Kevin Shinick, the writer of W.E.B. of Spider-Man, had no idea they were creating Harley Keener’s first appearance in a comic book.

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Kevin Shinick, the writer of W.E.B. of Spider-Man, had no idea they were creating Harley Keener’s first appearance in a comic book.

The first canonical comics appearance of Harley Keener, the kid from Iron Man 3, is featured in W.E.B. of Spider-Man, a new graphic novel collecting the issues originally intended to launch with the Web Slingers: A Spider-Man Adventure attraction at Disney California Adventure…but writer Kevin Shinick didn’t know that when he chose the character to use for the story. Shinick told ComicBook that the creative team was given a list of characters to choose from, and he chose Harley before realizing that he was establishing a claim to a piece of comic book history.

The pandemic altered everything, and it was a long time before either the attraction or the comic came out. It was originally announced in March 2020 and intended for a June 2020 launch, but the pandemic changed everything, and it was a long time before either the attraction or the comic came out. Shinick insisted that they kept their heads down and stuck to the story’s original vision.

“We started it before COVID, and the goal was to have a wonderful companion piece to the Marvel experience at Disneyland,” Shinick added. “So they brought me in, showed me around, showed me what the campus was like, showed me what W.E.B. looked like when you were there, and it was extremely amazing.” Shinick, a TV and comics veteran who just penned The CW’s Beebo Saves Christmas special, will sign copies of the W.E.B. of Spider-Man collection tonight at Comics Factory in Pasadena. More information on the event may be found here.

“At first, they were like, ‘Pick anybody you want,'” says the author. Shinick spoke about the parks’ and comics’ creative collaboration. “I had a long list of things to choose from, so I chose a few, and Harley was definitely one of them.” I chose him because I believed he’d be a terrific addition to the cast. I didn’t realize it at the time, but it was going to be his first appearance in print. It wasn’t until later that I thought to myself, ‘Oh wow.’ I hadn’t given it a second thought.’ We made a few of alterations in terms of characters and where we could and couldn’t go as a result of the Marvel event. But, aside from that, we set out to do precisely what I mentioned, which was to turn this into a companion… Summary of Entertainment News from Brinkwire.

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