We know that Marvel Comics have been having some fun. Dan Slott has been running what we think are red herring tweets to suggest that Go Down Swinging, his upcoming story with Stuart Immonen — teased by Marvel as his last Amazing Spider-Man story arc — might involve Mephisto and Osborn.
Yes, he suggested that the teased Red Goblin may be Mephisto, leaving the tingling suggestion that this may mean a possible restoration of the marriage of Peter Parker and Mary Jane Watson.
It's all part of the same kind of suggestion that told everyone that Peter Parker was dead, honestly, and that Otto Octavius would be driving his body as Spider-Man forever. Not to be taken seriously, but entertaining to see where it goes.
Of course, the other question one might ask is how Amazing Spider-Man #800, if they keep it up one issue a month as they have for March, would see that anniversary issue published in June.
Could that by any chance be… the 20th of June? Because if so… remember a tease from last month?
After all, they did miss one image out of that montage…
Dammit. And I would also expect the new Amazing Spider-Man team to have their first story ready for the first Saturday in May for Free Comic Book Day. Just like Dan Slott did back in the day…
All change for 2018? But what is tease and what is substance? And is infinity getting any closer?
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #797
DAN SLOTT (W) • STUART IMMONEN (A)
Cover by ALEX ROSS
CONNECTING VARIANT COVER BY TBA (1 of 5)
DESIGN VARIANT COVER BY TBA
MIGHTY THOR VARIANT COVER BY CLAYTON CRAIN
REMASTERED VARIANT COVER BY TBA
B&W REMASTERED VARIANT COVER BY TBA
GO DOWN SWINGING Part 1
The Green Goblin is back — and scarier than ever! Dan Slott has saved his most harrowing Spider-Man story for last as he and Stuart Immonen kick off the AMAZING SPIDER-MAN story ten years in the making. Osborn got his crazy back and has a plan that'll make all his past plans look like child's play. Peter Parker and the people he loves (ALL of them) are in deep trouble. And who or what is the RED GOBLIN?! The only way Spider-Man survives is to GO DOWN SWINGING!
32 PGS./Rated T …$3.99