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Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige has revealed new details about the planned integration of Spider-Man into the Marvel Cinematic Universe.  Marvel struck a deal with Sony, which has the movie rights to the character, and plans to introduce the new Spider-Man in a Marvel movie, followed by a new Spider-Manfilm released by Sony, co-produced by Feige.  The character has been confirmed to be Peter Parker, but little else about the new cinematic Spider-Man has been revealed.

The new take on Spider-Man will focus on Peter Parker’s high school years, Feige told Collider.  [E]ven though there’ve been five Spider-Man films, there are so many things from the comics that haven’t been done yet,” he said.  “The most obvious being the ‘young, doesn’t quite fit in’ kid before his powers, and then the fella that puts on a mask and swings around and fights bad guys and doesn’t shut up, which is something we want to play with and we’re excited about.”  He expects to cast an actor that can play the character as a 15-16-year-old.

The character will also get a different costume in its new incarnation, Feige told Crave Online.  “We’ve already designed the costume, which is different than any of the ones that have come before,” he said.

The first appearance of the MCU Spider-Man is expected to be in Captain America 3, which opens May 6, 2016.  The Spider-Man film premieres July 28, 2017.

‘Action Comics’ #1 Soars to $1.6 million


The finest copy of Action Comics #1, the comic containing the first appearance of Superman, known to be in existence soared to $1.6 million dollars in its first day of an eBay auction that will last from August 12 to August 24th.  A portion of the proceeds from the sale of the comic will be donated to the Christopher and Dana Reeves Foundation for spinal cord research.

The comic currently up for bids on eBay is one of only 2 copies to receive a “9.0” rating from the Certified Guaranty Company.  The other 9.0 copy belonged to actor Nicholas Cage and was sold for a record $2.16 million in 2011, after the book, which had been stolen from the actor’s home, was recovered .

The copy of Action Comics #1, which is now on eBay, has “white pages,” while the Nic Cage copy had off-color pages that had yellowed due to age.  The current owner of the book up for auction has reportedly turned down an offer of $3 million for the book in favor of putting it up for auction where it could conceivably fetch an even higher price


Learn to Crawl this May in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #1.1!


This May, following the debut of the highly anticipated return of Peter Parker in Amazing Spider-Man #1, experience his early days as Spider-Man like you’ve never seen before in Learning to Crawl, a new 5-issue series beginning in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #1.1! New York Times Bestselling writer Dan Slott (Superior Spider-Man, Silver Surfer) and Eisner Award-Winning Artist Ramón Pérez (Wolverine and the X-Men, Tale of Sand) craft an all-new spin on the earliest days of the webbed wonder that have bitter consequences to this very day!

From that fateful night he lost his Uncle Ben, a new life began. But there is more to the story of how Peter Parker became the Amazing Spider-Man.

“We all love a good ‘Year One’ story,” says Senior Editor Nick Lowe. “But this is so much MORE! Not only does this address Spider-Man’s past, but it sets up a new villain that will be a huge part of Dan Slott’s AMAZING SPIDER-MAN plans moving forward.”

We all know how Peter Parker learned responsibility, but this series tells the story of how Spider-Man became the super hero we all know and love!  Set within the first 60 days of his webslinging career, Learning to Crawl is an all-new tale set parallel to the character’s first appearance in 1962’s Amazing Fantasy #15 and 1963’s Amazing Spider-Man #1 – #3 that will blaze new trails for upcoming Amazing Spider-Man story arcs in Dan Slott’s new series!

‘New Mutants’ #98 Goes for Nearly $16K

1st Appearance of Deadpool


There is no denying that Deadpool, Marvel’s "Merc with a mouth," is enjoying something of a renaissance in popularity these days with a popular comic book series and a movie adaptation in the works, but it still is a bit surprising that a mint copy (graded "10") of New Mutants #98, which features the first appearance of Deadpool, sold for nearly $16,000 at the recent Comiclink auction.  The total is quite possibly a record for "Modern Age" books (1985-present) and definitely reflects the growing popularity of Deadpool.
Rob Liefeld, who both wrote and drew New Mutants #98 (Fabian Nicieza scripted), reported the sale on twiiter and posted a picture of the book itself on Instagram.  The smart aleck anti-hero has certainly come a long way since his first comic book appearance in February of 1991.  Deadpool recently reached as high as #31 on IGN’s list of the Top 100 Comic Book Heroes, not a bad showing for a character that was created during the presidency of the first George Bush.

‘Amazing Fantasy #15’ Sells for $1.1 Million

A copy of Amazing Fantasy #15, the comic containing the first appearance of Spider-Man, sold for a record $1.1 million, the highest total ever for a Silver Age comic. The copy of Amazing Fantasy, which was sold by ComicConnect.com, graded out at 9.6 or near-mint plus, and was quite possibly the finest copy in existence (it has the highest grade of any copy that has been professionally graded).

The $1.1 million is not the highest total ever paid for a comic, that distinction belongs to a copy of Action #1, which ComicConnect sold last March for $1.5 million, but it is the highest total ever paid for a comic published after World War II.

Amazing Fantasy #15 sold for 12 cents when it appeared in 1962.  The Amazing Fantasy series was scheduled for cancellation until Amazing Fantasy #15 turned into one of Marvel’s bestsellers of 1962, spawning the Amazing Spider-Man comic book series that has been published ever since.

The previous high price paid for a copy of Amazing Fantasy #15 was $227,000, the price that a copy graded at 9.4 sold for in 2007.