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Marvel Teases the Rekindling of a Major Spider-Man Romance

Marvel Comics teases the rekindling of Aunt May and Doctor Octopus’ infamous romance in December’s Amazing Spider-Man #80.BEY.

This December, Aunt May will once again come face-to-face with her former betrothed, Doctor Octopus, as Marvel Comics ushers in a new era for Amazing Spider-Man.

Set to hit comic shops on Wednesday, Dec. 1, Amazing Spider-Man #80.BEY comes from the team of writer Cody Ziglar and artist Ivan Fiorelli, who “team up to reunite one of the most controversial couples in comics history.”

Marvel explains, “With her nephew at death’s door, May Parker is not just going to sit around accepting that Peter’s ailments aren’t solvable with conventional means. Aunt May is going to seek unconventional means by way of her ex-fiancé Doctor Octopus!” Aunt May and Doc Ock, of course, very nearly tied the knot in 1974’s Amazing Spider-Man #131.

Amazing Spider-Man #80.BEY directly sets up the events of Dec. 29’s Amazing Spider-Man #84 by Ziglar and artist Paco Medina by placing Doc Ock “on a collision course with the Beyond Corporation and their Spider-Hero in residence.” And the House of Ideas promises that “Ben Reilly isn’t the only one with new tricks up his sleeve, or, in Ock’s case, many sleeves.”

“Launching next month, a new era of Amazing Spider-Man beyond your wildest expectations begins when Peter Parker is hospitalized and Ben Reilly takes over as the new Spider-Man,” Marvel’s official press release reads. “And that’s only the start. Brought to you by an all-star lineup of writers and artists including Patrick Gleason, Cody Ziglar, Zeb Wells, Kelly Thompson and Saladin Ahmed, the Spider-Man mythos is ready to web sling into uncharted new territory! And come December, this explosive saga will see exciting developments including an epic showdown between Miles Morales and Ben Reilly, a possible rekindled romance between Aunt May and Doc Ock, and more!”

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #80.BEY

Written by CODY ZIGLAR

Art by IVAN FIORELLI

Cover by MARK BAGLEY

On Sale 12/1

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #84

Written by CODY ZIGLAR

Art by PACO MEDINA

Beyond Board: SALADIN AHMED, PATRICK GLEASON, ZEB WELLS, KELLY THOMPSON & CODY ZIGLAR

Cover by ARTHUR ADAMS

Variant Cover by CORY SMITH

On Sale 12/29

Written by Cody Ziglar and illustrated by Ivan Fiorelli, Amazing Spider-Man #80.BEY goes on sale Dec. 1 from Marvel Comics. Written by Ziglar and illustrated by Paco Medina, Amazing Spider-Man #84 follows suit on Dec. 29.

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