Stay on target Buy This Comic: DEATH ORB #1Buy This Comic: MAN-EATERS #1 Today is Wednesday, better known as New Comic Book Day, the best day of the week. A lot of great comics came out today, but this column is meant to focus on the best of the best, the must have books that should be in everyone’s stack for the week. This week, that comic is Peter Parker: The Spectacular Spider-Man #1, a massive from Marvel Comics, writer Chip Zdarsky, artists Adam Kubert and Goran Parlov, and colorist Jordie Bellaire.via Marvel ComicsPeter Parker: The Spectacular Spider-Man #1(W) Chip Zdarsky (A) Adam Kubert, Goran Parlov (C) Jordie Bellaire SPIDER-MAN RETURNS TO THE FRIENDLY NEIGHBORHOOD! The web-slinging, wallcrawling wonder returns to New York City in the all-new PETER PARKER: THE SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN. A companion series to the best-selling Amazing Spider-Man series, Peter Parker is going back-to-basics for big heroics in the Big Apple. Featuring adversaries old and new, be there as Spider-Man returns to his friendly neighborhood for his never-ending battle against crime and the dreaded “Parker Luck.”via Marvel ComicsLet me get this out of the way real quick. Chip Zdarsky, from Sex Criminals, Howard the Duck, and Jughead, is writing Spider-Man, and this is perfect. I cannot emphasize enough how perfect a match Zdarsky’s humor and sensibilities are for the friendly neighborhood millennial. Howard the Duck is one of my favorite comics, especially Marvel Comics, to come out in the past two decades, and if you haven’t read it yet, I strongly urge you to do so, and it can all be found here, and here, and here. Zdarsky and artist Joe Quinones teamed up to bring the foul-mouthed fowl to a new generation of readers following the duck’s cameo at the end of them first Guardians of the Galaxy movie. Quinones’ great expressive faces and spot on depiction of New York, combined with Zdarsky’s quirks, made it one of the best comics that I don’t feel like gets enough credit. Zdarsky seems to find strength in two things, the first being his ability to get to the core of a character, and the second is his willingness to have fun in the Marvel Universe’s sandbox. With Spider-Man, he does it again, dialing down all of the extra bits added to the character in the last ten years and honing in on what makes Peter Parker so likable.Zdarsky writes Peter as a young-ish guy just trying his best. He’s far from perfect and is even kind of insufferable sometimes. He makes plans and forgets, doesn’t have his priorities right, can be a bad friend sometimes, but at the end of the day, he cares and is trying, which is more than can be said for a lot of people. This first issue seems to be zooming in on the “Friendly, Neighborhood” part of the character that has got lost in the fuss of his bombastic, superspy adventures recently. With the new Homecoming movie coming out, this is exactly the kind of Spider-Man comic that we need right now, and Zdarsky delivers the goods. Showing Peter’s friendship with Johnny Storm, how awful Peter is with… people, but especially women, and just how in over his head he seems to be at all times are all great bits. It shows just how good of a grasp Zdarsky has on the character, and I can’t wait to see where he takes him.via Marvel ComicsAdam Kubert is the main artist on this book, and it’s weird because I am used to seeing him on more event-scaled books, but his recent stint on the Secret Wars mini-series, Spider-Man: Renew Your Vows, seems like a good precursor to this series. I don’t know that Kubert’s style fits as well with the tone of this book as it could, coming across as a little too serious, but I am sure it’ll work more going forward, especially with that last page reveal. I won’t give any spoilers away here, but if you want some context, I would strongly urge you to read this if you have not already. The series also seems to be setting up something more sinister in the backup which is also written by Zdarsky with art by Goran Parlov, which honestly feels like a throwback of sorts. Especially with how Parlov’s art feels like John Romita Sr. All in all, this first issue feels like a really loving take on the character and a great jumping on point for new readers. Peter Parker: The Spectacular Spider-Man #1 is available today in print and online at Comixology.6/21/17 Releases – In addition to Peter Parker: The Spectacular Spider-Man #1, here is a list of other new titles that came out this week that you should also be reading, if you are not already.Archie #21 by writer Mark Waid, artist Pete Woods, and Archie Comics. Part 2 of the Over The Edge storyline. Who lives? Who dies? Riverdale will never be the same.All New Guardians of the Galaxy #4 by writer Gerry Duggan, artist Aaron Kuder, and Marvel Comics.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.