Okay Sean, I'm looking for some help from you on a couple of fronts.
Todd McFarlane hasn't responded to an initial inquiry as to his availability for a run of covers for Spectacular Spider-Man. I figured if he got a call right from the top *cough- you* it might go a long way to making him realize how much we value his work. We've got a special run coming up on Spectacular featuring a couple of Spidey's most famous past creators. Think what a special event it would be if one of his most FAMOUS artists ever made a return, if only for covers? Look how popular his Ultimate Spider-Man 100 variant was!
Anyways, lemme know, because if not, I've got to let John know we'll be looking for him to do the covers on his run as well. BTW, you ever confirm things with John? I hadn't heard. I know he works fast, so I'm not too worried about his capacity to meet the deadlines, but I really want to get a few issues in the can early. David is ready to roll as soon as we get his penciller on board.
Over on Amazing, I'm thinking of pulling in rising star (Sorry JMS!) Matt Fraction for the 12-issue arc that John Romita Jr.'s already signed on for. I'm figuring on JRJr doing covers, though it sounds like we've got his dad on board for at least one variant, most likely for the first featuring our new creative team.
Can you check on these items and get back to me? Thanks......