The second book in Marvel’s premium original graphic novel series brings together Eisner Award-winning writers Mark Waid (Daredevil, Kingdom Come), James Robinson, and (Starman) artist Gabriele Dell’otto (Secret War) to tell an all-new Spider-Man story that spins out of the Marvel NOW! series Superior Spider-Man. Spider-Man: Family Business is set to hit shelves in 2014 fully painted and published in an over-sized hardcover book with â€œsophisticated packaging.â€
In the story, the Kingpin is building an international crime syndicate so Spidey is forced out of New York City to battle the crime lord on a global scale. At the same time, someone has Spider-Man in his sights and the only person who can save him is a mysterious sister. So now it truly is the Spider family!
From the official press release:
“This is a blast.â€ said Waid. â€œAdding new elements to the Spider-Man mythos, redefining the Kingpin, and doing it all in partnership with one of the medium’s best and most celebrated writers. What’s not to be excited about?â€
â€œThis is a truly unique moment in the life and career of Spider-Man and I’m honored to be a part of the team that gets to tell it,â€ added Robinson. â€œIt’s been a blast working and collaborating with Mark, Gabriele, and editor Stephen Wacker. There is no amount of thanks or excitement that can truly measure the scope of the opportunity!â€
â€œWhen you release a cutting-edge graphic novel featuring the greatest pop-cultural icon of this century, you spare no expense,â€ said Axel Alonso, Editor in Chief, Marvel Entertainment. â€œThat’s why we brought out some of the comic industry’s top gunsâ€”Mark Waid, James Robinson and Gabriele Dell’Ottoâ€”for an unforgettable adventure that will surprise both new and seasoned longtime Spider-Man readers.â€
Spider-Man: Family Business will be released simultaneously worldwide in North America, Italy, Spain, Germany, France, Brazil, Finland, and Turkey. Every international edition of Spider-Man: Family Business will be translated into each area’s primary language, allowing fans all over the world to effortlessly join in the global release of this graphic novel. The book will also come packed with the code to get a free digital copy via Marvel Comics app (for iPhoneÂ®, iPadÂ®, iPad TouchÂ® & Android devices) and online in the Marvel Digital Comics Shop. Spider-Man: Family Business also features special augmented reality content available exclusive through the Marvel AR app – including cover recaps, behind the scenes features and more that add value to your reading experience at no additional cost. The OGN hits store shelves April 4th, 2014.