When one of your characters is very popular, you make more of him or her to raise that bottom line! For instance, DC has been adding Bat-books by the boatload recently, including Batman: Eternal, Gotham Academy, Arkham Manor and Gotham by Midnight. After all, if Batman sells, as the old potato chip commercial used to say, “We’ll make more!” Marvel’s doing something similar, but making it an event about their biggest-selling hero instead. It’s called “Spider-Verse,” and it begins this Wednesday.
Anna Maria has discovered that Peter Parker is Spider-Man just as Doctor Octopus has left his body. Peter decides to come clean about the mind swap in time for Electro to attack.
Press Release Because YOU demanded it! The fan-favorite series returns for a limited time in SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN #32 and #33! But how is the Superior Spider-Man still around? Otto Octavius ceded control of Peter Parker‘s brain back to Peter and erased all remnants of himself, didn’t he? Find out for yourself as the explosive creative team of Dan Slott, Christos Gage, Giuseppe Camuncoli and Adam Kubert take the Superior Spider-Man on a journey into the far future! As Otto Octavius finds himself stranded in the year 2099 with no way home, he’ll unearth a mystery that will have fans guessing
Ever since the storyline that led to Doctor Octopus’ mind taking over the body of Peter Parker, some folks have been snarking that “We all know it has to end before the next Spider-Man movie.” On the one hand, the sentiment is at least partially true, but on the other, it’s dishearteningly harsh, and seems designed to undermine everyone’s enjoyment of the stories being told. The journey, it is said, is as important as the destination (sometimes more so) and the quality of the story-arc made ‘Superior’ as interesting a run as the ol Web-Head has had in a couple
For months, Doctor Otto Octavius has been the Superior Spider-Man, using his smarts and Peter Parker’s stolen super-powered body to continue the battle against bad guys (most of whom have an animal theme for some reason.) Last month, Otto realized he had made a terrible mistake and took drastic action to defeat the Goblin King, but what does this mean for his career as Spider-Man? Your Major Spoiler review of Superior Spider-Man #31 awaits!
Kill a character, and he or she is bound to return, bigger, stronger, faster, more awesome than before. Or maybe the character comes back more spectacular, amazing, and all-new than before…. That didn’t work out quite right, and speaking of not quite right, this week we learn the fate of one of our favorite characters – one that was expected to be dead much longer than 13 months.