Any comic fan who has surfed the web (hah, get it?) at any point over the past few weeks has likely heard about the controversy surrounding Amazing Spider-Man #700. The epic changes suffered by Spidey in the issue didn't sit too well with the fan community, as writer Dan Slott's will tell you via Twitter. Lest the un-spoiled get spoiled, I won't mention anything about the epic changes here; however, I will show off the covers for Superior Spider-Man #1 and its epilogue, Avenging Spider-Man #15.1, which Marvel sent me earlier today. If you're interested in knowing more about the book's actual plot, I suggest you check out Scott's piece from December 19.
“This is the single most seismic shift in Spider-Man’s history—and it’s not something that will disappear any time soon,” Axel Alonso, Editor in Chief, Marvel Entertainment, said in a recent press release. “When Spider-Man editor Steve Wacker and writer Dan Slott came to us with this story, it was clear that this was a long term plan crafted with the utmost love and respect for the character. This is the kind of story that will have fans up in arms—but also coming back to the comic stores to check out each new exciting issue.”
Amazing Spider-Man #700 and Avenging Spider-Man #15.1 have both been released and will likely be difficult to find; a second printing of both books will be available for purchase on January 30, 2013. Superior Spider-Man #1 hits shelves on January 9, 2013.