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Marvel releases "Not a dry eye in the house" variant for DEATH OF SPIDER-MAN

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UltimateComicsSpiderMan 160 QuesadaVariant Marvel releases "Not a dry eye in the house" variant for DEATH OF SPIDER MAN
Normally we don’t run more than one Marvel PR in a day — and they send out about 38 each and every day — but when we saw that Joe Quesada had done a variant billed as the “No dry eye in the house” variant for The Death of Spider-Man storyline just now wrapping up in ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN…well…we had to share. Because we like everyone to blubber in the afternoon. It’s good for you.

There’s a full color cry and a sketch cry.

Death of Spider-Man, the story that everyone from ABC to MTV and FOX News are talking about, reaches its stunning conclusion this June and, to commemorate this momentous issue, superstar Joe Quesada illustrates an all-new variant cover! This powerful piece, from Marvel’s Chief Creative Officer, arrives in two different versions—the full color Ultimate Comics Spider-Man #160 Quesada Variant and the raw, penciled version for Ultimate Comics Spider-Man #160 Quesada Sketch Variant.
 
It’s the biggest story in Ultimate Comics history—and it all ends in Ultimate Spider-Man #160. No fan can miss out on the story that’ll have fans around the world talking for years!


While ofttimes PR is rife with hyperbole, after the ongoing “One More Day” argument going on in the Beat comments section, the phrase “the story that’ll have fans around the world talking for years” seems more descriptive than wishful thinking.
UltimateComicsSpiderMan 160 QuesadaSketchVariant Marvel releases "Not a dry eye in the house" variant for DEATH OF SPIDER MAN

Comments

  1. J North says:

    More proof that Joe Q makes a better cover artist that creative director.

  2. J North says:

    Pardon me, “THAN creative director.”

  3. “Never Go with a Hippie to a Second Location.”

  4. Earth-2 Chad says:

    More proof that Joe Q makes a better cover artist than creative director.

    Yes, because Garth Ennis’ Punisher, Ed Brubaker’s Captain America, Jonathan Hickman’s FF, Mark Millar and Bryan Hitch’s Ultimates, and Matt Fraction’s Iron Man all suck hard, to name just a few examples.

    And providing a stable landing spot for great creator-owned titles like Casanova, Powers, Incognito and my personal fave Criminal is truly the sign of a creative director who doesn’t know what he’s doing.

    I don’t agree with every decision Quesada made during his tenure, but come on, man.

  5. Kid Kyoto says:

    OMG! They killed Spiderman forever! There’ll never be another Spiderman comic EVER! Those bastards! I’m boycotting Marvel now!

  6. DJ Coffman says:

    Peter is giving Uncle Ben a wedgie?

  7. K-Box says:

    Either Ultimate Peter Parker isn’t dead after all, in which case this is an empty stunt, or he is, and the entire Ultimate line will soon fold with him. Why does anyone still care, when this title is plummeting to record-low sales?

  8. AwesomeDude says:

    I hate to be a killjoy, as that is a nice cover, but I think this will fall flat cause it isn’t ‘real’ Spider-man

  9. AwesomeDude: According to Brian Hibbs, that’s exactly the reaction that all of his customers have had.

  10. I’m just really enjoying this story. I love Peter Parker, and it really breaks my heart to see him die.

  11. When did Uncle Ben become a gigantic football player?

  12. K-Box says:

    By contrast, I think it’s dumb as all hell, especially given the insanely physics-defying way that Peter somehow managed to catch the bullet meant for Cap with his own chest, when it would have taken way less effort to use his webshooters to either deflect the bullet or pull Cap out of the way. It’s a case of the characters being made stupid to force them to conform to a plot, rather than the other way around.

  13. To Nate C’s comment, “When did Uncle Ben become a gigantic football player?”

    Thank you for that. I didn’t know who it even was at first glance.

  14. Snikt Snakt says:

    “less effort to use his webshooters to either deflect the bullet or pull Cap out of the way.”

    Ultimate Spidey’s reflexes are that quick and his webbing shoots out so fast that he can deflect a bullet?!? :-O

    I’ve never even seen Spidey 616 do that…

  15. Surprised that the PR piece didn’t read this way:

    “Death of Ultimate Spider-Man, the story that everyone from Ultimate ABC to Ultimate MTV and Ultimate FOX are talking about, reaches it’s Ultimate stunning conclusion this June and, to commemorate this Ultimate momentous issue, Ultimate superstar Joe Quesada illustrates an all-new Ultimate variant cover!
    This Ultimate powerful piece, from Marvel’s Ultimate Chief Creative Officer, Ultimately arrives in two different Ultimate versions – the full color Ultimate Comics Spider-Man #160 Ultimate Quesada Variant and the raw, Ultimate penciled version for Ultimate Comics Spider-Man #160 Quesada Ultimate Sketch Variant.

    It’s the biggest Ultimate story in Ultimate Comics history- and it all ends in Ultimate Spider-Man #160. No Ultimate fan can miss out on the Ultimate story that’ll have Ultimate fans around the world Ultimately talking for years.”

  16. Joseph says:

    @K-Box: despite your pleas to the contrary, you still apparently care enough to not only be reading the title but to also post three times on a related thread. If the title/event/company are so meaningless to you why invest any energy at all?

    For my part, given that there is no “real” Spider-Man and I have enjoyed Ultimate Spider-Man since issue 1, I will be both surprised and a little disappointed if they actually kill off Peter but interested to see where Bendis takes it from there. Also, nice cover.

  17. Synsidar says:

    So — how many Spider-Man fans remember this cover?

    Death of Spider-Man

    I’ve reached the point where I can no longer buy comics that endlessly recycle material, whether it’s THOR (bringing back both Loki and Odin) or IRON MAN — or Spider-Man, whom I’ve never followed anyway. If new characters have similar storylines, at least something is different.

    SRS

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