Marvel Comics to spin new webs in Spider-Man's history

PHILADELPHIA - There's more to the story about how Peter Parker became the amazing Spider-Man than previously was known.

Writer Dan Slott says starting in May, Marvel Comics plans to shed light on how that transformation took place and how those early days of fighting crime, juggling school and coming to terms with the emotional blow of losing Uncle Ben molded Parker as a hero and human.

The tale, a five-issue story-arc dubbed "Learning to Crawl" starts with "Amazing Spiderman" 1.1 and concludes with 1.5. Scott says it serves as a bridge for long-time fans of the wall-crawler and those experiencing him for the first time.

He says it's not a reboot, but a new chapter in the character's 52-year storied history.

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