Pre-Order Bonus for Amazing Spider-Man Will Let You Play as Stan Lee

Activision has just announced the pre-order bonuses for Amazing Spider-Man. While GameStop and online retailer Amazon each has their own bonuses, I think it’s safe to say that Amazon got the better deal.

People who pre-order from Amazon will get to play as Stan Lee himself! If, for some reason you don’t know who Stan Lee is (shame on you!), well, he’s just the creator (or co-creator) of little known characters such as: Spider-Man, The Hulk, Iron Man, Thor, Captain America and a whole lot more…in short, he’s a friggin’ legend.

Not only will you get to play Stan Lee, but he’ll even have his own missions and whanot and there’s supposedly a surprise awaiting players at the end of the mission — and it has something to do with Spider-Man’s 50th anniversary.

The press release states:

Pre-order from Amazon, and you can play as Stan Lee – Unlockable for PS3 and Xbox 360 only – For the first time ever, fans will be able to play…STAN…LEE as himself in The Amazing Spider-Man. Players will take on the role of Stan “The Man” Lee in his own special mission across Manhattan, borrowing abilities from his old pal Spider-Man as they help Stan collect pages of his latest script in a spectacular race around Manhattan. Stan’s mission is punctuated with his witty banter that fans have come to know and love, and a special surprise waits for them at the end of the mission – after all, it is Spider-Man’s 50th anniversary this year! While supplies last. Limited time only.

While GameStop might not have Stan Lee, they do have one of Spider-Man’s staple villains in The Rhino. Yep, you also get to play as him, too!

Pre-order from GameStop and you’ll net The Rhino Challenge – Unlockable for PS3 and Xbox 360 only – Take control of the massive, genetically engineered villain RHINO and rampage around Manhattan in an exclusive gameplay challenge of pure destruction! As Rhino, players will be able to unleash his formidable powers to destroy anything and everything that gets in his way in a timed event full of speed, combo streaks, and of course, a ton of things to break! While supplies last. Limited time only.

I’ll leave it up to you as to which retailer has the better offer. The Amazing Spider-Man will be out on June 26 for the PC, PS3, Xbox 360. DS, 3DS and Wii.