Over the past few days, Marvel social media has teased a huge spidey-related reveal. When it began with a ‘4’ made out of web, fans speculated the announcement that Sam Raimi would finally get the green light to finish out his original Spider-Man trilogy, either in comics or on the silver screen. The next day, those fans were let down when it turned out that it was nothing more than a countdown – beginning where all countdowns do, at 4.
— Marvel Entertainment (@Marvel) June 16, 2019
Marvel editor-in-chief, C.B. Cebulski later tweeted that, even though fans were wrong about their Raimi predictions, the comic industry’s collective jaw would drop when the countdown was over. Jaws dropped. But not in the way Cebulski thought.
On Friday, Marvel announced that J.J. Abrams, along with his son would be penning a new Spider-Man #1 comic, releasing later this September. Apparently, this story has been long in the making. Marvel editorial , according to an interview with the New York Times, got in touch with the father and son 10 years ago, when Henry Abrams was 10 years old. J.J. Abrams has said “the story shows Peter Parker in a way you haven’t seen him before.”
For their story, the Abrams are bringing a new character to the Marvel universe: “Together, the father-son duo will introduce fans to a mysterious new villain named Cadaverous – whose identity remains to be seen…but what do they have planned for Peter Parker and Mary Jane Watson?!”
Not many writers can say their first comic was illustrated by Sara Pichelli, Miles Morales co-creator and celebrated artist – but now the Abrams can! Henry has said “Spider-Man is one of those super heroes where the more you read about him, for me at least, the less I understand him. He’s so anti-everything that you’d expect from a hero. I think Stan Lee said something about putting the human in superhuman. That is what we’re trying to do.”
Along with all-star Sara Pichelli, Dave Stewart contributes colors and Olivier Coipel will provide covers for the series. For more info about this unexpected announcement, check out the video below. Spider-Man #1 releases September 2019.
🕸️ The secret's out! This September, @jjabrams and Henry Abrams team up with artist @sara_pichelli for a #SpiderMan miniseries featuring a deadly new villain: https://t.co/kFXztvCosC #MarvelComics pic.twitter.com/m5Drg3rrq9
— Marvel Entertainment (@Marvel) June 20, 2019