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First up is Ultimate Comics Spider-Man, where we meet the new Ultimate Scorpion. I say "new" because we already met one before and he was a genetically modified clone of Peter Parker.



...whaaaa?

I mean, I'm all for more realistic redesigns, but really? Why not just make him a new character entirely?

Finally, over in Amazing Spider-Man #682, we're getting "The Next Big Spider-Man Event", titled "The Ends of the Earth" featuring none other than the dying Dr. Octopus.



The solicitation reads "The Doc Ock Story You’ve Waited 50 Years For! Doctor Otto Octavius Holds The Entire Earth Hostage With His Dying Breath. What Price Will Spider-Man Have To Pay To Buy The Whole World One More Day?" (emphasis mine)

This whole "Dr. Octopus is dying" storyline has been going on for far too long and has gone nowhere, so I'm happy to see it reach its conclusion. Because really, we all know that Marvel wouldn't be stupid enough to kill of Dr. Octopus, and if they do, it's only a matter of time before he comes back. At this point blowing off your head with a shotgun or getting torn in half in space isn't enough to kill you.

One good thing is hopefully this will be the end of the ridiculous 'Gimp Ock' look that he's been touting for the last couple of years. 

Date: 2011-12-20 06:18 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] darkknightjrk
Yeah, I'm trying to decide if this Scorpion is more or less goofy-looking than the yellow and green exo-suit one. It is nice that Andrews is starting to draw Miles like a 13 year-old now.

"What Price Will Spider-Man Have To Pay To Buy The Whole World One More Day?"

...Nah, too easy.

Date: 2011-12-20 08:28 pm (UTC)
eyz: (Default)
From: [personal profile] eyz
Yeah, also noticed that part,

"It is nice that Andrews is starting to draw Miles like a 13 year-old now."

' This actually looks like the very first (and only?) time this new Spidey actually looked his 13 y.o. age!

Date: 2011-12-20 08:55 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] darkknightjrk
If I were to wager a guess, he drew those up well in advance and thought they didn't need to leak out who it was to him.

Date: 2011-12-20 06:34 pm (UTC)
nezchan: Navis at breakfast (Default)
From: [personal profile] nezchan
Should be a pretty cheap price. One More Day isn't worth much.

Date: 2011-12-20 06:38 pm (UTC)
biod: Cute Galactus (Default)
From: [personal profile] biod
If anything Doc Ock should be paying us.

Date: 2011-12-20 06:39 pm (UTC)
biod: Cute Galactus (Default)
From: [personal profile] biod
I like the bottom pincer. It like it's thinking: "Should I grab is groin? should I not grab his groin? What kind of behaviour is appropriate for an evil appendage here?"

Date: 2011-12-20 07:46 pm (UTC)
icon_uk: (Default)
From: [personal profile] icon_uk
I'm almost waiting for it to turn to face us and break the fourth wall as it asks "Well? What SHOULD I do?"

Cue the LeBron jokes

Date: 2011-12-22 06:27 pm (UTC)
glprime: (Default)
From: [personal profile] glprime
"Should I accept my role in this fight? As the villain? What should I do? Should I try acting in the new Lobster Man remake? What should I do? Should I disappear until the next major storyline? What should I do?"

Date: 2011-12-20 06:44 pm (UTC)
thanekos: Kouhei " Principal Garren " Hayami, the Libra Zodiarts, is bugged. (Default)
From: [personal profile] thanekos
Someone thought Mr. Black was some kind of Ultimate Barracuda, which does make a little sense.

It's a name certainly more suited to his chain's end- thing looks like he carved it off of one of the various monsters that've menaced Ultimate NY (which would be pretty badass)..

Date: 2011-12-20 06:50 pm (UTC)
kenn_el: Northstar_Hmm (Default)
From: [personal profile] kenn_el
I always figured that that's what Bane would look like unmasked.

Date: 2011-12-20 06:55 pm (UTC)
fifthie: tastes the best (Default)
From: [personal profile] fifthie
My legit first reaction: "Oh hey it's Ultimate Bane wait, what?"

Date: 2011-12-20 06:54 pm (UTC)
fifthie: tastes the best (Default)
From: [personal profile] fifthie
What Price Will Spider-Man Have To Pay To Buy The Whole World One More Day?"

Surely the best possible way for Marvel to bring back its vanished readers is to remind them yet again of the shitty story that kicked off this era of shitty comics and shrinking sales.

Date: 2011-12-20 07:02 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] mrosa
Oh, no, a bodybuilder with a chain is threatening Spider-Man! Call the Avengers!

And hasn't Doctor Octopus been dying since the '90s? The last time I followed Spider-Man with attention was during the early stages of the Clone Saga, and the man was dying there.

Date: 2011-12-20 07:13 pm (UTC)
freezer: (Default)
From: [personal profile] freezer
He actually died back then. Then the new female Doc Ock was introduced. Then the original got better (somehow).

So yeah; Seen it, Marvel!

Date: 2011-12-20 08:30 pm (UTC)
eyz: (Default)
From: [personal profile] eyz
Oh, yeah! Had totally forgotten that female Octopus! What happened to her?
And also, wasn't Ock cured at that time, like you said, when he came back? Did he get worse or the next writers just forgot all about it?

Also, not liking that new Scorpion, not one bit.
Now, if they'd call him "Ultimate Kraven" (was he already Ultimat-ified? I can never keep track of these things) or simply an all new character...

Date: 2011-12-20 10:02 pm (UTC)
biod: Cute Galactus (Default)
From: [personal profile] biod
I think she was reintroduced a little while back, though that could be my brain playing tricks on me.

Date: 2011-12-20 09:01 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] darkknightjrk
If I remember correctly, it was introduced in ASM #600, that basically all the blows to the head he's taken over the years has given him brain cancer and his body was slowly deteriorating.

Date: 2011-12-20 09:24 pm (UTC)
dr_archeville: Doctor Arkeville (Default)
From: [personal profile] dr_archeville
Brain cancer... from being punched in the head a lot?

They didn't go with "the originally radiation accident that initially fused his harness to his spine has been slowly killing him, like Luthor's Kryptonite ring"?

(And if "lots of punches to the head" is the cause, why don't a lot more superheroes & supervillains have it?)

Date: 2011-12-20 09:51 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] darkknightjrk
I could be wrong on the cancer part, but his body and brain are basically dying on him.

Date: 2011-12-21 08:08 pm (UTC)
jcbaggee: Jesus (Default)
From: [personal profile] jcbaggee
Yeah, the cancer wasn't an issue, it's long term brain damage. Doc Ock is, for all intents and purposes, a Genius Normal, and his opponents have super strength.

Date: 2011-12-20 09:26 pm (UTC)
dr_archeville: Doctor Arkeville (Default)
From: [personal profile] dr_archeville
Oh, no, a bodybuilder with a chain is threatening Spider-Man! Call the Avengers!

I hope he at least has some super-strength to explain why Spidey doesn't just break out of the hold (or the chain's some super-alloy to explain why he can't break it).

Date: 2011-12-20 09:51 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] omgwtflolbbqbye
Maybe he undergoes/went a transformation that makes his skin have the same durability as Mac's suit?

Date: 2011-12-21 06:30 pm (UTC)
fifthie: tastes the best (Default)
From: [personal profile] fifthie
Maybe Bendis just forgot his hero character has super-strength like he's done repeatedly since forever.

Date: 2011-12-20 10:51 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] auggie18
Totally thought that that was an Ultimate Crusher Creel. Little disappointed now.

Date: 2011-12-21 05:24 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] crabby_lioness
I'm too distracted by the giant alligator clips to notice anything else. Since I'm a bondage nut only second to icon_UK, that takes some doing.

Date: 2011-12-21 11:10 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] jjgalahad
. . . Barracuda from Ennis' Punisher run is the new Ultimate Scorpion? I certainly didn't see that coming.

Date: 2011-12-21 04:13 pm (UTC)
cainofdreaming: cain's mark (pic#364829)
From: [personal profile] cainofdreaming
Yeah, this plot twist is like meeting a fish on dry land.The dry land being the middle of a desert.

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