Are Dan Slott (Silver Surfer) and the risk-takers at Marvel bringing a supporting Spider-Character back from the dead in the comics? Will jaded Spider-Man fans contribute enough interest to the resurrection to warrant a teaser and marketing campaign? Let’s face it, watching heroes die is just more interesting than finding a way to bring them back. While Spider-Man: Dead No More is being marketed based off a cliche, Marvel’s artists attached to the project announced today may prove the upcoming Spider-Man event will be at least worth a passing glance.
It’s a rare treat to see author Jim Cheung (Infinity) contribute his brand of unique and polished pencils to the comics Universe. Thankfully the author is now attached to Spider-Man: Dead No More. Regular The Amazing Spider-Man author Dan Slott is slated to write the comic book that will be released Saturday, May 7 during the Free Comic Book Day event happening worldwide.
A Dead No More prologue will run in The Amazing Spider-Man #19 drawn by artist Javier Garron (Star-Lord). The preview image drawn by Alexander Lozano (Carnage) seen below also introduces an assortment of Spider-Man rogues including Rhino, Lizard, Elektro and Doctor Octopus. Thanks to CBR for the news and image.
The world’s greatest super hero faces his biggest challenge yet this Fall! Amidst a gauntlet of his greatest foes, a mysterious new villain and the return of loved ones lost – Peter Parker plunges headlong into DEAD NO MORE! A blockbuster new storyline kicking off in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #19 – A-List creators Dan Slott and Jim Cheung bring you THE Spidey story of 2016!
From the writer who brought you wallcrawling, webslinging epics such as Spider-Verse, Superior Spider-Man, Spider Island and more comes the next defining moment in the life of the Amazing Spider-Man! The mysterious man in the red suit has an offer for some of Spidey’s greatest rogues – obey him, and your loved ones live. Fail him, and lose them FOREVER! With the Rhino, the Lizard, Electro and even Doctor Octopus at his side, things are looking bleak. But who else from Peter’s past has reappeared?!
The mystery is just getting started but fans won’t have to wait too long! Don’t miss your first taste of AMAZING SPIDER-MAN: DEAD NO MORE as Dan Slott and Javier Garron bring you a prologue on FREE COMIC BOOK DAY – May 7th! And don’t miss the fireworks when the storyline kicks off in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #19 this fall!
The publisher has not yet released any official artwork from the artist. Marvel Comics tried to ignite a flame war when the teasers first hit and fans were speculating that Uncle Ben might return. Later pieces of the image hinted that Gwen Stacy might be making a comeback, but the first few teasers could be a red herring, as Doctor Octopus, the last piece of the teaser (may) be making his triumphant return to the Spider-Man Universe.
Is this Spidey event going to merit new interest in the Spider-Man ongoing series again, or will these new developments leave jaded comics readers in the dust?
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