November 2016 Spider-Solicitations


Here comes November 2016 and with it comes Marvel NOW!, Avengers shakeups and a Clone Conspiracy.

avengers

AVENGERS #1
MARK WAID (W) • MIKE DEL MUNDO (A)
Cover by ALEX ROSS
Variant Cover by ADAM KUBERT
Variant Cover by TBA
Captain America 75th Anniversary Variant Cover by TBA
Hip-Hop Variant Cover by TBA
Action Figure Vision Variant Cover by JOHN TYLER CHRISTOPHER
Divided We Stand Variant Cover by TBA
Blank Variant Cover Also Available
The time has come! Their ranks shattered by Civil War, their spirits weighted down by
a toll both personal and spiritual, Earth’s Mightiest Heroes must find the resolve to stand united one final time against their greatest foe! Captain America! Thor! The Vision! The Wasp! Spider-Man! Hercules! When the dust settles, not a one of these valiant heroes will make it to the final page alive! This is KANG WAR ONE!
48 PGS./Rated T+ …$4.99

Comments:I’m a bit annoyed that I’ve invested in All-New, All Different Avengers just for it to lead into another series, but so far  Mark Waid has proved to be a good enough writer. BTW, I give it two issues before Spidey leaves this team.

Ironheart

INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #1

BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS (W) • STEFANO CASELLI (A/C)
Variant Cover by JEFF DEKAL
Variant Cover by SKOTTIE YOUNG
Hip-Hop Variant Cover by TBA
Steam Variant Cover by TBA
Action Figure Riri Variant Cover by JOHN TYLER CHRISTOPHER
Divided We Stand Variant Cover by TBA
From the violent streets of Chicago, a new armored hero rises! Clad in her very own Iron Man armor, Riri Williams is ready to show the Marvel Universe what she can do as the self-made hero of tomorrow. But is she ready for all the problems that come with stepping into Iron Man’s jet boots? Where’s a genius billionaire playboy philanthropist when you need one?
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

Comments: Yay! Another legacy hero! Because come on, why try something new with a hero when you can just create a whole new character?

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INFAMOUS IRON MAN #2
BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS (W)
ALEX MALEEV (A/C)
VARIANT COVER BY RAFAEL ALBUQUERQUE
DIVIDED WE STAND VARIANT COVER BY TBA
• The secrets that propel Victor Von Doom’s new quest as a hero start to reveal themselves, but that is nothing compared to the who’s who of heroes AND villains looking for a piece of revenge for his past sins — beginning with Ben Grimm!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

Comments: As much as I like his work, I do not believe that Alex Maleev is the right fit for an Iron Man story. With ‘International’ proving to be quite the let down, Bendis will have to pull something special to get me invested in this.

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 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN: RENEW YOUR VOWS #1
GERRY CONWAY (W) • RYAN STEGMAN (A/C)
Variant Cover by ADAM KUBERT
HIP-HOP Variant Cover by TBA
Action Figure Mary Jane & ANNIE Variant Cover by JOHN TYLER CHRISTOPHER
Divided We Stand Variant Cover by TBA
The Parker family is web-slinging and wall-crawling their way into your hearts and into comic shops later this year! Life is good for Peter Parker and Mary Jane; their daughter Annie is their pride and joy, they’re both working and (barely) making ends meet, they’re keeping the streets of New York City safe from super villains…you know, normal family stuff. Oh, did we mention MJ and Annie have Spider-Powers –– just like Peter?! Being Spider-Man just became a family affair…
32 PGS./Rated T …$3.99
Comments: Finally, Spider-fans have got what we’ve always wanted…sorta. Joking aside, this is the only thing coming out of Marvel NOW! to get me truly excited. With Conway and Stegman on board, I think we’re in the right hands.
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VENOM #1
MIKE COSTA (W) • GERARDO SANDOVAL (A/C)
Variant Cover by RON LIM
Variant Cover by RICK LEONARDI
Hip-Hop Variant Cover by TBA
Action Figure Venom Variant Cover by JOHN TYLER CHRISTOPHER
Blank Variant Cover Also Available
Venom is back and badder than ever!
The symbiote you know and love has returned to New York City. No more “Agent of the Cosmos.” No more “Lethal Protector.” It’s time for a new Venom, and it’s great to be bad.
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99
Comments: I’m not too sure on this one. ‘Venom: Spaceknight’ hasn’t really been my thing but I’m a big fan of the idea of Flash as Venom. I’m just hoping this progresses Venom’s story, not brings him back to square one.
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SPIDER-WOMAN #13
DENNIS HOPELESS (W) • VERONICA FISH (A)
Cover by JAVIER RODRIGUEZ
Variant Cover by Francesco Francavilla
“Scare Tactics” STARTS NOW!
Jessica Drew has tangled with some of the worst and toughest criminals the Marvel Universe has to offer, and she’s done it while learning to be a mom, to boot. But even motherhood couldn’t have prepared her for her toughest challenge yet – against THE HOBGOBLIN! And just who’s under that mask?!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99
Comments: Veronica Fish on art – take my money!
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AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #21
DAN SLOTT & CHRISTOS GAGE (W) • GIUSEPPE CAMUNCOLI (A)
Cover by ALEX ROSS
Variant Cover by TBA
CLONE CONSPIRACY TIE-IN!
• THE RETURN OF CARRION puts the Scarlet Spider in BIG TROUBLE!
• Where has Kaine been since SPIDER-VERSE and what does he have to do with the Jackal’s plan?!
32 PGS./Rated T …$3.99
Comments: I know he has the Jackal to deal with, but I’d rather see more of Spider-Man in this Spider-Man comic. I don’t understand why we’re getting the filler in the main series and a mini to tell us the big story.
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THE CLONE CONSPIRACY #2 (of 5)
DAN SLOTT (W) • JIM CHEUNG (A)
Cover by GABRIELE DELL’OTTO
VARIANT COVER BY MARK BAGLEY
TEASER VARIANT COVER BY ALEXANDER LOZANO
• The surprises keep coming in the SPIDER-MAN EVENT OF THE YEAR!
• Doc Ock is back and it’s time for him and the Amazing Spider-Man to throw down!
• What lurks in the Underground?!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99
Comments: I now thing we’re at a point where Slott could undo some of the great work he did on Superior. As always, I’m rooting for a good story so here’s hoping Slott can pull it out of the bag. 
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SILK #14
ROBBIE THOMPSON (W) • IRENE STRYCHALSKI (A)
Cover by YASMINE PUTRI
Variant Cover by HELEN CHEN
CLONE CONSPIRACY TIE-IN!
• Silk isn’t the first Spider-Woman J. Jonah Jameson has known.
• MATTIE FRANKLIN is back from the dead, but Silk isn’t sure it’s a good thing.
32 PGS./Rated T …$3.99
Comments:I have a confession to make – I’m not entirely sure who Mattie Franklin is… I don’t know if that makes me unqualified to be a Spider-fan but it’s the truth. Can someone tell me in the comments who she is and is there any comics related to her worth checking out?
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PROWLER #2
Sean Ryan (W) • Jamal Campbell (A)
Cover by TRAVEL FOREMAN
Variant Cover by TBA
Divided We Stand Variant Cover by TBA
CLONE CONSPIRACY TIE-IN!
• Hobie Brown, a.k.a. The Prowler, believes in what The Jackal is doing, but that doesn’t mean it’s easy.
• It definitely helps having Madame Web and her precognitive powers.
• But can he trust her?
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99
Comments: Now we know what Prowler we’re dealing with here and I’m interested to see where his story goes. It’s also curious that Madame Web will be joining him AND they’ll both be working for the Jackal. Is there anyone at Parker Industries that Peter can trust?
CIVIL WAR II #8 (OF 8)
BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS (W) • DAVID MARQUEZ (A)
VARIANT COVER A BY TBA
VARIANT COVER B BY TBA
VARIANT COVER C BY TBA
VARIANT COVER D BY TBA
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48 PGS./Rated T+ …$4.99
Comments: I’m always intrigued when a writer extends the length of a series because it means more thought has been put into the ending. Here’s hoping that Bendis gets his act together soon and makes this Civil War a bit less…civil.
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CHAMPIONS #2
MARK WAID (W) • HUMBERTO RAMOS (A/C)
VARIANT COVER BY MICHAEL CHOI
Steam Variant Cover by TBA
Classic Action Figure Angel Variant Cover by JOHN TYLER CHRISTOPHER
Marvel NOW! Action Figure MILES & HULK Variant Cover by JOHN TYLER CHRISTOPHER
Divided We Stand Variant Cover by TBA
• Welcome to the CHAMPIONS, Cyclops! Unfortunately, not all of your new would-be teammates feel the same way!
32 PGS./Rated T …$3.99
Comments:I’m perfectly fine with everything in this series except for one thing – the inclusion of Viv. I was really hoping that Tom King’s ‘The Vision’ would tell one complete story without any room for it to be ruined down the line. Now a great series does have the potential for its legacy to be tarnished if this series is bad.
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SPIDER-MAN/DEADPOOL #11
PENN JILLETTE (w) • SCOTT KOBLISH (a/C)
SPIDER-MAN & DEADPOOL meet PENN & TELLER…
• …and trade partners!
• Can Deadpool be Teller?!? Can Teller be Deadpool?!?
• Written by Penn Jillette of Penn and Teller, while Joe Kelly and Ed McGuinness get ahead on their next issue!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99
Comments:It’ll be good to see what happens when this magician puts PENN to paper (sorry).
spidey
SPIDEY #12
Robbie THOMPSON (w)
NATHAN STOCKMAN (a/C)
• The Sinister Six strike!
• For several months, Doctor Octopus has been planning and waiting to take down Spidey, but do they have to do it on Peter Parker’s best week ever?
• It’s all been leading to this…can a lone Spidey defeat all six of his most powerful foes?
32 PGS./Rated T …$3.99
Comments: To be honest, I don’t see the appeal of a series that rehashes old plots. I understand that this is a more child-orientated book but I don’t think that’s a good enough excuse for poor storytelling.
2099
SPIDER-MAN 2099 #17
PETER DAVID (W) • WILL SLINEY (A)
Cover by FRANCESCO MATTINA
• Spidey’s learned the location of the headquarters of THE FIST — the terrorist organization that put his fiancée in a coma — and is ready to mount his attack, but it turns out he’s not the only one investigating the radical group.
• Elektra Natchios, Marvel’s most deadly assassin, has her own reasons for hunting the group.
• Can Miguel trust this mysterious newcomer, or is she yet another obstacle in his quest for vengeance?
32 PGS./Rated T …$3.99
Comments:Every cover by Francesco Mattina is so perfect it needs to be framed. Also, isn’t it a bit weird that this is one of Marvel’s longest running books?
spidergwen
SPIDER-GWEN #14
JASON LATOUR (w) • ROBBI RODRIGUEZ (a/C)
DIVIDED WE STAND VARIANT COVER BY TBA
• Happy Thanksgiving from Spider-Gwen and crew!
• But what should crimelord Matt Murdock and his ninjas bring to dinner?
32 PGS./Rated T …$3.99
Comments:Evil Matt Murdock has been the best part of this series and I can’t wait to see him go toe-to-toe with Gwen.
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CARNAGE #14
GERRY CONWAY (W) • MIKE PERKINS (A)
Cover by MICHAEL WALSH
• Behold the history of the Darkhold!
• For many months now, Carnage believed the Darkhold held a great prophecy for himself, but what if he was wrong?
• Meanwhile, what truths must the Anti-Carnage Task Force about themselves?
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99
Comments:This series has yet to truly grip me and this solicit does nothing to help. It all seems a bit too much like Supernatural or Grimm to me.
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SPIDER-MAN #10
BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS (w) • Nico LEON (a)
Cover by SARA PICHELLI
STEAM VARIANT COVER BY TBA
CIVIL WAR II Aftermath!
• The events of Civil War II have made Miles a target and will change the way the Marvel Universe looks at Spider-Man forever.
32 PGS./Rated T …$3.99
Comments: Bendis has been doing good work on this series so I hope the direction of his story isn’t lost with Civil War II and the aftermath.
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AMAZING SPIDER-MAN ANNUAL #1
HUMBERTO RAMOS & CHRISTOS GAGE, JAMES ASMUS,
WAYNE BRADY & JONATHAN MANGUM (w)
FRANCISCO HERRERA & TBA (a)
Cover by FRANCISCO HERRERA
Variant Cover A by TBA
Variant Cover B by TBA
SPIDER-MAN AROUND THE WORLD!
• Don’t miss Spider-Man’s adventure in Mexico City!
• And Cloak and Dagger at the Parker Industries office in Shanghai!
• And if that weren’t enough, star of stage and screen WAYNE BRADY tries his hand at comics with the funniest Spider-Man story EVER!
40 PGS./Rated T …$4.99
Comments:Another Amazing Spider-Man Annual #1! The cover art here is noticeably dodgy and the stories do not pique my interest. Here’s hoping the next ASM Annual #1 can pull it off better.
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GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #14
BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS (W) • KEVIN MAGUIRE (A/C)
SPIDERS! IN! SPACE!
• A flashback from Flash Thompson’s early days as a Guardian, co-starring SPIDER-MAN!
• Will VENOM endanger his new team to save his old friend?!
• Find out why Spidey’s one of the reasons Rocket hates Earth!
32 PGS./RATED T …$3.99
Comments: Bendis’s GOTG has really lacked focus, bouncing from one plot to the next with barely any connection or running narrative. This solicit only serves to consolidate my point.
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GWENPOOL #8
CHRISTOPHER HASTINGS (W) • GURIHIRU (A)
Cover by STACEY LEE
Steam Variant Cover by TBA
Divided We Stand Variant Cover by TBA
• Gwen is wanted — justly — by the NYPD!
• She’s also wanted — also justly — by aliens!
• Her only chance? Do something awful and not care about consequences!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

Comments:No joke, this is a good series. I do recommend you read it. 

(6) Comments

  1. Prime

    You know... it would be really funny to see if Renew Your Vows Actually sales way more better that it surpasses other titles, The Clone Conspiracy, and Even Amazing Spider-Man itself. Like how Ultimate Spider-man did back than.

  2. hornacek

    Waid's All-New, All Different Avengers is ending and rebooting with a new number one? What a dick move. Further proof that Marvel doesn't know what the hell they're doing ... ASM is a tie-in to a story taking place in a mini-series. Mattie Franklin was a teenager and ward/niece/? of Jonah who got involved in The Gathering of Five ceremony where everyone got a "gift" but some gifts were bad (insanity and death). Mattie got power so when Peter quit being Spidey after that story and we got the Mackie/Byrne reboot, there was a Spider-Man running around but it wasn't Peter. I think the "mystery" only lasted for 2 issues until we found out the new Spidey was Mattie. She later became Spider-Woman and had an 8-issue (?) series written by Byrne. She infamously kissed Peter after MJ was thought to have blown up in a plane and died because she thought "it was meant to be" (I think she's 13 in that story - ugh!). After that, my knowledge of her is fuzzy, but from the podcast I think that Bendis had her in his Alias series where she got hooked on drugs, or become a prostitute, or both, and she overdosed and died. I'm not sure if Jonah ever mentioned her death. ASM Annual #1 - Is Wayne Brady gonna have to choke a Spider-Man?

  3. Al

    My thoughts: Slott never did any good work on Superior and it needs to be forgotten Eddie Brock needs to be Venom Bendis Iron Man has been build up to this i.e. a waste of time HOORAY we’re farming out classic Spider-Man villains to other characters now we can get ANOTHER Hobgoblin mystery Hey Jameson is gonna acknowledge his adopted daughter for the first time in six years! Miles is a good character but Bendis work on it and every other title he writes sucks because he sucks as a writer. His GotG is especially betrayal

  4. herbiepopnecker

    I sub to Spidey, Renew Your Vows looks promising to me. Wayne Brady might be good reading...we'll see.

  5. Jason

    Something to consider - possibly using a darker color for the headers. The yellow looks good on the dark background, but when reading in my e-mail, the yellow is very hard to read.

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