Slott told the website he often repeated that he would never leave Spider-Man in “very much in the same way I was saying, ‘Peter Parker is never coming back. I killed him’ [during ‘The Superior Spider-Man’]. I lied. I lied horribly. [Laughs.] But that’s what us storytellers do, we spin lies.” He stated he realized he was nearing at the end of his time back in 2014 while writing ‘Spider-Verse,’ which was a demanding storyline to plot out.
Head on over to Vulture for more from Slott, who reveals his favorite story from his run, as well as uncolored Immonen artwork from March’s #797, where ‘Go Down Swinging’ kicks off, and an Ed McGuinness variant cover for #799. The variant confirms our scoop from yesterday, that the character will be a fusion of Norman Osborn and the Carnage symbiote. Intriguingly, it appears the Red Goblin is a pyrokinetic, indicating he has found a way to circumvent the symbiote’s vulnerability to it.
I'm taking the hyphen with me.
From now on it's…
— Dan Slott (@DanSlott) January 19, 2018
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