A private message "accidentally" posted as a tweet by Superior Spider-Man writer Dan Slott may have spoiled the identity of Superior Spider-Man!
Source: Black Jumbo
Did Dan Slott accidentally spoil the identity of the new Superior Spider-Man? That's the rumor making its way through the blogosphere right now. The story is that Dan Slott accidentally publicly tweeted Ryan Stegman a message revealing a very familiar name to Spider-Man fans that matched one of the more popular theories concerning the identity of the new Spider-Man. The tweet was meant to be private and was quickly deleted, but not before several bloggers and Internet fans got their hands on them.
One of those fans was the Outhouse's own Black Jumbo, who posted the alleged tweet on the forum. Wanna know who it is?
Really, do you want to know?
Fine, you twisted our arm. The tweet references a "Miguel", which obviously references Detroit Tigers third baseman Miguel Cabrera! Cabrera, currently playing against the San Francisco Giants in the World Series, is certainly a high profile sports star who recently won the Triple Crown and is the first Detroit Tiger in history to hit 30 home runs in five consecutive seasons, facts which we learned because we are knowledgeable baseball fans and not because we looked it up on Wikipedia. However, while the move is likely to gain Marvel a lot of mainstream attention, some fans may be wondering how a major league baseball player would find himself in the Spider-Man costume. Until we know the details, we'll just have to trust in Slott's writing capabilities, in which we are very confident after classic stories such as... oh, well there was... umm.. what about... no... hmmm... well, there's The Thing. We all liked The Thing, right?
Of course, Slott could be fucking around with fans, much as he often does with their mothers. Slott's on Twitter constantly and should be able to use the site's three functions without screwing it up. In addition, Brian Bendis is using the exact same stunt in All New X-Men, which will feature a young Michael Jordan traveling forward in time to confront his older self for making consistently awful draft choices as owner of the Charlotte Bobcats. In any case, it should be noted that this could all be a red herring, like communism. We'll just have to wait until the week before the book hits stands for Bleeding Cool to spoil it for certain.