Marvel has released a sneak peek of Amazing Spider-Man #642 from Mark Waid, Stan Lee, Paul Azaceta, and Marcos Martin.

Variant Cover by JOHN ROMITA SR.

Origin Of The Species starts here! The birth of Norman Osborn’s son ignites a fire in the supervillain community and everyone is on the hunt for the new strain of Goblin blood. Spider-Man must keep the child out of the hands of the world’s most powerful villains, but at what cost? With Mary Jane back in Peter’s life and the most dangerous mission he has ever faced in front of him, Spidey stands to lose everything. Discover the Origin Of The Species in Amazing Spider-Man #642!

The issue only sells for $2.99, which may make it an issue to add to your buy list when it arrives in stores on September 1, 2010.

via Marvel

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  1. Venomous Duck
    July 30, 2010 at 11:06 am — Reply

    Who exactly is the white venom looking guy on the cover? I don’t really read a lot of marvel.

    • July 30, 2010 at 2:08 pm — Reply

      Thats Anti-Venom, it’s Eddie brook, he’s kind of a good guy now

  2. July 30, 2010 at 2:10 pm — Reply

    does anyone else think peter looks Mexican! and i would of swore that was his room mate and not Betty Brant until I read the dialogue!

    Not a fan of the art work at all!

  3. DaClampz
    July 30, 2010 at 10:14 pm — Reply

    Yeah the art work inside is pretty damn terrible lol. Why can’t the guy who did the cover do the inside…its false advertising I say!

    • Damascus
      August 30, 2010 at 5:25 am — Reply

      I was going to say the same thing, it appears to be a classic bait and switch. It’d almost be worth buying it for the cover art alone, what with all the great villains drawn as awesomely as they are but damn that interior is ugly.

  4. Xybec Katta
    July 30, 2010 at 10:32 pm — Reply

    Wow, that art is just… not good.

  5. Crimson Mask
    October 25, 2010 at 4:11 am — Reply

    Aside from the awesome cover (the one with Anti-Venom, who doesn’t really appear in the book), this is a pretty repugnant comic-book.

    I snatched it up for the cover alone, but no way am I going to start following ASM. There are worse pages than what’s shown. I hate to say it, but is Marvel hiring day laborers to do this stuff? If not, Azaceta is getting paid way more than he’s worth getting work on what should be one of Marvel’s top titles (if it isn’t it’s because it’s being handled this way).

    As far as the story goes, ugh… I’ll be glad when they get past this trend of gratuitous grue in Spider-Man lately.

    Totally agreeing with you guys; despite the cover, I shouldn’t have bought it.

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