Amazing Spider-Man: Renew Your Vows ongoing series is a miracle. Just ask Dan Slott. The title, launched with the man who killed Gwen Stacy, brought about the Clone Saga (OG), was the first man who wrote Spidey twice a month, and is a guy who made Carnage interesting in Gerry Conway and Ryan Stegman, who brought you fantastic pencils in Scarlet Spider and Superior Spider-Man, launched this title last year. While Conway left the title earlier this year, he handed the reigns off to Stegman in the writer’s chair, who has performed well in the title thus far. It’s has been a title that we have given high marks to in Spider-Satellites on the Podcast, and the reviews have been stellar on the front page.
But with Issue 13, there will be a new creative team on the title. More after the jump
IGN is the guys who got this scoop. Here’s what they had to say:
IGN: How does The Amazing Spider-Man: Renew Your Vows embrace the idea of Marvel Legacy?
Nick Roche: It’s all about Power And Responsibility: The Next Generation, with all the benefits and drawbacks that come with those burdens. I’d like to think it’ll be a book that helps parents figure out their kids, and vice versa.
IGN: Time jump! Can you explain the thought behind fast-forwarding 8 years to when Annie is a teenager?
Roche: I’m the owner/operator of two under-fives, so this book is serving as a warning from the future. The questions thrown up by the book are fascinating. Would Peter Parker have had the same humility and strength of character if he’d been born with powers like Annie has? At least when my two are in their teens, they won’t have potentially destructive super powers to amplify the mood swings. (Right…?)
IGN: Who can we expect to see as the villain in this new arc?
Roche: “Villain” singular? I’ve drawn at least six already…
And this is a Spidey-book; the Parkers aren’t know for the golden good fortune. An unexpected bill is more likely to thwart them than any Osborn. Even with a time jump, Pete and Fam aren’t lucky enough for THAT much to change.
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN: RENEW YOUR VOWS #13
JODY HOUSER (W) • NICK ROCHE (A)
Cover by RYAN STEGMAN
EIGHT YEARS LATER Part 1
Jump eight years into the future with the web-slinging and wall-crawling Spider-Man family! Peter Parker and Mary Jane’s super-powered daughter, Annie, is now in high school. But when this teen isn’t in class, she’s swinging through the streets with her parents. After all, keeping New York safe from super villains is a family affair! But what new threat has emerged to menace the wall-crawlers?
So, while I hope it retains the charm of the first year, I also hope that Stegman at least stays on for Covers, given that’s what he did through the entire run on Scarlet Spider. Because, well, he’s my favorite new generation of Spidey artists.