The "Secret Wars" reveals keep on coming with Comic Vine announcing the release of "Spider-Island" by writer Christos Gage and artist Paco Diaz. Additionally, each issue of "Spider-Island" will feature a return to the MC2 universe starring May "Mayday" Parker -- a.k.a. Spider-Girl -- by Tom DeFalco and Ron Frenz.
The main story will be set in an alternate universe New York City wherein the Spider-Queen triumphed at the end of the 2011's "Spider-Island" event. "She rules an island of people her Spider-Virus turned into huge mutant man-spiders, with her Spider-King (a transformed Captain America) by her side," said writer Gage in an interview with Comic Vine. "Pretty much every human being in her kingdom is a spider-monster, loyal to her...except a stubborn resistance force of uninfected, led by Flash Thompson, a.k.a. Agent Venom"
As Gage reveals, Agent Venom also has a plan for freeing the heroes in the Spider-Queen's thrall. "[I]n this world, there's no cure for the Spider-Virus," revealed Gage. "It's too late. The only option is to transform the subjects into something else...and that's how Capwolf, Lizard Hulk and other bizarre twists on familiar characters come into the story!"
DeFalco and Frenz, the original creative team behind Spider-Girl's adventures, also spoke about returning to the character they worked on for over a decade.
"I loved all the time I spent with May and the MC2 Universe and it is a real and unexpected pleasure to have the chance to see my old friends again," said DeFalco. The events of the Spider-Girl stories will take place in continuity with the hero's previous series, this time picking up after the tragic events of "Spider-Verse."
"The newly christened Spider-Woman and her alternate universe Uncle Ben are the entre' characters to the wonderment that is our MC2 universe," said Frenz.
"May will be dealing with the loss of her father and her decision to change her name to Spider-Woman -- a decision that may not exactly go as planned," added DeFalco.
You can check out the solicitation info for the first two issues of "Spider-Island" below.
SPIDER-ISLAND #1 & #2Written by CHRISTOS GAGE & TOM DEFALCOPenciled by PACO DIAZ & RON FRENZCover by HUMBERTO RAMOS
Â· The Spider-Queen has turned Manhattan into an island of Spider-Madness and Peter Parker has lost, thanks to Spider-Scribe CHRISTOS GAGE (AMAZING SPIDER-MAN, SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN) & rising star artist PACO DIAZ (WOLVERINE, SCARLET SPIDERS).Â· With Spider-Man defeated and captive, does Flash Thompson, A.K.A. VENOM stand a chance?Â· All this, plus visit the MC2 patch of BATTLEWORLD! Mayday Parker and her Spider-Family are back courtesy of classic Spider-Girl team TOM DEFALCO, RON FRENZ & SAL BUSCEMA!40 PGS./Rated T ...$4.99