Marvel has been teasing something epic with a series of Spider-Man teasers. They have been counting down the numbers surrounded by webs that one would associate with the iconic web-slinger. Now, we finally know what that is as Marvel Comics Editor in Chief C.B Cebulski finally declared that director J.J Abrams (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) is writing a new Spider-Man mini-series for Marvel with his son Henry. We have to say, our Spider sense didn’t see this coming at all.
Spider-Man Comic Series With J.J.Abrams And His Son Henry Abrams
The limited Spider-Man mini comic series will debut in September and will feature artist Sara Pichelli. This crew will introduce a brand new villain named Cadaverous. According to a feature from the New York Times, Cadaverous will cause problems not only for Spidey and his alter ego Peter Parker but also for Mary Jane Watson.
How This Spider-Man Mini-Series Came To Be?
The project was actually pitched by Marvel Editor Nick Lowe a decade ago. Henry Abrams said:
“Nick Lowe, the editor of this comic reached out about 10 years ago. More recently we began to develop an idea: a new and different and exciting take on Spider-Man.”
J.J Abrams said on the topic that:
“Nick had been pressing me to do a book with him. A year or so ago, I started talking about it with Henry and it sort of happened organically. And that has been the joy of this. Even though I’ve been talking to Nick for a long time, weirdly, this feels like it just sort of evolved from the conversations of Henry and me, having ideas that got us excited and Nick being open to collaboration.”
You can check out the new cover for issue#1 from Olivier Coipel below:
Some fans were bummed that the countdown which started with the number 4 didn’t ultimately result in the scrapped Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man 4.