AMAZING SPIDER-MAN Set To Get 'Infested' Starting in April


Marvel's May solicitations for Amazing Spider-Man mentioned back-ups titled "Infested," and the publisher announced Friday afternoon that these will lead-in to "the biggest Spider-Man event of the year," "Spider-Island."

We don't know any specific plot details yet, but based on the Humberto Ramos-illustrated preview image released it looks like bad news for... just about all of the Marvel Universe.

"Infested" starts with April's Amazing Spider-Man #659. Marvel's full press release follows:

Press Release

Marvel is pleased to announce Infested, an all new series of short stories beginning in Amazing Spider-Man #659, leading into the biggest Spider-Man event of the year – Spider Island! And to set the stage, a whole cavalcade of superstar artists like Barry Kitson, Lee Garbett and Emma Rios join the red-hot Dan Slott for a Spidey spectacular that’ll have fans talking for years to come!

 “Infested is giving readers the first adumbrations of a threat that’s been slowly creeping toward Spidey’s life for decades,” said Marvel Senior Editor, Stephen Wacker. “Dan along with some guest artists set the readers on a dangerous course that leads right to Amazing Spider-Man #666…and beyond.”

Spider-Man has gone toe-to-toe with the biggest and baddest villains of the Marvel Universe, but nothing can prepare him for what he’ll be up against next! So pack your bags and get ready to jump on the road to the biggest Spider-Man event of the year starting with Infested, only in Amazing Spider-Man #659!


Written by DAN SLOTT

Pencils and Cover by STEFANO CASELLI

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