The Home of Concepts’ newest is one thing that certainly may diplomatically be described as an “concept:” Marvel has confirmed after a quick interval of teasing that Spider-Man hasn’t gotten sufficient consideration for all the wrong reasons recently.
After releasing a shadowed teaser picture earlier this week ominously heralding the return of “The Most Infamous Spider-Man Story Ever Informed,” right this moment Marvel comics explicitly confirmed in a preview included with this week’s Superb Spider-Man #31 (by way of Popverse) the arrival of a sequel to The Night Gwen Stacy Died.
Wait, sorry, that’s not proper. Probably the most infamous Spider-Man story ever instructed? A sequel to One More Day? That’s not proper both. Sins Previous? Nope. Clone Saga? They already did that, multiple times. Superior Spider-Man? They’ve already announced that one.
No, essentially the most infamous Spider-Man story ever instructed, this time not less than, is Spider-Man: Reign, a 2006 miniseries written and illustrated by Kaare Andrews. Set 30 years into the way forward for Marvel Comics’ ever-fluid timeline, Reign is for essentially the most half a reasonably forgettable story about an previous, traumatized Peter Parker donning the masks as soon as extra to change into Spider-Man and navigate this grim, dystopian near-future. Why folks truly bear in mind Reign is within the opening moments of its third difficulty, the place a grief-stricken Peter cradles the decaying physique of Mary Jane Watson, his deceased spouse, and divulges that the most cancers she died of was partly introduced on by contact along with his radioactive bodily fluids, together with, sure, particularly, those he used within the act of “loving” her.
It’s as ridiculous as it’s a particularly gross word within the lengthy and peculiar historical past of Marvel editorial’s up-and-down relationship with the idea of a married Peter Parker. And now, it’s again! Marvel was even good sufficient to incorporate Mary Jane within the announcement teaser, though fortunately extra as a ghost-like determine as a substitute of a literal corpse wrapped round Spider-Man’s neck.
Pretty! No additional particulars have been confirmed about Reign 2, aside from that it’s set to reach a while in 2024. It comes at a time when the primary Spider-Man ongoing has been beneath hearth lately for a storyline that noticed Kamala Khan, aka Ms. Marvel, killed in motion after showing within the sequence as a minor supporting character. She obtained higher, as a result of comics, however folks had been nonetheless rightfully aggravated that one in all Marvel’s greatest success tales of the twenty first century acquired a largely pointless “shock” demise (the small print leaked well in advance, placing Marvel on the again foot) within the pages of a largely unrelated character’s sequence. Now the controversy is able to transfer on to one thing else, it could appear.
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