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What does J.J Abrams have to do with Spider-Man
and why did it make fans angry well you’re about to find out here on Casually Comics. I’m Sasha and fully aware that I’m what
the people like to call late, but that’s alright for let us bask in the casual or just
starting out fans dilemma for a moment. When you’re just getting into something
the whirlwind of fandom minutia can all get pretty confusing it can be like showing up
to a party late and everyone is already mid conversation, and not only do you have to
figure out what everyone is talking about but find something to contribute. Not here judgement free zone, whether you
know a lot or a little casually comics is happy to have you. If you’re ready to dive in hit that like
button. So recently the Spider-Man fandom was abuzz
thanks to a mysterious tweet that appeared Marvel comics twitter which was retweeted
by C.B Cebulski which was a big deal as he is currently editor in chief over at Marvel
so in other worlds the retcon king should he so choose. The tweet in question was four presented in
1960s animated style webbing with the retweet text reading no one is going to see this coming. So of course fans were off wondering just
what could it be. The lead assumption right off the bat was
a Spider-Man 4 comic book adaptation to continue on in the Raimi timeline. Sam Raimi having directed the the first spider-man
trilogy starring tobey maguire which is still beloved by many fans and of course memed because
of how it ended I dunno I wouldn’t hate it if these new ones had more dancing. Ultimately after Spider-Man 3 was a bit of
a mess the series was rebooted with Andrew Garfield and The Amazing Spider-Man run began. However Raimi had plans for a 4th film and
so fans believed that maybe those plans were going to be adapted into a comicbook. Which isn’t that odd of an idea to have
it’s happened before and in general visual media like television or movies continuing
on or having comic book spinoffs and tie ins isn’t that strange. Cliffnotes people got excited. The Other idea people had was maybe some kind
of really big Fantastic 4 spider-man team up comic again a distinct possibility Peter
has quite the history with Marvel’s first family and has long been after a rocky start
best friends with Johnny Storm when writers remember that, that is. But the next day there was number 3 so disappointment
was already creeping into the mix but some held out hope I mean who starts a countdown
at 4 you don’t just start at 4 you start at 10 or 5. Some also began to take issue with Cebulski’s
tone which some read as friendly ribbing and others read as trolling. With the tweet accompanying the number 3 being
Wait, so it’s not a Spider-Man/FF crossover?!? You mean, it’s not a comic adaptation of Spider-Man
4?!? I told you, you will not see this one coming! Number 2’s tweet read Dashing hopes that
Spider-Man was going to join the Warriors Three… which some read as a mockery of those
who had assumed and gotten excited for a 4th raimi spider-man. From the outside looking in you can just slowly
see it going wrong. And the Number 1’s tweet was the one where
fans really began to cry bait that they were being played with and that was Looks like
we only have to wait One More Day for the big Spider-Man reveal! (Just joking…) We actually just talked about One More day
last time and the impact that had on spider-man fans and why most hated it. Most fans only want to hear about one more
day if it’s to say One More Day is going away. That rhymed and that makes me happy for I
am lame. So with all of this antici….pation. Fans were expecting something absolutely amazing
and what they got was….wait for it. We could not be more thrilled to announce
that @jjabrams, Henry Abrams and @sara_pichelli will be launching a new SPIDER-MAN comic series
for @Marvel this September!!!!! Yeaaaah this went over poorly for a couple
of reasons 1 the build up and the slight ribbing of people’s assumptions about what it was
going to be assumptions that many felt were cooler than what we actually got. 2 J.J abrams and his reboots, some people
like them and others feel he’s incredibly derivative and has a hard time tying multiple
plots together. Sidenote he’s also in negotiations with
Warner right now about rebooting DC so some are very confused by all of this. 3. Ok before we get to 3 can we talk about MJ
on this cover cause the way she’s posed she is about to plunge to her death Peter
is not holding onto her. And after gwen we know he learned his lesson. I feel like that was too soon, is it still
too soon to joke about Gwen is that just always inappropriate. Like me. 4. Nepotism now nepotism happens all the time
and many people if they had the choice would totally do it but they don’t like seeing it
rubbed in their face. In short some feel that Abram’s son is being
given an unfair leg up over those who have struggled to get into the comic industry. Although we don’t know maybe he has been
trying. Don’t look at me like that. Others feel that way about both of them why
do they get a comic over other actual comic writers. 5. Cadaverous so some details about this project
have been revealed it’s coming in September 2019 it’s going to be 5 parts the villain
is called cadaverous which vacillates between sounding cool to some or like something a
12 year old made up. Again I have some receipts aka quotes about
how the process went down. On the genesis henry said I’m nervous, but
I will do my best. Nick Lowe, the editor of this comic, reached
out about 10 years ago. More recently we began to develop an idea:
a new and different and exciting take on Spider-Man.Most of my exposure to comics came when I was super
young: Calvin and Hobbes, Tintin, Spy vs. Spy. I did have a Marvel compendium when I was
6 or 7 that I adored and I would always land on this page of Spider-Man, not knowing anything
about the character or the back story or the powers, but connecting with the visual designs
of Steve Ditko. I didn’t really start reading him until
I was 11 or 12. And at that point, I realized that this is
a character that I see myself in and that was probably the first time I ever felt that
way with any fictional character. I feel like I’ve developed not just as a
writer, but someone that can appreciate stories more. Spider-Man is one of those superheroes where
the more you read about him, for me at least, the less I understand him. He’s so anti-everything that you’d expect
from a hero. I think Stan Lee said something about putting
the human in superhuman. That is what we’re trying to do. On whether he would write more comics J.J
had this to say Sure. It’s been fun working with Henry. I know that Henry has some other ideas for
some. I can imagine working with Dad has its advantages
but I can imagine wanting to do things on his own. Now some feel everyone needs to calm down
this is just going to be a 5 part mini series a fun side project for
the abrams and it’s goal is to drive sales. Hopefully bring in new readers by having Abrams
name on it. So someone who doesn’t necessarily read comics
may be like oh I like spider-man I like jj abrams I’ll buy this. Many feel the blowback for this would have
been smaller or even nonexistent if the announcement had been handled differently. Seriously why start a countdown at 4 fans
feel that it was intentional to get people talking about
a spider-man 4 to build up buzz, and some negative hype to get more videos more articles
more eyes on marvel for the actual announcement. What do you think? Do you think they baited fans? Or do you think people are overreacting? Are you excited for a J.J Abrams and son comic? 4 Questions cause 4 is where we start things
apparently. I’m Sasha thanks so much for watching and
we’ll see you again soon here on Casually comics do all the things, like share comment
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