So, all weekend Marvel hyped up their “Next Big Thing.” I guess they were trying to make a dent in DC’s complete control over the news cycle. The press conference happened at 3 PM EST, and it was the announcement of a new Spider-Man ongoing series called Avenging Spider-Man starting in November by Zeb Wells and Joe Madureira.
Zeb Wells said, “With Dan Slott nailing all the Peter Parker soap opera stuff in Amazing Spider-Man, we wanted to a book about Spider-Man as a super hero, out there in the Marvel Universe with the Avengers. This is the big super action movie of Spider-Man every month, with Joe Mad on art.”
The first arc will see Spider-Man and the Red Hulk headed deep underground to deal with the Mole Man and encountering a brand new threat.
The genesis of the book came from when Zeb was working on Amazing Spider-Man and kicked around the idea of bringing Marvel Team-Up back. Steve didn’t go for it because he never liked those stories that didn’t feel important to the main series. Avenging Spider-Man is Marvel Team-Up but where the stories have a major impact on Spider-Man and the Avengers.
Zeb also promises this book will line up with both Dan Slott’s Amazing Spider-Man and Brian Bendis’ Avengers, but it will tell its own stories.
Skitch commentary: Yeah, wow, this was a waste of my time. And this is why I have been focusing on DC news all week, they actually have real news going on. This Avenging Spider-Man Series looks fine, but I am pissed Marvel wasted my time with this. And do we really need another Spider-Man series?
Tags: Joe Madureira, Spider-Man, Zeb Wells