Spidey’s villains go to war with each other in July

‘Sinister War’ pits teams led by Doctor Octopus and Vulture against each other, with Spider-Man caught in the middle.

Spider-Man will find himself caught between two factions of villains in July in Sinister War, a miniseries that ties into Nick Spencer’s run on Amazing Spider-Man and, in fact, was teased in the “post-credit scene” in this week’s Amazing Spider-Man #64.

“Nick Spencer always goes big,” Editor Nick Lowe told Marvel.com, “and this is his biggest story yet through this series and the concurrent issues of Amazing Spider-Man, so clear some room on your ‘Best Comics Ever’ shelf.”

Spencer teams with Mark Bagley, an artist with a long association with Spider-Man (particularly his Ultimate Universe counterpart). Two issues of the four-issue miniseries will arrive in July, along with two issues of Amazing Spider-Man that tie into the event.

The story revolves around two “Sinister” teams — Doctor Octopus’ Sinister Six, and Vulture’s Savage Six. Here’s the solicitation copy for the first issue:

Ock’s got a new Sinister Six and if you think he’s thought big in the past, think again. What Ock DOESN’T know is that the VULTURE has a sextet of his own: THE SAVAGE SIX! It’s an all-out WAR between two of the greatest villains in the Marvel Universe, and the only person they hate more than each other is SPIDER-MAN! Spidey’s in deep trouble with the toughest battle that he’s ever faced. Nick Spencer and Mark Bagley team up for this epic Spider-Man story guaranteed to shock readers everywhere!

And here are the covers for Sinister War #1 by Bryan Hitch and Amazing Spider-Man #71 by Mark Bagley. Yes, unfortunately, it looks like Kindred is involved.

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