Every Version Of SPIDER-MAN Ever Will Team Up For Slott’s SPIDER-VERSE Event
Last Friday Marvel released a rather intriguing teaser for a Spider-Man event that featured the web-slinger flanked by webbed outlines of many other characters. The only thing released with the image was the ominous statement “Ever Single One.” Well now we know exactly what that is teasing. Marvel unveiled the news about Dan Slott’s Spider-Verse earlier today in a special Next Big Thing conference call. The new event will feature every single version of Spider-Man across the multiverse fighting each other and eventually teaming up to take down the villainous Morlun, a character created by J. Michael Straczynski and John Romita Jr. for their 2001 Amazing Spider-Man. The call offered up a few details about the mega-event and a few pages of art were unveiled as well.
Spider-Verse will kick off in November of this year and will feature “every Spider-Man ever” like Spider-Man 2099, Peter Porker the Spectacular Spider-Ham, Scarlet Spider, the Mangaverse Spider-Man, ‘Bullet Points’ Spider-Man, 1602 Spider-Man, MC2’s Spider-Girl, some What If? versions of the character, and even Miles Morales to name just a very few. Joining Slott for the story will be artist Oliver Coipel. Slott says that the story will bring “every Spider-Man from every universe together for the first time.” It will kick off in the pages of Amazing Spider-Man #9 and spill over into some other as of yet unnamed books. The beginning of the adventure will be previewed in Marvel’s Free Comic Book Day offering this May as a special 5-page back-up story. It will run for six issues with several tie-ins, new books, and miniseries running alongside the main story. Slott says that he originally conceived the story while working on the video game Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions. He thought it would be much more fun to take the four alternate universe Spider-Men you had in the game, and making it bigger by adding many, many more.
Slott went on to tease the story, saying “This is every Spider-Man ever teaming up, or fighting each other. Some won’t get along. It’s a Spider-Man story on a scale we have never seen before. Epic in its scope. The thing is, every Spider-Man ever wasn’t enough. We’re bringing in even more. New ones that you’ve never seen before.” The big bad of the story, Morlun is someone Slott thinks is due for a reappearance after a few years away. The writer thinks the villain who can absorb someone’s life-force through physical contact is someone who guarantees a “slobberknocker of epic proportions.” Morlun is only part of an even bigger thing, with editor Nick Lowe says is only the initial antagonist of the story. November is a long way of, so we’ll be hearing more about this story in the coming months. What do you think about the idea though?
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