On his Twitter feed, "Spider-Man" writer Dan Slott sent out a warning to retailers that the upcoming "Spider-Man" #698 will be such an integral part of what makes issue 700 (the "final" issue of "Amazing Spider-Man") so huge that they better be damn sure they stuff their stock rooms to the gills with copies.
In an extra long tweet, he said:
Dear Comic Book Retailer, you've never seen me make a post like THIS before. I'm serious. 10/29/12 is the FOC for AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #698. You haven't ordered enough. Trust me.
All the hoopla you're going to see for AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #700? This issue is going to be a BIG part of it. You do not want to order short on #698.
Let the OTHER retailers scramble to get copies for their customers. Let THOSE guys be the ones clamoring for a second printing. Meanwhile, YOU can be the guy who stocked the right amount.
Not pulling your leg. Not playing this card frivolously. This issue is going to be big. That is all. Back to your regular tweets.
(You are SO gonna thank me for this heads up.)
This pretty much sent the comics newsosphere twisting and twirling and speculating about what Slott is cooking up for ol' web-head.
Is Slott gonna axe Spidey?
Is Slott finally icing Doc Ock?
Is Slott writing himself into the book to take over for Peter Parker after Peter finally steps down to become a nice lawyer? (yes, please?)
All of the above?
We spoke with Slott back in April during C2E2 in Chicago and he teased us with this juicy tidbit:
Everything you know about Spider-Man is gonna change after 700...no one can ignore this, this is so big!
Check out the full interview with Slott right here and speculate: