Now we finally know. After a couple of weeks (or months, if you look at the rumors that started last year) Dan “I’ll only leave if they fire me!” Slott has confirmed with Vulture.com that he is in fact leaving Amazing Spider-Man with issue #801 and departing for Iron Man.
VULTURE: I never thought I’d see you walking away from Spider-Man. Was this a hard decision to make?
SLOTT: This was a decision that was made way long ago. I gotta feel like a jerk, because whenever someone would interview me, or whenever it would come up on panels, I would look out at people and say with a stern look that I was never leaving. Very much in the same way I was saying, “Peter Parker is never coming back. I killed him” [during The Superior Spider-Man]. I lied. I lied horribly. [Laughs.] But that’s what us storytellers do, we spin lies.
No official word yet on who is replacing Slott on Amazing Spider-Man. When the “Slott is leaving” rumors began last year, it was also whispered that Nick Spencer would be replacing him. We’ll see.
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