When one of your characters is very popular, you make more of him or her to raise that bottom line! For instance, DC has been adding Bat-books by the boatload recently, including Batman: Eternal, Gotham Academy, Arkham Manor and Gotham by Midnight. After all, if Batman sells, as the old potato chip commercial used to say, “We’ll make more!” Marvel’s doing something similar, but making it an event about their biggest-selling hero instead. It’s called “Spider-Verse,” and it begins this Wednesday.
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Marvel has announced a brand new Spider-Girl series that will only be available as a digital comic at Marvel Digital Comics Unlimited.Â The series, which launches on April 15, 2009,Â will be written by Tom DeFalco, and drawn by Ron Frenz.Â If you don’t want to sign up for the digital comics version, Spectacular Spider-Girl will appear in Amazing Spider-Man Family #5 hitting stores on April 29, 2009. via Marvel Digital Comics Unlimited
Or – “Hey, Cap’s Daughter Ain’t Dead, And She’s Just As Cute As A Button!” Okay, she’s not actually Cap’s daugher, at least not explicitly so, but they’re sure implying a little sumpin-sumpin went on. American Dream, aka Shannon Carter, Sharon’s daughter, grew up idolizing Captain America, and eventually stepped into a skin-tight suit to emulate him. There’s no mention of a father that I can find in the book, and I think we’re supposed to assume that Sharon either didn’t tell Cap he had a child, or that somehow they came to an agreement that Sharon would raise her.