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Someone pinch me because I think I'm dreaming. Cardiac, an obscure character who happens to be my favorite anti-hero (seriously, it's an unhealthy obsession), is coming back to the 616 universe! Marvel released a sneak peek and the cover of SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN #8, and it goes without saying that I'm insanely stoked. In the event you don't care or know about Cardiac (we're so not friends until you change that), you'll be happy to know the issue will focus on Superior Otto-Man's conflict with The Avengers.

Things aren't looking up for the fake wall-crawler. First Cardiac stretches out his costume, then he gets a super powered beatdown from Marvel's A-list team.

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Here's the issue description straight from Marvel:

Marvel is pleased to present your first look at Superior Spider-Man #8 from the chart-topping creative team behindAmazing Spider-Man #700, writer Dan Slott and artist Humberto Ramos. This might just be the beginning of the end for Doc Ock—or is it? With Peter Parker fighting full-force to regain control over his own body, will he be able to save Cardiac and redeem himself in the eyes of the Avengers?

Each issue of Superior Spider-Man includes a code for a free digital copy on the Marvel Comics app (for iPhone®, iPad®, iPad Touch® & Android devices). Each issue of Superior Spider-Man features special augmented reality content available exclusive through the Marvel AR app – including cover recaps, behind the scenes features and more that add value to your reading experience at no additional cost.

An internal war between good and evil hangs in the balance, and it all leads up to one unbelievably heartbreaking surprise – only in Superior Spider-Man #8!

SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN #8 (FEB130537)

Written by DAN SLOTT

Art & Cover by HUMBERTO RAMOS

FOC- 03/25/13 On-Sale – 04/17/13

So, am I the only one out there who's ridiculously pumped for this one or are there other any other fans of Elias Wirtham out there? If so, what's your favorite scene with the anti-hero?

For the rest of you, will you be picking up Dan Slott's latest issue and how do you feel about the run as a whole? Speak your mind below, Viners!

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#1 Posted by fullmetaladam (60 posts) - - Show Bio

WHO????????

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#2 Posted by cameron83 (8528 posts) - - Show Bio
So, am I the only one out there who's ridiculously pumped for this one or are there other any other fans of Elias Wirtham out there? If so, what's your favorite scene with the anti-hero?

No pal,you're not the only one!

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#3 Edited by k4tzm4n (40077 posts) - - Show Bio
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#4 Posted by spinningbirdcake (1432 posts) - - Show Bio

Nice to see Spock getting whooped. The run's been great so far. Much better than I anticipated and I'm certainly looking forward to this arc.

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#5 Edited by k4tzm4n (40077 posts) - - Show Bio

@cameron83 said:

So, am I the only one out there who's ridiculously pumped for this one or are there other any other fans of Elias Wirtham out there? If so, what's your favorite scene with the anti-hero?

No pal,you're not the only one!

Happy to know I'm not...

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#6 Posted by DH69 (4324 posts) - - Show Bio

Isnt cardiac some kinda giant robot heart from DC? Or was it just something made for the Teen Titans toon

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#7 Posted by fullmetaladam (60 posts) - - Show Bio

@k4tzm4n: All I know is he didn't make it into Spider-man: The Animated Series. Even Rocket Racer was in it.

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#8 Posted by fodigg (6242 posts) - - Show Bio

Holy crap I was just talking to someone about him on the twitter not long ago. Hell yeah I remember Cardiac.

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#9 Posted by JamDamage (1195 posts) - - Show Bio

WOW!!!! Cardiac goes back to when Jim Larsen was drawing Spidey right after Todd McFarlane. He was always more of an anti-hero then a villain. I really liked the character but it seemed like he just never got big. He was a cool character. He had a cool look. He was tough. Had a good power. Ramos kills it in this illustration. I hope he takes off.

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#10 Edited by Loki2u (325 posts) - - Show Bio

Don't know much about Cardiac but I just finished reading #6 last night and I'm a huge fan of this run so far. It's definitely making its way to the top of the pile each month. My only complaint would be the art which I'm not a huge fan of....but that's a personal choice I suppose.

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#11 Posted by TheJester (210 posts) - - Show Bio

Now I have to go to my comic shop and find everything with cardiac....thanks. Guys. XD

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#12 Posted by Crispyrippy420 (2 posts) - - Show Bio

So cool! Huge Cardiac fan!

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#13 Posted by RedheadedAtrocitus (6958 posts) - - Show Bio

Eli Wertham! Welcome back!

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#14 Posted by joeagentofhand1 (5227 posts) - - Show Bio

@JamDamage said:

WOW!!!! Cardiac goes back to when Jim Larsen was drawing Spidey right after Todd McFarlane. He was always more of an anti-hero then a villain. I really liked the character but it seemed like he just never got big. He was a cool character. He had a cool look. He was tough. Had a good power. Ramos kills it in this illustration. I hope he takes off.

Erik Larsen

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#15 Posted by silentecko711 (29 posts) - - Show Bio

Caaarrrrrdddiiaacc!!! I love this guy I used to read the Spidey comics with him over an over again! His costume is badass!! Hope they use him a lot!

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#16 Posted by Tmul501 (601 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm really sad to say this, but I'm really bored with spider-man now. And he is my all-time favorite superhero. I'm just sick of spock to be honest. I'm ready for this to be over. Bring back Peter and let's move on to something fun again.Unrelated I know, but I just finished SSM6 and needed to vent.

Glad to hear Cardiac is back, though :)

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#17 Posted by iancoderre3 (56 posts) - - Show Bio

Haha #6 was so brutal lol. The part where he was able to see everything via is spidey bots was badass. Reminded me about The Dark Knight, when Bruce did the same thing with cell phones and Lucious was complaining about it. And When Spidey-Ock was telling Massacre that he will never change, that he will always be a murderer, I kind of thougt that Ock was talking about himself to. Maybe he will turn evil again. I thought that could be a hint.

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#18 Edited by Teerack (10621 posts) - - Show Bio

Literally all I can see when I look at this.

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#19 Posted by butters911 (615 posts) - - Show Bio

I love cardiac! I miss some of the old 90's spidey villains. I hope Styx and Stone come back too

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#20 Posted by TDK_1997 (17445 posts) - - Show Bio

It's good to see him back in the game!

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#21 Posted by iaconpoint (1491 posts) - - Show Bio

Still don't get the toe sock.

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#22 Posted by leokearon (1970 posts) - - Show Bio

As long as Cardiaxe doesn't show up I'll be happy.

Also go away Ghost Pete you are no good

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#23 Posted by darthfury78 (1389 posts) - - Show Bio

Don't you guys feel that both Spider-Woman and Black Widow could be used as alternates to the Black Cat as Spidey's partner in a frequent guest spot?

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#25 Posted by lvenger (30395 posts) - - Show Bio

Judging from this article it's probably wrong I don't know who Cardiac is but... I had no idea who Cardiac was until seeing this article (hides from furious response from Gregg and other Cardiac fans)

Still dislike Ramos' artwork so no changes there. Glad to see the Avengers know something's wrong with SpOck and are doing something about it. The sooner Superior is over the better IMO.

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#26 Posted by Ninjablade09 (3255 posts) - - Show Bio

Have to say I think Ramos art style really fits the whole Ghost Peter thing.

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#27 Posted by spiderturtle (71 posts) - - Show Bio

Whooooooo Cardiac. Eaaaaaaaaaagleeeeeeeee. (watching too much reruns of Scrubs :)

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#28 Posted by SupremeHyperion (1811 posts) - - Show Bio

Big time cardiac fan here, can't wait for this to pop onto the shelves. just another reason why Superior Spider-man is Amazing.

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#29 Posted by k4tzm4n (40077 posts) - - Show Bio

@Lvenger said:

Judging from this article it's probably wrong I don't know who Cardiac is but... I had no idea who Cardiac was until seeing this article (hides from furious response from Gregg and other Cardiac fans)

Still dislike Ramos' artwork so no changes there. Glad to see the Avengers know something's wrong with SpOck and are doing something about it. The sooner Superior is over the better IMO.

He's been in less than 50 issues, so you're definitely not alone in that one.

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#30 Posted by Owie (6265 posts) - - Show Bio

Nice, I am also a Cardiac fan.

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#31 Posted by Perfect 10 (1655 posts) - - Show Bio

@Teerack: that's funny cause i didnt notice that until you blew it up lol

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#32 Posted by Perfect 10 (1655 posts) - - Show Bio

didnt start reading spider-man until the other so never heard of this guy. been liking superior spider-man except for the whole annoying spider ghost. take that out and the book would be top notch

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#33 Posted by mettlekm (435 posts) - - Show Bio

@Perfect 10 said:

@Teerack: that's funny cause i didnt notice that until you blew it up lol

me neither. kudos.

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#34 Posted by Hermatt (90 posts) - - Show Bio

YES!!! CARDIAC RULES!!! I'm so excited it feels like I may go into CARDIAC arrest! Ba dum bum. yea he's awesome...

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#35 Posted by Mezmero (1005 posts) - - Show Bio

I really hope this isn't an indication that they'll be rushing to finish off Superior Spidey's arc. Personally I want this run to go on as long as possible but it seems like the number of people wising up to Doc Ock is getting out of hand.

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#36 Posted by nerdork (4055 posts) - - Show Bio

My favorite arc with Cardiac involved is Maximum Carnage. I am nowhere near the fan of Eli that you are (obviously), but I always thought he was underused, as he has a lot of potential, IMO.

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#37 Posted by Mucklefluga (2653 posts) - - Show Bio

Cardiac is my guilty pleasure of comic book characters, i love that dude so much!

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#38 Posted by cbishop (12335 posts) - - Show Bio

I really like Cardiac, but his appearances make me a little sad, because Larsen has said that Cardiac is a character he wishes he hadn't given up to Marvel.

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#39 Posted by Dedpool (674 posts) - - Show Bio

Always liked Cardiac. I have said Prowler and Cardiac are the two most overlooked Spiderman characters and ripe for some good storytelling.

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#40 Posted by k4tzm4n (40077 posts) - - Show Bio

@Dedpool said:

Always liked Cardiac. I have said Prowler and Cardiac are the two most overlooked Spiderman characters and ripe for some good storytelling.

Whoa, it's like looking into a mirror.

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#41 Posted by lvenger (30395 posts) - - Show Bio

@k4tzm4n said:

@Lvenger said:

Judging from this article it's probably wrong I don't know who Cardiac is but... I had no idea who Cardiac was until seeing this article (hides from furious response from Gregg and other Cardiac fans)

Still dislike Ramos' artwork so no changes there. Glad to see the Avengers know something's wrong with SpOck and are doing something about it. The sooner Superior is over the better IMO.

He's been in less than 50 issues, so you're definitely not alone in that one.

50 issues huh? Poor guy not getting enough of the spotlight it would seem.

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#42 Posted by Miss_Garrick (1763 posts) - - Show Bio

Cardiac is cool and all, but...

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Everyone dog-piling on Spider-man is what makes me happy here!