It’s been announced at the New York Comic Con and over at the Myspace Comic Books page that Mark Waid will be taking a crack at the web head in Amazing Spider-Man.
Says Joe Quesada:
That is the beauty of [Spider-Man Editor] Steve Wacker. Steve and [Executive Editor] Tom Brevoort reached out to Mark, and I’ve always been a fan of his work. And I really loved the House of M: Spider-Man issues he did. It’s just a natural match, a natural pairing, to put him on that book if the timing and schedules work out. And they did.
I think what Mark brings to the book is a great sense of humor, and his ability to write young characters. Mark has a great “range” he can write in. He’s very well-rounded. But he has this light, airy style he brings when he writes young characters that’s great to read.
This is certainly an interesting turn of events. Looks like we’ll be seeing a younger Peter Parker, and with Mark Waid at the controls, the tales being spun should be “spectacular”. Lots more information can be found at the Myspace site.