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By Lee Roberts

Spider-Ock Meets Spider-Man 2099 and a WHOLE lot of Photos From HEROESCON!!!!!!! Oh and Spoilers From Amazing Spider-Man 2

NEWS HAPPENING IN THE COMIC BOOK WORLD:
Ok, I didn't think I would actually be excited for an upcoming Superior Spider-Man issue until that issue was the one that brought Peter Parker back. Which I'm still waiting for to eventually happen but there are 2 issues coming out in September that will bring the future to the present. It all happens issues #17 and #18 of Superior Spider-Man where Spider-Man 2099 will be making his appearance. There's been all sorts of talk about this happening starting way back in issue #600 of Amazing. Slott has even said that there are past clues as to what's going on in past issues, which now makes me want to dig out those last 100 issues and read them again to see if I can find any clue leading to Spider-Man 2099.


Though that's not all the news for the book and character of Spider-Man 2099. Usually when a character from another timeline or just a smaller famed character appears in a main title, changes are made to that character. From what I've been reading and trying to find out, artist Ryan Stegman won't be making any changes to Spider-Man 2099, at least to the suit that he wears. Which is already very cool and if it was not for him being Spider-Man of the future I would have wanted to read the book just because of how cool the suit is. Which pleases me that no changes will be made to the look of Spider-Man 2099 but I did read that Miguel O'Hara might have a different look to him. Not sure yet what, maybe be bulker in size but I'm still working out those details.

However, Spider-Man 2099 is not the only one to be making an appearance in the title, there's supposedly a member of the Osborn family returning. Not surprising since a Green Goblin has returned in the Superior book recently so having a Osborn appear is kind of expected. Except, who will be that family member that returns? Will it be Norman, Harry, or what about someone we haven't seen Liz in awhile and even though they are divorced she is still an Osborn. And so is his son but I'm thinking not him only because of the age and even though they can say that Harry had him when he was 19 or 20 and his is now say 30, it wouldn't work out too well, unless he had used the Goblin Formula and had a growth spurt. And depending on how you want to look at it there's also the ( I still hate this) the half brother and sister of Harry's that Norman had when Gwen Stacy was in France. I really hope this is not the case because I'm already upset enough with the Spider-Ock story going on and I'm really upset over the Gwen Stacy having kids with Norman Osborn idea, so bringing them together is really pushing it too far.

 

 

HEROESCON IS OVER AND IT WAS GREAT!
First off, yes I know that my blog is late, two days late in fact, but I have a good reason for that, Heroescon. No, it's not an excuse that I'm using to try to get out of being late but a reason for why I waited two days on purpose before I posted this blog. Again that reason is Heroescon.
Alright already, I'll explain a little more in what I mean by that. I knew that Heroescon was this weekend, I knew I was going to it, but instead of waiting until next week to post about the happenings at the convention and instead of posting my regular blog and a second blog talking about the con, I figured I would wait until the end of the second day to just build one blog that takes care of both while though being 2 days late on my regular blog it also is still fresh for the con (there's still one day left, Sunday June 8, 2013 for you stragglers to make it in and it's only $15 to get in). See, I did it on purpose, with a reason, not an excuse, for posting a little tad bit late. Now on to talk about what has happened at this years Heroescon.
LOTS!
I went to a panel that was titled Wolverine. Can you guess what that was about? That's right it was not about tacos and how they are just some nasty food that evidently has to attract some nasty people to work to give us those nasty crunchy things. If you're thinking it was about our favorite little hairy runt with the pointy things in his arms/hands then you would be correct. In this panel Jason Latour, Jason Aaron, and Frank Cho sat down to talk about Wolverine, a character they all worked/work on. I say worked because sadly Frank Cho is no longer drawing/writing Savage Wolverine anymore after issue #5, but gladly Jason Aaron and Jason Latour are still writing for their books/digital stories.


Most of this panel didn't center around what would be happening in the future for Wolverine, which I wasn't too thrilled about because I wanted to hear that the most but instead centered around a lot of the typical questions. Questions like what are your favorite stories, who do you like the most from past Wolverine stories/books, and some history into how they got to work on the book. There were some questions about what do they would like to do with Wolverine, Frank Cho was pretty adamant about having Wolverine stab things, Jason Aaron liked what he was doing in Wolverine and the X-Men where he makes him face being a teacher, and Jason Latour liked how Wolveine was this wondering Samurai. Each agreed that he is a character that can pretty much be put into any situation and anything is open to have him be put in. To them, and me, Wolverine is a character that can be the stabbing, killing machine he is while also being able to have a story told where he's gentle or funny like having clown make-up on. Their one main agreement was that they liked how the healing factor allowed Wolverine to do more and have more done to him than other characters but to a certain point. Such as Jason Aaron saying that having Wolverine hurt where he was just a skeleton and coming back from that was too much of a stretch. I also agree with this, sure it's cool to see that adamantium skeleton but it also is too much because if all that's left is a skeleton covered with a metal then there is nothing left for him to come back from.
Nothing was given away as to what can be expected to happen in the upcoming books for Wolverine, which even if it was I couldn't and wouldn't say in this. But it was a fun panel.

The second panel I went to was one called Hawkeye, and yes it was completely awesome. Writer Matt Fraction and man who turned a character that was barely popular, even in the cult lines, into a multi-printed hit among readers. Right now I recommend these books to people when reading, Hawkeye, Captain America, Hulk, and Captain Marvel (by the way Captain Marvel is written by Matt Fraction's wife Kelly Sue Deconnick who is a great writer that I got to meet and have some of her books signed).
This panel actually had some tidbits of what we can expect to see in the future for the Hawkeye book and no I won't say what, I will say it includes the dog and Kate in what I'm just as excited about reading as I am disappointed in Superior Spider-Man (yeah I put that there). Matt Fraction wasn't alone in this panel, artist Steve Lieber was with him and though he didn't have a lot to say about the book he did do one of the coolest things I've seen at a panel ever, he gave out free head sketches of Clint Barton to the ones dressed like Clint. I got to say if I knew this was going to happen I would have put on a bullseye shirt and wore a piece of tape on my nose because I saw that sketch and it was great.

As of right now I haven't been to any other panels. There where other panels that I wanted to go to, like the cosplay one, but stuff happened (like me getting held up in a line waiting for a head sketch, which is fine but it did make me miss the costumes and I still didn't get the sketch). But I got to say that this year's con was really great, one reason being that Shelton Drum had the whole floor and oh the space that was given to us fans to move around in was glorious.
This gets it's own line.
Convention organizers! Listen to the fans, we want more but we also want to be able to move, turn, walk, and do it where it don't take an hour to go 10 feet or always being bumped, hit, pushed, and pulled as we try to protect what we have spent a lot of money on. This Heroescon had the space we want and need and it was great.
And here is reason number 2....

TITLES TO READ:
Age of Ultron #9
Publisher: Marvel Comics
Release Date: June 5, 2013
Cover Price: $3.99
Written by: Brian Michael Bendis
Drawn by: Brandon Peterson
Plot: Only one issue left before the epic finale of Ultron's battle to kill humanity.

Daredevil End of Days #8
Publisher: Marvel Comics
Release Date: June 5, 2013
Cover Price: $3.99
Written by: Brian Michael Bendis
Drawn by: Klaus Janson
Plot: It's the last issue of DD's death and what lead up to it. This mini series has been brutally awesome so you don't want to miss this last issue.

Kick Ass 3 #1
Publisher: Marvel Comics
Release Date: June 5, 2013
Cover Price: $2.99 (depending on the variant cover you get)
Written by: Mark Miller
Drawn by: John Romita
Plot: It's the third installment of Kick-Ass and now he's having some doubts about becoming a superhero.

 

UPCOMING TITLES TO READ:
Batman Li'l Gotham #3
Publisher: DC Comics
Release Date: June 12, 2013
Cover Price: $2.99
Written by: Dustin Nguyen and Derek Fridolfs
Drawn by: Dustin Nguyen
Plot: Another holiday has arrive in Gotham for our favorite little characters and love is in the air.

 

Green Lantern Corps #21
Publisher: DC Comics
Release Date: June 12, 2013
Cover Price: $2.99
Written by: Joshua Hale Fialkov
Drawn by: Bernard Chang
Plot: Guy has to make a choice and that choice could effect all the Lantern Corps.

COMICS IN THE MOVIES:
Hey it's another part where I talk about Spider-Man, only this time it's actually about the real Spider-Man, Peter Parker. Ok, not exactly completely about Peter Parker or even Spider-Man but about the female lead in the Amazing Spider-Man 2 movie, Gwen Stacy. But first.

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Are those enough warnings for you? Because I have put this at the end of my blog instead of being in the middle and I have put enough warnings to give you ample, well, warning, that I'm going to have a spoiler or possible spoiler depending on how it actually goes down in the movie because I got to be honest, right now it's still way early in the production of the movie to know for sure what this photo will really end up being in the movie.
Anyways, let me get to it and it being this picture right here.

Does that outfit look familiar? Well it should.

But wait there's more!

Oh yes, that's MJ that's shaking hands with Gwen. But again there's more.

And still more.

So, what does this exactly mean for Gwen? I mean I know what happens to hear in the comic and I know the way Emma Stone is dressed here sure does seem like they are going for that iconic look from the comics but does that mean Gwen will be dying in the second movie? Even if it's at the vary end leading into movie 3, it looks likes she will be going away sooner than I expected. I was thinking it would be the end of movie 3 but it would make sense to have her die at the end of 2 which would allow Spider-Man to go into the third movie with a score to settle. But like I said, it's still really early to tell what this will be about so I will try to keep info posted when I can.