On EW, Marvel promoted “Renew Your Vows”, and teased several new details about the Battleworld reality – including confirmation of Dan Slott as writer and officially announcing The Amazing Spider-Man: Renew Your Vows as the replacement for The Amazing Spider-Man during “Secret Wars”.
Very early in the year, I told you all about Battleworld and Renew Your Vows, including such suddenly newsworthy details as its role replacing The Amazing Spider-Man.
Yes! All the way back in January, Axel Alonso used pizza to explain Battleworld before commenting on The Amazing Spider-Man: Renew Your Vows, “If you’re an amazing Spider-Man reader – if you’re a Spider-Man fan, THIS is going to be your book” he continued, pointing to the Renew Your Vows cover, “This is your Spider-Man.”
So you may be asking yourself “Well, what exactly is new here?” Well, True Believers – let me tell you what to take away from today’s announcement – in addition to some new art!
First off – Dan Slott isn’t going anywhere during “Secret Wars,” and will write Renew Your Vows for the duration – along with pencils from the wonderful Adam Kubert (you can see his preview art below).
Slott seems excited to write a married Peter, and was eager to tease the new dynamic, “Spider-Man, when you get down to it, is a character about responsibility. And the second he’s a father and a husband—he has a responsibility to share his powers with the world, but suddenly he has two people that are his whole world. That changes everything, the complete dynamic of what it means to have great power and great responsibility,” continued Slott. “You need to be there for your daughter, you need there for your wife—in a way that he hasn’t had to be there for anyone else. And that drastically changes what it means to be Spider-Man.”
Dan Slott was also careful to point out that even though it’s being promoted as the main Spider-Book during “Secret Wars,” RYV will not tie-in closely to the looming event taking over the Marvel Universe this summer.
Another thing to note in today’s announcement was that RYV is being billed as “The Last Spider-Man Story,” and the theme extends to a certain symbiote too…
“You haven’t seen Spider-Man’s classic villains the way you know and love—I wouldn’t be surprised to see Eddie Brock as Venom in this story,” teased Slott. “Or Sergei Kravinoff as Kraven the Hunter in this story. There’s going to be a lot of bullets in the gun for things you wanted to see in a Spider-Man story that you haven’t seen in a while. This is the ultimate classic feel. This is the last Eddie Brock story. The stakes have never been higher for Peter Parker because he’s never had so much to lose. So he has never been this close to the edge. And these are the Last Days.”
I mean… what does that mean? We still don’t know exactly how Battleworld works so, is this our Peter Parker’s last days? Or some alternate Peter’s last days? I guess we’ll have to wait and see… If nothing else, a story with a classic Venom with Eddie in tow (and maybe Peter’s family on the line) would certainly make for an interesting story – if not absolutely frightening.
One thing is for certain: no matter how crazy and unexpected the events from Battleworld are, eventually everything will settle down and we will get our good ol Spider-man back like nothing happened at all.
“What I can tell you? No matter who or what or how Spider-Man comics will be made in the future—elements from this story will go on into the next incarnation,” says Slott, speaking extremely carefully. “Elements. Of this. Yes.”