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Last Thursday CBR posted a lengthy interview with Amazing Spider-Man editor Stephen Wacker about all things Spider-Man, from the “One Moment in Time” storyline to his role in the upcoming Shadowland event.
He also talked about what comes next for the wall crawler after O.M.I.T. — a storyline called “Origin of the Species.” Here’s what Wacker said:
“For the couple of months coming out of “One Moment in Time,” we’re going to be bringing a lot of threads of Peter’s life that we’ve been developing since we started working on the book into one big story, ‘Origin of the Species.’ It sort of gives Pete a moment to assess all the stuff that’s happened to him for the last 100 or so issues. Beyond that, we’ve already started talking about the fact that it might be time for a new, or at least better, Spider-Man. I feel like we’ve done as much as we can do in terms of Peter Parker’s time as Spider-Man.”
“…a new, or at least better, Spider-Man. I feel like we’ve done as much as we can do in terms of Peter Parker’s time as Spider-Man.” It’s also teased again at the end of the interview: “… whenever we have our new Spider-Man…”
Fans on the CBR forum are speculating on what this means — perhaps a return of everyone’s favorite clone, Ben Reilly? What do you guys think?
In a novel marketing move, the mother of artist Paolo Rivera has debuted four pages of her son’s art from the much-discussed “One Moment in Time” storyline that kicks off in July’s Amazing Spider-Man #637.
“Paolo Rivera is my son,” she writes, “and he’s been working round-the-clock to finish these illustrations. I’m pleased to have been asked to feature these pieces for Marvel.”
Written by Marvel Editor-in-Chief Joe Quesada, “O.M.I.T.” will deal with the controversial “One More Day” story that erased the wedding day of Peter Parker and Mary Jane Watson. Serialized in The Amazing Spider-Man #637-640, the new arc will turn back the clock to show the events on what should have been the couple’s wedding day.
What is O.M.I.T.? Marvel fans have been asking ever since guitar picks emblazoned with that cryptic acronym surfaced at Editor-in-Chief Joe Quesada’s gig with nerd-rock outfit Kirby Krackle during Emerald City ComiCon two weekends back.
Now, as Robot 6 can exclusively reveal, the above O.M.I.T. house ad running in Wednesday’s Marvel comics provides a few answers. Whatever O.M.I.T. is, it’s debuting in July 2010, and features the talents of Quesada himself and, presumably, Amazing Spider-Man artist Paolo Rivera. Based on the billing, it looks like Quesada’s the writer and Rivera’s the artist, though we can’t say for certain.
But who or what does O.M.I.T. stand for? Your guess is still as good as ours…