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'Spider-Man: Blue' preview pages

Official Press Release

Hey, True Believer!

The title may be SPIDER-MAN: BLUE, but the covers by Tim Sale sure have thegang in the Bullpen smiling! Just feast your eyes on these three incredibleimages and you'll know that writer Jeph Loeb sure picked the right partner!

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 JephLoeb and artist Tim Sale -- the award-winning team that brought youDAREDEVIL: YELLOW -- deliver another modern classic!

* THE STORY: Take a bittersweet look at Peter Parker's college career, hisfirst days on the job at the Daily Bugle, and his lethal battles with theGreen Goblin! You saw the first five pages in Wizard #126, but now you canfeast your eyes on Loeb & Sale's interpretations of Harry Osborn, J. JonahJameson, Robbie Robertson, Mary Jane, Gwen Stacy and more!

* THE WRITER SPEAKS: "The title's not blue like the color -- it's blue as insad, as in jazz music, as blue in love," explained Loeb. "See, particularlyat this time in his life, Peter had the best problem a guy could have. Hehad two beautiful girls in his life and he had to figure out which one wasthe 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 theRhino. 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 40pages, 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 theaward-winning team that brought you DAREDEVIL: YELLOW, writer Jeph Loeb andartist Tim Sale!

* THE STORY: With the Green Goblin out of Spider-Man's way, Peter Parkergrows closer to Harry Osborn - and to Harry's friend Gwen Stacy! Sometimesit seems as if Peter's biggest problem is how to get his boss, J. JonahJameson of the Daily Bugle, to pay him enough money to afford to take Gwenout on a date. And other times, it seems as if avoiding the hoofs of theRhino might be more pressing!

* THE FORMAT: The second issue of this six-part, monthly mini-series is 32pages, 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 nextinstallment of the instant classic by Jeph Loeb and Tim Sale!

* THE STORY: Saving Penn Station from the Lizard is a piece of cake, butPeter Parker doesn't know what to do when Mary Jane Watson meets Gwen Stacy!Could things possibly get more complicated? Well, sure! Especially whenHarry Osborn asks Peter to be his roommate -- and then asks if he can dateMary Jane!

* THE BUZZ: "A combination of clear, to-the-point dialogue and beautifullystaged action that ranges from the simplest human behavior to ateeth-rattling battle royal has produced one of the best comics of theyear." -Comics Buyer's Guide

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