September 23, 2023


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Spider-Man’s Broadway Musical Is Explored in Bendis’ New Collection

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Brian Michael Bendis is exploring his time with Spider-Man: Flip Off the Darkish, the infamous Broadway musical that premiered in 2011, in a brand new sequence.

Brian Michael Bendis and Invoice Walko are teaming-up to inform the behind-the-curtain story of the notorious Spider-Man Broadway musical, Spider-Man: Flip Off the Darkish, in a brand new Substack unique sequence, Fortune & Glory: The Musical.

Fortune & Glory: The Musical — a follow-up to 2000’s Fortune and Glory: A True Hollywood Comedian Ebook Story by Brian Michael Bendis, which explored his early makes an attempt to interrupt into Hollywood and the comics trade — is a brand new weekly unique comedian releasing solely on Bendis’s “Jinxworld” publication on Substack. The sequence will discover Bendis’ experiences engaged on Spider-Man: Flip Off the Darkish, the infamous Broadway musical remembered for its troubled manufacturing, quite a few forged accidents, scathing critiques and costly finances.

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“Years in the past I did an autobiographical graphic novel known as Fortune and Glory. It was about my earliest adventures in Hollywood as an impartial comics creator. I neeeeever thought I’d have crazier tales to inform,” Bendis stated of Fortune & Glory: The Musical. “Then I bought a name to jot down the now notorious Spider-Man Broadway musical. It didn’t go nice. That is that story.”

The writer additional stated of Fortune & Glory: The Musical, “Within the midst of the unprecedented success of Brian Michael Bendis’s character-defining run on Final Spider-Man, and the field workplace record-breaking Spider-Man movies, the author acquired a cellphone name that nobody might have predicted. Spidey was going to Broadway, and Bendis was being tapped to collaborate with rock royalty to assist the webslinger ‘discover his voice’ on stage. Might he overcome his personal ignorance about musicals, or would he exit stage left earlier than manufacturing started?” Together with Bendis and Walko, Fortune & Glory: The Musical options colours by Wes Dzioba and letters by Josh Reed.

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How Spider-Man: Flip Off the Darkish Modified Broadway Historical past

That includes music by Bono and The Edge, Spider-Man: Flip Off the Darkish formally opened on Broadway on June 14, 2011, following many delays because of forged accidents concerned with the present’s stunts. The present’s opening was additionally pushed again due to destructive critiques, which resulted in a very reworked present after unique director Julie Taymor left the manufacturing. The present made historical past for being one of the vital costly Broadway exhibits of all time with a $75 million finances.

The primary difficulty of Fortune & Glory: The Musical is offered to learn now on Bendis’ “Jinxworld” publication. Darkish Horse Comics will even be placing out a brand new commerce paperback version of Fortune & Glory (written and illustrated by Bendis, coloured by Matthew Wilson and that includes an introduction by Paul Dini) on April 5, 2023.

Supply: Substack

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