JJ Abrams and son taking on a new Spider-Man comic

When you hear that JJ Abrams is joining Marvel, you naturally assume that he will be directing a film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Instead, he’s joining Marvel Comics, not Marvel Studios, and he’s writing a comic book.

Marvel has announced that JJ Abrams and Henry Abrams are co-writing an upcoming Spider-Man miniseries. Sara Pichelli will be on art, and she will be tasked with bringing to life a brand-new villain created by the Abrams pair, Cadaverous.

Speaking to The New York Times, the elder Abrams said, “The story shows Peter Parker in a way you haven’t seen him before.”

“Spider-Man is one of those superheroes where the more you read about him, for me at least, the less I understand him,” Henry added. “He’s so anti-everything that you’d expect from a hero. I think Stan Lee said something about putting the human in superhuman. That is what we’re trying to do.”

Spider-Man #1 will hit stands in September.