As part of their celebration of Spider-Man’s 60th anniversary, Marvel Comics today announced Amazing Fantasy #1000, a giant-sized one-shot with stories by Neil Gaiman, Veep creator and showrunner Armando Iannucci, and a lineup of other writers and artists who will explore the past and future of the character and introduce a new villain into the world of Spider-Man.

In addition to Gaiman and Iannucci, the one-shot will include

  • A story about the Peter Parker/Mary Jane Watson romance, set in the future, by writer Dan Slott and artist Jim Cheung;
  • A new villain introduced by novelist Anthony Falcone (Northguard, Here There Be Monsters) and artist Michael Cho;
  • A horror story by Ho Che Anderson;
  • Additional stories by writers Rainbow Rowell, Jonathan Hickman, and Kurt Busiek and artists Olivier Coipel and Terry Dodson.

The cover for the one-shot, which will go on sale in August, is by John Romita Jr.

Spider-Man first appeared in Amazing Fantasy #15 in 1962. Marvel’s 60th anniversary plans also include a wide-ranging variant cover program (see “Preview: Spider-Man 60th Anniversary Variant Covers” and “Preview: ‘Amazing Spider-Man’ #1 Variant Covers (Complete)”).