They did it in Spider-Geddon #0. Brought back the 616-nomenclature. Rather than refer to the Marvel Universe dimension as Earth Prime or Prime Earth, they went with Earth 616.
This designation was meant to have been done away with in Secret Wars, as part of a company-wide edict with Joe Quesada and Tom Brevoort both speaking out against its use.
Created by David Thorpe for Captain Britain, taken on by Alan Moore and Alan Davis, picked up and popularised by Chris Claremont and then weaponised by Jonathan Hickman and Dan Slott, Spider-Verse and Time Runs Out was meant to be its last hurrah. There have been a couple of slip-ups since that were brushed under the carpet by editorial.
But in today’s Superior Octopus #1, we see the good Doctor dealing with his regenerating clone bodies…
Which gets noticed…. elsewhere.
That’s a definite 616, following Spider-Geddon #0. It is open season for 616 again? Is this new Editor-In-Chief C.B.Cebulski‘s doing? Trust him to be a 616er…
SUPERIOR OCTOPUS #1
(W) Christos Gage (A) Mike Hawthorne (CA) Travis Charest
DOC OCK-TOBER STARTS HERE IN THIS SPIDER-GEDDON TIE IN!
• Doc Ock has set up shop as San Francisco’s protector, but you won’t believe his methods.
• Some of Otto Octavius’s new super hero strategies may make Spider-Man regret letting him free, but the good doctor swears that he’s the SUPERIOR OCTOPUS!
• Chistos Gage (AMAZING SPIDER-MAN) and Mike Hawthorne (Deadpool) will change the way you look at super hero comics.
Rated T+In Shops: Oct 03, 2018