Grotesque Anatomy
Monday, December 22, 2003
  Most Coincidental Timing Ever
Marvel's March solicits are up.  Graeme has already beat me to mocking the project that most needed mocking, but this is pretty cringe-inducing as well:

Written by Brian Michael Bendis
Covers & Pencils by Mark Bagley

“Spider-Man: The Movie” Parts 1 & 2 (of 5)
A major movie studio is making an unauthorized summer blockbuster about Spider-Man, and the Ultimate wall-crawler swings by the set to give the producers a piece of his mind. But someone else is even hotter about being in the film than Spidey — Doctor Octopus — who just may shut the production down if he doesn’t get final edit!

Marvel:  We will attempt to ride the coattails of mainstream celebrities in any way we can.  Jesus.  Just when I thought Marvel couldn't get any more desperate with its endless Spider-Man 2-related tie-ins for the Spider-books.  Let's hope the story is as classy and entertaining as that backup feature "guest-starring" Jay Leno.
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