Marvel to Publish at Least 23 Spider-Man Comics in June

Bleeding Cool has been following the rapid expansion of Spider-Man comics published each month as Marvel, as the publisher seems to have no limits when it comes to how many Spider-Man comics they believe fans will shell out money for, launching all sorts of alternate versions of Peter Parker alone, not to mention the various other characters to wear the costume. Spider-Man is beginning to rival Wolverine in his guest appearance heydey, except these are all titles where Spider-Man is the star, or at least co-star, of the book on an ongoing basis.

Marvel to Publish at Least 23 Spider-Man Comics in June

With June's solicitations fully revealed, we can finally reveal the number of Spider-Man comics Marvel plans to ship in June.

We've got two issues of Superior Spider-Man, starring Otto Octavius under the mask…

SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN #7
CHRISTOS GAGE (W) • LAN MEDINA (A)
Cover by MIKE HAWTHORNE
WAR OF THE REALMS TIE-IN!
• Like the rest of America, the West Coast is overrun with Frost Giants and in CHAOS!
• But Otto Octavius doesn't settle for chaos and will WIN THE WAR OF REALMS SINGLE-HANDEDLY.
• Well, maybe not single-handedly. He needs minions. Super-minions! So he recruits the WEST COAST AVENGERS!
• Uh-oh.
32 PGS./Rated T …$3.99

SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN #8
CHRISTOS GAGE (W) • LAN MEDINA (A)
Cover by MIKE HAWTHORNE
WAR OF THE REALMS TIE-IN!
• Otto Octavius and Quentin Quire – BFFs!
• With America Chavez as the power, transportation and…well…only real hero, can Superior Spider-Man and the West Coast Avengers help turn the tide against Malekith and his forces?
32 PGS./Rated T …$3.99

Ten issues of True Believers Spider-Man reprints, selling for a dollar each:

TRUE BELIEVERS: MARVEL TAILS STARRING PETER PORKER,
THE SPECTACULAR SPIDER-HAM #1
Reprinting: Marvel Tails Starring Peter Porker, the Spectacular Spider-Ham #1
32 PGS./All Ages …$1.00

TRUE BELIEVERS: SPIDER-MAN – THE NEW SPIDER-MAN! #1
Reprinting Marvel Team-Up (1971) #141
32 PGS./Rated T… $1.00

TRUE BELIEVERS:
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #1
Reprinting Amazing Spider-Man (1963) #1
32 PGS./Rated T… $1.00

TRUE BELIEVERS: SPIDER-MAN – SPIDER-ARMOR #1
Reprinting material from Web of Spider-Man #100
40 PGS./Rated T… $1.00

TRUE BELIEVERS: SPIDER-MAN – MORBIUS #1
Reprinting Amazing Spider-Man (1963) #101
32 PGS./Rated T… $1.00

TRUE BELIEVERS: THE SINISTER SECRET OF SPIDER-MAN'S
NEW COSTUME! #1
Reprinting Amazing Spider-Man (1963) #258
32 PGS./Rated T… $1.00

TRUE BELIEVERS:
SPIDER-MAN VS. HULK #1
Reprinting Amazing Spider-Man (1963) #328
32 PGS./Rated T… $1.00

TRUE BELIEVERS: SPIDER-MAN –
SPIDEY FIGHTS IN LONDON #1
Reprinting Amazing Spider-Man (1963) #95
32 PGS./Rated T… $1.00

TRUE BELIEVERS: SPIDER-MAN –
THE WEDDING OF AUNT MAY & DOC OCK #1
Reprinting Amazing Spider-Man (1963) #131
32 PGS./Rated T… $1.00

TRUE BELIEVERS:
SPIDER-MAN VS. MYSTERIO #1
Reprinting Amazing Spider-Man (1963) #13
32 PGS./All Ages… $1.00

To make up for those discounts, there's an 8 dollar Marvel Tales: Spider-Man shipping in June:

MARVEL TALES: SPIDER-MAN #1
STAN LEE, ARCHIE GOODWIN & AL MILGROM (W)
JOHN ROMITA SR., DON HECK, SAL BUSCEMA & AL MILGROM (A)
COVER BY JEN BARTEL
VIRGIN VARIANT COVER BY JEN BARTEL
Spider-Man swings into onto the stage as we celebrate the 80th Anniversary of the House of Ideas with the era-spanning MARVEL TALES! This anthology series shines a spotlight on fan-favorite characters, features timeless stories, and highlights some of our most impressive talent from the past eight decades. First, Spidey faces the mind-bending madness of Mysterio in a classic showdown from the boundless imaginations of Stan Lee, John Romita Sr. and Don Heck — the villain's special effects have never been bigger than in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN (1963) #66! Then meet Jessica Drew, the startlingly different Spider-Woman in in MARVELSPOTLIGHT (1971) #32 — to know her is to fear her! And finally, with the webslinger missing, the Black Cat steals the spotlight! Can frantic Felicia Hardy find her Spider — or will she find adventure? Surprises are in store in SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN (1976) #90!
80 PGS./Rated T …$7.99

An Amazing Spider-Man Annual:

SPIDER-MAN ANNUAL #1 – FEATURING SPIDER-HAM!
JASON LATOUR (W) • DAVID LAFUENTE & JASON LATOUR (A)
COVER BY DAVID LAFUENTE
VARIANT COVER BY RON LIM
ACTION FIGURE VARIANT COVE BY JOHN  TYLER CHRISTOPHER
HIDDEN GEM VARIANT COVER BY TBA
ANIMATION VARIANT COVER ALSO AVAILABLE
• When Spider-Gwen's dimension-hopping web-watch falls into the wrong hands, it's up to everyone's favorite wisecracking web-slinger, the wily waddler known as SPIDER-HAM, to save the day!
• From the same creative minds that brought you INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE and Spider-Gwen creator JASON LATOUR, you won't want to miss this interdimensional epic!
40 PGS./ONE-SHOT/Rated T …$4.99

Two regular issues of Amazing Spider-Man:

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #23
NICK SPENCER (W) • RYAN OTTLEY (A/C)
MARVELS 25TH TRIBUTE VARIANT COVER BY DANIEL ACUNA
SPIDER-MAN BLUE AND RED SUIT VARIANT COVER BY STUART IMMONEN
"HUNTED" now runs through AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #23!
• The fallout from "HUNTED" is felt and much of Peter's life is called into question.
• What is left of Spider-Man after living through the harrowing hunt?!
32 PGS./Rated T …$3.99

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #24
NICK SPENCER (W) • RYAN OTTLEY (A/C)
MARVELS 25TH TRIBUTE VARIANT COVER BY MARK BROOKS
MARVELS 25TH VARIANT COVER BY ALEX ROSS
SPIDER-MAN WEBBING SUIT VARIANT COVER BY TBA
All leading up to Nick Spencer's Landmark 25th issue!
• One issue away from #25 and the chickens are coming home to roost.
• Who is the mysterious bandaged figure who seems to be in every shadow and what does he want with Spider-Man?
• This issue won't answer ALL your questions, but it will answer some that will drop your jaw.
32 PGS./Rated T …$3.99

Symbiote Spider-Man, set in Peter Parker's past:

SYMBIOTE SPIDER-MAN #3 (OF 5)
PETER DAVID (W) • GREG LAND (A/C)
VARIANT COVER BY RON LIM
VARIANT COVER BY ALEX SAVIUK
• From comic titans, Peter David and Greg Land, comes the third installment of an all-new Spider-Man tale set during the original ALIEN COSTUME SAGA!
• After glimpsing the strange abilities of Spider-Man's bizarre black suit, Mysterio is determined to uncover the secrets of the enigmatic ensemble — secrets Peter Parker hasn't even realized!
• Uncovering a shameful secret from Black Cat's past, Mysterio may have found the blackmail necessary to get close to the suit, and in doing so will set Felicia down a path where any misstep could result in her losing Peter forever!
32 PGS./Rated T …$3.99

Spider-Man: Life Story, an alternate universe Spider-Man tale where Peter Parker ages in real time.

SPIDER-MAN: LIFE STORY #4 (of 6)
CHIP ZDARSKY (W) • MARK BAGLEY (A)
Cover by CHIP ZDARSKY
Variant cover by Kaare Andrews
THE REAL-TIME LIFE STORY OF SPIDER-MAN CONTINUES!
Spider-Man's life enters the 1990s! The COLD WAR is no longer cold as PETER PARKER returns to a world gone MAD! But will he let that madness infect HIM and his family?
40 PGS./Rated T+ …$4.99

Miles Morales: Spider-Man:

MILES MORALES: SPIDER-MAN #7
SALADIN AHMED (W) • Alitha Martinez, Ron Ackins & Vanesa Del Rey (A)
Cover by PATRICK O'KEEFE
• After the dramatic conclusion of the first arc, Miles has to take stock in his life.
• What do his parents think of all of this?
• How do his friends, particularly Bombshell, react to what's happened?
• All this, a surprise return and a cover by the art director of SPIDER-MAN: INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE, Patrick O'Keefe!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

Spider-Man: City at War, starring the video game version of Peter Parker:

MARVEL'S SPIDER-MAN: CITY AT WAR #4 (of 6)
DENNIS "HOPELESS" HALLUM (W) • MICHELE BANDINI (A)
Cover by CLAYTON CRAIN
Sinister Six Variant Cover by DAVID NAKAYAMA
Variant Cover by EDUARD PETROVICH
THE SINISTER SIX STRIKES!
• A prison break at the RAFT unleashes six of SPIDER-MAN'S most sinister foes!
• ELECTRO! RHINO! SCORPION! VULTURE! MISTER NEGATIVE! And…who is their mysterious leader?
Plus: the unrevealed history of the partnership of PETER PARKER and OTTO OCTAVIUS!
32 PGS./Rated T …$3.99

Two issues of Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man:

FRIENDLY NEIGHBORHOOD
SPIDER-MAN #7
TOM TAYLOR (W) • KEN LASHLEY (A)
Cover by ANDREW C. ROBINSON
• As seen in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #15, Aunt May is reopening the F.E.A.S.T. Center to help the homeless and needy of New York City!
• But things are rarely as simple as that in the Marvel Universe as F.E.A.S.T. and the new funding May has secured to try to make her dream a reality is under attack by…THE PROWLER?!
• Has Hobie Brown returned to his criminal beginnings? Can Spider-Man help bring him back to the side of the angels?
32 PGS./Rated T …$3.99

FRIENDLY NEIGHBORHOOD
SPIDER-MAN #8
TOM TAYLOR (W) • KEN LASHLEY (A)
Cover by ANDREW C. ROBINSON
SPIDER-MAN IRON SPIDER SUIT
VARIANT COVER BY ADI GRANOV
• When things go nuts at the F.E.A.S.T. Center, it leaves Aunt May FURIOUS, and no one rests when Aunt May is angry.
• So Spider-Man has to kick an investigation into high gear into the Prowler and what he's up to!
• Peter has a lot of skills, but he is no Sherlock Holmes. The World's Worst Detective calls on his new ally the Rumor to help him!
32 PGS./Rated T …$3.99

A Reptilian Rage one-shot…

SPIDER-MAN: REPTILIAN RAGE #1
RALPH MACCHIO (W) • CHRISTOPHER ALLEN (A) • Cover by TODD NAUCK
Variant Cover by RON LIM
PETER PARKER's got a real shot – a chance for a spot in a competitive Empire State University program as a high school student.  Nothing's going to keep him from his goal…unless the old Parker luck strikes again!  And a crime boss's interference with an experiment of DR. CURT CONNORS threatens to do just that, as an unexpected run-in heralds the return of the deadly LIZARD!  But if SPIDER-MAN is going to save the day, does that mean Peter Parker will have to sacrifice his future?  A tale of great power and the cost of responsibility in the mighty Marvel manner!
32 PGS./ONE-SHOT/Rated T …$3.99

If we stop there, that's 23 issues, but we could go on, for instance, if we choose to count Spider-Gwen as an alternate version Spider-Person…

SPIDER-GWEN: GHOST-SPIDER #9
SEANAN MCGUIRE (W) • TAKESHI MIYAZAWA (A) • Cover by BENGAL
• Gwen Stacy — drummer extraordinaire and literal beating heart of the punk rocking MARY JANES finds herself in a battle of the bands!
• But there's a new monster in town, and he calls himself the MAN-WOLF!
• And when he sets his sights on SPIDER-WOMAN and the people she cares about most, suddenly the musical battle onstage isn't the most important battle Gwen's involved in.
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

That's 24. And Spider-Man co-stars in Marvel Team-Up, for 25:

MARVEL TEAM-UP #3
EVE L. EWING (W) • JOEY VAZQUEZ (A)
Cover by STEFANO CASELLI
MARVELS 25TH  TRIBUTE VARIANT COVER BY MARCOS MARTIN
Spider-Man and Ms. Marvel both wanted a change of pace…or so they thought. Will things ever get back to normal? Will they defeat the Jackal? And where is Pete's old friend Dr. Rosario, anyway?!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

And Miles Morales is a member of the Champions. That's #26…

CHAMPIONS #6
JIM ZUB (W) • JUANAN RAMIREZ (A) • Cover by Kim Jacinto
MARVELS 25TH  TRIBUTE VARIANT COVER BY INHYUK LEE
WAR OF THE REALMS TIE-IN!
A global team vs a global threat! The Champions must hold the line or Earth will fall to creatures and chaos! Even if they succeed, these young heroes are about to lose one of their own…
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

Plus Spider-Man is featured prominently in the solicit for War of the Realms #5:

WAR OF THE REALMS #5 (of 6)
JASON AARON (W) • RUSSELL DAUTERMAN (A)
Cover by ARTHUR ADAMS
Connecting Realm Variant Cover by GIUSEPPE CAMUNCOLI
Variant Cover by VICTOR HUGO
VARIANT COVER BY MARK TEXEIRA
International Connecting Variant Cover by DAVID YARDIN
Young Guns Variant Cover by PEPE LARRAZ
MIDGARD'S LAST STAND
Malekith's army gets a whole new crop of recruits — the dead! As Midgard transforms under the rule of Malekith and his allies, the dead rise up to form a new Niffleheim! The Black Panther calls in every hero on his roster to fight for Earth, from Spider-Man and the Spiders of Hel to Ghost Rider and Balder the Brave. But if there's any hope for the Ten Realms, it'll come from the skies…
40 PGS./Rated T+ …$4.99

So depending on where you want to draw the line, that's anywhere from 23 to 27 Spider-Man comics hitting stores in June alone, which is more than some publishers put out in total. That's got to be some kind of record.

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