I did a Spider-Man issue with my buddy Dan Slott (# 657) that came out about four or five weeks ago, and it did well enough to go into a second printing, which is nice. And since the issues just before it and just after it ALSO did well enough to go into a second printing, the fine folks at Marvel have decided to create a set of alternative covers JUST to give Dan Slott a giant-ass tribute.
The original cover looked like this:
and the new cover, part of a series, is going to look like THIS:
…which I’m fairly sure is the physically LARGEST cover credit any writer has ever gotten in comics history. So large, each cover only gets TWO letters of his name. Our cover is brought to you by the letters “N” and “S”, and the number “657”, for those of you who miss Sesame Street.
I’m sure to pick up a set, and I’m encouraging you all to do the same thing. Dan is such a quiet, shy fellow who rarely comes out of his shell, so this will give him that tiny moment of quiet satisfaction he so rarely gets, simply by doing his dream job, day after day.
Ty the Guy OUT!
Here now, your Dan Slott / Ty Templeton slightly obscure Spider-Man moment: A one-pager Dan and I did for the AGE OF HEROES mini-series last year.
Most cool and congrats to both of you!
Well, if that’s not a sign of validation and support, I don’t know what is. Kudos to Mr. Slott and yourself, and props to Marvel for being so enthusiastic about recognizing and rewarding this successful run.