That’s right, dear reader, you’ve read that correctly. I’m writing a book! I’ve officially signed a contract with Claremont Press to write a book for their Religion & Comics series! The volume will explore the prophetic dimension of modern superhero comic books. Ahhhhhh, I’m SO EXCITED about this project and I can’t wait to share it with everyone!
I can’t really say more about it at this stage. On that note, the featured image for this li’l post was chosen not because the book’s all about Spider-Man (again, I can’t say what it’s about yet). I picked it because it’s Mark Bagley (my all-time favorite Spider-Man artist)’s variant cover for Spider-Geddon #0 and Spidey’s wearing his black costume. Spider-Man was wearing his black suit in Web Of Spider-Man #12, which was the very first superhero comic book I ever had. Mom bought it for me from the spinny rack in Lowblaws in 1986 when I was just three-years-old and, in many ways, the journey that led to this book began there. So a rendering of Spider-Man in his black costume by my favorite Spider-Man artist of all time seemed the perfect pairing for such exciting news :).
To the extent that I’m able, I’ll share more when I can. But for now I’m just so happy to be able to share this news and my excitement with you!