Marvel Comics writer Dan Slott, who is currently writing the on-going Fantastic Four series, announced he will not return to Spider-Man.

Source: Superior Spider-Man #1

Slott made the announcement on Twitter.

He wrote, “I’m seeing genuine fear online that I’d somehow return as writer to Amazing Spider-Man.”

“Let me put your fears to rest. Writing Spider-Man 2Xs (sometimes 3Xs) a month is a young writer’s game. My time for that is well. I [heart emoji] Spidey, but that’s just not in the cards.”

Source: Dan Slott Twitter

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Slott’s run on Spider-Man began with The Amazing Spider-Man #546 alongside writers Marc Guggenheim, Bob Gale, Zeb Wells, Joe Kelley, Fred Van Lente, and others. Slott would pen issues #546 through #548. He would then return for #559 and #561. 

Slott would continue to pen short arcs including New Ways To Die, Mind on Fire, and Face Front. Eventually he would conclude the Brand New Day storyline in Amazing Spider-Man #647. 

He would then take over full writing duties with Amazing Spider-Man #648. Shortly into this run, Spider-Man would join the Fantastic Four filling in for a missing Johnny Storm.

Source: The Amazing Spider-Man #546

Slott went on to pen the Spider-Island arc and introduced Superior Spider-Man with Doctor Otto Octavius taking over Peter Parker’s body and becoming the Superior Spider-Man.

Superior Spider-Man eventually led into Spider-Verse with Peter Parker returning as Spider-Man.

Following Spider-Verse was The Clone Conspiracy and the Venom Inc. crossover.

Slott would close out his run on Spider-Man with a one-off issue in The Amazing Spider-Man #801.

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Source: The Amazing Spider-Man #801

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