Marvel Announces ‘Spider-Verse,’ An Event That Will Feature ‘Every Spider-Man Ever’
Just as Marvel has started winding down one big Spider-Man event, it's gearing up for another.
In a live chat on Marvel.com Monday, Amazing Spider-Man writer Dan Slott and Marvel.com editor Ben Morse announced Spider-Verse, an event that will start in November and feature "every Spider-Man from every universe," according to Morse. The event will feature art by Olivier Coipel. It will take place in Amazing Spider-Man and will spill over into other titles, Morse reported. Check out images and more info after the cut!
Morse promised a "taste" of the event on Free Comic Book Day, similar to how the publisher's 2008 Free Comic Book Day offering was a stealth preview of the "Brand New Day" event.
Slott promised that every Spider-Man and even a few new ones will either team up or fight in the event. And he really means every single one. Some preview art shown in the live chat featured the Spider-Man from the 2003 series 1602. Slott added that Miles Morales, Spider-Ham, the MC2 version of Spider-Girl, Spider-Men from What If? stories and Bullet Points Spider-Man, and even Spider-Monkey will appear. The only Spider-Man Morse wouldn't confirm is the Superior Spider-Man. Jessica Drew Spider-Woman has also been confirmed.
One of the villains of the series comes as something of a surprise, considering that he apparently died in Black Panther back in 2009. "Morlun! Morlun will be back," Slott said. "We will find out he's part of an even bigger thing." Morlun was originally introduced at the start of J. MIchael Straczynski's Amazing Spider-Man run back in 2001.
Spider-Man Group Editor Nick Lowe added, "I'd put Morlun top 10 in Spidey's rogue gallery; following Spider-Verse, top three. What Dan and Olivier have planned is nuts."
Slott revealed that the inspiration for the story came from the 2010 Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions video game. It's been in the works since then. He said he wanted to do a bigger version of that story, which followed Spider-Man, Ultimate Spider-Man, Spider-Man 2099 and Spider-Man Noir. He promised that lots of Spider-Men will get their chance to shine. "You will not just see group shots, you will see fun pairings on missions," he said.
The story kicks off in November's Amazing Spider-Man #9 and will last through six issues of that title. Morse, Slott and Lowe didn't say which other titles the event would run through.
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