'Spider-Man: Blue' preview pages

Mon, April 8th, 2002 at 12:00am PDT

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Jonah Weiland, Executive Producer/Publisher

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Official Press Release

Hey, True Believer!

The title may be SPIDER-MAN: BLUE, but the covers by Tim Sale sure have the

gang in the Bullpen smiling! Just feast your eyes on these three incredible

images and you'll know that writer Jeph Loeb sure picked the right partner!

[Issue 1] [Issue 2] [Issue 3]
Issue 1 Issue 2 Issue 3

SPIDER-MAN: BLUE #1
Cover by Tim Sale


Jeph Loeb (w)/Tim Sale (p)


* THE SCOOP: The Marvel Knights take a swing at Spider-Man as writer Jeph

Loeb and artist Tim Sale -- the award-winning team that brought you

DAREDEVIL: YELLOW -- deliver another modern classic!


* THE STORY: Take a bittersweet look at Peter Parker's college career, his

first days on the job at the Daily Bugle, and his lethal battles with the

Green Goblin! You saw the first five pages in Wizard #126, but now you can

feast your eyes on Loeb & Sale's interpretations of Harry Osborn, J. Jonah

Jameson, Robbie Robertson, Mary Jane, Gwen Stacy and more!


* THE WRITER SPEAKS: "The title's not blue like the color -- it's blue as in

sad, as in jazz music, as blue in love," explained Loeb. "See, particularly

at this time in his life, Peter had the best problem a guy could have. He

had two beautiful girls in his life and he had to figure out which one was

the right one.... (and) there will definitely be the villains of that period

(included). I can promise Green Goblin. I also want to see Tim draw the

Rhino. It wouldn't surprise me if Vulture and Kraven show up too."


* THE FORMAT: The debut issue of this six-issue, monthly mini-series is 40

pages, with ads. Printed on glossy stock paper with a cardstock cover.


On Sale May 8th (Order Cut Off: April 18th)

SPIDER-MAN: BLUE #2
Cover by Tim Sale


Jeph Loeb (w)/Tim Sale (p & i)


* THE SCOOP: The Rhino stomps into the next modern classic by the

award-winning team that brought you DAREDEVIL: YELLOW, writer Jeph Loeb and

artist Tim Sale!


* THE STORY: With the Green Goblin out of Spider-Man's way, Peter Parker

grows closer to Harry Osborn - and to Harry's friend Gwen Stacy! Sometimes

it seems as if Peter's biggest problem is how to get his boss, J. Jonah

Jameson of the Daily Bugle, to pay him enough money to afford to take Gwen

out on a date. And other times, it seems as if avoiding the hoofs of the

Rhino might be more pressing!


* THE FORMAT: The second issue of this six-part, monthly mini-series is 32

pages, with ads. Printed on glossy stock paper with a cardstock cover.

On Sale June 12th (Order Cut-Off: May 23rd)

SPIDER-MAN: BLUE #3
Cover by Tim Sale


Jeph Loeb (w)/Tim Sale (p & i)


* THE SCOOP: It's nothing but girl trouble for the wall-walker in the next

installment of the instant classic by Jeph Loeb and Tim Sale!


* THE STORY: Saving Penn Station from the Lizard is a piece of cake, but

Peter Parker doesn't know what to do when Mary Jane Watson meets Gwen Stacy!

Could things possibly get more complicated? Well, sure! Especially when

Harry Osborn asks Peter to be his roommate -- and then asks if he can date

Mary Jane!


* THE BUZZ: "A combination of clear, to-the-point dialogue and beautifully

staged action that ranges from the simplest human behavior to a

teeth-rattling battle royal has produced one of the best comics of the

year." -Comics Buyer's Guide


* THE FORMAT: The third issue of this six-part, monthly mini-series is 32

pages, with ads. Printed on glossy stock paper with a cardstock cover.


On Sale July 17th (Order Cut-Off: June 27th)

'Nuff Said!


Bill Rosemann


Marketing Communications Manager


Marvel Comics

[Editors Note: For more on Spider-Man: Blue, read the Comic Wire article Born to be blue: Jeph Loeb on "Spider-Man: Blue."]

 
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