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

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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