The first issue of Spider-Man's Back in Black event, Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man #17, has sold out at Diamond.
For Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man #17, Wizard compared it to the original appearance of the Spider-Man's black costume, saying, "Don't miss out on this landmark re-emergence that could become the next Amazing Spider-Man #252."
Adam Chapman's review on Comixtreme proclaimed, "Great work by the entire creative team. Recommended!"
Marvel has no plans at this time to go back to press on Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man #17. Retailers are advised to increase their orders on upcoming issues of Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man as well as other Back in Black titles Amazing Spider-Man, Sensational Spider-Man, and Spider-Man Family.
Don't miss Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man #18 as Back in Black continues with Spidey teaming with his long-time enemy, the Sandman, to save an innocent man on death row accused of the recent killing of…Uncle Ben? It's action and adventure featuring everyone's favorite arachnid in his fan-favorite duds.
Note, copies of Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man #17 may still be available at the retailer level. This the mysterious first re-appearance of the black costume, and the start of a deadly new phase in Peter's life, so be sure to snag copies while they are available.
FRIENDLY NEIGHBORHOOD SPIDER-MAN #18 (DEC062292)
Written by PETER DAVID
Penciled by TODD NAUCK
Cover by MIKE WIERINGO
Rated A …$2.99
FOC – 2/15, On-Sale – 3/7/2007