The Amazing Spider-Man Renew Your Vows #2 is hitting the shelves tomorrow so we are going to look back at where we left off the last time we saw Peter Parker. (Click here for a list of what’s coming out tomorrow. We split the list into two groups: new single issues and new HC, TP, and Reprints.)
I greatly enjoyed the first issue of Amazing Spider-Man Renew Your Vows and can’t wait to see what is in store for Spidey this month. With the news that both Miles Morales and Peter Parker will hold the mantle of Spider-Man in the new Marvel Universe post Secret Wars, I for one am keeping a close eye on Peter and am trying to figure out how he will fit in come this fall. Until then, we get to enjoy the amazing work being done by Dan Slott and Adam Kubert. With the release of Issue #2 tomorrow, let’s look back at the happenings in Issue #1 to help refresh our memories and get us ready for another amazing adventure of the web slinger.
Previously in The Amazing Spider-Man Renew Your Vows
In issue #1 we quickly learn that many superheroes and super villains are missing or dead. Spidey pays a visit to the Avengers to see if they know anything. What he walks into is a briefing by Captain America describing the severity of the situation. Iron Man gives Spider-Man an invitation for him and his family to stay at the mansion for safety.
During the briefing we also learn about Augusto Roman, head of Empire Unlimited who is researching super-human abilities. This seems to be a big concern for Captain America and he even pulls in a team who is focusing on a prison break, a prison where one of Spidey’s mightiest foes has been housed.
The web slinger rushes home to find Venom holding his family hostage. A battle ensues in the apartment and Mary Jane escapes with their daughter and runs off to find safety. Venom follows after MJ and as Spidey runs off to save his wife and kid, the Avengers are facing Augusto Roman, who is now calling himself Regent. They quickly discover that Regent has harvested all of the mutant powers of the X-Men and plans to do the same to the Avengers. In a scene which is burned in my brain, Regent literally disarms the Hulk.
Spider-Man catches up to Venom and fights him with an intensity never seen before. One of a father fighting for the safety of his child. Venom notices the passion and taunts Spider-Man, telling Spidey the horrible things that he plans to do to his child. Knowing that Venom will never stop hunting his family, Spider-Man does the only thing he can do to keep them safe.
As the book ends, we see that the Avengers failed and Regent is in charge. In a powerful set of panels, we see Peter Parker on the street, ignoring a cry for help and instead talks to his daughter about how to cross the street safely.
I have no clue what issue #2 will bring and I am SO EXCITED. With the lack of superheroes, I am assuming Peter Parker will still need to use his powers to keep his family safe. The cover for issue #2 is very intriguing. Knowing that the black suit that Eddie Brock wore as Venom is a separate sentient life form means that Venom can still exist. Does this mean that the death of Eddie Brock was not the final solution that Spidey had hoped? What about Regent. Will he too want to harvest Spider-Man’s powers from his remains? I can’t wait to find out.
Have fun true believers and don’t forget to check out some of the other topics on this blog, such as Monday Cinema Club, Bookworm Tuesday, Anything Can Happen Wednesday, Throwback Thursday, and Friday’s Week in Review.