superior spider man 31

CARLIE: I guess I should feel lucky. I’m alive. Not like that other poor girl… The one who got thrown off the bridge.
MARY JANE: Gwen.
CARLIE: Oh, that’s right, you knew her too, didn’t you?
MARY JANE: We were friends. She always saw the best in everyone… In the world. Had a way of making you feel everything would be okay. After she died… Nothing was ever really okay again.

Superior Spider-Man #31

PETER: This is going to sound crazy. It was Dr. Octopus. He took over my body. It’s been months. I don’t even know half the stuff he–
MARY JANE: Peter. Stop. I believe you. I know things like this happen to you. And I understand it’s not your fault. It’s your life. But I can’t have it be my life anymore.

Superior Spider-Man #31

So I guess it’s safe to assume Marvel is officially done with MJ, what with the reference to her first appearance in this panel and the whole talk in this issue (which was actually well written and believable, and showed a really strong, grown-up aspect of her) about needing to stay away from Peter to have a normal life, and that’s it’s okay to want that?

Sad. But Marvel hasn’t been on MJ’s side for years now, so maybe this is for the best.

Spider-man from the superior spider-man issue #31. This is the 4th piece of a 7 piece plan using comic strips from my favorite comic books to cover from knee to ankle. (The hulk tattoo picture below it is from Incredible Hulk #611)

Both tattoos were done by Ryne Samson of Inksmith and Rogers located in Jacksonville Florida.

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It’s episode #129 of This Week in Marvel! Join Ryan and Ben as they look at the latest print and digital releases including HULK #1, MS. MARVEL #3, SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN #31, THOR: GOD OF THUNDER #21, WHAT IF? AGE OF ULTRON #3 and more, plus new additions to the Marvel Comics app and Marvel Unlimited! Also, it’s the return of the This Week in Marvel Unlimited Reading Club, as the guys talk CAPTAIN AMERICA LIVES!

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Michael Crowe recommends Amazing Spider-Man #1

In a bid to free his mind from a decaying body and cheat death, Otto Octavius (aka Doctor Octopus) successfully implanted his memories and consciousness into Peter Parker, thus becoming The Superior Spider-man. For months, we’ve watched as Otto forged a new destiny for Peter Parker and Spider-man alike. But after Peter’s triumphant return in Superior Spider-man #31, todays release of Amazing Spider-man #1 serves as a welcome back for everyone’s favorite web head/science geek.

Following months of exile, in the deepest recess of his own brain, Peter is back in control of his mind and body…but not his life. Things have changed, drastically, and in this issue we see Peter attempt to play catch up on a life he did not live. Otto did many things as both Peter and Spider-man, some good others more nefarious. Now Peter must sort through them all; correcting the mistakes and nurturing the successes, while trying to pick up the pieces of the life he once knew. But with old foes reinvigorated, former allies still suspicious, and a city who’s once again branded him a menace; it won’t be easy. But, when have things ever been easy for Peter Parker?

Be sure to pick up this historic oversized issue complete with thrilling backup stories written and illustrated by some of Marvel’s top creators. Amazing Spider-man #1 is the perfect jumping on point for new, old, and lapsed readers alike, establishing the newest status quo for one of Marvel’s most beloved heroes.

[Read Amazing Spider-Man #1 on comiXology]

Michael Crowe works in digital assets/launch by day and writes science fiction stories/fights crime by night.

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So much going on today! Almost forgot to post the weekly #NewComicDay post! Here are some books you can’t miss this week!

Superior Spider-Man #31 -SERIES FINALE! The end of an era! A tale of triumph and tragedy! The GREEN GOBLIN unmasked! A hero reborn! But what does this mean for OTTO OCTAVIUS?! There’s only one man who can save us from the Goblin Nation… PETER PARKER: The one, true SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN!
Batman #30 - The beginning of the end of Zero Year!
Ms. Marvel #3 - See what we had to say about this book here!
Justice League #29 - See what we had to say about this book here!
Solar: Man of the Atom #1See what we had to say about this book here!
Bandette #7 -The Urchins are warned of a deadly threat! Monsieur is trapped in the act of a daring burglary! Absinthe is enraged by a bold theft beneath his very nose! Bandette continues to pilfer the objects held most dear to Absinthe, all the while collecting evidence to be used against his corrupt organization, FINIS! Our beloved heroine scoffs at all laws in pursuit of her quest, but there is one law even she must obey… the law of gravity!
CBLDF: Liberty - Celebrate creative freedom with the industry’s top talents in LIBERTY, a collection benefiting the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund! This deluxe edition collects LIBERTY ANNUAL 2008-2012, with additional material not seen anywhere else and a stunning new cover by PAUL POPE! LIBERTY includes rare work, including a THE WALKING DEAD tale by ROBERT KIRKMAN & CHARLIE ADLARD, 100 Words by NEIL GAIMAN & JIM LEE, Criminal by ED BRUBAKER & SEAN PHILLIPS, The Boys by GARTH ENNIS & DARICK ROBERTSON, plus stories from GEOFF JOHNS, MARK MILLAR, JH WILLIAMS III, TERRY MOORE, HOWARD CHAYKIN, JASON AARON, BRIAN WOOD, STUART & KATHRYN IMMONEN, MIKE ALLRED, DARWYN COOKE, PAUL POPE, and dozens more! LIBERTY also includes incredible illustrations from FRANK MILLER, JEFF SMITH, TIM SALE, JOHN ROMITA JR., MIKE MIGNOLA, and many more! All proceeds from this collection benefit the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund’s work protecting the freedom to read!
GenesisA trippy journey of creation and destruction as one man finds himself with the ability to manifest anything by thinking it-only to learn that with seemingly unlimited power comes unstoppable terror.

Check these out and all the other new releases available today on comiXology!