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Marvel Announces SPIDER-MAN: FAMILY BUSINESS OGN

Peter Parker has a sister. Wait, WHAT?!

We know many of you out there miss Peter Parker, and clearly Marvel does, too. The House of Ideas has brought together an A-list team to create an original graphic novel for the true wall-crawler. Eisner Award Winning writers Mark Waid (DAREDEVIL), James Robinson (EARTH 2) and artist Gabriele Dell'otto (SECRET WAR) will join forces to send Spider-Man on a worldwide adventure in SPIDER-MAN: FAMILY BUSINESS. This original graphic novel will introduce Peter Parker's sister, Teresa. The book will revolve around Kingpin organizing a massive global crime syndicate and whether or not this previously unknown member of the Parker family could be an ally. Chatting with USA Today, Waid explained the story avoids Parker's continuity. He says this will help make it "a little more timeless" and "a little more outside-audience friendly." Check out some of Dell'otto's magnificent work below.

SPIDER-MAN: FAMILY BUSINESS comes out on April 2, 2014,

Source: USA Today

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Edited by The Stegman

Well, it's a graphic novel, a ''What If" kind of thing right? So fans shouldn't be complaining too much about it.

Posted by guttridgeb

This looks great. Hopefully it'll be successful enough to encourage Marvel to restore Peter as Spider-Man.

Posted by guttridgeb

@the_stegman: According to CBR it is in continuity, before Amazing Spider-Man #700.

Edited by DanteTheRedKnight

OH MY GOD! OH MY GOD! I can't wait!

Posted by danhimself

as much as I want this to be real and to see all of the fan backlash over Peter having a previously unknown sister I have a strong feeling that it's going to turn out that she's playing him for some sort of information

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Posted by haydenclaireheroes

This is a change to the Spider-man comics that can be good story telling. I am excited! I will definitely be buying this graphic novel

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Edited by Extremis

Wish I knew where to begin with Spidey comics. So confused :/

Posted by Deranged Midget

Well, it's a graphic novel, a ''What If" kind of thing right? So fans shouldn't be complaining too much about it.

I think it's an awesome idea! Can't wait to see how it plays out!

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Posted by Dernman

If this is canon then it's really dumb.

Posted by Jonny_Anonymous

@the_stegman: According to CBR it is in continuity, before Amazing Spider-Man #700.

It is, Marvel want to start making in continuity OGN and there starting with this and Avengers: Endless War

Edited by theTimeStreamer

genius, people at marvel. genius.

Posted by Vulshock

I like the creative team so of course this book is getting a chance.

Posted by The Stegman

@guttridgeb said:

@the_stegman: According to CBR it is in continuity, before Amazing Spider-Man #700.

It is, Marvel want to start making in continuity OGN and there starting with this and Avengers: Endless War

@the_stegman: According to CBR it is in continuity, before Amazing Spider-Man #700.

Well, in that case, comment retracted! >_<

Posted by johnkmccubbin91

Could be interesting.

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@dernman said:

If this is canon then it's really dumb.

With the amount of s*** that has been in spidey's cannon since the 90's, I doubt this story can even qualify for stupid.

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Posted by judasnixon

That is a pretty solid creative team.......... I'm not a Spider-Man fan, but I still want to read this book, because of it writers and artists.

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@jonny_anonymous said:

@guttridgeb said:

@the_stegman: According to CBR it is in continuity, before Amazing Spider-Man #700.

It is, Marvel want to start making in continuity OGN and there starting with this and Avengers: Endless War

@guttridgeb said:

@the_stegman: According to CBR it is in continuity, before Amazing Spider-Man #700.

Well, in that case, comment retracted! >_<

Here's the article where Waide explains it - Newsarama

And to answer the $64,000 dollar question, Family Business is set before the events of Superior Spider-Man. So the story will be pure Peter Parker “to make it a "a little more outside-audience friendly," Waid explained.

Posted by SoA

not a big of the art . as a cover sure but past that ... no thank you

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Posted by DH69

great news, more spidey is always "good" and hopefully it'll calm the spOck haters just a bit.

Edited by EnSabahNurX

O_O I'll check this out, since it's not involved with the current spidey continuity. Nice to see James get a big project so soon out of the DC gate.

Edited by Battle_Forum_Junkie

It takes a real man to where a print shirt like that...

Posted by ptigrusmagus

Wow @ the creative team. I will admit not knowing much about Dell'otto but DAMN that preview! I love everything by Waid. Marvel should put Robinson on an Ultimates comic if he'd do it.

Posted by Perfect 10

hope she is badass. love the painted art of these graphic novels! so excited

Edited by Wolverine08

Can't wait! Waid should be on the main Spider Man series, not Dan Slott.

Edited by Trevel8182

I love Mark Waid but he is a terrible Spider-Man writer.

Posted by sora_thekey

I read the article and this is what I got:

Blah, blah, blah... James Robinson... Blah, blah, blah... Peter Parker's sister, Teresa(?!?!?!)... Blah, blah, blah... timeless(?)

Color me confused!

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Edited by Ordinary_Origin

Overall this sounds pretty cool but I hope This is just the start for James at marvel

Posted by Teerack

Omg this is the best news ever, but I really hope this story is about Peter and not Spock.

Posted by Miss_Garrick

Well, at least they picked a nice name for this "sister". Not something obvious stupid like Mary (peter's mom) or Sarah (Gwen's daughter) etc.

Posted by Zeeguy91

I might have to get this. I've been missing me some Spider-Man lately.

Posted by Teerack

It be funny is she liked Kain or Ben a lot more then Peter lol.

Edited by ekrolo

@the_stegman: Its in continuity so let the bitching commence.

Posted by TheManInTheShoe

April 2? If you miss him why wait?

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Posted by akbogert

The creative team has me vastly more interested than I otherwise would be.

But by the time this book comes out I will have long forgotten this announcement.

Posted by grenade728

Wow this sounds pretty amazing!

Edited by StMichalofWilson

Interesting

Posted by NathanXplosion

I like the art. Hope it comes in hardcover.

Posted by HempKnight757

Lame..

Posted by Geonettazombie

not sure how i feel about the whole sister angle, but its gunna have Pete and Mark Waid is writing so im excited

Posted by novi_homines

AWESOME!!! Definitely excited for this!

Posted by frogdog

I love Mark Waid but he is a terrible Spider-Man writer.

Who do you think is a good spider-man writer

Posted by Mutant God

it could make sense because the Parkers were spies for SHIELD I think or if she was his half-sister

Edited by Mezmero

Hmmm. Can't really say I'm itching to read yet another Peter Parker story but I'll be sure to listen for the impressions from the CV staff. I do respect this particular group of talent so I'm sure there's something to it. It makes sense to have a super group go after Kingpin if he's going global in this story. He has always been a very well spread entity in the Marvel New York-iverse so seeing him on a bigger scale is an interesting proposition to me.

Posted by Omega Ray Jay

The art looks cool I'll give it that.

Posted by comicace3

Nice artwork.

Posted by comicace3

Nice artwork.

Posted by spidershamrock

As long as it isn't canon I'm all for it

Posted by Trevel8182

@frogdog: Stan Lee, Marv Wolfman, Gerry Conway, Tom DeFalco, JMS, Brian Michael Bendis,

J.M. DeMatties, Roger Stern, Matt Fraction, David Michelinie, Peter David and sometimes Jeph Loeb.

Posted by nappystr8

Dumb, dumb, dumb, dumb, dumb, dumb, dumb! We know who Peter Parker is, we know his story, and it's a good story. Why do companies feel the constant need to go back in and mess with the past instead of taking the characters forward. I would take a hundred Brand New Days with a Superior Spider-Man thrown in before I would ever want to see a spider-sister in continuity. And while Waid and Robinson are both great writers they have both written plenty of duds over the years as well. This really feels like one of them. Did I mention this idea was stupid?

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