FIRST LOOK: February Spider-Man & Ultimate Solicitations From Marvel Comics

Today we’re pleased to debut for you the complete list of the Spider-Man family of comic books and the Ultimate line of comic books shipping from Marvel Comics in February 2012.

So, what’s interesting in February?

  • Brian Michael Bendis and Chris Samnee continue to introduce the world to Miles Morales and with Ultimate Comics Spider-Man #7, we reach the point where now the Ultimate world knows Spider-Man is back.
  • Amazing Spider-Man #679.1 promises to be “the perfect jumping on point”
  • Did you enjoy the recent Avenging Spider-Man #1 with Joe Madureira? Great! Because issue #4 brings a new artist, Greg Land!
  • We heard about the “Venom Event” last month, and come February, it’s a reality with 5 issues and numerous artists

All this and more can be found with a few scrolls of the mouse below!

Ultimate Comics

Ultimate Comics Spider-Man #7

Cover by Kaare Andrews

ULTIMATE COMICS SPIDER-MAN #7
STORY BY BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
ART BY CHRIS SAMNEE
COVER BY KAARE ANDREWS

• The world finds out about the new Spider-Man!
• The Scorpion comes to New York!
• Uncle Aaron finds out a secret about Miles…

32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99 *COVERS WILL BE POLYBAGGED
(Cover to issue #5 shown.)

Ultimate Comics X-Men #7

Cover by Kaare Andrews

ULTIMATE COMICS X-MEN #7
STORY BY NICK SPENCER
ART BY CARLO BARBERI
COVER BY KAARE ANDREWS

• Pietro struggles with the aftermath of Stryker’s attack on New York.
• The Scarlet Witch returns… with a warning.
• Who is really hiding in Egypt?

32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99 *COVERS WILL BE POLYBAGGED

Ultimate Comics X-Men #8

Cover by Kaare Andrews

ULTIMATE COMICS X-MEN #8
STORY BY NICK SPENCER
ART BY CARLO BARBERI
COVER BY KAARE ANDREWS

• Welcome to the SEAR: Home of The People, and the last best hope for Mutantkind.
• Karen Grant, Liz Allen, and Derek Morgan – Ultimate X – try to navigate their way through a strange new world.
• Nick Fury’s covert mutant strategy comes back to haunt him.

32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99  *COVERS WILL BE POLYBAGGED

Ultimate Comics The Ultimates #7

Cover by Kaare Andrews

ULTIMATE COMICS THE ULTIMATES #7
STORY BY JONATHAN HICKMAN
ART BY ESAD RIBIC
COVER BY KAARE ANDREWS

• The Ultimates deal with the fallout of the new world!
• An old friend returns!
• Can Nick Fury pick up the pieces of his broken team?

32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99 *COVERS WILL BE POLYBAGGED

 

Spider-Man Books

Scarlet Spider #2

Cover by Ryan Stegman

SCARLET SPIDER #2
STORY BY CHRISTOPHER YOST
ART AND COVER BY RYAN STEGMAN

• Spinning out of Spider-Island, a new era of web-walloping action continues!
• The new Scarlet Spider makes some new friends – and deadly enemies – on the streets of Houston!

32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

Avenging Spider-Man #4

Cover by Greg Land

AVENGING SPIDER-MAN #4
STORY BY ZEB WELLS
ART AND COVER BY GREG LAND

• Greg Land (Uncanny X-Men) and Hawkeye (Avengers) drop in on the biggest new title of the year!
• Two stars of next summer’s biggest films, together.

32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99   *COVERS WILL BE POLYBAGGED

Carnage USA #3

Cover by Clayton Crain

CARNAGE U.S.A. #3 (OF 5)
STORY BY ZEB WELLS
ART AND COVER BY CLAYTON CRAIN

• Spider-Man’s battle to save America’s Heartland from CARNAGE takes a fatal turn!
• With the Avengers possessed by evil and a city undersiege, it may take symbiotes to beat a symbiote!
• A Final Page Reveal that will leave you breathless!

32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

Venom #13

Cover by Stefano Caselli

VENOM #13
STORY BY RICK REMENDER
ART BY TONY MOORE
COVER BY STEFANO CASELLI
VARIANT COVERS BY WALT SIMONSON & TONY MOORE

• PART ONE OF A SIX PART EVENT!

40 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

Venom 13.1 .2 .3 .4 Covers

Covers by Stefano Caselli

VENOM #13.1 – #13.4
ISSUE #13.1 – ART BY LEE GARBETT
ISSUE #13.2 – ART BY SANA TAKEDA
ISSUE #13.3 – ART BY JULIAN TOTINO
ISSUE #13.4 – ART BY LAN MEDINA

• Hell is spreading across the Earth from out of Las Vegas.
• Ghost Rider is responsible but what price is she willing to pay to save mankind?!
• X-23, Venom & Hulk must defeat their worst enemies, buying Ghost Rider time to stop hell’s march across the globe!
• As a clone, X-23 has often wondered if she has a soul. This is where she gets her answer!
• Who is Ichor and why has he targeted Venom for Death?!

32 PGS. (each) /Rated T+ …$2.99 (each)

Amazing Spider-Man #679

Cover by Mike Delmundo

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #679
STORY BY DAN SLOTT
ART BY HUMBERTO RAMOS
COVER BY MIKE DELMUNDO

• With time running out, SPIDEY makes a last ditch effort to save time itself!
• Can Spidey win this race against the future?

32 PGS./Rated T …$3.99

Amazing Spider-Man #679.1

Cover by John Tyler Christopher

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #679.1
STORY BY DAN SLOTT
ART BY MATT CLARK
COVER BY JOHN TYLER CHRISTOPHER

• Morbius the Living Vampire returns!
• The perfect jumping on point for the hottest comic around!

32 PGS./Rated T …$2.99

Amazing Spider-Man #680

Cover by Giuseppe Camuncoli

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #680
STORY BY DAN SLOTT
ART AND COVER BY GIUSEPPE CAMUNCOLI

• Because you asked for it… SPIDER-MAN IN SPAAAACE!
•Trapped 22,300 miles above the Earth, Spidey has to rescue John Jameson from the ongoing machinations of Doctor Octopus!
•Plus: a guest star so special…and so secret…we can’t even tell you until next issue!

32 PGS./Rated T …$3.99

 

Comments

  1. Bryce31 Bryce31 says:

    They pulled a Greg Land on me with Avenging Spider-man. Oh well. I may skip that arc.

    • Greg Land on Avenging is very disappointing. I loved the first issue, but now i have to skip however many issues that guy is working on.

    • Neeks Neeks says:

      You just now that Ron wrote that line with a fake enthusiasm in his voice, Did you enjoy the first issue of Avenging Spiderman?! Well Great!!! Greg Land is the new Artist on issue 4!!! haha.. horrible

    • wiski wiski says:

      Also skipping Avenging on any arcs that don’t have an acceptable artist. Luckily, the way the comic is, each arc will probably have nothing to do with the last one.

    • cubman987 cubman987 says:

      I won’t be skipping, but I’m not pleased with the decision to put Land on this book.

    • Paul Montgomery Paul Montgomery (@fuzzytypewriter) says:

      Yeah, that’s disappointing. A whole trade’s worth of Joe Madureira’s art would’ve been lovely. The first issue was stunning to look at.

    • thompsonlive thompsonlive says:

      ZOMG avenging spider-man will be an INSTANT drop for me when greg land comes on board! Seriously how do you go from Joe Madureira’s breathtaking art to……greg land. jesus christ I had high hopes for this series too. D-D-D-Dropped!

  2. So much polybagging…

  3. player1 player1 says:

    I was just about to say that I will be buying all of the non-Ultimates Spider-books listed when I saw your Greg Land comment, Hopefully it’s just a couple issues.

  4. CountAbyss CountAbyss says:

    Oh what the hell?! Greg Land on Avenging Spider-Man AND it’s a Hawkeye crossover?! I just can’t escape him!

    My only is that it’s not a revolving art team, maybe a different artist per arc that’d be great actually (Except for Greg Land but ya know…)

  5. Roldan Roldan says:

    yeah i’ll probably wait out on those Greg Land issues. Never liked him and Hawkeye isn’t someone i want to see a team-up with. I’m not sure about that Venom event also, i really like Venom but i’m no fan of most of those except maybe Hulk. Spider-Man looks good but that John Tyler Christopher reminds me of that cover that Paulo Rivera did for OMIT.

  6. Scoops Scoops says:

    The .1 cover is pretty cool… except for the armpit webbing. It’s a costume detail I like, but it really doesn’t work if you’re merging the costume blue into a blue background.

  7. Highball Highball says:

    When will the “.1″ madness stop!?

    • Kamilo Kamilo says:

      I don’t know, I kinda like the idea of putting events like the upcoming Venom event into their own pockets of storyline, so in that sense, the evolution of .1′s seems to be going nicely. Like the Red Hulk, sometimes things that start badly can turn out surprisingly well.

  8. Nerd_Raaage Nerd_Raaage says:

    Putting a fight scene on the cover of a book written by Brian Michael Bendis is false advertising.

  9. hefeweizen says:

    Love those Kaare covers, especially X-Men #8.

  10. Neeks Neeks says:

    Wait so does this mean that the first Arc to Avenging is only the first three issues??

    Thats great because for some reason i thought it was more

  11. Cripes, 5 issues of Venom and 3 issues of Amazing Spider-Man! Marvel’s really starting to bend me over a barrel here. Are the Ultimate issues being polybagged because of download redemptions or what?

  12. bobby2889 says:

    I really like Greg Land’s art

    • thompsonlive thompsonlive says:

      You and maybe one other person…and that other person is probably greg land’s mom. J/K, To each their own but for me it’s some of the most off putting art i’ve ever seen. For example EVERY woman in his art from ANY book has the EXACT same porn face.

  13. party party says:

    That’s a lot of Spider-Books and I’m perfectly fine with it.

  14. wiski wiski says:

    Glad to see Ramos taking another break from Spider-Man after #679, that means I won’t have to buy ASM again until they put him back on it, helps to keep my spending down.

  15. SmoManCometh SmoManCometh says:

    I was thinking of picking up Venom, but screw that! I’ll wait till later!

  16. Firevine Firevine says:

    Looks like Scarlet Spider had my chili for dinner.

    Greg Fucking Land. I was JUST telling my friend how good that book was too.

    I’ll probably get the Venom stuff, and whatever ASM that Ramos didn’t do.

  17. diebenny diebenny says:

    I’m such a spider tool. I’m excited about all of these except for Mr. Land on Avenging. The preview pages have looked amazing for Scarlet Spider so I’m really interested to see how that book turns out, and I’m actually really looking forward to all that Venom. Lots of good on this page.

  18. DWarren DWarren says:

    Wait. Ghost Rider is a woman now? Did I miss something?

  19. kennyg kennyg says:

    That ASM #679 cover must be an homage to Lupin III.

  20. SpiderTitan SpiderTitan says:

    OMG is that the Ultimate version of Falcon?!?!?!! I am so stoked for this issue now!!!

  21. acowell429 acowell429 says:

    can Marvel do any more dumb shit to make the sale of comics worse? It almost seems as if they are sabotaging themselves. Cancel Punisher MAX sure… Put Greg Land on a great book and ruin it Great!!….. Fear Itself… awful!… and Spider Island… jeez!… and poly bag it all! what a waste. I currently have dumped all my Marvel titles except Ultimate Spiderman and the new uncanny x men. lets hope these guys can turn it around.

    • Conor Kilpatrick Conor Kilpatrick (@cskilpatrick) says:

      To be fair, their sales are up.

    • What bad things do you have to say about spider island? That was a perfectly handled and delivered event. it was fun. it basically retconned every peice of garbage that’s happened to spidey in recent years. Did you read it or are you just a marvel hater that just dismisses everything?

    • KenOchalek KenOchalek says:

      And dumping all their titles except the ones you just can’t part with really only sends part of a message. Like maybe .1 parts of a message.

  22. John Tyler Christopher’s cover for that .1 issue is a great design….until you see those unfortunate armpit webbing,

    Also, all of those Ultimate covers are terrible.

  23. froggulper says:

    I was wondering when Joe Mad would need a break. It sucks that they’re getting a different artist so soon. I didn’t hop on board because I don’t like the Red Hulk and wasn’t excited about the series’ initial storyline. But I’m always interested in seeing Joe Mad draw different characters. Hopefully he’s back on board for issue #7. It’d be cool to see him draw the FF, for example. But I’m not holding my breath.

  24. Bendrix Bendrix says:

    VENOM #13.1 – #13.4? Come on. Really?

  25. MrSethypants MrSethypants says:

    3 amazing spiderman books in a month???????? thats fucking insane

    • KenOchalek KenOchalek says:

      Not really. The title shipped three times a month starting back in 2008 with Brand New Day. And then it’s been bi-monthly for the last year or so I believe. Marvel decided to do this rather than have 4 separate Spider-man Books (Spectacular, Web of, Friendly Neighborhood)

      Nothing to get up in arms over.