Since launching his Substack newsletter, prolific comic creator Brian Michael Bendis has been teasing Fortune & Glory: The Musical, “a new weekly original comic bringing together Peabody award winner Brian Michael Bendis and cartoonist Bill Walko, with colors by Wes Dzioba and lettering by Josh Reed to tackle the stranger-than-fiction events behind the curtain of the pre-production of Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark.” Good things come to those who wait, as today the Fortune & Glory Substack comic has finally arrived.

The official description:

In the midst of the unprecedented success of Brian Michael Bendis’s character-defining run on Ultimate Spider-Man, and the box office record-breaking Spider-Man films, the writer received a phone call that no one could have predicted. Spidey was going to Broadway, and Bendis was being tapped to collaborate with rock royalty to help the webslinger “find his voice” on stage. Could he overcome his own ignorance about musicals, or would he exit stage left before production began? 

Brian Michael Bendis coyly teased:

“Years ago I did an autobiographical graphic novel called Fortune and Glory. It was about my earliest adventures in Hollywood as an independent comics creator. I neeeeever thought I would have crazier stories to tell. Then I got a call to write the now infamous Spider-Man Broadway musical. It didn’t go great. This is that story.”

According to the press release:

Fortune & Glory: The Musical will be available exclusively to subscribers of Bendis’s Jinxworld newsletter, which in addition offers subscribers a multi-media Creation, which builds upon the lessons taught in his best-selling textbook, Words and Pictures, and The Masterclass, a twice-monthly Zoom class taught by Bendis himself, alongside occasional guest lecturers and more! 

Additionally, it was previously announced that the original Fortune & Glory will return in an all-new edition from Dark Horse Comics on April 5. This new trade paperback edition will include “the complete story from the original three-issue miniseries and features an introduction from comics and animation legend Paul Dini as well as a wealth of promotional art and interviews straight from Bendis’ archives. Written and illustrated by Bendis and colored by Matthew Wilson.”

Read Fortune & Glory: The Musical, by subscribing to the Jinxworld newsletter on Substack.
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