Thursday, June 28, 2012

Spider-Man Attended the Wedding in Astonishing X-Men #51

I just got confirmation that Spider-Man did indeed take a break from saving the world -- following the "Ends of the Earth" storyline in Amazing Spider-Man -- to make an appearance at the wedding of Northstar and Kyle in Astonishing X-Men #51.

Artist Mike Perkins confirmed that is indeed Spidey's gloved hand reaching in to ask for a dance.

And if his skills haven't improved since the mess we saw in the Tobey Maguire-starring Spider-Man 3 movie, then he won't last long on the dance floor.

And speaking of gloved hands.  How incredibly awkward must it be to attend a wedding wearing a costume?

Eh?!?  I guess it's happened before...

Appearance collectors be aware there are currently 5 variants of Astonishing X-Men #51:
  • Regular Cover
  • Djurdjevic Cover Variant
  • Wedding Album Variant
  • San Diego Sketch Cover Variant
  • 2nd-Printing Variant

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Spider-Man Comic Appearances for June 27, 2012

This week is a bit more tame on the variant cover front with 4 alternate covers available.  10 new comics featuring a Spider-Man appearance.

Right in line with the new Amazing Spider-Man movie release, we have the Lizard front and center in the monthly title.  And we also have the 2nd issue of the very fun Spider-Men series.  Otherwise, a fairly pedestrian medium-sized week.

Here's the full list of appearances:

Friday, June 22, 2012

Spider-Men #1 - The Full Comic Shop Variant List

Spider-Man #1 has come and gone, and it's a pretty good story so far.  More importanly, the issues brings along with it a slew of comic shop retailer variant covers.  Marvel invited comic shop retailers to purchase a minimum of 500 copies to get their own personalized cover to the issue.

This issues joins the ranks of Amazing Spider-Man #666, Amazing Spider-Man #669, Avengers X-Sanction #1, and Avengers Assemble #1 to offer an exclusive retailer variant.  The number of participating stores has dropped for each issue, however even the minimum 12,000 additional issues sold for Spider-Men #1 will probably means it's a modest success for Marvel and may foretell more to come.

The following 24 stores decided to take them up on the offer:

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Spider-Man Comic Appearances for June 20, 2012

This week the Spider-Man-themed company-wide variant covers continue to roll through your bank account.

There are 13 (?) new Spider-Man comic book appearances this week, and 6 of those are variant covers, while 3 others are alternate printing variants.

Now I say 13 with a question mark because the jury is out as to whether or not Spidey appears in the latest big-news issue of Astonishing X-Men #51.  Towards the end of the book during the wedding reception, it surely looks like Spidey's hand reaches into frame to tap the shoulder of one of the mutant wedding attendees.  Now Spidey isn't shown anywhere else in the book, and their aren't many non-mutants attending the wedding at all so it doesn't seem likely he would be there.  But heck, this is a comic book.  Who said there has to be rhyme or reason to anything.  I'm just working on identifying if there is another character who would be attending and have a similar glove style (e.g. red with circular lines along the fingers).

Oh well, I'll update this post with the final findings.  Here's are the other books for the week:

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Spider-Man Comic Appearances for June 13, 2012

This week we have 18 new Spider-Man comic book appearances, and 12 of those are variant covers.

The highly promoted first meeting of the 616 Marvel Universe Spidey (Peter Parker) and the Ultimate Universe Spidey (Miles Morales) occurred in Spider-Men #1.  In addition to its regular cover and 2 variants, there is a 3rd variant cover that was made available to retailers who wanted to purchase 500 copies to get a personalized cover.

This time around 24 comic shops took Marvel up on the offer.  Most are in the US, but a couple are in Canada and one in both England and Italy.

Here are the books for this week:

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Spider-Man Comic Appearances for June 6, 2012

Late again for last week.  We had 9 new comic book appearances, and 7 of those are company-wide Spidey-themed cover variants.  ugh.  Of the remain 3 books, one was a freebie.

Here's the list:
  • Age of Apocalypse #4 (Spider-Man In Motion Variant)
  • Amazing Spider-Man The Movie #1
  • Avengers Academy #31 (Spider-Man In Motion Variant)
  • Dark Avengers #175 (Spider-Man In Motion Variant)
  • Journey Into Mystery #639 (Spider-Man In Motion Variant)
  • Summer of Spider-Man Sabretooth Reborn Preview Book
  • Ultimate Comics Spider-Man #11
  • Winter Soldier #6 (Spider-Man In Motion Variant)
  • X-Factor #237 (Spider-Man In Motion Variant)

Next week we'll have an implosion of new Spidey appearances.  Not the least of which will be Spider-Man #1 and its many incentive variant covers that include a comic shop retailer variant.  There will probably be a couple dozen of those floating around out there.

Be sure to set your wallets to standby.