Chris Bachalo returns to Amazing Spider-Man for #850

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The Green Goblin isn't the only familiar face returning with September 30's milestone Amazing Spider-Man #850, with artist Chris Bachalo returning to Spider-Man as well.

Newsarama has the first look at Bachalo's variant cover for the legacy numbered #850. Bachalo is also slated to draw one of several stories in this over-sized special.

Here's a collection of all of the covers released thus far - the primary cover by Mark Bagley, and variants by Nick Bradshaw, Mahmud Asrar, Olivier Coipel, Bruce Timm, Humberto Ramos, and Bachalo.

Described as a "climactic chapter in the wall crawler's years-long conflict with the Goblin-masked madman," this issue is framed as a "colossal showdown" by Marvel.

"Spidey has faced his share of hardships, but even the worst things that have happened to him are just a prelude to what transpires here," the issue's solicitation reads.

Series writer Nick Spencer will have a lead story with artist Ryan Ottley, followed by other stories from Bachalo, Humberto Ramos, Aaron Kuder, Tradd Moore, Kurt Busiek, and Saladin Ahmed.

"This is maybe the most action-packed and harrowing issue of Amazing Spider-Man ever!" Marvel's executive editor Nick Lowe said previously about the issue. "There are so many twists and turns and Spidey has never had his back up against a wall like this before."

Amazing Spider-Man #850 goes on sale September 22.

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Chris Arrant

Chris Arrant covered comic book news for Newsarama from 2003 to 2022 (and as editor/senior editor from 2015 to 2022) and has also written for USA Today, Life, Entertainment Weekly, Publisher's Weekly, Marvel Entertainment, TOKYOPOP, AdHouse Books, Cartoon Brew, Bleeding Cool, Comic Shop News, and CBR. He is the author of the book Modern: Masters Cliff Chiang, co-authored Art of Spider-Man Classic, and contributed to Dark Horse/Bedside Press' anthology Pros and (Comic) Cons. He has acted as a judge for the Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards, the Harvey Awards, and the Stan Lee Awards. Chris is a member of the American Library Association's Graphic Novel & Comics Round Table. (He/him)