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FIRST LOOK: October 2008 Spider-Man Comics

'New Ways to Die' concludes, Spider-Man fights Hammerhead and Eddie Brock's past is revealed



Planning to masquerade as your favorite friendly neighborhood Spider-Man this Halloween? Get in the spirit a little early—check out these new comics starring ol' Webhead, due out in October!

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #573 Written by DAN SLOTT Pencils & Cover by JOHN ROMITA JR. 50/50 Variant by KEVIN MAGUIRE Zombie Variant by MARKO DJURDJEVIC NEW WAYS TO DIE: THE FINAL CHAPTER Some jobs a man just has to do with his own two hands! For the first time in a loooong time, it's the one, true GREEN GOBLIN versus the AMAZING SPIDER-MAN! And whoever walks away from this one still has to face... HARRY OSBORN?! Just what is HARRY up to?! Plus: ANTI-VENOM goes toe-to-toe with a classic villain from Spidey's past! This one's got it all (including more pages!), Spider-Fans, and when it's over, your eyes are gonna need a vacation! 48 PGS./Rated A …$3.99

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #574 Written by MARC GUGGENHEIM Pencils & Cover by BARRY KITSON WHATEVER HAPPENED TO FLASH THOMPSON? A powerful story taking Peter Parker's former nemesis and Spider-Man's biggest fan from the avenues of New York to the war torn Middle East along with his fellow brothers in the US Army. 32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #575 Written by JOE KELLY Pencils & Cover by CHRIS BACHALO As the Mayoral election ramps up, gang activity is at an all time high…and Mr. Negative's newest enforcer, HAMMERHEAD, works to bring all the gangs under one banner…or else. With some of the kids from Aunt May's F.E.A.S.T. center caught in the crossfire, Spidey stands up to his old foe…but Hammerhead's got some new tricks and even Spider-Man can't stop him this time as Joe Kelly (Deadpool) and Chris Bachalo (Uncanny X-Men) bring you FAMILY TIES! 32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN ANNUAL #1 Written by MARC GUGGENHEIM Pencils & Cover by MIKE MCKONE Finally! One of the biggest mysteries of BRAND NEW DAY is revealed! Who is the mysterious Jackpot? For months, merry Marvelites have pondered this question? Who is she? What is her dark and mysterious secret? And how does Walter Declun (Wolverine: Civil War) play a part in it? We're not telling, but Marc Guggenheim and Mike McKone are! Don't miss it, Tiger! 48 PGS./Rated A …$3.99

SECRET INVASION: AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #3 Written by BRIAN REED Penciled by MARCO SANTUCCI Cover by MIKE MCKONE The SECRET INVASION tie-in series with the longest title of them all concludes here in shocking style! Jackpot and the cast of Spidey's Brand New Day are toe-to-toe with a Super Skrull that posesses the powers of the Sinister Six! Maybe it's time for everyone's friendly neighborhood wall crawler to get involved? 32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN FAMILY #2 Written by JOHN ARCUDI, TOM DEFALCO & MORE Penciled by RAMON BACHS, RON FRENZ & MORE Cover by MIKE DEODATO In a story by BPRD's JOHN ARCUDI and MARVEL APES' RAMON BACHS, track a crime across the years as we see a criminal's path covered from the Daily Bugle to the DB. Then, in Mr. and Mrs. Spider-Man, Tom DeFalco and Ron Frenz show you how a father like Peter Parker deals with leaving his child for the day – remembering how his parents never returned when they last left him. Also, see more slices of Peter Parker's Brand New World and take a look at this month's AMAZING returning villain, HAMMERHEAD! 104 PGS./Rated A …$4.99

VENOM: DARK ORIGIN #3 Written by ZEB WELLS Pencils & Cover by ANGEL MEDINA "Amid the chaos, there comes a costume--!" On an alien world, at the behest of an all-powerful megalomaniac, armies of heroes and villains face off in one of the greatest conflicts in Marvel history…and Spider-Man is there! As failed journalist Eddie Brock sinks deeper into the poisonous depths of his soul, the hero who ruined his life comes back from the Secret Wars with a living, breathing alien symbiote. Writer Zeb Wells (AMAZING SPIDER-MAN) and artist Angel Medina (SENSATIONAL SPIDER-MAN) chronicle the twin corruptions doomed to bring together a wreck of a man and a jealous monster to form one of Spider-Man's deadliest foes! 32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

AMAZING SPIDER-GIRL #25 Written by TOM DEFALCO Pencils & Cover by RON FRENZ Zombie Variant by PAT OLLIFE With her life stolen by the mysterious Brand New May and her father in the hands of Fury, the Goblin Queen, a gravely injured Spider-Girl must carve a new life for herself as friends turn against her and old enemies come to her aid--and that's just the beginning of this double-sized 25th issue spectacular! 48 PGS./Rated A …$3.99

SPIDER-MAN LOVES MARY JANE #3 Written by TERRY MOORE Penciled by CRAIG ROUSSEAU Cover by TERRY MOORE Eisner award-winner Terry Moore returns with another exciting issue starring Spider-Man's favorite girl! Someone at Midtown High is leading a double life...but it ain't who you'd expect. Can MJ conceal her secret identity from her closest friends, or will her double life be revealed to the entire school!?!?!? (Hint: Her double life will be revealed to the entire school) 32 PGS./All Ages…$2.99

SPIDER-MAN: BRAND NEW DAY #1 Written by DAN SLOTT Pencils & Cover by STEVE MCNIVEN Get on the BRAND NEW DAY bandwagon with the new ongoing series, reprinting the thrice-monthly AMAZING SPIDER-MAN in chronological order! Prepare for what promises to be the most pulse-pounding piece of four-color fiction to be delivered unto the Mighty Marvel Minions in decades! You asked for more Spidey! You demanded it! And, by Buckley, you're gonna get it! After the devastatingly heartwarming events of ONE MORE DAY, Peter Parker puts the past behind him and sets forth on a BRAND NEW DAY! Collecting AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #546-547. 56 PGS./Rated A …$4.99 SPIDER-MAN MAGAZINE #3 Cover by JOHN CASSADAY It's Spider-Man from cover to cover in the thrilling third edition of the wall-crawler's very own ongoing magazine! In addition to full-length comic-book stories, this issue features puzzles and games, pinups, a letters page, and a pull-out poster! 96 PGS./All Ages …$6.99

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