Family dynamics get really complicated in adolescence, but throw superpowers into the mix and the stress and drama get significantly amplified. With the debut of a new creative team, Amazing Spider-Man: Renew Your Vows took an eight-year jump into the future of the Parker family, giving the series a new direction that is taking advantage of the challenges parents and their children face during this turbulent period of development. Writer Jody Houser, artist Nick Roche, and colorist Ruth Redmond are leaning into a bright tone reminiscent of The Incredibles, and it’s made Renew Your Vows an especially delightful entry in Marvel’s Spider-Man line of titles.
The last issue focused on Mary Jane Watson-Parker juggling the stress of being a mom, a small business owner, and a superhero, and for next week’s Renew Your Vows #15, the focus shifts to teenage Annie May, who has been a superhero for most of her life and thinks she knows everything there is to learn. This exclusive preview begins with a page showing Annie May’s development over the years, and Roche emphasizes her boundless energy by having her break out of the panel borders when her spider-powers manifest. There’s a cartoonish quality to Roche and Redmond’s artwork, but it still maintains a sense of superhero drama. Those final two panels of the Lizard getting off the ground have a menacing quality, reinforcing Spider-Man’s fear that he’s going to be attacked by the villain he just set free. But if the Lizard decides to attack, Spider-Man can count on his family for backup.