Acclaimed author Neil Gaiman is headlining a cast of star creators who are taking part in a possible The Amazing Spider-Man Marvel Comics project. The publisher released a teaser illustration telling fans to “Get ready for something amazing!” Additional details include the full announcement coming Friday, May 13, the list of contributing writers and artists, and an August release window. Joining Gaiman are writer/director/producer Armando Iannucci, former x-men writer Jonathan Hickman, former Spider-Man and current Fantastic Four writer Dan Slott, artist Ho Che Anderson, writer Kurt Busiek, writer Anthony Falcone, former Runaways writer Rainbow Rowell and artists Jim Cheung, Olivier Coipel, Michael Cho and Terry Dodson.
Neil Gaiman is known for his critically acclaimed and award-winning works such as The sand man and american gods, both of which have been adapted into live-action television series. Jonathan Hickman has worked on several of Marvel’s landmark franchises, including the x-men, avengersand The Fantastic Four. Much of Hickman’s time on Avengers served as inspiration for Marvel Studios, with Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness recently introducing forays into the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Hickman is also the co-creator of Thanos’ Black Order.
Dan Slott had a nearly decade-long run on amazing spider manhaving written some of his most popular stories, including Superior Spider-Manwhere Doctor Octopus switched bodies with his longtime adversary, and Spider-Verse, inspiration for Sony Picture’s hit animated film Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. Ho Che Anderson was set to make his Marvel debut with Luke Cage: City of Fire, but the series was eventually canceled before the first issue was published. Kurt Busiek wrote the avengers adventures from the 90s to the 2000s, as well as the launch Love at first sight.
Anthony Falcone is a novelist and comics writer from Northern Guard, Brotherhood of the Iron Dragon, Infamyand Misunderstanding. Rainbow Rowell is an author who wrote Runaways and the current She-Hulk to restart. Finally, Jim Cheung, Olivier Coipel, Michael Cho, and Terry Dodson have all worked with Marvel over the years, with Coipel exemplifying the spider worms Event.
This year marks Spider-Man’s 60th birthday, so it’s possible tomorrow’s announcement ties into that. Marvel previously teased another Spider-Man related story titled “Dark Web” which was revealed in the Spider-Man/Venom Free Comic Book Day issue as a team between Ben Reilly/Chasm and X-Men villain Madelyne Pryor/Goblin Queen.