Although it has had quite a few issues over the last sixty years, Marvel has somehow managed to fudge the math to justify publishing in August. And that is so impressive, with a massive four-digit figure that even Neil Gaiman will contribute to the monumental anniversary issue commemorating Spider-Man. Who needs math when you''ve got Neil Gaiman, after all?
From the press release on Marvel.com:
This year marks one of comic books'' greatest icons: Spider-Man! Along with an amazing SPIDER-MAN remake, a stunning variant cover program, and more, Marvel Comics will also commemorate this milestone anniversary with a special issue honoring the comic that started it all, AMAZING FANTASY.
AMAZING FANTASY #1000 will be a giant-sized one-shot from some of the industry''s most well-known designers. In short stories, it will explore the past and future of Amazing Spider-man storytelling, which has profound implications on the Spider-Man mythos, and show why Spidey is one of the most famous heroes in history.
Here are a few things fans can anticipate from this iconic issue:
- Visionary writer Neil Gaiman''''s grand return to the Marvel Universe
- Emmy Award winning creator behind Veep and Avenue 5 Armando Iannucci''''s Marvel Comics debut
- Spider-Man mastermind Dan Slott and superstar artist Jim Cheung team up to explore the enduring love between Peter Parker and Mary Jane Watson in a story set in the far future
- Acclaimed artist Michael Cho and novelist Anthony Falcone introduce a new Spider-Man villain
- Ho Che Anderson crafts a horror-fueled Spidey adventure that cuts to Peter Parker''''s core
- Plus stories by Rainbow Rowell, Jonathan Hickman, and many more!
Wait a minute the enduring love of Peter Parker and Mary Jane in the far future? Is Marvel assuming these two kids managed to make things work after all? Yes, maybe kids is not the best descriptor. In the far future, Spider-Man and Mary Jane will be at least 27, 28 years old.
JIM CHEUNG, OLIVIER COIPEL, MICHAEL CHO, TERRY DODSON, AND MORE! FANTASY #1000 Written by NEIL GAIMAN, ARMANDO IANNUCCI, DAN SLOTT, HO CHE ANDERSON, KURT BUSIEK, ANTHONY FALCONE, RAINBOW ROWELL AND MORE! Cover by JOHN ROMITA JR.
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