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Published January 3, 2020

Get Ready for Taran Killam's Western-Themed Marvel Debut in 'Spider-Verse' #4

"I said yes faster than a mustang in the eye of a cyclone!"

Get ready for some high-octane action in SPIDER-VERSE #4, in comic shops Wednesday, January 29! It's not just a Western-style adventure for Spider-Man and crew, it's the Marvel debut of actor and comedian Taran Killam! Currently starring in ABC's Single Parents and formerly of Saturday Night Live, Killam will write his first story for the House of Ideas alongside artist Juan Gedeon (VENOM) and color artist Brian Reber.

Here's what Killam had to say about his first time writing for Marvel:

"I’m a lifelong Spider-Man fan. In fact the AOL email account I’ve had since I was twelve is a version of Spider-Man. (Who knew 57 people chose Spiddooomen@aol.com before me?)

"I also love a good Western. So when the fine folks at Marvel (huge shoutout to Nick Lowe!) asked if I wanted to write a Spider-Verse issue featuring Webslinger, I said yes faster than a mustang in the eye of a cyclone. No, that most certainly is not a rejected line of dialogue from my script!!!!

"It is an unbelievable honor to contribute to the Spider-Verse that has thrilled and delighted me since my youth. It was more fun than I could have anticipated. I hope everyone enjoys this issue half as much as I enjoyed collaborating with Nick, Kathleen [Wisneski], Brian and Juan."

Have a look at some of the art you'll see inside SPIDER-VERSE #4!

SPIDER-VERSE (2019) #4, interior art by Juan Gedeon
SPIDER-VERSE (2019) #4, interior art by Juan Gedeon

In SPIDER-VERSE #4, Sheriff Stacy is down for the count and the Sinister Sextet is threatening the peace of the town! This looks like a job for the friendly neighborhood Webslinger!

SPIDER-VERSE (2019) #4, interior art by Juan Gedeon
SPIDER-VERSE (2019) #4, interior art by Juan Gedeon

It's sure to be a high-falutin' hoedown in the Spider-Verse!

SPIDER-VERSE #4, written by Taran Killam with art by Juan Gedeon, hits comic stores on Wednesday, January 29! Pre-order your copy now online or at your local comic shop!

Spider-Verse #4 cover

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