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Spider-Island Unleashes Spider-Man's Deadly Foes

Who will put a stop to the madness?

Spider-Island is about to overrun New York. If you've read this week's Amazing Spider-Man #660, you saw another clue as to what will bring on the Infestation. There's a threat against Spider-Man that has been building for years.

Soon, all of Manhattan will be quarantined. You would think that this would make the whole mess easier to deal with, right? That won't necessarily be the case.

The new Hobgoblin and the Jackal will be taking advantage of the mass hysteria to destroy Spider-Man. Dan Slott, Christos Gage, Fred Van Lente, Giuseppe Camuncoli and Minck Oosterveer will bring us Spider-Island: Deadly Foes in August.

Before you dismiss this as another simple mini-event, remember there's more. We already know that Cloak & Dagger will defending the front lines of Spider-Island courtesy of Nick Spencer and Emma Rios. Spider-Girl may have had her series canceled but she will also play a role in Spider-Island: The Amazing Spider-Girl.

But what about the new Venom?

== TEASER ==

In Venom #6, Flash Thompson might be America's only hope to end the madness.

How can that be? What about Spider-Man? Remember we spoke to Venom writer, Rick Remender recently at WonderCon? He mentioned how Peter would appear in the first arc and when I asked about Anti-Venom or Carnage, his reply was "...Spider-Island. See what happens."

Remender also said:

I can't give away who we'll be seeing Venom go up against, but they are all huge characters and fights that Spider-fans have been itching to see. Tom Fowler’s pages so far are jaw-dropping and there are some legendary bouts >cough< Anti-Venom >cough< awaiting readers.

It will be interesting to see how Flash and Venom will react to Spider-Man and Spider-Island. Will Flash be able to control the suit when all it wants to do is put an end to any and all wall-crawlers? We'll have to wait until this summer to find out.

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Posted by TheCheeseStabber

VENOM :D AN EDDIE BACK TOGETHER!!!

Posted by CombatSpoon86

This looks like its gonna be a really good story, I've been enjoying Slott's run on ASM in trade format.


Is there any similarities to this story to that of Batman's No Man's Land?
Posted by antiterra

I have no idea how Cloak & Dagger will fit into all of this, but Nick Spencer and Emma Rios writing and drawing one of my favourite underdog duo? Yes please!

(And if Marvel feel like turning the mini into an ongoing, I wouldn't object...)

Posted by TheCheeseStabber
@antiterra: Cloak an Dagger wre big players in Maximum Carnage so maybe if Carnage returns he'll want a round 2 :O
Posted by RalfvdH

MINCK??? I know Minck... I've been signing stuff on the same table with him ... hehe

Edited by Jordanstine

OH MY GOD!

SPAWN has finally arrived at MARVEL!!!

 

Posted by SUPER-MAN 23

Nice

Edited by InnerVenom123
@TheCheeseStabber said:

" VENOM :D AN EDDIE BACK TOGETHER!!! "

Not gonna happen. :)

Unless of course you meant them in the same comic fighting. In which case, yes.

THIS WILL KICK ASS.
Posted by pulseangel666

cant wait!
Posted by Caligula
Think it's a tribute?

I made a thread but it just, 500's on me. and all of the bug reporting threads are doing the same.
Posted by Jack Angel
@Caligula said:
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Think it's a tribute?I made a thread but it just, 500's on me. and all of the bug reporting threads are doing the same. "
Same
Posted by TheCheeseStabber
@InnerVenom123: lil a both
Posted by Out_of_Space

It looks cool.

Posted by cosmo111687

Really? "Spider-Island"? Comes off as a little bit of a Batman: Arkham Asylum/No Man's Land rip-off.

Posted by Duo_forbidden

Can't wait for this event. It's weird that it's starts at  #666. 0_o

Posted by TDK_1997

Spider-Island will be cool

Posted by Doctor!!!!!

Holy crap the art looks absolutly brilliant!
Posted by sonic5328

Please bring Toxin into this! He has long been forgotten. :(

Posted by WolfMonkey

so... manhattan is quaratined, the symbiotes play a big part, and other criminals are taking advantage...

does this remind anyone else of web of shadows?
Posted by Icon

This event is going to be a blast. x] And I'm so happy Cloak & Dagger are involved. Love them!

Posted by darkcloakx

bring back hybrid  symbiote 

Posted by xerox_kitty

I'm seeing a lot of pre-hype but I don't know anything about this story... what's happening & in which titles/issues :(

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Posted by DH69

who's doing the artwork for the event? cause im really not a fan of what they've been doing with bigtime. i can understand wanting to give readers and the writers something a little different to work with each each arc, but it gets annoying going from Ramos, to caselli, to martin, then back to caselli one after another in less than 2 months...especially when out of those 3 the only one i can stomach is Caselli

Posted by Meteorite

I like the sound of these (especially the new Jackal!), but I think the Spider-Island idea is a bit....ehhhhhh.....

Posted by ArtisticNeedham

I can't wait for this story, well I can but...
Spider-man comics have been so much fun lately, I am really getting into them.
Love the direction they have taken him,
being on the FF, working at Horizon, lots of fun ideas going around.

Posted by perry_411

Why isn't G-Man splashing cold water on this arc? He does it for most of them, age of x, chaos war, etc.

Posted by RedheadedAtrocitus

Read the alluding to this story in the Amazing Spider-Man FCBD.  Not a regular Spidey reader I will say but this story does seem intriguing...

Posted by Nefarious

I want to get that comic.

Posted by haydenclaireheroes

I am very excited for this story arc. I saw in a preview that MJ might get powers. That will be exciting 

Posted by Radread

 Now, this is a true mini for a major Spider-man event.
Posted by Caligula
@perry_411 said:
" Why isn't G-Man splashing cold water on this arc? He does it for most of them, age of x, chaos war, etc. "
G-Man likes Spider-Man.
If I'm not mistaken it's his favorite.

And besides. It looks to be a pretty decent Spider-Man story.
Posted by ArtJoker

Name sounds like something from the Venture Bros. Spider Island...Lol

Posted by Omega Ray Jay

Sounds good, shame i can't pick this up.

Posted by Caligula
@Omega Ray Jay said:
" Sounds good, shame i can't pick this up. "
doesn't start till august.
Posted by Omega Ray Jay
@Caligula: I'll have even less money by then lol.
Posted by Caligula
@Omega Ray Jay said:
" @Caligula: I'll have even less money by then lol. "
hah. sad but i probably will too.
Posted by ImperiousRix

I like the updated version of the "Hob Goblin ripping Spidey-suit in half" cover.

Hmmm, now that I've actually wrote that...I'm wondering if there wasn't an easier way to write that...
Posted by Eyz

Awesome stuff!

And that Hobgoblin, is that really that good Green Goblin  from the 90s? Nice!!

And Flash turning into a composite Venom/Spider-man up there??

Posted by FadeToBlackBolt

Eh, I still think the story is not very inspired, to be blunt, I hate the idea. But Slott's a great writer, those images are awesome, and I can't wait to see Eddie kicking *** again.

Posted by G-Man

@perry_411: I'm honest when it comes to what I like and don't like. Some have complained that I don't voice my opinions against things. I'm actually on the fence with Spider-Island but I am curious to see how it played out. Age of X just didn't capture my interest right away, yet somehow, Flashpoint has me excited, despite some similarities to Age of X.

What I really wanna see is MJ with spider-powers.

They won't last but this is something I wanna see.

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Posted by Sobe Cin


So is X-Factor going to be dealing with this too? I mean they're in Manhattan. Although they have their own mess to deal with, especially with what's going on with Wolfsbane and Strong Guy. Hmmmmm...

 

But I do like me some Cloak and Dagger.

Posted by ShirEPanjshir
@Sobe Cin said:
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So is X-Factor going to be dealing with this too? I mean they're in Manhattan. Although they have their own mess to deal with, especially with what's going on with Wolfsbane and Strong Guy. Hmmmmm...

 

But I do like me some Cloak and Dagger.

"
So far, no X-Factor, and they probably won't.
Herc, Heroes for Hire, Spider-Girl, Cloak & Dagger, Venom ( and of course this mini-series Deadly Foes ) seem to be the only tie-ins.
Posted by venomoushatred1001

LOOKS F*CKING AWESOME!!!!!

 

Posted by perry_411
@G-Man: You don't think Hulk with Spider-powers is Uber redundant?
Posted by spystreak

I've been ignoring Spiderman for awhile well this may bring me back into it
Posted by Violet-Eyed Dragon
@TheCheeseStabber said:
" VENOM :D AN EDDIE BACK TOGETHER!!! "
NO!!
Posted by Death Certificate

Hope it turns out to be a good story.

Posted by TheCheeseStabber
@xerox-kitty: from what I've read people all over New York for some mysterious reason start getting Spider Powers so the goverment qquarntines them but also sends in Venom to help an Spideys worst enemies use this situation as a way to destroy spidey
Posted by TheCheeseStabber
@Violet-Eyed Dragon: i mean fighting together
Posted by TheVenomSite

With the Carnage mini ending next month, I wonder (hope) if Kasady finds himself on Spider-Island in August as well....

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