Kevin Smith won’t write ASM

Newsarama is reporting that Kevin Smith won’t take over writing duties on Amazing Spider-Man as previously scheduled. (That comes out in the Joe Quesada interview linked above.) Instead, Smith will be helming the new Spider-Man series that JMS was supposed to handle. The change was made because Kevin Smith can’t guarantee that he’ll get issues out every month, and those kinds of delays are inappropriate for Marvel’s flagship title. This does not affect the upcoming JMS-written Squadron Supreme MAX title.