Watch the video version to preview this week's new Marvel Comics!

It’s time to THWIP! with Marvel’s The Pull List!

On the podcast, Ryan and Tucker preview June 20’s new comic releases, including their Picks of the Week AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #801, PETER PARKER: THE SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN ANNUAL #1, TONY STARK: IRON MAN #1, X:MEN GOLD #30, and all the other books that’ll be waiting for you in stores tomorrow!

Watch the video version of Marvel’s The Pull List above as Ryan and Tucker highlight the Spider-centric stories on offer before jumping into the full audio episode below.

Here’s the full list of what’s available from Marvel this week:

MARVEL PRINT COMICS ON-SALE (6/20/18) 

  • AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #801
  • AMAZING SPIDER-MAN: RENEW YOUR VOWS #20
  • ANT-MAN & THE WASP #2
  • AVENGERS #3
  • BEN REILLY: SCARLET SPIDER #20
  • CABLE #158
  • CAPTAIN AMERICA #704
  • CHAMPIONS #21
  • DAREDEVIL #604
  • DOCTOR STRANGE #2
  • HUNT FOR WOLVERINE: CLAWS OF A KILLER #2
  • INFINITY COUNTDOWN: BLACK WIDOW #1
  • INFINITY COUNTDOWN: CHAMPIONS #1
  • PETER PARKER: THE SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN ANNUAL #1
  • RUNAWAYS #10
  • SPIDER-GWEN #33
  • STAR WARS: POE DAMERON #28
  • TONY STARK: IRON MAN #1
  • WEAPON H #4
  • X-MEN: GOLD #30
    • TRUE BELIEVERS: ANT-MAN – THE INCREDIBLE SHRINKING DOOM #1 
    • TRUE BELIEVERS: SCOTT LANG, THE ASTONISHING ANT-MAN #1 

COLLECTIONS

  • AMAZING SPIDER-MAN: WORLDWIDE VOL. 8
  • CHAMPIONS CLASSIC: THE COMPLETE COLLECTION
  • DOCTOR STRANGE BY DONNY CATES VOL. 1: GOD OF MAGIC
  • THE UNBEATABLE SQUIRREL GIRL VOL. 8: MY BEST FRIEND’S SQUIRREL
  • VENOMNIBUS VOL. 1 (HC)
  • WEAPON X VOL. 3: MODERN WARFARE
  • WOLVERINE: SAVAGE ORIGINS

DIGITAL COMICS ON SALE THIS WEEK 

  • SPIDEY: SCHOOL’S OUT #2

ALSO ON SALE ON THE MARVEL APP THIS WEEK 

  • CAPTAIN AMERICA: DEAD MEN RUNNING (2002) #1-3     
  • QUASAR (1989) #26-27  
  • SENSATIONAL SHE-HULK: CEREMONY (1989) #1-2             
  • SPIDER-MAN: GET KRAVEN (2002) #1-6   

DIGITAL COLLECTIONS 

  • CAPTAIN AMERICA: WAR AND REMEMBRANCE
  • FANTASTIC FOUR: EXTENDED FAMILY
  • THOR: IF ASGARD SHOULD PERISH
  • THOR: THE QUEST FOR ODIN
  • THOR: WORLDENGINE

FRESHLY DIGITIZED COMICS ON MARVEL UNLIMITED 

  • ALL-NEW WOLVERINE #28
  • BEN REILLY: SCARLET SPIDER #11
  • BLACK PANTHER – LONG LIVE THE KING #1
  • CABLE #152
  • CAPTAIN MARVEL (2000) #26-35
  • DAKOTA NORTH (1986) #1-5
  • DAREDEVIL #596
  • DESPICABLE DEADPOOL #290
  • FALCON #3
  • FORCE WORKS (1994) #1-5, 8-22
  • FREE COMIC BOOK DAY (ALL-NEW GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY)#0 
  • JEAN GREY #10
  • ROYALS #12
  • RUNAWAYS #4
  • SECOND COMING: PREPARE (2010) #1
  • SECRET WARRIORS #10
  • SHE-HULK #160
  • SPECIAL EDITION: X-MEN (1983) #1
  • STAR WARS #40
  • THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #792
  • THE PUNISHER #219
  • THE UNBEATABLE SQUIRREL GIRL#27
  • WEAPON X #12
  • X-MEN: BLUE #17
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Spidey teams with Deadpool and faces the second Super Hero Civil War!

For over 50 years, Spider-Man has been a sensational standout in the Marvel Universe and the web-slinger is now back on the silver screen once again in Marvel Studios’ “Avengers: Infinity War”! In celebration of his memorable history, we present Spidey’s spectacular step-by-step story…

While Peter Parker showed a disgruntled Johnny Storm around the new home of Parker Industries—the Baxter Building—the Zodiac ramped up their evil plans in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #3. Spider-Man saved Aunt May from War Goblins in Africa in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #4, and later teamed with S.H.I.E.L.D. to take down the Zodiac in London in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #5, not realizing its leader, Scorpio, stood as a major stockholder in Parker’s company.

Spider-Man/Deadpool (2016) #1

Spider-Man/Deadpool (2016) #1

  • Published: January 06, 2016
  • Added to Marvel Unlimited: July 04, 2016
  • Rating: Rated T+
  • Writer: Joe Kelly
  • Cover Artist: Ed Mcguinness
What is Marvel Unlimited?

Spidey and Deadpool confronted a fake Dormammu together in SPIDER-MAN/DEADPOOL #1, but the Merc with a Mouth took a contract to kill Peter Parker, believing him to be evil in SPIDER-MAN/DEADPOOL #2. To complicate things, after a mission to Bolivia against the Cult of Entropy in SPIDER-MAN/DEADPOOL #3, Deadpool decided to kill Spidey first, then his “boss.”

A corrupted Cloak and Dagger’s new boss, Mister Negative, released a new drug onto the streets of Shanghai in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #6. After faking corruption by Negative in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #7, Parker began to search for an antidote to the drug, and in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #8 set a trap for his foe to defeat him and release Cloak and Dagger from his control. Meanwhile, the Zodiac had infiltrated Parker Industries with a mole.

The Amazing Spider-Man (2015) #7

The Amazing Spider-Man (2015) #7

  • Published: February 03, 2016
  • Added to Marvel Unlimited: August 08, 2016
  • Writer: Dan Slott
  • Cover Artist: Alex Ross
What is Marvel Unlimited?

Spidey and Nick Fury tracked Scorpio from orbit in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #9, but the wallcrawler wound up attacked by the villain upon returning to Earth. Scorpio threatened to ruin Parker Industries in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #10, but our hero managed to temporarily beat him by sending him one year into the future in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #11. On the sidelines, Otto Octavius’ consciousness took more control of Peter Parker’s robotic helpmate, the Living Brain.

Spidey double-dated with Deadpool in SPIDER-MAN/DEADPOOL #4, mixed it up with Mysterio in SPIDER-MAN/DEADPOOL #5, and suffered through the production of “Deadpool: The Movie” in SPIDER-MAN/DEADPOOL #6. The wallcrawler found his hands full, though, when he met a future-seeing Inhuman named Ulysses in CIVIL WAR II #1, and witnessed the death of Bruce Banner from an arrow shot by Hawkeye in CIVIL WAR II #3.

Civil War II: Amazing Spider-Man (2016) #1

Civil War II: Amazing Spider-Man (2016) #1

What is Marvel Unlimited?

In CIVIL WAR II: AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #1, Spidey offered Ulysses a kind of internship at Parker Industries, but the young man predicted a former-crook-now-employee of the company would attack the hero soon. As if to fulfill Ulysses’ vision, Clayton Cole donned the armor of Clash in CIVIL WAR II: AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #2 to fight the Robot Master in CIVIL WAR II: AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #3, and ultimately turn to the dark side in CIVIL WAR II: AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #4 when Spidey asked him to step back from trying to be a hero.

The webslinger battled the Ghost with Iron Man in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #12, while a would-be-champion named Regent rose up and began to steal powers from super heroes in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #13, beginning with Miles Morales, the other Spider-Man. The rest of the Avengers fell into Regent’s clutches in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #14 until Mary Jane Watson suited up as the Iron Spider to help Spidey dethrone the bad guy once and for all in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #15.

The Amazing Spider-Man (2015) #15

The Amazing Spider-Man (2015) #15

What is Marvel Unlimited?

After reminiscing over an early team-up in SPIDER-MAN/DEADPOOL #7, the unlikely duo tracked down Patient Zero in SPIDER-MAN/DEADPOOL #8 and scrapped with a girl mutated with their own DNA called Itsy Bitsy in SPIDER-MAN/DEADPOOL #9. The girl turned on Patient Zero, her creator, in SPIDER-MAN/DEADPOOL #10, and ran off to become a crimefighter all on her own.

Peter Parker learned of a company known as New U and their rejuvenation technology in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #16, while a new female Electro killed Parker Industries associate Hobie Brown in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #17. Otto Octavius moved his mind into an octobot after the destruction of the Living Brain in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #18, and Aunt May’s husband Jay Jameson died in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #19.

The Clone Conspiracy (2016) #1

The Clone Conspiracy (2016) #1

What is Marvel Unlimited?

Spider-Man broke in to New U to investigate their suspicious set-up in DEAD NO MORE: CLONE CONSPIRACY #1, only to be confronted with a clone of Gwen Stacy and be assaulted by Octavius in a new, healthy body. The whys and the wherefores of his return stood revealed in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #20.

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Peter Parker deals with the Spider-Verse, Secret Wars and life as a billionaire!

For over 50 years, Spider-Man has been a sensational standout in the Marvel Universe and the web-slinger is now back on the silver screen once again in Marvel Studios’ “Avengers: Infinity War”! In celebration of his memorable history, we present Spidey’s spectacular step-by-step story…

One of Spider-Man’s greatest foes, Carnage, became “inverted” in AVENGERS & X-MEN: AXIS #4 due to the Red Skull’s machinations, as well as Captain America and other heroes. In AXIS #5, Spidey escaped his friends’ evil actions, but Apocalypse showed up to make things worse. The webslinger helped gather former villains to save the day in AXIS #6, and he joined with Deadpool to stop Apocalypse’s “gene bomb” in AXIS #7. The heroic Carnage actually stopped the bomb in AXIS #8, while Spidey fought the X-Men until everything could be put back the way it should be in AXIS #9.

Avengers & X-Men: Axis (2014) #7

Avengers & X-Men: Axis (2014) #7

  • Published: December 10, 2014
  • Added to Marvel Unlimited: June 03, 2015
  • Writer: Rick Remender
  • Cover Artist: Jim Cheung
What is Marvel Unlimited?

Alternate universe Spider-heroes sought out Spidey in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #9 to beg his help in stopping Morlun and the Inheritors from killing them all. Our hero went to the Great Web to hand-pick a team in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #10, which included Otto Octavius, the Superior Spider-Man, who quickly wanted to take over the group. The wallcrawler challenged Otto in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #11, and after making a pact with Spider-Gwen, went toe-to-toe with Morlun in battle.

Multiple versions of Spider-Man clashed with the villains to gather the Spider-Totems in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #12, but the tide turned with the inclusion of an Uncle Ben Spider-Man in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #13, and Otto’s key to victory over the Inheritors in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #14. Later, Otto picked a fight with everyone in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #15, but Peter Parker set him right.

Amazing Spider-Man (2014) #13

Amazing Spider-Man (2014) #13

  • Published: January 21, 2015
  • Added to Marvel Unlimited: July 20, 2015
  • Rating: Rated T+
  • Writer: Dan Slott
  • Cover Artist: Olivier Coipel
What is Marvel Unlimited?

Spidey assisted the Fantastic Four versus the Quiet Man in FANTASTIC FOUR #643, a twisted version of the Avengers in FANTASTIC FOUR #644, and the Psycho-Man in FANTASTIC FOUR #645. Peter’s Parker Industries vied with Alchemax to bid on building a super-prison in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #16, Spidey fought the Ghost in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #17, and lost his building in the battle in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #18.

After a scrap with Tombstone in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #16.1, the webslinger joined with the Wraith to investigate a mystery that led into a gang war in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #17.1, the return of the Black Cat in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #18.1, a clash with the Circus of Crime in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #19.1, and big, violent misunderstanding with the Wraith in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #20.1.

Secret Wars (2015) #1

Secret Wars (2015) #1

  • Published: May 06, 2015
  • Added to Marvel Unlimited: November 02, 2015
  • Rating: Rated T+
  • Writer: Jonathan Hickman
  • Cover Artist: Alex Ross
What is Marvel Unlimited?

As Spidey’s universe prepared for an incursion by another universe in SECRET WARS #1, he boarded Reed Richards’ “life raft” with other heroes to escape the cataclysm. Seemingly years later, the raft opened up on a planet called “Battleworld” in SECRET WARS #2 and our hero learned its ‘god” was none other than Doctor Doom. Spider battled another group stranded there, the Cabal, in SECRET WARS #4, until Dr. Strange scattered him and his teammates to the far corners of the planet when Doom took notice.

Peter, along with fellow Spider-Man Miles Morales, sought the planet’s power source in SECRET WARS #6, but found the all-powerful Molecule Man instead. The final war with Doom’s forces kicked off in SECRET WARS #8, and after his defeat by Reed Richards in SECRET WARS #9, Peter welcomed Miles to his rebuilt universe as the second official Spider-Man.

The Amazing Spider-Man (2015) #1

The Amazing Spider-Man (2015) #1

  • Published: October 07, 2015
  • Added to Marvel Unlimited: April 04, 2016
  • Rating: Rated T
  • Writer: Dan Slott
  • Cover Artist: Alex Ross
What is Marvel Unlimited?

Now a billionaire from “webware” he created, Peter Parker swung into battle as Spidey with his new Spider-Mobile in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #1 against the Zodiac, who then returned in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #2 to challenge our hero again with a scheme to steal his tech from him.

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Watch the all-new video version to preview this week's Marvel Comics!

Celebrate the major Spidey milestone with Marvel’s The Pull List!

On the podcast, Ryan and Tucker preview May 30’s new comic releases, including AMAZING SPIDER-MAN, INFINITY COUNTDOWN: CAPTAIN MARVEL, MS. MARVEL, STAR WARS: LANDO – DOUBLE OR NOTHING, and all the other books that are waiting for you in stores right now!

But first, watch this special video commemorating the web-slinger’s landmark event.

Then watch the video version of Marvel’s The Pull List above before jumping into the full audio episode below.

Here’s the full list of what’s available from Marvel this week:

MARVEL PRINT COMICS ON-SALE (5/30/18)

  • AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #800
  • AMAZING SPIDER-MAN: RENEW YOUR VOWS #19
  • DAREDEVIL #603
  • INFINITY COUNTDOWN: CAPTAIN MARVEL #1
  • LOCKJAW #4
  • MARVEL 2-IN-ONE #6
  • MARVEL SUPER HERO ADVENTURES THE SPIDER-DOCTOR #1
  • MS. MARVEL #30
  • SPIDER-GWEN #32
  • STAR WARS: LANDO – DOUBLE OR NOTHING #1
  • THE PUNISHER #225
  • X-MEN: BLUE #28
  • X-MEN: RED ANNUAL #1
  • YOU ARE DEADPOOL #5

COLLECTIONS

  • AMAZING SPIDER-MAN: RENEW YOUR VOWS VOL. 3 – EIGHT YEARS LATER
  • BLACK PANTHER BOOK 5: AVENGERS OF THE NEW WORLD PART 2
  • COLOR YOUR OWN ANT-MAN AND THE WASP
  • SECRET AVENGERS BY ED BRUBAKER: THE COMPLETE COLLECTION
  • SILVER SURFER EPIC COLLECTION: THANOS QUEST
  • THE PUNISHER: WAR MACHINE VOL. 1
  • WOLVERINE: THE AMAZING IMMORTAL MAN AND OTHER BLOODY TALES
  • X-MEN GOLD VOL. 5: CRUEL AND UNUSUAL

ON THE MARVEL APP

  • HERCULES: PRINCE OF POWER (1982) #1-4
  • HERCULES: PRINCE OF POWER (1984) #1-4
  • MASTER OF KUNG FU (1974) #110-125
  • SILVER SURFER (1987) #39-50

DIGITAL COLLECTIONS

  • BLACK WIDOW: THE STING OF THE WIDOW
  • FANTASTIC FOUR VISIONARIES: GEORGE PEREZ VOL. 1
  • FANTASTIC FOUR VISIONARIES: GEORGE PEREZ VOL. 2
  • FANTASTIC FOUR/SPIDER-MAN CLASSIC
  • HERCULES: PRINCE OF POWER

FRESHLY DIGITIZED COMICS ON MARVEL UNLIMITED

  • ALL-NEW WOLVERINE #27
  • AMAZING SPIDER-MAN: RENEW YOUR VOWS #13
  • BLACK PANTHER #167
  • CABLE #151
  • GENERATION X #9
  • GHOST RIDER (1973) #55
  • GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY: TELLTALE GAMES #5
  • INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #594
  • LUKE CAGE #167
  • MARVEL TEAM-UP (1972) #93
  • MONSTERS UNLEASHED #8
  • MOON GIRL AND DEVIL DINOSAUR #25
  • MOON KNIGHT (1980) #29-30
  • ROYALS #11
  • SILVER SABLE AND THE WILD PACK #36
  • SILVER SURFER (1982) #1
  • SILVER SURFER (1987) #1-14
  • SPIDER-MAN/DEADPOOL #24
  • SPIDER-WOMAN (1978) #19
  • SPIDER-WOMAN (1978) #32
  • STAR WARS #39
  • THANOS #13
  • THE MIGHTY CAPTAIN MARVEL #126
  • VENOM: THE MACE (1994) #1-3
  • WARLOCK (1998) #1-4
  • X-MEN: GOLD #16
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Dan Slott nears the end of his AMAZING run with a milestone issue on May 30.

After 10 years, Dan Slott’s epic run on AMAZING SPIDER-MAN is nearing its end in a big way with the “Go Down Swinging” arc, and AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #800 will be an appropriately huge issue in more ways than one.

Slott and artist Stuart Immonen will unveil what’s being touted as the biggest Peter Parker and Norman Osborn story of all time, joined by Humberto Ramos, Giuseppe Camuncoli and Jim Cheung. AMAZING #800 will mark the first Marvel comic to ever hit 800 issues, and will feature 80 pages of brand-new story from Slott, who has written more issues of AMAZING SPIDER-MAN than any creator.

Slott’s time on AMAZING – before he moves over to IRON MAN – will wrap up in #801, but first “Go Down Swinging” is giving fans one of the most exciting stories in Spider-Man lore, culminating with Spider-Man facing his most evil villain yet.

Said editor Nick Lowe, “AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #800 is the biggest single-issue story I’ve ever worked on. It’s 80-pages of story! And Dan and Stuart are being joined by some very important past AMAZING SPIDER-MAN artists to bring it to you in the coolest way possible! Everything you’ve loved about Dan Slott’s run on this book is on full display in this monumental issue that will have you shivering, crying, cheering, laughing and wishing it would never end!”

THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #800
GO DOWN SWINGING
Written by Dan Slott
Art by Stuart Immonen, Humberto Ramos, Giuseppe Camuncoli
Cover by Alex Ross
On-Sale 5/30/18

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After 10 years and 189 issues, Slott will move from the adventures of Peter Parker to Tony Stark.

The end of an era is here, as Don Slott will be ending his epic run on THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN with issue #801 – as the writer prepares to begin guiding the next chapter of Tony Stark’s life in the pages of IRON MAN.

Slott spoke to Vulture.com about this big change, saying, of his decision to leave AMAZING SPIDER-MAN after a decade of writing the series (and 189 issues!), “I could always see the next furlong, I could always see what was ahead. Like, Get this far and I’ll make it to the next wave of ‘Brand New Day’ writers, then, ‘If I make it this far I get to one out of every five issues of AMAZING [ever published]. If I get it to this far, I get to [issue No.] 700.’ And so on. So I kept having these benchmarks to hit. And then I realized, once you hit ten years and then issue 800, the next benchmarks were way too far away. [Laughs.] So I always knew that was the zone.”

He goes on to explain that he’ll likely need to adjust to not telling Spider-Man stories, because having written the book for so long, “There are days where everything gets seen through the Spider-Man filter first. If I’m walking down the streets in New York and I notice something, I’d go, ‘Oh, how would Spider-Man deal with that?’ It’s a reflex muscle in the back of your head. Or you read a news story. Something happens and you go, ‘How would Spider-Man deal with that? What is that? What if that was Mysterio?’ When you do this for ten years, that’s just the way you’re wired.”

As for his new gig on IRON MAN, Slott tells Vulture, “I’m all excited. They’d asked me to do IRON MAN a while back, but by then I was at [SILVER] SURFER and I had Spidey and I was already overcommitted, so it kept gnawing at me. Like, ‘Oh, man. I really do want to do Iron Man. This would be fun.’ And when that came around again, it was like, ‘Okay, yeah. Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah. I want IRON MAN. I want this. I want this really bad.'”

Regarding his thoughts on Tony Stark, Slott explained, “Reed Richards explores the universe. He wants to know everything and go everywhere. Tony Stark builds the future. It’s not that he’s not out to discover the next big thing. But he’s gonna take his own two hands and he’s gonna build where he wants to go, or what he wants to do. He looks at a challenge and goes, ‘How do I machine my way out of this?’”

Slott promises, “There will be a very unique cast in this book of characters: Iron Man characters you love and Marvel characters that you haven’t seen folded into the Iron Man cast.”

For much more of Dan Slott’s observations on wrapping up his run on AMAZING SPIDER-MAN, his favorite stories he told with the character, and moving to IRON MAN, check out the full interview at Vulture.com!

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Watch out as the "Fall of Peter Parker" continues!

The infamous Parker Luck has hit Pete hard recently—and it doesn’t look like it’ll stop any time soon.

Despite his budding romance with Mockingbird, Spider-Man’s difficulties continue with “The Fall of Peter Parker, Part 3” in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #791 written by Dan Slott with art by Stuart Immonen. The odds seem up against Spidey—so will he manage to escape this tough time with his new relationship intact?

We asked Spider-Man editor Devin Lewis to fill us in on what might be in-store for the Wallcrawler.

Marvel.com: Tell us about the “Fall of Peter Parker” story arc!

Devin Lewis: It’s Peter Parker, and he’s back and worse than ever! That’s how the saying goes…uh, right?

Peter’s been living the good life as the big brain behind Parker Industries—the preeminent technology company in the Marvel Universe for several months. But that position of power came with more responsibilities than he ever anticipated, and Peter found himself faced with new kinds of challenges: keeping his employees fed, his customers happy—heck, even operating within the bounds of international law became a headache!

For weeks, Peter’s been carrying the weight of the world on his shoulders, and despite all his Spider Strength, everything’s come crashing down around him! No more Baxter Building, no more gadgets, gizmos, or doohickeys. Peter Parker, heading back to square one.

I know what you might be asking yourself—will these changes impact Peter’s wall-crawling, webslinging alter ego, Spider-Man? You betcha! Am I gonna tell you how? You betchanot!

The Amazing Spider-Man (2015) #791

The Amazing Spider-Man (2015) #791

  • Published: November 15, 2017
  • Added to Marvel Unlimited: May 21, 2018
  • Rating: Rated T
  • Writer: Dan Slott
  • Penciler: Stuart Immonen
What is Marvel Unlimited?

Marvel.com: How has Peter’s love life been going before this recent development with Mockingbird? It’s no secret that he’s had more than his fair share of heartache in the past…

Devin Lewis: Oh, man, hasn’t he? I can’t think of many people who have been as unlucky in love as Peter Parker (but that’s kind of what we like about him, right?).

Peter’s love life has been especially difficult ever since he came back from SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN. It’s been simmering in the background of Dan’s story—it can be hard for Peter to connect with people since getting his body back.

Before Bobbi, Peter involved himself with Lian Tang, one of his most trusted advisors at Parker Industries, who turned out to be a traitor working for the dangerous criminal organization called Zodiac. That probably didn’t help Peter’s intimacy issues…

Marvel.com: How did Peter and Mockingbird—A.K.A. Bobbi Morse—meet? Tell us about their history.

Devin Lewis: Despite running in the same super heroic circles, Mockingbird and Spider-Man never really interacted until 2015’s AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #1, and we’ve been steadily building towards smooches ever since!

Initially, Peter and Bobbi had a professional relationship. Peter supplied S.H.I.E.L.D. with tech, and Bobbi served as Parker Industries’ official S.H.I.E.L.D. liaison, handling communication between the company and Nick Fury. As Mockingbird, she also trekked across the globe and helped Peter track members of Zodiac and eventually put the organization down (or so it seems!) which seems like a pretty strong foundation for any relationship.

The Amazing Spider-Man (2015) #1

The Amazing Spider-Man (2015) #1

  • Published: October 07, 2015
  • Added to Marvel Unlimited: April 04, 2016
  • Rating: Rated T
  • Writer: Dan Slott
  • Cover Artist: Alex Ross
What is Marvel Unlimited?

Marvel.com: This relationship seems a little different to Peter’s previous attempts at love. Would you agree?

Devin Lewis: To his credit, Peter really tries these days. Especially in the chaos of his company’s liquidation, Peter has been struggling to find the good in the world, but he tries nonetheless. And, fortunately, Bobbi acts as someone he can look to in order to see that there’s goodness out there.

It helps, too, that Bobbi has been trying even harder than Peter. A bombshell in the epic AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #27, it emerged that Bobbi quit her job to make sure that Parker Industries could carry out an international operation. Mockingbird put Nick Fury in his place and proved her loyalty to Spider-Man and Peter. That’s new—there haven’t been many people who have cared about Peter enough to throw their lives away.

I dunno about you, but boy, I hope he doesn’t screw it up.

Marvel.com: How does the Legacy storyline fit into all of this?

Devin Lewis: Heartache? Scraping to get buy? Punching bad guys!?

Heck, the only way this story could be Legacy-er would be if Pete ate wheatcakes!

The Amazing Spider-Man (2015) #27

The Amazing Spider-Man (2015) #27

  • Published: May 10, 2017
  • Added to Marvel Unlimited: November 13, 2017
  • Rating: Rated T
  • Writer: Dan Slott
  • Penciler: Stuart Immonen
What is Marvel Unlimited?

Marvel.com: What does the legacy of Marvel mean to you, as an Editor and as a fan?

Devin Lewis: One thing we talk about a lot here at Marvel—not just now during Legacy, but always—is that we stand on the shoulders of giants.

We’re fortunate enough to tell stories about the greatest characters in the world, all taking place in an amazing, continuous science fiction universe thanks to creators like Stan Lee, Steve Ditko, Jack Kirby, and so many more I don’t have the space to list. Their influence can still be felt in Marvel Comics today.

But many creators have added their voices to the Marvel chorus in the time since Stan and Jack ran things, and all of those voices have brought their own unique life experiences to Marvel’s characters.

Through that kind of inclusivity of experience, the Marvel family has grown across the world—and you can never tell what Marvel story will bring a measure of happiness to a reader.

Speaking personally, I took great comfort in reading AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #36, the first issue of Spider-Man published after 9/11. As an 11-year-old kid at the time, I felt confused about what was going on in the country and the world. It was scary.

But when I read that issue, Spider-Man felt confused, too. He was angry, hurt, panicking. And most importantly, he was scared. Just like me. And that helped me be less afraid.

To me, that’s what Marvel’s legacy is.

The legacy continues with writer Dan Slott and artist Stuart Immonen’s AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #791 on November 15!

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What’s happened to The Daily Bugle?

After Parker Industries goes defunct, Peter Parker heads back to the illustrious halls of “The Daily Bugle.” On October 25, writer Dan Slott and artist Stuart Immonen bring Spidey down a few notches—and into Marvel Legacy—with AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #790!

Sometimes, when life pushes you down, you have to pick yourself up, start back at square one, and find a new path. Even if that means ending up back at your old high school job. Well, hope you at least got a pay raise, Spidey.

In response to this news, there will always be some unhappy people ready to voice their opinions…

Letter to the Editor

Just what, pray tell, has become of “The Daily Bugle”? I have not seen it so low since it literally got destroyed—the first or second time. Why, I remember when this great media outlet began back in 1897 (figuratively speaking) it really stood for something (literally and figuratively speaking); it provided an unbiased and accurate news outlet for the people.

When J. Jonah Jameson ran the place as Editor-in-Chief, to be sure, there were some hard times and he made some bad choices—like accidentally turning that private investigator into The Scorpion. And assuming you can forget the paper’s stint as the glorified tabloid, “The DB,” after JJJ briefly lost control of the paper to Dexter Bennett. But throughout his tenure, he maintained excellent daily news and fair coverage of the costumed crusaders known as “super heroes.”

Over the years, the paper has played host to its fair share of super powered scoundrels. I have it on good authority that Jeff Mace and Mary Morgan went off the deep end, becoming Patriot and Miss Patriot back in the 1940s. Followed more recently by the rude PI, Jessica Jones. But at least she doesn’t wear a mask—an air of transparency that we can all appreciate.

Thankfully, very few employees at the Bugle seemed to share as strong a bias toward these vigilantes as the young photographer, Peter Parker, who seemed to have a particular obsession with Spider-Man.

Now, as a seasoned reporter, Jameson never let this kind of staff favoritism alter his coverage of the webbed weirdo—or any other super hooligans for that matter. He alone gave us the real story of the New Avengers (a truly fine bunch—what with a wanted murderer and a few other unsavory types on the roster). And the paper’s strong endorsement of the Super Hero Registration Act mirrored the public demand to hold these heroes responsible for their actions.

Yet, since the mantel of Editor-in-Chief passed to a less committed man, Joe Robertson, I have been sorely disappointed to watch the paper’s tough stance on these masked criminals falter. And don’t let me even begin on that outrageous feature section “The Pulse”—clearly a ploy to gain readers with a clueless infatuation with these unnatural delinquents. I fear this will only worsen with the potential rehire of Parker.

I can only hope that, if “The Daily Bugle” remains determined to hire young persons like Peter Parker, they put them in less-pivotal roles where their personal biases might not besmirch the paper’s content. Here’s an idea: use them as in-house exterminators.

Be warned—if the paper continues to glorify these so-called “heroes,” I will be forced to end my longtime subscription and take my readership to “The Daily Globe.” Unless Parker and his silly band of Spider-fans somehow crawled their way into that establishment as well.

-Realistic Reader in New York, New York

Can Peter rise above the naysayers and take the Bugle, and his personal life, into a flourishing new era? Find out on October 25 with writer Dan Slott and artist Stuart Immonen’s AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #790!

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Does Green Goblin or Norman Osborn pose a bigger risk to the Universe?

In AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #32—due out on September 13 from writer Dan Slott and artist Greg Smallwood—Norman Osborn has returned. Spider-Man succeeded in taking down his nemesis at the end of issue #28, but without managing to capture him, it’s only a matter of time before the two clash again.

What we didn’t know then, however, was just how dangerous Osborn had truly become. Has Norman Osborn—the man—replaced his cackling former alter-ego as the most perilous of Spidey’s enemies? Or does the Green Goblin still reign supreme?

To find an answer, we put together a list of pros and cons about Osborn losing the Goblin within.

PRO: Norman Osborn’s activities are no longer hidden behind a mask

In the past, when Osborn would commit villainous deeds, the general public had no idea who really did the crime. His sins were covered by a horror mask. Even after the murder of Gwen Stacey and returning from his faked death, only the heroic efforts of the Daily Bugle staff finally exposed Osborn for being much more than just a cutthroat business man.

Now, there’s no benefit to Osborn’s deeds being shadowed. His machinations in Symarkia occurred in broad daylight—and neither intimidation, nor murder, nor a fleet of lawyers can obscure that now.

CON: A revealed Osborn has no need to pretend

Back when Osborn had to juggle his public life and his masked life, he had to scramble to keep them separate—to keep one from derailing the other. But, as noted above, those days are gone. And with that, so too is the need to be anything but 100% himself—an unscrupulous criminal obsessed with destroying the Wallcrawler.

PRO: He’s been cured of the mental illness that haunts all Green Goblins

The Goblin gas no longer works on Osborn. He no longer suffers from the illness that made him so erratic, that cost him his corporation, that lost him leadership of the Thunderbolts, and—most devastatingly—that robbed him of his place as the head of H.A.M.M.E.R.

CON: The gas’s lack of influence doesn’t mean Osborn has morals now

Just because Norman Osborn has gained control of his mental health does not mean he’s acquired a sense of goodwill. A healthy Osborn remains hungry for power and disinterested in anything except advancing his own sinister agenda.

PRO: He no longer has super powers

Ever since the gas lost its grasp on Osborn, the former Goblin no longer boasts super strength or an increased healing factor. This means that Spider-Man has a tremendous physical edge over his old enemy—the biggest one he’s had since they first tangled.

CON: Norman Osborn is getting craftier

In their latest encounter, he proved this fact—forcing the Webslinger through a series of obstacles that slowly stripped away Spider-Man’s physical advantages, and by the time Osborn finally stepped in himself, they stood on nearly-even ground.

Now imagine that kind of cunning put to use not just to evade the Web-Head—but to strike at him. Imagine when Spidey has no idea he’s been targeted. Imagine when Norman Osborn seizes control and Spider-Man has to react?

Positively terrifying.

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #32, by writer Dan Slott and artist Greg Smallwood, is available on September 13!

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The recently revived Doctor Octopus uses his Hydra connections to try and steal Parker Industries!

Each week, we use our super sleuth skills to dig into the histories of the characters fighting on both sides of Secret Empire!

Doctor Otto Octavius has decided not to let his new lease on life go to waste. After first inhabiting Peter Parker’s body for a while then hanging out inside the Living Brain robot, he finally scored a new form for himself thanks to the Clone Conspiracy story which found him taking over the Proto Clone.

Ock soon made his way to one of his old bases, but found new occupants: Hydra! He took out the guards, but then came face to face with Arnim Zola. Instead of fighting further, the two made an agreement that would bring Doctor Octopus into the Hydra fold and allow him to eventually take control of what he saw as rightfully his: Parker Industries.

This all goes back to the time Otto spent living inside of Peter Parker’s body during the SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN series. During that time, Ock used not only Peter’s physical gifts, but also his own smarts to build first his education by finally acquiring a PhD and then built up Parker Industries himself.

Parker eventually regained his body when Octavius realized that he didn’t fully deserve the title of “superior” Spider-Man. Thanks to a trip to the year 2099, he made a copy of his consciousness up to the point of Spider-Verse, programmed it to sleep for 100 days and then wake up. It made its way to the Living Brain and downloaded itself into the robot at that point.

In AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #29, Superior Octopus started some trouble with Parker, but the hero ran off to get beaten by Captain America in Washington, D.C. Spidey then told Mockingbird he needed to take care of his longtime foe instead of immediately joining up with the resistance.

However, he didn’t bother heading to the Parker Industries building in San Francisco. Ock did, however in #30, using his leverage as a member of Hydra to get inside the building and take what he wanted even though it stood on mutant property as part of New Tian.

Instead, Parker traveled to Shanghai where he warned his people that Ock would come. He appealed to his brilliant employees for help and when the Superior Octopus did finally arrive, Spider-Man thought he had the upper hand against the solo villain.

However, at that point, Otto revealed that he had not only built back doors into all things Parker Industries, but also hidden a part of himself as well. With that, he took over Spider-Rider’s fleet of arachnid-themed vehicles and announced that he’d taken over the company!

The Empire Strikes Back

Secret Empire does not mark the first time Doctor Octopus crossed paths with Captain America. Heck, it’s not even the first time they’ve worked together! During his time as Spider-Man, Otto came in contact with the Star-Spangled Avenger a number of times. After taking notice of Spider-Man’s increasingly brutal methods, Cap wondered if the Avengers still needed him in their line-up as seen in SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN #5. In #7 the team confronted him and the formerly-friendly neighborhood wall-crawler flipped Captain America! Cap knocked him out in the following issue and they ran tests on Spider-Man, but couldn’t find anything wrong with him, much to the true Peter’s chagrin. The duo came into conflict again in SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN TEAM-UP #1 when Spidey started taking out all kinds of heroes in an effort to track down the Carrion Virus which happened to take over then-Avenger Hyperion.

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