digplanet beta 1: Athena
Share digplanet:

Agriculture

Applied sciences

Arts

Belief

Business

Chronology

Culture

Education

Environment

Geography

Health

History

Humanities

Language

Law

Life

Mathematics

Nature

People

Politics

Science

Society

Technology

"Big Time"
Cover to The Amazing Spider-Man #648. Art by Humberto Ramos.
Publisher Marvel Comics
Publication date November 2010 – March 2011
Genre
Title(s) The Amazing Spider-Man #648-656
Main character(s) Spider-Man
Creative team
Writer(s) Dan Slott
Artist(s) Humberto Ramos
Marcos Martin
Stefano Caselli
Editor(s) Stephen Wacker

"Big Time" is the title of a run of comic book storylines in The Amazing Spider-Man, published by Marvel Comics starting in 2010 and ending in 2011. It follows the 102 consecutive issues of the "Brand New Day" publishing scheme and is the first shift in publishing for The Amazing Spider-Man since "Brand New Day" began.[1] The frequency of publication dropped from three issues monthly to two issues, but the length of the comic book expanded from 22 to 30 pages. This extra length is sometimes used for back-up stories and sometimes for a longer main story.[2] Concurrently with the story going in The Amazing Spider-Man Marvel also started the new series Spider-Girl vol. 2, Osborn, and Carnage which are considered a part of "Big Time."[3] All nine issues of "Big Time" have sold out at Diamond Comic Distributors and have a second printing with a variant cover.[4]

Plot summary[edit]

"Kill To Be You"[edit]

In The Amazing Spider-Man #648 through #651 Peter starts a new job at Horizon Labs after a recommendation from Marla Jameson to the head of the lab gets him the job. Phil Urich takes over the identity of the Hobgoblin after killing Daniel Kingsley. He steals a sample of reverbium (an experimentally created form of vibranium) from Horizon Labs. Spider-Man is unable to stop the theft because of the Hobgoblin's Lunatic Laugh. Peter uses his new job at Horizon Labs to create a suit that uses harmonics to prevent the Lunatic Laugh from affecting him. Spider-Man and the Black Cat infiltrate the building of the Kingpin to get the experimental metal back.

In the back up stories in The Amazing Spider-Man #649 through #651 Alistair Smythe breaks Mac Gargan out of prison and gives him a new Scorpion costume. These events directly lead into the "Revenge of the Spider-Slayer" story that follows.

"Revenge of the Spider-Slayer"[edit]

In The Amazing Spider-Man #652 through #654, titled the "Revenge of the Spider-Slayer," Alistair Smythe has created an army of Spider-Slayers by giving cybernetic implants to people with a grudge against J. Jonah Jameson. All of the Spider-Slayers, and Mac Gargan as the Scorpion, have a power similar to Spider-Man's spider-sense that makes them harder to hit and for Smythe to telepathically communicate with all of them. Smythe targets Jameson's family and friends so Jameson can feel the same pain Smythe felt when he lost his father. The New Avengers help Spider-Man fight the multiple threats, but Spider-Man is forced to build a bomb that will destroy the spider-sense of the Spider-Slayers so they can be defeated. Mac Gargan prevents Spider-Man from fleeing after he plants the bomb, so he is forced to set it off while he is still within its radius and he loses his spider-sense as well. After his army of Spider-Slayers is stopped Smythe tries to kill Jameson himself, but Marla Jameson jumps in the way to save the life of her husband.

"No One Dies"[edit]

In The Amazing Spider-Man #655 and #656, titled "No One Dies," a funeral is held for Marla Jameson. Peter has a nightmare where he sees everyone who has ever died in his life (including Gwen Stacy, Ben Reilly, Ezekiel, Frederick Foswell, Bennett Brant, George Stacy, and Charlamange from Spider-Man Vs. Wolverine). When Peter wakes up, he determines to be a better Spider-Man by vowing "as long as he's around no one dies". He then faces off against Massacre, a new villain who has no emotion and more incentive to kill. Without his spider-sense Spider-Man is hit by a bullet shot by Massacre, so he builds a new Spider-Armor to combat Massacre. Using this, he defeats the villain and confronts Jameson about his new stance, who wants to give the death penalty to Smythe for killing Marla and to Massacre for the people he killed.

Reception[edit]

  • The Amazing Spider-Man #648 received an A rating from Weekly Comic Book Review,[5] a rating of 6.5 out of 10 from IGN,[6] and a rating of 4.5 out of 5 from Comic Book Resources.[7]
  • The Amazing Spider-Man #649 received an A rating from Weekly Comic Book Review,[8] a rating of 7.5 out of 10 from IGN,[9] and a rating of 4.0 out of 5 from Comic Book Resources.[10]
  • The Amazing Spider-Man #650 received an A rating from Weekly Comic Book Review,[11] a rating of 7.5 out of 10 from IGN,[12] and a rating of 3.0 out of 5 from Comic Book Resources.[13]
  • The Amazing Spider-Man #651 received a B+ rating from Weekly Comic Book Review[14] a rating of 7.0 out of 10 from IGN,[15] and a rating of 4.0 out of 5 from Comic Book Resources.[16]
  • The Amazing Spider-Man #652 received a B rating from Weekly Comic Book Review[17] and a rating of 7.5 out of 10 from IGN.[18]
  • The Amazing Spider-Man #653 received a B+ rating from Weekly Comic Book Review[19] and a rating of 6.5 out of 10 from IGN.[20]
  • The Amazing Spider-Man #654 received a B- rating from Weekly Comic Book Review,[21] a rating of 7.5 out of 10 from IGN,[22] and a rating of 4.5 out of 5 from Comic Book Resources.[23]
  • The Amazing Spider-Man #655 received an A rating from Weekly Comic Book Review,[24] a rating of 9.0 out of 10 from IGN,[25] and a rating of 5.0 out of 5 from Comic Book Resources.[26]
  • The Amazing Spider-Man #656 received a B rating from Weekly Comic Book Review,[27] a rating of 7.0 out of 10 from IGN,[28] and a rating of 4.0 out of 5 from Comic Book Resources.[29]

Collected editions[edit]

  • A comic book reprinting of The Amazing Spider-Man #648-650 was published as Amazing Spider-Man: Big Time #1 in June 2011.[30]
  • Spider-Man: Big Time Volume 1 (collects The Amazing Spider-Man #648-651, hardcover, 144 pages, February 16, 2011, ISBN 0-7851-4623-0)
  • Spider-Man: Matters of Life and Death (collects The Amazing Spider-Man #652-656, hardcover, 216 pages, May 25, 2011, ISBN 0-7851-5102-8)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "IGN: SDCC 10: Spider-Man: The End of Brand New Day". Retrieved 2011-06-01. 
  2. ^ "Marvel.com: The Next Big Thing: Spider-Man: Big Time". Retrieved 2011-06-01. 
  3. ^ "Spider-Man: Big Time Begins, 'Spider-Girl,' 'Osborn' and 'Carnage' Comics Announced". Retrieved 2011-06-01. 
  4. ^ "Amazing Spider-Man Burns Up The Sales Charts!". Retrieved 2011-05-09. 
  5. ^ "Weekly Comic Book Review: Amazing Spider-Man #648". Retrieved 2010-11-04. 
  6. ^ "IGN: Amazing Spider-Man #648 Review". Retrieved 2011-06-01. 
  7. ^ "Comic Book Resources: Amazing Spider-Man #648 Review". Retrieved 2011-06-01. 
  8. ^ "Weekly Comic Book Review: Amazing Spider-Man #649". Retrieved 2010-11-25. 
  9. ^ "IGN: Amazing Spider-Man #649 Review". Retrieved 2011-06-01. 
  10. ^ "Comic Book Resources: Amazing Spider-Man #649 Review". Retrieved 2011-06-01. 
  11. ^ "Weekly Comic Book Review: Amazing Spider-Man #650". Retrieved 2010-12-15. 
  12. ^ "IGN: Amazing Spider-Man #650 Review". Retrieved 2011-06-01. 
  13. ^ "Comic Book Resources: Amazing Spider-Man #650 Review". Retrieved 2011-06-01. 
  14. ^ "Weekly Comic Book Review: Amazing Spider-Man #651". Retrieved 2011-01-12. 
  15. ^ "IGN: Amazing Spider-Man #651 Review". Retrieved 2011-06-02. 
  16. ^ "Comic Book Resources: Amazing Spider-Man #651 Review". Retrieved 2011-06-02. 
  17. ^ "Weekly Comic Book Review: Amazing Spider-Man #652". Retrieved 2011-01-19. 
  18. ^ "IGN: Amazing Spider-Man #652 Review". Retrieved 2011-06-02. 
  19. ^ "Weekly Comic Book Review: Amazing Spider-Man #653". Retrieved 2011-02-02. 
  20. ^ "IGN: Amazing Spider-Man #653 Review". Retrieved 2011-06-02. 
  21. ^ "Weekly Comic Book Review: Amazing Spider-Man #654". Retrieved 2011-02-10. 
  22. ^ "IGN: Amazing Spider-Man #654 Review". Retrieved 2011-06-02. 
  23. ^ "Comic Book Resources: Amazing Spider-Man #654 Review". Retrieved 2011-06-02. 
  24. ^ "Weekly Comic Book Review: Amazing Spider-Man #655". Retrieved 2011-02-23. 
  25. ^ "IGN: Amazing Spider-Man #655 Review". Retrieved 2011-06-10. 
  26. ^ "Comic Book Resources: Amazing Spider-Man #655 Review". Retrieved 2011-06-10. 
  27. ^ "Weekly Comic Book Review: Amazing Spider-Man #656". Retrieved 2011-03-16. 
  28. ^ "IGN: Amazing Spider-Man #656 Review". Retrieved 2011-06-10. 
  29. ^ "Comic Book Resources: Amazing Spider-Man #656 Review". Retrieved 2011-06-10. 
  30. ^ "Marvel.com: "Spider-Man: Big Time" #1". Retrieved 2011-06-14. 

External links[edit]


Original courtesy of Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spider-Man:_Big_Time — Please support Wikipedia.
This page uses Creative Commons Licensed content from Wikipedia. A portion of the proceeds from advertising on Digplanet goes to supporting Wikipedia.
1000000 videos foundNext > 

Spider-Man: Big Time Trailer

Check out this special Spider-Man: Big Time trailer and then be sure to pick up AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #648 on November 10! More info here: http://bit.ly/bKTZqJ.

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 - Big Time Spider Man Suit Unlock and Gameplay

Follow me on Twitter! https://twitter.com/JayShockblast Visit us at http://www.analoghype.com Become a TGN Partner!! http://tinyurl.com/lzxk37f Add me on Bat...

Drawing Big Time Spiderman, Marvel Comics

Drawing Spiderman Big Time from Marvel Comics It's megajohnah2 here drawing Spiderman from Spiderman Big Time. I've seen this costume for Spiderman many time...

THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2 VIDEOGAME - BIG TIME SPIDER-MAN COSTUME SHOWCASE

Hit that Like Button if you enjoyed the video :) Thank you all for watching. Thank you for liking the video and commenting it is always appreciated :-D ===Aw...

BIG TIME SPIDER-MAN Marvel Legends Custom Figure

Join me as I use some black paint, a steady hand and a couple hours of patience to try and salvage the abomination that is Hasbro's Marvel Legends BIG TIME S...

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 - Big Time Suit Unlocked + Gameplay

This video shows how/where to unlock the Big Time Suit in The Amazing Spider-Man 2 on the Playstation 4. The video also showcases the suit with some open wor...

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Video Game - Big Time suit free roam

Free roam gameplay of the Big Time suit in The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Video Game, you unlock this suit by completing one of the in-game Russian hideouts. My Tw...

Spiderman Edge of Time: Spiderman(Black Suit) + Spiderman 2099(Big Time) Vs Anti Venom!

http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL5ogIbHK2UT5UrNHXdflVbblHlRWUu9Ug Check this link if you want to see the HD version of my Spider-Man Edge of Time Gamep...

The Amazing Spider Man 2 - Walkthrough Part 17 - Big Time Suit

This is our Official Amazing Spider-Man 2 Gameplay Walkthrough Part 11. This walkthrough will contain story SPOILERS. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is available o...

Marvel Legends Spider-Man (Big Time) Review

Thank you http://www.youtube.com/nickfear1 Buy the Theme Song for 25 Pennies!! http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/shartimusprime To Order the T--Sharts Follow these St...

1000000 videos foundNext > 

56 news items

Comicbook.com

Comicbook.com
Wed, 05 Nov 2014 11:46:09 -0800

1) A female character wearing Spider-Man's stealth suit from “Spider-Man: Big Time.” 2) Werewolf Spider-Man/Peter Parker, from Earth 7085, which first appeared in “Marvel Zombies vs. Army of Darkness #5.” 3) SP//dr, from “Edge of Spider-Verse #5.”.
 
Whatever A Spider Can
Sat, 16 Aug 2014 00:52:30 -0700

Marvel seem desperate to use the mainstream success their films have garnered to get more and more people buying comic books, which have always been seen as a nerdy niche market. Whilst I'm almost certain that the popularity of comic books has ...
 
Comic Book Resources
Mon, 27 Sep 2010 12:01:40 -0700

Marvel held its latest "Marvel Universe: The Next Big Thing" conference call Monday afternoon, focusing on the first post-"Brand New Day" arc of "Amazing Spider-Man," "Big Time." On the call were writer Dan Slott, editor Stephen Wacker, and Marvel's ...
 
Comics Alliance
Sun, 25 Jul 2010 13:39:24 -0700

There was big news in the world of Spider-Man today, as Marvel announced at their Spider-Man Comic-Con panel that the “One More Day” era of the comics would give way to “Big Time” this November. Starting in “Amazing Spider-Man” #648, the book will ...
 
Wired News (blog)
Mon, 11 Oct 2010 12:18:45 -0700

Peter Parker finally gets a career and nets A-list supporting acts in Big Time . In the upcoming Spider-Man story arc, writer Dan Slott and artist Humberto Ramos give the wise-cracking superhero a maturity upgrade. It's about time, according to Slott ...
 
ComicsAlliance
Tue, 19 Aug 2014 12:33:45 -0700

A report over at The Beat details how “exclusive” editions of Marvel trade paperbacks — the key example is the Amazing Spider-Man “Big Time” trade from 2011 — are selling at Walmart for $5 each. For comparison, the regular trade retails for $14.99 ...
 
Whatever A Spider Can
Fri, 15 Aug 2014 15:41:15 -0700

Whilst Marvel is celebrating it's 75th anniversary and releasing comics for its 100th anniversary there is actually one anniversary that is taking place right this very moment that us Spider-Fans can get excited about, and that's because it's Spider ...
 
Comic Book Resources
Thu, 23 Aug 2012 13:36:44 -0700

And my thought was, "Yep, now buy the 'Spider-Man Big Time Ultimate Collection' trade and get caught up on everything you missed." [Laughs]. I saw one person online who was horribly offended that we killed Daniel Kingsley. They thought the character ...
Loading

Oops, we seem to be having trouble contacting Twitter

Support Wikipedia

A portion of the proceeds from advertising on Digplanet goes to supporting Wikipedia. Please add your support for Wikipedia!

Searchlight Group

Digplanet also receives support from Searchlight Group. Visit Searchlight