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After launching a new Scarlet Spider ongoing series with writer Christopher Yost and a team-up with Jonathan Hickman during his critically acclaimed Fantastic Four run, artist Ryan Stegman is now facing perhaps his greatest challenge yet. Next January will see the release of issues #1 and #2 of Dan Slott's The Superior Spider-Man and it is Stegman who will be providing his incredible artwork for both those and the third instalment the following month. When plot details for Amazing Spider-Man #700 were leaked, they were understandably met with a great deal of upset and scepticism from fans. However, now that the issue has actually gone on sale, the reaction has been overwhelmingly positive (as you can see from my 5* review by clicking Here). Regardless, with a bold new status quo now firmly established, it falls to Slott and Stegman to continue the story of the new Spider-Man. The latter was »
In the special anniversary spectacular Amazing Spider-Man #700, on-sale today, writer Dan Slott and artist Humberto Ramos bring readers the final fight between Doctor Octopus and Spider-Man! But as Peter Parker takes his last breath, his deadliest enemy gets the ultimate revenge by assuming the identity of Spider-Man and the life that belonged to him! But just how will Doc Ock be the Superior Super Hero? What does it mean for the Marvel Universe and Earth’s Mightiest? Find out as Slott & Ramos re-invent the World’s Most Popular Super Hero like you never thought possible in Amazing Spider-Man #700.
And the story doesn’t stop there! Also on sale today, fan favorite creators Chris Yost and Paco Medina bring you the Superior Spider-Man on a mission that brings his past, present and future colliding together in the must read, Avenging Spider-Man #15.1
Then January 9th, Marvel launches Superior Spider-Man #1, an all-new ongoing »
Anghus Houvouras defends the controversial storyline leading in to Marvel Now!'s Superior Spider-Man...
Major spoilers ahead - be warned...
Leading up to the conclusion of nearly fifty years of stories, Slott has written a storyline that sees Peter Parker's mind switched with the evil supergenius Doctor Otto Octavius. The conclusion of the story has been leaked online revealing that Parker does not survive their final encounter leaving your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man dying in the body of an old man, while Octavious takes over Peter's body for good and strives to become a hero in the Marvel Now! relaunch The Superior Spider-Man.
Fans are outraged. Death threats have been issued to Slott. The authorities have been contacted. Message boards are brimming with venomous rage about one of the »
Will the rise of the artificial intelligence Ultron cause the premature end of the Fantastic Four’s sojourn across time and space? Fantastic Four #5Au Written by Matt Fraction Art by Tba Cover by Mark Bagley Then!...Peter Parker spent a lifetime living up to the responsibilities his powers foisted upon him but his Amazing story finally ended dramatically in the historic Spider-Man #700. Now!...The new Amazing Spider-Man has arrived and he is better in every single way. Smarter, stronger...Superior. Superior Spider-man #1 Written by Dan Slott Pencils & Cover by Ryan Stegman »
Christopher Yost has become a famous name in the comic book world, working on animated television shows such as Wolverine And The X-Men, Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes, and Fantastic Four: World's Greatest Heroes. At the moment, he writes Scarlet Spider, which recently took place in the Minimum Carnage comic event. Yost will very soon take over Avenging Spider-Man, so keep on a lookout for that book. A while back, Christopher Yost agreed to answer some questions on the creation of Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes, Scarlet Spider and much more. In the beginning, how did you and the rest of the team set the tone that Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes would have? Did you ever try for a darker approach? Never! The Avengers was never about 'dark,' and we had no interest in doing that anyway - especially after coming off Wolverine and the X-Men, a show which while we loved, »
USA Today have revealed our first look at The Superior Spider-Man. The relaunched series will replace The Amazing Spider-Man after issue #700 hits stands on December 26th. Whatever happens in that landmark issue will result in a very new direction for Peter Parker, with the site describing it as, "a far darker Spider-Man than fans have ever seen." "The one thing that does not go with this Spider-Man is the term 'Friendly neighborhood,'" says series writer Dan Slott. "I've always been the omniscient hand that's been protecting Peter Parker and Spider-Man, and not letting anything too bad happen to him. And now I've become this cruel god. There's something exciting about that, about going, 'Mwah-ha-ha-ha-ha, here is what's going to happen to you, Spider-Man!' And it's drastic and it's big and it's exciting and it's never been done before." As well as Humberto Ramos and Giuseppe Camuncoli, Fantastic Four »
I don’t own a single Spider-Man comic. Wait, scratch that. I own some painted comic released in the mid-aughts… Secret War. Didn’t care for it.
That being said, I love Spider-Man. I loved his cartoon in the 90s. I loved the Sensational Spider-Man cartoon even more. I owned Maximum Carnage for the Super Nintendo. I played about 8000 hours worth of Spider-Man 2 for the original Xbox. So, with all the love I have for the character, why don’t I subscribe to a single web-headed book? Well, consider it a barrier to entry. Never found the right jumping on point.
Until now. Dan Slott’s upcoming in-book epic “Ends of the Earth” looks to be as good a point as ever to jump on. Given my recent love affair with the Fantastic Four… I figure why not roll the dice on the House of Mouse one more time. »
- Marc Alan Fishman
7 items from 2012
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