Next month’s Marvel’s Vices: Spider-Verse special will put the spotlight on several existing Spider-folks, including Miles Morales and Silk, but they’ll be joined by two new characters: Recluse and Spider-Friend.
Spider-Friend will debut in a story written and drawn by Jason Loo, co-creator of The All-Nighter and the award-winning Afterlift. According to Marvel.com, he “comes from a corner of the Marvel Multiverse that’s filled with laugh tracks and filmed in front a live studio audience.”
Recluse, meanwhile, is co-created by Cheryl Lynn Eaton (Batman Secret Files, Bitch Planet) and Julian Shaw (Marvel’s Voices: Legacy). This spidersona lives on a dystopian world where Electro controls the power grid.
Here’s a look at the two new characters, who share the spotlight on a variant cover for the issue by InHyuk Lee:
Marvel has shifted their approach to their Marvel’s Voices anthology series, as they continue to expand the brand into different places. In addition to adding new digital stories under that banner to Marvel Unlimited, they’ve now announced two anthologies focused on specific character families. Marvel’s Voices: Wakanda Forever came out in February, just in time for Black History Month., with this Spider-Verse special arriving in April.
Here’s a look at the stories you can expect in the Spider-Verse special:
“TRAINING DAY” Starring Miles Morales and Misty Knight
Written by CODY ZIGLAR
Art by JAHNOY LINDSAY
Colors by JAVA TARTAGLIA
Writer of the smash-hit MILES MORALES: SPIDER-MAN ongoing series, Cody Ziglar returns to the Spider-Verse alongside superstar artist Jahnoy Lindsay with a teamup story starring Miles Morales and Misty Knight, with Miles’ baby sister Billie along for the ride!
“BIRTHDAY BASH” Starring Miles Morales
Written by VITA AYALA
Art by ALBERTO ALBURQUERQUE
Colors by RACHELLE ROSENBERG
Writer Vita Ayala and artist Alberto Alburquerque craft a wild day for Miles Morales as his duties as Spider-Man threaten to steal him away from those he loves most!
“RECLUSE ENDANGERMENT” Starring Recluse
Written by CHERYL LYNN EATON
Art by JULIAN SHAW
Colors by ANDREW DALHOUSE
Writer Cheryl Lynn Eaton and artist Julian Shaw bring readers to a dystopian future where Electro controls the power grid and keeps the world in the dark until a new Spider-Hero rises up… Witness the very first adventure of RECLUSE!
“AN UNRAVELING WEB” Starring Silk
Written by JEREMY HOLT
Art by ERIC KODA
Colors by ERICK ARCINIEGA
Writer Jeremy Holt and artist Eric Koda tell a thought-provoking and personal story straight from Silk’s point of view that explores the toll of being a Super Hero!
“WORKIN’ IT OUT” Starring Spider-Friend
Written and Drawn by JASON LOO
Meet SPIDER-FRIEND! This all-new character comes from a corner of the Marvel Multiverse that’s filled with laugh tracks and filmed in front a live studio audience! Don’t adjust your television set as you enjoy this one-of-a-kind story from writer/artist Jason Loo!
“MUSIC FOR UPLIFTING GORMANDIZERS” Starring Spider-Punk
Written by J. HOLTHAM
Art by KEN LASHLEY
Colors by CECI DE LA CRUZ
Fresh off his limited series, Spider-Punk and his band return to face down his reality’s version of the Sinister Six, the Sinister Sextet! Rock out with writer J. Holtham and artist Ken Lashley in this action-packed tale!
“FIRE WITH FIRE” Starring Web-Weaver
Written by STEVE FOXE
Art by LUCIANO VECCHIO
Colors by RUTH REDMOND
Cooper Coen, aka Web-Weaver, is back to slay another day! Co-creator Steve Foxe and showstopping artist Luciano Vecchio take the breakout hero from EDGE OF SPIDER-VERSE to Fire Island for a showdown against a new version of Kraven the Hunter!
And here’s a look at the issue’s other variant covers by John Giang and Phil Jimenez:
Look for Marvel’s Voices: Spider-Verse to arrive in stores on April 12.