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First Look: AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #688 "No Turning Back"

Spider-Man vs. the Lizard. You knew it was coming.

Earlier this week we got a first look at J. Scott Campbell's variant cover to AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #688. We know that Spidey will be facing the Lizard once again and today, Marvel has released a first look at the interiors of the issue.

Marvel is proud to present your first look at Amazing Spider-Man #688, kicking off “No Turning Back” this June! Someone has tampered with the grave of Billy Connors and all signs point to the Lizard! But Spidey won’t be alone in his hunt for Curt Connors, because Morbius the Living Vampire is hot on his trail! Can Spidey handle both of these monsters before it turns into an all-out brawl? The superstar creative team of Dan Slott and Giuseppe Camuncoli bring you high stakes action and drama like no other as the celebration of Spider-Man’s 50 Anniversary continues in Amazing Spider-Man #688, swinging into comic shops everywhere, the Marvel Comics app and the Marvel Digital Comics Shop this June.

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #688 (APR120615)

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #688 CAMPBELL LIZARD VARIANT (APR120616)

Written by DAN SLOTT

Pencils & Cover by GIUSEPPE CAMUNCOLI

Variant Cover by J SCOTT CAMPBELL

FOC – 6/4/12, On-Sale – 6/27/12

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48 Comments
Edited by KainScion

looks good. def a buy.

Posted by KMART4455

Going to get this one for sure.

Posted by Dernman

Daaaaamn! Spider-Man isn't messing around.

Edited by deadpool25mm

Ends of the Earth is Great ,this looks good too :) Dan Slotts work is Awesome!

In the last picture you can see the item spiderman stabs Lizard with .

Posted by Doctor!!!!!

OH GOD! SPIDEY!!!! (whispering) noooooo............

Looks badass!

Posted by SavageDragon

It looks good, the art looks really clean. I find it interesting that Spidey has that harpoon knife in the first few panels with the lizard and stabs him in the shoulder with it, but then he also has it in the panels with Michael Morbius. Maybe it has something to do with both the Lizard and Morbius's blood being mutated and Spiderman trying to get samples to cure them with Horizon labs tech. Just a thought.

Posted by zackattack529

this is gonna be my first Amazing Spider-man issue! :D

i hope this series is great from here on out. i dropped Avenging Spider-man and moved onto this . i hope this new arc doesn't require any back reading though.

does anyone know if it would be ok for me to start reading from this point????

Posted by deadpool25mm

@zackattack529: I started reading Amazing Spiderman from Ends of the Earth which was 5 issues ago and didnt need any back reading to do,some things get explained again anyway. So i think you can, i dont see any problem.

Posted by BlackArmor

Spider Knife, Spider Knife, does whatever a Spider Knife does. Sticks in crooks all the time, Stabs people who do crime, look out here comes the spider knife

Posted by InnerVenom123

Hell yes.

Posted by Deranged Midget

@InnerVenom123 said:

Hell yes.

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Posted by DrewHLMW

All of Dan's arcs have started of pretty friendly to new readers making it easy to dive in. but for anyone who wants to read all of Dan's run you can find it in these collections.

Posted by CombatSpoon86

Art looks sick. I never thought it would be this hard to trade wait for this but it is. Have every hardback that is out right now. In the end it will be worth it but I'll be damn if Dan Slott tempts me with every story arc he does.

Posted by primepower53

@KMART4455 said:

Going to get this one for sure.

Posted by kingjoeg

Camuncoli needs a new colourist

Posted by Funrush

IMO Ends of the Earth has been meh so far (Just finished Part 4), this looks really good, though.

Posted by Ganthetsward20

MICHAEL MORBIUS...I shall be reading this just because he's in it :D

Posted by oviouslyjeangrey

oh my

Posted by Connoronnor

Ends of the Earth has been disappointing to me, hopefully this will make up for it, while not being a cash-in for the movie coming out

Posted by broo1232

Art is great might pick this up.

Posted by SpidermanWins

LOVE the art in this

Posted by spiderman20991992

Giuseppe Camuncoli should be the regular artist on amazing.

Posted by LordRequiem

Morbius YES, I love that character, ever since he appeared in TAS from the 90s. "I long for plasma," great stuff!

Posted by NXH

@spiderman20991992 said:

Giuseppe Camuncoli should be the regular artist on amazing.

No he shouldn't. Ramos or Caselli should be.

Posted by TheCheeseStabber

This looks like its gonna get messy

Posted by FinalDasa

Some vicious art in there. Especially the first one.

Posted by Sergotron

Billy nom nom nom.

Posted by Mega_spidey01

the art looks awesome, hopefully the story is too.i might pick it up.

Posted by TheHeat

Art looks SWEET!

Posted by spiderman20991992

@NXH:

Caselli's art is pretty good, but ramos' makes me cringe. his arts fits a newspaper strip better.

Posted by sora_thekey

Moribus... Why?

Posted by RigorMortis

@SavageDragon said:

It looks good, the art looks really clean. I find it interesting that Spidey has that harpoon knife in the first few panels with the lizard and stabs him in the shoulder with it, but then he also has it in the panels with Michael Morbius. Maybe it has something to do with both the Lizard and Morbius's blood being mutated and Spiderman trying to get samples to cure them with Horizon labs tech. Just a thought.

From the looks of the picture, though, Morbius is the one with the knife, though. Looks like he's dropping it. And in the first bit, he seems to be pulling the knife out of a cache of what looks to be a pile of the things. So... whatever that means...

Posted by SexualLobster

Spider-man being vicious..? I like it.

Posted by RedheadedAtrocitus

They should have an even more rare variant cover of that same cover...except have it be Rhys Ifans biting down on Spidey's neck. And is that Morbius?

Posted by Imagine_Man15

@BlackArmor said:

Spider Knife, Spider Knife, does whatever a Spider Knife does. Sticks in crooks all the time, Stabs people who do crime, look out here comes the spider knife

Posted by HellionVulcan

@BlackArmor said:

Spider Knife, Spider Knife, does whatever a Spider Knife does. Sticks in crooks all the time, Stabs people who do crime, look out here comes the spider knife

have to admit i laughed so hard ,pure genius .

Posted by bunkerbuster05

DAT ART.

Really excited for this.

Posted by THEBlaqueBasterd

@BlackArmor: looooool (Shaaaaaaannnkkkk!!!)

Posted by NXH

@spiderman20991992: I'm sorry. I disagree. Ramos is far more superior than a newspaper comic strip artist. Only because he is one of my favourite artists (as well as Caselli). But everyone has their different tastes in art. But in my opinion, Camuncoli does nothing for me.

Posted by Baberaham_Lincoln

I pray to god that this jumping on point enables me to have a basic understanding of Spiderman and Lizard.=D

Posted by Solomonwreath

why does he have a harpoon.

Posted by NEEK_03

this looks great, i love a serious spidey.

Posted by venomoushatred1001

@InnerVenom123 said:

Hell yes.

Nuff said.

Posted by edtie97

Wow, this looks good.

Posted by Duke_Nasty

I didnt like Ends of the Earth but this looks like epic spidey. Can't wait!

Posted by jashro44

Please tell me the change art work is permanent (or at least for multiple arcs). This looks good hopefully slott won't disappoint. Sounds like it will be fun

Posted by jwalser3

Can't wait to pick this up!

Posted by KidSupreme

I might pick this up too