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Marvel Unveils Amazing Spider-Man #700 Variant

Skott Jimenez 11/10/2012 Reviews

Seems Marvel and DC are all about ending their long running titles in favor of a series with lower numbers. Now, while I strongly disagree with the practice, I have to admit that I am looking forward to the December 26th release of Amazing Spider-Man #700 which will feature major changes for the Web Slinger as well as changes for Peter Parker. The madness all stems from the actions of the dying Doctor Octopus and his discovery of who is under that Spider-Man mask!

Now, while the future seems very bleak for Peter and Spider-Man, the recently released variant cover for Amazing Spider-Man #700 tells a different story. Drawn by Marcos Martin, this cover doesn’t give any indication as to the issue’s contents, but rather shows the world of Spider-Man in better times:

 

Amazing Spider-Man #700

Amazing Spider-Man #700

According to editor Steve Wacker, who debuted this cover on his Twitter, the issue number on this cover is just a ‘placeholder’ and not the actual number.  Beyond that, it’s just a nice cover so don’t looking for clues about what happens in the final issue of Amazing Spider-Man!

Also on Wacker’s Twitter, is a look at Amazing Spider-Man #699.1 featuring Morbius, The Living Vampire! This special Point One issue serves as the lead-in to the January debuting ongoing series called, well, Morbius, The Living Vampire. The cover is by Stefano Caselli and also looks fantastic! While I’m no fan of the Point One issues, with covers like this you can’t ignore them!

Amazing Spider-Man, Morbius

#MarvelNOW

 

 

Here’s the solicit for the lead in to the Morbius title, it’s nice to see they’re holding the price point on this!

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #699.1
Dan Slott & Joe Keatinge (W) • Al Barrionuevo (A)
COVER BY STEFANO CASELLI
• As Doctor Octopus’ schemes take shape, MORBIUS THE LIVING VAMPIRE returns with a vengeance!
• Will he be able to resist the siren song of blissful bloodsucking or will Spider-Man sling him straight back into the slammer?
• Your first look at next month’s all-new Morbius ongoing series.
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

 

 

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  1. bill 11/10/2012 at 6:05 pm

    they couldnt get McFarlane?

    • Sokos6 11/10/2012 at 8:17 pm

      Not sure I'd want to see McFarlane do a Spider-Man cover. maybe 10 years ago. Not now…

  2. Knighti2 11/10/2012 at 6:29 pm

    That diner cover reminds me of the Christmas episode for Frasier.

    • Comic Booked 11/11/2012 at 12:32 am

      Time to start thinking about some awesome Christmas contests!

  3. Sokos6 11/10/2012 at 8:15 pm

    Frasier??? That's awesome. It reminds me of A Christmas Story. Or Who's the Boss…well maybe not, but that just popped in my head. Anyways….700 huh? that's a lot of spidey comics!

  4. Skott_Jimenez 11/11/2012 at 2:01 pm

    I still can't get over the fact this series is ending (for now…) I've been a loyal reader for it since #529 and was so looking forward to keeping this series for years to come. One thing that annoys me is how both Marvel and DC seem to hate books with high numbers and think the only way you can get new readers is to ignore legacy and start over… again and again and again.
    My first issue of this run for Amazing was #529, a long way from #1 and it didn't bother me. You know what kept me on it? Interesting stories and great artwork.

    I'm going to try to get this cover for ASM #700 though, I really like it!

  5. Scorp_Moonopoly 11/12/2012 at 2:33 pm

    Another one bites the dust….

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