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Comicscape: Amazing Spider-Man #1

New Book and Movie out Next Week!

By Robert T. Trate     April 23, 2014
Source: Mania.com


Amazing Spider-Man #1, 2014
© Marvel Comics
The time has come for Peter Parker, the one and only Spider-Man, to return to his flagship book. That’s right Maniacs, The Amazing Spider-Man is back (officially next week) and branded with the one thing all die-hard comic book readers love, a number one on the issue. Now, I love Peter Parker and the Amazing Spider-Man. In fact, I don’t mind boasting that in my formative years, when girls didn’t want anything to do with me, I had collected a huge hunk of The Amazing Spider-Man comics. To take it one step further, I know I can read over 300 issues consecutively, something I’ve always wanted to do, but planned on saving until I have two broken legs. Let’s swing on back to The Amazing Spider-Man.

 
Yes, Marvel has returned Peter Parker back to his body and closed out Dan Slott’s Superior Spider-Man run. In case you missed the events of the Superior Spider-Man, here is a quick recap. Doc Ock took over Peter Parker’s body to cheat his own death. Upon learning about the trials and tribulations of being Spider-Man, Ock decided that he could, in fact, be a better hero than the real Spider-Man ever was. It was a great take on a leopard changing his spots and what it takes to walk a mile in another man’s shoes. In the history of Spider-Man, it was far better than Ben Reilly and “The Clone Saga”. We saw Ock interact with his Spider-Man’s rogue gallery, his allies, and got a different perspective for a while. Much like any hero dying in comics, their return is inevitable. Superman, Batman, Captain America, Green Lantern, Green Arrow, and even Johnny Storm have all come back from the dead. I think it is a great opportunity for storytelling. Who wouldn’t want to see their beloved hero come back from the dead? I also enjoy reading how their allies, nemeses, family, and friends accept their return or not. When I learned my nearest and dearest comic book compadre was dying, I knew it wouldn’t be for long. My only concern was, how will they bring him back?
 
In actuality, Peter Parker is back and fully in control of his body as of Superior Spider-Man #31. So, with the relaunch of Amazing Spider-Man next week, I have to wonder what the big deal is? The real Spider-Man is back, but... oh wait... we have a new movie coming out. What I really found so disheartening about the end of Superior Spider-Man, the end of my original Amazing Spider-Man comic line, and the launch of this new number #1, is that it is all for the non-comic book fans of the character. So after the movie comes out next week, Marvel and Disney believe that hordes of people will run into the there local comic book shop and pick up that spanking new #1 issue over one that should have read #701. That 700 issues and 50 years of character of development is too much for any one person to read. It will be nothing more than a deterrent for the non-fan and thus they won’t shell out the $3.99 (probably more) for the first issue. Heaven forbid they accidentally pick up a variant cover and pay for even more. Spider-Man is already part of the over-saturated superhero market, which is fine since he is one of the best and most identifiable characters in the history of comics. There are Spider-Man Golden Books, Spider-Man cartoons, Spider-Man early readers, and just about anything else with Spider-Man on it. So who were they worried about losing? My three year old nephew knows who Spider-Man is. Do you think he cared that for nearly half his life, Doc Ock has been inside Spider-Man? No. My issue on all of this is the big picture, literally. 
 
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 opens next week and Peter Parker has come back into his body so that non-comic book readers can walk into their local comic book store and pick up The Amazing Spider-Man #1. So by this note, should we start diving into Ant-Man now or wait until after July 17th, 2015? Anyone want to bet that Scott Lang and Hank Pym will both be in that new first issue?  Would anyone else like to bet that the Fantastic Four will be back in their classic blues and their original lineup come June 19th, 2015? Avengers guesses, anyone? They have over a year to work the storylines of all those Avenger books back into the movie character lineup. The true kicker is that we can probably all start placing bets on when the new Amazing Spider-Man will start re-numbering their issues. Anyone care to bet against 30 to 50 issues in on this run? Mark my words, there will tons of press about the 800th issue.  

 

I’m all for the non-comic book readers discovering the medium that so much of pop culture relies on now. I just want the comic book companies and their conglomerates to remember that without all of us geeks, dorks, and die-hards, they wouldn’t have their Summer Blockbusters. Just having a comic book movie is enough for this comic book reader. I just don’t need your film’s release date dictating my characters, story-lines, and issue numbers to me. 

Comic Book Releases for April 22nd, 2014:

ACTION LAB ENTERTAINMENT
Fracture Volume 2 #4 (Of 4)(Cover A Chad Cicconi), $2.99
Fracture Volume 2 #4 (Of 4)(Cover B Bill Blankenship), $2.99
Fracture Volume 2 #4 (Of 4)(Cover C Steve Bryant), $3.99
Jack Hammer #3 (Of 4)(Cover A Ionic), $2.99
Jack Hammer #3 (Of 4)(Cover B Des Taylor), $3.99
Skyward Volume 2 Strange Creatures TP, $8.99
Vamplets Undead Pet Society #1 (Cover A Amanda Coronado), $3.99
Vamplets Undead Pet Society #1 (Cover B Gayle Middleton), $4.99

ARCHIE COMIC PUBLICATIONS
Betty And Veronica #270 (Dan Parent Regular Cover), $2.99
Betty And Veronica #270 (Ryan Jampole Chibi Tea Party Variant Cover), $2.99
Sonic The Hedgehog #259 (SEGA Variant Cover), $2.99
Sonic The Hedgehog #259 (Tracy Yardley Regular Cover), $2.99

ASPEN COMICS
All New Soulfire #4 (Cover A V. Ken Marion), $3.99
All New Soulfire #4 (Cover B V. Ken Marion), $3.99
All New Soulfire #4 (Cover C V. Ken Marion), $3.99
All New Soulfire #4 (Cover D V. Ken Marion), $3.99
Fathom Kiani Volume 3 #2 (Cover A Giuseppe Cafaro), $3.99
Fathom Kiani Volume 3 #2 (Cover B V. Ken Marion), $3.99
Fathom Kiani Volume 3 #2 (Cover C Paolo Pantalena), AR

AVATAR PRESS
Crossed Annual 2014 (Jacen Burrows Regular Cover), $5.99
Crossed Annual 2014 (Jacen Burrows Red Crossed Incentive Cover), AR
Crossed Annual 2014 (Gabriel Andrade Torture Cover), $5.99
Crossed Annual 2014 (Rafa Ortiz Wraparound Cover), $5.99
Crossed Badlands #50 Deluxe Collector Box Set, $99.99
Crossed Badlands #52 (Christian Zanier Regular Cover), $3.99
Crossed Badlands #52 (Rafael Ortiz Fatal Fantasy Cover), $3.99
Crossed Badlands #52 (Christian Zanier Red Crossed Incentive Cover), AR
Crossed Badlands #52 (Jacen Burrows Torture Cover), $3.99
Crossed Badlands #52 (Christian Zanier Wraparound Cover), $3.99
Gravel Combat Magician #3 (Caanan White Regular Cover), $3.99
Gravel Combat Magician #3 (Mike Wolfer Black Magic Incentive Cover), AR
Gravel Combat Magician #3 (Mike Wolfer Horror Cover), $3.99
Gravel Combat Magician #3 (Mike Wolfer Wraparound Cover), $3.99
Uber #11 (Caanan White Regular Cover), $3.99
Uber #11 (Caanan White Blitzkrieg Incentive Cover), AR
Uber #11 (Michael Dipascale Propaganda Poster Cover), $3.99
Uber #11 (Caanan White Wraparound Cover), $3.99
Uber #9 (Gabriel Andrade War Crimes Cover), $5.99
Uber Special #1 Three Objectives Cover Set, $29.99

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Warhammer Gotrek And Felix The Serpent Queen HC, $14.00

BLEEDING COOL
Bleeding Cool Magazine #9, $4.99

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Duffman Adventures #1, $3.99

BOOM! STUDIOS
Bravest Warriors #19 (Cover A Kyle Fewell), $3.99
Bravest Warriors #19 (Cover B Kelly & Nichole Matthews), $3.99
Bravest Warriors #19 (Cover C Jason Adams), AR
Bravest Warriors #19 (Cover D Emily Partridge), AR
Day Men #3 (Brian Stelfreeze 2nd Printing Variant Cover), $3.99
Evil Empire #2 (Cover A Jay Shaw), $3.99
Evil Empire #2 (Cover B Signed Symbol), AR
Hacktivist #4 (Of 4)(Cover A Marcus To), $3.99
Herobear And The Kid Saving Time #1 (Of 5)(Cover A Mike Kunkel), $3.99
Herobear And The Kid Saving Time #1 (Of 5)(Cover B Humberto Ramos), AR
Herobear And The Kid Saving Time #1 (Of 5)(Cover C George Perez), AR
Midas Flesh #5 (Of 8)(Cover A John Keogh), $3.99
Midas Flesh #5 (Of 8)(Cover B Emily Carroll), AR
Peanuts #17 (Cover A Charles M. Schulz), $3.99
Planet Of The Apes Cataclysm Volume 3 TP, $14.99
Regular Show #12 (Cover A Matt Cummings), $3.99
Regular Show #12 (Cover B Felicia Choo), $3.99
Regular Show #12 (Cover C Jon Morris), AR
Regular Show #12 (Cover D Manuel Kilger), AR
Steed And Mrs Peel Volume 3 TP, $14.99

CHICAGO REVIEW PRESS
Wonder Woman Unbound Curious History Of The World's Most Famous Heroine SC (not verified by Diamond), $18.95

COMIC SHOP NEWS
Comic Shop News #1401, AR

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Sketchbook Meynet Volume 1 SC, $30.00
Sketchbook Presing Volume 1 SC, $30.00

DANGER ZONE
Bo Plushy Gangsta #2 (Pavel Balabanov Regular Cover), $3.99
Bo Plushy Gangsta #2 (Pavel Balabanov Variant Cover), AR
Ghost Town TP, $11.99

DARK HORSE COMICS
Bride Of The Water God Volume 15 TP, $9.99
Buffy The Vampire Slayer Season 10 #2 (Rebekah Isaacs Variant Cover), $3.50
Buffy The Vampire Slayer Season 10 #2 (Steve Morris Variant Cover), $3.50
Conan The Avenger #1, $3.50
EC Archives Weird Fantasy Volume 1 HC, $49.99
Eltingville Club #1 (Of 2), $3.99
Gantz Volume 31 TP, $13.99
Halo Escalation #5, $3.99
Mass Effect Foundation #10, $3.99
Massive #22, $3.50
Mind MGMT #21, $3.99
Someplace Strange HC, $19.99
Star Wars Legacy II #14, $2.99
Star Wars Omnibus Knights Of The Old Republic Volume 3 TP, $24.99
Tomb Raider #3, $3.50
Witcher #2 (Of 5), $3.99

DC COMICS
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Aquaman #30 (MAD Variant Cover), AR
Aquaman #30 (Paul Pelletier & Sean Parsons Regular Cover), $2.99
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Batman Eternal #3, $2.99
Batman Superman #9 (Jae Lee Combo Pack Cover), $4.99
Batman Superman #9 (Jae Lee Regular Cover), $3.99
Batman Superman #9 (Robot Chicken Variant Cover), AR
Books Of Magic TP (New Edition), $16.99
Catwoman #30, $2.99
Dead Boy Detectives #5, $2.99
Deadman Volume 5 TP, $16.99
Flash #30 (Anton Emdin MAD Variant Cover), AR
Flash #30 (Brett Booth & Norm Rapmund Regular Cover), $2.99
Green Lantern Volume 3 The End TP, $19.99
Green Lantern Volume 4 Dark Days HC, $24.99
Justice League Dark #30 (MAD Variant Cover), AR
Justice League Dark #30 (Mikel Janin Regular Cover), $3.99
Justice League United #0 (Blank Variant Cover), AR
Justice League United #0 (Mike McKone Combo Pack Cover), $4.99
Justice League United #0 (Mike McKone Regular Cover), $3.99
Justice League United #0 (Mike McKone Variant Cover), AR
Larfleeze #10, $2.99
MAD Magazine #527, $5.99
Red Lanterns #30, $2.99
Secret Origins #1 (Andy Kubert Variant Cover), AR
Secret Origins #1 (Lee Bermejo Regular Cover), $4.99
Superman #30 (Andy Kubert Regular Cover), $2.99
Superman #30 (MAD Variant Cover), AR
Teen Titans #30 (Final Issue)(Kenneth Rocafort Regular Cover), $3.99
Teen Titans #30 (Final Issue)(MAD Variant Cover), AR
Teen Titans Go #3, $2.99

DEVILS DUE ENTERTAINMENT
Mercy Sparx #5 (Cover A Matt Merhoff)(not verified by Diamond), $3.99
Mercy Sparx #5 (Cover B Elizabeth Torque)(not verified by Diamond), $3.99

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DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT
Ash And The Army Of Darkness #6 (Dennis Calero Subscription Variant Cover), $3.99
Ash And The Army Of Darkness #6 (Justin Erickson Regular Cover), $3.99
Frank Thorne's Red Sonja Art Edition HC, $150.00
Garth Ennis' The Complete Battlefields Volume 3 HC, $24.99
George R.R. Martin's A Game Of Thrones #20 (Mike S. Miller Regular Cover), $3.99
Lady Rawhide #5 (Of 5)(Joseph Michael Linser Regular Cover), $3.99
Lady Rawhide #5 (Of 5)(Joseph Michael Linser Subscription Variant Cover), $3.99
Robotech Voltron #3 (Of 5)(Tommy Yune Regular Cover), $3.99
Shadow Now #6 (Of 6)(Colton Worley Subscription Variant Cover), $3.99
Shadow Now #6 (Of 6)(Tim Bradstreet Regular Cover), $3.99
Sherlock Holmes Moriarty Lives #3 (Of 5)(Francesco Francavilla Regular Cover), $3.99
Six Million Dollar Man Season 6 #1 (Alex Ross Silver Signature Edition), AR
Vampirella Archives Volume 9 HC, $49.99
Warlord Of Mars #35 (Carlos Rafael Black & White Risque Ultra-Limited Variant Cover), AR
Warlord Of Mars #35 (Carlos Rafael Risque Variant Cover), AR
Warlord Of Mars #35 (Clint Langley Regular Cover), $3.99
Warlord Of Mars #35 (Lucio Parrillo Regular Cover), $3.99

FANTAGRAPHICS BOOKS
Buddy Buys A Dump TP (not verified by Diamond), $19.99
Love Bunglers HC (not verified by Diamond), $19.99
Unlovable Volume 3 HC (not verified by Diamond), $29.99
Walt Disney's Donald Duck Volume 5 Trail Of The Unicorn HC (not verified by Diamond), $29.99

FIERY STUDIOS
Clockwork Game GN (not verified by Diamond), $19.95

IDW PUBLISHING
24 #1 (Cover A Davide Furno), $3.99
24 #1 (Cover RI Paul Shipper), AR
24 #1 (Cover SUB Photo), $3.99
7th Sword #1 (Cover A Andrew C. Robinson), $3.99
7th Sword #1 (Cover SUB Nelson Blake II), $3.99
City The Mind In The Machine #3 (Cover A Tommy Lee Edwards), $3.99
City The Mind In The Machine #3 (Cover SUB Bernard Chang), $3.99
Danger Girl May Day #1 (Of 4)(Cover A John Royle), $3.99
Danger Girl May Day #1 (Of 4)(Cover SUB John Royle), $3.99
Dungeons And Dragons Forgotten Realms Classics Omnibus Volume 1 TP, $29.99
G.I. JOE A Real American Hero #201 (Cover A S.L. Gallant), $3.99
G.I. JOE A Real American Hero #201 (Cover RI-A Larry Hama), AR
G.I. JOE A Real American Hero #201 (Cover RI-B Rob Liefeld), AR
Godzilla Rulers Of Earth #11 (Cover A Matt Frank), $3.99
Godzilla Rulers Of Earth #11 (Cover RI Jeff Zornow), AR
Magic The Gathering Volume 4 Theros TP, $19.99
Popeye Classics #21 (Cover A Bud Sagendorf), $3.99
Princess Of Mars Illustrated Prose HC, $29.99
Rocketeer The Spirit Pulp Friction HC, $21.99
Rogue Trooper #3 (Cover A Glenn Fabry), $3.99
Rogue Trooper #3 (Cover SUB James Stokoe), $3.99
Samurai Jack Classics Volume 2 TP, $19.99
Star Slammers Re-Mastered #2 (Cover SUB Walter Simonson), $3.99
Star Trek #32 (Cover A Erfan Fajar), $3.99
Star Trek #32 (Cover SUB Photo), $3.99
T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents #7 (Cover SUB Jerry Ordway), $3.99
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #33 (Cover A Mateus Santolouco), $3.99
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #33 (Cover B Kevin Eastman), $3.99
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #33 (Cover RI Stephen Mooney), AR
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Adventures Volume 7 TP, $19.99
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles New Animated Adventures #10 (Cover A Dario Brizuela), $3.99
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles New Animated Adventures #10 (Cover RI James Silvani), AR
Transformers Robots In Disguise #28 (Cover A Casey W. Coller), $3.99
Transformers Robots In Disguise #28 (Cover RI Livio Ramondelli), AR
Transformers Robots In Disguise #28 (Cover SUB Andrew Griffith), $3.99
X-Files Season 10 Volume 2 HC, $24.99

IMAGE COMICS
Dead Body Road #5 (Of 6), $2.99
Deadly Class #2 (2nd Printing Variant Cover), $3.50
Deadly Class #3 (2nd Printing Variant Cover)(not verified by Diamond), $3.50
Distant Soil Volume 2 The Ascendant TP, $16.99
East Of West #1 (Jonathan Hickman Signed Edition)(Dynamic Forces), $19.99
Five Ghosts #11, $2.99
Fuse #3 (Cover A Justin Greenwood), $3.50
Fuse #3 (Cover B Jamie McKelvie), $3.50
Ghosted #9, $2.99
Lazarus #8, $2.99
Manhattan Projects #20, $3.50
Mice Templar IV Legend #9 (Cover A Michael Avon Oeming), $3.99
Mice Templar IV Legend #9 (Cover B Victor Santos & Chandra Free), $3.99
Protectors Inc #6, $2.99
Saviors #4, $2.99
Sheltered #8, $2.99
Shotgun Wedding #4 (Of 4), $3.99
Skullkickers #26, $3.50
Sovereign #1 (2nd Printing Variant Cover), $2.99
Sovereign #2, $2.99
Thief Of Thieves #20, $2.99
Undertow #3 (Of 6)(Cover A Artyom Trakhanov), $2.99
Undertow #3 (Of 6)(Cover B Brian Churilla), $2.99
Walking Dead #117 (3rd Printing Variant Cover), $2.99
Walking Dead #126, $2.99
Zero #7 (Cover A Matt Taylor & Tom Muller), $2.99
Zero #7 (Cover B Sean Phillips & Tom Muller), $2.99

INSIGHT EDITIONS
Last Of Us The Poster Collection SC, $24.99
World According To Spider-Man HC, $24.95

KODANSHA COMICS
Animal Land Volume 9 GN, $10.99

MARVEL COMICS
All-New Invaders #4, $3.99
All-New X-Men #23 (Dale Keown 2nd Printing Variant Cover), $3.99
Avengers Undercover #3 (Francesco Mattina Regular Cover), $2.99
Avengers Undercover #3 (Jorge Molina Variant Cover), AR
Brilliant Volume 1 HC (Premiere Edition), $24.99
Captain Marvel #1 (David Lopez 2nd Printing Variant Cover), $3.99
Daredevil #2 (Alex Maleev Captain America Team-Up Variant Cover), AR
Daredevil #2 (Chris Samnee Regular Cover), $3.99
Daredevil #2 (Frank Cho Artist Variant Cover), AR
Dexter Down Under #3 (Of 5), $3.99
Elektra #1 (Bill Sienkiewicz Variant Cover), AR
Elektra #1 (Blank Variant Cover), AR
Elektra #1 (Michael Del Mundo Regular Cover), $3.99
Elektra #1 (Paolo Rivera Variant Cover), AR
Elektra #1 (Skottie Young Variant Cover), AR
Fantastic Four #2 (Leonard Kirk 2nd Printing Variant Cover), $3.99
Fantastic Four #3 (J.G. Jones Variant Cover), AR
Fantastic Four #3 (John Romita Jr. Regular Cover), $3.99
George Romero's Empire Of The Dead Act One #4 (Of 5)(Alex Maleev Regular Cover), $3.99
George Romero's Empire Of The Dead Act One #4 (Of 5)(Arthur Suydam NYC Variant Cover), AR
Guardians Of The Galaxy #12 (Mike Deodato 2nd Printing Variant Cover), $3.99
Guardians Of The Galaxy #14, $4.99
Inhuman Lithograph #4 (Promotional Item), AR
Iron Patriot #2 (Garry Brown Regular Cover), $3.99
Iron Patriot #2 (Joe Bennett Variant Cover), AR
Marvel Masterworks The Amazing Spider-Man Volume 16 HC, $69.99
Marvel Masterworks The Amazing Spider-Man Volume 16 HC (Direct Market Variant Edition Volume 205), $69.99
Marvel Universe Ultimate Spider-Man #25, $2.99
Ms. Marvel #2 (Jamie McKelvie 2nd Printing Variant Cover), $2.99
Origin II #1 (Of 5)(Stan Lee Gold Signature Series Signed Edition)(Dynamic Forces), $699.99
Origin II #1 (Stan Lee Signed Edition)(Dynamic Forces), $399.99
Original Sin #0 (Jim Cheung Regular Cover), $4.99
Original Sin #0 (Paolo Rivera Artist Variant Cover), AR
Powers Bureau #9, $3.95
Savage Wolverine #17, $3.99
Savage Wolverine Volume 1 Kill Island TP, $19.99
Secret Avengers Volume 3 How To MA.I.M. A Mockingbird TP, $17.99
Superior Spider-Man #30 (Giuseppe Camuncoli 2nd Printing Variant Cover), $3.99
Superior Spider-Man Team-Up #12, $3.99
Thor By Walter Simonson Volume 5 TP, $29.99
Thunderbolts #25, $2.99
Uncanny Avengers #19 (Agustin Alessio Variant Cover), AR
Uncanny Avengers #19 (Daniel Acuna Regular Cover), $3.99
What If Age Of Ultron #4 (Of 5)(Chris Stevens Regular Cover), $3.99
What If Age Of Ultron #4 (Of 5)(Jim Rugg Variant Cover), AR
X-Men Legacy Volume 4 For We Are Many TP, $15.99

MARVEL PRESS
X-Men An Origin Story HC, $8.99

ONI PRESS
Bunker #2 (James Callahan 2nd Printing Variant Cover), $3.99
Bunker #3, $3.99
Letter 44 #6, $3.99

OSSM COMICS
Thaniel #2 (Of 4), $3.99

REBELLION
Judge Dredd Megazine #346, $12.25
Judge Dredd The Complete Case Files Volume 22 TP, $32.99

ST. MARTIN'S GRIFFIN
Walking Dead Novel Volume 4 The Fall Of The Governor Part 2 HC, $25.99

THOMAS DUNNE BOOKS
Walking Dead Volume 2 The Road To Woodbury MMPB, $7.99

TITAN PUBLISHING
Star Trek Magazine #49 (Newsstand Edition), $9.99
Star Trek Magazine #49 (Previews Exclusive Edition), $9.99
Star Wars Insider #149 (Newsstand Edition), $7.99
Star Wars Insider #149 (Previews Exclusive Edition), $7.99

TOHAN CORPORATION
Megami January 2014, $16.60
Newtype January 2014, $16.00

UDON ENTERTAINMENT
DmC Devil May Cry Visual Art SC, $39.99
Gurren Lagann Art Works SC, $39.99
SoulCalibur New Legends Of Project Soul SC, $39.99
Street Fighter Classic Volume 3 Psycho Crusher HC, $54.99

VALIANT ENTERTAINMENT
Eternal Warrior #8, $3.99
Harbinger #22 (Barry Kitson Variant Cover), AR
Harbinger #22 (Michael Walsh Regular Cover), $3.99
Harbinger #22 (Zach Montoya interlocking Variant Cover), $3.99
X-O Manowar #23 (2nd Printing Variant Cover), $3.99

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Flowers Of Evil Volume 9 GN, $10.95

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Shonen Jump Pack 2014 #2, $19.99

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Bunny Drop Volume 10 GN, $14.00
I'm Not Popular Volume 3 GN, $11.99
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Spice And Wolf Volume 11 SC, $12.00
Sword Art Online Volume 1 Aincrad SC, $13.00
Umineko When They Cry Volume 6 Banquet Of The Golden Witch Part 2 GN, $22.00

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COMMENTS AND RESPONSES

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SinisterPryde 4/23/2014 12:53:20 AM

#50? Highly unlikely.  Marvel hasn't had a series cross that threshold for a while now.  I think Astonishing X-Men was the last one?

I go back and forth and the whole re-numbering thing.  It seems Marvel is in love with re-launching a series every two years or so (sometimes less) because of the whole sales boost they get from that #1 on the cover.  So that's good for them.  Long run, though, it won't last.  People start seeing them as mini-series and those don't tend to do well. 

Also, I feel it's a bit disengenuine to launch with a #1 and continue plot-lines (see recent issues of the All-New Wolverine).  #1 Should be an entry point, an introduction to the character and the world they inhabit.  Now if I buy a new #1 I have to figure out what previous #1 this story actually started in. 

Dazzler 4/23/2014 3:24:55 AM

Numbering of these issues still pisses me and others off, they like "jumping on" points and love to put out #1's but they are not really #1's.  Then they celebrate the milestones like Daredevil 50th year aniversery but the numbers don't reflect that.  Really a slap to collectors in the balls.  They say the trick works but I can't believe people are dumb enough to think they are really getting a collectable #1 issue?  They should have stayed with holo covers. 

Logic 4/23/2014 7:43:57 AM

Personally, I'm ok with the renumbering if it doesn't reboot the character. I see the new #1 as a dramatic shift in the character or the introduction of a new creative team. That seems to be Marvel's method and I think it has worked amazingly so far... Unlike DC's complete disregard for 70 year of history.

spiderhero 4/23/2014 9:04:07 AM

It's been completely impossible for me to care about my all-time favorite character since they ruined him with OMD. That's not hyperbole. We now know, from the editor-on-high, that Peter CANNOT progress as a character. He CANNOT EVER actually have a relationship that will last. etc...

So, how can I care about a character that is forced by the editors to stay a loser, to stay a liar to his closest family, to forever have every relationship end badly, to stay forever spinning his wheels? That character/book/story is going nowhere. All that leaves are occasional big fights that mean nothing.

I'm not so much bothered by them flushing 20 years of continuity down the toilet. It's comics. That happens. I'm bothered by the edict that Peter must stay exactly as he was in 1965 FOREVER.

Rant complete.

RobertTrate 4/23/2014 9:28:47 AM

 Agreed Spiderhero. Some of the best growth of the character came from him being an Avenger, being accepted, and being married. 

millean 4/23/2014 9:32:28 AM

I've thought that they should "number" issues by date, rather than sequential numbers.  Then you never have to worry about renumbering once it gets too high.  But of course, they wouldn't be able to have a new #1 every year (not counting January issues!) to boost sales, so that will never happen.

As for Superior Spider-Man, I liked the concept.  However, it dragged on much too long.  Then I was looking forward to upcoming issues where Peter has to reclaim his life/explain to everyone what has been going on.  Thought those could be some intiguing issues, especially with regards to MJ.  Not to really spoil anything, but in the last issue of Superior they pretty much covered a lot of that over the course of about 4 pages.  What a letdown, could have been better.

It will be good to have Spidey back, though.

CalamityJohnson 4/23/2014 10:45:33 AM

I gave up on Spider-Man, and a few months later, Marvel Comics entirely back in 2008 or 2009 when they rebooted his character as having never married Mary Jane Watson and introducing Jackpot (or whatever her name is). Yes, Marvel, that $100/month less in sales you saw back then was me. Thanks for many years of comicbook awesomeness, but that was the end for me. The fact they're just pissing on true fans to hopefully seduce new ones to coincide with movies just really turns me off. I had contemplated going back and buying some trade paperbacks. Nope. No seduction. You just showed me the proverbial weiner in the panties.... like a frightened turtle.

millean 4/23/2014 11:22:39 AM

By the way, it's nice to have a Comicscape article once again.  Wish we had one every week!

 

RobertTrate 4/23/2014 2:48:34 PM

 It will return again next week, Comicscape 

ddiaz28 4/24/2014 7:24:55 AM

Just finished reading Original Sin #0 this morning.  I'm excited for this event a lot more than I was for Infinity.  Can't wait to see the fallout of it in Avengers and New Avengers.  The Guardians double issue was fun too.  Three stories in one.

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