Spidey gets a brutal beating in Amazing Spider-Man #3 preview

Amazing Spider-Man #3 panel
(Image credit: Marvel Comics)

The last time we saw Peter Parker in Amazing Spider-Man #2, he was getting captured in a cunning trap by his enemy Tombstone, who recently came out of retirement from violence to wage war not just on Spider-Man but on many of his fellow gangsters and villains in New York City. 

Amazing Spider-Man #3 cover (Image credit: Marvel Comics)

Now, in a preview of Amazing Spider-Man #3 from Zeb Wells, John Romita Jr., Scott Hanna, and Marcio Menyz, we're getting a brutal glimpse of what comes next for the wall-crawler as he finds himself in Tombstone's web - and things aren't looking good.

After catching Spidey in a compactor truck, Tombstone has taken him to a remote hideout in an abandoned subway station for a little bit of old-fashioned violence, as Tombstone beats Spider-Man mercilessly in the name of "teaching a lesson."

What's the lesson? Well, maybe you can pick up on it a little easier than poor Peter Parker from the preview pages - but frankly, Tombstone doesn't seem to have a larger point other than tormenting his enemy.

Here's the preview:

Tombstone has been at war with some of his fellow gangsters since the new volume of Amazing Spider-Man started, with his most recent encounter with the Crime Master resulting in Spidey's capture. 

But that's not all Spider-Man is up against as his title moves toward Amazing Spider-Man #900 (also #6), which will mark the milestone issue with the introduction of a new villain in the form of the Superior Adaptoid, an android with all the powers of Spidey's classic arch-villains the Sinister Six.

Amazing Spider-Man #3 goes on sale June 8.

Stay on top of our listing of all of Marvel's new Spider-Man comics planned for release in 2022 and beyond.

George Marston

I've been Newsarama's resident Marvel Comics expert and general comic book historian since 2011. I've also been the on-site reporter at most major comic conventions such as Comic-Con International: San Diego, New York Comic Con, and C2E2. Outside of comic journalism, I am the artist of many weird pictures, and the guitarist of many heavy riffs. (They/Them)