So here's a totally new experience for me… Today, I'm going to go to Forbidden Planet in Union Square. I'm going to go up to the cashier and ask, "Do you have a copy of Marvel Universe Ultimate Spider-Man #7?" And the cashier is going to say something like, "Yeah, we, like, just got that issue in today." And then I'll yell, "I wrote that!" And the dude behind the counter will probably look at me funny and not really respond, silently judging me.
But I won't care, because today marks the day when my first Spider-Man comic hits the shelves. My story is called "There's A Ghost In My Locker" and it's all about how Peter Parker's locker is haunted by the ghost of a bullied kid who died in a locker-stuffing accident.
The kids'll love it!
I'm dying to get my hands on a copy. I'm dying to pull the issue off the shelf and flip through and just hold it in my hands and see how my story unfolds. Am I going a little overboard here? Totally. But this is my first comic! And it's for Spider-Man! I feel like you only get this experience once, encountering your work in a new medium for the very first time, which just so happens to be a medium that I grew up reading incessantly… so I'm going to savor the moment for as long as I can. And then I'm going to buy out the whole stash.
Oh… Here's a little secret: I tried to insert a few references to The Shining in the storyline. Let me know if anyone catches them. Pick up a copy today!
October 24, 2012Related: ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN #7
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