February 2013 Spidey Solits


Here’s what’s coming at ya from the Spidey office and beyond in February. What are you getting?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN #3
DAN SLOTT (W) • RYAN STEGMAN (A/C)
Variant Cover by Simone Bianchi
“Everything You Know Is Wrong”
• Is this all-new Spider-Man in cahoots with… J. Jonah Jameson?!
• Has Carlie Cooper figured out the Superior Spider-Man’s secret identity?
• All this and the return of the villainous Vulture!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN #4
DAN SLOTT (W) • GIUSEPPE CAMUNCOLI (A/C)
Variant Cover by Mike Deodato
“Collateral Damage”
The previous Spider-Man promised that Massacre would never kill again…
Q: Can the NEW Spider-Man live up to that?
A: Probably not.
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY #649
KATHRYN IMMONEN (W) • VALERIO SCHITI (A)
Cover BY JEFF DEKAL
Variant Cover by JORGE MOLINA
• Guest starring the Superior Spider-Man + a collection of superstars from the MU firmament!
• Ancient Viking Monsters? Eerily Familiar Freaks? Whatever they are, they’re invading Midgard!
• Sif and her three hench-Berzerkers slither back to Earth in time to help put down this new assault. But can the berserkers keep their bloodlust in check…?
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AVENGERS #5
JONATHAN HICKMAN (W) • ADAM KUBERT (A)
Cover by DUSTIN WEAVER
Variant Cover by ESAD RIBIC
Variant Cover by CARLOS PACHECO
“SUPERGUARDIAN”
• Meet Smasher, the first human member of the IMPERIAL GUARD and an Avenger.
• Watch as the Avengers travel across the galaxy to fight off an invading force.
• Watch as the Imperial Guard are broken on a dead moon.
32 PGS./Rated T …$3.99

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AVENGERS #6
JONATHAN HICKMAN (W) • ADAM KUBERT (A)
Cover by DUSTIN WEAVER
Avengers 50th Anniversary Variant Cover by DANIEL ACUÑA
“GODDESS”
• The Secret Origin of the Universe.
• Watch as for the first time in history, The UNIVERSE becomes sentient.
• Watch as Captain Universe deciphers the code that was hidden in the first five issues.
32 PGS./Rated T …$3.99

Kev: I hesitated to include the Avengers solits because Spidey is neither mentioned nor shown on a cover, but hey, he’s one of the many members of the team so he MIGHT show up.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MORBIUS: THE LIVING VAMPIRE #2
JOE KEATINGE (W) • RICHARD ELSON (P)
Cover by MIKE DEODATO
Variant Cover by MARCOS MARTIN
• The ALL-NEW Michael Morbius?
• Morbius, is back, but on the run and desperate to quell his vampiric tendencies. But has the midnight son really changed?
• As Morbius tries to stay under the radar, a new threat arises, and they want Morbius dead.
• The series fans have been asking for continues its thrilling debut!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

THUNDERBOLTS #4-5
Daniel Way (W) • Steve Dillon (A)
Cover by Julian Totino Tedesco
Issue #4 & 5 Variant Covers by Billy Tan
• The return of the gamma-powered MADMAN!
• The Thunderbolts first mission is going off the rails!
• Can the team trust the Red Hulk to lead them?
32 PGS. (EACH)/Parental Advisory …$2.99 (EACH)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

VENOM #31
CULLEN BUNN (W) • DECLAN SHALVEY (A)
Cover by SHANE DAVIS
MOVING DAY!
• Flash Thompson bids farewell to New York City and head’s to his new home, Philadelphia!
• As he says good bye to Peter Parker, Betty Brant and all his friends – is something TOXIC on the horizon?!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SCARLET SPIDER #14
CHRISTOPHER YOST (W) • KHOI PHAM (A)
Cover by Max Fiumara
“IN THE MIDST OF WOLVES” PART TWO OF THREE
• The cast deals with the fallout from last issue’s shocking fatality.
• The Lobos are on the prowl as Aracely fights for her life.
• WHO IS THE OTHER?
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ALPHA #1 (OF 5)
JOSHUA HALE FIALKOV (W) • NUNO PLATI (A)
Cover by HUMBERTO RAMOS
Variant Cover by Joe Quinones
• From the pages of AMAZING SPIDER-MAN, get ready for the greatest hero who ever existed…EVER!
• Alpha was having an awesome time of it, till that buzz-kill Spider-Man made him quit being a hero. But that was then …and this is NOW!
• Josh Fialkov & Nuno Plati (Amazing Spider-Man) reunite to tell the tale of a hero whos about to hit the BIG TIME!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AVENGING SPIDER-MAN #17
CHRISTOPHER YOST (W) • PACO MEDINA (A)
Cover by PAOLO MANUEL RIVERA
• THE SUPERIOR AGE CONTINUES as the Superior Spider-Man faces the future… the FUTURE FOUNDATION, that is.
• The Superior Spider-Man is forced to work with the FF as the literal future comes crashing in on them, threatening to destroy the Foundation itself and expose Spider-Man’s ultimate secret!
• PLUS! The Superior Spider-Man doesn’t like kids.
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ULTIMATE COMICS SPIDER-MAN #20
BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS (W)
SARA PICHELLI (A/C)
VENOM WARS CONTINUES!!!
• Ultimate Spider-Man versus Venom!!!
• Who is the new Venom?
• What is his terrible connection to Miles Morales’ father?
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN #11
TOM DEFALCO & BRIAN CLEVINGER (W)
RAMON BACHS & TY TEMPLETON (A)
Cover by TY TEMPLETON
• Leaping off of Disney XD and into your hands, it’s the Ultimate Spider-Man!
• It’s intergalactic mayhem when Spider-Man takes on the Super-Skrull – for the fate of the galaxy!
• Then, Spidey’s gotta put the breaks on a group of super-skaters!
32 PGS./All Ages …$2.99

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NEW WARRIORS OMNIBUS VOL. 1 HC YOUNG COVER
Written by FABIAN NICIEZA, ERIC FEIN, DAN SLOTT, TOM DEFALCO & DAVID MICHELINIE
Penciled by MARK BAGLEY, CHRIS MARRINAN, DARICK ROBERTSON, TOM MORGAN, BRANDON PETERSON, STEVE BUCCELLATO, STEVE EPTING, RON FRENZ, GUANG YAP, TOM RANEY, TERRY SHOEMAKER & SCOTT MCDANIEL
Covers by SKOTTIE YOUNG & MARK BAGLEY
Young, idealistic heroes Marvel Boy, Firestar, Nova, Namorita, Speedball and the mysterious Night Thrasher join forces as the New Warriors — determined to make a difference and fight the kinds of crime other heroes won’t touch! But as the naïve Warriors dig deeper into a world of grey areas and moral compromises, can they maintain their youthful ideals? And with foes like Terrax, the Juggernaut, Psionex, the Punisher, the Sphinx and more — along with a shocking threat from within — can they even stay alive? Guest-starring Thor, X-Force, the Fantastic Four, Spider-Man and more! Collecting NEW WARRIORS (1990) #1-26 and ANNUAL #1-2; AVENGERS (1963) #341-342; and material from THOR (1966) #411-412, NEW MUTANTS ANNUAL #7, X-MEN ANNUAL (1970) #15, X-FACTOR ANNUAL #6, AMAZING SPIDER-MAN ANNUAL (1964) #26, SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN ANNUAL #12 and WEB OF SPIDER-MAN ANNUAL #8.
1064 PGS./Rated T …$99.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-6774-7
Trim size: oversized
NEW WARRIORS OMNIBUS VOL. 1 HC BAGLEY COVER (DM ONLY)
1064 PGS./Rated T …$99.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-6775-4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SECRET AVENGERS BY RICK REMENDER VOL. 3 PREMIERE HC
Written by RICK REMENDER
Penciled by ANDY KUHN & MATTEO SCALERA
Cover by ARTHUR ADAMS
The rise of the Descendants! As Father launches his invasion, a terrible new Avengers foe is born: beware the bite of the Black Ant! Can the Marvel Universe survive the plague of contagious robotic evolution, merging the Descendants with all humanity? And how do you stop a plague that has already begun to spread? Torch, Venom and Valkyrie infiltrate the rebel robot base — but are Lord UltraVision and Monarch Machine Man friend or foe? And when Torch must choose between mankind and the perfect future Father will create for all automatons, which will he pick? As Black Ant and Hawkeye face off in the ultimate showdown, the Master Mold rises over New York — and the only way to stop it is to kill the Torch! Collecting SECRET AVENGERS (2010) #33-37.
112 PGS./Rated T+ …$24.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-6122-6
Trim size: standard

Kev: This has, in my opinion, been the better Venom book since Venom joined the team. Written by original Venom writer Rick Remender.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DAREDEVIL BY MARK WAID VOL. 3 TPB
Written by MARK WAID & GREG RUCKA
Penciled by MARCO CHECCHETTO, CHRIS SAMNEE & KHOI PHAM
Cover by PAOLO RIVERA
Daredevil and Spider-Man form a shaky alliance with not one, but two Punishers when Frank Castle and his killer-in-training Rachel Cole-Alves nearly kill the Man Without Fear in an attempt to obtain the Omega Drive. In a last-ditch effort to end Megacrime’s manhunt, Daredevil convinces the heroes to attack the rival crime families, drawing them in to witness the drive’s destruction while turning its secrets over to the Avengers. But the plan goes pear-shaped and Daredevil’s life hangs in the balance when one hero betrays the group in exchange for the power to bring the international criminal network to its knees! Plus, Matt Murdock enjoys a first date with Assistant D.A. Kirsten McDuffie — until the Black Spectre shows up looking for the drive! Collecting DAREDEVIL (2011) #11-15, AVENGING SPIDER-MAN #6 and PUNISHER (2011) #10.
160 PGS./Rated T+ …$16.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-6101-1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SCARLET SPIDER VOL. 2: LONE STAR TPB
Written by CHRIS YOST
Penciled by KHOI PHAM & REILLY BROWN
Cover by RYAN STEGMAN
Something terrible is happening in the Gulf of Mexico. When Houston-based mega-corporation Roxxon is attacked after making an astonishing discovery, the Scarlet Spider finds himself right in the middle of it — defending Roxxon?! The Southwest’s greatest heroes, the Rangers, arrive to take down the Scarlet Spider — but as the mystery deepens, both sides learn what the corporation’s greed has brought down upon Houston. Mammon has been unleashed, but do the Scarlet Spider and the Rangers have any hope of stopping it? Then, Kaine goes head to head with Bruiser and the Hand! But when long-simmering mysteries start coming to light, everything changes for Houston’s newest hero. What is the secret of Kaine’s new powers? How did he come back to life? The answers begin here! Collecting SCARLET SPIDER (2012) #7-9 and #12-15.
160 PGS./Rated T+ …$19.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-6311-4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SPIDER-MAN: LIZARD — NO TURNING BACK TPB
Written by DAN SLOTT & KURT BUSIEK
Penciled by GIUSEPPE CAMUNCOLI & RON FRENZ
Cover by STEFANO CASELLI
Spider-Man must contend with the cold-blooded combination of the Lizard and Morbius — one a rampaging reptile that may have cut the cord with his human host forever, the other a scientific genius with a vampiric lust for human blood. Morbius has developed a cure for the Lizard — but is there anything left of Dr. Curt Connors to save? Who exhumed the body of Connors’ late son, Billy? And how can Spidey trust Morbius when every time he turns around, the Living Vampire is sinking his teeth into yet another victim? The answers come fast and furious in a frightening tale that reminds readers that when it comes to senses-shattering savagery, no one can stand with the Lizard! Collecting AMAZING SPIDER-MAN (1963) #688-691 and UNTOLD TALES OF SPIDER-MAN #9.
112 PGS./Rated T …$16.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-6008-3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CIVIL WAR PROSE NOVEL MASS MARKET PAPERBACK
Written by STUART MOORE
Adapted from the graphic novel by MARK MILLAR
Cover by MICHAEL TURNER
The Marvel Universe is changing. In the wake of a tragedy, Capitol Hill proposes the Super Hero Registration Act, requiring all costumed heroes to unmask themselves before the government. Divided, the nation’s greatest champions must each decide how to react — a decision that will alter the course of their lives forever! Experience Marvel’s blockbuster event like never before in this new adaptation of the smash-hit graphic novel that has sold more than half a million copies in print and digital formats!
352 PGS./No Rating …$7.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-6036-6

Kev: This, if you remember, is the novel that rewrites history to pretend Spider-Man wasn’t married during Civil War.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

POWER PACK CLASSIC VOL. 4 TPB
Written by LOUISE SIMONSON, HOWARD MACKIE, JON BOGDANOVE & TERRY AUSTIN
Penciled by JON BOGDANOVE, TERRY SHOEMAKER, VAL MAYERIK, LARRY ALEXANDER, LOUIS WILLIAMS & JUNE BRIGMAN
Cover by JON BOGDANOVE
The Pack is back! Marvel’s youngest super-team — and Franklin Richards, too! — must grow up quickly when they get caught up in the Mutant Massacre, break into Avengers Mansion, battle the Hobgoblin, deal with the harsh realities of drugs, clash with the New Mutants, fight Apocalypse’s Horsemen during the Fall of the Mutants, tackle an enormous Sentinel and face down the Punisher! Not to mention mastering a new set of powers! Good thing the maniacal Madcap is on hand to lighten things up! Guest-starring Cloak and Dagger, the Fantastic Four, Spider-Man, and X-Factor! Collecting POWER PACK (1984) #27-36 and material from STRANGE TALES (1987) #13-14.
272 PGS./Rated T …$29.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-6262-9

 

Kev: In closing – HOLY CRAP THAT’S A LOTTA SPIDEY!

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(8) Comments

  1. Boomstick

    "Has Carlie Cooper figured out the Superior Spider-Man’s secret identity?" ........ Does anyone really care *what* that pasteboard Mary Sue does? I was really hoping that we'd seen the last of her.

  2. Nick MB

    @3 Not everything is a conspiracy designed to "force something down our throats". The logical reason to put the new Spidey in JIM is to try and get Spidey fans to check out JIM and maybe stay on afterwards. That's the usual reason for a high-selling character starring in a low-selling book.

  3. Phantom Roxas

    So it sounds like Venom's move to Philadelphia is going to be inspired by his job taking him there, and he presumably likes the place. Enjoy Secret Avengers while you can, because as far as we can tell, Venom won't be in the book once that gets relaunched, making Thunderbolts his other home for good. I like the look of Ultimate Venom more than 616 Venom, but that's probably because of Pichelli. The Superior Spider-Man hates kids? MAN, THIS NEW GUY IS SO DARK AND WEIRD. As for his cameo in Journey Into Mystery, meh. I can accept his cameo in Daredevil because of how closely related the two heroes have been, but I don't see any real precedence for including the Superior Spider-Man in JIM beyond trying to live up to the promise that whatever happens in 700 will have a seismic change on the Marvel Universe. Maybe they're trying to build up to something? I guess we'll get an idea once the March or April solicits come out.

  4. frame-oh

    That cover is lovely but it does remind me of a quote from an ASM issue in the 90s. "I'm bat-ma... oh wait that't the other guy."

  5. Guardian Devil

    Shit!! I want to get excited about superior but i want to know who he is under the mask for sure!!!!!

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