Category Archives: Spider-Man
There’s no episode of “Avengers Assemble” this week but that doesn’t mean there aren’t any animated Marvel Comics superheroes on the TV this week. Today’s episode of “Ultimate Spider-Man” offers up a nice holiday selection of monstrous Marvel. Join me after the jump for my spoiler-filled thoughts on “Blade and the Howling Commandos.”
We have to wait until next summer for the whole movie, Amazing Spider-Man 2, but tomorrow, folks at the San Diego Comic-Con will get a closer look at one of the villains of the piece – Jamie Foxx as Electro. Here is just a sneak peek…
I have had the ComiXology application since I got an iPhone years ago, but let’s face it, reading comics on an iPhone is a game for people who have a future as a LASIK eye surgery patient. Once I got an iPad however, portable digital comics became a whole new frontier. Learn about two of my first acquisitions – Batman ’66 and Wolverine: Japan’s Most Wanted – after the jump.
Courtesy of Entertainment Weekly, here’s our first look of Electro (Jamie Foxx) in The Amazing Spider-Man 2, due out next summer. Is a picture worth a thousand words? For this Spidey fan, I love the look. I have absolute faith in Marc Webb’s summer sequel. How about you? What do you think of this first image?
Your Spider Sense Will Be Tingling With The Amazing Spider-Man # 700 On The Wednesday Run – December 26, 2012
That tingling sensation you’re currently feeling in your fingertips, your toes, your arms, your legs and/or your chest?
It’s not that extra helping from the holiday gravy boat or the excessive eggnog you’ve imbibed over the last few days. You’re not about to have a stroke from eating too much of the honey-glazed spiral ham and it’s not the heightened effect of tryptophan from all that good, good turkey eating either. That feeling, my friends, is your pop-cultured spider-sense: an early warning system set to caution you on potential pop-culture threats.
So, why is it tingling so acutely right now? Brace yourselves. Today marks the end of an era.
Today, the long-running Amazing Spider-Man monthly comic book series ends with issue #700. And I’m afraid our favourite web-headed superhero won’t be making it into a new issue #1.
Otto Von Bismark is renowned to have said that people who respect the law and like sausage should never watch either being made.
After reading Sean Howe’s Marvel Comics: The Untold Story, I think we can add comics to that list.
I’m fairly familiar with comics history. I’m a fan of the subject, and was around for a number of sequences outlined in this history. But Howe’s book gathers the entire history of Marvel for one engaging ride.
That’s what I thought when it was announced that Sony would be rebooting their Spider-Man franchise after Sam Raimi’s attempts to get a fourth film in his Toney Maguire -staring franchise fell flat. Regardless of what you thought about the failed third film (and I say failed only from an artistic standpoint, since Spider-Man 3 was still a huge financial success), there was a world created, a beloved character brought to life. Did we really need to start all over again so soon?
Turns out we did. Marc Webb’s The Amazing Spider-Man is an excellent entry in Peter Parker’s mythos, and like the best reboots, combines the old and new into the unique. Find more about what this Spidey freak thought of the film after the jump.
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In keeping with the Spider-Man theme this week, and in anticipation of the new movie coming out, I figured it was only natural that I delve into the video game side of Spider-Man. There are a ton of Spider-Man games out there, with a few gems in the mix. The one that I loved however – and a LOT of people will disagree with me on this one – was Spider-Man and Venom: Maximum Carnage on the SNES.
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