Marvel Comics today revealed the creative team behind the upcoming Spider-Geddon event. The event, which once again brings together the many Spider-Characters of the Spider-Verse, will bridge from Dan Slott’s Spider-Man #800 and be helmed by Christos Gage and artist Jorge Molina.
The event’s story will be a direct follow-up to the events of Spider-Verse, which assembled Spider-Characters from across multiple realities to fight the Inheritors, creatures that feed on Totems, hybrid beings that connect both the animal and human kingdoms.
The events of Spider-Verse saw a multitude of Spider-Characters slain at the hands of the Inheritors, who were finally imprisoned, seemingly for good -- or not. It sounds like history may repeat itself when the Inheritors get free during the course of Spider-Geddon.
“Spider-Verse took the multitudes of Spider-Characters and put them all on the same stage and we've been playing with it ever since,” Editor Nick Lowe said in a press release. “Spider-Geddon straps dynamite to that stage and blows it to smithereens. The most dangerous spider-villain ever, Morlun, and his family of Inheritors were trapped in the perfect prison at the end of Spider-Verse. But like in any super hero story, there's always a way out and you won't believe how these Spider-Eaters get out. But they’re out and they want revenge.”
Like Spider-Verse, the Spider-Geddon event will have its fair share of surprising Spider-Character cameos, including an appearance from the Spider-Man featured in Insomniac Games’ upcoming open world action-adventure video game. More Spider-Character appearances were revealed in teaser art released earlier this month, and it sounds like one more yet-to-be-revealed character Gage has worked on before could be the savior of the Spider-Verse… or its destroyer.
“Having had the great pleasure of collaborating with Dan Slott and an all-star array of artists on Spider-Verse, I'm thrilled to be part of Spider-Geddon!” Gage said. “In addition to old favorites, Spider-Geddon will see some new parallel-world Spideys show up... notably the Peter Parker from the world of Marvel's Spider-Man, the PlayStation 4 video game I've been working on for the past several years with the great folks at Insomniac Games! Of course, I'd be remiss not to mention how excited I am about once again writing REDACTED, the REDACTED! Is he the hero Spider-Geddon needs... or the biggest threat to our world? Comics should be fun, thrilling, and a little scary. With Spider-Geddon, we're looking to deliver on all counts.”
Spider-Geddon #0 by Christos Gage and Jorge Molina hits comic book shop shelves on Sept. 26.