If there was ever a comic book equivalent of The Little Engine That Could, the one who defiantly faces an uphill battle crying “I think I can, I think I can, I think I can” — it has to be Marvel’s Spider-Girl. She’s been on the brink of cancellation more than  times, and has been saved by the impassioned plea’s and hard work of fans and creators that felt she deserved better each and every time. She never gave up in her book, and her fans never gave up on her. Unfortunately, it appeared that with the release of Amazing Spider-Girl #30 (which just hit store shelves) that Mayday’s time as the solo star of her own book was finally up, despite all the efforts that went into saving the book time and again, BUT all is not lost and there’s definitely good news on that front. Mayday Parker, a.k.a. Spider-Girl, will be the star of a new digital comic all her own as part of Marvel’s Digital Comics Unlimited initiative.
Here’s the official word, from Comic Book Resources:
At first, she was just SPIDER-GIRL. Then she became the AMAZING SPIDER-GIRL. Now, Mayday Parker, the future daughter of Spider-Man goes digital in the all-new THE SPECTACULAR SPIDER-GIRL #1! Marvel is pleased to announce that Spider-Girl will return in an all new series, exclusive to the groundbreaking Marvel Digital Comics Unlimited (http://www.marvel.com/digitalcomics), beginning April 15th!
Written by co-creator, Tom DeFalco, drawn by co-creator, Ron Frenz, and inked by Sal Buscema, THE SPECTACULAR SPIDER-GIRL #1 debuts on Marvel Digital Comics Unlimited as part of the subscription service’s exclusive digital comics program. The story will appear in print two weeks later in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN FAMILY #5 on sale Wednesday, April 29th.
Spider-Girl fans can gear up for THE SPECTACULAR SPIDER-GIRL’s digital debut by reading FREE Spider-Girl digital comics right now at:
Honestly, digital comics are not my preferred format (being unable to “collect” them), but I’m very glad to hear that she has a home here, the ASF comic, and that Spider-Girl creator’s Tom DeFalco and Ron Frenz (with Sal Buscema on inks!) are still devoted and at the helm. I’ll look into the series, definitely, and am awful glad that fellow fans have a place to continue to enjoy her adventures. All that hard work just continues to pay off and it’s proving more and more all the time that Mayday Parker really is “spectacular.”