With the Spider-Man III movie hitting US theaters this weekend, it makes perfect sense to play on the characters and villains from the movie throughout the various Spider-Man titles from Marvel. The company has sent Major Spoilers a sneak peek at the upcoming Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man Annual #1 featuring the oigin of the Sandman.

Written by PETER DAVID

One of Spider-Man’s classic foes returns in Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man Annual #1, as readers are treated to Sandman: Year One, featuring the origin of the Sandman. The man who would become Flint Marko, and later the villainous Sandman, wasn’t always a bad seed, so what set him down this path? And how does Spider-Man figure into it? These answers, and more, arrive in a story by fan-favorite writer Peter David and artists Ronan Cliquet, which shows the Sandman in quite a different light than ever before! Then in a backup tale by David and artist Colleen Doran, you’ll be moved by this story about a homeless girl who loves Spider-Man in a story entitled “LEAH.”


Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man Annual #1 arrives May 23 for $3.99.

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  1. May 1, 2007 at 1:12 pm — Reply

    ‘Pretty much the story of my life…going nowhere fast’.

    This, for me, cements the idea of William Baker as a compassionate, tragic character forever. Thankyou Mr. PAD.

    A bit shaky on the ‘Sand’ references, though…

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Stephen Schleicher began his career writing for the Digital Media Online community of sites, including Digital Producer and Creative Mac covering all aspects of the digital content creation industry. He then moved on to consumer technology, and began the Coolness Roundup podcast. A writing fool, Stephen has freelanced for Sci-Fi Channel's Technology Blog, and Gizmodo. Still longing for the good ol' days, Stephen launched Major Spoilers in July 2006, because he is a glutton for punishment.

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