The dead will rise in this November’s Amazing Spider-Man #1.1…but they’re not the only ones.
As Spider-Man struggles to stop a horde of undead walkers, who have inexplicably risen to plague Harlem, he’ll find unlikely allies in The Santerians, a vigilante supergroup not seen in nearly 10 years.
The Santerians first appeared in Daredevil: Father, a miniseries written and illustrated by Marvel’s now-Chief Creative Officer, Joe Quesada. The Santerians were a team super-powered vigilantes with, with hot heads to boot. As the events of Daredevil: Father recall, the Santerians don’t play very nicely with other vigilantes, and are as quick to pick fights with heroes over turf as they are to aid them. Maybe that’s why they haven’t appeared since Father wrapped in 2006.
But where the Santerians may really challenge Peter Parker, according to series writer Jose Molina--who also pens Marvel's Agent Carter--are on his notions of faith and the afterlife. As ugly as the confrontation may get, acclaimed artist Simone Bianchi will surely make it beautiful.
"When Nick approached me about re-launching the Santerians, I instantly sparked to the idea, and a story immediately suggested itself. By their very nature, the Santerians are attached to issues of religion and faith. I wanted to have them bring questions of faith into Spider-Man’s world and force him to grapple with ideas he hasn’t often wrestled with in the books," Molina exclusively told ComicBook.com "Peter Parker is a scientist by nature, but what if he finds that there are more things in heaven and earth than are dreamt of in his philosophy? And, given that we’re talking about Spidey, I wanted to approach these notions with a sense of humor and wonder. Thus: the undead. Not zombies, just… not alive and not dead. We’re gonna get a little cosmic on this one, and the Santerians give us a connection to otherworldy matters that I just couldn’t resist."
You can checkout the full solicit text below, and see Bianchi's full cover in the gallery.
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #1.1
JOSE MOLINA (w) • SIMONE BIANCHI (a/C)
VARIANT COVER A by ROBBI RODRIGUEZ
VARIANT COVER B BY TBA
The dead are walking in Harlem and Spider-Man’s going to do something about it. But when the trail leads straight to THE SANTERIANS, Spidey’s finds out he bit off more than he can chew. Television’s AGENT CARTER writer JOSE MOLINA and superstar artist SIMONE BIANCHI bring the heroes hidden since DAREDEVIL: FATHER back into the spotlight!
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