Marvel Comics presents an exclusive preview of Amazing Spider-Man #71, by Nick Spencer, Federico Vicentini and Federico Sabbatini.
Since Peter Parker/Spider-Man first appeared in the pages of Stan Lee and Steve Ditko’s Amazing Fantasy #15 in 1962, one iconic phrase has followed him through his adventures: “With great power comes great responsibility.” Later attributed to Uncle Ben, the phrase has been Peter’s governing ethos. However, in Amazing Spider-Man #71, by Nick Spencer, Federico Vicentini, Federico Sabbatini, Alex Sinclair and VC’s Joe Caramagna, the villainous Kindred puts his own dark twist on the phrase.
Amazing Spider-Man #71 is part of the “Sinister War” arc. The storyline sees the titular villain — also known as Harry Osborn — pitting Otto Octavius/Doctor Octopus’ Sinister Six against Adrian Toomes/Vulture’s Savage Six as part of his plan to take down Spider-Man. In Sinister War #1, Peter attended the premiere of Mary Jane Watson’s newest movie only to get caught in the crossfire of a fight between the Savage Six and Sinister Six. While Mysterio — who directed Mary Jane’s newest film — proved his turn to good was real and took her away from the battle, Peter fought the two groups.
Following on the heels of that issue, Amazing Spider-Man #71 begins with Peter battling against such villains as Kraven the Hunter, Lizard, Electro and Sandman. However, their overwhelming force proves too much for Spider-Man, and he’s soon knocked out of the building. While that battle is happening Kindred twists Uncle Ben’s iconic phrase.
“I don’t dream, Pete,” Kindred narrates. “Not anymore. But if I did, this is what I’d see. The end. Of course, you’ll fight. Try to stop it. Try to push back the impossible weight. Try to be free. But we’re all in a hell of your making. Living through the choices you’ve made. Suffering for them. Screaming for help — dying in your arms. You have great power, old pal. And rest assured… you’re responsible.”
You can see CBR’s exclusive preview of Amazing Spider-Man #71 below alongside the solicitation information for the issue. The book features covers by Mark Bagley, John Dell, Brian Reber; Federico Vicentini and Alex Sinclair; David Baldeon and Israel Silva; and Peach Momoko. Amazing Spider-Man #71 goes on sale July 28 from Marvel Comics.
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #71
- NICK SPENCER (W) • FEDERICO VICENTINI (A) • Cover by MARK BAGLEY
- MARVEL ANIME VARIANT COVER BY PEACH MOMOKO
- HANDBOOK VARIANT COVER BY TBA
- VARIANT COVER BY FEDERICO VINCENTINI
- SINISTER WAR CONTINUES!
- Two of the most deadly villain teams are fighting both Spidey and each other, but what is Kindred’s role in all this?
- 32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99
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