November 2017 Spider-Solicitations with JH Commentary


SPIDER-MAN #234
BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS (W) • OSCAR BAZALDUA (A)
Cover by PATRICK BROWN
Lenticular Homage (LH) Variant Cover by MARK BAGLEY
Legacy Headshot Variant Cover by MIKE MCKONE
Variant Cover by SANFORD GREENE
SINISTER SIX REBORN Part 1
Miles’ world has been shaken a lot lately, but nothing will compare to what the mysterious Iron-Spider and his brand new SINISTER SIX will do. Sandman, Hobgoblin, The Spot, Electro and Bombshell (?!) join this mystery villain to make Miles’ life a living hell.
PLUS: Includes 3 bonus MARVEL PRIMER PAGES!
32 PGS./Rated T …$3.99

Comments: Well, that sure is an interesting line-up. Sandman, the Hobgoblin and the Spot are pretty standard, but it’s cool to see the new Electro back for more. The new Iron Spider looks cool, I’m sure the reveal of his identity will shake Miles’ world to its core! As for the 6th member, this solicitation really dropped a BOMBSHELL with her new allegiance. Get it? Bombshell? I’ll leave now…

SPIDER-MAN/DEADPOOL #23 & #24
ROBBIE THOMPSON (W) • CHRIS BACHALO (A/C)
ISSUE #23 – Lenticular Homage (LH) Variant Cover by GIUSEPPE CAMUNCOLI
ISSUE #23 – Legacy Headshot Variant Cover by MIKE MCKONE
ISSUE #23 – Variant Cover by SCOTT HEPBURN
SPIDER-MAN VERSUS DEADPOOL PartS 1 & 2
When Spider-Man learns that Deadpool is selling SHIELD tech on the black market it’s the last straw. Bromance? OVER. It’s time to hunt Deadpool! The two biggest characters in comics are facing off and it’s going to take them all over the Marvel Universe, no holds barred. As you can see from this cover, Deadpool’s even willing to use his laser-sharks. And it will all lead to the biggest Spider-Man/Deadpool story of ALL TIME! PLUS: Includes 3 bonus MARVEL PRIMER PAGES!
32 PGS. (EACH)/Rated T+ …$3.99 (EACH)

Comments: Laser-sharks. I can live with that. Also, now’s probably a good time to talk about these ‘Primer Pages’ – they strike me as a bit gimmicky and pointless, but I can live with them if they only last one issue.

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN: RENEW YOUR VOWS #13
JODY HOUSER (W) • NICK ROCHE (A)
Cover by RYAN STEGMAN
Lenticular Homage (LH) Variant Cover by KHARY RANDOLPH
Legacy Headshot Variant Cover by MIKE MCKONE
VARIANT COVER BY MICHAEL WALSH
TRADING CARD VARIANT COVER BY JOHN TYLER CHRISTOPHER
EIGHT YEARS LATER Part 1
Jump eight years into the future with the web-slinging and wall-crawling Spider-Man family! Peter Parker and Mary Jane’s super-powered daughter, Annie, is now in high school. But when this teen isn’t in class, she’s swinging through the streets with her parents. After all, keeping New York safe from super villains is a family affair! But what new threat has emerged to menace the wall-crawlers? PLUS: Includes 3 bonus MARVEL PRIMER PAGES!
32 PGS./Rated T …$3.99

Comments: If it ain’t broke, fix it! I don’t know why Marvel have decided to age up young Annie Parker, but I don’t think it was at all necessary – I really enjoyed seeing the unique perspective of a child super-hero. Now I fear this will just fade into obscurity, just another comic featuring just another teen hero. Please don’t let that happen Marvel! I don’t really know the creative team that well, so I can’t really comment on that new development, but I am hoping for something just as good as what came before them.

BEN REILLY: SCARLET SPIDER #10
PETER DAVID (W) • WILL SLINEY (A)
Cover by Khary Randolph
Variant Cover by Brent Schoonover
Lenticular Homage (LH) Variant Cover by DAN MORA
Legacy Headshot Variant Cover by MIKE MCKONE
THE SLINGERS RETURN Part 1
Ben Reilly, A.K.A. The Scarlet Spider, is a perfect clone of The Amazing Spider-Man… but with none of the responsibility! And now, someone’s encroaching on his turf in Vegas – the new Hornet! But who is he working for, and what will his former Slingers teammates – Dusk, Prodigy, and Ricochet – have to say about it?! PLUS: Includes 3 bonus MARVEL PRIMER PAGES!
32 PGS./Rated T …$3.99

Comments: I haven’t really enjoyed this series, I doubt I’ll make it to #10. Sorry.

PETER PARKER: THE SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN #6
CHIP ZDARSKY (W)
MICHAEL WALSH (A)
Cover by PAULO SIQUEIRA
• J. Jonah Jameson’s got the scoop of the century — a once-in-a-lifetime interview with the menace of Manhattan…SPIDER-MAN!
• PETER PARKER: THE SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN, MY DINNER WITH JAMESON is one tale you won’t want to miss!
32 PGS./Rated T …$3.99

PETER PARKER: THE SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN #297
CHIP ZDARSKY (W) • ADAM KUBERT (A/C)
Cover by Adam Kubert
Lenticular Homage (LH) Variant Cover by PAULO SIQUEIRA
Legacy Headshot Variant Cover by MIKE MCKONE
Variant Cover by JAMES HARREN
MOST WANTED Part 1
Peter Parker is back in the friendly neighborhood, but he’s persona non grata as far as the NYPD is concerned! It’s the ol’ switcheroo as we here at the House of Ideas ask that classic question – PETER PARKER: THREAT OR MENACE?!
PLUS: Includes 3 bonus MARVEL PRIMER PAGES!
32 PGS./Rated T …$3.99

Comments: I think the ‘My Dinner with Jameson’ issue has the potential to be quite spectacular (sorry) if handled right – it could be a exploration of Spidey and his nemesis in a way different from what we’ve seen before. I’m also curious as to what we’re getting from Peter’s arrest story – and if that’s the case, why is it Spidey in handcuffs on the cover?

SILVER SABLE AND THE WILD PACK #36
CHRISTA FAUST (W) • PAULO SIQUEIRA (A)
Cover by MAHMUD ASRAR
VARIANT COVER BY TBA
TRADING CARD VARIANT COVER BY JOHN TYLER CHRISTOPHER
SILVER AND BOLD Part 1 (OF 1)
After faking her own death, SILVER SABLE is back in the mercenary game, and this time she REALLY might not survive! In the wake of Norman Osborn’s control of the Symkarian government, one of Sable’s operations goes south, and she finds herself and a small group of hostages trapped in the clutches of a dangerous group of terrorists! With no equipment and no back up Sable has to make sure that she and the innocents trapped with her find their way out alive. Piece of cake.
32 PGS./ONE-SHOT/Rated T+ …$3.99

Comments: More Silver Sable? Yay? More Norman Osborn? Meh. I am starting to get a little tired of the character now – maybe give him a break?

AVENGERS #673
MARK WAID (W) • JESUS SAIZ (A/C)
Cover by ALEX ROSS
WORLDS COLLIDE Part 3
THE ELECTRIFYING TEAM-UP BETWEEN THE AVENGERS AND THE CHAMPIONS CONTINUES!
The High Evolutionary has put into motion an event that will destroy not one but two Earths — and neither the Avengers nor the Champions has the power to stop it!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

CHAMPIONS #14
MARK WAID (W) • HUMBERTO RAMOS (A/C)
WORLDS COLLIDE Part 4
THE ELECTRIFYING TEAM-UP BETWEEN THE AVENGERS AND THE CHAMPIONS CONTINUES!
The High Evolutionary is on a suicide course — and he plans to take billions of people from two worlds with him! How can even the Champions and the Avengers together save an entire planet from destruction?
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

Comments: This does look like a pretty cool crossover. I especially love the C #14 cover, it just has so much emotion.

INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #594
BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS (W) • STEFANO CASELLI (A)
Cover by R.B. SILVA
THE SEARCH FOR TONY STARK Part 2
• THE SEARCH FOR TONY STARK continues, as some very surprising people from his present, past and future come together to help.
• Who will wield the power of Iron Man?
• It’s all building to one of the most-anticipated moments in Iron Man history!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

Comments: This is a curious one. With Tony having been in a coma for only a year, it seems a bit odd that his return would be ‘one of the most-anticipated moments in Iron Man history!’. So what could it be? Let me know what you think below.

VENOM #157 & 158
MICHAEL COSTA (W) • MARK BAGLEY (A/C)
LETHAL PROTECTOR Parts 3 & 4
Issue #157 – • After saving the dinosaur people beneath the streets of New York from Kraven, VENOM has become the master hunter’s new prey!
• Vengeful, relentless and unable to be killed, Kraven finds himself a heartbeat away from adding a new trophy to his collection – THE HEAD OF EDDIE BROCK!
Issue #158 – • It’s all or nothing as Venom and Kraven square off for their final battle!
• But how can Venom protect himself and the innocents living under New York’s streets from a hunter who can’t die?
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

Comments: Like Scarlet Spider, my interest in this series is steadily declining. But on the plus side, Kraven vs Venom sounds pretty cool.

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #791
DAN SLOTT (W) • STUART IMMONEN (A)
Cover by ALEX ROSS
THE FALL OF PARKER Part 3
• SPIDER-MAN & MOCKINGBIRD, flying in the air, K-I-S-S-I-N-G!
• The romance is blooming, but the Fall of Parker is at hand!
• Can down on his luck Peter Parker escape this latest conflict with his new relationship in one piece?
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

Comments: I didn’t realize the ‘Fall’ of Parker was him ‘Falling’ in love…

SPIDER-GWEN #26
JASON LATOUR (W) • ROBBI RODRIGUEZ (A/C)
GWENOM Part 2
• S.H.I.E.L.D. is coming for Gwen and the Venom symbiote, and giving into its power may be Gwen’s only way out!
• Is saving her skin worth losing herself?
32 PGS./Rated T …$3.99

Comments: Awesome cover. ‘Nuff said!

GWENPOOL, THE UNBELIEVABLE #22
CHRISTOPHER HASTINGS (W)
IRENE STRYCHALSKI (A)
Cover by GURIHIRU
DOOM SEES YOU Part 2
• Gwen is on a mission to get the attention of the Avengers!
• So what does she do?
• Hunts down the Infamous DOCTOR DOOM!
• Er…good luck, Gwen…
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

Comments: Poor Doom – he doesn’t know what he’s getting himself into.

SPIDER-MEN II #5 (OF 5)
BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS (W)
SARA PICHELLI (A/C)
Connecting Variant by JESUS SAIZ
• The pulse-racing final issue!
• Peter and Miles are faced with their toughest challenge yet, and it’s one that challenges far more than their super hero skills.
• If you thought the end of the first SPIDER-MEN series was huge, brace yourself.
32 PGS./Rated T …$3.99

Comments: I get that the cover is meant to be dramatic, but the whizzing balloon nature of the masks does make me giggle a bit.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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(5) Comments

  1. hornacek

    With the Legacy renumbering, I'm surprised they don't add 17 to the current Champions issue number.

  2. Danny

    Also wish he'd stop trying to push all these romances on everyone. Especially Mockingbird, of all people.

  3. Danny

    Leave it to Dan Slott of all people to change Norman to try to make him "more interesting" only to leave him a shell of his former glory...

  4. Mohammed

    Nice work on the solicits, regarding bombshell from the article/interviews I scanned it looks like it’s actually her mother that is part of the sinister six. http://www.cbr.com/interview-brian-bendis-miles-morales-generations-marvel-legacy/2/ ” That is mama Bombshell. People who have been reading Spider-Man know there’s a lot going on with Miles and Lana Baumgartner who is also Bombshell. She was part of a mother-daughter team of supervillains called the Bombshells, and we have not seen the mother since “Secret Wars.” So she made it through to the Marvel Universe. “

  5. Mohammed

    Nice work on the solicits, regarding bombshell from the article/interviews I scanned it looks like it's actually her mother that is part of the sinister six. http://www.cbr.com/interview-brian-bendis-miles-morales-generations-marvel-legacy/2/ " That is mama Bombshell. People who have been reading Spider-Man know there’s a lot going on with Miles and Lana Baumgartner who is also Bombshell. She was part of a mother-daughter team of supervillains called the Bombshells, and we have not seen the mother since “Secret Wars.” So she made it through to the Marvel Universe. "

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