In the announcement for their Spider-Man limited series, J.J. Abrams and his son Henry promised to pit the web-slinger against a brand new villain.
"We're really excited there's a crazy new villain named Cadaverous that we can't wait for you to meet," J.J. Abrams teased in the video. Per the original report, Cadaverous "will cause problems for Spider-Man, his alter-ego, Peter Parker, and his beloved Mary Jane Watson."
The Abrams will work with artist Sara Pichelli and colorist Dave Stewart on the five-issue miniseries. While most stories details have been kept under wraps, we may have already gotten our first look at Cadaverous in Olivier Coipel's cover for issue #1. In the cover, a hooded figure with glowing red eyes looms behind Spider-Man and Mary Jane as they swing through the city.
Marvel's big announcement follows a four-day countdown. Starting Sunday, Marvel's social media posted images of a web that contained a single number, starting with four and counting down to one. The initial post was met with a lot of speculation, but the true reason behind the countdown wasn't revealed until earlier today.
With a cover by Olivier Coipel, Spider-Man #1 by J.J. Abrams, Henry Abrams, Sara Pichelli and Dave Stewart goes on sale in September.