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.”