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#1 Edited by animehunter (2684 posts) - - Show Bio

Stan Lee is selling former home, which has a Spider-Man statue

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Stan Lee is selling his former home in Hollywood Hills for an asking price of $4.9 million. The house currently houses a life-size Spider-Man statue, featured in photos, but it’s unclear if it’s included in the asking price.

Lee originally bought the home for $3.4 million as , so he’s looking to turn a profit. The house features three bedrooms, five bathrooms, kitchen, dining room, living room, and family room.

Earlier this year, Lee bought himself a new home off of the Sunset Strip, and last year he sold a vacant lot that he and his wife, Joan, had originally intended to build on. To check out more photos head on over to Realtor.com.

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33 Marvel Ongoings 'Ending' Before SECRET WARS

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Now, some of the 33 cancelled series seems to be living on in spirit with some of its creators and characters doing analogues in Secret Wars such as Amazing Spider-Man ending but series writer Dan Slott continuing on Spider-Man with Amazing Spider-Man: Renew Your Vows and Gerry Duggan's Nova moving out to make way for a Duggan co-written The Infinity Gauntlet series featuring the Nova Corps.

Some recently launched titles such as Howard The Duck, Spider-Gwen and All-New Hawkeye seem to be continuing unabated while avoiding any (so far) announced Secret Wars related revamp, according to Marvel's June solicits.

the 33 titles listed as ending were previously announced such as New Avengers, Avengers, All-New X-Men and Uncanny X-Men, but some of these confirmed as ending are new. The full list of titles ending in advance of Secret Wars are:

  1. All-New Captain America
  2. All-New Ghost Rider
  3. All-New X-Men
  4. Amazing Spider-Man <===
  5. Amazing X-Men
  6. Angela: Asgard’s Assassin
  7. Avengers
  8. Avengers World
  9. Captain Marvel
  10. Cyclops
  11. Deadpool
  12. Elektra
  13. Fantastic Four
  14. Guardians 3000
  15. Guardians of the Galaxy
  16. Hulk
  17. Inhuman
  18. Iron Fist: The Living Weapon
  19. Legendary Star-Lord
  20. Miles Morales: Ultimate Spider-Man <===
  21. New Avengers
  22. Nightcrawler
  23. Nova
  24. Rocket Raccoon
  25. Secret Avengers
  26. Spider-Man & the X-Men <===
  27. Spider-Man 2099 <===
  28. Storm
  29. Superior Iron Man
  30. Thor
  31. Uncanny X-Men
  32. Wolverines
  33. X-Men.
#2 Posted by animehunter (2684 posts) - - Show Bio

@animehunter said:
@punyparker said:

@8008s said:

Oh man. This was linked on CBR. This... changes pretty much everything, doesn't it?

http://imgur.com/a/obCou

It's mighty interesting, but how does it change everything?

The lab does seem to be of a similar design, that could hint at Hydra having a hand in reviving Peter

Yes, but how does it change everything, again?

I believe what's he's saying is it looks Hydra revived him and if that's the case that Hydra controls Peter and has done so since he came back.

but me as I said in a previous post (Bleow) and I forgot to tag you on the above post #10542

@punyparker said:

@8008s said:

Oh man. This was linked on CBR. This... changes pretty much everything, doesn't it?

http://imgur.com/a/obCou

It's mighty interesting, but how does it change everything?

The lab does seem to be of a similar design, that could hint at Hydra having a hand in reviving Peter

@zarius said:

Peter was revived by Doom and HYDRA.

Also, remember when MJ said to Peter "did they buy it?" when Peter and her are about to leave New York after he had talked to May and Gwen? That implied she was in on something about his resurrection

Ergo, Peter and MJ could now well be part of HYDRA.

Also, check out J.Scott Campbell's variant cover for Secret Wars

I doubt they're hydra, it's more likely they didn't want the others to know they intend to find out how Peter came back, because if they did they'd want to go with them.

But while I see the possibility that Peter was resurrected by Hydra, he was in an abandoned laboratory, and was likely considered defective so whatever mind control or manipulation they did to their successes, who I suspect are the two Spider-Man (possible Peter clones) running around stealing Shield equipment and captured Ultimate Jess (Female clone of Peter) was not done to him, so when he woke up he was still Peter without all the Hydra programming. There is also the possibility he is the real Peter and what they did to gather viable samples to clone him in combination with his powers bought him back to life. not dissimilar to what happened to Superman during the Death of Superman, World without Superman & Return of Superman (PreNew52)

As for the variant cover, as it is the basis of most variants, they're not always set in what the books about. and it could be a cover tied to Renew Your Vows.

and there's still this

@zarius said:

This summer, Secret Wars and the creative team of Dan Slott and Adam Kubert show forever ends now with AMAZING SPIDER-MAN: RENEW YOUR VOWS, one of the most highly anticipated Warzones!.

http://marvel.com/news/comics/24269/secret_wars_correspondence_renew_your_vows

does this mean what I think it means, or am I just kidding myself and hoping it does.

#3 Posted by animehunter (2684 posts) - - Show Bio

From ComicBook.com

Marvel's David Gabriel Clarifies Secret Wars Plans & Hints At What Is Beyond

Big changes are coming to the Marvel Universe this May as Marvel unleashes Secret Wars unto the masses. Everything you know and love about your favorite characters is about to be turned on its head courtesy of writer Jonathan Hickman and artist Esad Ribic. Not only will the event have major ramifications in the Marvel Universe, but Marvel's entire publishing plans as well. We spoke to Marvel's SVP of Sales & Marketing, David Gabriel about what fans can expect and what to look forward to. Not only that, but we have a ton of new art to show you, including new variant cover by Skottie Young.

Before we dive deep into Secret Wars, I wanted to ask about books that will be ending during the event. There have been many new titles announced that will be happening during the event, but what are fans supposed to make of the "Everything Ends" teaser Marvel released?

It means that there will be a “616 finale!” and that means exactly what many fans have suspected – everything ends. We’ve been saying it over and over again but at the core, Battleworld IS the Marvel Universe when Secret Wars #1 hits in May. But before that, there will be a number of titles reaching, what we’re calling, a “616 finale,” ending those stories and characters as you knew them – for now!

Now in a perfect world, we’d have stopped every book with its April issue, putting out a nice clean May Previews catalog. Everyone would have seen upfront all those titles that had their finale, and all those titles that were starting fresh. But things don’t always go so easily.

Instead we gave our creators the option to end their stories the way they wanted to; we let them tell "Last Days" stories if they wanted to; we let them tell Secret Wars stories if they wanted to. So in the end Secret Wars truly has been a creative driven process.

So for now, here are the titles that will be reaching their 616 Finale over the next few months:

  • All-New Captain America
  • All-New Ghost Rider
  • All-New X-Men
  • Amazing Spider-Man
  • Amazing X-Men
  • Angela: Asgard’s Assassin
  • Avengers
  • Avengers World
  • Captain Marvel
  • Cyclops
  • Deadpool
  • Elektra
  • Fantastic Four
  • Guardians 3000
  • Guardians of the Galaxy
  • Hulk
  • Inhuman
  • Iron Fist: The Living Weapon
  • Legendary Star-Lord
  • Miles Morales: Ultimate Spider-Man
  • New Avengers
  • Nightcrawler
  • Nova
  • Rocket Raccoon
  • Secret Avengers
  • Spider-Man & The X-Men
  • Spider-Man 2099
  • Storm
  • Superior Iron Man
  • Thor
  • Uncanny X-Men
  • Wolverines
  • X-Men

Secret Wars is unlike any event ever published. It’s not just an event with a few tie-ins, it’s an entirely new publishing line, an entirely new television network’s fall line-up if you will. It’s not unlike what was done in the 1990s with Age of Apocalypse. Even then, that was just the X-Men titles. But this is so much more. The entire Marvel Universe will be affected in some really shocking, really surprising ways. And that’s just the beginning of the fun!

On that note, there are also some titles that have just started, or yet to start. What about books like Spider-Gwen, and Howard the Duck. Will they live outside of what is happening during the event and catch up when it's over?

Secret Wars will affect every title in some way shape or form so you can definitely expect Spider-Gwen, Howard the Duck, All-New Hawkeye and others to deal with it in their own ways. Like I mentioned before, none of our creators were blindsided by Secret Wars so they’ve all had plenty of time to work it to their advantage – catering to their own tastes and storytelling, using the event to add something new to the Marvel Universe that wasn’t there before. Of course, existing titles and franchises will also be affected – the Avengers, the X-Men, the Inhumans, the Fantastic Four, Spider-Man and the rest of the Marvel line. But some of those books had a little more time to get up to speed with what we had planned, so allowances needed to be made.

Keep in mind that even though we all knew Secret Wars was on the horizon, we still needed to publish comics until then! Look at what we’ve been putting out there since October. From the new Thor, All-New Captain America, Superior Iron Man, Ant Man, Squirrel Girl, Silk, Spider-Gwen, Howard the Duck and on up through Uncanny Inhumans, it’s pretty clear that we’ve continued month after month to excite the industry with new ideas, new concepts, new characters! We’ve had a plan for each and every title in our line, from the All-New Ghost Riders to the Spider-Gwens and Howard the Ducks and even throughout our core titles. Some may take a hiatus for a month or two (something the industry is accustomed to); some will reach their “616 finale;” some become Battleworld transformed; and still others…well we’ll get to those!

There are a few different banners that these Secret Wars books are carrying. Between Battleworld, Last Days & Warzones!, how did you decide which book got what banner?

It came out of a desire to make it as easy as possible for fans and retailers to digest. Axel [Alonso] sat with creators and editors last year and asked them all what kinds of stories they wanted to tell. In talking to Jonathan [Hickman] about the nuts and bolts of Secret Wars and with the individual teams on how their stories fit in – we carefully crafted those three different banners of titles.

But let me break it down:

-LAST DAYS titles are creators bringing their stories to their natural conclusions before the destruction of the Marvel Universe. What would you do if you knew it was your last day on Earth? What would your favorite Marvel characters do? Bringing it back to the television analogy, these would be the newscasts!

-BATTLEWORLD titles are almost like our regular monthly titles. The core continuity. These books are what’s happening in the Secret Wars Universe and the continuity of Battleworld. How do these territories all co-exist? How do they work? These books will tell you all you need to know about what’s happening during the event. In the TV season analogy, these would be the primetime shows.

-WARZONES! are the building blocks of the Marvel Universe, event level stories all on their own. While these are mostly self-contained, they’re also grand pieces of continuity from Marvel’s past and new spins on existing favorites. All of which are laying foundations for a new Marvel Universe. Each of these stories can be read on their own, but you can bet that each of these titles is going to have a big effect on the future of the Marvel Universe post-Secret Wars. Finally in the TV season analogy the Warzones! titles would be the Oscars, Grammys, Super Bowl, and the Saturday Night Live 40th anniversary special rolled into one!

Another short and easy way to remember that: LAST DAYS are the Past, BATTLEWORLD is the present, and WARZONES! are the future.

Also, it's been noted in the press releases for these announcements that they're a Secret Wars "series" and not a "tie-in." Can you explain the difference?

To us, the term “tie-in” has such a narrow scope in terms of ONLY relating to one central story. That term doesn’t really describe these. Secret Wars series are the Marvel Universe series throughout the time it takes us to tell Secret Wars.

For example, during Secret Wars Amazing Spider-Man: Renew Your Vows is the “core” Spider-Man series. That should be pretty obvious considering Dan Slott is writing it. Dan’s current Amazing Spider-Man title isn’t a “Marvel Universe Tie-In”, just like Renew Your Vows isn’t a “Secret Wars tie-in”.

Some folks have asked us to define a Secret Wars series, and that’s simple. A Secret Wars series exists while Battleworld exists. And every story told on Battleworld is going to provide clues to the future of the Marvel Universe.

Looking at Secret Wars as a larger publishing plan, comic fans will definitely see similarities between this event and like you mentioned earlier, Age of Apocalypse. Given what came at the end of AoA, can fans expect something similar for Secret Wars?

Remember, at the time Age of Apocalypse was one of the most unique story/sales marketing programs ever attempted in comics. I think we can all agree 20 years later it was a rousing success still talked about today. Age of Apocalypse left a long shadow on the X-Men franchise for many years and effects from that story are still in play. You can expect Secret Wars to behave the same way, only amplified exponentially.

Axel Alonso and Tom Brevoort have been working very closely with the individual creative teams to ensure that each and every title is additive to the Marvel Universe. New characters, new locations, new villains and so much more are going to be born in these pages. And you can bet you’re going to see those reflected post-Secret Wars.

This is the finale of the 616 universe, and it’s going to be BIG. We needed to take the time to announce all of our May and June books before we could begin to talk about what comes after! And even now we have to keep a tight lid on so much excitement that sometimes we’re all fighting with each over about how much we want to contain. So many fans want to know the ending of Secret Wars before it’s even started. While you’ll all have to wait and see, I will say this:

DON’T miss the All-New, All-Different Avengers Free Comic Book Day issue. It’s your first glimpse into what’s to come.

What has the retailer response been to the event?

Great! We’re going to surpass a half a million units on the first issue which is amazing. And that’s just selling straight to our Direct Market core retailers. We’ve had an extremely successful year in bringing in new fans and retail partners but I’m extremely proud to bring such a big number to local comic shops. Our marketing team deserves a ton of credit, but it’s also a testament to the strong titles the editors and creators put together.

Also we have nearly tripled the amount of retailers who are involved in the Secret Wars launch parties as opposed to those who normally participate.

All in all, they’re just as excited about it as we are. Retailers and fans have been with us since we announced Secret Wars on a cold night back in October. It’s been a crazy ride so far, and we’ve had every indication that they’re sticking around for more. We think everyone realizes that the future of the Marvel Universe is beginning here and the entire comics industry is looking to see what we do next! Retailers know that means more fans in their stores and more money in their pockets. We’re thrilled they’re on board with this entire initiative.

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So there you have it ComicBook.com readers! Are you excited for what Marvel has planned this Summer? Let us know below!

Marvel Secret Wars Exclusive Gallery

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#4 Edited by animehunter (2684 posts) - - Show Bio
@punyparker said:

@8008s said:

Oh man. This was linked on CBR. This... changes pretty much everything, doesn't it?

http://imgur.com/a/obCou

It's mighty interesting, but how does it change everything?

The lab does seem to be of a similar design, that could hint at Hydra having a hand in reviving Peter

@zarius said:

Peter was revived by Doom and HYDRA.

Also, remember when MJ said to Peter "did they buy it?" when Peter and her are about to leave New York after he had talked to May and Gwen? That implied she was in on something about his resurrection

Ergo, Peter and MJ could now well be part of HYDRA.

Also, check out J.Scott Campbell's variant cover for Secret Wars

I doubt they're hydra, it's more likely they didn't want the others to know they intend to find out how Peter came back, because if they did they'd want to go with them.

But while I see the possibility that Peter was resurrected by Hydra, he was in an abandoned laboratory, and was likely considered defective so whatever mind control or manipulation they did to their successes, who I suspect are the two Spider-Man (possible Peter clones) running around stealing Shield equipment and captured Ultimate Jess (Female clone of Peter) was not done to him, so when he woke up he was still Peter without all the Hydra programming. There is also the possibility he is the real Peter and what they did to gather viable samples to clone him in combination with his powers bought him back to life. not dissimilar to what happened to Superman during the Death of Superman, World without Superman & Return of Superman (PreNew52)

As for the variant cover, as it is the basis of most variants, they're not always set in what the books about. and it could be a cover tied to Renew Your Vows.

and there's still this

@zarius said:

This summer, Secret Wars and the creative team of Dan Slott and Adam Kubert show forever ends now with AMAZING SPIDER-MAN: RENEW YOUR VOWS, one of the most highly anticipated Warzones!.

http://marvel.com/news/comics/24269/secret_wars_correspondence_renew_your_vows

does this mean what I think it means, or am I just kidding myself and hoping it does.

#5 Posted by animehunter (2684 posts) - - Show Bio

From Comicbook.com

Spider-Women and The Changing Landscape of Marvel Comics

Spider-Women - Spider-Verse

After Spider-Verse

After the conclusion of the “Spider-Verse” event, the Spider-Man comics franchise stands reinvigorated. There are now a total of 6 ongoing series directly related to Spider-Man in some way. Three of these launched during or after the publication of “Spider-Verse”: Silk, Spider-Gwen, and Spider-Woman. All of these titles have very little to do with the man behind the Spider-Man mask though. They center on characters related to Steve Ditko and Stan Lee’s original creation of Spider-Man in 1962, but they have taken on a life of their own.

Spider-Man only represents a corner or the Marvel publishing line, but it’s an important one representing one of (if not the) best known superheroes in the world. Peter Parker is the star of only one of the six Spider-series currently being published by Marvel, the bi-weekly Amazing Spider-Man. Before “Spider-Verse” Marvel was already publishing Spider-Man 2099 and Ultimate Spider-Man. The heroes in these series were Miguel O’Hara and Miles Morales though. They came from alternate or future timelines in which they had taken up the Spider-Man mantle in their own unique paths to becoming heroes.

Silk, Spider-Gwen, and Spider-Woman all go a step further in that their identities are not taken directly from Peter Parker, but are only tangentially related. They have either selected new alter egos or come from worlds where they were the original “Spider-Person”. Each of these women may be related to Spider-Man through their publishing and marketing histories, but as characters they stand apart. Each of the new series represents something unique within Marvel’s changing line of Spider-series.

Spider-Women - Silk

Silk

Silk follows Cindy Moon, a new character created by Dan Slott and Humberto Ramos as a part of “Spider-Verse”. She was bitten by the same radioactive spider that bit Peter Parker, but was locked away in a fallout shelter for over a decade. Now Cindy has been released and is attempting to remake her life in New York City.

Silk #1, written by Robbie Thompson and drawn by Stacey Lee, introduces a story that is all about the sudden shock of entering adulthood. With minimal experience, Cindy is attempting to both discover her place as a civilian and superhero in New York City. This story is much closer in tone and themes to early issues of Amazing Spider-Man than the current series. Cindy is actively struggling with her identity and responsibilities in the ever-busy Marvel Universe. Peter Parker has grown into his responsibilities over more than 50 years of stories; Cindy is just getting started. Silk is a book that carries the humor, high drama, and wacky villains of classic Spider-Man tales, but it still contains an fresh faced, inexperienced lead character.

Lee’s artwork in Silk marks her as a future star of the American comics scene. She brings her own unique attitude to each page. Action sequences are dynamic and fast-paced bouts, with every panel containing kinetically charged forms. Lee even provides a D-list villain like Dragonclaw the detail necessary to make him a compelling opponent. Her work at places like the Daily Bugle is every bit as well done. Small human interactions exude humor and drama. Silk is not only a showcase for a great new hero, but a very talented young artist.

Spider-Women - Spider-Gwen 2

Spider-Gwen

This alternate Spider-Woman, better known to fans as Spider-Gwen, also spun directly out of “Spider-Verse”. Created by writer Jason Latour and artist Robbi Rodriguez in Edge of Spider-Verse #2, Spider-Gwen supposes an alternate reality in which Gwen Stacy was bitten by the radioactive spider instead of Peter Parker. Although she was originally a supporting cast member for “Spider-Verse” alone, the popular reaction to her character supported the launch of a new ongoing series.

After only two issues (and a third coming on Wednesday), it’s already apparent that Spider-Gwen is here to stay. While the chronology of her story is very similar to that of Peter Parker, she’s far from a direct substitute. Gwen is a very different character from Peter or even the Gwen found in Amazing Spider-Man. She’s a musician with a punk attitude, a young woman concerned for her father and bandmates, and a successful student who would rather pursue her passion than responsibility. The same themes of responsibility, self-sacrifice, and discovering one’s identity are all still there but being told in an entirely new way. That sort of twist is present in every aspect of Spider-Gwen as it adds a new spin to characters and conflicts of all sorts from Marvel history.

One of the most invigorating twists of Spider-Gwen is the art drawn by Rodriguez and colored by Rico Renzi. It is a punk rock, fever dream humming with the energy of an amp and lit in bright neon lights. The attitude and style of the art is reflective of Gwen’s personality and sets a striking tone for the entire series. Rodriguez and Renzi established themselves as an incredible pairing on FDP at Vertigo, and are following up with work that only continues to improve here.

Spider-Women - Spider-Woman

Spider-Woman

Spider-Woman’s place in the Marvel universe is very different from that of Silk or Spider-Gwen. Unlike the other two, she is a long established character with almost 40 years of history. The newest Spider-Woman series also launched in the midst of “Spider-Verse” as a crossover and with cover and interior artists who fans found to be contentious at best. That has all changed with Spider-Woman #5 though, a comic that reads like a debut issue.

Writer Dennis Hopeless is still on board, but has been joined by Javier Rodriguez on art who brings a brand new look to the classic character. Spider-Woman’s new costume replaces a skintight spandex suit from the 70’s with a more wearable look including a customized leather jacket. This superficial adjustment reflects a much deeper change to the character. It has been decades since Jessica Drew was featured in a solo title and Spider-Woman #5 is concerned primarily with defining her without the Avengers or a team-up. Spider-Woman is striking out from her previous affiliations in order to “try living a normal life”. Normal is a relative concept though, and it appears that working as an urban crimefighter and investigator may be as close as it comes.

Rodriguez’s gorgeous new costume design is not the only part of Spider-Woman that looks great. He toys with panel compositions and sound effects in such a way as to make the entire reading experience a joy. He is a comics craftsman with a style that is still entirely his own. Just like Jessica Drew he is showing off the flexibility and potential of someone who has been involved in superhero comics for many years.

Spider-Women - Spider-Gwen

Webbing It All Together

So what do all of these new series have in common? The most obvious answer might be related to gender. It’s true, all three new Spider-series are headlined by women, meaning that there is a 50/50 split between all six series currently being published. I think it goes a lot deeper than that though. Looking at Cindy, Gwen, and Jessica, there’s a lot more diversity on display than gender. They represent a cast of characters who are differentiated by their experience, outlook, economic status, race, and more. It is possible to take each of these characters after only a handful of issues and discuss them as multi-faceted human beings.. They are all well conceived characters who go far beyond being women with spider powers.

The art and creative directions of all three series are just as distinct. Artists like Lee, and Robbi and Javier Rodriguez are showing off the incredible diversity of style to be found in superhero comics today. They each have a unique approach to creating characters, landscapes, action, and personal interactions. Whether you’re looking at Spider-Gwen #1 or Spider-Woman #5, it’s impossible to mistake the work of the artists inside.

The diversity found in these three titles, both in their characters and artwork, is hardly limited to those three series alone. Consider the other two Spider-series not helmed by Peter Parker: Spider-Man 2099 and Ultimate Spider-Man. Both Miguel O’Hara and Miles Morales are young men of diverse racial backgrounds, and represent fully formed characters in the same way that all of the women listed above do as well. In fact the only white man to be found in six Spider-series is the original Spider-Man: Peter Parker.

Spider-Man may only be a small corner of the Marvel universe, but it’s an important one. If the work being done by these creators under editor Nick Lowe even hints at Marvel’s direction as a publisher, then it has a lot to say. These Spider-series are representative of a diverse line of characters each with their own story to tell. The response to all of these series, especially Spider-Gwen, goes to show that there is a demand for this shift in direction as well. Spider-Verse was an event that centered around Peter Parker, but exposed readers to heroes of all sorts and produced at least three excellent new series as a result.

There are connections between all of these characters and Peter Parker as well. Spider-Man was the character that defined the teenage superhero in comics. In the first 121 issues of Amazing Spider-Man Ditko, Lee, John Romita Sr., and many others told a quintessential tale of growing into adulthood and accepting responsibility. These are the stories that formed the bedrock of Spider-Man, a character with hundreds of millions of fans. Fifty years later that character has become a responsible adult used to tell very different stories under creators like Slott and Ramos. Stories about growth and adolescence are still craved by readers of superhero comics, and that’s a need being filled by many of the current Spider-series at Marvel.

Spider-characters like Silk, Spider-Gwen, and Spider-Woman are filling the gap left behind by a grown-up Peter Parker; they’re also more reflective of the readers who are interested in comics and superheroes. There’s still a place for Spider-Man and his classic friends like The Human Torch and Daredevil, but there are more opportunities new heroes to join them. All of these women and other new characters like Ms. Marvel and the All-New Ghost Rider represent a new wave of superheroes. They are following in the footsteps of Spider-Man: a hero of the people who reflects our own concerns and worries (while going on fantastic adventures). And as time goes on they are reflecting the men and women who love those adventures better every year.

#6 Edited by animehunter (2684 posts) - - Show Bio

From ComicBookMovie

Sally Field Weighs In On AUNT MAY Spin-off And Marvel's SPIDER-MAN Reboot

Revealing what, or rather whom, she'll miss most from The Amazing Spider-Man movies, Sally Field also addresses (and laughs off) rumors of her Aunt May getting a spin-off. Check it out after the jump!

While attending the South by Southwest Film Festival this week, Sally Field was asked about Sony and Marvel rebooting the Amazing Spider-Man movies, in which she played Aunt May. The two-time Oscar-winner had implied that she'll miss Andrew Garfield the most, telling E! Online that he was "just perfect" as Peter Parker, and that he's the "most perfect fellow to work with, so I will miss him, but I'll find him." With the Web-slinger set to join the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Field then reflected on the experience: "It was fun because it was just a great group." Like Garfield, Sally Field playing Aunt May was one of the best aspects of Marc Webb's now-abandoned franchise.

However, not too long before the new plans for Spider-Man were announced, Sony reportedly considered an Amazing Spider-Man spin-off focusing on Sally Field's character. "Aunt May spin-off? And make her the lead? What would you do with her?" Field asked the Huffington Post, laughing, in a separate interview at the South by Southwest Film Festival. "She has no special powers whatsoever. She was a housewife waiting for the kids to come home. I think they did that: It was called The Donna Reed Show." Fortunately, Aunt May did not come to fruition, as Spidey is set to be rebooted with an appearance in a Marvel Studios film (Captain America: Civil War on May 6, 2016), before swinging solo again in Spectacular Spider-Man on July 28, 2017. What do you think?

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From CBR

Sally Field Talks Aunt May Spinoff Film Rumor

Last fall, reports circulated that Sony Pictures was planning to expand its “Spider-Man” franchise with a female-led film, and a rumor stated one may be an Aunt May solo film in the vein of “Marvel’s Agent Carter.” Sony later informed CBR News it was a “silly rumor” with “no validity whatsoever.” Nonetheless, for the first time, Sally Field — who played “Aunt May” in Sony’s two “Amazing Spider-Man” movies — commented on those rumors in an interview with the Huffington Post.

“Aunt May spinoff? And make her the lead? What would you do with her?” Field laughed, “She has no special powers whatsoever. She was a housewife waiting for the kids to come home. I think they did that: It was called ‘The Donna Reed Show.'”

Marvel Studios and Sony have since struck a deal to share the big-screen rights to Spider-Man, though reports have indicated Sony’s established spinoff plans, such as a “Sinister Six” film, are still in the works.

@punyparker

#7 Posted by animehunter (2684 posts) - - Show Bio

@zarius said:

This summer, Secret Wars and the creative team of Dan Slott and Adam Kubert show forever ends now with AMAZING SPIDER-MAN: RENEW YOUR VOWS, one of the most highly anticipated Warzones!.

does this mean what I think it means, or am I just kidding myself and hoping it does.

#8 Edited by animehunter (2684 posts) - - Show Bio

JUNE 2015 SOLICITATIONS &

Marvel Announces "Gwen" Variant Covers

"Spider-Gwen" was a near-instant hit when the character was first previewed last year, and is now the star of a recently launched ongoing series from Jason Latour and Robbi Rodriguez. Now, Marvel aims to branch that success into a variant cover theme month for June, with variants including "Gwendusa" ("Inhumans: Attilan Rising" #2), "Gwengela" ("1602 With Hunter Angela" #1), "Iron Gwen" ("Armor Wars" #1) and more on the way.

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AMAZING SPIDER-MAN: RENEW YOUR VOWS #1 & #2

DAN SLOTT (w) • ADAM KUBERT (a/C)

ISSUE #1 VARIANT COVER BY J. SCOTT CAMPBELL

ISSUE #1 ACTION FIGURE VARIANT COVER BY JOHN TYLER CHRISTOPHER

ISSUE #1 MAOS VARIANT COVER BY TBA

ISSUE #1 ANT-SIZED VARIANT COVER BY TBA

ISSUE #1 VARIANT COVER BY TBA

ISSUE #1 YOUNG VARIANT COVER BY SKOTTIE YOUNG

ISSUE #1 BLANK VARIANT ALSO AVAILABLE

ISSUE #2 VARIANT COVER BY RYAN STEGMAN

THE LAST SPIDER-MAN STORY

• Not even The Amazing Spider-Man is safe from Secret Wars! In this new Marvel Universe, Peter Parker, Mary Jane Watson and their daughter have to scrape by to make ends meet, but they have each other…

• Face front, True Believers. This is the one you’ve been asking for.

32 PGS. (EACH)/Rated T …$3.99 (EACH)

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AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #19.1

GERRY CONWAY (w) • CARLO BARBERI (a)

Cover by YASMINE PUTRI

VARIANT COVER BY JUSTIN PONSOR

SPIRAL SPINS ON!

• As the crime war in New York continues to heat up, The Amazing Spider-Man finds himself caught between a cabal of super criminals and his ally The Wraith!

• This issue he has to face the Circus of Crime who are back and deadlier than ever!

32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

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SPIDER-VERSE #2

MIKE COSTA (w) • ANDRE ARAÚJO (a)

Cover by NICK BRADSHAW

VARIANT COVER BY RICHARD ISANOVE

• Spider-Gwen is on Battleworld and face-to-face with Norman Osborn.

• This can’t end well.

• But what’s going on with the rest of the Web-Warriors?

32 PGS./Rated T …$3.99

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SILK #5

ROBBIE THOMPSON (w) • STACEY LEE (a)

Cover by DAVE JOHNSON

•IT’S THE SPIDER TEAM-UP OF THE CENTURY TO TAKE DOWN THE BLACK CAT!

•Silk and Spider-Man, together in one book (no, not together. Calm down.)

32 PGS./Rated T …$3.99

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SPIDER-GWEN #5

JASON LATOUR (w) • ROBBI RODRIGUEZ (a/C)

•Still haunted by the death of her world’s young Peter Parker, Gwen Stacy pays a visit to the two people who knew him best.

32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

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SPIDER-WOMAN #8

DENNIS HOPELESS (w) • JAVIER RODRIGUEZ (a/C)

• A knockdown drag-out bout between Spider-Woman and a dangerous new foe – LADY CATERPILLAR!

• AND Spider-Woman’s first joint-investigation with Ben Urich comes to a close!

32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

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CAPTAIN AMERICA & THE MIGHTY AVENGERS #9

AL EWING (w) • LUKE ROSS (a/C)

CAPGWEN AMERICA VARIANT COVER BY JAKE WYATT

• In Earth’s final hours, the Mighty Avengers come together one last time...

• ...but in the face of the end of everything, what help can they give?

• Guest-starring the latest and perhaps the greatest Mighty Avenger - YOU!

32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

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ULTIMATE END #2 (OF 5)

BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS (w) • MARK BAGLEY (a/C)

BRIAN MICHAEL GWENDIS VARIANT BY CHIP ZDARSKY

THE LAST ULTIMATES STORY BY THE GROUND-BREAKING UNIVERSE’S FOUNDING FATHERS!

• The countdown has begun

• An end of an era

• Who will survive?

32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

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HOUSE OF HEM

FRED HEMBECK with JIM SHOOTER (w)

FRED HEMBECK with RON WILSON, JOHN BYRNE, MICHAEL GOLDEN, AL MILGROM, JOHN BUSCEMA & MORE (a)

Cover by FRED HEMBECK

• For over thirty years, cartoonist Fred Hembeck has been poking fun at Marvel’s mightiest heroes. Now, some of his greatest works are collected in a giant-sized one-shot that’s bursting with belly laughs!

• Fred relentlessly roasts the Fantastic Four with the help of an all-star cast of artists!

• Fred wipes out the Marvel Universe in the tale they said couldn’t be published (and almost wasn’t)!

• Even Spider-Man and the Hulk are no match for Hembeck’s trademark wit!

• Plus: a cornucopia of side-splitting short strips from the pages of Marvel Age — and an all-new introduction by the man himself!

• Collecting FANTASTIC FOUR ROAST, FRED HEMBECK DESTROYS THE MARVEL UNIVERSE and AMAZING SPIDER-MAN DIGITAL COMIC #16 — and material from HULK ANNUAL ’99; and MARVEL AGE #50, #52, #54-55, #69, #97, #122-123 and #130-131.

104 PGS./Rated T+ …$7.99

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#9 Edited by animehunter (2684 posts) - - Show Bio

@animehunter:

Why am i worried?.....why do i think there's a catch?!

"Last Spider-Man story" .....i don't like this.

I don't want Miles to take over as the overall Spider-Man......and i think this will happen.....

Neither do I and maybe not miles but something similar

@zarius said:

...Well if it means Bendis gets to take over ASM for a bit, that's a fair trade.

Slott does seem to be wording this as if it's his last go-around....but that would contradict what he's said about mapping Spidey stuff out 'till 2016.

Presumably the "elements" carrying over will be the kid, and 616 Peter and MJ will look after her, but won't get back together because of plot-induced stupidity.

A good possibility, although I would still prefer them to be together, but would be interesting to see as long as Slott's not the one writing it.

#10 Edited by animehunter (2684 posts) - - Show Bio

OUT JUNE 3RD, 2015

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From Comicvine (includes sneak peeks)

One More Day is Undone in This New SECRET WARS Book

MJ and Peter have a child and live happily ever after

The 2007 Spider-Man story, One More Day, was quite the polarizing one, as it undid the marriage between Peter Parker and Mary-Jane Watson, through magic and Mephisto. Well, Marvel's upcoming event SECRET WARS, which has now pretty much become a new volume of WHAT IF? has a new book called THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN: RENEW YOUR VOWS by Dan Slott and Adam Kubert.

Longtime Spider-Man writer Dan Slott will be penning this upcoming SECRET WARS tie-in, originally announced at EW. Slott is a passionate Spider-Man himself and had a few things to say about the upcoming book and what happened during One More Day.

“There are legions of Spider-Man fans that are passionate about changes that have happened to Spider-Man continuity... They are upset that the baby went missing, that the marriage went away. Spider-Man has been around for fifty years, and the marriage was around for twenty-five. So now we’re seven or eight years into a world without a married Spider-Man. It’s a big itch that people want scratched.”

Sneak peek #1

Slott went on to say that fans haven't seen classic Spider-Man villains the way fans know and love in quite some time. He went on to tease Eddie Brock as Venom and Sergei Kravinoff as Kraven the Hunter for this book. The Renew Your Vows world on the Battleworld map is actually called The Regency, named after The Regent, the mysterious villain of this story.

THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN: RENEW YOUR VOWS #1 by Dan Slott and Adam Kubert hits stores on June 3, 2015.

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From Comicook.com (includes sneak peeks)

Marvel Announces Amazing Spider-Man: Renew Your Vows For Secret Wars

After its controversial dissolution in One More Day, Marvel comics is bringing Peter Parker and Mary Jane Watson’s marriage for Secret Wars in The Amazing Spider-Man: Renew Your Vows. Written by Dan Slott, the series brings back both the marriage and Peter and Mary Jane’s daughter for what is being described as “the Last Spider-Man Story.”

“There are legions of Spider-Man fans that are passionate about changes that have happened to Spider-Man continuity,” Slott tells EW. “They are upset that the baby went missing, that the marriage went away. Spider-Man has been around for fifty years, and the marriage was around for twenty-five. So now we’re seven or eight years into a world without a married Spider-Man. It’s a big itch that people want scratched.”

The inclusion of Peter and Mary Jane’s child may be an even more contentious point than their marriage, and that’s saying something considering it was sacrifice in a literal deal with the devil. The existence or non-existence has been a continuity deathstrap for years, dating back to Spectacular Spider-Man #221, when Mary Jane revealed to Peter that she was pregnant. After that, Mary Jane was poisoned, the baby supposedly stillborn, and somehow Aunt May came back from the dead. Then there were hints that the Green Goblin had actually somehow kidnapped the baby, a plot that was never really resolved, and a fan favorite Spider-Girl series, taking place in a universe where the child not only lived but followed in her father’s footsteps as a superhero.

“Spider-Man, when you get down to it, is a character about responsibility. And the second he’s a father and a husband—he has a responsibility to share his powers with the world, but suddenly he has two people that are his whole world. That changes everything, the complete dynamic of what it means to have great power and great responsibility,” says Slott. “You need to be there for your daughter, you need there for your wife—in a way that he hasn’t had to be there for anyone else. And that drastically changes what it means to be Spider-Man.”

The series takes place in a region of Battleworld called The Regency, named after the mysterious villain known as The Regent. Slott says that fans should keep an eye out for other classic Spider-Man villains, including Eddie Brock as Venom.

Secret Wars begins in May. Amazing Spider-Man: Renew Your Vows #1, by Dan Slott and artist Adam Kubert, goes on sale June 3. Check out the cover and some sneak peek preview pages in the gallery below.

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From Newsarama (includes sneak peeks)

SPIDER-MAN's Marriage & Child Returns in SECRET WARS

"Happily Ever After" may be hard to come by for comic superheroes by and large, but that old "Parker Luck" is turning around -- for a moment.

Marvel announced Monday via Entertainment Weekly their latest Secret Wars-associated series, Spider-Man: Renew Your Vows. Teased in late 2014 with an on the nose illustration of Peter Parker standing happily with his one-time wife Mary-Jane Parker (nee Watson) and their child, this new series by Dan Slott and Adam Kubert explores that untold story beginning June 3.

“There are legions of Spider-Man fans that are passionate about changes that have happened to Spider-Man continuity,” says Slott. "They are upset that the baby went missing, that the marriage went away. Spider-Man has been around for fifty years, and the marriage was around for twenty-five. So now [with Spider-Man: Renew Your Vows] we’re seven or eight years into a world without a married Spider-Man. It’s a big itch that people want scratched.”

Although Slott has written Spider-Man for over seven years, the storylines which nixed Spider-Man's marriage and his child were well before his time, but as a fan and a creator he's thought through what having those aspects to Peter Parker would do to the character.

“Spider-Man, when you get down to it, is a character about responsibility. And the second he’s a father and a husband—he has a responsibility to share his powers with the world, but suddenly he has two people that are his whole world. That changes everything, the complete dynamic of what it means to have great power and great responsibility,” says Slott. “You need to be there for your daughter, you need there for your wife—in a way that he hasn’t had to be there for anyone else. And that drastically changes what it means to be Spider-Man.”

Set as part of the "Last Days" umbrella branding under Secret Wars, Spider-Man: Renew Your Vows is being positioned as a theoretical "last story" for Spider-Man, and it's something Slott is keying into heavily for the adversities and adversaries Peter Parker will face.

"You haven’t seen Spider-Man’s classic villains the way you know and love—I wouldn’t be surprised to see Eddie Brock as Venom in this story. Or Sergei Kravinoff as Kraven the Hunter in this story. There’s going to be a lot of bullets in the gun for things you wanted to see in a Spider-Man story that you haven’t seen in a while. This is the ultimate classic feel. This is the last Eddie Brock story," says Sott. "The stakes have never been higher for Peter Parker because he’s never had so much to lose. So he has never been this close to the edge. And these are the Last Days.”

At the heart of it all, however, is a new villain called the Regent -- from which this Battleworld domain of the Regency takes its name. EW says that the Regent has "a plan in place" for Spider-Man, and when this series starts will have already crossed paths with Daredevil and Moon Knight.

Here is a first look at uncolored pages from Spider-Man: Renew Your Vows by Adam Kubert.

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From ComicBookMovie (includes sneak peeks)

COMICS: 'Peter Parker' Gets His Marriage Back In AMAZING SPIDER-MAN: RENEW YOUR VOWS

The events of "One More Day" wiped the marriage of Peter Parker and Mary Jane Watson from history, but Dan Slott and Adam Kubert's Secret Wars tie-in Amazing Spider-Man: Renew Your Vows will revisit that relationship. Why is it being billed as "The Last Spider-Man Story"? Read on for details...

Entertainment Weekly has unveiled the first artwork and details about Amazing Spider-Man: Renew Your Vows, a story set in the altered reality of Secret Wars featuring a Peter Parker with a wife (Mary Jane Watson) and child. Writer Dan Slott wasn't willing to give too much away - the full interview can be find by clicking on the link below - but did have this to say about what fans should expect. "You haven’t seen Spider-Man’s classic villains the way you know and love—I wouldn’t be surprised to see Eddie Brock as Venom in this story. Or Sergei Kravinoff as Kraven the Hunter in this story. There’s going to be a lot of bullets in the gun for things you wanted to see in a Spider-Man story that you haven’t seen in a while. This is the ultimate classic feel. This is the last Eddie Brock story. The stakes have never been higher for Peter Parker because he’s never had so much to lose. So he has never been this close to the edge. And these are the Last Days." While you won't need to be reading Secret Wars to understand the story, it could have major ramifications for what the Marvel Universe looks like following the event. Will Peter and Mary Jane be together again? "What I can tell you? No matter who or what or how Spider-Man comics will be made in the future—elements from this story will go on into the next incarnation. Elements. Of this. Yes."

Sneak Peeks

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From Bleeding Cool (includes sneak peeks)

A Married Spider-Man With Kids For Secret Wars Series

Entertainment Weekly has the Spider-Man: Renew Your Vows news for Secret Wars,

“Spider-Man, when you get down to it, is a character about responsibility. And the second he’s a father and a husband—he has a responsibility to share his powers with the world, but suddenly he has two people that are his whole world. That changes everything, the complete dynamic of what it means to have great power and great responsibility…You need to be there for your daughter, you need there for your wife—in a way that he hasn’t had to be there for anyone else. And that drastically changes what it means to be Spider-Man.”

Sneakpeek #1

“You haven’t seen Spider-Man’s classic villains the way you know and love—I wouldn’t be surprised to see Eddie Brock as Venom in this story… Or Sergei Kravinoff as Kraven the Hunter in this story. There’s going to be a lot of bullets in the gun for things you wanted to see in a Spider-Man story that you haven’t seen in a while. This is the ultimate classic feel. This is the last Eddie Brock story. The stakes have never been higher for Peter Parker because he’s never had so much to lose. So he has never been this close to the edge. And these are the Last Days.”

Sneakpeek #2

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From CBR

Slott & Kubert Tackle "Spider-Man: Renew Your Vows" in "Secret Wars"

As CBR confirmed this past Friday, Marvel's announcement for "Spider-Man: Renew Your Vows" has arrived, this time with longtime Spider-Man scribe Dan Slott and artist Adam Kubert at the wheel, EW reports.

"Spider-Man: Renew Your Vows," which was among the first of several retro teaser images released last fall, caused a storm with its nostalgic throwback to Mary Jane and Peter Parker's marriage before the events of "One More Day." Now, Slott has returned the status quo for his upcoming "Secret Wars" series.

"Spider-Man, when you get down to it, is a character about responsibility. And the second he's a father and a husband -- he has a responsibility to share his powers with the world, but suddenly he has two people that are his whole world. That changes everything, the complete dynamic of what it means to have great power and great responsibility," Slott said in a statement. "You need to be there for your daughter, you need there for your wife -- in a way that he hasn't had to be there for anyone else. And that drastically changes what it means to be Spider-Man."

Though "Spider-Man: Renew Your Vows" will be new-reader friendly, Slott revealed this series will be important in the long run for the character. "What I can tell you? No matter who or what or how Spider-Man comics will be made in the future -- elements from this story will go on into the next incarnation," Slott explained. "Elements. Of this. Yes."

"Spider-Man: Renew Your Vows" hits retailers on June 3.

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