The Press Release:
This year marks 60 years of one of comic books’ greatest icons—SPIDER-MAN! In addition to an exciting relaunch of AMAZING SPIDER-MAN, a stunning variant cover program, and more, Marvel Comics will also celebrate this milestone anniversary with a special issue honoring the comic that started it all, AMAZING FANTASY. Arriving in August, AMAZING FANTASY #1000 will be a giant-sized one-shot brought together by some of the industry’s most acclaimed creators. The collection of stories will explores the past and future of Amazing Spider-Man storytelling in tales that leave a profound impact on the Spider-Man mythos and showcase why Spidey is one of the most beloved heroes in history!
• Visionary writer Neil Gaiman’s grand return to the Marvel Universe
• Emmy Award winning creator behind “Veep” and “Avenue 5” Armando Ianucci’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!
“It’s Spider-Man’s 60th and we wanted to celebrate in style by inviting some of the greatest creative minds in the world to celebrate it!” Editor Nick Lowe said.
Join the industry’s top talent in celebrating Spider-Man’s birthday when AMAZING FANTASY #1000 arrives in August. Stay tuned in the coming weeks for variant cover reveals, creator announcements, and more! For more information, visit Marvel.com.
AMAZING FANTASY #1000: Written by NEIL GAIMAN, ARMANDO IANNUCCI, JONATHAN HICKMAN, DAN SLOTT, HO CHE ANDERSON, KURT BUSIEK, ANTHONY FALCONE, RAINBOW ROWELL AND MORE!; Art by JIM CHEUNG, OLIVIER COIPEL, MICHAEL CHO, TERRY DODSON AND MORE! Cover by JOHN ROMITA JR.
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PiercingMetal Thoughts: This is exciting news for sure and as a pretty close to lifelong fan of the Amazing Spider-Man, this is an issue that I will not be missing. My guess is that we shall see numerous variant covers coming to light in the near future and when/if we see those reveals they will get a special posting of their own since that is how I run those kinds of things. What do you think about the special edition? Chime in down below in the comments section and how about letting me know how long you’ve been reading, collecting or have just been a fan of the adventures of Spider-Man. See you next time around and please keep safe out there.