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If you were wondering if “The_Spider_Girl” on Twitter was the real Spider-Girl or not, wonder no more … it’s really her. Or, at least, it’s not a fan-run feed — it’s being run by Paul Tobin, writer of both the upcoming Spider-Girl comic and the back-up story that’ll be featured in Amazing Spider-Man #648. And the Twitter feed will reflect Spider-Girl’s tweets in the comic.
“When editor Nate Cosby and I first started working on the book, we talked about how there was so much to be said with a character, so much character development, so many character’s thoughts that never make it onto a page,” Tobin posted yesterday on his blog. “This is a way to get some of those character thoughts out there, so her twitter account can be followed / used to get even more of the story and her character. There will be far more tweets than make it into the actual comics. There’s ABSOLUTELY NO NEED to follow the twitter account in order for any of the printed stories to make sense. It’s all right there in the comic. But… we (myself, and editors Tom Brennan and Steve Wacker) are looking at The_Spider_Girl’s twitter account as a sort of DVD extra: a behind-the-scenes look at what makes Spider-Girl tick.”