The mystery of Alpha revealed! Spider-Man to get spunky teen sidekick for his 50th Anniversary.
Amazing Spider-Man writer Dan Slott promised on his Twitter that something big would be revealed in a few hours. That something appears to be that Spider-Man will be getting a teenage sidekick named Alpha, who'll be debuting in Amazing Spider-Man #692.
In the exclusive Fox News article, the author had this to say:
"If you put Spider-Man and Batman in the same situation, you're going to have way more fun with Spider-Man," said "Amazing Spider-Man" writer Dan Slott. "With Batman, he never really screws up the way Spider-Man does; he always seems to make the right decision. But with Spider-Man, he always screws up. He's us as a superhero. Batman is a paragon of what we'd like to be, but in reality, we're more like Spider-Man. He makes all the mistakes we make."
How does this Alpha get his power? It's really all Peter's fault. As the article explains:
Andy is part of a student field trip that visits Parker's lab. He's in the wrong place (or perhaps the right place) at the wrong time when Parker's invention malfunctions and zaps him with great power. Parker - haunted by the way he got his own super abilities and how his failure to use them led to the murder of his beloved Uncle Ben so many years ago - feels an even greater responsibility to help young Andy. He feels he must help him discover his powers and teach him how to use them responsibly.
So the riddle of Alpha has been answered.
Source: Exclusive: Spider-Man to Get an Amazing Sidekick
Written or Contributed by: Zechs