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It’s new comics tomorrow, what’s everyone getting? Don’t know!? Well, we’ll have this week’s previews starting today, but up first a list of this week’s releases and our picks!

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The Mary Sue – This Batgirl/Nightwing Themed Wedding is Relevant to Our Interests Pretty cute idea.

Kotaku – Comics Writer Greg Rucka ‘Will Cut a Throat’ to Work on Mass Effect Make this happen!

Kotaku – Iron Man 3 To Get China Centric “Prologue”Who said this would be a failure? This guy!

CBR – DC Ends “Legion of Super Heroes,” “Demon Knights” & More In AugustAnyone shocked?

The Mary Sue – The Walking Dead Movie Rumors Lurch Back to Life, On the Hunt for BrainsHmm.

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The weekend is almost here! How are folks planning on spending it?

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Bleeding Cool – Phoenix Jones To Create His Own Batman Inc, And Expand To The UK Ok then.

Kotaku – These Superhero Suits Cost US$200,000 I want this movie to come out in the US!

 

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ICv2 – The Case of Charles Dexter Ward TP

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The Beat – Hawken: Genesis

CBR – Hawkeye #9

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Preview – The FF Get Superior In Avenging Spider-Man #17!

Marvel has released a preview of Avenging Spider-Man #17 from Chris Yost and Paco Medina! The Superior Spider-Man is forced to work with the FF as the literal future comes crashing in on them, threating to destroy the Foundation itself and expose Spider-Man’s ultimate secret! Can Spider-Man play nice with the kids of the Future Foundation while keeping the future at bay? Find out this February in Avenging Spider-Man #17!

AVENGING SPIDER-MAN #17 (DEC120683)
Written by CHRIS YOST
Pencils by PACO MEDINA
Cover by PAOLO RIVERA
FOC – 2/4/13, ON-SALE – 2/27/13

AvengingSpiderMan_17_Cover

Review – Amazing Spider-Man #700, Avenging Spider-Man #15.1 & Superior Spider-Man #1

I’ve been holding off of writing a review for Amazing Spider-Man #700 and Avenging Spider-Man #15.1, because I wanted to see if my hunches were true and as a whole I was guessing the issues would enhance each other. The whole being more enjoyable than the parts. Well, interestingly it is, but the parts are excellent on their own too. Now on to the reviews…

Amazing Spider-Man #700

AmazingSpiderMan+700_CoverThis is, the “final” issue to the long running series and the “end” (or is it the beginning) or Dan Slott’s controversial storyline. Peter Parker in Doctor Octopus’s body has to battle Doctor Octopus in Peter Parker’s body. Who will win? Well, if you someone how not been in front of a computer or news show, you should read the comic.

I myself am relatively new to Slott’s run to Spider-Man, but have heard some great stuff about it. I started a few issues ago with the big “reveal” issue. I needed to see what was up and I was impressed then.

Going into this comic, you know what’s going to happen, but the question is, how well does keyboard cat play Parker off? Slott masterfully closes out this chapter of his story and does it with a great reflection upon what it is to be Spider-Man.

Peter realizing that he’s beat has some words for Ock and in it gives the villain a choice. Ock can use his power for evil, or this is his moment to attempt redemption. We’ll see that play out over time, but it’s a nice closing moment to the chapter. It’s quiet, somber and fairly mute. That’s the way it should have been and should be.

I’m sure these changes will revert back to the way it was by the time the next Spidey movie comes out, but Slott’s writing is so solid that even a controversial move like he’s done has you cheering for him as a writer. The man is a master and loves his Spider-Man, it’s clear in the writing and under his guidance, I’m along for the ride to see where he takes us.

Seeing the issue is such a huge number (700!) we get all kinds of extras including some entertaining extra strips and a look back at all of the covers. All of them are great and the extra material makes the cover price worth it. A solid package overall.

Story: Dan Slott with J.M. DeMatteis and Jen Van Meter Art: Humberto Ramos with Giuseppe Camuncoli and Stephanie Buscema

Story: 8.5 Art: 8.5 Overall: 8.5 Recommendation: Buy

Avenging Spider-Man #15.1

AvengingSpiderMan_15_1_CoverMarvel’s Point One comics initiative has been a massive let down generally. My understanding is the comic’s point is to allow new readers to easily catch up on what’s come before. It’s a primer issue that creates an easy to identify jumping on point. Very few have met that goal.

Now, on to this issue. It actually meets it’s goal! We get a round up and explanation of Otto as Peter Parker/Spider-Man. How it happened, what’s on his mind, what his current motivation is. It’s all there.

This is an actual hopping on point for new readers, hallelujah! I’d actually say folks should grab a copy of this and read it before Superior Spider-Man #1, it does it’s job and does it’s job really well.

Story: Chris Yost Art: Paco Medina Cover: Paolo Rivera

Story: 8 Art: 8 Overall: 8 Recommendation: Buy

Superior Spider-Man #1

SuperiorSpiderMan_01_CoverOk, I’m hooked on Dan Slott’s Spider-Man. I’m digging the story of Otto as Peter Parker/Spider-Man. We get a new spin on the idea of redemption of “with great power” but in this case from the villain’s perspective.

This first issue sees Otto taking on a new Sinister Six. He uses his brilliance to devise a bunch of new items to make life easier, and coming to a realization (and what seems a bit appreciation) for what Peter was doing during their battles. How Otto comes at these problems to solve them is new. We don’t get the old schtick that Spidey would do. We get Otto’s take and that should be some of the most entertaining aspects of the series.

There’s also Otto pursuing Mary Jane. Many people screamed “rape” when this was first explored, but so far Otto has seemed to have some qualms about it when it first came up in a previous issue. Yes they go on a date, but that’s it. The man is pure arrogance and his new found obsession of being a superior Spidey of course takes priority when it comes to his focus. I’m predicting when he’s given a chance to sleep with MJ he actually decides not too, his conscience getting in the way.

My only issue with this first issue is Otto’s motivation isn’t quite upfront as much. He’s dived into Peter’s life and wants to prove how great he is, but why isn’t he committing crime instead? There was that nice moment between Peter and Otto at the end of Amazing Spider-Man #700, but I’m not completely convinced that’d be enough to turn him so quickly to do good. But, that doesn’t detract from this first issue at all.

Ryan Stegman’s art is unreal. He seems to have been made to draw Spider-Man, the flow of the comic and detail is awesome and combined with Slott’s art, that’s going to be an amazing combination.

It’s pretty clear where this is all going and what the likely end result will be. That was clear in Amazing Spider-Man #700, but with Slott writing it’ll be entertaining no matter how foreshadowed it is.

Story: Dan Slott Art: Ryan Stegman

Story: 8.25 Art: 8.5 Overall: 8.25 Recommendation: Buy

Peter Parker Spins His Final Web in Amazing Spider-Man #700

Peter Parker is gone, long live Spider-Man! In the special, once in a life-time anniversary spectacular Amazing Spider-Man #700, on-sale today, writer Dan Slott and artist Humberto Ramos bring readers the final fight between Doctor Octopus and Spider-Man! But as Peter Parker takes his last breath, his deadliest enemy gets the ultimate revenge by assuming the identity of Spider-Man and the life that belonged to him! But just how will Doc Ock be the Superior Super Hero?  What does it mean for the Marvel Universe and Earth’s Mightiest? Find out as Slott & Ramos re-invent the World’s Most Popular Super Hero like you never thought possible in Amazing Spider-Man #700! And the story doesn’t stop there! Also on sale today, fan favorite creators Chris Yost and Paco Medina bring you the Superior Spider-Man on a mission that brings his past, present and future colliding together in the must read, Avenging Spider-Man #15.1! Amazing Spider-Man #700 and Avenging Spider-Man #15.1 are already sold out at the distributor level—but  second printings will arrive in stores on January 30th.

On January 9th, Marvel launches Superior Spider-Man #1, an all-new ongoing series from Slott and superstar artist Ryan Stegman! Shipping twice-monthly, Superior Spider-Man launches a new chapter in the Marvel mythos, as Doctor Octopus strikes out on his own to be the greatest Spider-Man this world has ever known. But can he keep up the ruse? Will Spidey’s closest allies discover the fate of Peter Parker? And can this Spider-Man truly be a hero?

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #700
Written by DAN SLOTT with JM DEMATTEIS & JEN VAN METER
Art by HUMBERTO RAMOS with GIUSEPPE CAMUNCOLI & STEPHANIE BUSCEMA
Cover by MR. GARCIN
ON-SALE NOW!

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #700 SECOND PRINTING VARIANT (NOV128135)
Written by DAN SLOTT with JM DEMATTEIS & JEN VAN METER
Art by HUMBERTO RAMOS with GIUSEPPE CAMUNCOLI & STEPHANIE BUSCEMA
Cover by MR. GARCIN
FOC – 1/7/13, ON SALE 1/30/13

AVENGING SPIDER-MAN #15.1
Written by CHRIS YOST
Art by PACO MEDINA
Cover by PAOLO RIVERA
ON-SALE NOW!

AVENGING SPIDER-MAN #15.1 SECOND PRINTING VARIANT (NOV128017)
Written by CHRIS YOST
Art by PACO MEDINA
Cover by PAOLO RIVERA
FOC – 1/7/13, ON SALE 1/30/13

SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN #1 (NOV120633)
Written by DAN SLOTT
Art & Cover by RYAN STEGMAN
ON SALE – 1/9/13

AmazingSpiderMan+700_Cover AvengingSpiderMan_15_1_Cover SuperiorSpiderMan_01_Cover

Pick of the Week – Mara #1

It’s a small batch of comic books out this week, but even in a packed week, Brian Wood‘s Mara #1 would be a top contender. The series set in a future where sports is a global competition (even more so now), all eyes are on Mara, a volleyball playing goddess. There’s lots of set up in the first issue with amazing art that fits Wood’s solid story telling. This is a hell of a start of what I’m sure will be another classic series by one of my favorite writers.

  • Mara #1 – see above
  • Amazing Spider-Man #700 – It’s the end of an era as this long running series comes to an end. A new Spider-Man is up next which brings us to…
  • Avenging Spider-Man #15.1 – The possible first appearance of the new Spider-Man.
  • Deathmatch #1 – BOOM!’s latest series helps us answer the question of who would win the fight between two characters we know we’ve all had.
  • Aquaman #15 – DC’s revamp has made Aquaman an A-lister. In a week with few releases, you should find out why yourself.

Preview – The Final Issue Of Amazing Spider-Man!

Marvel has released a preview of Amazing Spider-Man #700, from the blockbuster creative team of Dan Slott and Humberto Ramos. It’s the most anticipated comic of the year, and on December 26th, fans will truly see the end of Amazing Spider-Man! Celebrate the end of Marvel’s year long celebration of an amazing 50 years featuring the World’s Greatest Super Hero with 104 action-packed pages that when all is said and done, will leave you demanding more! Plus stories by JM DeMatteis and Giuseppe Camuncoli and Jen Van Meter and Stephanie Buscema  AND letters answered by Stan Lee! Secrets are revealed, but the twists and turns are not done yet – no fan can miss this!

And when you think all is lost, the must-read story continues in Avenging Spider-Man #15.1 by Chris Yost and Paco Medina! There’s a reason this is the ONLY other Marvel comic on sale December 26th. But the only way you’ll find out is by picking it up!

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #700 (OCT120626)
Written by DAN SLOTT with JM DEMATTEIS & JEN VAN METER
Art by HUMBERTO RAMOS with GIUSEPPE CAMUNCOLI & STEPHANIE BUSCEMA
Cover by MR. GARCIN
FOC- 11/26/12 On-Sale – 12/26/12

AVENGING SPIDER-MAN #15.1 (OCT120625)
Written by CHRIS YOST
Art by PACO MEDINA
Cover by PAOLO RIVERA
FOC- 11/26/12 On-Sale – 12/26/12

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