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New Spider-Man ongoing series debuts in January

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The pandemic didn't stop Joe Kelly and Chris Bachalo's reunion with the announced Non-Stop Spider-Man - it only delayed it. Originally announced for a June 2020 debut, the new ongoing series will now debut in January 2021.

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"Non-Stop Spider-Man is, for me, the best of what Marvel comics can be: relentless action, epic storytelling, mind-melting art, and relevant themes, all grounded by the heart and soul of one of my all-time favorite characters, Spider-Man," Kelly said back in February when the book was originally announced. "Chris and I want to redline your adrenaline and shatter your hearts, giggling the whole time. Please sign your waivers and gather your safety gear of choice before issue one comes out. I truly can't wait for this. Buckle up, Tigers."

Kelly and Bachalo have a long history together, some of it with Spider-Man. They first worked together in 1998 for Uncanny X-Men, then the duo reteamed on the creator-owned series Steampunk for DC/Wildstorm. Then after each having individual runs with Spider-Man, the two reunited again in 2008 and 2009 during Amazing Spider-Man's 'Brand New Day' era.

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Bachalo calls Spider-Man his favorite character to draw ever, and Joe Kelly his favorite writer to work with - so it's a perfect match for the artist.

"I get asked why I draw comics and I reply that I like telling stories—fast stories," Bachalo says in a new announcement. "As the name implies, Non-Stop Spider-Man, starting with panel one, is a breakneck, furiously paced Spider-Man story with the purpose to break ankles and knees and then leave you wanting more."

Non-Stop Spider-Man #1 is scheduled to go on sale this June with the main cover drawn by David Finch, with variants including one by Bachalo.

Maybe Non-Stop Spider-Man will someday make our countdown of the best Spider-Man stories of all time.

Chris has covered comic book news for Newsarama since 2003, and has also written for USA Today, Life, 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  2019 Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards and the 2012 Stan Lee Awards. Chris is a member of the American Library Association's Graphic Novel & Comics Round Table.