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'Ends of the Earth!' Comes to Amazing Spider-Man in 2012

Spidey's been having some good luck during 'Big Time' but this sounds like things might be changing.

Not to be outdone by yesterday's announcement of the Venom mini-event, Spider-Man is getting ready for some more action as well. Spider-Island will be ending soon so Spidey might be getting a little break before "Ends of the Earth"

What exactly does this mean? We have no idea. Marvel has only released the teaser image so we know Doc Ock is involved. I can't imagine another huge event like Spider-Island coming so soon so it'll be interesting to see if this involves just Spider-Man or if other Marvel characters will get pulled in.

Stay tuned as we await further information. What do you think Dan Slott and Stefano Caselli will cook up this time?

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Posted by KainScion

MY GOD. they should be called EVENT COMICS.

Posted by J1ml33
@KainScion said:

MY GOD. they should be called EVENT COMICS.

the Irony is that used to be the Name of Joe Qusada`s  Original Indie Line of comics back in the late 90s (know for such hits are Ash ..Painkiller jane and 22Brides ) but that name is still catch now that you mention it ^_^
Posted by fitchy101

@KainScion said:

MY GOD. they should be called EVENT COMICS.

Yep. You hit the nail on the head there.

Posted by Jonny_Anonymous

I take it this is what ever the Sinister SIx has been up to

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Posted by Gambit1969

Make it stop, please!!!

Posted by KRYPTON

Doc Oc will erase all Spiders off the Earth and replace them with octopus, or octopi

Posted by Arevish

Marvel, no more crossovers please. I'm really tired

Posted by BritishMonkey

sinister six will be back and more devious than ever

i saw it coming lol

Posted by Duo_forbidden

You know...I hate to say it, but I'm actually excited about this. Ever since making his return in Amazing Spider-Man #600, Doctor Octopus has stepped up his game even if they were minor things.

Posted by inferiorego

@KainScion said:

MY GOD. they should be called EVENT COMICS.

QFT

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Posted by InnerVenom123

This is gonna rule. And probably be just ASM exclusive. Don't bother complaining about ASM related events. They're better than the regular ones.

Posted by G-Man

As long as the stories are contained to one title or a 'family' of books, I don't really consider it a true 'event.' It's more like a big story arc. Was Schism an event? It took place in the mini and then we had repercussions in the X-books. Spider-Island is an event, Fear Itself is an event. The Venom thing coming out next year, doesn't really seem like an event even though it contains other characters since it's all in the Venom series. I think they're just taking story arcs and promoting them as if they were events to draw more attention. Only problem is those of us tired of big events might confuse them as yet another big event.

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Posted by TheGoldenOne
@KainScion said:

MY GOD. they should be called EVENT COMICS.

QFT.
Posted by RedheadedAtrocitus

Looks like it will have potential to be a crossover, but hey anything with Doc Ock will be great I believe.

Posted by Jonny_Anonymous

In Slott we trust

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Posted by Or35ti

@KainScion said:

MY GOD. they should be called EVENT COMICS.

Nice one ;)

Posted by illmatic06

"MY GOD. they should be called EVENT COMICS" Yes they should

Posted by Sekele

@KainScion said:

MY GOD. they should be called EVENT COMICS.

AMEN!

Posted by LordRequiem

The Other: Evolve or die is probably my favourite Spidey arc I'd consider a mini-event. Great to see Doc Ock.

Posted by RonaldBryan

Is this going to be Doc Oc searching for the Fountain of Youth to save his life?

Edited by InnerVenom123

@G-Man said:

They're just taking story arcs and promoting them as if they were events to draw more attention.

This.

@spiderbat87 said:

In Slott we trust

Also, this.

Posted by Jonny_Anonymous
@InnerVenom123 said:

@G-Man said:

They're just taking story arcs and promoting them as if they were events to draw more attention.

This.

@spiderbat87 said:

In Slott we trust

Also, this.

It feels weird being  positive on a Marvel thread lol
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Posted by Trodorne
@G-Man said:

As long as the stories are contained to one title or a 'family' of books, I don't really consider it a true 'event.' It's more like a big story arc. Was Schism an event? It took place in the mini and then we had repercussions in the X-books. Spider-Island is an event, Fear Itself is an event. The Venom thing coming out next year, doesn't really seem like an event even though it contains other characters since it's all in the Venom series. I think they're just taking story arcs and promoting them as if they were events to draw more attention. Only problem is those of us tired of big events might confuse them as yet another big event.

You could be right, this could be like Big Time which was just a setup of stories telling how Peter was doing great at his new job. as long as it does not have NEEDLESS tie-ins then yeah it would be worth checking out. its just marvel doing what they do in over-hyping something and making it look big.
 
 In terms of the story, Doc Ock has been up to something for a while even before fear itself. he was gathering parts during big time, and had tony work on a device later on. so this is part of some overall contraption he has wanted to use in terms of leaving a powerful legacy behind since he is on the verge of dying.
Posted by WildStyle

Doc Ock has been making rounds around the MU lately. It's about time we see the full scale of whatever he's planning.

Posted by danhimself

Slott's the best writer at Marvel right now and if he's involved then I'm sold

Posted by doordoor123

@G-Man said:

As long as the stories are contained to one title or a 'family' of books, I don't really consider it a true 'event.' It's more like a big story arc. Was Schism an event? It took place in the mini and then we had repercussions in the X-books. Spider-Island is an event, Fear Itself is an event. The Venom thing coming out next year, doesn't really seem like an event even though it contains other characters since it's all in the Venom series. I think they're just taking story arcs and promoting them as if they were events to draw more attention. Only problem is those of us tired of big events might confuse them as yet another big event.

Its just too much. Everyone wants to but the important books, but when there are so many events and crossovers, its almost impossible to follow. Marvel can probably make up random stuff that involve the characters because any character is impossible to follow nowadays. They crossover in to every book and have some kind of connection to everyone. There has been every kind of team up since Quesada came on board but its nice to want some characters to team up without them actually teaming up for a while. It adds suspense and make it worth it when it DOES actually happen. Same thing with deaths. There needs to me some kind of change at Marvel from a creative standpoint. But they're making money, so I guess it doesn't matter to them.

Posted by thveej

Man I hope this is just an arch and not an event.... so tired of these events, they don't even make sense with timeline and take sooooo long to wrap up

I really like ASM, FF, and X-force (like so confuse about this arch how do the events of x-force relate to the other x-books and schism?); but these events making me really not care at all about the other books. I just don't have money or time to follow all of these events. I'm enjoying new 52 much more, even though that is a freaking relaunch its much more manageable to read.

And it seems like there is a marvel promo each day... too much man, its like they are shoving it down our throats.

Posted by NXH

I reckon this will just be a ASM arc. Judging how badly Fear Itself did, I just hope Marvel will take this into consideration and give big events or crossovers a break and perhaps just concentrate on stand alone titles. But HEY! Who am I kidding? This is Marvel.

Posted by G-Man

As big of an 'event' Spider-Island was and with all the other heroes involved, there really wasn't anything outside of AMS that has really seen major ramifications. Even all the craziness with Captain America didn't get a mention in his book or Avengers titles. These self-contained arcs seem to only affect the books directly related to them. So those that are tired of the events or don't care about the main character don't seemed to be forced to read it. That's good. And for those that do like the characters, we're getting a big story focused on those characters. I'll take big self-contained arcs over filler issues any day. Make the story mean something if I'm going to pay to read it.

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Posted by venomoushatred1001

@KainScion said:

MY GOD. they should be called EVENT COMICS.

EXACTLY!

Edited by leokearon

I guessing it has something to do with Doc Ock trying to cure his condition

Edited by The Impersonator

Dan Slott and Stefano Caselli. STOP COOKING AND THE REST OF YOU, MARVEL! ENOUGH OF THE EVENTS ALREADY! WE DON'T NEED ANOTHER ONE! BRING BACK STAND-ALONE STORIES!

Posted by BKole

Good god. Get over it. A storyline is an event. If you don't want to read story lines stop reading comics and watching TV and living your life.

I will read this and I will enjoy it because the creative team are awesome, and Slott has done some great things with Spider-Man recently. So, that's cool.

Posted by ReVamp

@G-Man said:

As long as the stories are contained to one title or a 'family' of books, I don't really consider it a true 'event.' It's more like a big story arc. Was Schism an event? It took place in the mini and then we had repercussions in the X-books. Spider-Island is an event, Fear Itself is an event. The Venom thing coming out next year, doesn't really seem like an event even though it contains other characters since it's all in the Venom series. I think they're just taking story arcs and promoting them as if they were events to draw more attention. Only problem is those of us tired of big events might confuse them as yet another big event.

Schism was an event. Spider Island was an event. Fear Itself was an event. Venom's thing will be a story arc, since its a small cast and very contained. If I'm wrong then its a cross over too.

Posted by frogjitsu

@InnerVenom123 said:

@G-Man said:

They're just taking story arcs and promoting them as if they were events to draw more attention.

This.

@spiderbat87 said:

In Slott we trust

Also, this.

QTF.

So stoked that Otto is back! Can't wait to see what he has up his sleeve this time.

Posted by Nasar7

@G-Man said:

I'll take big self-contained arcs over filler issues any day.

I disagree. As much as one-off, filler issues (usually) suck, event overload is worse. Of course there's nothing wrong with a good story-arc, we just don't need the overblown hype trying to market it as an "event." If it's in the vein of Grim Hunt or Big Time, then I'll be looking forward to it.

Posted by SexualLobster

You guys need to think about it..

I think 'Events' are more realistic. When you have a world CRAMMED to the TITS with super powered beings, chances are things are going to be hectic as fuck. I really think it's why I like Marvel, their comics have a slight 'realism' (well, as far as a comic book about super-people running around in tights ca be) that attracts me.

That's why the 'New 52' is looking so good for DC, Superman was my most HATED superhero. But now he has a personality again, an isn't 100% unstoppable.

What I'm trying to say is, it seems necisary for events when if this was our world it would be like this.

Posted by fury714

@spiderbat87 said:

In Slott we trust
Posted by haydenclaireheroes

I am excited to see what this story arc will be about because Slott has been doing great in Spider-Island. So I am sure that he has some great story arc ideas for future Spider-man stories.

Posted by haydenclaireheroes

@KainScion said:

MY GOD. they should be called EVENT COMICS.

LOL I agree

Posted by fACEmelter88

Well Slott has been building up to what ever this is, during the beginning Big Time when he and the Avengers fought Ock's giant octo-bots he hinted at having bigger plans and some other hints here and there.

Posted by xerox_kitty

@KainScion said:

MY GOD. they should be called EVENT COMICS.

Quote of the Month!

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Posted by waruikumo

Marvel,

Here's a novel idea. Release these sorts of things in trade format. That way you can get on to the next event "road to" "prelude" in the SAME MONTH.

And you can get a chump to spend $20 on the trade instead of buying the 1st 3 issues before realizing it's slag.

Posted by zombietag

i love spider-man and i trust dan slott, BUT ENOUGH WITH THE TEASERS. sheesh.

Posted by pspin

I agree with G-man, this isnt really an event it's a story arc because it will only happen in ASM and that familly of books. An event would be Fear Itself, not Schism or this. 
 
Overall, if this is anything, it is a poor choice of words by Marvel. Or the world best marketing stratagy, even though everyone is sick of events, we sure talk about them all of the time.
Posted by dvorak

@xerox_kitty said:

@KainScion said:

MY GOD. they should be called EVENT COMICS.

Quote of the Month!

Very accurate.

Posted by jukeboxheroabc

Perhaps this is just a tie in to the Fantastic Four situation with galactus and what not

Posted by cincyducksfan35

I like how people used to say if you don't want to read an event then you can just skip it, but with Marvel you can't anymore. It is the only thing they know how to do. I hope people wise up and stop buying their event books. Fear Itself was my last mistake

Posted by Death Certificate

It sound more like a arc than a event.

Posted by Eyz

The return of Doc Ock! - the event!

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