Many heroes and villains have donned a Spider-suit in recent years, so it was high time that a member of the X-Men got in on the action!
Spinning directly out of the upcoming “Fall of X” storyline, Kurt Wagner becomes The Uncanny Spider-Man in a five-issue limited series by Si Spurrier and Lee Garbett.
The god-fearing, yet demonic-looking mutant will “bamf” over to NYC to take on some of the most famous members of Spider-Man’s rogues gallery and will also begin to unravel more of the mystery surrounding his birth mother, Mystique.
Spurrier is excited to put Kurt in the famous suit, and said “What we’ve got here is a spectacular new beginning – which, yes, is code for ‘perfect jumping-on point’ – which leans hard into heroic, joyful, street-level action. Writing Kurt has always been an exercise in heart. He was the first to feel the cracks in Krakoa… and the first to try and do something about it. Unfailingly loyal to his people, his friends and his responsibilities, he’s gone through a lot. What’s been missing for him is the joy. The freedom. The thrill. And that’s where we find him now. In a restyled Spidey Suit, BAMFing across New York and rubbing shoulders (and butting heads) with the best heroes and villains of the Manhattan milieu…but of course it’s not quite that simple. Is Nightcrawler really doing this for the thrill? Or is he hiding? Is it easier to put on a mask and punch some villains in the nose than it is to stare trauma in the eye…?
Look for the first issue of the Uncanny Spider-Man on September 20 and check out Tony Daniels’ cover below.