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    Default JJ Abrams and son cowriting Spider-Man mini-series; Sara Pichelli on art

    Ok, this is pretty big. And definitely cool.

    https://www.nytimes.com/2019/06/20/a...omic-book.html

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    Ah the Twitter reactions!

    At this point I'm throwing darts to see which will stick. After the latest development with Mephisto and a Spider, I'm betting Blackheart will become a Spider too.

    Edit: Was typing this while Prof. Warren posted the above. And so now Pichelli who was highly touted for Slott's FF is drawing this.
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    Can't read it because of NY Times, but is this also the book that is going to "sell" a million copies?

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    J.J. Abrams? Nani?

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    That lives up to the hype. It's big and unexpected. I'm hoping the son's involvement avoids the delays we sometimes see with these types of projects

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    This is it? This is what that countdown was about? JJ Abrams and his teen/early 20s unqualified spawn teaming up on a book in a clear sign of nepotism? This is what Marvel was pumping?? Even that dumb idea of a Raimi Spidey 4 comic adaptation would’ve been better... and that’s the lowest bar I can think of.

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    MAHHHH BOYYYSSSS!!! This is hype!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by HypnoHustler View Post
    Plus, his son. Who has.... what qualifications? I really can’t stand nepotism, whether it’s politics or in Hollywood or here.
    It just feels so random. I mean J. J. Abrams? If James Cameron were doing this that would make sense since JC actually did work on a Spider-Man project that didn't get made and seeing a comic of his take on Spider-Man and his involvement would have been cool. Cameron also loves comics, citing Jack Kirby's machine designs as an influence for Aliens and so on. He's also you know James Cameron, has a great visual style and solid sense of story.

    But Abrams is basically a generic producer who somehow made okay franchise movies in action movie genres and now he's doing a miniseries on Spider-Man? Even as nepotism this doesn't make sense. If he wants his kid to make it in comics there are better ways of doing it, and in any case why comics, when you can use nepotism to make him a screenwriter or teach a class in film school, safer and more stable careers.

    I do wonder what Marvel is doing with all these weird miniseries projects this year : Symbiote Spider-Man, that Lizard one-shot series, this Larsen/Conway tribute issue, now this "lame celebrity cameo" series? It's a little weird. These are all 616 projects which are logically speaking under Spencer's direction. So does this mean that Marvel is losing confidence in Spencer?

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    JJ Abrams is incredibly overrated. He only wrote the pilot episode of LOST, and now people give him sole credit for the entire series and forget Lindelof and Cuse. It’s insane. What else has he done? That new Trek series is incredibly mediocre...
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    it means spider-man is spider-man and during the anniversary year they wanna milk more spider-man

    buckley we need more spider-man dollars how how how
    let's do spider-man: gets old, spider-man: with big movie person that will attract interest, spider-man: but an alien some more, spider-man with these old creators you like

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    Quote Originally Posted by whiteshark View Post
    Gerry Conway and Jim Shooter are some writers i remember that started writing at a young adult age.
    Shooter was 16 I believe.

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