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First Look: SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN #19

Whenever you muck about with time, you know there's going to be serious consequences.

Have you read SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN #18 yet? The story continues with Spider-Man 2099, in the present, trying to save his future. His very survival depends on it. SUPERIOR Spider-Man isn't making it any easier.

Marvel has released a first look at the next issue to further entice you with this crazy story.

Marvel is pleased to present your first look at the stunning conclusion of Necessary Evil inSuperior Spider-Man #19, from critically acclaimed creative team of Dan Slott and Ryan Stegman! Spider-Man 2099 has arrived from the splintered fringes of time —and the Superior Spider-Man isn’t happy about it! When the dust clears, which Spider-Man will truly be “superior”? But as these two wallcrawlers come to blows, which Spider-Man will be responsible for changing the fate of the Marvel Universe for years to come? Don’t miss the Earth-shattering developments for both Spider-Men…and the future!

SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN #19 (AUG130784)

Written by DAN SLOTT

Art & Cover by RYAN STEGMAN

Variant Cover by J.G. Jones

FOC 9/23/13, ON-SALE 10/16/13

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Edited by ThePRez

look superiorly good

Edited by Guardiandevil83

Dat Art

Posted by Battle_Forum_Junkie

Stegman's art is a major improvement over Ramos's, IMO.

Posted by Cavemold

NIce art.

Posted by vPuik

@battle_forum_junkie: Agreed. As much as I like Ramos, Stegman still takes the cake with this title. I liked Gamuncoli on Avengers Initiative, but not so much on SupeS. Could be worse though. :)

Posted by Teerack

For some reason all i can picture O'Hara saying in the last panel is "I killed Mufasa!"

Posted by Trevel8182

Dan Slott is critically acclaimed?

And I'm the Queen of England.

Edited by OtchiNiTenshi

@trevel8182: Likely in his own mind, and in the eyes of the editors allowing 'Superior' to roll out constantly.

Posted by OtchiNiTenshi

Wait. Wait. I just noticed something in the only letterings in those pages.

We can go through all the trouble to piss-off Peter fans by using the same art style and super-imposing Otto's head over Peter's in ... you know.. Peter's life. Because... screw Peter is the new 'good storytelling' in ISM.

But you can't even be arsed to change the -name- in one panel to Otto? Either that's intentional and a bigger insult, or it goes to show true laziness and they just copy-pasted the art.

Posted by TheCheeseStabber

Love the swiss Cheese art

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Posted by personz

I'm worried that this story will end up erasing Miguel form all of existence. Hopefully it will not. Either way I am enjoying it.

Posted by The_Titan_Lord

Sweet can't wait to read it.

Edited by cmaprice

@otchinitenshi said:

Wait. Wait. I just noticed something in the only letterings in those pages.

We can go through all the trouble to piss-off Peter fans by using the same art style and super-imposing Otto's head over Peter's in ... you know.. Peter's life. Because... screw Peter is the new 'good storytelling' in ISM.

But you can't even be arsed to change the -name- in one panel to Otto? Either that's intentional and a bigger insult, or it goes to show true laziness and they just copy-pasted the art.

...Otto has Peter's memories, in first-person. The face is different only because Otto remembers Peter's life as if he had lived it. The face reflects his self identity, but he still "remembers" being called Peter. It's not an insult to readers, so much as a creative visual shortcut in explaining the internal workings of the series' protagonist.

I get that you don't like Superior. Cool. No series is for everyone. And I get the some people were so emotionally dependent on Peter being Spidey that they can't even give this title a fair shot. Still, some others gave it a fair shot, and it wasn't for them. I give those people props for giving it the old college try. But that doesn't turn it into awful or lazy storytelling when it clearly isn't.

OMD was lazy (erasing decades of history instead of finding new trajectories while retaining established character development) and out-of-character. This series gives us new perspectives on who Spider-Man is, as a symbol, and what he can be were he not holding back. It also helps bring to light one of his oldest foes and explore his development, putting him grudgingly on a hero's journey.

Posted by ArtisticNeedham

Is this comic another way to show Ock/Peter/Spider-Man interact with someone else (SpiderMan 2099)? Or is there more to it that could involve Spider-Man 2099 sticking around or replacing Ock?

Edited by Miss_Garrick

All I can think of is "Is the Spot attacking on the cover?"

Posted by GeekBait

Awesome art!

Edited by Perfect 10

before this i was expected 2099 to stay around, i mean he still could but that cover leads to not so likely

Posted by RedheadedAtrocitus

Definitely love that Miguel is part of this story...its bring out Superior in ways I never expected.

Posted by spacebat

Just to throw this out there. Before Dan slot took on Superior Spiderman, I wouldn't touch marvel because I was tired of the lack of story and bad writing, hopeless with his Avengers Arena was the nail in the coffin (Talk about lazy story-telling). I was skeptical about this series, Doc Oc as Spider man, really? But it works...Slot made Marvel and Spiderman interesting to me again with this unlikely series. I'm hooked and have returned to enjoying Marvel comics.

Edited by Rollie

@personz: Part of me is thinking that these things that are going on are going to set the 2099 universe the way that we know it.

Anyway, part of me thinks that Max Modell is not the good and caring boss we think he is. But I'm going to keep my mouth shut on why.

Edited by BumBurger

This story is getting so good Carlie is so close to busting Otto :o