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