Anyway, is Thompson the first woman to write ASM? Is Pichelli the first woman to draw it?
I apologize if this is an idiotic question, but I haven't paid as close attention to Marvel comics as I have DC over the years, and it was kind of a big deal when Mariko Tamaki started writing Detective Comics recently, or when Becky Cloonan drew an issue of Batman a few years back, so I'm just wondering if these are long, long, long overdue milestones on the flagship Spider-Man book or not.
But you know what's even more exciting? Sakai is also providing one of the issue's three stories, "the age-old parable 'How The Deadpool Got His Swords!'"
I'd buy the hell out of a collection of old Roy Thomas and company Invaders comics that didn't cost $125, but, alas that's what Marvel's Invaders Omnibus is going for. If only they still published those black-and-white, phone book-sized Marvel Essentials volumes...
Yeah, I'm totally gonna have to trade-wait this new Defenders mini-series, so I can make sure I get the Joe Jusko variant cover showing a fish kissing Namor's abs, while a shark wheels in the background and says to itself, "Oh, shit! It's The Sub-Mariner!"
I don't think the Avenging Son is actually in Al Ewing and Javier Rodriguez's Defenders line-up, which is actually kind of too bad, as all I really want from a Defenders comic is Namor and The Hulk fighting.