This is going to be a lot of fun. Houston's getting their own Marvel superhero - and it's the Scarlet Spider! Marvel Comics is celebrating Houston's new superhero with an event at the Alamo Drafthouse West Oaks, next Wednesday night, January 11th, at 7:30 PM. Tickets are only $6!
Christopher Yost and Ryan Stegman are the series' creators, and will be there for an audience Q&A (to be moderated by myself), so get your questions ready - like, how will a superhero like the Scarlet Spider, a clone of Spider-Man, navigate our city with its wide open spaces? I'm curious myself about how Houston's geography will effect the Scarlet Spider's success at crimefighting. I've read the first issue, and it's pretty terrific, with a great character in the Scarlet Spider, a new background that we don't often see in superhero comic books, considering many of them take place in either New York or some fictional setting, and I can't wait to see what Christopher Yost and Ryan Stegman come up with.
Christopher Yost is no stranger to comics, having helped create X-23, and he's also been a writer on X-MEN, X-FORCE, BATMAN, and worked on TV shows like THE BATMAN, TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES, and X-MEN: EVOLUTION. Ryan Stegman is one of Marvel's top illustrators, having worked on X-23, SHE-HULK, and THE INCREDIBLE HERCULES.
Also, 8th Dimension Comics And Games will be hosting a signing event with Christopher Yost and Ryan Stegman at their store from noon to 4:00 PM to meet the fans, so please swing by before the night's festivities and check it out!
We'll also be screening select episodes of THE AVENGERS: EARTH'S MIGHTIEST HEROES, which both Yost and Stegman have worked on. Plus there may be more surprises in store that night. If you buy your ticket online, you'll get a seat for the event, plus Scarlet Spider #1 when you arrive.
So come on out and welcome Marvel's first Houston-oriented superhero!