Marvel’s November solicitations, minus most covers, have popped up on Web site Comics Continuum, and it looks to be a newsworthy month for the publisher.
Currently unfolding “street-level” event Shadowland ends in November, and so does long-running ongoing series Daredevil, with issue #512. Says the solicitation:
Years of acting as the Guardian Devil of Hell’s Kitchen have taken their toll on The Man Without Fear. Hell’s Kitchen lies in ruins, and it is up to the people of New York to start anew and begin rebuilding. In this last chapter of his story, will Matt Murdock at last find final redemption for the events of SHADOWLAND?
Also, Ultimate Spider-Man will be returning to its original numbering — and expanding to 104 pages — to celebrate issue #150 and the title’s 10th anniversary:
Not only is this officially the Ultimate Spider-Man 150th issue anniversary, but it is also the 10 year anniversary of the birth of the Ultimate Marvel universe!! Can you believe it?? We can’t either! To celebrate, Eisner award-winning series writer Brian Michael Bendis has created this triple size extravaganza and gathered together a stellar lineup of amazing artists!! A reunion of the greatest artists of not only this historic book but of the the entire line of Ultimate Comics. Poor Peter Parker has made such a mess of his life as Spider-Man that the other super heroes are forced to gather together and decide once and for all what to do with the young wall crawler. Guest starring the New Ultimates, the Storm Siblings, Ben Grimm, Iceman, Kitty Pryde and a slew of surprise stars! Also includes reprinting of Ultimate Spider-Man Super Special #1 featuring an all-star artist line-up!”
Bendis talked about preliminary plans for the issue in our interview with him back in June. Whether or not it’s keeping the old numbering for good or if it’s just for this issue is unclear.
And we now know what Dan Slott was talking about when he said “we’re going to take the Hobgoblin mystery and spin it a whole new way” in our interview with him earlier this month:
THE HOBGOBLIN’S BACK! You wanted him, you got him! And he’s ready to hit the BIG TIME too — with a whole new bag of tricks! Who’s under the mask this time? Is it Roderick Kingsley, Jason Macendale, or somebody else? Ready for another long, unfolding mystery with months of clues, red herrings, and shocking twists? Well tough! We’re showing you who he is in THIS ISSUE!