In case you missed it on the mothership earlier this morning, at this weekend’s “Mondo Marvel” panel at the FX International show, June’s Amazing Spider-Man #600 (that’s an “American Son” teaser on the left – it’s the storyline that leads to #600) will clock in at about 104 pages of all new material (60 pages from Dan Slott and John Romita Jr., Stan Lee and the full compliment of web-heads) for $4.99.
As the report from the panel reads:
The next question concerned the upcoming “Spider-Man: American Son” and what creators would be involved in that story. Jim said that no one on the panel was involved, but that he did have some knowledge about the story. He confirmed that it is a Dark Reign tie-in, heavily involving the Iron Patriot and Norman Osborn, as well as a new hero for Spider-Man’s world. It’s going to be a five part story, starting with Amazing Spider-Man #595 and leading up to #600. The panel reminded readers to remember that in the world of the Dark Reign, new heroes don’t necessarily mean good guys. Issue #600 of Amazing Spider-Man will be a huge, massive issue. According to the panel, Marvel is doing something that no one has done before, which is to do a super-sized issue that has a 60-page lead story written by Dan Slott and drawn by John Romita, Jr. In addition to that, there will be numerous 5-page stories by the rest of the Spider-Man writers. Then, also, there will be a 10-page story from Stan Lee himself. It will be a 104-page comic of all new material for only $4.99, and the story will thrust Spider-Man into his next year. And for those who have been wondering, “American Son” will answer the question of how Spider-Man reacts to having his greatest nemesis running the country.
Spider-Man readers, you are on notice. You’ve got a little over a month to whip those noodle arms into shape.