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Category Archives: Spider-Man

Who Is the Other Miles Morales? Your New Look at Marvel Comics’ SPIDER-MEN II #1

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New York, NY – June 16, 2017 – THIS IS IT, TRUE BELIEVERS! The moment five years in the making is finally here! The first time Peter Parker and Miles Morales met ended with a question – WHO IS THE MILES MORALES OF THE MARVEL UNIVERSE?! Now that the Miles you know and love is with Peter in the Marvel Universe, you’re finally going to get that answer to who the OTHER Miles Morales is! And that’s just the tip of the iceberg as Brian Michael Bendis (Defenders, Spider-Man) and Sara Pichelli (Spider-Man) bring you the next heart-stopping adventure for both Peter Parker and Miles Morales with Marvel Comics’ SPIDER-MEN II!

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The Superior Spider-Man and the challenge of Marvel “Legacy” Heroes

If there are two things that I remember about comics in the 90s, they would be unnecessary pouches and DC heroes being “replaced” by a new character.

The idea of super hero identities as legacies have been explored on both sides of the eternal comics divide (DC vs Marvel), but DC really leaned into the concept with the transition from the silver age to the, then, modern age of their universe. Hal Jordan went nuts and complete new comer Kyle Rayner was given the last Green Lantern ring. Batman was broken and passed his cowl onto Azrael. Superman died battling doomsday, only to see four guys pop up with flowing red capes. The list goes on.

That isn’t to say that Marvel didn’t take a few swings at this device (shout outs to Beta Ray Bill and Jim Rhodes), but the idea of a “legacy” hero has always struck me as a very DC gimmick. And a gimmick, that I at least, have always enjoyed. Back when I bought issues instead of trades, I was totally dialed in each week to follow the decent of Jean Paul Valley as he tried to reconcile his programming as the assassin Azrael with his new role as the Batman. I followed in the background as Bruce Wayne battled back from his injuries and Robin and Nightwing struggled to make sense of their mentors decisions. I was a Kyle Rayner, Wally West and John Henry Irons fan. The idea that there needed to be a Batman, a Superman, a Green Lantern… this made for good stories.

Which brings me to what I thought was a really good story: the 30 issue run of The Superior Spider-Man by writer Dan Slot and artists Ryan Stegman, Humberto Ramos and Giuseppe Cammuncoli. I was a few years late to the table on this one, so I knew where the story was going but, thanks to the Marvel Unlimited App, I finally sat down last week and dove in.

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Trailer Time – Spider-Man: Homecoming

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Action is your reward, as the new Spider-Man: Homecoming trailer drops NOW! Let us know what you think!

 

Spider-Man: Homecoming is out July 7th, 2017.

“Amazing Spider-Man: Renew Your Vows #1” Brings the Spider-Family to Marvel NOW!

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For many Spider-Man fans, a huge chunk of why we loved the character was stolen from us when the Peter Parker/Mary Jane Watson marriage was undone by the magical means of Mephisto. Now, Marvel Comics brings us a chance to see what might have been, with AMAZING SPIDER-MAN: RENEW YOUR VOWS #1. Details after the jump.

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Sneak Peek at Ultimate Spider-Man Vs. The Sinister Six – Spider-Gwen!

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This Saturday, September 17th, MARVEL’S ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN VS. THE SINISTER SIX returns with an all-new episode airing at – 8:00 pm/7:00c on Disney X-D. Tune in for the new episode “Return to the Spider-Verse: Part Four” for another entry into the Spider-Verse adventure with Spider-Man and Kid Arachnid! Watch the epic conclusion of their adventures in different dimensions, with different Spideys, in order to collect the Siege Perilous!  More after the spider-jump!

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Sneak Peek at Ultimate Spider-Man Vs. The Sinister Six – Agent Web

This Sunday, June 26, MARVEL’S ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN VS. THE SINISTER SIX returns with an all-new episode airing at – 9:00am/8:00c on Disney X-D. Tune in for the new episode “Agent Web” where Spidey and the Inhuman, Triton, band together to save Nick Fury!  Check out the sneak peek after the jump.

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Glenn Walker Reviews Spider-Man and Hercules in Civil War II

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There’s no issue of the main Civil War II series this week, but the conflict that crosses the entire Marvel Universe this summer continues, on a small scale, with the heroes Spider-Man and Hercules, among others. Meet me after the jump for my thoughts on Civil War II: Amazing Spider-Man #1 and Civil War II: Gods of War #1.

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Sneak Peek at Ultimate Spider-Man – The New Sinister Six

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This Sunday, June 12, MARVEL’S ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN VS. THE SINISTER SIX returns with an all-new episode airing at 9:00 am/8:00 am Central on Disney X-D. Tune in for the new episode “The New Sinister Six – Part 1” where Spider-Man must defend S.H.I.E.L.D. Academy from Doc Ock and his new, sinister team of villains!  Check it out after the jump.

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Peter Parker Heads to Battle in CIVIL WAR II: AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #1

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Peter Parker Spider-Man had a huge part in the original Civil War, both on the page and on the big screen, but where will he stand during CIVIL WAR II? Find out after the jump with a sneak peek at CIVIL WAR II: AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #1!

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Countdown to Civil War – All-New, All-Different Avengers Volume 1: The Magnificent Seven

While Marvel Studios upcoming Captain America: Civil War takes its name and inspiration from the classic limited series from Mark Millar and Steve McNiven, I thought it would be worth taking a look at the Marvel Universe as it stands in the current comic book continuity.

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