Macabre Webs-A coffee break from Spider-Verse

Disclaimer-the characters in this story are owned by Marvel Comics. This is a speculative story.

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“What will our jobs think? If, if they find out?” Ben said to Peter. Not catching the irony of his own statement.
“You mean our jobs as web-slinging Spider-Men? Those jobs?” Peter scolded. Peter sat up straight in the bed. He scratched his bare chest and waited for an answer.
“You know what I mean. It’s too bad you didn’t get the funny bits of DNA from the real Peter Parker.” Ben replied. He was already sitting up in bed. He turned to look at his costume. It was lying in a clump on the floor. He wondered why he’d kept that awful blue hoodie for so long.
“Well, some of us live in somewhat progressive dimensions. Once they get past the clone thing, we could survive it. As far as PR goes anyway.”
“Yeah. But, what about, I mean, the clone thing. The moral ramifications.”
Peter leaned in as if to kiss Ben. “I’ll show you a ramification.”
“Peter- we’re clones. And, closeted gay men from different dimensions. But, they’ve got to assume some of us would be gay, right. Just the percentages.”
“Yeah, I got that part. I am a giant moral ramification. Our existence is a cosmic clusterfuck of moral ambiguity, isn’t it?” Peter says angrily. It was something a spiteful Superior Spider-Man would say. Ben lept out of bed, and onto the ceiling. He stands, upside down, and storms off towards the door. THWIP. Peter will have none of it. He webs Ben down by the buttocks to the bed. He catches Ben, and rolls him over on the bed.
“I hate it when you wear those webshooters in bed.” Ben mutters, before Peter can kiss him.
“Do you ever wonder what our kids would look like?” Ben asks, missing the irony entirely.
Peter snorts from laughter. THWIP THWIP.  Ben’s hands have been webbed to the bed posts.
“I do, my lovely Ben Reilly. They’d have your heart, and my heart. But they’d have your eyes. Well, and mine too. Now, it’s my turn to be Doc Ock and you escape from my evil clutches.”
“Maybe, we should role-play Black Cat, or Venom. The whole Doc Ock thing is still kind of fresh, ya know?”
Richard Crowsong Davis
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Secret Wars Battleworld interactive Map

 

Marvel continues to unwind the Marvel universe. It’s now down to a few worlds where the battles will supposedly redefine the comic-world. Battleworld is now composed of several quite campy worlds. If you’re interested in knowing more, check out the interactive map below.

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New York, NY — February 3rd, 2015 — The Marvel Universe is no more. There is now only Battleworld and Marvel.com is the only place where you will be able to learn about the building blocks of the new Marvel Universe.

 

Welcome to the Secret Wars Interactive Battleworld Map! Strange and Mysterious worlds from Marvel’s deep history continue to forge into the new landscape of the Marvel Universe – Battleworld – and Marvel’s Interactive map will guide fans through this strange new land.

 

Updated continuously until the start of Secret Wars, the interactive map features the most recent details of where these new dominions of Battleworld originated from.

 

Today’s update includes the following new dominions of Battleworld:

 

Egyptia

The Regency

New Quack City

2099

Hala Field

The Wastelands

Perfection

New Xander

 

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The Return of Spider-Gwen

Adorable little Spider-Gwen.
Adorable little Spider-Gwen.

So, I’ve gotten over my grumpiness over the Spider-verse event, and actually dig Spider-Gwen quite a bit. So, I won’t wax whiny about it any longer, and I’ll give you the goods. (here is some of the said whining, and more references to Spider-Gwen )Here’s a preview of her return. You know I love you the most, and it’s why I get all the good and juicy pics for you. There are some great variants attached. Read on for the full release directly from Marvel.

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She’s Back! Your First Look Inside SPIDER-GWEN #1!

This February, Marvel’s newest, sensational spider-woman is coming back to comic shops in the highly anticipated SPIDER-GWEN #1! Spinning directly out of the pages of the Amazing Spider-Man’s SPIDER-VERSE and the red-hot, sold-out Edge of Spider-Verse #2, is a new ongoing series that already has the whole comic industry buzzing! Jason Latour, Robbi Rodriguez and Rico Renzi all return to chronicle the adventures of the breakout character of 2014!

She’s Gwen Stacy. She’s smart, tough, and charming. She drums in a punk rock band and goes to high school just like you. Only she can lift a car and has spider powers! Just don’t tell her father, NYPD Police Chief George Stacy! But you knew all that already! What you don’t know is Gwen is back home following the events of Spider-Verse and you won’t believe what she’s got waiting for her!

“It’s a rare character that gets the public outcry that Spider-Gwen got,” says Senior Editor Nick Lowe. “From the sell-out of Gwen’s first appearance to the groundswell on Twitter we’re excited to bring more Spider-Gwen into the world with the creators who started it all!”

Now is your chance to get on board with the breakout character of the year as she makes her bombastic debut into her very own ongoing series. Don’t miss out when Gwen Stacy swings in to comic shops this February in SPIDER-GWEN #1!

SPIDER-GWEN #1 (DEC140832)
Written by JASON LATOUR
Art & Cover by ROBBI RODRIGUEZ
Variant Covers by ADAM HUGHES (DEC140835), SKOTTIE YOUNG (DEC140834)
& KRIS ANKA (DEC140833)

Blank Variant Also Available
FOC – 02/02/15, On Sale – 02/25/15

 

To find a comic shop near you, visit www.comicshoplocator.com or call 1-888-comicbook.

Parkour Spider-Gwen anyone?
Parkour Spider-Gwen anyone?

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Love the throwback/classic feel of this Hughes variant cover.
Love the throwback/classic feel of this Hughes variant cover.

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First look at Silk #1 from Marvel

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Multi-page preview cover and variants included

I wasn’t crazy about the Spider-Verse arc, even as a life-long Spider-man lover, but Silk is one of the silver linings to that over-bloated ridiculous stunt Marvel pulled. The writers and artists involved are all top-notch, so hopefully Silk will be a winner and survive the “End of Days” nonsense Marvel is pulling with their new reboot. Here are the details straight from Marvel below.

 

Cindy Moon Swings Solo in Your First Look at SILK #1!

 

This February, straight from the pages of Amazing Spider-Man and Spider-Verse comes a brand new ongoing series starring the newest heroine of the Marvel Universe. Today, Marvel is proud to present your first look at SILK #1, the new series writer Robbie Thompson (writer for TV’s Supernatural) and rising star artist Stacey Lee!

Cindy Moon exploded out of her bunker and into the Marvel Universe in the pages of Amazing Spideer-Man and she never looked back. Bit by the same radioactive spider that gave Peter Parker his powers on that fateful day, she’s spent her years locked away in a bunker, safe from the threat of Morlun and the Inheritors. Since then, she’s saved Peter Parker’s life (more than once), fought alongside Spider-Woman, braved the Spider-Verse and more!

“Cindy fascinates me,” says series writer Robbie Thompson, in an interview with Marvel.com. “She gave up 10 years of her life and the world moved on without her. What does that do to a person?”

Now, Cindy is back in New York City, patrolling it’s rooftops as SILK! And she’s going to make up for lost time. Searching for her past, defining her own future, and webbing wrong-doers along the way. Now is your chance to hop on board one of the slickest new launches of 2015 as SILK #1 swings in to comic shops this February!

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SILK #1 (DEC140837)

Written by ROBBIE THOMPSON

Art by STACEY LEE

Cover by DAVE JOHNSON

Variant Covers by STACEY LEE (DEC140838)

And SKOTTIE YOUNG (DEC140839)

FOC – 1/26/15, On Sale – 02/18/15

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Marvel’s Free comic book days are a bit of a bummer

Marvel, as many of us know by now, is blowing up the Marvel universe with the incredibly innovative and groundbreaking Secret Wars NEW and Battleworld. (It’s so hard to chew my breakfast with my tongue shoved so far into my cheek.) To help nurture this “End of days” story arc, Marvel is offering Secret Wars #0 and All-New, All-Different Avengers FCBD. For those of us that enjoy a handful of Marvel’s titles, this is a sad time. I would like nothing more than to see the new Disney-Marvel universe implode and then explode into oblivion. But, I’m afraid of what will fill the vacuum. More of my ramblings and anti-Marvel writing to come. In the meantime, please have a look at the covers sent on to me from Marvel and read their full press release below.

 

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All-New Avengers…again…right before the universe explodes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The biggest heroes, the biggest creators and the biggest stories in comics today are coming to FREE COMIC BOOK DAY this year!

 

Today, Marvel is proud to officially unveil its two stellar, can’t-miss Free Comic Book Day offerings for 2015! This May, prepare yourself for the kickoff of the biggest comic event in Marvel history, and a special preview of Marvel’s future in Secret Wars #0 and All-New, All-Different Avengers FCBD!

 

First, Secret Wars #0 brings you a prologue to the most important comic series of 2015! From the all-star creative team of Jonathan Hickman and Paul Renaud, get caught up with the perfect primer for the mega-event of the year, just in time for Secret Wars #1 to hit comic shops the very next Wednesday!

 

As a bonus, Secret Wars #0 will also contain a special presentation of “Attack on Avengers”, the sought after 8-page Avengers and Attack on Titan crossover, never-before-released in the United States by Attack on Titan creator Hajime Isayama with art by Gerardo Sandoval!

 

Then, get ready for a look into the world that’s coming with All-New, All-Different Avengers FCBD! It’s your first taste of the all-new Marvel Universe as a blockbuster top secret Avengers creative team sets out on a new adventure that will have fans begging for more! Who will be Earth’s Mightiest Heroes when the dust settles from SECRET WARS?  Find out here! This special issue also includes a brand new bonus story by blockbuster writer Charles Soule that previews one of the biggest new titles of 2015 – Uncanny Inhumans!

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“Free Comic Book Day is a day to showcase the amazing world of comic books we all live and play in,” says Marvel SVP Sales & Marketing David Gabriel. “What a spectacular opportunity to reach new fans as FCBD coincides with the release ofMarvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron. There’s no better time for fans to jump in to the Marvel comics universe with new titles featuring the Avengers, the Inhumans and Secret Wars. Support your local retailers and head to a comic shop that weekend for some stellar offerings from all-star creators. We can’t wait for fans to get their hands on them.”

 

This May, the opening salvo of Secret Wars is fired and the Avengers of tomorrow take shape. No fan can afford to miss this year’s FREE COMIC BOOK DAY – May 2nd at participating comic shops nationwide!

 

SECRET WARS #0

Written by JONATHAN HICKMAN & HAJIME ISAYAMA
Art by PAUL RENAUD & GERARDO SANDOVAL

Cover by ALEX ROSS

Coming Free Comic Book Day!

 

ALL-NEW, ALL-DIFFERENT AVENGERS FCBD

Written by TOP SECRET & CHARLES SOULE

Art & Cover by TOP SECRET

Coming Free Comic Book Day!

 

To find a comic shop near you, visit www.comicshoplocator.com or call 1-888-comicbook.

 

 

 

 

 

The end is really $&@ing nigh for the Marvel universe

Forgive the quick post, I’m on the road between gigs but had to post this video and info on the end of the Marvel universe as we know it. More discussion to come. For more on my opinions on Marvel and their techniques lately, visit my podcast sobs.buzzsprout.com

The Marvel Universe is No More! The Ultimate Universe is No More!
Relive the Entire SECRET WARS LIVE KICKOFF!

New York, NY – January 22, 2014 – Time has run out for the Marvel Universe and Ultimate Universe as the destruction of two universes brings forth the forging of a new Battleworld. Now, relive the monumental announcement by rewatching the entire SECRET WARS LIVE KICKOFF in its entirety.

Streamed live from New York’s own Midtown Comics, witness Marvel Editor-in-Chief Axel Alonso and SVP, Executive Editor Tom Brevoort discuss the first details of Battleworld and the destruction and end of both the Marvel Universe and the Ultimate Universe.

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Angela; Asgard’s assassin preview and variant covers

Only someone from Asgard could make sitting on a rainbow look cool and fun.
Only someone from Asgard could make sitting on a rainbow look cool and fun.

This is one of the coolest of the Press releases and previews I’ve received from Marvel Lately. Kicking off in September, Marvel is giving the Assertive Asgardian Assassin her own book. The Odin-daughter and sister of Thor seems to be an outcast, or refugee of the realm of the gods in the book, and how she relates to the new Thor, Odinson as well as Loki and the rest of Midgard is unclear.

There’s actually a decent amount of information in this release, and a LOT of artwork attached to this one. As usual, tell your friends about our blog here. We’re working hard to get you the latest news and reviews, and a few others things too. Look below for the other artwork, and don’t forget to follow and leave a comment.

 

She’s deadly. She’s dangerous. And she’s getting her own solo series this December! Today, Marvel is pleased to present your first look at ANGELA: ASGARD’S ASSASSIN #1, the explosive new ongoing series debuting this December! Launching as part of Avengers NOW!, the star-studded creative team of Kieron Gillen, Marguerite Bennett, Phil Jimenez and Stephanie Hans will show you a side of Angela you’ve never seen before, as she cuts a bloody path across the new and unfamiliar Marvel Universe!

The finest warrior in the Tenth Realm, she has been raised to hate Asgard with every fiber of her being. Training, preparing and waiting for the day when the war between Asgard and Heven would begin again. But following the events of Original Sin: Thor & Loki –The Tenth Realm, she must confront her true lineage. She is Odin’s daughter. Thor’s sister. Asgardian

Now, cast out from the Tenth Realm and wanting nothing to do with Asgard, she will strike out on her own and forge a new path. What does she want? A clean slate. And she will destroy any who try to take it from her. But what does she have that both Asgard and Heven want? And what are they willing to do to take it from her?

“The story is Angela is basically on the run,” says Kieron Gillen in an interview with Marvel.com. “It gives her a chance to interact with a lot of different people so by the end of the first arc we really get a sense of who Angela is vis-à-vis the Marvel Universe. You get a sense of who she is and where she fits into the larger picture.”

As the Marvel Universe’s newest star prepares to make her solo debut, no fan can afford to miss the bombastic adventures of the angelic warrior when ANGELA: ASGARD’S ASSASSIN #1 explodes into comic shops and digital devices this December!

For more on Angela: Asgard’s Assassin & Avengers NOW!, please visit www.marvel.com. Join the conversation on Twitter with hashtag #AvengersNOW and don’t forget to follow us at @Marvel[www.twitter.com/Marvel]!

 

ANGELA: ASGARD’S ASSASSIN #1 (OCT140809)

Written by KIERON GILLEN & MARGUERITE BENNETT
Art by PHIL JIMENEZ & STEPHANIE HANS
Cover by STEPHANIE HANS
Variant Covers by PHIL JIMENEZ (OCT140810)
and SKOTTIE YOUNG (OCT140812)

Design Variant by JOE QUESADA (OCT140811)

FOC – 11/10/14, On-Sale 12/03/14

 

To find a comic shop near you, visit www.comicshoplocator.com or call 1-888-comicbook. 

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ALL-NEW CAPTAIN AMERICA Preview

Sam Wilson is taking justice to the sky.
Sam Wilson is taking justice to the sky.

Marvel is at it again with their reboots, deaths and rebrandings blah blah. Sam Wilson is taking over for Steve Rogers and will bring a different brand of freedom fighting. Not sure what to think quite yet, and I’ll wait to read the comic to give an opinion. It’s undeniable that the series will leave its mark though, and the art work is fantastic. Have a look at the preview art.

ALL-NEW CAPTAIN AMERICA: FEAR HIM Soars As Marvel’s Newest INFINITE COMIC Series!

Available Today – Experience Sam Wilson’s First Days As Captain America!

 

New York, NY—October 31st, 2014—Suit up for an epic like no other as Sam Wilson steps into the boots of Captain America and wields the shield for the first time in All-New Captain America: Fear Him – the newest genre defining Infinite Comic series hitting digital devices today! You heard right – the first three issues of All-New Captain America: Fear Him are on-sale now and available for download! Following the successes of other Infinite Comic titles, All-New Captain America: Fear Him embraces the latest form of comic book storytelling using tablets and smartphones as a new canvas! Each new Marvel Infinite Comic continues to push comics forward, taking advantage of modern technology while staying true to the medium’s greatest strengths!

 

Before the highly anticipated All-New Captain America #1 hits comic shops in November, be there for Sam Wilson’s very first adventure as Captain America as fan-favorite writer Dennis Hopeless (Avengers Undercover, Spider-Woman) joins artist Szymon Kudranski (Spawn) to bring you his first harrowing days in a high-flying adventure only an Infinite Comic could contain!

 

An old villain has returned to feed on the city’s fear. The Scarecrow – a violent psychopath and his army of bloodthirsty terror crows wreaks havoc on the city. It’s up to the All-New Captain America and his partner Nomad to put a stop to him. Which might be easier if they got along with each other.

 

To stop the Scarecrow – Sam Wilson’s mission will take him all across New York City, from the skies above its choked rooftops to its dark, sinister sewer tunnels. Though he now wears the flag, does he have what it takes to be Captain America? Find out in All-New Captain America: Fear Him – on-sale now!

 

Available right at your fingertips, these new Infinite Comics will be available for purchase this today on the Marvel Comics app (for iPhone®, iPad®, iPod Touch® & AndroidTM devices) and online in the Marvel Digital Comics Shop!

 

Guardians of the Galaxy #21 preview: Planet of the Symbiotes

Ok, I can buy into this issue with the symbiotes. I REALLY hope Groot catches one.
Ok, I can buy into this issue with the symbiotes. I REALLY hope Groot catches one.

Forgive me for making symbiotes a proper noun in my title, because I think it should be. I’m a lover of most things symbiote and think a good battle on their home planet is just what Guardians of the Galaxy need. I’m not a fan however of the guardians, but they have their fanbase.

Ok, so here is a sneak preview of their new comic book and we are fortunate here at Fear and Gaming to be one of the first people to post about it on the world wide web of internets and stuff. Read and look on in anxious awe. Marvel’s full press release, information as well as the comic preview pages are below.

 

“Planet of the Symbiotes” Begins in GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #21!

This November, the Guardians of the Galaxy face their worst nightmare as the new “Planet of the Symbiotes” arc kicks off in GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #21! Comic book superstar Brian Michael Bendis and Marvel Young Gun artist Valerio Schiti venture where no heroes have ever gone before – to the home planet of the deadly alien symbiotes! Ever since the Venom symbiote bonded with Flash Thompson, he has wielded it as a force for good, hoping to make the Earth a safer place. Only the far reaches of space are a little out of his depth! And with the Venom costume finally reunited with its own species – where will it’s allegiances lie? Trapped on a world full of hostile alien parasites, the Guardians of the Galaxy may begin to regret letting Flash Thompson join their team. Be there when the Guardians face a new horror in deep space as “Planet of the Symbiotes” kicks off in GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #21!

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #21 (SEP140871)
Art by VALERIO SCHITI
Cover by NICK BRADSHAW
Rocket Raccoon & Groot Variant by DUSTIN NGUYEN (SEP140872)
FOC – 10/27/14, On-Sale – 11/19/14

 

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Marvel teases Inhumans for 2015

 

Attilan Rising teaser art for 2015
Attilan Rising teaser art for 2015

Another “artwork only” teaser from Marvel. I’m getting a little perturbed instead of intrigued. Love the artwork, but come on Marvel! Give us some more information. Enjoy the art and keep checking back for more information.

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OLD MAN LOGAN TEASER ART

Old man Logan coming 2015
Old man Logan coming 2015

Here’s a teaser piece of artwork from Marvel. Marvel is definitely gearing up to release some big series next summer, 2015. Keep checking back here and via my twitter to find out what else Marvel has in store.

 

To find a comic shop near you, visit www.comicshoplocator.com or call 1-888-comicbook.

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Marvel Teasing Infinity Gauntlet reboot

Looks like Marvel will be rebooting the Infinity Gauntlet series next summer.
Looks like Marvel will be rebooting the Infinity Gauntlet series next summer.

Another unaccompanied Cover from Marvel

After receiving a cover for House of M earlier today with no information, I received this cover art for the Infinity Gauntlet. The Infinity Gauntlet saga features Thanos attempting another takeover of the universe (yawn) and has him assembling all of the gems to create said gauntlet. This series featured one of my favorite creations, Cosmic Spidey. 

Have a look at the cover art, and check back here for details on Marvel’s Infinity Gauntlet. For more information visit www.marvel.com

 

Return to the House of M

House of M 2015.
House of M 2015.

I received this mysterious email yesterday, with no information, except for Summer 2015. Is Marvel rebooting one of the most impactful series in its history? I wrote Marvel for more information and will update you as soon as I hear more. I’m a day late posting, I just wasn’t up to posting yesterday. Sorry for that. In the meantime, enjoy this artwork.

Preview of Thor #2

The new saga of Thor continues with Thor #2 by Jason Aaron and Russell Dauterman
The new saga of Thor continues with Thor #2 by Jason Aaron and Russell Dauterman

The saga of the new Thor continues with Thor # 2. Malekith the Accursed has left the Odinson unable to combat the onslaught of frost giants that have invaded Midgard. Someone must don the mantle of the God of Thunder and wield mighty Mjolnir.

Jason Aaron brings a story to the masses unlike any reader has ever read as the power of Thor flows through a new hero. I personally can’t wait to know more and get my hands on Thor #2. Be one of the first to look upon this preview art directly from the mighty monster makers at Marvel.

 

For more on Thor & Avengers NOW!, please visit www.marvel.com. Join the conversation on Twitter with hashtag#AvengersNOW and don’t forget to follow us at @Marvel [www.twitter.com/Marvel]!

 

THOR #2 (SEP140857)

Written by JASON AARON

Art & Cover by RUSSELL DAUTERMAN
Variant Cover by CHRIS SAMNEE (SEP140859)

Design Variant by ESAD RIBIC (SEP140858)

Rocket Raccoon & Groot Variant by JAMES STOKOE (SEP140860)
FOC – 10/20/14, On-Sale – 11/12/14