Marvels Next Big Thing?
According to Marvel.com’s LiveBlog “Marvel’s Next Big Thing” event, Avenging Spider-Man will be a new ongoing series coming this November from Zeb Wells & Joe Madureira.
Joe Madureira (often called Joe Mad), is a comic book writer/artist and game developer, best known for his work on Marvel Comics’ Uncanny X-Men and his creator-owned comic book Battle Chasers.
Zeb Wells is an American comic book writer known for his work at Marvel Comics, Wells has written numerous titles like Heroes For Hire and Civil War: Young Avengers/Runaways and various Spider-Man titles and in 2006 signed an exclusive contract with Marvel. He then wrote Venom: Dark Origin telling the origin of Eddie Brock and the Symbiote, as well as the Dark Reign: Elektra tie-in series.
Here is what Zeb Wells had to say about the project during the LiveBlog:
“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.” -Zeb Wells
Joe Madureira is just as excited to work on Avenging Spiderman, here is his comments on the new Marvel comic:
“I loved Spider-Man because he was funny. Over the years, depending on the writer, sometimes he’s funny, sometimes he’s not. Zeb is very very funny. I hope I can pull it off, but we’re going to have some good comedy in there with serious big action.” -Joe Madureira
Marvel has announced that 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. It is supposed to be a monthly comic with the first arc is three issues long. Future arcs will vary in length. Some might be five issues, some might be two.
Launching in November we are going to have to see if this will last as a series or if Marvel is just trying to keep up with DC and announce something that will keep them in the spotlight.
Here are the preview shots that were given out during the LiveBlog. Click on the image to zoom in.
Comment on what you think about this new series.