I know that I said I wanted to see some type of Spider-Man series in Marvel NOW!, but I definitely did not want to see this series come to a close.
I kind of consider The Amazing Spider-Man to be the backbone of comics today. This series started in March of 1963 and has been running strong ever since. It even bares the title “World’s Greatest Super-Hero” at the top of each issue! Spider-Man is a comic icon and I am sad to see it go. A number of sites have posted the monthly solicitations and it clearly says ‘LAST ISSUE!’ below The Amazing Spider-Man #700.
Fortunately, I have seen a number of forums the believe the cancellation is just part of the Marvel NOW! hype. Many speculate that the series will be ‘cancelled’ but then immediately rebooted as part of the Marvel NOW! #1 issues. The series will then go on for a good amount of issues (let’s assume 50), but then will jump back into The Amazing Spider-Man #750. I am interested to see what happens with this. The series just its 50th anniversary with #692 and included a whole bunch of variant covers spanning across multiple series to support our webbed crusader. Personally, I LOVE the Gwen Stacy cover. So awesome. It just seems weird to me that they would cut such an iconic series off so suddenly, so I am hopeful it will return.
Keep your eyes peeled for #700 and for word if Spidey will be making the reboot, I know I sure will.