Published on June 27th, 2012 | by Gavin Jones0
Who is Alpha? Spidey’s new Sidekick Of Course!
Thanks to FOX News, the mystery behind the identity of Alpha has been revealed, he is the amazing Andy! ‘Who?!’ I hear you cry…maybe not…Andy will be Spidey’s new sidekick, taken under Peter’s wing after he get’s powers in a similar fashion to ol’ webhead’s secret origin but this time in Peter’s very own lab. All this is part of Spider-man’s 50th Anniversary celebrations in Amazing Spider-Man #692, Dan Slott had this to say:
“If you put Spider-Man and Batman in the same situation, you’re going to have way more fun with Spider-Man,With Batman, he never really screws up the way Spider-Man does; he always seems to make the right decision. But with Spider-Man, he always screws up. He’s us as a superhero. Batman is a paragon of what we’d like to be, but in reality, we’re more like Spider-Man. He makes all the mistakes we make.”
This development adds an interesting dynamic to Spider-Man and this being the Sidekickcast we’re always happy to see a new Sidekick on the block but really we have to ask, how long will this last? Spider-Man has never needed a sidekick, he’s pretty much his own sidekick, quipping away to himself, regardless of who is listening. I can understand they’re trying to show some matrutiy to the character on his 50th birthday but this can’t help but feel a little like a publicity stunt that won’t last anywhere near as long as the length of the angry fanoiy rants that are probably already invading the internet. Thanks to OH! Entertainment for the quote and images.