Spider-Man

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Marvel Heroes MMO: Hell’s Kitchen Daredevil Trailer

At the recent Pax Prime convention, a trailer for the Marvel Heroes MMO was revealed featuring Hell’s Kitchen and Daredevil.

In addition to the Man Without Fear, we see The Punisher, Spider-Man as well as a rogues gallery consisting of the Rhino, Bullseye, Electra, The Kingpin and more.

The Marvel Heroes MMO is free to play and should be available soon.

Info:

Set in the iconic Marvel Universe, Marvel Heroes combines the core game-play style of MMOs with the expansive library of heroes from the Marvel Universe. In the game, players collect and play as their favorite Marvel Super Heroes, including Iron Man, Thor, Wolverine, Hulk, Spider-Man, Captain America and many others. Team up with friends and try to stop Doctor Doom from devastating the world with the power of the Cosmic Cube.

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McFarlane’s Cosmic Amazing Spider-Man #328 Grey Hulk Cover Sells For $657,250

Wow.

Todd McFarlane’s original art for the 1990 issue of Amazing Spider-Man #328 recently sold at an auction for a whopping $657,250!

This sets a new American comic book art record, beating a Dark Knight splash page by Frank Miller and Klaus Janson ($448,125), for the most ever paid for a piece of comic book art.

The cover features Spider-Man taking on the Gray Hulk, and is an “Acts of Vengeance” crossover.

The issue is when Spider-Man has acquired the cosmic powers of Captain Universe — and punches the Gray Hulk into orbit!

Nice to know the “title” is held by a cosmic comic book.

Fun Fact: 300 issues later the Juggernaut would don the Captain Universe powers in the Amazing Spider-Man #’s 627-630!

(via ICV2)

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Advanced Review: Spider-Men #1

For years, the Marvel and Ultimate universes have remained similar but separate. But that is all about to change this week as Peter Parker meets his brother from another mother, Miles Morales, the Spidey of the UU.

What brings them together and what the ramifications are cannot be summed up in this Issue #1 review. What can be said is that writer Brian Michael Bendis is going all-out in this one, and the Marvel suits promise (as usual) “nothing for both universes will ever be the same!”

There is a lot of jaw-thumping and waiting around in this Bendis issue. He might even be taking lessons from Hickman on the waiting part. But Brian does spin a really tight web of adventure here and Spidey lovers on both sides of Marvel Properties will love where this goes, if nothing else than the UU cast meeting the “real” Peter but not the one they have known.

Overall, the tone is OK and Bendis knows both Spider-Men inside and out. And artist Sara Pichelli does wonders here, not only with the men behind the masks but also with the NYCs of both universes. One of the fun items of all this mag is the contrast in the Manhattans of the Marvel U. and the one of its sister universe, certainly as much a part of the stories as the Spider-Men themselves.

No spoilers here, but every Spidey fan should enjoy this romp. And word has it Mysterio may be in the wings … bit which one??

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EXCLUSIVE RUMOR: Marc Webb Not On Amazing Spider-Man Sequel: Web Of Spider-Man; Tarsem Singh is the front-runner

After the information we released about the Justice League Movie, the Man of Steel spearheading a DC Shared Universe and a Batman reboot, Cosmic Book News has been sent some info on the sequel to the Amazing Spider-Man movie.

Note: This comes from a source we have not used before.

We are told that director Marc Webb will not be back for the Amazing Spider-Man sequel, which is tentatively titled “Web of Spider-Man.”

The reason for Marc Webb’s departure from “Web of Spider-Man” is that they want a “less dark mopey Spider-Man and more action, action, action Spider-Man next time.”

This is why Alex Kurtzman & Roberto Orci (Transformers, Star Trek) were hired to write the sequel.

And we are told Tarsem Singh is the front-runner to replace Marc Webb.

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Sony E3 2012: Amazing Spider-Man Art, Screen Shots and Fact Sheet

Sony released the following art, screenshots and fact sheet at the 2012 E3 for the Amazing Spider-Man video game.

Click to enlarge and launch viewer:

The Amazing Spider-Man Fact Sheet
THE AMAZING SPIDER-MANTM

FACT SHEET 

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION:
Go beyond Sony Picture Entertainment’s Colombia Pictures feature film and find out what happens next in The Amazing Spider-ManTMvideo game, which brings Spider-Man’s free-roaming, web-slinging action back to New York City.  Players take on the role of a young Peter Parker discovering his new Spider-Man powers and added Super Hero responsibilities, using the game’s innovative Web Rush mechanic to swing freely around Manhattan, combat a variety of criminal activities and take on classic Marvel Super Villains.  Set against an original story crafted by Hollywood writer Seamus Kevin Fahey (Spartacus: Gods of the Arena, Battlestar Galactica) that takes place entirely after the events of the upcoming feature film, The Amazing Spider-Manvideo game delivers a brand-new, immersive and cinematic adventure allowing players to truly harness the power of your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man.

KEY FEATURES:

  • Spider-Man’s Triumphant Return to New York – The Amazing Spider-Man brings everybody’s favorite web-head back to Manhattan and marks the return of fan-favorite free-roaming, web-slinging gameplay.  The return to a lively, dynamic Manhattan blended with a rich, driven narrative delivers the next evolution of the Spider-Man gameplay experience.

 

  • Web Rush: Player Choice Evolved â€“ The Amazing Spider-Man video game also marks the debut of Beenox’s innovative Web Rush game mechanic, which gives players real-time navigational and combat choices. Web Rush can be triggered on the fly, at any moment and immediately presents players with a variety of situational choices, letting them really BE Spider-Man as they fight crime and pull off his signature acrobatic moves like never before.

 

  • Find Out What Happens Next – In an all-new epilogue story crafted by Hollywood writer Seamus Kevin Fahey (Spartacus: Gods of the Arena, the re-imagined Battlestar Galactica), players take on the role of a young Peter Parker with his newfound Spider-Man powers and abilities in a thrilling adventure that takes place entirely after the events of the 2012 film reboot.  The game’s original storyline will allow fans to uncover more of Peter Parker’s untold story. 

 

  • Push Spider-Man’s Abilities to the Limit – Armed with The Amazing Spider-Man’s new Web Rush ability and evolved combat mechanics, players are challenged to think and act quickly and strategically, as Spider-Man faces off against reimaginings of classic Marvel Super Villains as well as original, larger than life enemies – some of the biggest ever seen in a Spider-Man video game – while racing to save Manhattan.

Publisher:                              Activision Publishing, Inc.

Developer:                            Beenox (Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Nintendo Wii, PC and 3DS)
Other Ocean (NDS – NOTE: gameplay/content will vary)

Release Date:                       June 26, 2012

Platforms:                             Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft
                                                PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system
                                                Windows PC
                                                Nintendo WiiTM
                                                Nintendo 3DSTM
                                                Nintendo DSTM

Suggested Retail Price:       TBD

ESRB Rating:                        “RP” (Rating Pending) – “T” (Teen) expected

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Spider-Men Revealed: Peter Parker and Miles Morales Meet For The First Time in June

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It’s finally been confirmed, the Spider-Men teasers Marvel released were for a Peter Parker and Miles Morales team up — and it’s happening this June.

Marvel released the following image, and announced a five issue series, Spider-Men, from Brian Michael Bendis and Sara Pichelli, with Jim Cheung on covers.

“When Spider-Man tracks down one of his deadliest villains, he suddenly finds himself thrust into another world where Peter Parker is dead…and there’s a new Spider-Man in town. As these two heroes learn the truth about their identities and their universes, they’ll embark on a journey that’ll leave them forever changed—and reveal a startling truth about a key player in the Spider-Man mythos!”

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In addition each issue will feature a variant from the likes of Humberto Ramos (Amazing Spider-Man), Mike Deodato (New Avengers), Marcos Martin (Amazing Spider-Man), Terry Dodson (Avenging Spider-Man), Travis Charest (Captain America) and Sara Pichelli.

“This is one of the biggest stories in Marvel history,” Axel Alonso, Marvel EIC, said in a press release. “Peter Parker and Miles Morales are two of our most popular characters and fans have been clamoring for them to meet—we’ve got quite a few surprises in store for both characters. This is only the beginning of how we’re celebrating Spider-Man’s spectacular 50th Anniversary.”

Spider-Men #1 swings into action this June.

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Amazing Spider-Man Video Game: New Image of Spidey

Here is a new image of Spider-Man doing whatever a spider can in the Amazing Spider-Man video game.

The Amazing Spider-Man video game swings on to a console near you June 26th!

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The Amazing Spider-Man swings into theaters July 3rd, 2012 in 3-D and is directed by Marc Webb starring Andrew Garfield as Peter Parker/Spider-Man, Emma Stone as Gwen Stacy, Rhys Ifans as Dr. Curt Connors/The Lizard, Irrfan Khan as Nels Van Adder, Martin Sheen as Ben Parker, Denis Leary as Captain George Stacy, Sally Field as May Parker and C. Thomas Howell as Ray Cooper.

Head on over to the Cosmic Book News Amazing Spider-Man Movie Hub for more news, images and trailers.

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Amazing Spider-Man Video Game: New Trailer Reveals The Lizard?

Here is a new trailer for the Amazing Spider-Man video game, which may feature the Lizard, the main villain in the movie.

Not sure, but maybe it’s not the Lizard, but a distant cousin.

Update: It’s The Iguana.

The Amazing Spider-Man video game swings on to a console near you June 26th!

The Amazing Spider-Man swings into theaters July 3rd, 2012 in 3-D and is directed by Marc Webb starring Andrew Garfield as Peter Parker/Spider-Man, Emma Stone as Gwen Stacy, Rhys Ifans as Dr. Curt Connors/The Lizard, Irrfan Khan as Nels Van Adder, Martin Sheen as Ben Parker, Denis Leary as Captain George Stacy, Sally Field as May Parker and C. Thomas Howell as Ray Cooper.

Head on over to the Cosmic Book News Amazing Spider-Man Movie Hub for more news, images and trailers.

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Marvel Announces Spider-Men By Bendis and Pichelli

Marvel released the following new teaser for Spider-Men, and we see that it will be by Brian Michael Bendis and Sara Pichelli.

It’s thought that either the Ultimate version of Peter Parker is coming back to swing side by side new Spidy Miles Morales, or, as the teaser text may suggest, that Miles will be slinging webs with the likes of 616 version of Peter Parker.

Look more for teasers soon, most likely.

This June – history will be made for the Marvel Universe.
 
SPIDER-MEN #1
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
Art by SARA PICHELLI
Cover by JIM CHEUNG
ON SALE THIS JUNE!
 
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Amazing Spider-Man Video Game: Rhino Revealed! (Trailer)

Check out the Rhino as seen in the following trailer for the Amazing Spider-Man video game.

Synopsis:
 
In all-new Spider-Man is poised to bring the action back to New York City as Activision Publishing, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Activision Blizzard, Inc., and Marvel Entertainement, LLC announce The Amazing Spider-Manâ„¢ video game, planned to launch summer 2012 tied to Sony Pictures Entertainment’s upcoming feature film of the same name.  Created as an epilogue story occurring entirely after the events of the movie, the game features the return of free-roaming web-slinging all over the city and evolutionary improvements to navigation and combat, as the newly anointed Spider-Man is plunged into an all-new storyline charged with protecting Manhattan from a variety of criminals.

The Amazing Spider-Man swings into theaters July 3rd, 2012 in 3-D and is directed by Marc Webb starring Andrew Garfield as Peter Parker/Spider-Man, Emma Stone as Gwen Stacy, Rhys Ifans as Dr. Curt Connors/The Lizard, Irrfan Khan as Nels Van Adder, Martin Sheen as Ben Parker, Denis Leary as Captain George Stacy, Sally Field as May Parker and C. Thomas Howell as Ray Cooper.

Head on over to the Cosmic Book News Amazing Spider-Man Movie Hub for more news, images and trailers.

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Avenging Spider-Man’s Joe Madureira Talks Darksiders II (Video); Pre-Order Incentives Announced

[[wysiwyg_imageupload:713:]]If you are a recent fan of Joe Madureira’s work on Marvel Comics Avengers Spider-Man, check out where the stellar artist has been hiding out the past ten years or so.

Of course, like any artist that wants to make money (haha) – he works in the gaming industry!

The latest game from Joe Madureira and company is Darksiders II, the sequel to the 2010 original.

However, this time sees Death take on the central role!

Below you can check out two videos; the first of Joey Mad and fellow creators discussing the game, with the second the extended trailer.

THQ also announced pre-order incentives in a press release following the videos.

Darksiders II will be on sale June 29th, 2012.

Press Release

 

THQ ANNOUNCES DARKSIDERS II PRE-ORDER INCENTIVES


Unlock Exclusive In-Game Content By Pre-ordering Today



WOKING, UK. 14th February, 2012 – THQ Inc. (NASDAQ: THQI) today announced a range of pre-order bonuses for its upcoming action-adventure title Darksiders® II, which is scheduled to come to the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft,  PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and Windows PC on 29th June 2012.

Players who pre-order the game from GAME, GAMESTATION (and GAMESTOP in Ireland only) will receive the â€˜Death Rides’ pack. Featuring multiple exclusive side-quests, this pack allows the most fearless adventurers to explore more of the Maker’s Realm and Dead Plains and earn additional experience and loot. Aid an ancient Construct, battle The Bloodless and retrieve Karn’s lost treasure in around two hours of unique game play content.

The â€˜Angel of Death’ pack will give you an edge with a unique set of enhanced armour with an angel inspired design as well as a pair of upgraded matching scythes and a exclusive visual trail for your companion crow Dust. This pack will be available in UK & Ireland – retailer tbc.

People who pre-order the game from AMAZON.CO.UK will get to ride into battle with increased speed thanks to the â€˜Deadly Despair’ pack. This unique pre-order offer adds an additional speed boost for Death’s trusty steed Despair, allowing players to travel across the vast world even faster than before. This perk is a permanent increase that will last throughout the game.

Jim Huntley, Vice President of Global Brand Marketing commented: “We are happy to be able to offer a range of exciting offers to reward gamers for pre-ordering copies of the game prior to its 29th June  release.”

Darksiders II follows the exploits of DEATH, one of the four horsemen of the Apocalypse, in a weaving tale that runs parallel to the events in the originalDarksiders game. This epic journey propels DEATH through various light and dark realms as he tries to redeem his brother WAR, the horseman who was blamed for prematurely starting the Apocalypse in Darksiders.

Darksiders II is scheduled to be available for console and PC on 29th June, 2012. For more information check 
www.Darksiders.com.


About Darksiders 2
Awakened by the End of Days, Death, the most feared of the legendary Four Horsemen embarks on a quest to redeem his brother’s name. Become the terrifying force which everything fears but nothing can escape.
The original Darksiders®, released in January 2010, received critical acclaim including the Best Fantasy Game 2010 award from IGNDarksiders followed the story of WAR, wrongly accused of starting the apocalypse, on a quest to reclaim lost honor and take revenge on those who wronged him.


About THQ 
THQ Inc.
 (NASDAQ: THQI) is a leading worldwide developer and publisher of interactive entertainment software. The company develops its products for all popular game systems, personal computers and wireless devices. Headquartered in Los Angeles County, California, THQ sells product through its global network of offices located throughout North America, Europe and Asia Pacific. More information about THQ and its products may be found at
www.thq.com. THQ, Darksiders and their respective logos are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of THQ Inc.
Microsoft, Xbox, Xbox 360, Xbox LIVE, the Xbox logos, and the Xbox LIVE logo are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the U.S. and/or other countries.


“PlayStation” is a registered trademark of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.

 

 

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Amazing Spider-Man Video Game: Citiscape Teaser Trailer Now Online; New Screen Shot

A new trailer for the Amazing Spider-Man video game has landed online.

Swing through the streets as Spidey takes on the bad guys!

Marvel also released the following new screen shot.

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Synopsis:
 
In all-new Spider-Man is poised to bring the action back to New York City as Activision Publishing, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Activision Blizzard, Inc., and Marvel Entertainement, LLC announce The Amazing Spider-Manâ„¢ video game, planned to launch summer 2012 tied to Sony Pictures Entertainment’s upcoming feature film of the same name.  Created as an epilogue story occurring entirely after the events of the movie, the game features the return of free-roaming web-slinging all over the city and evolutionary improvements to navigation and combat, as the newly anointed Spider-Man is plunged into an all-new storyline charged with protecting Manhattan from a variety of criminals.
 
The Amazing Spider-Man swings into theaters July 3rd, 2012 in 3-D and is directed by Marc Webb starring Andrew Garfield as Peter Parker/Spider-Man, Emma Stone as Gwen Stacy, Rhys Ifans as Dr. Curt Connors/The Lizard, Irrfan Khan as Nels Van Adder, Martin Sheen as Ben Parker, Denis Leary as Captain George Stacy, Sally Field as May Parker and C. Thomas Howell as Ray Cooper.
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Awesome Art! Schwarzenegger As Colossus! Bruce Lee as Spider-Man! Harvey Keitel as Wolverine! More!

Wow! How awesome are these!

Artist Alex Tuis put his talents to good use and came up with the following movie actor super hero likenesses.

We see Arnold Schwarzenegger As Colossus! Christopher Walken as Prof. X! Naomi Harris as Storm! Rutger Hauer as Thor! Guy Williams as Tony Star/Iron Man! Harvey Keitel as Wolverine! And Bruce Lee as Spider-Man!

Brings back the old days when Wizard used to have that “Casting Call” regular feature.

Alex Tuis has a couple more up on his site, include Bill Bixby transforming into the Incredible Hulk as well as an Alan Ritchson likeness of Captain America.

Head on over to his site to check them out, and Alex is also available for your next project as well!

Click to enlarge and launch viewer:

(Via Geek Tyrant)

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Amazing Spider-Man Video Game: New Screen Shot Revealed

We get a second screen shot to the Amazing Spider-Man video game, from XBox Magazine.

This one gives us a look at Spidey in action with those “spidey sneakers.”

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Synopsis:
 
In all-new Spider-Man is poised to bring the action back to New York City as Activision Publishing, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Activision Blizzard, Inc., and Marvel Entertainement, LLC announce The Amazing Spider-Manâ„¢ video game, planned to launch summer 2012 tied to Sony Pictures Entertainment’s upcoming feature film of the same name.  Created as an epilogue story occurring entirely after the events of the movie, the game features the return of free-roaming web-slinging all over the city and evolutionary improvements to navigation and combat, as the newly anointed Spider-Man is plunged into an all-new storyline charged with protecting Manhattan from a variety of criminals.
 
The Amazing Spider-Man swings into theaters July 3rd, 2012 in 3-D and is directed by Marc Webb starring Andrew Garfield as Peter Parker/Spider-Man, Emma Stone as Gwen Stacy, Rhys Ifans as Dr. Curt Connors/The Lizard, Irrfan Khan as Nels Van Adder, Martin Sheen as Ben Parker, Denis Leary as Captain George Stacy, Sally Field as May Parker and C. Thomas Howell as Ray Cooper.
 
Head on over to the Cosmic Book News Amazing Spider-Man Movie Hub for more news, images and trailers.
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Amazing Spider-Man Video Game: First Look At In-Game Screenshot

Here is a first look at an in-game screen shot from The Amazing Spider-Man video game, which will be released in conjunction with the movie this summer.

The free-roaming game sees events take place after the movie in an all new storyline.

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(Source: Facebook)

Synopsis:
 
In all-new Spider-Man is poised to bring the action back to New York City as Activision Publishing, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Activision Blizzard, Inc., and Marvel Entertainement, LLC announce The Amazing Spider-Manâ„¢ video game, planned to launch summer 2012 tied to Sony Pictures Entertainment’s upcoming feature film of the same name.  Created as an epilogue story occurring entirely after the events of the movie, the game features the return of free-roaming web-slinging all over the city and evolutionary improvements to navigation and combat, as the newly anointed Spider-Man is plunged into an all-new storyline charged with protecting Manhattan from a variety of criminals.
 

The Amazing Spider-Man swings into theaters July 3rd, 2012 in 3-D and is directed by Marc Webb starring Andrew Garfield as Peter Parker/Spider-Man, Emma Stone as Gwen Stacy, Rhys Ifans as Dr. Curt Connors/The Lizard, Irrfan Khan as Nels Van Adder, Martin Sheen as Ben Parker, Denis Leary as Captain George Stacy, Sally Field as May Parker and C. Thomas Howell as Ray Cooper.

Head on over to the Cosmic Book News Amazing Spider-Man Movie Hub for more news, images and trailers.

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Review: Avenging Spider-Man #3

Wells and Madureira craft another all around exciting read with Avenging Spider-Man #3. It’s a fast paced thrill filled with panel after panel of gorgeous Madureira art. 

Spidey and the Red Hulk have teamed up as a result of the kidnapping of J. Jonah Jameson, the mayor of NYC. A Molon army has taken control, capturing the Mole Man, and are bent on seizing the surface world for their very own.

No worries though as nothing above or below is as powerful as a rampaging Red Hulkster.

Guess again!

General Thaddeus “Thunderbolt” Ross has been put down by the blade of Ra’ktar leaving only everyone’s favorite web-head to rely on his wits and winning personality to save the world! However, just how the heck is he going to be able to do that when the Molons have weapons that can pierce the skin of a Hulk?!

This particular issue sees Spidey forced to go not only go one-on-one with Ra’ktar, but perhaps something far more sinister – J.J.! As Spider-Man has to somehow fend off the invading Molon army, fight off Ra’ktar and his King Blade, save the Rulk and just about everyone else – on top of that he has to deal with J.J.’s cynical and condescending attitude! I think I would rather take on the creatures of Subterranea!

Avenging Spider-Man has everything a comic requires: great art, action and excitement – and fun!

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Marvel Teases Spider-Man Vs. Daredevil Vs. Punisher

Each day this week Marvel has been holding a “Next Big Thing” live panel where they have been releasing exclusive new info.

Update: The Panel announced that this April there will be a three-part crossover between Avenging Spider-ManDaredevil and The Punisher called “The Omega Effect.”

Monday saw news of Rick Remender on Secret Avengers, Tuesday announced Walt Simonson returning to Marvel on the Avengers, and yesterday news came out about Cullen Bunn on Captain America.

Another live panel is due at 3pm today, and Marvel has released the following teaser image.

Seems to show the Punisher ripping apart Daredevil while ensnared in Spider-Man’s web!

Spider-Man Vs. Daredevil Vs. Punisher?

Or something more?!

Tune in to Cosmic Book News at 3pm today for Marvel’s Next Big Thing live panel and follow along live!

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Marvel Comics Avengers Vs. X-Men: Spider-Man Vs. Ice Man Teaser Image

The latest Marvel Comics Avengers Vs. X-Men teaser features the Amazing Spider-Man vs. Iceman!

Which side do you choose?!

Marvel has also launched an official Avengers Vs. X-Men website, check it out!

AVENGERS VS. X-MEN #1 (JAN120625)
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS, JASON AARON, MATT FRACTION, JONATHAN HICKMAN, ED BRUBAKER
Art by JOHN ROMITA JR.
Cover by JIM CHEUNG
FOC – 2/27/12, ON SALE – 4/3/12