The thrill-seeking Ricochet, the high-tech Hornet, the majestic Prodigy and the mysterious Dusk rise again to carve out their own brand of justice into the Big Apple! Peter Parker once wore these guises when Spider-Man was forced to hide from the public eye. Clearing his name, he’s returned to the classic red and blue–and the abandoned identities have since fallen into unseasoned hands! Now four reluctant teens were recruited to assume these roles; trained by a mysterious benefactor from the Golden Age of heroes.
“SLINGERS would launch in a void in which the core Spider-books (riding a wave of fatigue and reader dissatisfaction) took a brief hiatus. The title was my first monthly endeavor after writing a few fill-in issues of X-FORCE and X-FACTOR and I had to learn on my feet. I made some choices I’m proud of to this day… as well as some strange ones that make me scratch my head and wonder what the I was thinking now that I’m nudged to recall some of them.
I still get emails from fans of the book who kept me informed of the eventual fates and re-appearances of Ricochet, Hornet, Prodigy and Dusk over the years in the pages of books like Marvel’s RUNAWAYS.”
“If you have not read Slingers, you are in the majority. But you are missing out on one of the greatest books that never made it.”