Wednesday, March 26, 2014

INFESTATION: Spider-Ham, Scarlet Spider, Spider-Woman, Spider-Man 2099 And Every Spidey Ever Are Coming Back In 'Spider-Verse'

And you thought Spider-Ham was done. November 2014 sees all the threads that have ever been spun into spider-costumes unite for one giant crossover; 'Spider-Verse'. As Spidey almost gets a new outfit every time the Kingpin sneezes (which means one or two will probably debut here too), you know there's going to be a fairly big crowd.

Charged with the menace of Morlun, best known from J. Michael Straczynski’s debut arc on Amazing Spider-Man, while all the spider-men won't necessarily be on the same page, this event will be a good testing ground for support of the 'ditched Spider-Men', such as Ben Reilly - The Scarlet Spider, and as it is inspired by the Shattered Dimensions video game, Miguel O'Hara - Spider-Man 2099.

Written by Dan Slott with art by Olivier Coipel, six issues of Amazing Spider-Man will be dedicated to the tale, along with tie-ins elsewhere. The Spider-Man doppleganger is even included on this crazy piece by painter Gabrielle Dell'Otto, teasing what's ahead. While it's just a buzz to see the 'Borrowed Fantastic Four costume with paper bag over head' included in the line-up (almost one of the greatest Spider-Man moments of all) I'm hoping Julia Carpenter as Spider-Woman II, not Arachne or Madame Web also gets to swing alongside Jessica Drew.

 What do you think? 

3 comments:

  1. Does seem interesting for a change, especially all those Spider-Men. Hope Slott knows what he's doing using Morlun again.

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  2. So excited for this! -Marvel is on the ball!!!

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  3. Thanks guys! Having read through quite a bit of his Spidey stuff, I'm sure Slott's the dude to pull this off, mainly because of the fact his Spidey is actually funny. He gets the character really well. I always thought Morlun was the weaker part of JMS's story, coming after Eziekiel (who as a Spider-Man of sorts might even return), and Parker's doubt of his origins and how to beat the foe, so I think there's quite a bit of room to add some filling.

    What I like most over all is Spider-Man with Spider-Island, Superior Spider-Man and now Spider-Verse is home of good fun comics with crazy Erik Larsen type concepts, that don't have an overly serious plot, and that's been missing since well Maximum Carnage to be honest.

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