Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Spider-Man Comic Appearances for November 30, 2011

A really light week with only 6 new comic books featuring a Spider-Man appearance or cameo, and FF #12 dominates half the list with its three covers.

History of the Marvel Universe is a fun issue that features an overview of key events throughout the history of the Marvel universe.

Stay tuned next week when Avengers: X-Sanction #1 comes out and promises to kick off some major new events.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Spider-Man Comic Appearances for November 23, 2011

Thanksgiving came a little early this week with a more palatable number of Spider-Man appearances than the last two weeks (which both included back-up promo teaser stories form the upcoming Avengers: X-Sanction comic in nearly every Marvel comic).

This week we have 9 new comics featuring a Spider-Man appearance, but that is made up on only 5 actual books.  Fantastic Four #600 comes out this week with its 5 variant covers, and all spoilers aside, I have to say the story was enjoyable for me.  Spidey's role is fairly diminished, but he does tie in to the final spoiler reveal.

I'm hoping that as both the Fantastic Four and FF series continue on, Spidey will be removed from the roster.  His presence was nice for a while, but serving as a recurring one-liner act is not all its cracked up to be.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Spider-Man Comic Appearances for November 16, 2011

This week we have a massive 28 comic books featuring Spider-Man appearances.  This is spread across regular issues, variants and alternate printings.  The main culprit for the high number is the continuation of the Avengers X-Sanction back-up teaser story.

While it can be expensive picking up so many books in one week at the local comic shop, it does allow you to sample comics you might not read otherwise.

One jewel this week is the 6th issue of Comic Book Comics.  This is a fun series that offers a humorous view of the comic book business and history.  The latest issue doesn't disappoint...and it features a couple small Spidey inspired cameos as well.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Spider-Man Comic Appearances for November 9, 2011

This week turns out to be the perfect storm for Spider-Man comic book appearances between the release of the first issue of Avenging Spider-Man (with 6 different covers), and a 6 page back-up promo story for Avengers: X-Sanction appearing in most Marvel issues for the week.

So with all of that said, we end up with 26 comic books featuring a Spider-Man cameo or appearance.  Ouch.

And true to their word, Marvel does release all 6 versions of Avenging Spider-Man #1 polybagged with a code to download an electronic version of the comic.  I still have a problem with the concept of promoting the download of a comic that someone has to buy a physical copy to get, but greater minds than mine seem to think this is the bomb.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Spider-Man Comic Appearances for November 2, 2011

We're definitely witnessing a calm before the storm with only 8 new comic books featuring a Spider-Man appearance or cameo this week, and they come in all shapes and sizes with a magazine, a variant, and a freebie comic in the mix as well.

The storm I'm speaking about will hit in two weeks on November 16 when Avenging Spider-Man #1 is released.  It'll have no less than 6 variants, and it's been announced that all variants will be distributed in a polybag that contains a code to redeem a free online version of the issue (the issue you are holding in your hand...hmm).  Therefore, hardcore completists will likely want two of each variant -- one to open and one to remain in its original sealed state.

UPDATE:  Now unless I'm losing my mind, originally listed Avenging Spider-Man #1 coming out on November 16th, but their newly updated list has it coming out next week. Let the variant onslaught commence.

Another storm will follow in December as this week's freebie comic foretells the release of Avengers X-Sanction #1 which follows the Amazing Spider-Man #666 model of offering retailers a stores-specific variant based on order size.  It's a bit too early to know how many retailers will take Marvel up on the offer, but hopefully not the 140 or so that ordered the Spidey book.