The very popular Dan Slott, writer of Superior Spider-Man, has been answering fan questions today on io9, all thanks to Ford Fiesta. Since Slott has brought Spidey fans on an emotional roller coaster ride over these past few months, everyone has had a lot of questions for the big guy. If you haven’t caught up with him at a con or social event, here’s your chance to get some questions that have been eating you alive answered!
When the RAD! All-New Marvel Now teaser appeared, many people could guess that it was Silver Surfer. Finally official at NYCC, The Silver Surfer is back as an ongoing series in the hands of writer Dan Slott, and artist Mike Allred. The series was described as the Silver Surfer finds a girl who connects to him in the best way possible, now he’s taking her on an galaxy spanning adventure like nothing she’s ever seen before. The Silver Surfer is going to learn that his adventures across the universe are a lot more fun, now that he’s taken someone along who’s never seen the same sights he has. With this the Silver Surfer has become a series again, though the premise could definitely go either way.
At Fan Expo this past weekend in Toronto, Superior Spider-Man scribe Dan Slott, Superior Spider-Man artist Ryan Stegman, Assistant Editor Ellie Pyle, and artist Mark Brooks gathered to discuss the present goings-on in the Spider-verse. They dropped some interesting tidbits.
(This may contain possible mild spoilers for future arcs of Superior Spider-Man. This is your head’s up.)
Superior Spider-Man is one of those titles that you can’t help but pick up, it’s that much fun! At first I was extremely skeptical about Doc Oc getting to take a joyride in Spidey’s body. Now, however, I love that Slott made it happen. We’re already 14 issues – in which doesn’t seem real – and by now Otto has really started to come into his own as the Web-slinger.
A few months ago, Spider-Man writer Dan Slott posted a tweet that he quickly deleted. At the time, many assumed that his tweet was supposed to be a direct message to his artist Ryan Stegman. The tweet mentioned a “Miguel” and many fans assumed that this Miguel was Miguel O’Hara, the friendly neighborhood Spider-Man of 2099. Which led fans assume that The Superior Spider-Man would be Miguel.
I swear I shouldn’t be surprised, but this is pretty pathetic even for the internet. “Fans” have been sending death threats to Dan Slott over his Amazing Spider-Man run from all over the social media landscape. While initially he was taking them with a grain of salt, even having fun with some, now he’s taking these seriously and will report any of them sent his way. Not just reporting them to twitter or facebook, but to the proper authorities. Can you blame him?
Good news true believers! If you’ve liked Dan Slott’s work on Amazing Spider-Man, then you get to keep on enjoying it when the book is re-launched as Superior Spider-Man in the Marvel Now! Despite some of the changes that other books will/has been going through with the Marvel Now! Initiative, hopefully, keeping Slott on the book will continue the events after issue #700 of the series.
In December, a select group of Marvel titles are being canceled, one in particular was immensely notable alongside Wolverine. Amazing Spider-Man is being ended with #700. Dan Slott has mentioned that after the events of #700, that he’s going to have to hide for awhile. The story that leads up to this climactic final issue starts in #698, which will give us the full spectrum of just what makes up the final stage of Amazing Spider-Man.
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A couple of Marvel panels at Comic-Con provided interesting news tidbits regarding Avengers vs. X-Men tie-ins, Ultimate Iron Man, and their upcoming Marvel NOW! event in October (which is not a reboot, remember.)
During the Marvel Ultimate Comics panel, it was announced that Nathan Edmondson will tackle a third Ultimate Iron Man mini-series this October. Edmondson, co-creator of Who is Jake Ellis? and writer of Dancer, said that the new series is “a unique opportunity to do a character piece wrapped in some really fun action, a little bit of espionage.”