The series will focus on Spider-Man's brief sidekick.
Source: Comics Beat
Marvel has announced an Alpha miniseries, focusing on the Spider-Man sidekick created by Dan Slott. The series, written by Josh Fialkov with art by Nuno Plati, will focus on how the character adapts to living in Pittsburgh.
To be blunt, I don't know what the hell Marvel is smoking to think that Alpha has any legs whatsoever in the market. His storyline reminded friends that today's teenagers are repellent, amoral scuzbags that deserve to be publicly shamed and castrated before they became a burden on society and his character was almost universally derided as "the worst thing since Ke$ha." I don't see how moving Alpha to Pittsburgh and giving him ties to
Miguel O'Hara the new Spider-Man will make him any better.
At least Alpha will fit in nicely with the residents of Pittsburgh, long considered to be some of the most socially repugnant inhabitants of North America. I imagine that Alpha will stay busy due to the city's high crime rate and get dating advice from alleged rapist Ben Roethlisberger. He might even head to the Andy Warhol and marvel at some of the canvases the artist urinated on.
The first issue hits stores in February. Be sure to avoid Zechs the week it comes out.
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