure to use them led to the murder of his beloved Uncle Ben so many years ago - feels an even greater responsibility to help young Andy. He feels he must help him discover his powers and teach him how to use them responsibly."
Written by Dan Slott and illustrated by Humberto Ramos, this issue will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the character when it comes out this August. It isn't known if Alpha will be a permanent member of the Spider-Man books, or if Marvel is planning something much more sinister for the character, but we do know that the Web Slinger is going to have to share the spotlight for the time being.
Check out the first picture of Alpha below.
[via Fox News]