Phil Lord, co-producer and writer of Sony's Academy Award-winning animated film Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, will be lending his talents to Marvel Comics for the publication's previously-announced Spider-Man Annual #1, which is due to hit comic shops in June.
Lord's involvement in the comic was noted to retailers in a new email. The main story of Spider-Man Annual #1, which stars Spider-Ham, is written by prominent Marvel scribe/artist Jason Latour. While Marvel did not disclose Lord's exact role, Latour explained on Twitter that he and Lord would be writing the issue's second story together.
"Pig's out of the... uh.. sty," said Latour. "More on this later but the other story in Spider-Man Annual #1 is a team-up between me and [Spider-Verse] co-writer, producer and all around mastermind [Phil Lord]."
PIG'S OUT OF THE ... uh... STY. More on this later but the other story in SPIDER-MAN ANNUAL #1 is a team-up between me & #spiderverse co-writer, producer, & all around mastermind @philiplord. https://t.co/KTGXt221nn— Jason Latour (@jasonlatour) April 18, 2019
Of course, the character of Peter Porker/Spider-Ham made his first cinematic appearance in Into the Spider-Verse this past December. Moreover, Latour is well-known for being the co-creator of the Earth-65 version of Gwen Stacy (Spider-Gwen), who also made her big screen debut in Into the Spider-Verse as one of the film's lead characters. In turn, it seems only fitting that Lord is joining him on this project.
Written by Jason Latour and Phil Lord with art by Latour and David Lafuente, Spider-Man Annual #1 is scheduled to be released on June 26. The updated solicitation information can be found below.
SPIDER-MAN ANNUAL #1 - FEATURING SPIDER-HAM!
- JASON LATOUR & PHIL LORD (W) • DAVID LAFUENTE & JASON LATOUR (A)
- COVER BY DAVID LAFUENTE
- VARIANT COVER BY RON LIM
- ACTION FIGURE VARIANT COVER BY JOHN TYLER CHRISTOPHER
- HIDDEN GEM VARIANT COVER BY TBA
- ANIMATION VARIANT COVER ALSO AVAILABLE
- When Spider-Gwen’s dimension-hopping web-watch falls into the wrong hands, it’s up to everyone’s favorite wisecracking web-slinger, the wily waddler known as SPIDER-HAM, to save the day!
- From the same creative minds that brought you INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE and Spider-Gwen creator JASON LATOUR, you won’t want to miss this interdimensional epic!
- 40 PGS./ONE-SHOT/Rated T …$4.99