Kevin Smith recently posted the following on his "View Askew" notice board:
I have finished writing the "Spider-Man/Black Cat: Evil That Men Do" mini-series.
For those of you who're new (or don't follow comics), this is a mini series I started writing back in 2001. I turned in script for issue three back in September of 2002.
But as of a few moments ago, I just forwarded the script to issue six to Axel at Marvel. It's done.
And while I have zero defense for my lateness (particularly when folks like Bendis turn out great stories in multiple books on a monthly basis), I will say this: it's a much better story now that it would've been had I completed it back in '02. But judge that for yourselves when it comes out (or don't; believe me - I'd understand if folks were like "F^%$ him for making me wait three years. I ain't buying it.").
Terry Dodson is done drawing issue four, and is well into issue five. Don't know when this puts the book on track for, but my guess is by year's end, or Jan. '06.
Anyway, just thought I'd share that. Thanks, all, for your patience.
I don't know about where you live, but here there are pigs flying, blood gushing out of water taps, two Suns in the sky, a giant marshmallow man strolling around the city, and reports that Steve Ditko came out of seclusion and is saying that he is Spider-Man co-creator, and is damn proud of it.