Spider-Man is a comic character who stands apart from Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Iceman, Catwoman, Element Lad and so many more superheroes, by dint that he uses a hyphen to distinguish his name. And for many, especially Spider-Man writer Dan Slott, it has become a real totem. As he has been posting on Twitter over the last few years.
1. The Tweets
Dan Slott: Spider-Man can HEAR when you forget it. #HyphenSenseTingling
Dan Slott: On my deathbed my final words will probably be, "Spider-Man… with… a hyphen…." And my obituary will read, "Spiderman writer dies".
Dan Slott: Reminder: It's Spider-Verse. With a hyphen.
Dan Slott: Have an Amazing #SpiderManDay! (Just imagine there's a hyphen in there, okay? )
Dan Slott: Saw "Spiderman" trending… and I have to admit, it stung. It's "Spider-Man". With a hyphen. Please. Also, new gripe: It's "Tobey" Maguire. Not "Toby".
Dan Slott: Spidey-Fact: In Spain it's "Spiderman" without the hyphen.
Tom Taylor: Spider-Man is trending without the hyphen. Somewhere, fellow Spidey writer, @DanSlott, is screaming.
Gail Simone: Guys, it is fundamental to @danslott 's character arc that he doesn't kill, unless someone forgets the hyphen.
Dan Slott: In 2021 I'm gonna freak so many of you out by how many times I *won't* correct people for leaving Spider-Man's hyphen out. Watch this. Spiderman. Spiderman. Spiderman. No. I haven't been hacked. Just living with reckless abandon. Rules? There are no more rules! 2021. Bring it.
And a month ago:
Dan Slott: People used to use my twitter feed to narc on people who left the hyphen out of "Spider-Man". Now they use it to narc on people who slam the She-Hulk show as "not being like the comics"… but who haven't read my run. I ain't the Sheriff of Comic Town, kiddos.
Maybe he had mellowed with age over the Spider-Hyphen? Maybe not. As this Wednesday's Spider-Man #1 by Dan Slott and Mark Bagley reveals, breaking into song. A very familiar song, albeit with some brand-new lyrics.
2. The Beats
Though they aren't revealing an actual recorded song like the last issue of Edge Of Spider-Verse. Oh talking of which, you'll want to read Edge Of Spider-Verse #5 on Wednesday before Spider-Man #1… for continuity's sake.
3. The Reddits
The Reddit group RespectTheHyphenis going to really enjoy Spider-Man #1 out on Wednesday from Marvel Comics. Just don't mention that Spider-Man himself didn't always use the hyphen, Like… the very first time he said his name in Amazing Fantasy #15?
Spider-Man #1 and Edge of Spider-Verse #5 are published, with hyphens, from Marvel Comics on Wednesday.
(W) Dan Slott (A/CA) Mark Bagley
"The End of the Spider-Verse" is here! Morlun is back and he is not alone. Allied with one of the most powerful beings known to the Spider-Verse, the scariest Spider-Villain of all time is making his biggest play and no Spider is safe. Especially not the Chosen Spider himself, Peter Parker. With Peter working for Norman Osborn and using a glider…does he have it coming? Spidey's 60th Anniversary is no joke as two of the most legendary Spider-Creators are working together on Spidey for the first time and you know it's going to be one for the record books! Rated T In Shops: Oct 05, 2022 SRP: $4.99
EDGE OF SPIDER-VERSE #5 (OF 5)
(W) Dan Slott, Various (A) Bob McLeod, Various (CA) Josemaria Casanovas
Three brand new Spiders get their start here! WEB-WEAVER: A not-so-mild mannered fashion designer at Van Dyne gets spider-powers and shows us a very different kind of Spider-Slayer. HUNTER-SPIDER: Imagine a world where Sergei Kravinoff got Spider-Powers. You are not ready for the most hardcore Spider yet! Both of these and Phil Lord & Christopher Miller, the filmmakers behind the Spider-Verse movies, create a new Spider just in time for the END OF THE SPIDER-VERSE! In Shops: Oct 05, 2022 SRP: $4.99