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    Dan Slott Confirms “Amazing Spider-Man” Exit, Moves to Iron Man

    By | January 19th, 2018
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    In an interview with Vulture, “The Amazing Spider-Man” writer Dan Slott confirmed the upcoming story arc ‘Go Down Swinging,’ penciled by Stuart Immonen, will be his last. Slott, who has written for the title since 2008’s ‘Brand New Day,’ and full-time after 2010’s ‘Big Time,’ will bid farewell to Peter Parker with June’s “The Amazing Spider-Man” #801, and succeed Brian Michael Bendis on Iron Man’s title, which will star the rejuvenated Tony Stark.

    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.

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    As for Iron Man, Slott said his run will “be about technology in the Marvel universe in a very specific way and it’s gonna lead to very big things.” He had this insight into the Armored Avenger to add: “Reed Richards explores the universe. He wants to know everything and go everywhere. Tony Stark builds the future […] But more than any character in the Marvel universe, he is the self-made man. You take him out of that suit? He’s a normal man. He makes himself the superhero. He makes himself into the thing he wants.”

    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.

    How do you feel? And who would you like to follow Slott on Spider-Man? Sound off in the comments.

    Christopher Chiu-Tabet

    Chris is a writer from London on the autistic spectrum, who enjoys tweeting and blogging on Medium about his favourite films, TV shows, books, music, games as well as history and religion. He is Lebanese/Chinese, although he can't speak Cantonese or Arabic. He also writes for Nerdy POC.