Friday Trending Topics: The Superior Spider-Man?

Last Friday we did a poll about what this announcement might be, and it would appear that the collective wisdom of BCers got it right:  Dan Slott with three artists, Ryan Stegman, Humberto Ramos and Giuseppe Camuncoli will be doing something new, presumably with Spider-Man, in January for Marvel NOW.

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Spider-Man Is Superior For Marvel Now? With Dan Slott, Ryan Stegman, Humberto Ramos And Giuseppe Camuncoli

Dan Slott was Bleeding Cool’s best guess for the writer of whatever this project is, due to Marvel’s description of him as the writer of the year’s most shocking comics story. And that is still tagged as Amazing Spider-Man #700. And this is what happens next, courtesy of USA Today

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Swipe File: X-Force And Savage Hawkman 

Happier days… Greg Capullo on the left, Rob Liefeld on the right.

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Spider-Man Is Superior For Marvel Now? With Dan Slott, Ryan Stegman, Humberto Ramos And Giuseppe Camuncoli

Dan Slott with three artists, Ryan Stegman, Humberto Ramos and Giuseppe Camuncoli will be doing something new, presumably with Spider-Man, in January for Marvel NOW.