What happened at Marvel's Amazing Spider-Man Panel at New York Comic Con today?
Arune Singh, Steven Whacker, Tom Brennan, and Dan Slott hosted the Amazing Spider-Man panel at New York Comic Con today. After starting off discussing the Spider-Island event and teasing a big finish. An image was shown of a Daily Bugle headline proclaiming "New York Destroyed," the panel revealed that the first issue of Avenging Spider-Man will come with a code to download a free digital copy of the book. If this code was used a lot, Arune Singh promised that it could happen with a lot more books in the future.
The first big announcement was for a new ongoing Scarlet Spider series coming in January 2012 from Chris Yost and Ryan Stegman. The old costume was mocked, and a new costume sans hoodie was revealed. The new Scarlet Spider, as yet unidentified, will encompass the extreme aspects of Spider-Man and Venom, whatever that means.
Spider-Man will crossover with Daredevil in January in Amazing Spider-Man #667 and Daredevil #8. The story will feature the return of the Black Cat.
It seems that Daredevil, Punisher, Moon Knight, and Ghost Rider are part of the Spider-Man corner of the Marvel U, as all three books were discussed. Michael Lark will draw an upcoming issue of Punisher. Big changes were promised in issue #9 of Moon Knight. Hawkeye will be appearing soon in Ghost Rider.
Some unremarkable stuff was said about Venom and Carnage U.S.A.
The fan Q&A yielded some interesting topics. One More Day was discussed of course, and Slott told readers to watch out for ASM #662 and 663. Whacker promised that each of the many Spider-Man books will be justified with a reason for existence. The Sinister Six will be returning soon in Amazing Spider-Man. While Norman Osborn will be returning soon in New Avengers, the Hobgoblin will be returning in Amazing Spider-Man, which is sure to either bring immense pain or pleasure to Outhouse staff writer Zechs.
Amazing Spider-Man will soon be receiving the tagline "World's Greatest Superhero," in the style of taglines the Fantastic Four's "World's Greatest Comic Magazine" or Daredevil's "The Man Without Fear."
Written or Contributed by: Jude Terror