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First Look: EDGE OF SPIDER-VERSE #4

Take a look at this fall's most anticipated event.

EDGE OF SPIDER-VERSE #4 (AUG140802)

Written by CLAY MCLEOD CHAPMAN

Art by ELIA BONNETTI

Cover by GARRY BROWN

Variant Cover by GREG LAND (AUG140803)

This October, experience the horrors of the Spider-Verse as every Spider-Man ever prepares for multiversal war! Today, Marvel is proud to present your first look at EDGE OF SPIDER-VERSE #4 – the next terrifying chapter in the blockbuster 5-issue miniseries showcasing different spider characters from alternate universes! From critically acclaimed novelist Clay McLeod Chapman and artist Elia Bonnetti comes the most terrifying tale of Spider-Man yet.

It’s a familiar story. A radioactive spider bites a high school science nerd. Tormented by his classmates at school, disregarded by his family at home – Patton Parnell is already somewhat of a monster. Only now with all the power and none of the responsibility, venture deep into a universe where the story you know becomes as horrific as possible.

“My editor Ellie Pyle and I started chatting about the idea of re-envisioning the origin story of Peter Parker/Spider-Man,” says Chapman of his horror-themed Spider-Man in an interview with Marvel.com. “What if we approached one of the most beloved beginnings of a super hero and looked at it through a completely different lens?”

As the Spider-Verse inches closer, prepare for a terrifying spin on the tale you’ve always known. Get caught in the web this October in the chilling EDGE OF SPIDER-VERSE #4!

FOC 9/08/14, ON-SALE 10/01/14

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Posted by ArturoCalaKayVee

Oh man, this looks like a good issue!

Posted by cmd735

Is this an existing version of spider-man, or is this a new one made up for the event?

Posted by Fallschirmjager

hot girl leads you into an isolated room and you wana play with spiders pete? ;p

Posted by leokearon

@cmd735 said:

Is this an existing version of spider-man, or is this a new one made up for the event?

New version, all barring Spider-man Noir are new characters

Posted by cmd735

@cmd735 said:

Is this an existing version of spider-man, or is this a new one made up for the event?

New version, all barring Spider-man Noir are new characters

Didn't know that, thanks for the info.

Edited by MyNameIsWill

Can't wait.

Edited by dreamfall31

Oh my god....did Greg Land yet again re-use something he drew that was already copied from someone else? That guy's face on the variant looks awfully familiar...

Posted by devil-wears-converse

Oh my god....did Greg Land yet again re-use something he drew that was already copied from someone else? That guy's face on the variant looks awfully familiar...

It'll be the face of the generation

Edited by redwingx

I'm so tired of total loser Peter. Grow up.

Posted by War Killer

Oh my god....did Greg Land yet again re-use something he drew that was already copied from someone else? That guy's face on the variant looks awfully familiar...

Thought the exact same thing. Pretty sad that Marvel keeps giving this guy work.

Edited by Goonage

Poor kitty....

And ant. Can't forget the ant.

Edited by LawTempest

Of all the Spider-Men in this event, I want to know more about this one. As they said in the interview he will make decisions which Peter Parker will never make.

Edited by LawTempest

@goonage: Well the cat did scratch him first man that must have hurt alot.

Edited by Goonage

@lawtempest: As someone who has been scratched by cats *multiple* times, scratches don't hurt that much.

Also, I'm assuming that since he was bitten by the spider, he probably has some form of pain resistance, not to mention advanced healing.

Posted by Teerack

@dreamfall31 said:

Oh my god....did Greg Land yet again re-use something he drew that was already copied from someone else? That guy's face on the variant looks awfully familiar...

Thought the exact same thing. Pretty sad that Marvel keeps giving this guy work.

It's getting frustrating that Marvel is keeping him around... they really need to drop him so they can sign another artist who actually makes his own art.

Edited by LawTempest

@goonage: What would you have done different?

Posted by Goonage
Posted by maverick98

I just hope he doesn't end up turning into a giant spider

Posted by Aros001

It looks like he's going to be a serial killer, given that they say it starts by torturing small animals.

Edited by LawTempest

@maverick98: Ya I hope he will still be a human not a giant spider.

Edited by The Impersonator

No mechanical web-shooters?

Edited by LawTempest
Posted by Knightsofdarkness2

Okay. If he ever turns into a giant spider then I might be a little hesitant to get this issue since I suffer from arachnophobia. :P

Edited by sesquipedalophobe

I bet this was inspired by the movie "Earth vs. the Spider," of course being inspired by Spider-Man. In that movie, the webbing came from his chest.

Edited by CrazyScarecrow
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Edited by Caladorcp

@cmd735 said:
@leokearon said:

@cmd735 said:

Is this an existing version of spider-man, or is this a new one made up for the event?

New version, all barring Spider-man Noir are new characters

Didn't know that, thanks for the info.

All in "The Edge of Spider-Verse" except Spider-man Noir are new. But in the actual event there will be existing ones too as I understand it. Also there's the Superior Spider-man issues labeled "Edge of Spider-Verse" even though they are not technically not in the miniseries.

Posted by Ostyo

Kitty nooooooooo!

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Posted by waezi2

I bet this was inspired by the movie "Earth vs. the Spider," of course being inspired by Spider-Man. In that movie, the webbing came from his chest.

Actually, it more likely it was inspired by Marvels very first Spider-man. The one before Peter Parker, that is.