Spider-Man is going to die—in comic book pages, that is. Celebrated comic book writers Brian Bendis and Mark Millar will be collaborating to plot the web slinger’s demise. The Death of Spider-Man will be a new crossover storyline in the Ultimate Marvel imprint where many of the characters in the Marvel Comics Universe have been updated and reimagined, often to reflect modern-day settings.
This is another ambitious new project for Marvel Comics after it was acquired by Disney in late 2009. The new plot is expected to forever alter the tale of Spider-Man. The storyline will rotate within the pages of Ultimate Spider-Man and a new mini-series called Ultimate Avengers vs. New Ultimates. The prelude will happen in Ultimate Spider-Man #153 and the main plot will officially start off in Ultimate Avengers vs. New Ultimates #1.
Apart from Bendis and Millar, the creative team will be composed of Sara Pichelli and David LaFuente for Ultimate Spider-Man. Meanwhile, Filipino artist Leinil Yu will handle Ultimate Avengers vs. New Ultimates.
The Death of Spider-Man is definitely going to be a big comics event. So fanboys and girls should start saving up for Ultimate Spider-Man #153 which will hit stores in February 2011.