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Marvel Comics and Dan Slott Ask, "Who is Alpha?"

There's a new character coming to the Marvel Universe. Who the heck could it be?

There's been a lot of great things going on in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN since Dan Slott took over. Despite Ends of the Earth wrapping up, there's still more to come. There was an interesting conversation going on last week over Twitter about creators creating new characters for the big publishers versus retaining the rights to them. Slott sees the joy in creating a fresh new character that gets to play around with the rest of the Marvel Universe.

Coming in August, everyone will be asking, "Who the heck is Alpha?" (Yeah, I added the 'heck' in there).

This August, celebrate Spider-Man’s 50 anniversary as the amazing dream team of Dan Slott and Humberto Ramos introduce someone new to the Marvel Universe that will have everyone asking – “Who Is Alpha?”
But in order to find out, you’ll have to be amongst the first to pick up Amazing Spider-Man #692 – the special anniversary issue you’ve been waiting 50 years for!

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #692 (JUN120622)

Written by DAN SLOTT

Art & Cover by HUMBERTO RAMOS

ON SALE AUGUST 2012!

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Posted by ExtraLarge

Awesome

Posted by Jonny_Anonymous

huh

Posted by Green ankh

HUMBERTO RAMOS is about my favorite working now. His art isnt for every book but totally love him on Spidy.

Posted by Robrat93

hmmmm intriguing

Posted by zombietag

marvel teasers = pretty much lame

dan slott + marvel teasers = stoked!!

Posted by BlackArmor

Not that this doesn't look cool and all, but what the heck is up with the constant teasers?

Posted by Remi

Clearly it's going to be TOAA since he's the Alpha and Omega.

Edited by blur1528

First thing I thought of was Omega Red. So possibly Alpha Red? Isn't X-Force doing something with a new Omega Red?

Posted by Trodorne

Alpha Flight?

Posted by Mucklefluga

Hey its a new character guys stop trying to figure out who its gonna be you'll never get it :P

Posted by aztek_the_lost

the Ultimate Mutant

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Posted by haydenclaireheroes

I wonder what this story arc is going to be about

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Posted by X35
Posted by Webjaker

@Green ankh: I agree 100%.

Posted by Dernman

heh Alpha going to be the guy who takes over Amazing because Spider-Man will be out of  commission  after 700. <----Not actual news. 
 
Everybody asks who but could it be a what?

Posted by GBrutality

@X35: that was gonna be my guess!

Posted by EdwardWindsor

Stands for alpha dog , my boy Ben Riley !

Posted by InnerVenom123

Ben Reilly.

Posted by Andy Steven Summers

Sentry returns but with a new name.

Posted by maxicere

A reformer villain?

M.J. with powers?

Posted by Jonny_Anonymous
@X35 said:
AWESOME 
Posted by Mrfuzzynutz

Alpha? Do you mean the kid who lasted like 2 panels in a Green Arrow comic?

Posted by waruikumo

As much as I used to like Ramos's art, the recent ASM stuff has been sub par. Oh well at least they have somewhat consistent writing.

Posted by pspin

Oh for the love of God please be the return of Patricia Robertson! PLEASE!!!

Or if MJ got legit spider powers for a while, that would be pretty cool as well.

Posted by InnerVenom123

@pspin said:

Oh for the love of God please be the return of Patricia Robertson! PLEASE!!!

Patricia Robertson is a worthless and generic character from a horribly written story.

:P

Posted by Mr. Kamikaze

Is it Alpha 5 or Alpha 6? Cause Alpha 5 was a quality guy. Alpha 6 was a total douche.

Posted by GothamRed

spider-man, revenge of alpha 5

Posted by BlackArmor

@X35 said:

win...just infinite win

Posted by SpitfireINK

Its the First Spider-Man - Peter wasn't the first -

Slott did say we would all be up in arms by issue #700 - So there ya go!

Posted by sentryman555

@Andy Steven Summers said:

Sentry returns but with a new name.

I want! A man can dream.......

Posted by Dernman
@SpitfireINK said:

Its the First Spider-Man - Peter wasn't the first -

Slott did say we would all be up in arms by issue #700 - So there ya go!

Wouldn't that be Ezekiel and his predecessors?
Posted by Teerack

@blur1528 said:

First thing I thought of was Omega Red. So possibly Alpha Red? Isn't X-Force doing something with a new Omega Red?

i thought the same thing.

Posted by brucecapell

another clone or another dimension hoping spidey

Posted by zackattack529

lotta cool things happening for the spider lately :)

Posted by LordRequiem

Well I sure hope it's not some of the lame villains that have been introduced in Spidey cough Overdrive, cough Screwball....

Posted by Duncan

Aunt May is now God

Posted by MrMiracle77

I've never understood the tagline "So-n-so asks: who is X?"  I mean, they're the editors and writers.  Surely they know?

Posted by jaredbright

Yeah, Ben Reilly. If it was about Ben coming back, I'd actually pick it up.

Posted by Johnnyjavavee

The little kid at horizon developing a supersuit or something? perhaps.

Posted by pspin

@InnerVenom123 said:

@pspin said:

Oh for the love of God please be the return of Patricia Robertson! PLEASE!!!

Patricia Robertson is a worthless and generic character from a horribly written story.

:P

I completely disagree she was a good character with great potential and I wish she wasn't stuck in limbo

Posted by DarkestLeader

That"s cool!, I have a psn account by ALPHA_KNIGHT-0

I'm all over Alpha, people have been calling me alpha ever since that debut of my account ( I Like that name)..(:

I will definitely follow this to the end....hopefully is someone worthy of such name and potent

Posted by War Killer
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Edited by TheHeat

I wonder why it's a lower-cased alpha?

Posted by Miss_Garrick

@War Killer: That is a million, billion, ZILLION times cooler then whatever the real alpha is going to be!

Posted by Miss_Garrick

Let me go and check to see if I care...

*leaves computer to check*

*comes back*

Nope, looks like I don't give a *&^#%&^*#@.

Posted by NyxEquitis

Question is, is it a new character, or just a recycled character?

Posted by sora_thekey
Amazing Spider-Man #692 – the special anniversary issue you’ve been waiting 50 years for!

But... I'm about to turn 20. o_O?

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Posted by BritishMonkey

i think i might get this

Posted by jaredbright

Alpha? He was one of the Little Rascals, right?

Posted by GR2Blackout

I honestly hope Alpha is some Kree or maybe Sentry under a new alias. Even though its a NEW character... I'm hopin' Sentry.

Maybe its a new synthezoid like Vision or Ultron... hmmm... Ultron, Vision, Alpha!

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