Fasten your seatbelt and prepare for the revenge of the Spider-Verse.
Early in July, Marvel released a teaser image for Spider-Geddon. It was basically the same image only PS-4 Spider-Man has been added and Jessica Drew Spider-Woman has replaced the Ultimate Universe clone-from-Peter-Parker-version. It is also known that Christos Gage will be writing with Jorge Molina on art.
It’s another Spider-event where anything goes. We’ll be seeing the return of different versions of spider-characters and villains along with some new ones.
Here’s what editor Nick Lowe had to say:
“Spider-Verse took the multitudes of Spider-Characters and put them all on the same stage and we’ve been playing with it ever since. Spider-Geddon straps dynamite to that stage and blows it to smithereens. The most dangerous spider-villain ever, Morlun, and his family of INHERITORS were trapped in the perfect prison at the end of Spider-Verse. But like in any super hero story, there’s always a way out and you won’t believe how these Spider-Eaters get out. But they’re out and they want revenge.”
Sounds like trouble for anyone wearing a spider-symbol or associated to them. In the past, we have seen the tragic end of several characters.
Here’s what Christos Gage said about the story”
“Having had the great pleasure of collaborating with Dan Slott and an all-star array of artists on Spider-Verse, I’m thrilled to be part of Spider-Geddon! In addition to old favorites, Spider-Geddon will see some new parallel-world Spideys show up…notably the Peter Parker from the world of Marvel’s Spider-Man, the Playstation 4 video game I’ve been working on for the past several years with the great folks at Insomniac Games! Of course, I’d be remiss not to mention how excited I am about once again writing REDACTED, the REDACTED! Is he the hero Spider-Geddon needs…or the biggest threat to our world? Comics should be fun, thrilling, and a little scary. With Spider-Geddon, we’re looking to deliver on all counts.”
Hmm…what character’s name has been redacted? My first thought was Doc Ock as the Superior Spider-Man. Whoever the character is, it’s someone Gage has written before.
Marvel will be releasing more information on the series including tie-ins over the next few weeks. We can likely expect to find out all about it at San Diego Comic-Con.
While it may seem like just another Spider-event in a world with too many Spider-Man-related characters, we have to keep in mind we have seen some cool characters such as Miles Morales, Spider-Man Noir, Spider-Gwen, Silk, and more as a result of expanding Spider-Man’s corner of the Marvel Universe. Is it too much? We’ll have to wait and see. If you feel it is too much, you can probably expect to see some more consumed by the Inheritors. I’m up for seeing more new cool characters come out of this.