Marvel celebrates Spider-Man’s 60th anniversary with new anthology ‘Amazing Fantasy #1000’

Marvel is all set to celebrate Spider-Man’s 60th anniversary by coming up with a new one-shot anthology Amazing Fantasy #1000 from incredible team of creators.

Amazing Fantasy #1000 is one-shot releasing in August that will feature collective stories exploring the past and future of the amazing Spider-Man. Creators involved with the project include Neil Gaiman, Armando Iannucci, Jonathan Hickman, Dan Slott, Ho Che Anderson, Kurt Busiek, Anthony Falcone, Rainbow Rowell, Jim Cheung, Olivier Coipel, Micahel Cho and Terry Dodson.

In an official statement, editor Nick Lowe said, “It’s Spider-Man’s 60th and we wanted to celebrate in style by inviting some of the greatest creative minds in the world to celebrate it.”

According to Marvel, the new issue will feature a new Spider-Man villain from Cho and Falcone, a horror-fueled adventure that dives deep into Peter Parker’s core from Anderson, Gaiman’s return to the Marvel Universe following his Eternals run and Marvel 1602, a story set in the future about Peter and Mary Jane’s enduring love from Slott and Cheung and more.

Spider-Man first appeared in 1962’s Amazing Fantasy #15 by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko. The new Amazing Fantasy one-shot not only pays tribute to the character’s long history in comics, but will also leave an impact on the character’s mythos moving forward in the Marvel Universe.

Amazing Fantasy #1000 features cover art by John Romita Jr. The one-shot arrives in August from Marvel.