You’d think the two big comic book publishers (DC and Marvel in case you didn’t know) would learn from each other’s mistakes, right? DC Comics has written itself into a corner so many times crossing their various universes that multiple reboots have been required to set things right. Marvel has required reboots for other reasons, and that’s another story. Has Marvel paid attention to DC’s “issues” with universe cross-overs? Obviously they have not because they’ve announced another big summer story arc called Spider-Men that involve the Ultimate Universe Spider-Man and the standard universe Amazing Spider-Man teaming up to fight the good fight.
Brian Michael Bendis (Avengers, Ultimate Comics Spider-Man) will be penning the five-issue miniseries with artwork being handled by Sara Pichelli (Ultimate Comics Spider-Man) and cover art by Jim Cheung (Avengers VS. X-Men).
“This is one of the biggest stories in Marvel history,” said Axel Alonso, Editor in Chief, Marvel Entertainment. “Peter Parker and Miles Morales are two of our most popular characters and fans have been clamoring for them to meet—we’ve got quite a few surprises in store for both characters. This is only the beginning of how we’re celebrating Spider-Man’s spectacular 50th Anniversary.”
Here’s the synopsis from the press release:
When Spider-Man tracks down one of his deadliest villains, he suddenly finds himself thrust into another world where Peter Parker is dead…and there’s a new Spider-Man in town. As these two heroes learn the truth about their identities and their universes, they’ll embark on a journey that’ll leave them forever changed—and reveal a startling truth about a key player in the Spider-Man mythos!
Spidey was first introduced to the world in 1962 in Amazing Fantasy #15 and he became popular enough that he earned his own series which eventually became multiple series, television shows, and movies. The first issue of Spider-Men hits store shelves and the Marvel Comics App in June. Is this how you envisioned celebrating Spider-Man turning 50?