Macabre Webs-A coffee break from Spider-Verse

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



“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

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.


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)
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


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


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

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Spider-Gwen Goes into 3rd printing

The series goes into its third printing.
The series goes into its third printing.

The incredibly popular comic has gone into its 3rd printing, according to a press release from Marvel. The comic starring Gwen Stacy ties into the far-reaching story arc ‘Spider-verse’ and showcases the talents of Jason Latour, Robbi Rodriguez and Rico Renzi.

I’m stunned myself that Marvel mined Gwen Stacy to use, considering the impact that her original death had on comics, the Marvel universe and yours truly. It moved comics, or at least Marvel, from perpetually dealing not dealing with real life issues. Marvel of course had some serious storylines before this, but the Gwen Stacy death made Spidey seem more human. Made him feel like us. It made me grow up a little faster. Anyway. I know that I’m still reeling from the Superior Spider-Man series and trying to catch up with the new story arc.

What do you think of Marvel bringing back Gwen Stacy? Is anything sacred in the Marvel Universe anymore?

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First look at Spider-woman #1

The new Spider-Woman ties in with the Spider-verse story arc
The new Spider-Woman ties in with the Spider-verse story arc

I’m pleased to offer a sneak-peak or preview of the upcoming Spider-Woman series. Marvel has been on an update blitz today, as I’ve put out a couple of updates here, and here, and here? Spider-Woman is an under-appreciated character in the Marvel universe, and has been a member of the Avengers, S.H.I.E.L.D and her powers are pretty cool. The comic is written by DENNIS HOPELESS with rrt & Cover by GREG LAND. The new series focuses on the new story arc Spider-Verse. I know I’m eager for a new arc within Spidey’s world. I’m still recovering form the finish of the Superior Spider-man, one of my favorite comic arcs of all time.

Here’s what Spider-Woman’s Senior Editor Nick Lowe had to say about the series.

“This is the start of something very big for Spider-Woman. Yes, it’s a big part of Spider-Verse, but this is going to be a character defining first arc for the SPIDER-WOMAN ongoing series.”

FOC – 10/27/14, On-Sale – 11/19/14


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