Spidey Solicitations for October 2009


Here’s the solicitations for October 2009. As usual I’ll give my two cents. 

asm608AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #608

Written by MARC GUGGENHEIM
Penciled by Marco Chechetto & Luke Ross
Cover by Adi Granov
70th Anniversary Variant by MARKO DJURDJEVIC
"WHO WAS BEN REILLY?" begins here! Bursting out of the pages of this year’s AMAZING SPIDER-MAN ANNUAL, RAPTOR is back for revenge against the man he claims killed his family – BEN REILLY, the clone of Spider-Man! Unfortunately, the only person alive that fits Ben’s description is Peter Parker! As this super powered psycho with a thirst for vengeance targets Peter, his family and his friends, even Spider-Man might not be able to save the day this time!
32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99

 

BD Commentary: We’re jumping in the clone saga with both feet. I’m all about it and I hope this villain Raptor has a cool origin.

 

asm609AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #609
Written by MARC GUGGENHEIM
Penciled by Marco Chechetto & Luke Ross
Cover by Adi Granov
As Raptor tightens the noose on Peter and those he loves, the turbulent days of the Clone Saga comes back to haunt Peter Parker in part two of this three part epic!
32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99

BD Commentary: The covers by Adi Granov looks very, very cool. His work on Iron Man was awesome! I’m also excited to see Luke Ross come back and pencil Spidey. He was learning the ropes right after the Clone Saga wrapped up and he had some tough shoes to fill when Sal Buscema left the Spectacular Spider-Man book. I’ve seen his stuff on Captain America and he’s really grown as an artist.

 

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #610
Written by MARC GUGGENHEIM
Penciled by Marco Chechetto & Luke Ross
Cover by Adi Granov
Peter Parker’s past collides with his future! Can Peter Parker save his family and himself?! Webhead stalwart Marc Guggenheim and rising star Marco Chechetto (AMAZING SPIDER-MAN: AMERICAN SON) bring you the rollicking conclusion of "WHO WAS BEN REILLY?"

32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99

BD Commentary: How come we never get all three covers with the previews. Anyway I’m hoping this pleases a bunch of Clone Saga fans.

 

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN PRESENTS: ANTI-VENOM- NEW WAYS TO LIVE #2 (of 3)
Written by ZEB WELLS
Penciled by PAULO SIQUEIRA
Cover by MIRCO PIERFEDERICI
Eddie Brock is waging a one-man war against the guilty as the sin-purifying symbiote, Anti-Venom. But someone forgot to tell him about another one-man war, Frank Castle – the Punisher. As the streets erupt in violence, these two men can’t help but be on a collision course with those who prey on the innocent – and each other! Will anyone be left standing for issue #3?! Deputy Web-Head Zeb Wells and rising star Paulo Siqueira bring you a street fight you won’t forget – if you survive it!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

BD Commentary: Seriously, was anyone asking for this book? Remember the god-awful Venom mini’s from the 90s? Clone Saga, Venom mini’s it’s 1990 all over again.

 

spidey16021SPIDER-MAN 1602 #1 (of 5)
Written by JEFF PARKER
Penciled by RAMON ROSANAS
Cover by MICHAEL GOLDEN
A return to the acclaimed universe created by Neil Gaiman and Andy Kubert picks as THE SPIDER has reached manhood in the New World! The young nation has grown peacefully, but Norman Osbourne’s treachery finds a way to spoil the peace and put Peter’s life on a new course – back to Europe. Jeff Parker [AGENTS OF ATLAS] joins artist Ramon Rosanas to begin the final story of the 1602 saga!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

 

BD Commentary:  I’ll pass. I didn’t care for 1602 and thought it was over rated.

 

 

 

 

sw2SPIDER-WOMAN #2
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
Pencils & Cover by ALEX MALEEV
The Eisner award winning team of Bendis and Maleev
(Daredevil, Halo) unveil a big new chapter in the life of Jessica Drew as she heads to Madripoor to do SWORD’s dirty work. Based on the ground-breaking motion comic and featuring all new material. And guest starring Spider-Man!!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

 

BD Commentary: Love the character and the creators. These guys have my money. I’ve offered it to them twice, but the book keeps getting delayed. LOL. Hopefully they’ll take it.

 

 

 

 

 

web1WEB OF SPIDER-MAN #1
Written by J.M. DeMatteis, Tom DeFalco & More!
Penciled by Val Semeiks, Ron Frenz & More!
Cover by Pasqual Ferry
Zombie Variant BY TBA
Tying into upcoming events in Amazing Spider-Man including WHO IS BEN REILLY? and THE GAUNTLET! Even with all the action jam-packed into every issue of Thrice Monthly Spidey, we STILL don’t have enough room to tell the wall-crawler’s exploits! So BEHOLD! The brand-new, state of the art WEB OF SPIDER-MAN! THRILL! To the return of KAINE, the ill-fated Peter Parker Clone – where has he been all these years? Where is he now? And how does it tie into KRAVEN?! Then – MARVEL! At the continuing adventures of May-Day Parker, The Spectacular Spider-Girl! And More! Get caught in the web this October!
48 PGS./Rated A …$3.99

BD Commentary: This is the best looking cover of the month. I really hope the book does well. Spider-Girl deserves a nice home and I think Web will work out well. The biggest problem with Amazing Spider-Man Family was the price and the fluff.  It seems they’ve gotten the hint. A strong Spider-story and Spider-Girl in the book for a cheaper price sounds like a good buy in my opinion.

 

 

clone2SPIDER-MAN: THE CLONE SAGA #2 (of 6)
Written by Tom DeFalco & Howard Mackie
Penciled by Todd Nauck
Cover by MIguel Angel Sepulveda
Ben Reilly: carbon copy or the real deal? It’s only issue two and already we’re letting this genie out of the bottle! Find out what the architects of the original Spidey epic REALLY had in store for poor Peter Parker as the sensational series that has everyone talking ramps up into high gear!

32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

BD Commentary: Great looking cover. It seems they solved the hoodie problem and replaced it with a wife beater? Either way, I’m sold. Really, really looking forward to this mini.

 

 

 

 

 

adventures56MARVEL ADVENTURES SPIDER-MAN #56
Written by PAUL TOBIN
Penciled by MATTEO LOLLI
Cover by SKOTTIE YOUNG
Captain George Stacy has discovered Peter Parker’s secret, but he’s willing to keep it to himself in return for a favor. The mysterious duo known as Cloak & Dagger have come to town, and since they’re way beyond the average beat cop’s ability to take down, Spider-Man has a choice: simply place himself in mortal danger, fighting two foes with unknown powers, or take off the mask.
32 PGS./All Ages …$2.99

BD Commentary: I don’t pick this book up, but the covers have been great. Too bad it doesn’t sell. I’m sure it does well in trades.

 

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