MARVEL Spoils SPIDER HERO’s Identity But Everyone Is Too Happy To Care


spider heroThe secret identity of The Might Avenger‘s Spider Hero may be a secret no more. C.B. Cebulski, Marvel‘s talent scout, is preparing for a big portfolio review at the upcoming Festo Comic Con in Mexico. To help artists have their work in order with a few samples for Cebulski to take a peek at, they made a downloadable script from Mighty Avengers #1. The script contains a big ol’ spoiler though.

Mighty Avengers has a character who wears a cheap, knock-off Halloween Spider-Man costume. The hero has been a big part of the series, and the secret as to who he really is drives the book in some aspects. You can see the page where the silhouetted hero gets his costume, but the script for artists to make samples from reveals the identity of the hero as Blade (thanks to Bleeding Cool):

Close on LUC, explaining that this one’s on the house- payback for an earlier good turn in the New Orleans days- and also mentioning that someone came by looking for her while she was out. “Who?” Monica asks.

“Me.” At this point, we switch angles to inside that back room- looking out at the main store. There’s a silhouette in the doorway, leaning out- BLADE’S. The reason I want to do it this way is so as not to let the reader’s know who this is until further down the line. So we hide Blade’s identity this way, and tell it in Monica’s reaction- he’s someone she knows or has heard of, and she’s a little surprised to see him here, but she knows what it means if he shows up: vampires. Blade explains that he needs her help.

Blade had a brief appearance in Wolverine & The X-Men, but the vampire killer hasn’t had a significant role in the Marvel universe since the vampire centric X-Men arc in 2010 Curse of the Mutants. Fans will be happy to hear the character is back, though we’ll have to wait a while longer to see what writer Al Ewing‘s plans are. What do you think about Blade coming back into a monthly comic in such a big way?

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Source : Bleeding Cool