Jul 27th 2011 By: Andy Khouri
What happens when every man, woman, child, superhero and supervillain in Manhattan suddenly finds themselves in possession of the same incredible superpowers as the amazing Spider-Man? That is the question at the heart of "Spider-Island,"
a new storyline beginning in Amazing Spider-Man #666
. On sale now, the story by Dan Slott
and Stefano Caselli
is just the beginning of a major Marvel Comics epic that's facilitating a number of tie-ins, all of which you can read about in ComicsAlliance's coverage of the Spider-Island panel at Comic-Con International
Check out a five-page preview of Amazing Spider-Man #666
after the jump.
As explained at the Spider-Island panel at last weekend's Comic-Con in San Diego, the storyline was devised as a way for Spider-Man to demonstrate his quality and have his "major moment" in the Marvel Universe. The main storyline will run for eight issues of Amazing Spider-Man
, but intrigued readers have many choices of where to follow the effects of Spider-Island, all of which you can read about here
THE SPIDER-MAN STORY OF THE DECADE BEGINS WITH THIS "SPIDER-ISLAND: PRELUDE" Super-star writer Dan Slott and fan-favorite Spidey artist Stefano Caselli are back! New York has been INFESTED and the web grows as it gets ready to explode into SPIDER-ISLAND! Normal people are getting Spider-Powers! But not all of them realize that with great power must also come ....you know the rest. Okay, sure we often say Peter Parker's life will never be the same. But listen, pal, we've never been more serious. Heroes and villains are crawling all over Manahttan and no one knows why. This will change everything for Pete, for Spidey...and possibly for YOU! Look at it this way...If EVERYONE'S a Spider-Man... then no one is.