In the recent, new-jumping-on-point issue of AMAZING SPIDER-MAN (#648), the New Avengers respond to a new DOC OCK attack on the city. Upon their arrival they see giant robots wrecking havoc. Spider-Woman says, "Giant Octopus Robots. That's new."... which perplexed me because they look just like the MARTIAN TRIPODS from H.G.Well's "WAR OF THE WORLDS" circa 1898 (not new).
Now, maybe she meant "That's new for Doc Ock", but that's not what she said... anyway, I was pulled from the comic on page 2. Thought I'd share.