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#1 Posted by animehunter (2783 posts) - - Show Bio

Preview: Spider-Man and the X-Men #6 (FINAL ISSUE) - OUT April 29th, 201

Story by
Elliott Kalan
Art by
Marco Faillo, Diego Saito
Colors by
Ian Herring
Letters by
VC - Clayton Cowles

Field Trip! Spider-Man and the X-kids blast into space to take down Deathbird’s Brood-Symbiote Imperium! Glob Herman’s finest hour! And the mole’s identity revealed! Maybe we should have led with that one!



Preview: Silk #3 - OUT April 29th, 2015

Story by
Robbie Thompson
Art by
Stacey Lee
Colors by
Ian Herring
Letters by
VC - Travis Lanham
Cover by
Dave Johnson, W. Scott Forbes

SILK VS. BLACK CAT-- not looking good for Ms. Moon! Silk’s been picking at the edges of Black Cat’s operation and Felicia Hardy has had about enough. Plus a last page appearance of some very familiar folks!




#2 Edited by animehunter (2783 posts) - - Show Bio

Sorry accidentally deleted the previous post

here is a reply to said post #10812

Preview (Unlettered): Ultimate End #1 - OUT May 20th, 2015

Story by
Brian Michael Bendis
Art by
Mark Bagley
Cover by
Mark Bagley, David Marquez, Skottie Young, John Tyler Christopher

New York, NY – April 23rd, 2015 – As the Secret Wars begin, the Ultimate Universe reaches its end! This May, experience it’s heartbreaking curtain call in ULTIMATE END #1! Blockbuster creators Brian Michael Bendis and Mark Bagley – the creative team that helped start it all – will end it with one last, epic story! Miles Morales and the rest of the heroes of the Ultimate Universe face their final extinction. Judgement Day is here and the end is nigh. Yet as they come to terms with the end of all they’ve ever known and all they hold dear – will their gut-wrenching sacrifices make any difference? Is there any hope for the Ultimate Universe or it’s beloved heroes? Find out this May, as an entire universe experiences its final moments in ULTIMATE END #1!

3 page preview with 616 Spidey, I think.




#5 Posted by animehunter (2783 posts) - - Show Bio

From Spider-Man Crawlspace

Sony’s Amazing Spider-Man Franchise Plans, Part Three: The Female Superhero Spin-Off


So after reading those Sony e-mails which were hacked last December and posted by WikiLeaks during the past week, we’ve seen one marketing executive’s proposal for future Spider-Man films, and that based on what Drew Goddard was proposing for his Sinister Six movie, he was either an ambitious, mad film-making genius or was just plain mad. However, as was rumored last summer, there was superhero film Sony had planned which could potentially beat both Marvel Studios and DC/Warner Brothers to the punch—a Spider-Man spin-off staring a female superhero, or an all-female superhero team. The question was who, or whom, would those characters be?

Sony code-named this proposed superheroine Spider-Man spin-off project “Glass Ceiling,” which included a packet containing bios, images, and comics of possible characters to consider. In an e-mail sent to actor and director Paul Feig dated March 20, 2014, Amy Pascal appears to have been ecstatic over the proposed film:


In another of Pascal’s e-mail dated May 5, 2014 to producer Matt Tolmech, when she wasn’t expressing concerns over not wanting the Sinister Six film to cost over budget, and how they could gently tell producer Avi Arad “he needed to take a back seat…because he isnt good or no one likes him,” Sony appeared to be exploring several options, especially given the reception towards The Amazing Spider-Man 2:

we do need to lay out release schudule [sic] targets for all these movies….sinister six in june of 2016

venom maybe october 2016 or spring of 2017. even im being real i dont really know when a spiderman 3 goes at this point….is it summer 2017 fall 2017 is it 2018 …in a way i dont really see it before then…and then of course what is it? spidey now fights the sinister six? or venom? who directs it?when do we need them? we need to think about budgets for these movies…..i dont want to spend 200plus on sinister six…..we need drew [to] knowthat [sic] ….. what about venom im seeing that in the lower range of these movies and the same wit girl version….im worried we have [too many] of [the] same charracters [sic] in ss and peoplle [sic] are gonna say same old same old….i know we can t have ss in 2016 and spiderman in 20117? am i right?

However, there was one character Sony appeared to have settled on, a character who would not only be the lead for an Amazing Spider-Man spin-off film, but also a spin-off, if not a direct sequel, for The Sinister Six. Someone who could also lead a team of her own. That female superhero was...

Silver Sable!


Yes, Spidey-fans, the gun-toting, blade-throwing, platinum blonde mercenary from the fictional European country of Symkaria was going to get her own comic book movie. And she would also be leading a version of the Wild Pack made-up predominately of female members.

As I mentioned at the end of “Part Two,” screenwriter Lisa Joy, who did previous work on television shows such as Pushing Daisies and Burn Notice was hired to write the script, and she appears to have been just as enthusiastic about the project, as well. Or least she would indicate as such when Sony decided to give Deadline writer Anita Busch an exclusive. Based off a July 31, 2014 e-mail exchange, Joy, Pascal, and executive Rachel O’Connor were considering the following talking points for Joy to tell Busch:

O’Connor: i spoke to lisa about the anita piece. she is happy to talk or NOT talk to anita — whatever you prefer. she’s so sweet and if she did talk to anita would really just want to underscore that this was idea you brought to her because you loved it and were excited about not in some cynical reaction to post comicon calls for a female super hero movie. if you want her to speak to anita, she was thinking of saying something along these lines:

Joy: As a first-generation Asian American woman and, in general, a bit of a dork, I spent much of my childhood feeling like an outsider. The superhero stories and myths I loved and continue to love the most were stories I could relate to: stories that showed how even the unlikeliest of candidates, the most overlooked and underestimated of people could surmount great odds and become heroes.

When Amy told me she wanted to tell the story of Silver Sable and her motley crew — I knew it was a chance to make the kind of movie and write the kind of heroines and heroes I’ve been waiting my whole life to see.

It’s their character journeys — their struggles both internal and external that interest me most creatively.

We’re weaving classic heroes from the Spidey-verse into an epic modern mythology infused with fresh voices, a fresh perspective, and a villain the likes of which has never before been seen on film.

And when the published article entitled “Sony Launches Female Superhero Movie Mining Spider-Man Universe” was published, the folks at Sony were quite pleased:

Jean Guerin [Vice President of Media Relations] to Amy Pascal:

Hi Amy,

Overall, it makes us — YOU– look very smart.

Love these pieces of it…

“It was only a matter of time that someone would announce a female superhero movie — and it happens to be SONY who is the first out of the gate.”

“This is a wise move for Sony because it’s capitalizing not only on the audience’s changing appetite, but also the studio is digging into its powerful asset base and mining other characters — thereby extending the asset and keeping the rights.”

“(Amy and Michael [Lynton])… are clearly making aggressive moves in a concerted effort to right the ship.”

Don’t like some other jabs.

So who was Sony considering to play the lead? Well, not only was Sony considering Rose Byrne as a possible choice for playing Black Cat in The Sinister Six, she was their top choice to play Silver Sable; so much so that Joy and O’Connor were “obsessed with her” for the part. As for Sable’s “motley crew,” the characters Lisa Joy and Sony were considering included:

  • The Black Cat. Yes, Sony thought about having Felicia Hardy in this movie, as well.
  • Angelina Brancale, aka Stunner. Who, as Clone Saga aficionados can tell you, was a video-game store clerk given a makeover and super strength via virtual reality courtesy of her boyfriend, Doctor Octopus. In explaining the concept behind her to Tolmach, O’Connor, describes Stunner as: “think Jillian bell whose alter ego is Eva Mendes.”
  • Raul Quentino. In this version, is described as “the only member of silver’s father’s team who [was] left behind/ the rock in a wheelchair who is now the Q of sable industries.”
  • Obax Majid, aka Lightbright, a Somali mutant who could fly, manipulate light and heat, and, according to Marvel’s official bio, “emits…a glow which can calm people.”
  • And everyone’s favorite nano-tech-powered getaway driver from The Superior Foes of Spider-ManOverdrive. Or, if not him, “some other ‘token’ male character who’s underestimated and left behind by the villain.”

Sony was also aware of Sable and Sandman’s past partnership in the comics, as Pascal, in a September 12, 2014 e-mail, wrote to writer/director Drew Goddard, “[Sable] could find sandman very annoying.”

As for the villain for the movie, Joy was thinking Sable and her Wild Pack could go up against at least two of them, one of whom would be…Mister Negative.


Now at this point, you’re probably thinking to yourselves that while there does appear to be a few potentially oddities here and there, there’s nothing which seems all that crazy. If anything, a Silver Sable movie could be a kick-ass version of Charlie’s Angels with superpowers. But what if I told you that Sable, as a prerequisite of any potential Hollywood summer blockbuster, also has some daddy issues?

Silver wants nothing more than to be in the WIld Pack…but her father has her heading up recruiting — she’s frustrated, doesn’t realize her father is trying to teach her something about leading that she will learn later.

That “later” would be Sable having no choice but to go on a rescue mission to save her dad and assembling her own team. Though there appear to have been a few folks at Sony who thought her dad was Silvermane instead of Ernst Sablinovabased on this September 12, 2014 e-mail to Pascal. Understandable considering how Sable’s father was Silvermane in the Sony produced Spectacular Spider-Man cartoon series.

Also, remember how I said a few paragraphs ago how Silver Sable wouldn’t just be an Amazing Spider-Man spin-off, but also would be a spin-off, if not a sequel, for The Sinister Six? Because along with recruiting potential heroes to help her save her dad, she was also assembling the Wild Pack to save Spider-Man. And the other villain working alongside Mr. Negative would be none other than…Doctor Octopus. Or at least, according to Joy, “some other villain we can borrow for sin six.”

So what, you may ask, was Doc Ock doing in this movie?

silver sable’s father and the wild pack are taken out early on along with spiderman by the villain (possibly Ock trying to retrieve find a n alive version of his wife in a parallel universe starts the movie by trapping the people he expects to get in his way i.e.; spiderman, silver sable sr., will have to think of some others).

That’s right kids—even more wacky shenanigans involving Pandora’s Box and inter-dimensional rifts in the fabric of time and space!

In addition, this would also be used to underscore yet another prerequisite of any potential Hollywood blockbuster—the group of misfits and underdogs who come together for a common cause:

Our heroes are the ones who are left behind, those who are underestimated… Big theme of the s up to sable to assemble her own wild pack and stop mr. Negative and Ock or whoever opened the portal.

And there’s more. When Sable and her Wild Pack first go up against Mr. Negative, things wouldn’t go very well, until Spider-Man would swing in to save our heroes. However, this Spidey wasn’t the same one Doc Ock captured; this Spidey came with a bit of a twist:

Negative he brings out their opposite nature.Likes the idea that when silver’s wild pack faces their first battle and are getting there asses kicked when spiderman shows up to get them out of jam. But when she takes off her mask reveal its a woman.

That’s right—not only was this going to be a Silver Sable movie, this was also going to be a Spider-Woman movie. A Spider-Woman who “slipped through portal opened by the villain,” from a parallel universe in which there was “maybe no spiderman, no peter and gwen romance in her reality.” And I’m sure you’ve already guessed who Sony was thinking about who this Spider-Woman could be…Gwen Stacy!

As I’m sure some of you having read that Bleeding Cool article from last week know, the folks at Sony were already thinking about coming up with their own version of “Spider-Gwen” right around the same time as when Dan Slott, Jason Lautor, and Robbi Rodriguez were planning on having her appear in “Spider-Verse.” Apparently, Lisa Joy came up with this idea after watching the premiere of The Amazing Spider-Man 2:

congrats on a fantastic opening weekend! Jonah and I snuck out for a date night to see the movie and had a blast. RIP Gwen Stacy — gone but never forgotten. Can we bring her back as Spiderwoman? Or can I just be best friends with Emma Stone?

Also, in that same May 5, 2014 e-mail I quoted from earlier, were Pascal was wondering where The Amazing Spider-Man franchise could go, the idea of a Gwen Stacy/Spider-Woman was also on her mind:

Edge of Spider-Verse Vol 1 2

does spider girl just fit in where it fits in ?if and when it comes to fruition? do you produce it alone? with avi? does anyone have time to really even t hink about it?

does emma come back as spidergirl(no?) does gwen come back as another charaacter? should black cat be the main character? is it silver sable and cat and spider girl and stunner ? do we bring in whole gang alex [Kurtzman] jeff [Blake] ed and drew [goddard] (that seems nuts) just you [Andrew Tolmach] and drew? someone else?

is it siniser than venom and girls in 2017 and spiderman in 2018….will we live that long? can you evendo t hat?

At least the idea of having Emma Stone reprising her role as Gwen Stacy, albeit one from another dimension who had spider-powers, isn’t nearly as outlandish as what Sony was initially thinking of doing with Gwen according to this November 18, 2013 e-mail:

We were just talking about the fact she doesn’t have her next movie and she really wants to play a “bitch”… we started talking about how Gwen Stacey comes back as Carnage in one of the comics. We had a good giggle looking at the sexy red Gwen/Carnage images on line. Definitely a thought to consider for the future… could be really cool/sexy/intense to see her and Spidey fight. Or her and MJ…

Yep, just like that Carnage story from the Ultimate Spider-Man comic. Thanks, Brian Michael Bendis!

However, Pascal would have other concerns once the Sinister Six and Silver Sable projects were underway, especially once Sony was in talks with Marvel Studios and Kevin Feige. Mainly that, what with potentially having Spider-Man and various characters be mixed up in alternate realities, Pandora’s Box, and creatures from another plane of existence in two different movies, whether or not it was becoming too much like another Marvel Universe character:

Obviously about what is the genie Sin SIx unless from Pandora that they have to put back in the discussed, I’m worried dr. strange may also be exploring the characters ability to manipulate dimensions and parallel worlds. Maybe ask Kevin to tell you about Dr. Strange (JULY /8/16)…since they come out before sin six or the lisa joy we have to be careful about any possible similarities?curious what the movie they have scheduled btw dr. strange and guardian s 2 is , Untitled Marvel on 5/5/17…i would ask him what he thinks about recasting, he talks about it the press vis a vis Ironman but hasn’t really done it with a main character (except the hulk, but those movies weren’t that big)i also don’t know if you ever told him about the animation idea or feel ready to.

And if you’ve been following the news posted on the front page and across the internet, we now know what the result of that “animation idea” became, don’t we?


#6 Edited by animehunter (2783 posts) - - Show Bio


Joss Whedon Shares SPIDER-MAN Regrets And Whether He'll Still Consult At Marvel Studios

Much was made out of Joss Whedon's deal to consult on the Marvel Cinematic Universe movies after he signed on to direct Avengers: Age of Ultron, but will he serve in that same role for Phase 3? The filmmaker also weighs in on not getting to direct the new Spider-Man...

There's a video showing his interview available, head over to the main article to watch

Two massive Marvel movies was more than enough for Joss Whedon, and after spending the past four or five years of his life in their Cinematic Universe, he's now understandably hoping to try out some other projects. However, that means he won't get to direct the new Spider-Man in the two-part Avengers: Infinity War, and had this to say about missing out on that. "Yeah [I’d like to have worked on Spider-Man], he’s the poster child. He’s the first book I read, and I think that’s true for a lot of people. There are so many things I would want to do, even with these characters [The Avengers], even with just one of these characters. But the fact of the matter is: they’re doing fine, and I’ve probably got to move on." Paul Bettany - a.k.a. The Vision - will get to spend some time with Spidey though, and seems very excited about the prospect. "I think it’s great that Marvel and Sony have worked this out. Because these films are made by fans and to see Spider-Man come to life in these movies, where he should be… is going to be great." Do you agree with these two?


#7 Edited by animehunter (2783 posts) - - Show Bio

Two bits of News this time round

From CBR

Sony Announces Animated "Spider-Man" Movie for 2018

Get ready for even more Spider-Man on the big screen. According to multiple online sources including Variety, Sony Pictures' CinemaCon presentation on Wednesday included the announcement of an animated Spider-Man film set for release in 2018, with "The LEGO Movie" and "21 Jump Street" directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller on board to write a treatment and produce the film. They are not yet signed on to direct, though Deadline notes it as a possibility.

The animated film is said to "co-exist" with live-action Spidey film projects, though it "will exist independently of the projects in the live-action Spider-Man universe, all of which are continuing." Spider-Man franchise vets Avi Arad and Matt Tolmach will produce, along with former Sony Pictures Chairperson Amy Pascal, who will produce the new live-action Spider-Man film with Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige.

Spider-Man's animated feature film debut has a release date of July 20, 2018, roughly a year after the scheduled release date of Sony and Marvel's live-action Spidey film, July 28, 2017.


From Spider-Man Crawlspace

Variety is reporting that Sony will be producing a new Spidey animated film, apart from the Marvel Cinematic Universe, to be released July 20, 2018.

From Variety:

Spider-Man is going back to his graphic roots. On Thursday, Sony announced a new animated feature for the Marvel superhero from “The Lego Movie” directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller.

The movie hits theaters July 20, 2018.

Lord and Miller, the filmmaking duo behind “22 Jump Street” and “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs,” will write the treatment and produce the Spider-Man movie.

Sony Pictures chairman Tom Rothman made the disclosure at CinemaCon in Las Vegas. The animated film will exist independently of the projects in the live-action Spider-Man universe.

Avi Arad, Matt Tolmach and Amy Pascal are on board to produce the picture.

Rothman did not, however, reveal any news on the live-action “Spider-Man” from Marvel’s Cinematic Universe that will debut on July 28, 2017. Marvel’s Kevin Feige and Sony’s Pascal will produce that movie.

Spidey will make his next film appearance in Marvel’s “Captain America: Civil War,” which bows May 6, 2016.

Hopefully we will hear more soon!

UPDATE: I’ve edited this to remove the “apart from the Marvel Cinematic Universe” stuff. I’ve read conflicting reports at different sites about whether or not it’s going to be in the MCU. Hopefully we’ll know more soon!

–George Berryman!



Spider-Man Animated Movie Announced By Sony Pictures

At 2015 CinemaCon, Sony Pictures Chairman Tom Rothman announced that Phil Lord and Chris Miller are developing an animated Spider-Man movie for Sony Pictures. Lord & Miller are masterminding the project, writing the treatment and producing the film.

Phil Lord and Chris Miller are best known for writing and directing Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs and The Lego Movie, as well as directing the live-action comedy films 21 Jump Street and the sequel 22 Jump Street.

The Spider-Man animated movie will will exist independently of the projects in the live-action Spider-Man universe, all of which are continuing. However, no other details were provided about the animated movie, other than that it will be released right around a year after the live-action Spider-Man film.

As previously announced, Spider-Man will next appear in a live-action Marvel film from Marvel's Cinematic Universe (MCU). Sony Pictures will thereafter release the next installment of its $4 billion Spider-Man franchise, on July 28, 2017, a live-action film being produced by Kevin Feige at Marvel and Amy Pascal, who oversaw the franchise launch for the studio 13 years ago. The animated film from Lord & Miller has Avi Arad, Matt Tolmach, and Pascal also serving as producers.

Sony Pictures announced a July 20, 2018 release date for the Spider-Man animated feature film.



Sony Confirms LEGO MOVIE Directors Will Mastermind An Animated SPIDER-MAN Film

BREAKING NEWS from CinemaCon! Sony chairman Tom Rothman has just announced that The Lego Movie directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller will be the masterminds behind an animated Spider-Man movie, set to arrive in 2018! Come check it out!

It looks like 2017 won't be the only time in the near future we a solo Spider-Man adventure on the big screen.

Just a few short moments ago, at Sony's CinemaCon presentation, chairman Tom Rothman announced that Phil Lord and Christopher Miller (The Lego Movie; 21 Jump Street) will direct, write, and produce an animated Spider-Man film! Rothman went on to confirm that the film will take place in the same universe as their upcoming live-action Marvel Studios collaboration: "the film will explore the graphic roots of the character and co-exist with our live-action entries." He also more or less confirmed, what almost everyone already assumed, that the new Spidey will in fact make his debut in 2016's Captain America: Civil War.

The animated Spider-Man feature is expected to hit theaters July 20, 2018 and Rothman concluded his piece on Spidey by describing the project as "f***ing awesome."

Check out the official press release from Sony Pictures below:

LAS VEGAS, April 22, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- On July 20, 2018, Phil Lord & Christopher Miller, the directors of The Lego Movie, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, and 21 and 22 Jump Street, are taking Spider-Man back to his graphic roots with the first-of-its-kind animated Spider-Man feature, it was announced today at CinemaCon by Tom Rothman, chairman of the Sony Pictures Entertainment Motion Picture Group. The film will exist independently of the projects in the live-action Spider-Man universe, all of which are continuing.
Lord & Miller are masterminding the project, writing the treatment and producing the film.
As previously announced, Spider-Man will next appear in a live-action Marvel film from Marvel's Cinematic Universe (MCU). Sony Pictures will thereafter release the next installment of its $4 billion Spider-Man franchise, on July 28, 2017, a live-action film being produced by Kevin Feige at Marvel and Amy Pascal, who oversaw the franchise launch for the studio 13 years ago. The animated film from Lord & Miller, dated July 20, 2018, has Avi Arad, Matt Tolmach, and Pascal also serving as producers.
Spider-Man, embraced all over the world, is the most successful franchise in the history of Sony Pictures, with the five films having taken in more than $4 billion worldwide.


From Newsarama

SONY / LEGO MOVIE Directors Plan 2018 SPIDER-MAN Animated Feature

Marvel Studios may be producing a new rebooted live-action Spider-Man feature in 2017 and introducing the Wall-Crawler into the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but Sony still holds the character's rights and it looks like they're going to have their cake and eat it too.

Wednesday evening at CinemaCon in Las Vegas the studio announced Lego Movie directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller will write and produce (but are not currently signed to direct) a Spider-Man animated feature for a July 20, 2018 release.

The film would presumably hav no relation to Marvel's current Ultimate Spider-Man animated TV series currently in its third season on Disney XD.

Look for more details when they are announced.



From &

SPIDER-MAN Shortlist Revealed

Nat Wolff (The Fault In Our Stars), Asa Butterfield (Hugo, Ender's Game), Tom Holland (The Impossible), Timothee Chalamet (Interstellar) and Liam James (The Way Way Back)



Some Side stuff

Amazing Spider-Man Black Cat Film Details

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Amazing Spider-Man VENOM Movie Details

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Amazing Spider-Man 2: Alternate End To Final Green Goblin Fight

The best thing that came from The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is that its failure led to Spidey joining the Marvel cinematic universe. Thanks, Marc Webb!

Before we move to greener pasture, let's take a look at several behind-the-scenes stills from set photographer Niko Tavernise. These newly-released images are of the never-before-seen, but much talked about, alternate scenes that proceeded the death of Gwen Stacy (Emma Stone).

In the theatrical version, when Green Goblin/Harry Osborn (Dane DeHaan) and Spider-Man (Andrew Garfield) have their final confrontation in the clock tower, Green Goblin is knocked unconscious. We never see him wake up and Peter gets to cry his eyes out uninterrupted.

But originally, Green Goblin was conscious when Gwen fell to her death. And when Peter learned that Gwen had died he sobbed. His waterworks elicits a mocking laughter from the Green Goblin and that makes Peter snap. He then takes out his anger on Green Golbin, pummeling within an inch of his life.

Check it out in the photos below.

Peter Parker not too psyched with Green Goblin about the whole Gwen incident.


The Clocktower. Spider-Man beaten but not beat. This was my all time favorite set. Our mad genius production designer, Mark Friedberg who I also worked on Noah with built it with his crew. It was the perfect balance of destruction and detail and our Cinematographer Dan Mindel's lights. Couldn't shoot enough of this place.


The Green Goblin down for the count. DaneDehaan Spider-Man makeup by Sarah Rubano and wetaworkshop

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Preview (Unlettered/1st Look): Spider-Verse #1 (Secret Wars) - OUT May 20th, 2015

Written by MIKE COSTA



Variant Cover by ROBBI RODRIGUEZ

The biggest Spider-Man event of all time was just the beginning! This May, writer Mike Costa (Scarlet Spiders) and artist Andre Lima Araujo (Inhuman) wallcrawl and webswing through Secret Wars in the pages of SPIDER-VERSE #1! And they’re bringing along a team of some of the most popular Spider-Men and Spider-Women! The battle with Morlun and the Inheriors may be over, but the battle is just heating up! Stranded on Battleworld, a small band of universe-hopping heroes – Spider-Gwen, Spider-Man Noir, Spider-Man: India, Spider-Girl, Spider-UK and Spider-Ham – will find themselves face to face with the worst Secret Wars has to offer. How did they get here? What happened to their homes? What tragedy has befallen this region of Battleworld and how will this team of spiders cope? Amidst the horror and the fury of this strange new planet, six spider powered heroes stand alone. United as one, is this a new beginning, or a grisly end? Find out this May in the can’t miss pages of SPIDER-VERSE #1!





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From Newsarama

Readers To Decide If SECRET WARS Is A Reboot Says Marvel E-i-C

So, this whole Secret Wars thing -- what is it all about?

If you're reading this, you probably already have a good answer -- as much as Marvel has revealed thus far -- but for a large majority outside the comics bubble, they may not. Marvel Editor-In-Chief Axel Alonso spoke with the tech site The Verge for what is in essence a primer on Secret Wars and its associated series.

The interview, conducted by former Marvel intern and now The Verge's news editor Kwame Opame, gives the Marvel Comics head a chance to explain the series as well as speak about the conversation, criticism and speculation about the series and what it means for Marvel Comics going forward.

Alonso would neither confirm or deny that Secret Wars marks a reboot of the Marvel Universe, claiming that Marvel doesn't "believe our continuity or our universe is broken" or "needs to be fixed." That being said, the Marvel E-I-C says he doesn't want to get into an online debate about what happens post-Secret Wars and if it should be defined as a reboot or not.

"It's ultimately for the readers to decide what they're seeing," says Alonso.

Interestingly, although Alonso says that he doesn't believe that the Marvel Universe, in his words, are "broken," does say that Secret Wars will introduce new characters "and, in certain cases replacing, out of necessity, some pieces that were on the board."

Although the long-time editor wanted to remain mum on what Marvel would look like post-Secret Wars, Alonso did say that two titles launching during Secret Wars -- 1872 and Weirdworld -- would continue after the summer event ends.

When asked who the "central" characters of Secret Wars would be, Alonso says that the Ultimate Spider-Man Miles Morales and Thor would be "very important" to the summer event.

Alonso matter-of-factly that the goal of Secret Wars is "to drive sales," saying that Marvel does that with "good story" and "good art" rather than through "a hologram cover or making a lot of noise."

"Ultimately, you need to make noise to get people to pay attention, but you've got to back it up," Alonso says. "And I think our track record over the last few years has shown that. When I look at some of our successes over the last few years, we're at a position now that people are eating up Howard the Duck and Ant-Man and Ms. Marvel."

Summing things up, Alonso points to what he calls "internet cynicism" that surrounds some comic events and how he doesn't want online conversation to "guide" Marvel.

"I think there will always be some internet cynicism about these events. People that will want us to say, unequivocally, that this is or isn't a reboot, and we won't do that," says Alonso. "I think that what you want to do is read and find out. Or wait till it's over and find out whatever people tell you. But you know, right now, I think that we don't allow internet chatter or cynicism to guide us. We use our own faith in our creators and editorial staff to guide us."