J.J. Abrams Spider-Man Series Delayed Significantly by Marvel

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Those who have been hoping to see how J.J. Abrams and his son Henry Abrams wrap up their five-issue Spider-Man miniseries are going to have to wait a whole lot longer. As reported by Newsarama, Marvel has delayed the final two issues of the series by four months. 


It was announced last year by Marvel Comics that Abrams and his son had partnered with the publisher to tell a new story in the life of Peter Parker. The first issue arrived in September, but the series has been plagued with delays since. Issue #3 hit shelves on December 18, after it had also been delayed. Now, issue #4 has been pushed back to April 8, while issue #5 will arrive on May 27. It may be best just to wait for the collected edition on this one, folks. 


Warning: Possible spoilers ahead for Abrams’ Spider-Man series. 


Fans and critics were a bid divided on the early issues of the series. J.J. and Henry Abrams introduced a new villain named Cadaverous into the mix, who they hyped up quite a bit leading up to the first issue. Marvel has revealed the descriptions for the series final two issues, as well as the cover art, which we’ve included below. 


Here’s the official synopsis for Spider-Man #4 


 “Now that issue #1 is out, can we finally talk about this?

  • Ben Parker, the son of Peter and Mary Jane, has had a lot thrown at him the last few weeks.
  • Normal high school stuff: met the love of his life, stood up to a bully, found out his dad was Spider-Man and that he has powers, too,

and the super-villain that changed everything is out to get him… Yep, normal high school stuff.

  • However, in ways that we can’t really explain here, this issue turns all THAT onto its head.” 


And here’s the synopsis for Spider-Man #5 


“Ben Parker and his dad are cornered and surely beaten.

  • Their allies that they thought could help them weren’t enough.
  • The son of Mary Jane and Spider-Man has an unwinnable fight on his hands… have his absentee dad and dead mother taught him enough to know what Spider-Man does in these situations?” 


“[Marvel editor] Nick [Lowe] had been pressing me to do a book with him. A year or so ago, I started talking about it with Henry and it sort of happened organically,” Abrams said when the book was first announced. “And that has been the joy of this. Even though I’ve been talking to Nick for a long time, weirdly, this feels like it just sort of evolved from the conversations of Henry and I, having ideas that got us excited and Nick being open to the collaboration.”


So what do you think? Are you still going to ready Spider-Man when the final issues arrive? Why do you think the book has been delayed so long? Join in on the conversation over on Facebook or Twitter

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