This summer, comic creator Kaare Andrews and Peter Parker are heading back to the future.

The writer and artist’s Spider-Man: Reign miniseries debuted nearly 20 years ago, looking at a future in which Peter’s life was grim–which, when it comes to Spidey’s luck, is saying something. While he ultimately persevered against all obstacles–that’s what he does, after all–that’s not the end of the wall-crawler’s story.

In July’s Spider-Man: Reign II, Andrews will examine more of Spidey’s life as an older man, meeting a new Black Cat and learning what happened to fellow Spider-Man Miles Morales along the way.

For more, check out the full press release and cover art for the first issue!

Cover art from Spider-Man: Reign II:


Art by Kaare Andrews


Art by Kaare Andrews


And the official press release:

In 2006, Kaare Andrews’ groundbreaking Spider-Man: Reign series introduced Marvel fans to a cold, harsh world where Peter Parker lost everything. This searing portrait of Marvel’s most iconic hero has lingered in reader’s hearts ever since, and now comes the highly-anticipated sequel! This July, Kaare Andrews returns to this landmark, genre-defying saga in SPIDER-MAN: REIGN II.

The five-issue limited series will reveal more experiences this older, grizzled Peter Parker has had to endure from epic tragedies to inspiring triumphs. But hope always remains! In addition to the bleak, fans will meet an all-new Black Cat, and catch up with another Spidey—Peter isn’t the only one who aged… wait until you see what happened to Miles!

“I never imagined that I would ever be creating a sequel to a comic series from so long ago, my first major work in comics,” Andrews shared. “Nor did I anticipate that a four-issue mini-series would continue to vibrate in the public consciousness today. But without fail, Spider-Man: Reign is mentioned in articles, lists, and social media posts. Many call it the most infamous Spider-Man story ever told. But for me, what’s kept it relevant is the love behind creating that book. This is the character I grew up with, the one that taught me how to be a man, how to live with failure and keep standing back up, the unrelenting force of trying to make things better.

“Reign was full of tragic and dark absurdity that only a young creator could come up with. A way to challenge the idea of personal power and responsibility. But as I’ve grown older, and after sitting with this story for so long, I started to ask myself this question, ‘what if there was a way to go back and change what happened? What if I could fix everything?’”

Check out Andrews’ main cover as well as a variant cover that pays homage to the original series and preorder SPIDER-MAN: REIGN II at your local comic shop today! For more information, visit



Art and Cover by KAARE ANDREWS

Variant Cover by KAARE ANDREWS

Virgin Variant Cover by KAARE ANDREWS

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