Amazing Spider-Man #74 Marvel marked the end of writer Nick Spencer’s race with the founding of a hell (pun intended) their long-running saga of Mephisto, Kindred, Harry Osborne, Mary Jane Watson, and Peter Parker culminates in a new, full-character preview of the September 29 issue.
The preview shows Harry Osborne literally in Marvel’s version of Hell (or at least part of the afterlife ruled by Mephisto, the closest thing Marvel got to Satan himself). He learns with horror that the shocking confession of his crimes and remorse before his death in 1993. The Fantastic Spider-Man #200 That wasn’t enough to save him from damnation – and worse, it learns that he’s just another pawn in some grand game being played by Mephisto.
That game – which is currently depicted on the page as a series of literal casino games between Mephisto and Doctor Strange – also appears to be the motive behind Mephisto’s deal with Peter Parker and Mary Jane. Spider-Man: One More Day, which dissolved their marriage.
His bargaining effects also brought Harry Osborne back to life, though The Amazing Spider-Man #73 appeared as a series of plans made after his death, leading to the current Kindred saga. Spencer has toyed with undoing the consequences of Peter and MJ’s deal with Mephisto and what it could mean for the couple throughout their run, and lays those answers down on the page in Amazing Spider-Man #74. can be placed.
(Interestingly, Kindle and Comixology slashed the price of the digital version of One More Day from $19.99 to $3.99—which is probably what they’re expecting from a lot of people who want to look back on the controversial story in the coming weeks.) .
Here is the preview:
Weighing 92 pages, The Amazing Spider-Man #74 also counts as the legacy-numbered Amazing Spider-Man #875, adding the numbers to all previous iterations of the title. Spencer’s finale will set up the upcoming ‘Spider-Man Beyond’ era, starting October 6th in Amazing Spider-Man #75.
“Spider-Man Beyond” features a creative team of several writers and artists called the “Beyond Board,” which will spin through issues of The Amazing Spider-Man as a weekly title beginning in October.
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