(CBR) New York Comic Con is now over, but before things drew to a close, Marvel Comics put a Sunday spotlight on hometown hero Spider-Man at the “Superior Spider-Man & Friends” panel.
Of course, the Spider-Man world is in a very different place than it was a year ago, and “Superior Spider-Man” writer Dan Slott was in attendance at the panel to discuss what’s on the horizon for that series, along with “Superior Foes of Spider-Man” writer Nick Spencer, “Captain Marvel” writer Kelly Sue DeConnick, “Superior Spider-Man” artist Humberto Ramos and Marvel editors Steve Wacker, Sana Amanat, Ellie Pyle, Tom Brennan and Jake Thomas.
Starting with the upcoming story in “Superior Spider-Man” #23-24, Slott said, “If this is a book that torments you and you love to hate it, this will torment you any more.” Coming up in the book, Slott said, will be “the birth of a new goblin.”
Pyle discussed November’s “Superior Spider-Man Annual” #1 by Christos Gage and Javier Rodriguez, where Aunt May will see “a little bit of the darker side of the Superior Spider-Man.” “The things that happen in this annual count,” Slott added.
Brennan talked December’s “Amazing Spider-Man” #700.1-#700.5, which delivers five new Peter Parker stories and includes contributions from Brian Reed, David Morrell, Klaus Janson, Joe Casey, Jen Van Meter, Kevin Grievioux, Lee Weeks and more.
Amanat on the “Superior Six” story in “Superior Spider-Man Team-Up”: “This is what happens when Superior Spidey tries to have his own team, and they end up facing off with the Masters of Evil.” Pyle added that “Superior Spider-Man Team-Up” #9 will “pick up on some of the seeds [Slott] is planting.”
Next series up is “Superior Foes of Spider-Man.” “You do not think when you pitch Marvel a book starring Boomerang that you’re going to get a green light,” Spencer said. Coming up, some “awesome secrets” from the past of the new Beetle will be explored. Wacker said fans of “Hawkeye” should check out “Superior Foes,” for a similar “off day” vibe.
Wacker briefly mentioned three more books under his purview: “Hawkeye,” “Daredevil” and “Nova,” the latter with new writer Gerry Duggan coming on board.