Revealed at C2E2 by writer Jason Latour, our favorite alternate universe Gwen Stacy’s series will be ending in June for the time being and heading over to the Secret Wars: Spider-Verse series.
Asked if there were plans for Spider-Gwen after her current series ends, Latour said, “There will be things that happen.” Immediately, the character will appear in the “Secret Wars” tie-in series “Spider-Verse.”
In “Spider-Gwen,” Gwen Stacy will interact with Peter Parker in a very emotional scene, but Latour said the creative team also has plans for “Felicia Hardy the Black Cat and ninjas and all sorts of crazy stuff.”
Editor Nick Lowe then talked about the connection between Secret Wars and Spider-Verse, which picks up from the end of the event and stars Spider-Gwen.
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“Spider-Gwen is in it, Spider-Man Noir, Spider-Ham, everyone is in it,” said Lowe. “That book takes ‘Spider-Verse’ to the next level.”
Next level huh? It was also revealed during the Secret Wars panel that there is a Spider School that might include a certain Spider-Man universe characters in the Shang-Chi: Master of Kung Fu mini series starting in July. Spider-Woman writer Denis Hopeless is saying that he wanted to go back to street level.
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“It’s very ’80s Daredevil, her running around and punching people in the face. Now the world’s going to end and we’re taking that away from her.” Hopeless praised Rodriguez’s art, saying that people should at least buy it just for the art.
Dan Slott did not reveal anything about Renew Your Vows or anything Spider-Man related. Slott talked about his art team on Silver Surfer being nominated for the Eiser Awards.
On Sunday during the Marvel Unlimited Panel my buddy, Jeff in the field said that Latour is planning on Spider-Gwen continuing after Secret Wars is finished.
“In the fourth issue, we take a much needed breath of fresh air and meet her neighbors and the people she grew up around, who just happen to be Aunt May and Uncle Ben,” said Latour. “It was very emotionally driven. I had a lot of fun writing it. I’ve written a lot of characters that channel my father, but this is one of the few that channels my mom.”
More was explained on how the Spider-Verse series will work:
“Dan Slott set us up for this series in the end of ‘Spider-Verse,'” “You have Arana and Spider-UK at the end, wondering what they’re going to do. That’s what were’ doing in this series. It stars Spider-Gwen, Spider-Man Noir, Arana, Spider-UK, Spider-Man India and Spider-Ham. The first issue is over-sized with a Spider-Ham backup.”
Jeff in the field said that Spider-Man Noir is featured largely in issue #3.
Spider-Man writer, Dan Slott finally revealed more about Amazing Spider-Man #18 and Renew your Vows also from CBR
“Amazing Spider-Man” #18 is the last issue before the “Secret Wars” event comes. The issue will feature Black Cat’s continuation down an evil road, and pages from the issue depicted Ghost fighting Spider-Man. Two full page shots of Ghost and Black Cat by Humberto Ramos were revealed, with the characters standing in the midst of flames. Slott noted that Peter Parker’s supporting cast will be returning for this story, after taking a bit of a backseat during “Spider-Verse.”
“It’s a world where Spider-Man and Mary Jane have always remained married,” said Slott. The writer told those in attendance a big secret about the daughter depicted on the cover, saying that she’s not what everyone expects. Interior pages from the issue appeared next depicting Mary Jane and Peter going through an average day, mixing web fluid on the kitchen table, before segueing into a more serious talk about how they can keep his secret identity hidden from his little daughter.
“The World of 2099 is one of the first world’s we set up during Secret Wars. Peter David is just incredible with setting everything up.” When asked about where that leaves Miguel O’Hara and the rest of the Spider-Man 2099 characters, Lowe responded: “It will be around as long as people want it.” “You never know.”
Our buddy Jeff in the field reported that Spider-Woman will feature in A-Force by G. Willow Wilson but nothing was explained how it might be connected with the main Spider-Woman series since Jessica in that realm is in her classic costume.
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Renew Your Vows features a villain named Regent. Spider-Man will put on his black costume at Mary Jane’s instruction in the series. The Battleworld domain which Renew Your Vows is set in has been named “The Regency,” so the Regent seems to be tied into that.
Howard the Human is a series by Skottie Young and Jim Mahfood. The detective will be in New Quack City, an animal-filled version of the MU that will feature cameos from Black Cat and Kingpin.
Special thanks to my buddy Jeff who was at the last two panels today to give us a little something extra.