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In September, Peter Parker is going to have to deal with something really really big – Earth shattering even. To celebrate the huge event, Marvel has sent Major Spoilers the variant covers to the big Spider-event.

It all kicks off in Amazing Spider-Man #544, and you can take the jump to see the covers.

ASM544Cover_Quesada.jpgASM544Cover_Marko.jpgAMAZING SPIDER-MAN #544
Written by J. MICHAEL STRACZYNSKI
Pencils & 50/50 Cover by JOE QUESADA
50/50 Cover by MARKO DJURDJEVIC

“One More Day,” Part 1 of 4
Rated A …$3.99
FOC—8/16/07, On-Sale—9/5/07
One More Day finds Peter Parker in his darkest hour, with the stakes higher than ever before and those closest to him about to disappear forever. What roles do guest-stars Doctor Strange and Iron Man play? When all is said and done, this will be even more controversial, more shocking than Spider-Man’s unmasking!

FNSM24cover_quesada.jpgFNSM24cover_marko.jpgFRIENDLY NEIGHBORHOOD SPIDER-MAN #24
Written by J. MICHAEL STRACZYNSKI
Pencils & 50/50 Cover by JOE QUESADA
50/50 Cover by MARKO DJURDJEVIC

“One More Day,” Part 2 of 4
Rated A …$3.99
FOC—9/6/07, On-Sale—9/26/07
What would you do if you only had one more day? That’s a question Peter Parker answers this fall…and the Marvel Universe will never be the same again!

SensationalSM41cover_quesada.jpgSensationalSM41cover_marko.jpgSENSATIONAL SPIDER-MAN #41
Written by J. MICHAEL STRACZYNSKI
Pencils & 50/50 Cover by JOE QUESADA
50/50 Cover by MARKO DJURDJEVIC

“ONE MORE DAY” Part 3
Rated A …$3.99
FOC—10/11/07, On-Sale—10/31/07

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Stephen Schleicher

Stephen Schleicher

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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12 Comments

  1. Jeff
    August 1, 2007 at 7:11 pm — Reply

    Five quatloos says that this is the lead-in to the continuity reboot rumors that have been floating around the Web. Aunt May will be dead, Mary Jane will be dying, something awful will have happened to the whole of the 616 universe, and Doctor Strange and Iron Man (polar opposites – technology and magic, pro- and anti-registration, “soul” of the respective new flavors of the Avengers, etc.) will turn to the one person who saw the good and bad in both sides of Civil War, etc., and put the fate of the Universe in Spider-Man’s hands.

    Spider-Man will then turn the clock back to some point prior to his marriage to Mary Jane, and will A) retain his memories of the alternate timeline, to “correct the mistakes that were made”, or B) will have to give up his knowledge of the future to “save it” or some other such bullshit, or C) will go back in time with his memories in tact, but they’ll be lost/stolen, etc. and their recovery will be a major on-again, off-again plot point and “event” hook for Marvel for years to come, ala the various DC Crises.

    Or not. I’m just sayin’ is all.

  2. Jeff
    August 1, 2007 at 7:49 pm — Reply

    When did the bring back the old Spider-Man logo/typeface? I always liked it better than the “jagged edge” Spider-Man (what was that all about anyway – looked like a cheesy 50s horror film font).

  3. Maximus Rift
    August 1, 2007 at 8:49 pm — Reply

    All 3 choices would suck so bad that it’s would make Clone Wars II look good. I really hope MJ survives and will still be married to Peter, cause I don’t want to see a 30-something geek trying to get back into the dating scene. I also don’t look forward to seeing him fishing for a job (much less him going back to photographer) or trying to make this month’s rent.

    Why does Marvel treat Spider-Man like crap? DC doesn’t try to divorce Clark and Lois or try to put Dick Grayson back in a Robin costume. I’m not saying DC hasn’t hosed their characters, but I don’t remember them doing it to this degree. I could be wrong.

  4. Brother129
    August 1, 2007 at 10:25 pm — Reply

    I don’t think you are, Maximus Rift. Nobody gets the screws to him worse then Peter Parker. This constant angst worked well when he was younger, but this is downright depressing.

  5. August 2, 2007 at 12:04 am — Reply

    I have to agree. Marvel seems to think that every one of their characters needs to have their schtick cranked up to eleven, and Spider-Man’s thing is “hard-luck hero.”

    If they reboot Marvel, I’ll probably use it as an excuse to walk away…

  6. Jeff
    August 2, 2007 at 6:49 am — Reply

    When I was a pre-teen and during my early teen years, I was a loyal Marvel fan. Their stories weren’t ridiculous like most of the Pre-Crisis DC stuff, but weren’t so melodramatic that I wanted to sit in a tub of warm watter and cut my wrists clean to my elbows after reading them. Then four things happened that turned me off to Marvel and onto DC:

    1) Tony Stark’s alcoholism/Rhody as the “new” Iron Man story that just drug on, and on, and on, and on. So I feel your pain, Spider-Fans.

    2) X-Men artwork that turned to crap along with story lines centered on Nightmares of Future Past years after that story (which was awesome) that NEVER ENDED.

    3) A general trend toward brooding anti-heroes in fetish gear instead of honest-to-goodness comic book heroes in colorful costumes doing heroic things. I don’t want to name names *cough Gambit, Deadpool, Longshot, Malice Mistress of Pain, Venom, Whiplash, Cable, Storm, cough* though.

    4) COIE brought Captain Marvel back into continuity and – more importantly – print at DC and (for a short while anyway) the DCU made sense. More sense, even, than Marvel IMO.

    Needless to say, I haven’t read either company’s crap, excuse me, books in years, though I follow what happens online pretty faithfully.

    Where oh where have all the heroes gone?

  7. Sanlear
    August 2, 2007 at 7:00 am — Reply

    Same here. A reboot would be a kick in the face to those who have collected Marvel comics for years and enjoy continuity.

  8. Jim
    August 2, 2007 at 8:21 am — Reply

    I don’t understand this. Does Marvel really think their fans will support this? Isn’t this a kick in the teeth of fans – “All those stories that you’ve followed and loved (and the horrible ones you had to trudge through). Yeah, those are totally irrelevant now…”

    Joey Q. has go on record repeatedly as being adamantly against the wedding (it was done for newspapers and gets Spidey away from his roots, according to him). He’s also said, though, that they will not get divorced. So I guess that leaves MJ dying or some time/continuity jump. Personally, I like the marriage. I like that the characters hasn’t remained the same for over forty years. Some development and, banish the thought, growth is good. It’s fun to see Spidey badass sometimes, but I agree that we don’t need to see him maudlin all the time.

    I also wonder about this 3x a month Amazing decision. Having multiple writers and artists seems like a recipe for disaster. And I don’t know that the title can keep up the sales. It’s not like everyone who reads Amazing reads Sensational and Friendly….

  9. Brother129
    August 2, 2007 at 1:29 pm — Reply

    Is anyone else besides me really jazzed about the new creative teams? Well, Slott and McNiven especially…

  10. thatguy
    August 2, 2007 at 11:59 pm — Reply

    Heroes Reborn anyone? A reboot will be a MAJOR failure…

  11. SilverWebs
    August 23, 2007 at 4:40 pm — Reply

    Have to say that the majority of Spider-man fans are beginning to feel some real anomisty to Marvel’s current management. Seems so many have one foot out the door if this reboot thing happens. It’s a real shame since the creative teams really seem honest in their desire to produce a good product. Would love to give them a chance but as a long-time fan and collector, I just can’t handle another reboot.

    I count myself among the MJ fans and if the marriage is supernaturally ended, I’ll sit out the next year until (hopefully) sales plummit and Marvel is forced to make a change. It’s been tried before and the sales figures spoke for themselves.

    Like a said, I’ll give this a chance and hope others will as well. JQ would do an awful lot of good if he gave the fans something positive to go on. Right now, anger is just building. Anger for the reboot theory and the marriage issue. Not the anticipation he desires.

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