Which JJ Abrams Reveal Will Be More Shocking to Spider-Man Fans? (Spoilers)

 

The big news this week (aside from Raina Telgemeir‘s Guts) is of JJ Abrams‘ Spider-Man, with Sara Pichelli, Henry Abrams, Elisabetta D’Amico, Dave Stewart and Joe Caramagna. Keen spoilerphile readers of Bleeding Cool will know some of what’s coming. But not all. Now it was teased in the previews…

Spider-Man

The rules are different now, for Peter Parker and Mary Jane Watson. And why? Because Marvel solicitations for this series have been lying to you.

SPIDER-MAN #1 (OF 5)
(W) J. J. Abrams, Henry Abrams (A) Sara Pichelli (CA) Olivier Coipel
WHO IS CADAVEROUS?!
The most shocking and incredible comic of 2019 is here as J.J. ABRAMS (STAR WARS, STAR TREK, SUPER 8) and his son HENRY ABRAMS are joined by superstar artist SARA PICHELLI (MILES MORALES, GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY) team up for SPIDER-MAN! What do they have planned for Peter Parker and Mary Jane Watson?! Who is Cadaverous?! The Modern Master of Mystery Makes His Marvel this September! Rated T In Shops: Sep 18, 2019 SRP: $4.99

Okay, well, that one’s all true. If not mentioning the actual concept behind this comic, just throwing in a lot of question marks.

SPIDER-MAN #2 (OF 5)
(W) J. J. Abrams, Henry Abrams (A) Sara Pichelli (CA) Olivier Coipel
• The most anticipated comic event of the year continues from J.J. Abrams (Star Wars, Star Trek, Lost, Alias), Henry Abrams and Sara Pichelli (SPIDER-MAN, GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY)!
•  Peter and Mary Jane have had their first run in with the new villain Cadaverous and it did not go well. What horrific impact from this horrific villain will scar them the worst?!
Rated T In Shops: Oct 16, 2019 Final Orders Due: Sep 23, 2019 SRP: $3.99

Scar ‘them’? There’s no ‘them’ to scar in issue 2.

SPIDER-MAN #3 (OF 5)
(W) J. J. Abrams, Henry Abrams (A) Sara Pichelli (CA) Olivier Coipel
• J.J. Abrams’ (Star Wars, Star Trek, Alias) comic debut continues, co-written by his son Henry with art by superstar Sara Pichelli (SPIDER-MAN, GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY).
•  The most anticipated comic of 2019 takes a turn you won’t believe.
•  If you think you know what’s going to happen to Peter and Mary Jane next, you’re wrong.
Rated T In Shops: Nov 27, 2019 SRP: $3.99

I think I know what’s going to happen. Because there’s no ‘and’.

Because, yes, this is a comic about Ben Parker, the son of Spider-Man, and his dad, Peter Parker. And what about Mary Jane, his mother? Issue 1 has it all. At the hands of Cadaverous…

The Daily LITG - 18th September 2019, Happy Birthday William Schanes,

Stabbed from behind and thrown off a bridge to her fridgey death. All the deaths of Peter Parker’s loved ones have to involve bridges in some way or other. And we meet the reason the rules had changed.

The Daily LITG - 18th September 2019, Happy Birthday William Schanes,

The young Ben Parker. And whose life after the death of his mother, isn’t entirely abed of roses – with a deadbeat dad as well.

The Daily LITG - 18th September 2019, Happy Birthday William Schanes,

Which will be more of a betrayal for long-time comic book fans? The death of Mary Jane? The absence of Mayday? Or a Peter Parker who seems have lost his sense of responsibility? MAybe his son can help him find it again…

Spider-Man #1 is published today, or last night at Midnight Release parties in comic stores around the world. Here’s what a few readers have been saying so far…

Quite a bit of disparity there… and am I the only one wondering what Katie McGrath‘s reaction was reading this?

About Rich Johnston

Chief writer and founder of Bleeding Cool. Father of two. Comic book clairvoyant. Political cartoonist.

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