I didn’t read any if the recent Amazing Spider-Man run that introduced Alpha, nor have I ever read the book, and so I came into this spin-off series with the clean slate and clear perspective that so many will not. Alpha was a mistake, Peter Parker accidentally created him in a lab accident reminiscent of his own and was then unable to install in him the infamous ethical ethos that has lead him in life, the boy succumbing to the bad side of his powers; writer Dan Slott also accidentally created him in a way and at a time where the world seemingly simply didn’t want to see such a character.

The readers resented him his existence and so the storyline was written away, the character seemingly never to be seen again…until now. Alpha:Big Time is a chance for all involved to heal the wounds of their prior mistakes, Peter…

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