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WC12: Marvel's "Amazing Spider-Man" Panel

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Humberto Ramos and Tom Brevoort take the stage at Anaheim's WonderCon to discuss the incoming plans for "Amazing Spider-Man" including a look at the return of the Lizard in "No Going Back" and the announcement of "Space: Punisher."

A raft of creators and staff from Marvel Comics swung into the 2012 WonderCon in Anaheim Friday afternoon for the publisher's "Amazing Spider-Man" panel. Series artist Humberto Ramos joined Executive Editor and SVP of Publishing Tom Brevoort and Director of Communications, Publishing & Digital Media Arune Singh for the discussion of all things Spider-Man.

The panel started by talking about the soon to launch "Ends of the Earth" storyline which sees Doc Ock return to the series written by Dan Slott as well as a new Spider-Armor. "It's always exciting to get scripts from them because I have no idea what's going to happen," Ramos laughed. "I was really, really happy to be working on a character like Silver Sable. I've never drawn here ever. There's also Black Widow, and the Sinister Six are always fun to draw."

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"Just to be on this book and with Spider-Man is a dream come true," the artist added, saying that "Amazing" is the comic that got him into the medium. "I feel flattered [when fans tell me the run is the best ever] but I know there have been so many great runs...for a guy who likes comic books and grew up reading them, and then broke in because he wanted to draw this specific character

Brevoort told the story of how he and Ramos first met, noting that he gave the artist a portfolio review when he was an unknown in San Diego years ago. At the time, one of the Marvel staffers told Ramos he had no shot. "My first interview ever trying to break into comics was with Tom," he said. "You were great. You told me only good things and said I wasn't ready, but you pointed me towards how I could fix my mistakes...now when people are kind enough to show me their work, I've learned from Tom -and from that other guy- that I can't tell people whether they have enough talent or not to break in. I tell them 'It's up to you.' I can give them my personal opinions on things, but it really is up to you guys."

When asked whether Stan Lee would participate in the 50th Anniversary comics celebration, Brevoort said there were plans, but he didn't want to steal Editor Steve Wacker's thunder in announcing it just yet.

Writer Dan Slott was rung up on Bervoort's cell phone for some hard-of-hearing Q&A where he revealed that his personal favorite Spider-Man story was "The Death of Captain Stacey" which was the first comic that made him cry. Ramos then asked him, "Dan, am I going to have a new script to draw on Monday?" Slott replied that he'd already sent it over.

Asked whether he would reunited Peter Parker and Mary Jane Watson in the series, Slott said, "Expect the monkey's paw. You will get what you want, but not the way you want it!"

Stay tuned for more from WonderCon 2012 all weekend on CBR!

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