In May Marvel teased a new event, Spidergeddon, with the words "Spidergeddon is Nigh". Earlier this month, the first title related to the event were revealed in the form of Edge of Spider-Geddon issues. We noted the similarities to 2014's Spider-Verse event, and now we know why: it's a sequel to that event.
Now with hyphen like the "Edge of" issues, Spider-Geddon gets the tagline "Revenge of the Spider-Verse". We also find out the creative team for the comic, Christos Gage writing and Jorge Molina on art. Long-time Spider-Man writer Dan Slott will also be helping out in some way. The event proper will be launching October 2018. We also find out that the blacked out character in the previous tease is the Spider-Man from the upcoming PlayStation 4 game.
Here's the full press release:
Spinning out of the pages of Spider-Man #800, Dan Slott's epic conclusion to his ten year run delivers you straight into SPIDER-GEDDON #1, where Slott teams with writer Christos Gage and artist Jorge Molina to bring Marvel's Spider-Heroes together in one of the most epic stories ever!
Featuring new villains and old villains, shocking deaths and shocking returns, and all the Spider-Characters you can fit into one larger-than-life tale, this is a Marvel Spider-Event not to be missed!
"Spider-Verse took the multitudes of Spider-Characters and put them all on the same stage and we've been playing with it ever since," teased editor Nick Lowe. "SPIDER-GEDDON straps dynamite to that stage and blows it to smithereens. The most dangerous spider-villain ever, Morlun, and his family of INHERITORS were trapped in the perfect prison at the end of SPIDER-VERSE. But like in any super hero story, there's always a way out and you won't believe how these Spider-Eaters get out. But they're out and they want revenge."
"Having had the great pleasure of collaborating with Dan Slott and an all-star array of artists on Spider-Verse, I'm thrilled to be part of SPIDER-GEDDON!" shared writer Christos Gage. "In addition to old favorites, SPIDER-GEDDON will see some new parallel-world Spideys show up...notably the Peter Parker from the world of Marvel's Spider-Man, the Playstation 4 video game I've been working on for the past several years with the great folks at Insomniac Games! Of course, I'd be remiss not to mention how excited I am about once again writing REDACTED, the REDACTED! Is he the hero SPIDER-GEDDON needs...or the biggest threat to our world? Comics should be fun, thrilling, and a little scary. With SPIDER-GEDDON, we're looking to deliver on all counts."
Over the next few weeks, keep an eye out for more announcements regarding tie-in titles and other surprises, as Marvel prepares to reveal more about SPIDER-GEDDON!
The end of the Spider-Verse is nigh...and the revenge of the Spider-Verse is here in SPIDER-GEDDON!
Spider-Geddon promo by Jorge Molina