Earlier today we reported that Marvel was going to debut a new teenage sidekick named Alpha into Spider-Man's life this August in Amazing Spider-Man #692. Now, the company has released a six-page preview of the issue that goes into the origin of the character. Closely mirroring the accident that turned Peter Parker into the Wall Crawler, Alpha is being introduced into the books just in time for Spidey's 50th anniversary.

The issue will hit stores on August 22, and will be scripted by longtime Amazing Spider-Man writer Dan Slott. Check out a brief synopsis for Amazing Spider-Man #692 and some preview art by Humberto Ramos below.

Fans across the globe have been asking, “Who Is Alpha” and this August, in Amazing Spider-Man #692, they’ll find out! Marvel is celebrating Spider-Man’s 50th anniversary in style as the blockbuster creative team of Dan Slott and Humberto Ramos give Peter Parker his very own….sidekick?! When he’s not working with the Avengers of the Future Foundation, Spider-Man has been saving the Marvel Universe on his own for fifty years! But now, with his anniversary right around the corner, that’s all about to change!

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