Marvel Announces SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN's August Return

Superior Spider-Man #32 images
images from Superior Spider-Man #32
Credit: Marvel Comics
images from Superior Spider-Man #32
images from Superior Spider-Man #32
Credit: Marvel Comics

Remember that flash of the Superior Spider-Man teased during C2E2 (it's the image above)? Well now we know, we’ll be seeing Superior Spider-Man #32-33 in August and September of 2014.

Of course, Otto wouldn’t let a little something like his death and his expulsion from Peter’s mind stop him from having an encore! Dan Slott, Christos Gage, Giuseppe Camuncoli (#32) and Adam Kubert (#33) will weave the web of a two issue story that tells where (and when) Otto as Spider-Man went when he vanished in “a flash of temporal energy” in Superior Spider-Man #19, Gage tells Marvel.com. The nine hours that he was missing disappeared from his own mind, and the events just before and after, including Spider-Man 2099 being stranded in the past, became the more important story. Gage teases, “Is this an untold chapter of the past, a tale of the future, or both?”

images from Superior Spider-Man #32
images from Superior Spider-Man #32
Credit: Marvel Comics

Well, it’s at least leaning into the future, editor Nick Lowe says, as these issues will actually “kick off the edge of Spider-Verse,” the massive event coming to Amazing Spider-Man this fall that will see virtually every incarnation of Spider-Man ever show up in its pages. In this two-issue story, Otto Octavius, the Superior Spider-Man is in the year 2099, and wants to merely find a way back to his own time - but “a Peter Parker Spider-Man, a very different one from the one we know” stands in his way, says Gage.

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