2022 brings Peter Parker’s arch-nemesis Doctor Octopus back to Spider-Man’s life in a major way, both as the upcoming antagonist in three issues of January’s Amazing Spider-Man and as his limited tying in the Daredevil-focused Devils. As the star of the series. Rule the crossover.
Marvel unveils Advance requests for The Amazing Spider-Man #85, The Amazing Spider-Man #86, and The Amazing Spider-Man #87, along with a shot titled Mary Jane and the Black Cat: Beyond #1, round out the Spidey franchise’s weekly Outlines Prasad for the first month of 2022.
And not only do they establish the villainous return of Doc Oke as a central appearance in The Amazing Spider-Man, but they also set up a timeline for “Spider-Man Beyond” — and perhaps Ben Reilly’s appearance as Spider-Man. For the whole second go-around.
Doc Ock hasn’t been completely absent from Peter Parker’s life for the past few years. Standing as the founder of the original Sinister Six, he recently showed up as part of the ‘Sinister War’ arc. And Marvel’s previously released December 2021 solicitation established that Aunt May herself would approach OK to potentially help with Peter Parker’s current situation, bringing him back into the title.
But the new January request puts the villain at the center of “Spider-Man Beyond,” in which writer Cody Ziggler and artist Paco Medina’s Amazing Spider-Man #85 stars Ben Reilly in an apparently unstoppable battle against Doctor Octopus. erected in.
The solicitation text for The Amazing Spider-Man #85 of January 5 warns, “Even if Spider-Man wins, he will lose. And he’s going to lose Big.”
Then, January 12th’s Amazing Spider-Man #86 from writer Zeb Wells and artist Michael Dowling is an issue that “fans will remember for years to come,” Marvel promised, following Ben Reilly’s fight with Doctor Octopus. Focusing on – which apparently has disastrous consequences on his life and his career as Spider-Man.
Finally, January brings the final regular issue of The Amazing Spider-Man for the month of 26 – author Jed McKay and artist Carlos Gomez’s Amazing Spider-Man #87 – which sets the conclusion of Peter Parker’s return as Spider-Man and seems to do. The “Spider-Man Beyond” story, as stated in the Marvel announcement, will run for a total of 19 issues (more on that in a moment).
In Amazing Spider-Man #87, Captain America and Black Cat visit Peter Parker and try to bring him back as Spider-Man, following the injuries he suffered at the beginning of Spider-Man Beyond. But Peter’s decision may come with a twist as Marvel conjures up readers who think they know where the story is going by saying, “No.”
Speaking of Black Cat, she will co-star with Mary Jane Watson in January 19’s Mary Jane & Black Cat: Beyond One-Shot, in which MJ must save Felicia Hardy from kidnapping.
But when Black Cat is involved, things turn unexpected and not what they seem, promises the publisher.
For Doctor Octopus, his battle with Ben Reilly will coincide with his own starring three-issue limited series called The Superior Four, which was first announced CBR, in which Doc Ock assembles his own Fantastic Four-style squad, composed entirely of his own variants from around the multiverse.
The limited series follows Devil’s Reagan, in which the kingpin takes over New York City with an army of villains, aiming to take out all of the city’s outposts. Superior Four is written by Zack Thompson with art by David Tinto.
Back to Marvel’s note about the planned 19-issue run of ‘Spider-Man Beyond’ — this would mean the story would end with Amazing Spider-Man #94 — which also marked The Amazing Spider-Man #894. Will do
This means there is room for a post-“Beyond” six-issue story-arc that will theoretically end at the double milestone of Amazing Spider-Man #100/#900.
And given that Doctor Octopus placed his consciousness in Peter Parker’s body as Superior Spider-Man in Amazing Spider-Man #800, it looks like everything is headed for a bigger story for Spider-Man in 2022. Leading the way – just for his 60th time anniversary as a character.
Stay tuned to Newsrama for full January 2022 requests from Marvel coming later this month.
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