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Spider-Man will be facing the Lizard not just in movie theaters this summer but once again in the comics as well. We often see this happen when villains appear in comic-based movies. In this case, it's not a bad thing since there still is some unfinished business between Spider-Man and Lizard.

To sweeten the deal, Marvel has unveiled the variant cover to the issue that will kick off the new arc. J. Scott Campbell is know for the style of drawing he does. But check out how sexy this cover is!

Marvel is proud to present your first look at fan favorite artist J. Scott Campbell’s variant cover to Amazing Spider-Man #688, kicking off “No Turning Back” this June! Someone has tampered with the grave of Billy Connors and it’s up to Spider-Man to hunt down one of his greatest foes: The Lizard! But Spider-Man will have his hands full when he takes on Curt Connors, AND Morbius the Living Vampire! Can Spidey handle both of these monsters before it turns into an all-out brawl? The superstar creative team of Dan Slott and Giuseppe Camuncoli bring you high stakes action and drama like no other in Amazing Spider-Man #688, swinging into comic shops everywhere, the Marvel Comics app and the Marvel Digital Comics Shop this June.



Written by DAN SLOTT


Variant Cover by J SCOTT CAMPBELL

FOC – 6/4/12, On-Sale – 6/27/12

I do love that they had Campbell draw the Lizard rather than have him draw some random female character. It's great to see him allowed to draw other characters as well.

#1 Posted by Aiden Cross (15726 posts) - - Show Bio

Damn, see him showing off that skin :p

#2 Posted by TheHeat (486 posts) - - Show Bio

I've been a fan of J. Scott since his days in Gen 13. Matter of fact, I was just re-reading Gen 13's trade paperback yesterday.

#3 Posted by ReVamp (23014 posts) - - Show Bio

Good art.

#4 Posted by Lvenger (23135 posts) - - Show Bio

Nice artwork.

#5 Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (39954 posts) - - Show Bio

I wish he looked more like he did in SHED

#6 Edited by hectorsquall (1137 posts) - - Show Bio
#7 Posted by zackattack529 (1408 posts) - - Show Bio

so im finnaly going to start reading Amazing spiderman after allll these years :) and im starting with this issue...i hope i don't get confused or have to do alot of back reading :/

#8 Posted by where4artthoucarlos (305 posts) - - Show Bio

Sounds like fun!

#9 Posted by Ganthetsward20 (724 posts) - - Show Bio

WOW he looks so fuggin cool. My only qualm is that I think his toes are to long. Anyone else think that or is it just me?

#10 Posted by Sammo21 (718 posts) - - Show Bio

The Lizard/Connors is looking pretty good compared to how he's been portrayed over the last couple of years (visually he's been pretty snarly looking).

#11 Posted by Necrotic_Lycanthrope (2501 posts) - - Show Bio

Love how he looks like a monitor lizard. But those toes....his feet should look more like that of a raptor, not an iguana. Plus why 6 toes? Humans have 5 and the Lizard usually has 4 planted on the ground and the big toe hinged like a dew claw.

#12 Posted by haydenclaireheroes (10375 posts) - - Show Bio

I have a feeling we are going to see a lot more of the lizard after the Amazing Spider-man comes out in movie theaters

#13 Posted by Baddamdog (2822 posts) - - Show Bio

What happened to that Spider-Man mini series by J Scott Campbell dealing with the Lizard?

#14 Posted by revbucky (321 posts) - - Show Bio


#15 Posted by Blizaga101 (1011 posts) - - Show Bio

@spiderbat87: yeah, did he not kind of look like the shed version in the point issue?

#16 Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (39954 posts) - - Show Bio
@Blizaga101 said:

@spiderbat87: yeah, did he not kind of look like the shed version in the point issue?

I don't know, not reading any comics at the mo
#17 Posted by Blizaga101 (1011 posts) - - Show Bio

@spiderbat87: ah shame :P I just dug out my issue there and i was right, the lizard in that issue looks like the one from shed. clearly bad communication between aritsts on this one although it might just be a cover so the inside art might show a more "sheddy" lizard :)

#18 Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (39954 posts) - - Show Bio
@Blizaga101 said:

@spiderbat87: ah shame :P I just dug out my issue there and i was right, the lizard in that issue looks like the one from shed. clearly bad communication between aritsts on this one although it might just be a cover so the inside art might show a more "sheddy" lizard :)

Got to save for Rockness :) I hope so, he looked badass
#19 Posted by NyxEquitis (405 posts) - - Show Bio

: Should we be concerned you find a large, humpback, green lizard attractive?

#20 Posted by The Mighty Monarch (3657 posts) - - Show Bio

So get your knees flexin' and your arms t-rexin' and Creep.

Do the creep.

#21 Posted by astrid12 (91 posts) - - Show Bio

@hectorsquall: I wanted to like it...but the spelling error is too big for me to ignore

#22 Posted by wmwadeii (3304 posts) - - Show Bio

My only issue with Variant covers is you see how cool another artist could make the series and then you don't get to see it in the book.

#23 Posted by Teerack (9032 posts) - - Show Bio

@hectorsquall: you spelled hit wrong xD

#24 Edited by hectorsquall (1137 posts) - - Show Bio

@astrid12: ROFL! Thanks for pointing it out. That's what happens when you're typing too fast and watching TV at the same time ;p


#25 Posted by MAGIC_HORSE (30 posts) - - Show Bio

Such good artwork, look forward to this and the summers movie!

#26 Posted by Duo_forbidden (1815 posts) - - Show Bio

Looking forward to this after Ends of The Earth.

#27 Posted by War Killer (20807 posts) - - Show Bio

While that cover looks cool, I don't think "sexy" is a word I would use to describe it. :P

#28 Posted by GothamRed (2615 posts) - - Show Bio

DAMN!! Lizzy's got some sweet gams.

#29 Posted by sora_thekey (8637 posts) - - Show Bio

I love it. I know JSC has a very "distinctive" style when it comes to drawing women but this is great. I don't even care this is not how the Lizard looks in present ASM continuity!

#30 Posted by Danial79 (2520 posts) - - Show Bio

Nice! I haven't liked recent portrayals of The Lizard, but this one is very cool.

#31 Posted by Mega_spidey01 (3080 posts) - - Show Bio

@ReVamp said:

Good art.

#32 Posted by SpideyFan113 (111 posts) - - Show Bio

Lizard looks really slick and cool. I dunno about anybody here but I like a lizard that either walks and talks like a human but fights like a lizard, or a pure instinct monster. Also I'm not to big of a fan of the REALLY bulky lizard. This lizard looks juuuust perfect!

#33 Posted by devourerofworlds (40 posts) - - Show Bio

that cover is spectacular. really wish they went for this kind of lizard look for the movie instead of the somewhat killer croc verssion

#34 Posted by Omega Ray Jay (8309 posts) - - Show Bio

Awesome cover, nice to see a more classic look to him again even though I did grow to like the shed one.

#35 Posted by waruikumo (364 posts) - - Show Bio

Can we please go back to a monthly ASM? That way we can have some consistent more detailed art, and less toss away stories to keep up with the number padding.

#36 Posted by ChaosBlazer (4003 posts) - - Show Bio

looks awesome

#37 Posted by flip_nosis (6 posts) - - Show Bio

I like! I wouldn't say sexy, more like sleek.

#38 Posted by jonnystorm777 (47 posts) - - Show Bio

I like the way this is looking.

#39 Posted by SnakeEyes327 (58 posts) - - Show Bio

He's got six toes on his left foot. That's a little weird.

#40 Posted by jaredbright (205 posts) - - Show Bio


I wouldn't hold my breath. I read the preview article in Wizard when it was announced. It had neat little pictures of Spider-man, the Lizard (just like the one in that cover), a head of Doc Ock, Gwen Stacy, and Mary Jane and it looked great. Then you got nothing. Campbell was doing a series called Wildsiderz that didn't do that well. It was alright. It was a big different in terms of the way he drew characters. But his stuff was becoming more complex in the way it was put together for the holographic stuff in that book so he drew the same page two or different times I don't know if he was doing that for Spider-man. He never even finished the five issue run of that book. Only two issues. I have 'em.

I wanted to see the series happen. He could of drawn it the way he did in his Gen 13 days and we'd be happpy. J. SCott's doing to many covers to work on to get to it apparently. He's mentioned it a few times in interviews (i've looked on youtube for them) and I don't see it happening. His and Mad are the only Spider-man stuff I want to see.

#41 Posted by RedheadedAtrocitus (6958 posts) - - Show Bio

Oh I'm definitely feeling that cover!

#42 Posted by Baberaham_Lincoln (949 posts) - - Show Bio


#43 Posted by Miss_Garrick (1761 posts) - - Show Bio

Sexy? Where?

#44 Posted by LordRequiem (1331 posts) - - Show Bio

He seems too thin there. I do hope he's still post-shed Lizard in that the Connors personality has been expunged.

#45 Posted by Mokey (195 posts) - - Show Bio

They're probably not drawing him like the SHED Lizard because of the movie.

#46 Posted by jaredbright (205 posts) - - Show Bio

Seriously, I want to see that JSC Spider-man. It would look great.

#47 Posted by KidSupreme (848 posts) - - Show Bio

Wow awesome!