Marvel revealed a bunch of details about the upcoming Spider-Geddon event in a press release today, and we'll just let the press release break the news:
Spinning out of the pages of Spider-Man #800, Dan Slott's epic conclusion to his ten year run delivers you straight into SPIDER-GEDDON #1, where Slott teams with writer Christos Gage and artist Jorge Molina to bring Marvel's Spider-Heroes together in one of the most epic stories ever!
That's right, in addition to the previously known creative team of Christos Gage and Jorge Molina, Dan Slott will be helping to write the Spider-Geddon series, which is now billed as "Revenge of the Spider-Verse." Does that top Gerard Way's involvement?
The premise hits all the standard Marvel event notes:
Featuring new villains and old villains, shocking deaths and shocking returns, and all the Spider-Characters you can fit into one larger-than-life tale, this is a Marvel Spider-Event not to be missed!
You heard it here first. You have permission to ignore all other Spider-Events.
Marvel editor Nick Lowe revealed some plot details:
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. 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.
And Gage elaborated on who else we'll get to see:
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! 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.
Marvel promised more surprise announcements and revelations to come in the next few weeks, before concluding:
The end of the Spider-Verse is nigh…and the revenge of the Spider-Verse is here in SPIDER-GEDDON!
Yeah, but… is it ever really ending? Doesn't seem like it.