“So apparently if you look up Peter Parker on wikitionary your computer cracks open, kills your aunties, and pus. Dead puppies and needle toothed clowns fall out.” – Wade Wilson on Parker Industries CEO Peter Parker, Feb 2016
ColourArtist Jason Keith
EditorsJordan White and Nick Lowe
So it has been a month since we got our hands on Spider-man / Deadpool 1#. This book has ranked high on the sales charts. Issue 1 was the 3rd best comic for Diamond in the month of January (behind Walking Dead 150# and Secret Wars 9#). Amazing taking the 11th spot for January. Now it should be said that issue one obviously has a first issue sales bump going for it but could it be possible that this title will be the number one selling spidey ongoing for awhile? Lets take a look at the second issue and see if the magic will go beyond issue 1
Question: What could be better than a Stan Lee/ Steve Ditko Spider-Man vs. Fantastic Four story?
Answer: A longer version of the same story!
Amazing Spider-Man #1 proudly features the fight on the front cover of the first issue, but only gives us a paltry three pages (packed, of course, but still only three). This you know. This is you are familiar with.
What you may not know is that Stan Lee and Jack Kirby revisited that same fight and expanded it to twice the length just a few months later. Interested? Then read on for the Spider-Man versus Fantastic Four Extended Edition!
Or should it be Director’s Cut? How about Special Edition? Who cares? We have classic Spidey and FF to read!
Marvel.com sent me this press release. Are you excited? I have fond memories of these as a kid.
The Triumphant Return of the MARVEL TREASURY EDITION!
SPIDEY Vol. 1 Coming in Oversized Treasury Edition Format!
New York, NY—February 5th,, 2016—Swing into action True Believer and witness the return of the famous Marvel Treasury Edition! Gone from comic shops for nearly 35 years, be there as this long-lost format makes its big comeback with SPIDEY: ALL-NEW TREASURY EDITION VOL. 1! Presented in an oversized tabloid size format, this can’t miss tome collects the first five issuesof Robbie Thompson and Nick Bradshaw’s hit series SPIDEY! Prepare for a webslinging Spider-Man experience like no other when the oversized adventures of teenage Peter Parker are released this June!
“Nick Bradshaw’s work on SPIDEY practically leaps off the page,” says Marvel SVP Sales & Marketing David Gabriel. “We knew we had to do something special for fans of this series. And since Robbie Thompson does such a wonderful job of capturing the early days of Peter Parker’s super hero career, we though SPIDEY was the perfect title to bring back this classic comic format.”
Today, he’s the world’s greatest super hero. But before he was amazing, he was just Spidey. Class is in session as he faces off against Doctor Octopus, the Sandman, the Lizard, the Vulture and more iconic Spider-Man rogues! Strap in and suit up as Thompson and Bradshaw bring you an action-packed thrill ride through Peter Parkers early days. Don’t miss the SPIDEY: ALL-NEW TREASURY EDITION VOL. 1 when it comes to comic shops and wherever books are sold this June!
CBR: Thursday brought the full details of what Marvel is doing for both of its releases on Free Comic Book Day. On a macro level, you have two different issues, spotlighting four different stories — what’s the approach behind the scenes at Marvel in choosing what to highlight each year on FCBD?
Alonso: Free Comic Book Day is an entry point for new readers, so we try to shine a spotlight on something we’re excited about — a new series, event or character — and make it as exciting and accessible as possible.
With that in mind, we have two FCBD books, each of which has two stories. The first offers a “Civil War II” prelude by Bendis and Jim Cheung and a story that introduces the new Wasp byMark Waid and Alan Davis. The second offers a prelude to “Captain America: Steve Rogers” #1″ by Nick Spencer and Jesus Saiz and a prelude to “Dead No More” by Dan Slott and Javier Garron, about which I’ll be coy and just say that it has something to do with Spider-Man. So it’s four stories that feature the return of a legend, a prelude to an event, a prelude to a new series, and the introduction of a new character.
***** CBR: But “Dead No More” — it’s definitely a Spider-Man story?
Written by NICK SPENCER & DAN SLOTT Art by JESUS SAIZ & JAVIER GARRON Cover by JESUS SAIZ Coming Free Comic Book Day!
After a pretty solid beating last month, will the Sinister Silk finally be able to knock down a very pregnant Spider-Woman? Will they both overcome a weaker second issue? One is a yes, one is a no, but which is which?
Silk #3 Writer: Robbie Thompson Artist: Tana Ford Colorist: Ian Herring C.Artist: Helen Chen Letterer: Travis Lanham Editors: Devin Lewis & Nick Lowe Editor-In-Chief: Axel Alonso
Spider-Woman #3 Writer:Dennis Hopeless Artist/C.Artist: Javier Rodriguez Inker:Alvero Lopez Letterer:Travis Lanham Editors:Devin Lewis & Nick Lowe Editor-In-Chief:Axel Alonso
BD Update: It seems Mohamed maybe close with his prediction that Spider-Man will be involved in the “Dead No More” event. However that maybe not quite 100% accurate. Writer Dan Slott wrote this to us on Twitter .
Comic Book Resources has just released information that “Dead No More” is indeed a Spidey event as it will be…
While the press release simply lists Dan Slott as the co-writer on the “Captain America” issue, the cover art reveals that he and artist Javier Garron are teaming for the first chapter of “Dead No More.” Slott’s involvement, combined with the Spidery teaser for the event, would indicate that it’s pretty much a lock that “Dead No More” is Spider-Man related.
Written by NICK SPENCER & DAN SLOTT Art by JESUS SAIZ & JAVIER GARRON Cover by JESUS SAIZ Coming Free Comic Book Day!
After reading the point 1 issues, I’m ready to get back on the main book and see what it is store for everyone’s favorite friendly neighborhood globe trotting Spider-Man. We have another nice cover by Alex Ross this time showing a fight between negative Cloak and Dagger and the web head. The blurb provided by Marvel for this issue promises “Cloak and Dagger are serving Mister Negative in his war on Spider-Man! But how? Things get even worse as Mister Negative inverts Peter Parker himself!”
Does the comic live up to the cover?
Was Peter corrupted by Mr. Negative again?
Will we see new Spider-tech?
Who joins the list of people who want to betray Peter Parker?
All this and more, Spiderphiles, just after the break.
Q. Mary Jane & Peter, Reunion, When? – A. Will next issue be soon enough?;) – Letters Page
“THE WAR MACHINES” STARTS NOW!
• Something is not right in the house of Stark, and Tony must delve into the nooks and crannies of his international organization to find out what. Plus: The first big clues of major things to come in the Marvel Universe!
WRITER: Brian Michael Bendis ARTIST: Mike Deodato Jr. PENCILER: Mike Deodato Jr. INKER: Mike Deodato Jr. COLORIST: Frank Martin LETTERER: Clayton Cowles COVER ARTIST: Mike Deodato Jr., Frank Martin EDITORS: Tom Brevoort, Katie Kubert, Alanna Smith
It’s the 30th anniversary of what is widely considered to be the best year in comics. The Spider-Man comics would deal with the impact of two of the year’s most significant Marvel storylines, and feature an important debut.
The now assemble All-new, All-Different Avengers jump into their first mission against an old foe and Jarvis arrives to begin his duties of the team’s new “base of operation”. Meanwhile, the Vision starts creeping out the newer members even more and Thor and Captain America kiss. News at 10!
WRITER: Mark Waid
ARTIST: Mahmud Asraa
COLOR ARTIST: Dave McCaig
LETTERER: VC’s Cory Petit
COVER ARTIST: Alex Ross
VARIANT COVER ARTISTS: Bobby Rubio; Mark Brooks
EDITOR: Axel Alonso
STORY: Life is pretty hard for Edwin Jarvis the last few years. He has been replaced by a skrull who kidnapped and murdered people. He was arrested by SHIELD, then died and came back to life thanks to Secret Wars. Now, he is busy taking care of his ailing mother whose health has taken a major decline. However, things start looking up for Jarvis when he receives a call from Tony Stark to take back his old position as the Avengers butler, until he sees what there new base is. Meanwhile, the classic C-lister, Cyclone (the original not the French version) brings a hurricane to Atlantic City leading the Avengers to battle the hire gun. A battle ensues that leads us to the smooch that is featured on the cover. Read the rest of this entry »
Sometime during Jonathan Hickman’s ambitious three year Avengers’ epic, arguably seven years if you include his Fantastic Four run, a term emerged among his fans; “In Hickman, We Trust.” Hickman, notorious for his grand plans and often criticized for slowly unraveling them, asked Marvel and their readers to put their faith in him. Marvel did just that when they tasked him with reshaping the entire Marvel Universe. Their end goal was Secret Wars, an event which would destroy and rebuild the Marvel multiverse. Was this trust in Hickman well-placed? Let’s take an in-depth look at Hickman’s grand finale.
“Bunch of guys in robes ‘round an altar – of course there’s a prophecy. . .”
Tensions rise in the penultimate chapter of this book’s opening arc. To paraphrase Eddie Murphy, “You’ve seen a Maximum Carnage, maybe even a Voltron Carnage, but I bet you ain’t ever seen. . . an Occult Carnage!”
The Spider-Panel talks about the latest Spider-News. Topics include: *A new hoodie is allegedly a first look at the new Spider-Man costume in the Captain America: Civil War movie. *Ultimate Spider-Man voice actor Drake Bell is facing jail time for a DUI. *New Carnage Lava Lamp product *Stan Lee loosing his eyesight and unable to read comics *Russo Brothers talk about Spidey in the new movie *Animate Spider-Man movie delayed *Jumping photobomb Spidey kid goes viral *Spider-Man goes to the wrong country in comic.
Let’s see how much symbiote stuff we can get on the front page, eh? After this, we’ll have two Venom reviews, a Guardians review, a Carnage review, and an article on Venom’s Wounded Warrior consultant. It seems like none of the books so far are home runs, but hopefully this issue can change that?
“Courage will now be your best defense against the storm that is at hand-—that and such hope as I bring.”– JRR Tolkien.
“Rocket, turn this ship around or I am going to take it from you.”
Because Bendis’ contract would be up if he wasn’t writing a book with Kitty Pride in it, Marvel Comics proudly presents the All-New, All-Different GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY. . . Oh and Agent (of the Cosmos!!) Venom is in these books too. . . kinda. . . sorta. . . not really. . . Well, at least the train wreck that was Guardians of Knowhere is finished and forgotten though, right? . . . right? *whimper*
Marvel Joins Forces with Wounded Warrior Project for VENOM: SPACE KNIGHT Storyline
New York, NY—January 26, 2016— This spring, a special Marvel Comics storyline will delve into the trials, perseverance, and eventual triumph of wounded veterans aided and informed by one of the leading non-profit organizations dedicated to these wounded service members – Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP). The upcoming arc of Marvel Comics’ VENOM: SPACE KNIGHT will take readers through a powerful story that sees Flash Thompson abandon the alien suit, which has afforded him the ability to walk, to receive prosthetic legs. Writer Robbie Thompson consulted with WWP spokesperson and double amputee Dan Nevins to portray an eye-opening look at the everyday struggles and incremental victories that wounded veterans face as depicted through Flash Thompson’s rehabilitation process in the story.Read the rest of this entry »
It was just revealed by Comic Book Resources that Marvel’s “Dead No More” teaser which was released just a couple of weeks ago has ties to Spider-Man, and that it could also be a main event of Spidey himself, unfortunately, we might have to wait for that answer when it’s revealed within the pages of the FCBD issue of Captain America #1.
Marvel also included this brief description to go with the new teaser
“If you got a chance to bring back someone who died, would you? And how will CLASSIFIED deal when ones they thought long dead once again walk the earth?”
Covers showing exactly what is happening in the story is a rarity these days. I may be one of the few that still think that the cover should reflect in some way, shape, or form the actual content of the comic. I know, I know, that is such an old school way of thinking, but I’m old, so…
If you have not already read this comic, or don’t remember it, take a moment to complete the following assignment I used to give my writing students: assuming that the words and images on this cover are true, how could this happen and Spider-Man still have a secret identity at the end of the issue? I encourage you to write your reply in the comments section BEFORE reading the rest of the entry.
Now read on to see how well you fared. Plus, we’ll find out how strong Doc Ock is (maybe), why all of this is Reed Richards’s fault, and which one page of this comic is worth more than the entire comic in mint condition.
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #10 & #11 DAN SLOTT (W) • GIUSEPPE CAMUNCOLI (A) CoverS by ALEX ROSS ISSUE #10 – CIVIL WAR VARIANT COVER BY TBA • The 13th sign of the Zodiac is THE SPIDER?!?!?! • Scorpio is on the verge of controlling the future and Spider-Man’s fight will take him on both sides of the English Channel. • But when Scorpio compromises Parker Industries, what will this mean for Peter moving forward?! 32 PGS. (EACH)/Rated T …$3.99 (EACH)
BD Commentary: Let’s hope we’re near the end of this storyline about the globe trotting, Iron Man/ Bruce Way Spider-Man. As I’ve mentioned on the podcast, and the front page reviewers have said, this is so far away from the default Spider-Man we know and love that it’s almost a different character.
WEB-WARRIORS #6 MICHAEL COSTA (W) DAVID BALDEON (A) Cover by JULIAN TOTINO TEDESCO • With the threat of the ELECTROVERSE sated (for now), what’s an average day in the life of an interdimensional Spider-Man or Spider-Woman really like? • Could it involve… MURDER?! 32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99
BD Commentary: This feel more like a mini-series than an ongoing. The first two issues were fun but can this series last with just different versions of Spidey fighting different versions of his villains. Who knows, 2099 worked for awhile. Read the rest of this entry »