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#1 Posted by animehunter (1794 posts) - - Show Bio

From Bleeding Cool & Spider-man Crawl Space

What If Someone Send You The 1961 Amazing Spider-Man #1 In The Post By Accident?

Who says that committed machine gun enthisiasts can’t be nice? On the website, user The_Macallan who describes himself as “Typical White Person” writes,

So I ordered a comic book online, and the seller sent me the wrong one. They sent me this one instead:

I contacted the seller about their mistake and they were EXTREMELY relieved to hear from me and that I’d be sending it back to them.

Wow. So I got to hold a piece of cultural history for at least a couple of days.

And also managed not to shoot it!

I’d say someone has taken the immortal words “with great power comes great responsibility” to heart, don’t you?

#2 Edited by animehunter (1794 posts) - - Show Bio

It kinda sucks Spidey isn't one of Kamala's role models, he's the ultimate kid hero in terms of backround, development, and feeling. He most likely paved the way for young super heroes, yet he still is not appreciated by most of the up coming generation. Kamala is awesome btw, even though she likes brutal killers like Wolverine and deadbeat dads like Reed Richards.

Spidey will never be on there level for most of the inspirational aspects that Marvel characters look up to, the only peeople inspired by Spidey who are fans themselves in the Marvel U most of the time is Flash and Deadpool ironically. Spidey needs some respect somehow.

Why does everyone like Cap btw(in universe), what does he got that Spidey doesn't.

There was one that looked up to him, Sun Girl, but because of the events of Superior Spider-man Team-up, he lost that respect.

Sun Girl
Superior Spider-man Team-up #7

#3 Edited by animehunter (1794 posts) - - Show Bio

From Newsarama

SPIDER-MAN Welcomes MS. MARVEL Into Pantheon of Heroes in October Team-Up

Ms. Marvel is Marvel’s newest addition to their line-up of heroes, but she’s still got a long way to go to be like the ones she’s modeled herself after. Luckily, she’s about to meet some of her idols. In next week’s Ms. Marvel #6, the Jersey girl Kamala Khan is set to team-up with one of Marvel’s signature heroes, but he’s far from an ideal role model: Wolverine. Series writer G. Willow Wilson tells Newsarama she’s wanted to write the mutant hero since childhood, and this issue brings an opportunity to show him and Kamala in a new light. In addition to that, Newsarama has learned that Ms. Marvel will cross paths someone Kamala has a “huge emotional parallel with” according to Wilson, Spider-Man himself, in October’s Amazing Spider-Man #7.

Last month’s Ms. Marvel #5 marked the end of her “origin” so to speak as she’s finally stepped up into her role and figured out her costume, but #6 and beyond is primed to show her transitioning from becoming a hero to acting like one – with not-so-perfect results says Wilson.

Newsarama: Willow, you now have five issues of Ms. Marvel on the stands and I’d wager you’re two or three issues ahead, at least, in the script. What’s it like now being in the thick of it? Has the new-ness worn off yet, and if so, what is it replaced by?

G. Willow Wilson: It's a whole other beast! I have a novelist's love of three-act structure, so to see the series open up---to go from the confines of an origin story to an ongoing book--is a leeeetle bit scary. Fortunately, my editor Sana Amanat and I planned out a bunch of story arcs way back in the development phase, so we have tons of ideas. Of course, all of this is complicated in a very interesting way the evolving nature of the Marvel Universe, and we have to be on our toes to make room for the larger forces at work.

Nrama: A few issues ago, we saw Kamala reveal her superhero identity to Bruno, and also officially take up the moniker of Ms. Marvel. To some that might be the end of a superhero’s “origin story” – but what would you say to that?

Wilson: Yes, in a sense. I think Ms. Marvel #5 wrapped it up pretty definitively--she has her costume, her name, her mission, and a big reveal of a totally off the wall enemy. From here, we really start to branch out. There's a lot more action.

Nrama: Unlike most comics, Ms. Marvel didn’t get to her “final” form in terms of costume as seen on the covers until last month’s Ms. Marvel. Can you talk about showing her get up to steam, so to speak, on what her first real costume is?

Wilson: In Ms. Marvel #5 we see the finished costume and the explanation about how it got to be the way it is. We really wanted to give this a DIY feel--Kamala is not a hero who just appears out of nowhere in a high-end molded latex outfit. So we put a lot of thought into where she could get the materials, what they would be like, etc etc.

Nrama: People think of superhero books as action books, but Spider-Man for example plays with action, drama and a lot of humor – humor you have in spades with Ms. Marvel. I can’t go without asking you, in particular, about that sleep mask in #4 and just in general about humor as a facet of the book for you?

Wilson: We had two ways we could have played this series: as a very earnest, serious set piece for Diversity, or as a very down to earth, self-consciously funny, relatable book. We went with the latter, because really, why wouldn't you. It's so much more fun. Adrian Alphona and I try to make maximum use of Kamala's environment, both to set the stage for her adventures and her friends, and also to add humor, often in the form of Adrian's brilliant sight gags.

Nrama: This month’s Ms. Marvel #6 promises a team-up with Wolverine. Tell us about that.

Wilson: I've been wanting to write this character since I was ten years old. I think people who are used to seeing him in his element will be surprised and amused--I hope in a good way--to see him in Kamala's.

Nrama: OK, so we know Kamala’s favorite superhero is Captain Marvel. In the solicits for #7 it mentioned Wolverine is in her top 5 – could you tell us who are the other three in contention for those other top spots on Kamala’s superhero fandom?

Wilson: Probably Captain America, Storm and Reed Richards. She really goes for paladin types. (And failing that, geeks.) Plus, all those characters are semi-local…she would literally have seen them flying around, appearing in the tabloids, saving the city next door--if she was living in the greater New York City area, these characters would be fixtures of her childhood. That's what I try to keep in mind.

Nrama: Marvel seems to have a thriving teen hero team contingent between the Jean Grey kids, New Warriors, the All-New X-Men kids, Young Avengers, Avengers Undercover, and a couple others. Kamala’s a teen – could you see her at some point joining a team of like-aged heroes?

Wilson: I totally could. I think she would get along really well with a lot of the kids in the teen Marvel contingent.

Nrama: I think one of the reasons people enjoy this book is the fact it’s a second generation hero in some regards. I’m not talking about the lineage, but about the idea of a fan of superheroes looking to become the thing they idolize – acknowledging superhero fandom, to some degree. What would you say about Kamala’s reasons here for becoming a hero and her roots as a fan?

Wilson: Her idea of what a hero should be--and probably no small portion of her bravery--comes from being a fan. She's already invested in this world. There is no question in her mind that when you see something going wrong, and you have the means to help, you must help. And that comes from having these other characters in her life, if only on her computer screen and the posters on her walls. Kamala is really the next logical step in the Marvel U--she's a superhero who grew up with superhero culture; she's an American growing up in a changing America. I think that's why so many different people love her. I know it's why I do.

--- #7 Variant Cove

--- #7 Cover featuring Kamala Khan

#4 Posted by animehunter (1794 posts) - - Show Bio

Preview: Superior Spider-Man #32 (Unlettered) - OUT August 6th, 2014


• Extra-sized monumental issue, including a story drawn by living legend ADAM KUBERT (ORIGIN 2, AVX)!

• How is the Superior Spider-Man still around? Where is he? What is he doing? The road to SPIDER-VERSE STARTS HERE!




#5 Edited by animehunter (1794 posts) - - Show Bio

From Bleeding Cool

The Amazing Spider-man #4 cover Variance

The grass is always greener. And someone else’s cover to the comic you wanted to buy is always more desirable than the comic you have in front of you. This is the way of things. Welcome to Cover Variance on Bleeding Cool where we collect a few of the recently released….

An Amazing Spider-Man #4 retailer exclusive variant by J Scott Campbell for Conquest-Comics. But be warned, when Campbell posted a link to the store, it crashed their website! They’ve fixed it now, and will have copies at the Toy Matrix booth at San Diego Comic Con In colour, black and white and reverse black and white. larger version available "yet"

#6 Posted by animehunter (1794 posts) - - Show Bio


I'm talking about the Stan Lee run, in the 19 60


Sorry man; my bad, your comment had me thinking you were insulted my opinion. My fault.

Ah, you might mentioned the year 1960s, would have been less confusing

#7 Posted by animehunter (1794 posts) - - Show Bio

From Newsarama, Please visit the original page at least once to show your support to the writer of the article

SPIDER-MANDATE: On the Lowe Road to "Spider-Verse" & Comic-Con

Welcome to SPIDER-MANDATE, CBR's regular column featuring the lowdown on everything Spider-Man. Whether it's the core adventures in "Amazing Spider-Man," the origin story in "Amazing Spider-Man: Learning to Crawl" or the upcoming titles coming to Spidey's corner of the Marvel U, Peter Parker and company have a lot on their plates. Shepherding the flock of Web-Swinging titles is Marvel Senior Editor Nick Lowe, who brings his years of experience as head of the X-Men books to Spider-Man -- and it means he's the man with all the answers when it comes to what's up with Peter Parker and Co.

SPIDER-MANDATE: "Learning to Crawl" with Nick Lowe

This week, Lowe takes on the Black Cat's recently redesigned costume, "Amazing Spider-Man" #4 serving as new character Silk's big introduction to the Marvel U, the importance of "Edge of Spider-Verse" and "Spider-Verse's" diversity of Spider-People and much more. Plus, he teases when readers can expect more Spider-Man-related announcements on the road to Comic-Con International 2014.

CBR News: Nick, the Black Cat was reintroduced in "Amazing Spider-Man" #3 with a brand new design -- and this is a character that hasn't seen a costume redesign almost since her original appearance. What was the process like redesigning the character's outfit to gel with where she is now in the Marvel Universe?

Nick Lowe: Well, Dan [Slott] talked about it a little in the script, and Humberto [Ramos] sent in one design and it was awesome. It was a very easy process! But the big thing that Humberto did with the design that I loved was that Humberto made it so that the only white was her hair, and really dug into the black in the fur around her collar and elbows -- and that cool belt/tail accessory. His redesign is, I think, so freaking cool.

What do you think about redesigning character costumes? How do you feel about going back and updating costumes like Black Cat to reflect where they are in the modern universe?

Well, it was all story-based. She went through a big change, getting her secret identity outed and her life torn apart. We wanted something to reflect that, of course -- but nothing's sacred. I was on the X-Men books for a long time, and within that time we had three or four major whole group costume change. But for me, that's half the fun of comics. It's something Steve Wacker did great with Dan Slott before my time on the Spidey books. The amount of costumes they've had in the past couple years I've found astonishing, cool and just fun -- especially for a character like Spidey. I love it in comics when someone's costume changes, even if it's just for a little while -- trying something out and seeing how it goes. Plus, you get to see the rage and fire-up, then people missing it after it's gone. It cracks me up.

Much like the Superior Spider-Man, as it were.


Speaking of character designs, from the solicitations, Silk is going to get a pretty big focus in "Amazing Spider-Man" #4. What can readers expect from the issue? Is this really going to be Silk's coming-out party, so to speak?

Oh, big time. It's a huge Silk-focused issue, and it's something that we've been lightly building toward since the very first issue. Dan is kind of leaning into it beyond that. ["Amazing Spider-Man" #4] is very Silk-focused. We dig into her history and what her story is. It ties into some stories from the past, and really leans hard into stuff that's coming -- like "Spider-Verse."

RELATED: Lowe, Hine & Latour Take Readers to the "Edge of Spider-Verse"

"Spider-Verse" is definitely something I want to touch on. Since we last spoke, "Edge of Spider-Verse" got announced, and the most intriguing thing about it seems to be that you're looking at some never-before-seen versions of Spider-Man in the series. How much of "Spider-Verse" will also contain some wholly original alternate Spider-Men or Women?

It's a whole new smorgasbord. There are Spider-Men of old, Spider-Men of new, people we've seen recently, people we haven't seen in years -- that's one of the things I'm really into: having things that we haven't seen before -- brand-new visions out there. For me, the key to "Edge of Spider-Verse" was to get as wide a ranging talent pool as possible; from known quantities and people who have worked a lot at Marvel to people who haven't worked at all at Marvel before. I'm really proud with what we ended up with and the huge variety we've got on these "Edge of Spider-Verse" issues.

I'm glad you mentioned some of that diverse talent on "Edge of Spider-Verse." "Umbrella Academy" creator Gerard Way recently spoke with CBR about his take on an alt-Spider-Man. I also got the impression that you've wanted to work with Gerard for a while on a project.

Yes! He's been my white whale for several years. I've had my harpoon at the ready, sailing the seven seas, looking for Gerard Way. We've communicated a bunch, we'd met at New York Comic Con a couple times, and we'd been in touch ever since then. It was something he could finally fit in his schedule and into his wheelhouse. I'm so pumped up. He's almost done with the script, Jake Wyatt is hard at work on the pages, and it's such a great issue. Gerard is fantastic -- anybody who's read "Umbrella Academy" knows this. I'm just stoked that we finally were able to make something happen. It's my goal to continue the seduction of getting Gerard to write more Marvel Comics.

"Edge of Spider-Verse" has one returning Spider-Man -- Spider-Man Noir -- and four other Spider-People that are an even split between male and female. As readers approach Spider-Verse, is there an impetus to include as much diversity as possible?

There is an interest to make it as diverse a cast as possible. A lot of the characters we're going to be meeting in the events of Spider-Verse are characters that we've met before. They're published and created in very different times, and most of them are based on Peter Parker -- so you don't always get such a great diversity. But at the same time, we're blessed with characters like Miles Morales, the Ultimate Spider-Man; Spider-Man India who's going to have a role; Gwen Stacy Spider-Woman has a big part; Silk has a huge part; Jessica Drew, Spider-Woman -- we are trying to make the cast as diverse as possible because that's generally how we like to do it here, and because it's the right thing to do. That's something that's in our thoughts as we try to figure out who is in and who isn't in the story.

There's been a lot of support -- especially in the CBR Community -- to include May "Mayday" Parker, the MC2 Spider-Girl, in "Spider-Verse." While I know you can't spoil anything here, is it fair to say that there will be a lot of fan-favorites like Mayday making an appearance?

Oh, yeah. We're definitely leaning into the fan favorites for sure. There will also be some Mayday Parker news coming up as well.

RELATED: Dan Slott Unveils "Spider-Verse," Featuring "Every Spider-Man Ever"

One of the major Spider-Man related releases coming down the line this month is the 100th Anniversary issue of Spider-Man. As an editor overseeing the 100th Anniversary project, how did you approach helping to develop a concept of where Spider-Man might be in the Marvel Universe at Marvel's 100th Anniversary?

I was definitely involved in all the 100th Anniversary issues, but the credit for the visionary thinking of those go to the editors on the individual books and the creators they've pulled in. For the "Spider-Man 100th Anniversary," that was the baby of [editor] Jake Thomas and Sean Ryan and In-Hyuk Lee. I wish I could claim more credit because it's a terrific issue. They really just wanted to boil down who Spider-Man is and tell a story that both shows off some possible history between now and 2061, and they really came up with some incredibly creative ideas with what could happen between now and then. We just tried to let imaginations run as wild as possible with the 100th Anniversary books.

This month sees the release of Peter David and Will Sliney's highly anticipated "Spider-Man 2099." I know we've talked about this quite a bit in the past, but as head editor, you have a chance to really see further down the line than anyone what the team has planned. How big is editorial's commitment to really making Miguel O'Hara a larger part of the Marvel Universe?

Well, just the fact that his comeback was part of Dan Slott's "Superior Spider-Man" should be a huge indicator of that. Dan Slott, Peter David, Ellie Pyle -- the editor on "Spider-Man 2099" -- and myself just had a lunch where we worked on the "Spider-Verse" issues of "2099," and also discussed stuff that happens before and after that ties it closely to Spider-continuity. We're all-in on "Spider-Man 2099." We're so excited about the book and between getting Peter back for it and the amazing talent of Will Sliney -- not only is he a super talented artist, but he's a really nice guy. I got to meet him when he was in town for Special Edition: NYC. It's a terrific book, and there are some huge things coming. [Miguel]'s going to play a huge part in "Spider-Verse," and coming out of Spider-Verse is one of the coolest macro stories that I've ever heard of that Peter and Ellie came up with. It's a fascinating, fascinating concept. I don't want to talk too much about it now, but it is super mind-bending and really, really cool. It plays into the cleverest areas of Peter's manic brain.

Obviously, we've got San Diego coming up, so I know there's not much you can tease about the future. It's probably fair to say that there are some fairly big announcements coming down the line. Is there anything in particular Spider-Fans should be paying attention to as the big week approaches?

We're going to have a ton of Spider-announcements leading up to it -- a lot of "Spider-Verse"-related stuff, there will be a huge "Spider-Verse" panel at San Diego with a bunch of announcements. I'm super stoked for this stuff to see the light of day because we've been working on it really hard for a while. It's really high on our list of what to do. There's really exciting stuff coming up, including some new titles that are "Spider-Verse" related and even things beyond that. It's really cool.

Got a question for Nick Lowe about Spider-Man and associated concepts? Go ahead and throw a post into our official Spider-Mandate questions thread on the CBR Community!

Next week, X-POSITION will return in its regularly scheduled slot! Stay tuned for details about next week's guest!

Senior Editor Nick Lowe unlocks the secrets of Spider-Man's universe in SPIDER-MANDATE

EXCLUSIVE "Superior Foes of Spider-Man" #14 art by Steve Lieber


EXCLUSIVE: "Superior Foes" #14 art by Rich Ellis


Lowe said there are big plans for Miguel O'Hara since his return to the Marvel U

EXCLUSIVE: "Spider-Man 2099" #2 art by Will Sliney & Antonio Fabela

#8 Posted by animehunter (1794 posts) - - Show Bio

By the way guys; here are my reviews for TASM issues 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and I'll be reviewing issue 6 later on:

Only issues 1-3 have been released the rest are 1.1 & 1.2, the order would be this TASM#1, TASM#1.1, TASM#2, TASM#1.2, TASM#3

Next issues are

  • 1.3 - July 9th, 2014 - This Week
  • 4 - July 23rd, 2014 (Marvel says 16th, but I think this is wrong)
  • 1.4 - August 6th, 2014
  • 5 - August 20th, 2014
  • 1.5 - September 3rd, 2014
  • 6 - September 17th, 2014
  • 7 - October 1st, 2014
  • 8 - October 15th, 2014
  • 9 - October 29th, 2014 -might be wrong (Spider-verse begins)
#9 Edited by animehunter (1794 posts) - - Show Bio

Peter & Mary Jane Tribute

Peter Parker's Love Life

#10 Posted by animehunter (1794 posts) - - Show Bio

From Newsarama, Please visit the original page at least once to show your support to the writer of the article

SPIDER-MAN 100th ANNIVERSARY Special: New Symbiote, Same Spidey

Every Spider-Man fan has trenchant anticipation as to what Marvel’s wall-crawler will do next – so what would they do if they could see what he’s going to do in the far-flung future? People will get that answer next week in the one-shot story 100th Anniversary Special – Spider-Man. Created as part of a broad and hyberbolic look at the future 100th Anniversary of these characters created in 1961, writer Sean and Ryan and artist In-Hyuk Lee are providing a glimpse into the future of a Spider-Man comic from the year 2061.

Newsarama talked with Ryan about this flash-forward story, taking this tongue-in-cheek fictional anniversary and delving into a series story that sees Spider-Man facing off against a classic adversary, meeting a new symbiote, and getting a new costume.

Newsarama: Sean, what can you tell us about this story in 100th Anniversary Special – Spider-Man?

Sean Ryan: The story in this issue is the last part of huge eight issue story that sees Peter Parker getting a new costume. A techno-symbiote suit. So it’s a symbiote suit that has outstanding wi-fi. And since it’s the future, everything is connected to the internet, so basically, it’s a powerful suit that can control everything. Our issue is the last part of the story that sees Peter getting rid of the suit and all the fallout from that.

Nrama: Spider-Man’s changed a lot from his birth in the 1960s to now here in 2014. Who is he – both literally and figuratively – in 2061?

Ryan: Has he changed that much? I think what I love about Spider-Man, and what this 100th Anniversary issue is sort of about is how great of a simple concept Spider-Man is, and how Spider-Man will basically never change. Sure, he might get a black costume, or six arms, or join the Fantastic Four, but at the end of the day, he’s a guy just like us, who’s trying to do the right thing. With great power, comes great responsibility, I think will be as relevant to people 50 years from now, as much as it was fifty years ago.

Nrama: The Kingpin got his start as a Spider-Man villain, but people know him best as a Daredevil adversary. What’s he doing here as the key villain in this 2061 tale?

Ryan: Yeah, he’s a Daredevil villain, but I’ve always considered him a pretty important Spider-Man villain. That might be the influence of the 90’s Spider-Man cartoon on me. I seem to remember him all over that show. He’s basically the big bad here. The story revolves around power and the abuse of unearned power. And when I was thinking of a villain who goes with the abuse of power, Kingpin seemed like a perfect fit.

Nrama: And he has in his hands a techno-symbiote. That means Venom right – but a techno-Venom?

Ryan: Right. It’s a new symbiote. As I said above, it’s a symbiote, but one that’s connected to the internet. It gives you the usual powers a symbiote gives you, but now you can basically control everything, because I can’t imagine that in 50 years everything won’t be connected to the internet.

Nrama: Spider-Man stories have been as much about New York as it is Spider-Man’s adversaries. What’s the wall-crawler’s town like now? Does he still maneuver around town in the traditional swinging way, or is there hovercars or something changing that?

Ryan: Ha! Yeah, this story definitely takes place in New York. And Spider-Man’s way of getting around town is still swinging. (Though he doesn’t actually do any swinging in this issue.) As for the New York of 2061, we don’t go too far into what the city’s like. I didn’t want it to get too crazy as to distract from the story. But it plays an important role. Central Park, specifically. In-Hyuk Lee did an amazing job designing a great future looking New York City. One of the big changes you’ll see is that cars don’t hover, but they do drive themselves. Like everything else in the future, it’s all the internet, so people can just get into their car and watch TV as their car gets them to where they want to go.

Nrama: You mentioned earlier that this one-off issue is envisioned by you as the finale of a fictional 8-part storyarc as if ripped straight from the comic shelves of 2061. How much planning did you go into making this not just a one-off story, but seemingly a glimpse into a future with a lot of water under the bridge?

Ryan: I did a pretty decent amount of planning. I basically outlined the whole eight issue story inside my head, so I could figure out and make sense of how we got to where we are at the beginning of this story. There are certainly hints in this issue to what has come before. Unfortunately, I couldn’t get in a mention of Silver Sable in this issue, because she plays a big role earlier in the story. Trust me, it was great stuff.

Nrama: This might be out of nowhere, but I have to ask: “Spider-Verse” is coming up – any chance we could see this Spider-Man in there as well?

Ryan: That is certainly an interesting idea! But honestly, I wouldn’t hold your breath for that.

Nrama: Last question – I know this is just a one-off story, but could you see yourself returning to this Spider-Man?

Ryan: Yeah, of course. But to me, this Spider-Man is just like the Spider-Man now. The world around Spider-Man might always be changing, but at his core, I think Spider-Man will always be who he is.