Marvel let us know that Amazing Spider-Man #602 sold out at the distributor level and will be going back to press.Â The second printing features art by Mike McKone on the cover and a story that injects darkness into Peter’s life on the inside.
Marvel has announced, that following Amazing Spider-Man #600, the company will debut Web of Spider-Man in October.Â This will be a new ongoing title that will feature Spider-Girl stories in the issue as well.
â€œWith the â€˜Gauntletâ€™ storyline starting up and many classic adversaries of Spider-man coming back to the book, we wanted to find a place to tell you more about them without it eating up too many pages of the thrice-weekly Amazing Spider-Man,â€ explained series editor Steve Wacker. â€œSo while were tossing ideas around on where to best put that stuff, beleaguered assistant Tom Brennan came up with the notion to bring back the â€œWebâ€ title as a way to give a home to stories to people caught up in Peteâ€™s life. Starting with the first issueâ€™s Kaine story by JM DeMatteis and then continuing onto stories about Electro, the Rhino, the Lizard and many more by Web-Head Fred van Lente and regular Spidey artist Barry Kitson, the stories here directly impact what weâ€™re doing in Amazing Spider-Man!â€
The company is packing a lot into this first $3.99 issue, including a zombie variant cover – because we all know people are clamoring for more zombie variants.
WEB OF SPIDER-MAN #1
Written by J.M. DEMATTEIS, TOM DEFALCO & MORE!
Penciled by VAL SEMEIKS, RON FRENZ & MORE!
Cover by PASCUAL FERRY
Zombie Variant by MIRCO PIERFEDERICI
Itâ€™s the first new Spider-Man monthly series in two years and it kicks off with a bang, as one of Spider-Man greatestâ€”and most controversialâ€”foes returns!Â Each extra-sized issue of Web of Spider-Man features your favorite Spider-Man writers and artists presenting canâ€™t-miss Spidey stories!
Or – “File This Book Under ‘Hopes, Dashed’…”
The reviews of the W/KRP “Threeboot” version of the Legion of Super-Heroes have been, to say the very least, somewhat mixed.Â It’s old-school Silver Age undertones were appreciated by the Legion’s ancient fans (read: myself) but there was enough revisioning going on to draw the attention of the not-so-seasoned Legion readers (that’d be Stephen.)Â When Waid and Kitson left the book, I was afraid it would devolve into either a series of riffs on the original, pre-Crisis Legion, or worse, would go off on some bizarre tangent that would bear no resemblance to the LSH we’ve spent years reading.Â Turns out, I was a little bit right, on both accounts.Â With “Legion of Three Worlds” on the horizon, the monthly experience of this book has turned intoÂ a kind of holding pattern, waiting for the next reboot to come along…
If you haven’t guessed, Marvel is in the midst of a huge company wide story featuring those wrinkled chin baddies – the Skrulls.
If you are eager to snag up every single issue, Marvel has sent the cover images of the upcoming tie-in issues for you to check out and possibly drool over.Â All of the issues ship between now and August 13, 2008.
Personally, I don’t have the time or money to buy every single tie-in, but I’m thinking of giving that Greg Horn, Ms. Marvel issue a chance.
As if you can’t already get enough Skrullerific images from the Who Do You Trust? campaign, Marvel has gone and done it to Marvel’s First Family (with a little help from Mike McKone).
Mavel has sent Major Spoilers the variant cover image to Secret Invasion: Fantastic Four #1 that arrives May 14, 2008.