By Eric Diaz
2014 appears to be the year of long-awaited comebacks in comics, as characters who fans have been waiting patiently for are finally ready to make their big comebacks. On top of that, old superhero names and concepts are getting a new lease on life.
Starting with Marvel: This is maybe the least surprising return of the bunch, but it’s now official that Peter Parker is returning as the wall-crawler in April’s Amazing Spider-Man #1, by writer Dan Slott and artist Humberto Ramos. Considering that Peter Parker is essentially the mascot of the entire company, and he also happens to have a multi-million dollar movie opening up the following month, this was just a matter of when and not if. Funnily enough, fans really took to Doc Ock as the Superior Spider-Man in the interim, and the publisher has not officially cancelled The Superior Spider-Man. Can we possibly have two guys named Spidey? Three, if you count Miles Morales in the Ultimate Universe.
Speaking of the Ultimate Universe, many had been assuming that it was coming to an end after a successful thirteen years. Well, not so fast: the Ultimate line is relaunching in April as well with three titles, Ultimate Spider-Man, …read more