So who was the mystery Spider-Character on that Spider-Geddon teaser poster? Click to find out that, a few more details about the next Spidey event.
If you guessed Spider-Verse villain Morlun was going to be the baddie behind Spider-Geddon, you were on the money. Also, if you guessed that the new Spider-Man video game version of Spidey was the mystery man on the poster from a few weeks back, well you were likewise on the money. And most likely disappointed, but I digress…
As to the specifics of the upcoming Spidey-centric Marvel event series, there are actually some to report on. Morlun is out, and so’s his family from the sound of things. And that means that the Spider-slaughter will be picking up anew across the ‘verse.
Here’s what the creative team had to say about things:
“Spider-Verse took the multitudes of Spider-Characters and put them all on the same stage and we’ve been playing with it ever since,” teased editor Nick Lowe. “SPIDER-GEDDON straps dynamite to that stage and blows it to smithereens. The most dangerous spider-villain ever, Morlun, and his family of INHERITORS were trapped in the perfect prison at the end of SPIDER-VERSE. But like in any super hero story, there’s always a way out and you won’t believe how these Spider-Eaters get out. But they’re out and they want revenge.”
“Having had the great pleasure of collaborating with Dan Slott and an all-star array of artists on Spider-Verse, I’m thrilled to be part of SPIDER-GEDDON!” shared writer Christos Gage. “In addition to old favorites, SPIDER-GEDDON will see some new parallel-world Spideys show up…notably the Peter Parker from the world of Marvel’s Spider-Man, the Playstation 4 video game I’ve been working on for the past several years with the great folks at Insomniac Games! Of course, I’d be remiss not to mention how excited I am about once again writing REDACTED, the REDACTED! Is he the hero SPIDER-GEDDON needs…or the biggest threat to our world? Comics should be fun, thrilling, and a little scary. With SPIDER-GEDDON, we’re looking to deliver on all counts.”
Odds on Otto Octavius, the Superior Spider-Man being that hero/villain that Gage is talking about above? I’d say pretty even, though that’s just me. Then again, he’s right on the poster… would Marvel have him pictured if he’s “redacted” in the press release?
So many questions remain about this event. Stay tuned, we’ll have more as it’s released.