I just want to go on record by saying that I do believe this may be a well-written title, and I have nothing against the creators. That being said, MORE DAMN SPIDER-MAN? As if thrice-monthly wasn’t enough (not including Spider-minis, Spider-Man Family, Marvel Adventures Spider-Man, and Ultimate Spider-Man since those are not regular continuity), now we have another Spider-Man book, Web of Spider-Man? I do like that they are incorporating a back-up feature starring Spider-Girl (even though she’s the daughter of Mary Jane and Peter, which doesn’t actually make sense to include in a continuity-based Spider-title). I’ll say, the only reason I read Superman right now is that, other than the occassional crossover, I’m able to read ONE book a month (World of New Krypton) and enjoy it, without having to buy a comic every week just to follow the storyline. It’s one of the reasons I can’t get into the X-titles … I love comics, but it just seems like a lot to follow. Didn’t Marvel stop all Spider-Man titles because none sold as well as Amazing Spider-Man anyway?
Enough negativity … for you excited Spider-Fans, the press release follows the jump!
After the stunning events of Amazing Spider-Man #600, Spider-Man’s life is more unpredictable than ever—and it’s about to get even more tangled in the all new ongoing Web of Spider-Man, launching this October! That’s right, it’s the first new Spider-Man monthly series in two years and it kicks off with a bang, as one of Spider-Man greatest—and most controversial—foes returns! Each extra-sized issue of Web of Spider-Man features your favorite Spider-Man writers and artists presenting can’t-miss Spidey stories!
“With the ‘Gauntlet’ storyline starting up and many classic adversaries of Spider-man coming back to the book, we wanted to find a place to tell you more about them without it eating up too many pages of the thrice-weekly Amazing Spider-Man,” explained series editor Steve Wacker. “So while were tossing ideas around on where to best put that stuff, beleaguered assistant Tom Brennan came up with the notion to bring back the “Web” title as a way to give a home to stories to people caught up in Pete’s life. Starting with the first issue’s Kaine story by JM DeMatteis and then continuing onto stories about Electro, the Rhino, the Lizard and many more by Web-Head Fred van Lente and regular Spidey artist Barry Kitson, the stories here directly impact what we’re doing in Amazing Spider-Man!”
Plus, don’t miss the continuing adventures of Spider-Girl in this all-new ongoing series! Every month, Web of Spider-Man is your place to get the new adventures of Mayday Parker as brought to you by the incomparable team of Tom DeFalco and Ron Frenz! What’s next for the Spectacular Spider-Girl? Fans, new and old alike, will be thrilled by the answers!
Spider-Man’s got everyone’s spider-senses tingling with the thrice monthly Amazing Spider-Man, but now you can get even more Spider-action in Web of Spider-Man #1, arriving in stores this October!
WEB OF SPIDER-MAN #1
Written by J.M. DEMATTEIS, TOM DEFALCO & MORE!
Penciled by VAL SEMEIKS, RON FRENZ & MORE!
Cover by PASCUAL FERRY
Zombie Variant by MIRCO PIERFEDERICI
ON SALE IN OCTOBER!