Bleeding Cool was happy to bring you news that Spectacular Spider-Girl was returning to print from original creative team Tom DeFalco and Ron Frenz. However, I understand that return will be short-lived, reduced from an ongoing series to a mere four issue mini.
Tom DeFalco writes;
Here’s the current deal with Spider-Girl…
SPECTACULAR SPIDER-GIRL is going to be a 4-issue limited series.
#1 will include a 16 page Spider-Girl story, a 5 page American Dream story and 8 additional pages (but I don’t know what they will be.)
#2 will include a 16 page Spider-Girl story, a 5 page Buzz story and 1 page L’il Benjy story.
#3 will include two 16 page Spider-Girl stories.
#4 will also include two 16 page Spider-Girl stories.
There is also talk about an additional Spider-Girl one-shot, but I don’t really have any details on that.
While MARVEL DIGITAL will print all the above material, they have decided to stop buying any new Spider-Girl stories.
I believe that Marvel has decided to print this “last” Spider-Girl limited series to see if our girl still has enough buyers to support a regular title or if it’s finally time to stop producing her.
Her fate will be decided by how many copies her limited series sells…as it should be!
Unfortunately, the odds are stacked against her. Comic book stores rarely support limited series these days–unless they are part of some big crossover event–and usually buy just enough copies to fulfill their pull lists.
Here’s what YOU can do to help even the odds: If you plan to buy SPECTACULAR SPIDER-GIRL, please go to your local comic book store and RESERVE it now. (If you don’t reserve your copy, the odds are that you won’t get one…just like what happened with KID COLT, BLACK KNIGHT and, for a few of you, SPIDER-MAN: THE CLONE SAGA.)
You can also try to convince your local comic book store to buy a few extra copies and put them out on the racks…so that people who haven’t reserved a copy will have a chance to buy a copy.
And please you tell your friends about SPECTACULAR SPIDER-GIRL. (A lot of people don’t even know the book is coming out!)
We have had a wild and long run, gang! If we’re meant to continue, so be it! If not, thanks for being there!