Written by Jude Terror
on Wednesday, February 19 2014 and posted in News with Benefits
Setting a new record for quickest Marvel reboot, April's Amazing Spider-Man will get a .1 issue in May.
Coming out of the Marvel May solicits, The Outhouse has learned that Dan Slott and Humberto Ramos's Amazing Spider-Man series, which hasn't even hit stores yet, will receive a .1 issue in May, effectively rebooting the brand new series. Ramon Perez will replace Ramos on art. The issue, numbered Amazing Spider-Man #1.1, will be a Year One issue, focusing on the first 60 days of Spider-Man. The move marks the fastest Marvel has ever rebooted a title, beating out the previous record of every single other Marvel ongoing which gets rebooted roughly once a year.
"We really don't see the value in selling books that aren't number one issues," explained Marvel Editor in Chief Axel Alonso. "The sales start dropping after that. It's all downhill, you know?"
Alonso called a second solicitation for an issue #2 in May an oversight, and promised that the book would be back with issue 1.1.1 in May, causing Dan Slott to pound his fists on his keyboard in disgust at Alonso's wanton spoiling.
Here's the solicit:
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #1.1
DAN SLOTT (W) • RAMoN PERéZ (A)
COVER by Alex Ross
Sketch variant by Alex Ross
Variant by John Romita Jr.
YEAR ONE: LEARNING TO CRAWL!
• He sought revenge... and found responsibility. From that night on, a new life began.
• Join Peter Parker as he takes his first steps towards finding his way in the world as Spider-Man.
• The chapter you never knew about the story you know by heart.
• Dan Slott (SPIDER-MAN/HUMAN TORCH) and Ramón Perez (the Eisner winning TALE OF SAND & WOLVERINE AND THE X-MEN) bring you a new & reverent spin on the first 60 days of Spider-Man.
32 PGS./Rated T …$3.99
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