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Official: AMAZING SPIDER-MAN, PETER PARKER To Return

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Peter Parker, fully back in the spider’s seat of his own mind, is returning to the pages of a relaunched Amazing Spider-Man #1 in April, by the creative team of Dan Slott and Humberto Ramos. The NY Daily News just officially confirmed the news

“To do that for a solid year of my life, that’s the hardest thing I’ve had to do — to look small children in the eye at a convention and lie to them," Slott told The Daily News. "Inside, part of me was dying." Slott did, however, on a set visit for Sony’s The Amazing Spider-Man 2, tell Andrew Garfield that Peter would be back in time for the film.

When Slott first discussed the storyline that would kill off Peter and see Otto Octavius, who debuted in 1963’s Amazing Spider-Man #3 as Doc Ock, one of Peter’s oldest, most nefarious villains take his place as Spidey with the executives at Marvel, the writer said he was "as cynical" as any fan would be.

Marvel Editor-in-Chief Axel Alonso says that "people will appreciate him a little more after this." He added that he thought "people have been taking [Peter] for granted."

As for the return itself, the Daily News was light on details, but Dan Slott has taken to social media to tease fans that at least some hints will come as early as this coming Wednesday, January 15, 2014. In Superior Spider-Man currently, Otto/Spidey has merged with the Venom symbiote – while Dr. Strange’s magic erased Parker from the alien suit’s memory, it does recognize that something is wrong with its host. The Avengers are on the scene, and Peter’s ex-girlfriend Carlie Cooper, who has figured out the mind-swap, is currently being held captive by the Green Goblin.

"This Sunday, January 12th there will be some BIG Superior Spider-Man SPOILERS on news & comic news sites," Slott posted on his Facebook page.

"If you can, you should probably try to avoid them till after you’ve read your new comics on Weds.

"You’ve been warned."

Comic Book Review- Amazing Spider-man #585

Context
It’s part 2 of Character Assassination! A battered Spider-Man is still on the run and secrets are revealed!

Story
It’s part 2 of Character assassination and there is a lot going on. The stakes are high for Peter. There is a heated mayoral race, a gray goblin "menacing" the city, Harry Proposing to lily, The Spider Tracer Killer continuing to do his thing,(*deep breath) Spider-man is in bad shape, and it looks like there are some dirty cops in NYC(big surprise there). See, I told you there was a lot. However, Marc Guggenheim did an amazing job of keeping all his from being at all confusing. This issue comes with a BIG reveal as well as a certain turn of events for Spidey that is leaving me anxious, to say the least, for issue 586!

The identity of Menace is finally revealed! Personally, I could not make up my mind on who i thought Menace would turn out to be and Guggenheim revealed it in a pretty clever way, leaving me pleasantly surprised.

When Spidey passes out following a showdown with Menace, he wakes up in a position that I didn’t particularly expect. It seems his time of running from the law is up!

The Spider Tracer Killer case took a CRAZY twist that left me feeling even more anxious! To be honest, the whole case never captured my interest, UNTIL NOW! I did not see this coming, and Gugenheim did an awesome job of turning he STK case from something rather uninteresting into something that I can’t wait to see more of!

This is how It’s done! If you haven’t added Amazing Spider-man to your saver yet, DO IT NOW!!

Art

John Romita Jr. Rocked this issue! His art really created the perfect setting. This issue can be described as "tense," and his art really brought that feeling to life.

What To Look For
Twists, turns, and revelations

What Might Put You Off
All the twist, turns, and revelations (considering you’re not familiar with what is going on with ASM)

Recommendation
Put ASM in your saver!!

Credits
Title
Amazing Spider-Man
Issue Number
585
Publisher
Marvel Comics
Release Date
2/4/09
Writer
Marc Guggenheim
Pencils
John Romita Jr.
Ink
Barry Kitson
Colors
Dean White
Letters
VC’s Cory Petit
Cover
John Romita Jr.
Editor
Steve Wacker
Reviewed By
Alex Tillisch

Source

Kick-Ass #1-4 Back To Press For The Umpteenth Time

Marvel is pleased to announce the first four issues of Kick-Ass are going back to press again — this time with Kick-Ass Umpteenth Printing Variants #1-4! From the fan-favorite creative team of writer Mark Millar (Fantastic Four) and artist John Romita Jr. (Amazing Spider-Man), these Umpteenth Printing Variants feature JRJR’s art along with spelling out the greatest title in comic history – KICK-ASS!

Comic Book Review- Amazing Spider-man #583

Context
Betty Brant explores her friendship with Peter Parker

Story
After the conclusion of Mind on Fire and before Character assasination comes this "filler" issue of ASM. And Filler it is. While entertaining, it is clear that this two-story issue was only printed for the purpose of putting President Obama on the cover rather than to put any real substance into the story itself. That being said, this issue was fairly pleasurable read that had some value outside of it’s collectors value.

Told from the point of view of Betty Brant, this issue is spent highlighting the problem Peter Parker has with puncuality. Mark Waid uses Brant to show the struggle Peter has balancing his peronal life and Spidey life as well as showing the effect it has on his loved ones. Although Peter Parker’s puncuality problem is already well known as a basic component of the character we know and love, it is nice to see it from the perspective of someone who actaully has to deal with it. To avoid this being a completely obsolete issue, Waid does include some hints regarding what is to come in the future Character Assaination story line. These include a look at Spider-Man’s latest "menace", and some rather suprising foreshadowing of a possible romance. Waid tried his best to keep this issue interesting to loyal ASM readers considering it was meant more for the general public to collect than to please monthly readers.

Now onto the Obama story, "Spidey Meets the President!." This story wasn’t expected to be anything real special. And by that logic, it lived up to it’s expectations. Zeb wells writes this short story by the basics. The reader also learns a fun fact about our president! All-in-all, this story was what it was meant to be, a spider-man story featuring the president.

Art
Me being a rookie in the world of comics, i feel like i am not the best judge on art quality. That being said, i can tell when art is simply bad or good. For the main story, the art was mediocre. It wasn’t near bad, but it also wasn’t anything special. As fr the Obama story, the art was pretty dodgy. nothing too off-putting though.

What to Look For
Peter calling Aunt May a "cougar."
Use of the word "redonkulous."
And a drunk Batty Brant.

What Might Put You Off
Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy

Recommendations
Aside from the colector’s value of this issue, it really isn’t a "must read." Aside from that, ASM is a staple in every reader’s pull list.

Credits

Title

Amazing Spider-Man

Issue Number
583

Publisher

Marvel Comics

Release Date

1/21/09

Writer

Mark Waid

Artist

Barry Kitson

Colorist

Andres Mossa

Letterer

VC’s Coey Petit

Asst. Editor

Tom Brennan

Editor

Tom Brevoort

Editor in Chief

Joe Quesada

Publisher

Dan Buckley

Cover

Barry Kitson

Reviewed By

Alex Tillisch

Source

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #583 Hits A Milestone 4th Printing

To meet the continuing, unprecedented demand, Marvel is going back to press with Amazing Spider-Man #583 Fourth Printing Variant. A record three sold out printings in three weeks will now be surpassed with a record fourth printing arriving in stores February 4th. Now’s your chance to experience the story uniting Barack Obama with the character that, in an interview with Entertainment Weekly, he named his favorite super hero!