In May 2022, Marvel Comics announced an unprecedented project to celebrate the publication of Amazing Fantasy # 1000, a publication where the friendly match debuted in 1962. Spider-Man neighborhood, involving incredible artists and legends of American comics, including Joe Quesada, who has returned to the spider world with a magnificent variant cover.
Chief supervisor of Marvel Comics for ten years, from 2000 to 2010, and often involved in major publications dedicated to Spider-Man and to the X-Men, Quesada was a leading figure in the new era of the House of Ideas, and before finally closing this part of his life and starting independent projects, he decided to sign a new and spectacular illustration of the wall climber.
The drawing, which you can see at the bottom of the page, portrays Spider-Man, who, while circling over the rooftops of New York at night, throws a look at his reflection on one of the many skyscrapers of the city. A significant image, which can be interpreted as a look at all these years spent facing ever greater and more dangerous threats, in the now iconic blue and red costume, which in the reflection is characterized by larger cobwebs than the Spider-Man in the foreground. , perhaps a deliberate reference to the original design developed by the legendary Steve Ditko.