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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."

‘Zero Charisma’ Documents the Geek Life

‘D&D’ Themed Movie Due in October

Comic-Con News:  Nerdist Industries and Tribeca Films have announced the October release of Katie Graham and Andrew Matthews’ Zero Charisma, an independently-produced feature film that celebrates and documents the geek life with its sympathetic portrait of Scott, who leads a group of friends in frequent games of Dungeons & Dragons.

Zero Charisma, which was a big hit at the recent SXSW festival in Austin, will be released on October 8th on various video-on-demand services (cable, satellite, iTunes, PlayStation, Amazon, and Google Play) with a theatrical release set for October 11th, 2013.  The clip accompanying this article was shown to audiences at Comic-Con.
 
The movie’s drama stems from a conflict between Scott, who like many of us believes that if you are playing a game, you need to respect the game and play by the rules, and Miles, a hipster charmer who joins the group and displaces Scott as Dungeon Master, and then proceeds to treat the game cavalierly.

More ‘Marvel NOW!’ #1s in January

Comic-Con News: The biggest news for comic book fans to emerge from Comic-Con so far may have come from Marvel Comics’ Senior VP of Sales David Gabriel at the Diamond Retailer Appreciation lunch during which Gabriel announced that there would be a new slate of Marvel NOW! #1 issues starting in January of 2014, and then proceeded to show a slide featuring the Marvelman character with the caption “We have not forgotten.”  Marvel acquired the rights to the character in 2009, published a one-shot of new material in 2010 as well as a reprint series, but has done precious little with the character since.

Other major announcements to come out of the luncheon, according to Comic Book Resources, include a follow-up/continuation of Paul Jenkins and Andy Kubert’s highly successful Wolverine: Origin miniseries, a Deadpool vs. Carnage crossover event that should be very popular with a certain segment of fandom, and more LEGO-themed variant covers.

IDW Ends ‘Doctor Who’ Partnership With BBC

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Comic-Con News:  After publishing Doctor Who comics in partnership with BBC Worldwide for almost six years, IDW Publishing announced that it will end its licensed publishing agreement with a Doctor Who Special written by fan favorite writer Paul Cornell and illustrated by Jimmy Broxton that will be released during the last week of December of 2013.  Look for an announcement of the new home for Doctor Who comics in the coming days.
 
The new Doctor Who Special will contain a one-shot story in which the Tardis is propelled into our own universe and the Doctor meets a ten-year-old girl who is a big fan of the Doctor Who TV show.  In this self-referential story the Doctor has to come to grips with the idea of being a fictional character as well as dispatch a monster menacing the girl’s school, but the greatest shock of all comes when he meets Matt Smith, the actor who portrays him on TV.

‘Justice League: War’ Is Next DC Animated Movie

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Comic-Con News: Since the Flashpoint event cleared the way for the “New 5,,” it only makes sense that DC and Warner Animation have chosen to follow up the new DC original animated feature Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox, which debuts at Comic-Con, with Justice League: War, which is due out in 2014 and will be based on the first “New 52” Justice League story arc, Justice League: Origin by Geoff Johns and Jim Lee.
 
PR specialist Gary Miernau
tweeted the news about Justice League: War and added some key details such as the fact that Vegas star Jason O’Mara will voice Batman, while Shemar Moore of Criminal Minds will do the same for Cyborg.  While having two Justice League releases in a row sort of breaks the pattern of previous DC/Warners Animation releases, the fact that the two stories are connected was undoubtedly part of the reason for the scheduling, as was an underlying need to pump up the image of the Justice League supergroup that Warner Bros. is hoping to develop into a live-action blockbuster that will be able to compete with Disney and Marvel’s already established Avengers movie franchise.