If you haven’t been following Marvel’s current run of Amazing Spider-Man then now may be the time. Though we wouldn’t typically cover this kind of thing today’s latest issue, Amazing Spider-Man #12 featured the return of 2 very familiar faces for the tokusatsu community. Making his first official appearance since his 1979 TV Series is Toei’s Spider-Man! And along for the ride is his faithful transforming mecha Marveler/Leopardon!
The currently ongoing Spider-verse storyline has seen the entire Marvel Multiverse assaulted by the Morlun family of killers. They’ve been hopping between dimensions plotting to and in some cases succeeding in murdering various Spider-heroes. Now a ragtag team of the remaining spiders with the Earth-616 Peter Parker at the lead are trying desperately to win the war. Just in time to lend a helping hand (and maybe a gigantic sword?!) Spider-man & Leopardon enter the fray! Though it’s only briefly seen Leopardon is soundly defeated with Spider-Man AKA Takuya Yamashiro (or Supaidaman) escaping with his brothers and sisters from other worlds.
A fun and interesting nod to the the beloved 1978-1979 series. Most likely a one-off instance, but personally I’d love to see more of this duo in official Marvel comics of this nature.