Le scénariste Christos Gage retrouvera le dessinateur Javier Rodriguez sur le deuxième Annual de la série Superior Spider-Man prévu pour mars 2014.
Contrairement au précédent “Superior Spider-Man Annual”, ce numéro sera directement touché par l’actualité de l’arc “Goblin Nation”. On y suivra Ben Urich dans la recherche de son neveu Phil Urich devenu le Chevalier Bouffon (anciennement Super-Bouffon) entre les mains du Roi Bouffon. Mais Phil peut-il et veut-il être sauvé ?
[quote=“Christos Gage”]In a lot of ways, Phil is almost a dark, mirror image of Peter Parker. He was close to his Uncle Ben [Urich], and when he acquired great power, he took on the responsibility of being a hero. But in his case, the source of that power is the Goblin Formula, and sooner or later, everyone who is changed by that formula goes insane. And it happened to Phil, too. The question is whether he’s redeemable. Can he be saved? This is something Ben Urich is struggling with. Ben lost his wife not long ago, and he’s not going to let Phil go without a fight. I can tell you that both I and artist Javier Rodriguez were tickled pink to be doing a Ben Urich focused story, because of how much we loved the great Frank Miller Ben Urich stories of the past.
In my case, my father was also a trench-coat-wearing New York reporter covering organized crime, for the “New York Times” in the 1970s. So it’s a take on the story that pushes the buttons of the entire creative team.[/quote]
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