Posted January 21, 2018 by Drew Bagay in Comics

Dan Slott Leaving Amazing Spider-Man, Will Write Iron Man

amazing-spider-man-2015-797-covDan Slott has finally confirmed the hints that he is leaving Amazing Spider-Man with issue #801, ending his decade-long run on the book.

“This was a decision that was made way long ago. I gotta feel like a jerk, because whenever someone would interview me, or whenever it would come up on panels, I would look out at people and say with a stern look that I was never leaving. Very much in the same way I was saying, ‘Peter Parker is never coming back. I killed him’ [during Superior Spider-Man]. I lied. I lied horribly. [Laughs.] But that’s what us storytellers do, we spin lies,” Slott told Vulture.

In fact, Slott admitted he’d already made his decision to leave the book way back in 2014, during the “Spider-Verse” event, and it’s a secret he’s kept to himself since.

“It was also around the time that we were doing ‘Spider-Verse,’ and it was such a big undertaking,” Slott said. “It was the research you had to do, reading all the different Spider-Men of all the different iterations. And because we were working with two artists who were going in two different speeds, and also we had so many tie-ins from so many other writers where they needed to know how certain issues ended, all of ‘Spider-Verse’ was written out of order. There were no two issues that were plotted in a row.”

So what’s next for Dan Slott? He already has a new project lined up – Iron Man.

“Tony Stark: He makes you feel; he’s a cool exec with a heart of steel. I’m all excited. They’d asked me to do Iron Man a while back, but by then I was at Silver Surfer and I had Spidey and I was already overcommitted, so it kept gnawing at me. Like, Oh, man. I really do want to do Iron Man. This would be fun. And when that came around again, it was like, Okay, yeah. Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah. I want Iron Man. I want this. I want this really bad.”

Amazing Spider-Man #801, Slott’s final issue, will be arrive in June.

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