SPIDER-GIRL Ending with June's #8
Marvel's June solicitations brought news that the current Spider-Girl ongoing series is ending as of that month's issue #8.The comic, written by Paul Tobin with art from Clayton Henry and Matthew Southworth, was originally announced last July at Comic-Con International: San Diego, and starred Anya Corazon, the character originally known as Araña. Spider-Girl was promoted as a tie-in to the "Big Time" developments in Amazing Spider-Man, and started in November. According to comichron.com, Spider-Girl #4 was No. 125 in direct sales for February, with estimated sales of 14,804. Issue #3, which also shipped that month, was slightly higher at No. 120 and 15,302 copies. The series debuted in November at No. 74 with sales of 23,926, with issue #2 placing No. 84 with sales of 21,606. The only ongoing Marvel title not part of the kids-focused "Marvel Adventures" line that ranked lower for February was Namor: The First Mutant #7.
Newsarama talked with Tobin about the series following the initial announcement, in a conference call shortly before the release of the first issue, and in January following major developments to the title in issue #2. Previous Spider-Girl series starred May Parker, the teen daughter of Peter Parker and Mary Jane in the "MC2" alternate timeline. The series received positive press from women's interest blog Jezebel, which lauded the title character for "explicitly being marketed as being an empowering figure that isn't aggressively sexualized." Here's Marvel's solicitation for the final issue:
Written by PAUL TOBIN
Penciled by CLAYTON HENRY
Cover by JELENA KEVIC-DJURDJEVIC
FINAL ISSUE! with her roommate kidnapped and her life on the line, Spider-Girl uncovers the true identity of her father's murderer, but will the knowledge force her into an action that she'll regret for the rest of her life? It's all more pressure than any normal 16 year old girl could bear, but what if Spider-Girl wasn't normal anymore? A shocking change in the life of Anya Corazon awaits in this fate-filled issue!
32 PGS./Rated A ...$2.99