COMICS: Details/Artwork For Spider-Man's Battle With Doc Ock's Sinister Six, "Ends Of The Earth"

COMICS: Details/Artwork For Spider-Man's Battle With Doc Ock's Sinister Six, "Ends Of The Earth"

Dan Slott has revealed the first details for "Ends of the Earth", the epic battle which will see Spider-Man and Doctor Octopus' Sinister Six come to blows on a global scale and discusses the odds of resurrecting Gwen Stacy to tie-in with the movie.

Dan Slott took part in today's "Next Big Thing" conference call with MARVEL to talk about "Ends of the Earth". Teased as the beginning of the road to Amazing Spider-Man #700, it will take place between issues #682 and #687. The six part arc will feature the work of artist Stefano Caselli for four issues and an as of yet unrevealed guest artist for two instalments focusing on "major players" in the story. Slott revealed that this is Doc Ock's final plan for world domination as his death creeps ever closer and will see Spider-Man operating on a GLOBAL level.

The seeds for this storyline have been planted throughout the Marvel Universe since Amazing Spider-Man #600 the writer said. He added: "We've seen Doc Ock and the Sinister Six slowly building and percolating this master plan. On the way it's stretched out into the Marvel Universe proper. We've seen Doc Ock totally smack down Iron Man. He totally wiped the floor with Hank Pym's team in 'Avengers Academy.' Over in 'Spider-Man' during an FF team up, Doc Ock pwned Reed Richards! He took over the Baxter Building and stole all kinds of stuff. Doc Ock's been taking out the biggest brains on his stomp to global domination."

"The Sinister Six you start out with in 'Ends of the Earth' will not be the Sinister Six you're left with by the end," he went on to reveal. The current roster is made up of Doctor Octopus, Chameleon, Rhino, Mysterio, Electro and the Sandman. The latter will in particular be showing off his powers in a very BIG way, and Spidey himself will also have a chance to show off some new tech. "We're going to see some pretty cool new Spider-tech," he said. "Spidey has known the Sinister Six are a-coming. Spider-Man has had all this time to prep and bring specific tech to all the members of the Sinister Six. Spider-Man has designed a new suit and this is a suit specifically designed to go to war with the Sinister Six."

The Avengers will play a part in "Ends of the Earth" but Spider-Man supporting characters such as Black Cat, Venom and Scarlet Spider will more than likely not. There will also be no tie-in issues such as those recently seen for "Spider-Island". "I've never done a Spider-Man story on this scope before,""I think a lot of the stuff I do is on character, but this one I think the focus is a lot more on action and adventure. It's so big and the fallout from it is going to be huge. It's going to be neat at the end of the day when this is over where all the pieces are on the table. They're going to be in a lot of interesting spots."

As for how the book will tie in to the upcoming movie adaptation starring Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone, Slott promised an epic battle between Spider-Man and the Lizard next year but promised no resurrection of Gwen Stacy. For even more details on "Ends of the Earth" click on the link below.

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SageMode - 12/13/2011, 1:11 PM
The art looks Amazing (pun intended). Big ups to Caselli.
But, what the hell happened to Doc Ock?
marvel72 - 12/13/2011, 1:15 PM
the artwork is lovely.
TheAmazingSpiderMan47 - 12/13/2011, 1:24 PM
go spidey go
CrashTest - 12/13/2011, 1:30 PM
whats this he's putting on? Spidey space suite???
MassExecutions - 12/13/2011, 1:37 PM
Doc Ock may be my favorite Spidy villian. I love it when he gets to be a major player, like way back in secret wars when he actually vies with Doom for leadership of the villians.

@0SageMode0 - Doc Ock's body is shutting down because, well, superheros have beat the crap out of him too many times.

My biggest problem with Spider-man 2 was the way Doc Ock could take Spidy's punches. Interesting to see them deal with this in the comics.
RadicalDuck - 12/13/2011, 1:47 PM
Good job he said no to Gwen Stacy...
TheAmazingSpidey63 - 12/13/2011, 1:53 PM
Love the artwork! It's amazing (pun intended). I like the new looks for the villians. This'll be interesting. But, that dude in the fourth pic? Spidey rocks!!

Stay EPIC, my friends!
TheAmazingSpidey63 - 12/13/2011, 1:54 PM
*who's that dude in the fourth pic?

TheAmazingSpidey63 - 12/13/2011, 2:06 PM
Hell, is that Doc Ock? What the hell happened to him? And I'm guessing the others with Doc Ock is Rhino, Sandman, Mysterio, Chameleon (I think), and Electro.
nuck82 - 12/13/2011, 2:10 PM
looks good, cant wait for more good spidy comics, avengeing seems to be good
Checkmate - 12/13/2011, 2:25 PM
Can't wait, I love Slott.
KingGhost519 - 12/13/2011, 2:51 PM

Doc Ock suffered too many injuries from battles and his body is failing. That's why he looks so old and decrepit.
InnerVenom123 - 12/13/2011, 3:20 PM
This is gonna be amazing.
TheAmazingSpidey63 - 12/13/2011, 3:42 PM
Man, 50 years Spider-Man. Has it really been that long? Oh well. Rock on SPIDEY!!!
Destroyer14 - 12/13/2011, 3:43 PM
That's one epic cover.
croniccris - 12/13/2011, 4:05 PM
haha doc ock's robotic arms look like big ass roach clips haha
BlazinTexan - 12/13/2011, 4:33 PM
lol nice art and they do look like roach clips
jimoakley666 - 12/13/2011, 5:05 PM
Not too keen on how Doc Ock is drawn here. I preferred JRJR's take on his new look / temporary. He'll be back alive and looking as he did in a few months.
TheAmazingSpidey63 - 12/13/2011, 5:22 PM
@SpiderAssassian - Wait, that's Peter Park in the fourth pic? Oh. Okay, then. In that case, his Spidey "tech-suit" looks pretty awesome. :)
Doctorwho22 - 12/13/2011, 7:16 PM
its a comic though grif...
Action - 12/13/2011, 8:00 PM
I love the artwork,nice.
Isaacmnunez - 12/13/2011, 8:53 PM
guess the green jumpsuit n bowl haircut wasnt sinister enough
danyu - 12/14/2011, 2:07 AM
Slott's work has been terrific so far. Hope this story arc is as good as his rest has been.

Doc Ock is on life support for those who don't know.
mctrinket - 12/14/2011, 8:09 AM
Doc Ock is looking very Brainiac, even down to his drones.

Also: wasn't Sandman a reformed quasi good guy now?
mctrinket - 12/14/2011, 8:12 AM
It does look like Peter is putting on boots. That's odd because how could his feet stick to any walls through a shoe sole? Then again, the idea that Spidey has running around fighting crime in his socks all these years makes no sense either. You could stop him with a handful of tacks.

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