Fans ask about a possible new Cloak & Dagger series all the time at conventions, and Marvel usually has the same answer each time: not opposed to the idea, but waiting for the right pitch to come along. Apparently, they’ve found it: as reported on sources including the blog Comics Vanguard, writer Nick Spencer (Morning Glories, Iron Man 2.0, and, as of this past Thursday, a four-time Eisner nominee) and artist Emma Rios (Osborn) are working on a three-issue Cloak & Dagger miniseries, starring the titular cult faves and tying in to the upcoming Spider-Island story in Amazing Spider-Man. The news was announced at this weekend’s currently ongoing Kapow convention in London, and was confirmed by Spencer on his Twitter account.
Cloak & Dagger have deep connections to Spider-Man, starting with their debut in 1982′s Peter Parker, the Spectacular Spider-Man #64, and their supporting roles in the ’90s “Maximum Carnage” crossover. They starred in three different series in their ’80s heyday, the longest one running 19 issues. Most recently, they were the subject of a March 2010 one-shot by writer Stuart Moore and artist Mark Brooks.