Great news, Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends will reunite in Iceman #3 this November. Reuniting are Firestar, Iceman, and your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man.
In the upcoming issue, Bobby Drake, a.k.a. Iceman will find himself pitted up against infamous X-Men foe, Mr. Sinister. Unable to defeat the worthy villain alone, Iceman must call in a few friends to help bring him down.
Originally airing in 1981 and concluding in 1983, Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends saw the three aforementioned heroes teaming up to fight crime and partake in incredible adventures. Firestar, who was new to the Marvel Comics Universe, was ushered into the X-Men after the cartoon hit TV screens.
Sina Grace and Nathan Stockman will helm the Iceman series and bring the Amazing Friends back together within its pages.
“As a lifelong Spider-Man and X-Fan, I forced C.B. Cebulski to swear he wasn’t kidding when the opportunity to write a Spider-Man & His Amazing Friends team-up happened,” said writer Sina Grace in an interview. “Expect me to one-up Chip Zdarsky on quips and dynamic action!”
Sina Grace was the writer for the original Iceman series before the relaunch back in June of this year, which saw Bobby join forces with X-Men favorite, Bishop, to investigate a slew of suspicious Morlock murders.
“I’m amazed that the series connected with an audience so much that we defied odds and got another arc,” Grace said when the limited series was announced. “The whole process of writing the first one, I was focused on doing my best work and crafting a series that sat well as a standalone…I had blinders on. Apathy is such a huge force in this world, so when the letters kept coming after the final issue—in my DMs, on Tumblr, to the Marvel offices, at comic conventions—that was when I had to ask, ‘Is this the impact other Super Hero books have on their readers?’”
“My heart warmed when gay Twitter stood by my choice to have Bobby irrationally want to move across the country for a guy—they saw that same insane puppy love in themselves. When the New York Times article hit, that’s when I was like, Oh, we did something special, and people took notice. Tight,” Grace stated.
We can’t wait to get our hands on Iceman #3, and we won’t have to wait long for it.
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