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Marvel Announces SPIDER-VERSE

EVERY single Spider-Man will be here. Find out who the big villain will be along with other teases for what you can expect.

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What happens after SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN? Dan Slott is ready to put Spider-Man through the wringer already. Olivier Coipel will be joining Slott. Every Spider-Man from every multiverse will be joining him.

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Dan Slott said:

"This is every Spider-Man EVER teaming up. Or fighting each other. Some won't get along. It's a Spider-Man story on a scale we have never seen before. Epic, in its scope. Every Spider-Man ever wasn't enough. We're bringing in even more! New ones you've never seen before."

Villains? Who will they be fighting against? Will they fight each other? Answers will be revealed in the Free Comic Book Day/GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY issue. There will be a five-page back up story by Slott and Giuseppe Camuncoli.

"There will definitely be Spider-fights. It's someone we haven't seen in Spider-titles in a while. Whenever they show up, you're guaranteed a slobberknocker of epic proportions. You will know, by Free Comic Book Day, which character is showing up. There is something about that character you don't know yet. Which will expand on who they are, and what they do, and what they're a larger part of. It will threaten the existence of all Spider-Men everywhere."

Nick Lowe insisted they reveal who it is: Morlun is back!

"He is the initial antagonist of this story. Morlun is one of my favorite Spidey villains, certainly one of my favorites of the more recently created villains--the last fifteen years. One of the things I love about Morlun is he always kicks the crap out of Spider-Man. I feel Spider-Man is never closer to defeat when he's facing Morlun. This is the biggest Morlun story you've ever seen. It's going to mess him up in ways you've never seen before."

"Four years of Spider-Man publishing are being packed into one year." AMAZING SPIDER-MAN, Black Cat and Electro's back, Original Sin, and more.

Slott continues:

"There has been a prophecy in the pages of AMAZING and SUPERIOR that every Spider shall die."

There is a sixth cover (from the above Dell'Otto cover) that hasn't been revealed. Characters from What If?, MC2, Miles Morales, and more can be seen.

Within the first two pages of April's AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #1, you will meet someone that is integral.

"This is Spider-Man and the Spider-Men going to war."

What's it like for Peter coming back and immediately going to war?

Dan said this isn't the first time Peter's died. He died in The Other by Morlun. He's very aware of his mortality now. What is Peter Parker's role in this war?

This will begin in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #9. Other books tying in will be announced as early as C2E2 in April. The story itself begins in November.

This shouldn't be considered a sequel to SPIDER-MEN even though Miles Morales will be here. He and Peter will remember meeting each other.

The main story unfolds under six issues in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN. There will be other announcements in regards to other tie-ins and miniseries to tell the whole story. Dan Slott said, "Spider-Island was an island. This is a whole Spider-VERSE."

Here's a couple pages from the Free Comic Book Day issue:

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Press questions

--“Every Spider-Man ever.” Does that include dead characters like Ultimate Spider-Man (Peter Parker)?

Slott answers, "There are characters, this is multiple universe, you might find out there are characters that are dead in our universe and hale and hearty in another universe. Once Spider-Verse starts, we can't vouch for the safety of any of them."

--What was the process of putting together the list of the different Spider-Man versions?

Slott said he was surprised at some of the characters they were allowed to use. "Really? Really? That Spider-Man is going to be in there too?"

--Does that include Amalgam Universe Spider-Boy?

Slott sarcastically answers, "Oh yeah, DC is going to let us do that, I'm sure. Let me call my DC contact right now."

--What’s it been like working with Olivier Coipel?

“It’s been fantastic. He’s turned in some covers that are gorgeous. We're just starting up now."

--What about the supporting cast from other multiverses? Other Aunt Mays, Gwen Stacys, Mary Janes etc?

"And Jonahs! Spider-Man's world is New York. When we go to other dimensions, we're going to other New Yorks. I don't want to see a Spider-Man story where he's out in space with a lightsaber. When we go to other dimensions, they're other Manhattans through other lenses. They will come with cast members and we'll see them."

--What about the Spectacular Spider-Man animated series? Any chance we'll see that Peter show up?

"Spectacular is partially owned by Sony...I don't think we can see that one. I think we can confirm we'll see the Spider-Man from the Ultimate Spider-Man cartoon and universe.

--What will be the battlefield for this? Will it be in our New York or another amalgam New York?

"That would be telling. We pimping...we're promoting a book coming out in November. I want to keep some cards close to the vest."

--When did the idea for this start?

"I wrote the story and script for the Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions video game. While I was working on it, I thought, 'Why can't we do this but bigger?' That was the game where you got to have four Spider-Men in four universes. 'What if we did this with every universe?' What could be the threat? What could be the story? What could be so awesome that would require all these characters?"

--What about the rumors of a Spider-Man 2099 book? Would this be a launching pad for that?

Nick Lowe answers this one:

"I will just say, this is a week of a lot of announcements. It's a week of a lot of crazy exiting announcements. If you don't hear something this week or very very soon about the character who I will not name in this answer, I should be tarred and feathered."

--What are the chances of Otto/Superior Spider-Man?

Slott says, "Hmm. That's a very good question." Lowe jumps in, "We can't answer that until you've read SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN #30 on Wednesday or 31 three weeks from now. You certainly need to read those."

--Why Morlun?

"There are so many questions about Morlun that haven't been answered yet. Morlun's story ended with his death and yet, bam! there he is again. Every time he is there again, he's this unstoppable force. It really takes the most desperate flaying measures to stop him. We can have a character like Doc Ock and we've seen him defeated a million times over fifty years. Morlun has a really good record right now. You look at Morlun, when he shows up, the readers' spider-sense goes off. Morlun means business. There's something very scary about that."

--What about creating other versions?

Slott says, "Sometimes you need to hear 'no.' I suggested, what if there's a world like Cars? From that world, the Spider-Mobile is alive and can talk to you like Speed Buggy. They were like, 'No. No talking Spider-Mobile.' I told them it'd be awesome because he has a secret identity so no one knows he's Spider-Mobile. He's secretly Peter Parked Car. That's when everyone said, 'Nooooo!'"

--What about other the characters that have been Spider-Woman?

You are going to see 616 Spider-characters. Jessica Drew will be in this. We also announced MC2 Spider-Girl.

--Can we expect any other non-Spider-friends besides Jessica Drew in the main story?

"If you don't have a spider in your name, get out. We've got like a zillion cast members. Let's bring in all the Avengers from those other worlds too! No. That would be madness. Or, I think it should be every Spider-Man ever...plus Stingray.

Other tie in issues will be announced as it gets closer.

Nick Lowe mentioned, "Just because it's Peter Parker back, doesn't mean it's business as usual."

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@panzerraptor: So someone finally beat Cyclops in the alternate children category?!?

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Still excited bout this btw

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@darthfury78:

Yeah, I remember her. However she is really a clone of the Black Widow with the genes of the radioactive spider. The scientists used Spidey's DNA to give her 123 babies.

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@badluckcoderre:

That's the Spider-Man of Earth-10182 featured in Marvel Universe Milennial Visions 2001. It seems to take some variables from 2099 and throws in some corporate intrigue.

Apparently in this world, Peter Parker was an employee at a company ran by Norman Osborn that produced many inventions based on a few manufactured canon villains. The problem was these devices were faulty and crippled a few testers. So, wanting some payback, Parker stole an adhesive called the "Amazing Webs" and soon became that world's Spider-Man.

In response, Norman, believing the hero a corporate spy, hired bounty hunters to capture him. When they failed, he then sen a staff memorandum to his workers and soon became that world's Green Goblin.

Also, the Millennial Edition also featured Galina Tsarfin, daughter of Spider-Man x Black Widow!!!!

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@badluckcoderre:

That's the Spider-Man of Earth-10182 featured in Marvel Universe Milennial Visions 2001. It seems to take some variables from 2099 and throws in some corporate intrigue.

Apparently in this world, Peter Parker was an employee at a company ran by Norman Osborn that produced many inventions based on a few manufactured canon villains. The problem was these devices were faulty and crippled a few testers. So, wanting some payback, Parker stole an adhesive called the "Amazing Webs" and soon became that world's Spider-Man.

In response, Norman, believing the hero a corporate spy, hired bounty hunters to capture him. When they failed, he then sen a staff memorandum to his workers and soon became that world's Green Goblin.

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cant wait to see this. i better get all my spidey figures together. lol

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Sounds awesome.

... This is going to suck, isn't it?

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Posted By BadLuckCoderre

@panzerraptor: What Spider-Man is that? I've been trying to figure that out forever!

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Posted By Mrgreenlantern

with the news of Kaine having a backup in 2099 we can all hope he plays a big part in this crossover, FFS hes the "spider who thinks hes a man" more "Spider" than most of em

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I swear I wet my tiny geek panties when I first heard about this. SpiderMan Noir? My favourite. I'm not sure I can wait without imploding! And that print will look divine on my wall.... *itchy shopping finger*

Being a SpiderMan fab has never felt sooooo good.

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The Dell'Otto cover artwork looks great, but seriously another dumb idea by Marvel which is about as silly as SSM.

I'm sick to death of super heroes fighting super heroes and multi-dimensional time hopping.

How about some great story telling for a change instead of some (WWF) "biff" fest.

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Posted By darthfury78

Dan Slott should bring in the Black Widow!!!

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I'm just sayin', this guy needs in on this too...

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Sounds a bit gimmicky but if there is a Spider-man melee I want to see cosmic spiderman in action

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Posted By HillbillyMorangie

No really just no lol

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Posted By WarlordEternal

What about the Italian Spider-man?

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Posted By IndieComicsFTW

Great.... another ****ing comic line to kill off another Ultimate Spider Man. @$$holes. We know they will not bring Ultimate Peter back, they cannot kill Miles due to upcoming books. So I guess they will either Kill the Ultimate Scorpion Spider Man Clone, or another Ultimate Peter back from the dead.

I can see it now >_>

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Posted By BadLuckCoderre

Man what a great year to be a Spidey fan! We get:

ASM Relaunched

ASM: Family Business

ASM: Infinite Comic

ASM: Learning To Crawl

ASM: Original Sin (tie in)

Miles Morales: The Ultimate Spider-Man

ASM: Spider-Verse (Every Spider-Man/Girl/Woman, EVER!)

And on top of all these comics we get Alex Ross covers featuring Spidey and a fricken movie! I mean, what a great f*&%$^ year! Am I right?!

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Posted By notarandomguy

Manga verse Spider-Man? Checked
Captain Universe Spider-Man? Checked

Spider-Man 2211? Checked

Spidercide? Checked !!!!

Miles? YEAP

May Parker? Ohyes!! CHECKED :D

Iron Spider? How could he not be there? Checked!

Both Spider-Man Noir AND Spider-Man 2099? Checked (I'm so exited)

Wow... even one of the two Spider-Ape(s) is there!

Spider-Ham can't be left out lol

That one... with all the black, looks like an alternate version of Miles, could it be?

Spider Spider-Man is in the mix too

I see six arms... could that be, Pestilence?

Ends of Earth Avenger Spider-Man is there too

BOTH Jessica's are in the background

That red and black Spider-Man DOES looks like Spock.

Also (leaving the best for last) BOTH SCARLET SPIDERS !!

There are some more I'm not very familiar with and also, what looks like FF Spider Man, Back in Black Spider-Man, the bulletproof suit Spider Man, Bombastic Bag Man and a Spider chick next to blond Spidy.

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Posted By nightwingnerd

/...I just pooped my pants...o.o

SPIDEY NOIR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!11

AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

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YES

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i dont see ultimate peter on the poster

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Posted By GravesGun

I'm not so excited as seein' all the Spidey's together as I am for the return of my favourite villain ever. Morlun's back bab-ey! Last time we seen the devourer of totems he was trapped in the realm of Death, chances are he's a bit p.o'd at the minute.

Let's hope we see kick livin' daylights out anythin' that's stupid enough to get in his way! Yeah! Morlun!

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Well, helloooooo new wallpaper.

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Oh NO!!!

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Ben Reilly and Mayday Parker make me hyped.

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Posted By Jokercell

This sounds Awesome and that top picture is Badass. I'm going to put my reserve down at the comic book shop ASAP.

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My reaction is best summed up as thus:

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I wanted Peter back because Spider-Man is my favorite hero.

I f**king love the multiverse theory.

And Morlun was actually pretty cool.

Go get em Spidies!!!

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Posted By Emperor Gonzo Noir

Neat.

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what is the FF suit and Iron Spider suit all about?

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Posted By tigerkaya

So is this event going to be an excuse for Slott to cull out a large percentage of alternate Spider-Men and legacy characters. Will Slott be the one to finally flesh out Morlun other than "I'm invincible I can defeat anyone".

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Posted By Black_Arrow

why is the FF suit and Iron Spidey suits there? WHATTTTTT????????? and where is the Earth X spidey?

In the left with the suit Peter parker is Spiderman.

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I was looking forward to this until I saw that Trendy-Morbius was the main antagonist, will still check out though.

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@danhimself: Yeah I've seen your posts. You might know I'm not a huge fan of Slott's current direction in Superior Spider-Man so that might be enough clarification. Though to be fair, I did enjoy most of Slott's work up to Ends of the Earth. After that, No Turning Back, Alpha and Dying Wish did not appeal to my storytelling tastes at all. This idea however is a good concept to work with so hopefully Slott won't muck it up too much.

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@cf12793 said:

@dagmar_merrill said:

@cf12793 said:

Yeah, so I'm going to be this guy.....

But this would work better with Batman.

How so?

There are more versions of Batman and most of them have been far more interesting then a lot of these alternate Spider-Men. This is a great concept, but I find that a lot of the versions presented in the picture haven't done anything worthy of note. Heck, some of them are just Spider-Man's alternate costumes and not original characters at all. I personally think that it would be far more entertaining to see Batman meet alternate versions of himself and have to work with them, because some of them couldn't be further from how he operates. Take All-Star Batman for example. Or even Keaton Batman. And Adam West Batman. Could you picture any of those working together with Batman 1 Million? Or Batman Beyond interacting with the Golden Age Batman? It would be a highly entertaining read.

That being said, I'm still going to check this out when it's available. I'm not a Spider-Man fan whatsoever, but this intrigues me.

Expect for the fact that most alternate costume are based on what if versions of spider-man.

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still no assassin spidey from the vs wolverine what if is dissapointing

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Noir!!! Hell yeah!

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interesting...

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@lvenger: oh yeah...I'm still not worried...I've enjoyed Slott's work on Spider-Man

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meh.

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Posted By PunyParker

Can't wait, great time to be a fan

Seriously it is....Lately,they're concentrating on Spider-Man TOO much,and that's beyond awesome!! :)

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Can't see the 'Spider-Phoenix'.

Transformers Regeneration One #100 had various Rodimus Prime from across multiple universes.

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Also is that the older Peter Parker from Amazing Spider-Man 500 and his last stand against the NYPD?

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I think it is. That's my favourite alternate Spider-Man shown thus far.

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@strider92: Apparently the Spider-Man to the right of Iron Spider is another version of Spider-Man, not the Assassin Spider-Man from Russia you adore so much. I'm not certain myself which version of Spider-Man that is myself but even if that comment is right, the assassin Spider-Man is bound to show up in the event all things considered. They are using every Spider-Man available to them.

@danhimself: I meant in terms of writing. Coipel is not an artist that's rushed and I love his work plus the concept so that's kinda winning me over into buying the first issue at least. Still not pleased that Slott is writing it though.

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Posted By superior_prime_maybe

Manga Verse Spidey!!! :D

but i would love to see this guy

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@cf12793 said:

@lyrafay said:

@martianmanhunterisbetterthancy said:

@cf12793 said:

Yeah, so I'm going to be this guy.....

But this would work better with Batman.

Amen.

Like that Night of the Batmen episode of the Batman: The Brave and The Bold where all the alternative versions of Batman showed up at the end (Batman got injured and couldn't fight crime.) Yeah that would be cool.

I loved that episode. It's too bad you didn't get to see them actually see them fight together.

Me too, sort of felt anti-climatic but I did love seeing Plastic man attempting to be Batman!! That was hilarious!!

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@lyrafay said:

@martianmanhunterisbetterthancy said:

@cf12793 said:

Yeah, so I'm going to be this guy.....

But this would work better with Batman.

Amen.

Like that Night of the Batmen episode of the Batman: The Brave and The Bold where all the alternative versions of Batman showed up at the end (Batman got injured and couldn't fight crime.) Yeah that would be cool.

I loved that episode. It's too bad you didn't get to see them actually see them fight together.