Andrew Garfield as Spider-ManThe first official image of Andrew Garfield as Spider-Man has been released, courtesy of Columbia Pictures.

Dark, disheveled and skinny probably best describe this first image of Garfield as Spidey. He's without the mask, which leaves us a little more to look forward to, and based on that scar, as well as the expression on his face, the iconic superhero has just been through one of the toughest battles of his young career as the webbed crusader.

He's got a backpack slung over his shoulder, which reminds us that this is the beginning -- this is Peter Parker in high school, dealing with his new powers and learning about being Spider-Man, finding it may not be all it's cracked up to be. He's weak; he doesn't "get it" yet.

As far as the suit goes, it looks updated, but still familiar enough for fans. We like the lack of muscles and the frenetic spider graphic on his chest, as if he has no clue what he is or what he's doing.