Spider-Man Title Changes Becoming Clearer

Marvel has started to release clearer details on some of the creative changes occurring among Spider-Man's stable of books early next year. Here's a short summary:

  • Marvel is targeting the first quarter of 2003 for the changes to the core Spider-Man titles. These changes include the debut of J. Michael Straczynski and John Romita Jr.'s new Spider-Man title (18 issues a year), Kevin Smith and Terry Dodson taking over Amazing Spider-Man (12 issues a year) and the debut of Paul Jenkins' new Spider-Man title.
  • Humberto Ramos will most likely be the penciller of the title penned by Paul Jenkins.
  • Some unconfirmed rumours include Kevin Smith bringing MJ back, Paul Jenkins bringing Venom back, and probably the least likely rumour (though it's hard to tell these days): that JMS has dibs on unmasking Spidey! ala, Daredevil, Iron Man and Captain America.