May 9th 2012 By: Graeme McMillan
It's probably not that uncommon for some comic book fans to fantasize about being Stan Lee
, considering he co-created much of the Marvel Universe and had the honor of working with such comic book legends as Jack Kirby
, Steve Ditko
and John Buscema
(amongst many, many others) in the process. But, let's face it: It'd be so much better to be a Stan Lee who had Spider-Man's super powers
, right...? Well, now that I've put that in your head, face it tigers: you're about to (kind of) hit the jackpot with the new The Amazing Spider-Man
Activision had announced that players who preorder the upcoming The Amazing Spider-Man
will get access to a special series of missions starring Lee who, armed with Spidey's web-crawling abilities and his own wise-cracking ways, has to save New York City from certain danger. As if the chance to play an 89-year old man swinging his way around the metropolitan skyline isn't enough, the company is also promising a surprise ending at the end of the arc which Kotaku believes
may have something to do with Spidey's 50th anniversary this year.
In case you want to pre-order the game but avoid any confusion over whether or not you're the man who is partially responsible for She-Hulk, GameStop
has its own pre-order bonus: Rhino Challenge, which lets players rampage across the city as Spidey's popular thick-skinned nemesis. If only there was some way to mix the two together and get a Stan Lee/Rhino showdown going...