From Bleeding Cool reporter Jonathan Brendle:
Today, we looked into the multiverse of Marvel’s Spider-Man [and friends] from a venomized Spider-Gwen to Miles Morales and classic Peter Parker. The panelists for this discussion included Marvel Executive Editor Nick Lowe, Marvel Editor-In-Chief Axel Alonso, writer and artist Jason Latour, author Jason Reynolds, writer and novelist Cullen Bunn, producer and writer Robbie Thompson, and writer David Walker.
The first order of business was the Venomverse. Starting in September, we will start to see some weekly issues including venomized Marvel heroes (think Spider-Man, Captain America, Thor) as well as some poisonized villains. This sounds exciting in its own realm and many fans seemed to be pleased with the covers that were shown for some of these comics.
Although not too much was said about it, we saw the cover of Spider-Man vs. Deadpool #23. Expect this in November 2017 and pay close attention to the cover. Yes, you will see Deadpool riding a shark with some sort of laser devices attached to it while chasing Spider-Man. Apparently, this shark does play a large role in the comic.
Although the panel was focused on Spider-Man, we did get a little peek into other parts of the Marvel Universe, including an upcoming comic set for October 2017 involving Luke Cage. Walker, who is working on the project, said, “We will be redefining who he is as a hero,” Cage will have to ask himself, “Who am I and what makes me a hero?” The villain? Ringmaster form the Circus of Crime. Luke Cage will be back in prison for this comic and it’s the last place he wants to be, especially with Ringmaster.
Latour touched on his newer stuff for Spider-Gwen – h drew inspiration from the classic Spider-Man line, “With great power comes great accountability.” Gwen will have a more black and white view of right and wrong. With this added responsibility, Gwen must ask herself if she is doing more harm or more good by taking it on. She is saddled with purpose and a costume she cannot get rid of.
With so much talk of the Venomverse, where would we be without Spider-Gwen: Gwenom #25? Marvel wants to treat this like issue one. Here, Gwen is wrestling with the compulsion to get revenge on Matt Murdock. It is also a war for her soul as her identity is outed to friends and family. Look for this in October 2017!