The comics featuring Spidey and his amazing pals for June, 2014.

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #3
DAN SLOTT (W) • HUMBERTO RAMOS (A/C)
Variant Cover by Tim Sale
• Because of her last encounter with Spider-Man, Felicia Hardy lost everything. Now the Black Cat is back, and she doesn’t want any apologies or excuses… just REVENGE.
• Plus: Spidey teams up with a real hero, fireman Pedro Olivera… who just happens to be the current boyfriend to one Mary Jane Watson.
• And… more on you-know-who from the opening scene back in ASM #1. You know who we’re talking about. Yeah, that’s right. You better not miss this one!
32 PGS./Rated T …$3.99

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #1.2
DAN SLOTT (W) • RÁMON PÉREZ (A)
Cover by ALEX ROSS
Variant Cover by ARTHUR ADAMS
ALEX Ross Sketch variant also AVAILABLE
• J. Jonah’s Jameson’s crusade against Spider-Man kicks into overdrive! He warned us! He told us that kids might try to emulate Spider-Man! And he was RIGHT!
• Meet CLASH, New York’s newest menace. He may be Spidey’s biggest fan, but he’s about to become one of his worst enemies.
• Wanted by the cops, turned away by the Fantastic Four, his grades are slipping, and he still hasn’t figured out this whole crime-fighting-thing. Pete’s not a hero… not yet… but he’ll get there. Somehow.
32 PGS./Rated T …$3.99

SPIDER-MAN SPECTACULAR #1
JOE CARAMAGNA (W)
SCOTT KOBLISH, TIM SEELEY, CORY HAMSCHER & JACOPO CAMAGNI (A)
Cover by PATRICK SCHERBERGER
• Four titanic tales set in Spider-Man’s past!
• Young Peter Parker has mastered his newfound spider-powers, but how will being the Amazing Spider-Man affect his personal life?
• Can Peter keep his secret identity from Aunt May, and his high-school crush Liz Allan?
• Spider-Man’s luck is about to get worse, as an experimental serum transforms millionaire Harry Osborn into the villainous Green Goblin!
• Spider-Man soon finds himself locked in a battle high above the streets — with Aunt May caught in the middle! Can Spidey triumph with a little help from his new fan club?
• When Kraven the Hunter puts Spider-Man in his sights, can the webbed wonder save himself from becoming the catch of the day?
64 PGS./All Ages …$4.99

THE SUPERIOR FOES OF SPIDER-MAN #14
NICK SPENCER (W)
STEVE LIEBER (A)
Cover by KRIS ANKA
• A year of duplicity and double crossing leads to this – who will live, who will die, who will get the head of Silvermane?
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

MILES MORALES: THE ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN #2
BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS (W) • DAVE MARQUEZ (A/C)
Variant Cover by AMY REEDER
PART TWO OF THE BIGGEST SPIDER-MAN STORY OF THE YEAR “REVIVAL”
• After the mind-blowing reveal at the end of the first issue, miles life will NEVER be the same again.
• With SHIELD gone, the biggest villain in SPIDER-MAN history is out and nothing can stop him.
• Miles has made a huge choice about the woman he loves. Will he live to regret it?
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

ALL-NEW ULTIMATES #3 & 4
MICHEL FIFFE (W) • AMILCAR PINNA (A)
Cover by DAVID NAKAYAMA
Issue #3 – Variant Cover by SIYA OUM
Issue #3 – FROM THE CREATOR OF THE HIT COMIC “COPRA”
• Miles Morales the Ultimate Spider-Man! Cloak & Dagger! Bombshell! Black Widow! Kitty Pride!
• The next generation of ULTIMATES is here, but are they in over their heads?
• They’ve fought Galactus but can they survive super-powered street gangs and a psycho trying to clean up the streets?
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99
Issue #4 – THE NEXT GENERATION OF ULTIMATES!!!
• Hot bods & fun in the sun: What, you thought this was a new Marvel Swimsuit Special? It’s just Black Widow, Kitty Pryde, Dagger & Bombshell getting in trouble, Coney Island style!
• What villainess does Spider-Man fall in love with?
• And what tragedy will change the life of Bombshell?
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

DEADPOOL VS. CARNAGE #4 (of 4)
CULLEN BUNN (W) • SALVADOR ESPIN (A)
Cover by GLENN FABRY
• Will Carnage spread Deadpool all over the landscape?
• Or will Deadpool talk the scarlet sociopath’s ear off?
• Find out in the conclusion to the 2014 Insanity Cup!
32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$3.99

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #16
BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS (W) • NICK BRADSHAW (A/C)
• Starlord on the run from a mysterious new adversary—
alone without the aid of the Guardians!
32 PGS./Rated T …$3.99

NEW WARRIORS #5 & 6
CHRISTOPHER YOST (W) • Nick Roche (A)
Cover by Ramon Perez
Issue #5 –
• With half the team trapped in the bowels of mysterious and very probably haunted WUNDAGORE MOUNTAIN, the rest of the all-new New Warriors deal with the bar scene in Prague!
• A look inside the mind of happy go lucky SPEEDBALL, the most hated man in America.
• A dog and cat play chess, the result of which could destroy NEW YORK CITY.
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99
Issue #6 –
• The All-New New Warriors announce their arrival to the rest of the world, which doesn’t make anyone particularly happy.
• The Avengers vs. the New Warriors!
• And who’s the power behind the High Evolutionary?
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

THUNDERBOLTS #27
BEN ACKER & BEN BLACKER (W)
CARLO BARBERI (A)
Cover by DAVID YARDIN
• THE PUNISHER VS. THE THUNDERBOLTS, PART 1
• Writers Ben Acker & Blacker, creators of The Thrilling Adventure Hour and writers of the 2013 Thunderbolts Annual, take control of the TBOLTS…
• …AND TEAR THEM APART!
• Guest-starring The Avengers!
32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$2.99

UNCANNY AVENGERS #21
RICK REMENDER (W) • DANIEL ACUNA (A/C)
AVENGE THE EARTH Finale!
• This is it! The conclusion to an epic two years in the making and rest assured nothing will ever be the same again!
• The final battle will not be with the enemy–it will be with ourselves.
• In our darkest hour The Avengers Unity Squad unite entirely and the fate of the seven futures decided!

SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN TEAM-UP
VOL. 2: SUPERIOR SIX TPB
Written by CHRIS YOST & KEVIN SHINICK
Penciled by MARCO CHECCHETTO & STEPHANIE HANS
Cover by PAOLO RIVERA
The Superior Six are here! Spider-Man has forced the Sinister Six to become his own Superior super-hero team! But can Spider-Man trust his greatest enemies when a reformed Masters of Evil come calling? As everything goes wrong, Spider-Man learns that with great arrogance must come great consequences. Now, every single person in New York City might die at the Superior Six’s hands — and it’s all Spider-Man’s fault! Then: The Goblin Nation is on the rise! The Green Goblin has launched an all-out gang war in the New York underworld — and Spider-Man, Daredevil and the Punisher are caught in the middle! Spider-Man thinks back to a never-before revealed team-up between Dr. Octopus and the Goblin, but what consequences do this flashback adventure have for the present day? Guest-starring Cloak and Dagger, and the Sub-Mariner! Collecting SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN TEAM-UP #5-12.
184 PGS./Rated T+ …$19.99

WOLVERINE BY JASON AARON: THE COMPLETE COLLECTION VOL. 3 TPB
Written by JASON AARON
Penciled by ADAM KUBERT, RENATO GUEDES, JEFTE PALO & DANIEL ACUNA
Cover by JAE LEE
He’s the best there is at what he does —and Wolverine’s not so bad, either. Writer Jason Aaron’s (PUNISHERMAX, Scalped) acclaimed and character-defining Wolverine run continues in this third volume! Joined by some of comics’ top artists, Aaron tests Wolverine to his limits as the feral hero takes a lengthy trip through time with the ever-annoying Spider-Man! Then, a mysterious organization conspires to send Wolverine to Hell, where he encounters the souls of unexpected family and friends — and battles the Devil! And the X-Men must help Wolverine regain control of his body from a horde of possessing demons! Plus: Wolverine’s girlfriend throws him a birthday party, but where is he? Guest-starring Mystique, Daimon Hellstrom, two Ghost Riders and a host of Marvel heroes! Collecting ASTONISHING SPIDER-MAN & WOLVERINE #1-6, WOLVERINE (2010) #1-9 and #5.1, and material from WOLVERINE: ROAD TO HELL #1.
456 PGS./Parental Advisory …$34.99

THUNDERBOLTS VOL. 4: NO MERCY TPB
Written by CHARLES SOULE
Penciled by CARLO BARBERI & PACO DIAZ LUQUE
Cover by PACO DIAZ LUQUE
Ghost Rider joins the Thunderbolts! General Ross’s T-Bolts were brought together to clean up the problems that no one else could, but what happens when the problem is on the team? The seemingly all-powerful madwoman called Mercy has gone too far, slaughtering innocent people to fulfill her twisted mission of mercy. Who can the team turn to for help taking down this powerhouse? How about Johnny Blaze, the original Ghost Rider? Can he save the team before it all goes, quite literally, to hell? And if not, will the team be willing to make a deal to put Mephisto back on his throne?! Then, the Thunderbolts battle Venom! When an ancient cosmic power corrupts a former ally, the T-Bolts must travel deep into a Central American jungle. But can they take him down before time runs out? Collecting THUNDERBOLTS (2012) #20-26.
160 PGS./Parental Advisory …$19.99

WHAT IF? AGE OF ULTRON TPB
Written by JOE KEATINGE
Penciled by RAFFAELE IENCO, RAMON VILLALOBOS, MICO SUAYAN, PIOTR KOWALSKI & MING DOYLE
Cover by CHRIS STEVENS
In AGE OF ULTRON, a time-traveling Wolverine killed Hank Pym before he could create the world-conquering Ultron. But what if other founding Avengers had been killed instead? Find out in five alternate adventures! In a world without the Wasp, Hank Pym created an Ultron even more heinous than the one we know! Without Iron Man, the Armor Wars scorch the earth until Spider-Man forms a familiar Fantastic Four to seek out a forgotten weapon! Without Thor, Ragnarok wipes out every super-powered being — leaving only Nick Fury and his unpowered allies to face the Midgard Serpent! Without Captain America, the United States loses its spirit — until a secret cabal uses Frank Castle to recreate a legend! And if Hank Pym never created Ultron, the Vision never existed — but without the Vision, can the world survive? Collecting WHAT IF? AGE OF ULTRON #1-5.
112 PGS./Rated T+ …$16.99

19 Responses to “June 2014 Spider-Solicitations”

  1. #1 herbiepopecker says:

    MJ with a boyfriend (and no husband either) not named Peter Parker?
    Thanks, I’ll pass.

  2. #2 AndrewRoebuck says:

    I guess this takes Ollie out of the running for Green Goblin sidekick/helper.

  3. #3 fantasyfreak says:

    Why is Thunderbolts still Spider-related if Venom goes over to the Guardians of the Galaxy?

  4. #4 Big Al says:

    Is anyone genuinely interested in Pedro unto himself or his relationship with MJ? No one cares beyond wanting them to just break up and MJ to get back with Peter but no, we have to do this story because we haven’t seen it before right? Granted we genuinely haven’t seen it before with Peter and Mary Jane but we’ve seen it a million times in other stories. And again, frankly for MJ and Peter to break up and stay broken up, it’s inherently out of character. We know this from JMS’ run. And quite apart from that when the Hell did MJ and Pedro even hook up?

    Then there’s the Black Cat thing? Again, we’re making her a villainess AGAIN. Shouldn’t Peter just explain the truth to her (or shouldn’t she just be able to figure out it wasn’t Peter) and then the matter is settled?

  5. #5 Stillanerd says:

    @#2 AndrewRoebuck — Yeah, it sure looks that way. But Pedro Olivera’s definitely a sap if he still hasn’t figured out that the only reason MJ is even going out with him is because he’s a watered-down version of Peter. Then again, given that it’s MJ, he may be clueless for obvious reasons. :P

    @#3 fantasyfreak — Well, Flash/Venom is on the cover. Plus, it’s the not first time Marvel has had a character appear on multiple teams at once at virtually the same time; Wolverine has been getting away with it for years.

    @#4 Big Al — “…when the Hell did MJ and Pedro even hook up?” Since Superior Spider-Man #20. If you recall, Pedro is the same firefighter who rescued MJ from her nightclub fire in Superior Spider-Man #10, and the joke was that MJ, thinking he was Peter as she was slipping into unconsciousness, called him “Peter,” which, of course, just so happened he his first name (Pedro is the Spanish variant of Peter). When MJ finally got a hold of SpOck after repeated telephone calls, she was pissed off over the fact that not only had he not come to her rescue when he knew she was in danger (SpOck, too busy going after Tombstone, sent the firetrucks instead), but that he never bothered to check up on her afterwards to see if she was okay. Thus MJ said she was done with “Peter” for good and was moving on. So she tracked down Pedro Olivera at his firehouse and attempted to her “Face it, Tiger, you just hit the jackpot!” routine on him, only to be jumped by his dog. He still asked her out for coffee and they’ve been going ever since then.

    “Then there’s the Black Cat thing? Again, we’re making her a villainess AGAIN. Shouldn’t Peter just explain the truth to her (or shouldn’t she just be able to figure out it wasn’t Peter) and then the matter is settled?” Ah, but you’re forgetting two things here, Big Al. First is that ever since Doc Ock took over Peter’s mind and body, all the characters who should no better, including MJ and the Avengers, have all been taking “stupid pills” (i.e. a plot-induced reduction in common sense and deductive reasoning) in order for SpOck to maintain his charade. And secondly, because Otto erased most of Peter’s memories so he only has 31 left, not only may Peter have no recollection of his relationship with the Black Cat, he may not even remember who she is.

  6. #6 Big Al says:

    @#5-Pedro is a glorified rebound

    But did we see them actually hook up?

    That would be a f***ing terrible direction to take Peter and his relationships with everyone. You might as well retcon all those times they interacted. Also surely he’d still be able to figure out she’s mad because of stuff that happened when Otto was in charge and tell it to her straight?

  7. #7 Adam T says:

    I think it would be interesting to see how Peter and Pedro interact.

    From the outside Peter is a loser, and Pedro is a real life hero. It’s an obvious story for MJ to date a clichéd bad guy, this is slightly fresher ground. Winning MJ back from a bad boy would be easy, Peter needs obstacles, and winning MJ back from a more grounded version of Spider-Man will be a challenge.

    But Peter always overcomes his challenges.

  8. #8 Adam T says:

    Forgot to mention the Ultimate solicitations:

    • Miles has made a huge choice about the woman he loves. Will he live to regret it?

    &

    • What villainess does Spider-Man fall in love with?

    Forget Pedro vs. Peter, looks like Miles’ love life is firing on all cylinders.

  9. #9 Adam S. says:

    “He may be Spidey’s biggest fan, but he’s about to become one of his worst enemies.”

    Irony.

  10. #10 Big Al says:

    @#8-But again that rather runs counter to their relationship up until this point. He doesn’t really need to win her back.

  11. #11 Big Al says:

    Again, we’ve seen what happens when MJ and Peter split up in the past and this ain’t it. Additionally I don’t see how it’s a challenge if thus far she’s basically only gone out with Pedro on a rebound because he’s superficially similar to Peter. If MJ knows that actually Peter like Pedro is a real hero, why would she go for the guy who’s like the actual guy she’s in love with, when she could just BE with the guy she’s in love with? Not to mention it only happened because their relationship fell apart due to Doc Ock and not Peter’s doing.

  12. #12 RDMacQ says:

    @7- It would be “slightly fresher” for MJ to date a “real life hero” compared to Peter… if the second Spider-Man film didn’t do it first, over a decade ago.

    But, really, I’m not surprised about this situation. I doubted that the end of Superior would end with Peter and MJ getting back together. They’ll string this out for another year at most, with both “realizing” their “feelings” for one another again. Because we haven’t been through THAT story enough times.

  13. #13 Big Al says:

    @#12-Who wants to bet they’ll get together only at the very, very end of Slott’s run?

  14. #14 Jack Brooks says:

    Slott uses MJ to express his annoyance on all the fans who like her, and who didn’t like his Carlie Cooper.

  15. #15 Adam T says:

    @12 The benefit of telling the story in the book, over the movie is it can be explored in more detail. MJ and John wasn’t really explored, it’s sounds as now Spider-Man and Pedro are going to have to work together.

    At present MJ doesn’t consider Peter a hero, given his recent behaviour. Even when Peter has explained the situation she still may prefer the guy who doesn’t get replaced by super villains on a regular basis.

    I don’t want to give the wrong impression, I am a fan of Peter and MJ together, but I’m ok to explore some different ideas. Peter’s about to prove he’s the Superior Spider-Man, next he can prove he’s the Superior Peter.

  16. #16 Big Al says:

    @#15-But again, it doens’t make sense for MJ to be with Pedro. If he’s just a second-hand Peter Parker who she’s only with on the rebound from Peter (i.e. she’s basically only with him because she can’t be with Peter for real) and she’s only on the rebound from peter due to something Peter didn’t even do then it’s just silly.

    I don’t recall Peter being replaced by a super villain before now exempting Last Hunt and she tolerated that so I don’t see why she wouldn’t tolerate this?

  17. #17 Adam S. says:

    What it all boils down to is creating unnecessary drama to toy with the fans of the pairing by giving them what they want (more Peter and MJ) but not how they want it (MJ’s with Pedro, she’s probably mad at Peter or something, whatever). Kind of like Superior #2, but not as weird/disgusting. Since Slott apparently isn’t a fan of her (is this true?), but probably has to use her in some way at this point, this is what we get.

  18. #18 Big Al says:

    @#17-I think at best Slott is a fan of Mary Jane as she was up until Stern’s run or maybe before (but carefully omitting that character development in Conway’s run). At worst he doesn’t like the character, or appreciate she wasn’t ACTUALLY the party girl or maybe he’s just butthurt that his awesome love interest Carlie Cooper crashed ad burned so spectacularly.

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