Back in Black! But why?

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  1. Chrono Grimlock

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    I'm reading Sensatianal Spider-Man 35 ight now, and it's pretty good; first issue I've read since The Other. Low and Behold, Aunt May and Mary Jane make a brief cameo. So... if they're alive, it doesn't appear to be a horrific death in the family that causes the costume change; so what is it?

    I've read the first two back in black issues now, and both were decent enough. I'm hoping the Amazing Spider-Man and Civil War 7 shipping next explains all. But still; I find it weird to jump right into the story, with no explanation at all. I mean, Reed Richards even cameos wearing a Fantastic Four costume. Bah.

    Thoughts? Anyone?
     
  2. Emperor Mengde

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    Yeah, I noticed this issue when I was last in my local comic shop and wondered what was up. I mean, it's obvious that he's back in black because of the movie coming out, but what the reason for it in the comic book is I would like to know.
     
  3. 03Mach1

    03Mach1 Reason Has No Voice

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    I believe it's more of an 'underground' look with the events that unfold after Civil War.
     
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    So far the explanation seems to be that after the Civil War is over, Spiderman is still on the run from the authorities for whatever reason. And the black costume helps him sneak around and hide in the shadows from them better, while still managing to do his super-hero duties.
     
  5. Chrono Grimlock

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    Bah, seems that way. But raeding the recent Wizard articles would have led me to believe there was a big tragedy in his life forcing him to wear the black. Hiding around seems like such a cop out.
     
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    Hopefully the next issue of ASM will help explain it better. The REAL "Back in Black" arc starts in ASM. There was a cover preview for part 2 awhile back that showed him dressed in the black costume while riding on top of somebody's ambulance...

    http://www.marvel.com/catalog/?book_id=6174
     
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    ...as much as i hate to say it: Black Costume > Original Suit > Iron Suit. So whatever the reason, i like the look (i wont be buying any of the titles still).
     
  8. Chrono Grimlock

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    Ja, that's more or less what I was getting at. As of thus far, I have no idea why why he's wearing the black BEFORE the Amazing Spider-Man story
     
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    Hey, gotta bring back the black to support a little movie Sony has coming out on May 4th ;) 
     
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    Need I say more?
     
  11. Wreckgar

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    Well yes, the red X doesn't say much,

    Anyway, the Back in Black idea was nice but unfortunately scheduled poorly. Sensational Spiodey makes a reference to it but no explanation. That's for ASM. However if you read Joe Fridays you are given who definately lives.

    Also for you trivia buffs, this actually happened the first time Spidey went black. The Amazing Spidey issue where he first had the costume actually was released before the Secret War issue where he gets the look.
     
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    Er, can anyone post spoilers regarding who died, resulting in the custome change?
     
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    noone died. its just spidey running from JUSTICE
     
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    Oh ok, thanks...for a moment I thought they were really going to really kill off MJ or Aunt May again...
     
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    Yeah...um, its called to make money...its what Marvel is trying to do, and by returning Spider-man to a semi-classic costume they can sucker in "new" readers for this "event".
     
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    If it's because he's running from justice, maybe he should've switched to the Scarlet Spider costume. No one's looking for that guy. :tongue: 
     
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    Except for Devz and a few other 616 Ben Riley fans ^_^
     
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    oh snap
     
  20. Chrono Grimlock

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    Wait. Are you telling me Marvel is selling comics... to make money? I refuse to believe that.
     

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