In the wake of the much-heralded relaunches of such titles as Avengers and Fantastic Four, Marvel rebooted its main “Spider-verse” titles with The Amazing Spider-Man (Vol. 2) and Peter Parker, Spider-Man.
With the first issue, writer Howard Mackie (Ghost Rider) and artist John Romita, Jr. (Iron Man) do much to return Spidey to his former glory. Peter Parker’s life is again one made difficult by the juggling of a multitude of responsibilities as the dutiful nephew of his ever-ailing Aunt May; as the devoted husband of his jet-setting, supermodel wife, Mary Jane Watson-Parker; as the determined photographer for the Daily Bugle; as the distracted employee of a scientific research facility; and as the dedicated super-hero…your friendly, neighborhood Spider-Man. “Duty and responsibility” has long been the theme of the Spider-Man. While our hero got a bit lost for awhile among the clones and the alien symbiotes, this title restores him to his proper place in the Marvel Universe.