Non-Stop Spider-Man #1 begins at a breakneck pace

Non-Stop Spider-Man #1
(Image credit: Marvel Comics)

Joe Kelly and Chris Bachalo have a history together, and Marvel re-teaming them for a new Spider-Man series is meant to mine that for more great stories.

After just reading this four-page preview of next week's Non-Stop Spider-Man #1… well… take a look:

That 15-story drop, the catching of the broken glass… pretty great, huh?

"Get ready for the most action-packed, pulse-pounding, adrenaline-pumping comic OF ALL TIME!" reads Marvel's description of Non-Stop Spider-Man #1. "As the name implies, once you read page one, panel one, SPIDER-MAN DOES NOT STOP! 

"A mystery at Empire State University thrusts Spider-Man into an adventure that starts in uptown Manhattan and will take him around the world, pitting him against Marvel Universe villains old and new and give you a Spider-Man adventure (and Spider-Man) the likes of which you've never seen."

Peeking ahead at the description of Non-Stop Spider-Man #2 and #3, and it seems someone is threatening Peter Parker's fellow students at Empire State University. After dropping out years ago (decades ago if you've been reading that long), Peter recently re-enrolled to finish his degree with the help of Dr. Curt Connors (aka the Lizard, but he's reformed). 

From these four pages of Non-Stop Spider-Man #1, the 'non-stop' part of the name doesn't seem to be metaphorical.

Non-Stop Spider-Man #1 is a reunion for Kelly and Bachalo after collaborating previously on Amazing Spider-Man, Uncanny X-Men, and the creator-owned series Steampunk. Bachalo's long-time inker Tim Townsend is back as well, with Marcio Menyz on colors.

Non-Stop Spider-Man #1 has a host of covers like any big Marvel launch. In addition to the main cover (and a variant) by David Finch, there are variants by Ken Lashley, Bachalo (a die-cut and a wraparound), Todd Nauck/Joe Sabino, Larry Lieber (a 'hidden gem'), Alex Ross, Skottie Young, Greg Laroque, and Adam Kubert.

Here they are:

Non-Stop Spider-Man #1 goes on sale on March 10.

For this and all the new wall-crawler comics, check out our constantly-updating list of new Spider-Man comics, graphic novels, and collections in 2021 and beyond.

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)