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Marvel Announces AMAZING SPIDER-MAN "End of the Earth" Event

Building up to issue #700, Dan Slott prepares Spider-Man to fight the Sinister Six on a global scale in an upcoming six-issue event.

After yesterday's Marvels next big thing announcement which revealed that Marjorie Liu and Mike Perkins would be taking over Astonishing X-Men starting with issue #48 of the series, we knew that wasn't all we would be seeing come out of the house of ideas. Today, Marvel announced during a live blog panel that Dan Slott would be launching "Ends of the Earth," the next big Amazing Spider-Man story arc. "Ends of the Earth would not only lead up to the massive issue #700 of Amazing Spider-Man, it would also serve to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Spidey, himself. The new story arc will launch this March and will run six issues starting with AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #682. If you have been following Slott's AMAZING SPIDER-MAN series thus far, then you may recall that back in issue #600 Doc Oc discovered he had only a little bit of time left to achieve all of his goals. According to Slott, this is going to be big.

"He's [Doc Oc] not just going for something small, he's going after the world. This is it. This is Otto Octavius' big grab at one last master plan. He knows Spider-Man and the Avengers will oppose him, which is why he's got the best Sinister Six ever on his side."

Slott revealed that with this new arc he will be expanding the scope considerably. While the Spider-Island event was confined to the island of New York City, this new event will have Spidey "operating globally." The story will run from AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #682 to #687 and the seeds for this story were planted as far back as AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #600.

== TEASER ==

While Spider-Man's primary adversaries in this next event will be the Sinister Six, Slott revealed that the Sinister Six that starts out "Ends of the Earth" may be different than the Sinister Six that ends it." The current Sinister Six includes Doc Ock, Sandman, Electro, Mysterio, Rhino and Chameleon. To operate on a "global scale" against the Sinister Six, Peter Parker is going to need some serious new technology -- and he won't be going into this event unprepared.

"Spidey has known that the Sinister Six was a'comin', and the same way he designed specific tech when he heard Hydro Man was on the loose at the beginning of Spider-Island, he has been preparing and building a new suit specifically for going to war with the Sinister Six...I haven't done a Spider-Man arc on this scope before. It's fun to let loose. A lot I do is centered on character, but here the focus is on action and adventure. The fallout will be huge. When it's all over, the pieces on the table will be in some pretty interesting spots

The upcoming series does tie into Spider-Island in that the premonition that Madame Web has at the end of the arc could very well be referring to what is happening next. Spider-Man won't be taking the Sinister Six on his own, however; he'll be getting a little bit of help from Iron Man and the Avengers. And while Slott didn't reveal which Avengers team members would appear in the series specifically, he did hint that the Avengers characters appearing in the upcoming Marvel Studios film may also appear in the "End of the Earth" event.

What do you think of the news about Marvel's next big Spider-Man story arc, "Ends of the Earth"? Are you looking forward to issue #682 of Amazing Spider-Man which will launch the major story arc? What do you think of the preview images?

Source: Marvel

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Posted by InnerVenom123

<3

Posted by The_Hero_Without_a_Name

Its just a story Arc with a very lame cameo from the movie avengers, whats the point of calling it an Event.

Posted by MetropolisKid41

I wonder how many tie-ins and minis will be attached to this :P

Posted by Gscythe

Marvel is finally going to do it. They are going to kill off EARTH!!! Eh, it'll be back in half a year anyway.

Posted by InnerVenom123

@MetropolisKid41 said:

I wonder how many tie-ins and minis will be attached to this :P

None. It's just a story arc contained within ASM.

Posted by saoakden

Awesome! Is the last preview page Peter Parker putting on a new suit? I hope he still has his Future Fondation suit. This should be cool. Spider-Island was awesome.

Posted by InnerVenom123

@Gscythe said:

Marvel is finally going to do it. They are going to kill off EARTH!!! Eh, it'll be back in half a year anyway.

Didn't DC beat them to that? :P

Posted by Cafeterialoca

SHOCKER!

GET BACK HERE SHOCKER!

I'LL FOLLOW YOU TIL THE ENDS OF THE EARTH!!!!!

Posted by Kallarkz

New costume is looking nice. Hopefully that helmet isn't too bulky though.

Rock on

Posted by Deranged Midget

This looks amazing, love the art and Pete's new suit looks wicked.

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Posted by Lvenger

Oh this is looking brilliant. I'm so glad I've picked up Amazing Spider-Man now as it means I get to read this. Can't wait for Doc Ock's final scheme, whatever that may be!

Posted by Jonny_Anonymous

Is that Spider armour I spy? 

Posted by The Impersonator

Doc Ock looks like an old man now. :P

Posted by sora_thekey

This is exciting! Still need to catch up with some of the Spider-Island stuff but I want to know how this turns out.

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Posted by Olqavtoras

Looking forward to this!

Posted by master_wright

Sinister Six is all I needed to hear, I love vendetta villain teams.

Posted by RedheadedAtrocitus

Why am I getting a Batman: R.I.P. vibe from this? And that's not a bad thing either. I'm just curious to think there might be a parallel...

Posted by Primmaster64

Another one?

Posted by ltbrd

I just find it interesting the hype these six issues are getting as a lead up to Amazing Spider-Man #700.......considering there will be 11 more issues in-between the end of this arc and issue 700.

My biggest interest lies in the suit that Peter's going to use to battle the Sinister Six as I recently put up a forum topic about the fact that he needs to invent a more modern, technologically oriented suit given he works at Horizon Labs now. This isn't quite what I had in mind (especially the big helmet) but it is getting closer to the fact that Spider-Man can do away with traditional spandex at this point.

Posted by JoseDRiveraTCR7

Is it an event or arc? Arcs tend to be more character centric, while events tend to be more "oh, look, person X is in the background".

Posted by VaizD

Urgh.

Posted by Afro_Warrior

@JoseDRiveraTCR7:

It's supposed to be an arc, but i think their calling it an event to help drum up publicity and add some hype.

Posted by cjc1303

Want to read a good Spider-Man read Ultimate Spider-Man, Slott can't hold a candle to Bendis

Posted by blur1528

Doc Ock: "I'm dying."

Spider-Man: "You're not dying. You just don't have anything better to do."

Posted by bluehulk11

this is crazy :D

Posted by Death Certificate

Looking forward to this.

Posted by danhimself

@cjc1303 said:

Want to read a good Spider-Man read Ultimate Spider-Man, Slott can't hold a candle to Bendis

LMAO!!! Slott is one of the best things to happen to Spider-man since Stan Lee....Bendis writes a great ULTIMATE Spider-man but that's not the real Spider-man or even a Peter Parker at this point

Posted by pspin

Dan Slott is the best, I am so excited for this I want it to happen already

Posted by Meteorite

This looks awesome!

Posted by Volpe
@Cafeterialoca said:

SHOCKER!

GET BACK HERE SHOCKER!

I'LL FOLLOW YOU TIL THE ENDS OF THE EARTH!!!!!

LOL!
Posted by mewmdude77

I hope the Avengers that help Spidey are Ms. Marvel (and they get into a relationship), Hawkeye, Luke Cage, Daredevil, Wolverine, and Ironfist, plus the FF too!

Also, why Spider-Man? I'm not saying he's bad, I'm just weirded out that Spidey has to save the world when he is usually only New York based. I hope this arc is good.

Posted by haydenclaireheroes

I am sure this story arc is going to be great. Dan Slott does a really great job with Spider-man big events. I can't wait.

Posted by ArtisticNeedham

Spider-Man has another costume change? Putting it on like its the ultimate weapon? Wonder what it is.

Love the art, love the writing, love Spider-man. Can't wait.

Posted by Cafeterialoca

@Volpe: I'm glad someone got it!

Posted by LordRequiem

After all he did for Aleksei, shame on you. Lol at Doc 'Old Man' Ock!

Posted by TheCheeseStabber

...another event..

Posted by GothamRed

oh boy, more people complaining about events from Marvel to come.

Posted by frogjitsu

Can't wait. This is going to be awesome!

Posted by lostlantern13

@Cafeterialoca said:

SHOCKER!

GET BACK HERE SHOCKER!

I'LL FOLLOW YOU TIL THE ENDS OF THE EARTH!!!!!

Best. reference. ever.

Posted by yumyumbubblegum

Sinister Six....classic

My only minor complaint that I have so far is the costume change....Peter Parker is smart, but he shouldn't be in the same league as Tony Stark. I have a feeling that Kraven is going to come back to mainland America and team up with Spider-Man to overthrow the Sinister Six's leadership.

Posted by Wattup

@Cafeterialoca said:

SHOCKER!

GET BACK HERE SHOCKER!

I'LL FOLLOW YOU TIL THE ENDS OF THE EARTH!!!!!

Ha! I was just watching this episode on Netflix!

Posted by All_Around_Nerd

a sinister six issue arc (bad pun!)

Posted by The Poet

hmm...

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Edited by venomoushatred1001

This is gonna kick @$$.

Edited by Sammo21

While I wish we had better movies, Spider-Man is still my favorite superhero...hands down. This arc sounds fun!

Posted by LoopLeon

Another event? I thought Spider-Island JUST finished. Do they ever chill out with the events where there always seems to be hundreds of thousands of civilians dead every 5+ months?

Posted by zombietag

potentially awesome.

and yeah, this:@danhimself said:

@cjc1303 said:

Want to read a good Spider-Man read Ultimate Spider-Man, Slott can't hold a candle to Bendis

LMAO!!! Slott is one of the best things to happen to Spider-man since Stan Lee....Bendis writes a great ULTIMATE Spider-man but that's not the real Spider-man or even a Peter Parker at this point

Posted by CATPANEXE

Happy. They have been plotting this whole Doc Ock thing for a long time indeed. I'm a little scrambled at the moment but I believe it also went through Iron Man as well, and aside from very early Doc Ock stuff, like the thing involving his little robot spiders they're was establishing in the Kraven story as well here. Slott is ASM's savior at any rate and we the reader are so lucky to have him.

Posted by thewhitequeenofhellfire

this will be interesting if it starts by telling us how long doctor octopus has left to live in terms of a countdown clock and then as every issue progresses shows us getting closer to his final hours/end-game xanatos gambit maneuver. i don't know, just an idea. if he lives past this event then i'll be sorely disappointed.

Posted by Winken Goodfellow

Anyone remember the time when comics didn't have to hype massive event after massive event, over and over and over, making this massive events less and less meaningful? Yeah... good times.

I mean, let's face it... we just got done with Spider Island. You've got the whole X-Men: Regenesis stuff that's just finishing, and now we're ramping up for the NEXT BIG THING a la X-Men vs. Avengers. And now Spider-Man, who just got done with a crazy big story, is heading into another crazy big story that they have to tell us about in advance instead of just surprising us with what's coming.

I, for one, have had about all the hype I can stand, and it's making me less inclined to read these.

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