A day after making headlines that there would be a major death in Civil War II that was essentially a marketing ploy, Marvel is proving their point by teasing that someone would soon be brought back from the dead.
So, who could it be? The first one that comes to mind is Wolverine. But with an All-New Wolverine only launched two months ago and Old Man Logan now kicking around the Marvel U, that seems unnecessary. Professor X has a habit of routinely coming back from the dead. As does Jean Grey, though there is a time displaced version of Jean currently around. Possibly Namor, but seems a lot of hype for someone who most might not even realize is dead. There is a lot of speculation online about it possibly being Spider-Man’s Uncle Ben or Original Recipe Gwen Stacy…but does anyone want that?
This could also be an elaborate headfake. And not as straighforward as it seems. Maybe Deadpool is changing his name to Lifepool. Or StartwritingmysequelPool. Or some other wink and nod situation that Marvel will tease us with for awhile.
Ryan thinks it would be hilarious if whoever they bring back is the one that gets killed in Civil War II.
And these days it takes no time for parodies to appear online. See what I mean after the break.
I’m still up to my eyes trying to cover all things Secret Wars, so unfortunately I haven’t gotten back on the wagon with updates to the Spider-Man Chronology.
The process I’ve used to create this list was to first compile every piece of information I could find online about Spider-Man appearances: regular series, mini-series, guest shots, etc. Then use my own knowledge and as many existing chronologies on the web as possible to arrange this “master list” into a potential reading order. And then the fun part…actually reading them all. Shuffling things around, adding and removing things when necessary.
After the break is a quasi update involving some issues that were considered for, but ultimately excluded from the complete list.
One of the most momentous moments in Spider-Man’s history was the night the Green Goblin tossed Gwen Stacy off the George Washington Bridge and she died. This moment infused countless Spider-Man stories ever since.
For me, that’s a problem. The issue in question came out in the summer of 1973. I was born in the fall of 1974. Gwen Stacy has been dead longer than I’ve been alive, but then it seems like every Spider-Man writer at a certain point had to to the “poor Gwen Stacy story”. I really hated those.