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Secret Invasion

Marvel Unlimited Edition: ‘Spider-Man’ Minus Spider-Man


The Marvel Unlimited app is a gigantic, messy cache of awesome and terrible old comic books: a library of 13,000 or so back issues of Marvel titles, available on demand for subscribers with tablets or mobile phones. Like any good back-room longbox, it’s disorganized and riddled with gaps, but it’s also full of forgotten and overlooked jewels, as well as a few stone classics. In Marvel Unlimited Edition, Eisner-winning critic Douglas Wolk dives into the Unlimited archive to find its best, oddest and most intriguing comics.

In this week's edition: Replacing Peter Parker with Otto Octavius for 31 issues was a neat demonstration of how strong Spider-Man's supporting cast is -- and The Superior Foes of Spider-Man has removed its title character from the equation altogether and gotten a terrific series out of it. Even before the big mind-swap, though, there was a little tradition of Spider-Man comics without Spider-Man in them. (He doesn't appear in Amazing Spider-Man #654.1 or #676, for instance, both among 2011's best done-in-one issues of the series.) Here are some of the most entertaining examples on Marvel Unlimited.

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Canceled Skrull-Filled ‘Avengers’ Project Yields Tons Of Awesome Concept Art By Jeremy Love


Before the Kinect-powered fighting game Marvel Avengers: Battle For Earth was a twinkle in Ubisoft's eye, THQ was reportedly at work on a similarly Skrull-centric Avengers action game. The game was canceled, with various character renders and a little bit of gameplay footage eventually surfacing online, but what of the game's concept art...

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Marvel and Ubisoft Announce ‘The Avengers: Battle For Earth’ Motion Game


After several summers of Marvel superhero movie tie-in game releases, it's felt a bit weird not to see at least some kind of corresponding release for The Avengers -- especially having seen what might have been from THQ...

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The Skrulls Have Secretly Invaded The World Of Custom Toymaking


For a good long while, comic book fans had plenty of reasons to be fed up with Skrulls. Those scaly green shapeshifters were literally everywhere you looked in the Marvel Universe - worst of all, sometimes you didn't even know it was a Skrull until it was far too late...

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The Secret Invasion Has Begun

Press Release

In 2008, the Marvel Universe will be consumed by Secret Invasion, the comic book event over five years in the making, written by Brian Bendis and penciled by Leinil Yu.

Only one question remains: Who Do You Trust


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