SDCC News: Amazing Spider-Man writer Zeb Wells will be the architect of Marvel’s newest crossover event, Dark Web, which will launch in November with Amazing Spider-Man #14. The news was announced at Comic-Con International in San Diego, with Marvel SVP – Print Sales and Marketing David Gabriel and EIC C.B. Cebulski giving retailers a sneak peek at the Diamond Retailer Panel.

The story, which has its roots in the Inferno crossover, will feature Madelyne Pryor, the Goblin Queen, and Ben Reilly as Chasm, last seen together in this year’s Free Comic Book Day: Spider-Man/Venom #1. “As you know, those two characters are two of the most maligned clones in the Marvel Universe,” Cebulski said at the panel. “What happens when they join forces to try to take down those who have seemingly wronged them… There are a lot of other characters besides the X-Men and Spider-Man who will be joining the fray that we got really excited about.”

Dark Web will kick off in November with Amazing Spider-Man #14, by Wells and artists Michael Dowling and Kyle Hotz, which will bring the two clones back together and introduce a new villain, Hallows’ Eve, who can be seen in the variant cover by Ed McGuinness. The main cover will be by John Romita, Jr.

A new limited tie-in series will also launch in November: Gold Goblin #1, by writer Christopher Cantwell and artist Lan Medina will bring Norman Osborn into the mix. The first issue will be released on November 2 with a cover by Taurin Clarke.

Those are preludes; the crossover really gets under way in December with Dark Web Alpha #1, by Wells and artist Adam Kubert, with a wraparound variant cover by Ryan Stegman. The event will continue from there in Amazing Spider-Man as well as other series and single issues.

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