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Spider-Verse's Phil Lord Joins Jason Latour on Spider-Man Annual #1

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.

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"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]."

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.

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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

(via Newsarama)

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