Today at Marvel Comics’ Spider-Man panel in San Diego, the publisher showed off the latest developments in editor Stephen Wacker’s corner of the Marvel U. Let’s take a look.
The Amazing Spider-Man
Peter’s friends are going to wonder why he suddenly smells like a sewer all the time. Dan Slott continues his search for the Lizard in ASM this summer. But after that, we’ll meet Spidey’s new sidekick Alpha, a normal kid granted strange new powers during one of Pete’s experiments. All this in time for Amazing Spider-Man #692, the 50th anniversary issue.
Kelly Sue Deconnick brings Deadpool and, yes, Hypno Hustler to the pages of Avenging Spider-Man #13.
Matt loses his head in Daredevil #19. We know as much as you do.
Daredevil: The End
Brian Michael Bendis imagines a dire end for the Man Without Fear.
Deconnick’s Captain Marvel #1 features a feisty Carol Danvers who isn’t against shooting a guy in the back. “Pilots needs to be in control all the time, and that’s where Carol is comfortable,” says Deconnick. ”She can’t be like that in the world, so she’s uncomfortable all the time. Being Captain Marvel is how she works that out.”
More horseplay. More chances of being injured in or around a public pool. Tsk.
GERD strikes in Venom #24 and #25. Damn, some crazy good covers from Patrick Zircher.
Venom and Scarlet Spider combine forces to put an end to Carnage in October and November’s Minimum Carnage mini event from Chris Yost and Cullen Bunn. It all starts in Minimum Carnage Alpha, then runs through issues #10 and #11 of Scarlet Spider and #26 and #27 of Venom. It all wraps up Minimum Carnage Omega. Declan Shalvey’s drawing the Venom bits.
“At the beginning of this story, Carnage gets the chance to make all his dreams come true. All he has to do is kill a universe.” Bunn says.
Oh, and that’s not Cletus Kasady painting the town red. Which begs the question, who’s wearing that symbiote? And how does it break out of the Microverse? We’ll find out in October.
Punisher War Zone
Greg Rucka and Marco Checchetto will collaborate on a five-issue Punisher War Zone mini starting in October. This is the conclusion to the Punisher creative team’s run. In it, the Avengers finally crack down on Frank Castle and his vigilante ways.