Thursday, October 28, 2004

Spectacular ending

Marvel has announced that writer Paul Jenkins will end his run on Spectacular Spider-Man with Issue 27, at which time the publisher will cancel the series. Jenkins and EIC Joe Quesada cite health issues as the reason for the writer's departure. Here's Quesada on the title's cancellation:

"... Much like Ultimate Team-Up was a vehicle created for Brian Bendis to shine and then canceled with his departure, the same can be said about Spectacular Spider-Man. Spectacular Spidey was created for Paul and Humberto to tell their brand of Spider-Man stories. Without them attached to the series we've decided to close up shop on the title and call it a day with issue # 27."

Like the many-headed hydra, we should expect another Spider-Man title to appear in its place.