This past summer Marvel movie fans got their first look at the villainous Doctor Octopus from next summer’s blockbuster sequel to the Spider-Man film. This month Spider-Man readers got their first look at the Humberto Ramos-designed new look for the Marvel Universe Doc Ock in Spider-Man & Doctor Octopus: Negative Exposure. Next up for fandom is a look at the new design drawn by Ramos himself in SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN #6 & 7, the first two chapters in the “COUNTDOWN”, the new five-part story arc by Ramos and series writer Paul Jenkins.
Out to ruin his long-time foe once and for all, Doc Ock has given the wall-crawler an ultimatum. For the safe release of the Palestinian ambassador he’s holding hostage, Spider-Man must reveal his identity to the entire world! Is Spider-Man’s biggest secret worth neutralizing a situation that could lead to war? Before its over a defeated Spider-Man and a triumphant Doc Ock will have a High Noon showdown in Times Square with countless innocent lives hanging in the balance!
The 32-page SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN #6 [SEP031558], the start of a new 5-part story arc “COUNTDOWN”, goes on sale November 12th with a cover price of $2.25. Retailers are reminded its Final Order Cut-off (FOC) date is Thursday, 10/23.
SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN #7 [SEP031559] goes on sale November 26th with an 11/06 FOC. Readers, ask your local comic book retailer to reserve your copies.