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


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


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


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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Action Is Your Reward With SPIDER-MAN #1 On The Wednesday Run

Spider-Man #1 coverIt’s not like Miles Morales, the star of today’s Spider-Man #1, is new, per se. The character, as the masked Spider-Man, has been around for five years now.

But he’s still the new kid on the block.

He’s still learning that the city, the world, the universe – is a big, big place.

He’s still learning that he doesn’t entirely fit in.

And he’s still learning that with great power comes great responsibility.

Follow me after the jump as I sling the web of reasons detailing why you need to be reading Spider-Man #1!

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Saturday At The Movies: The Amazing Spider-Man 2: The Joy of Lowered Expectations

I have a problem…

…really, what a surprise!

…really, what a surprise!

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Age of Ultron: Revelations and Assumptions

age1Today is a grim day in the Marvel Comics Universe.  Ultron, the Avengers’ most dangerous enemy, has won. The world woke up one morning and found itself conquered, mankind murdered or subjugated, and Earth’s Mightiest Heroes on the run or in hiding.

Now the good guys have a plan to take back the Earth. In Book Three, Luke Cage has journeyed to the center of the beast known as Ultron, only to find his old teammate, the Vision, pulling the strings. Shocker! Age of Ultron Book Four – the story, the review, and the rant, continue after the jump.

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Mighty Marvel March: Age of Ultron Book Two

age1Age of Ultron is writer Brian Michael Bendis’ swan song on the Avengers franchise. Ultron is the ultimate archenemy of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes. Beside their destruction all it wants is the eradication of mankind and the coming of a machine age. The story so far – Ultron has won. We all woke up one morning and everything was different – we were living, dying, or worse, in the Age of Ultron. Check out last week’s review here for the details. See my new review of Book Two, and more, after the jump.

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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.

Wait. WHAT???

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The Amazing Spider-Man Pregame: Who Were Peter Parker’s Parents?

Who were Peter Parker’s parents? This is not a concept that many of us ever think of. As readers, as fans, we are far too invested in Aunt May, worrying over her health, and how she herself worries over Peter. And then there’s Uncle Ben, whose death is the not only the catharsis for the true origin of Spider-Man, but also the core of the famous phrase, “With great power comes great responsibility.” It is shameful but it’s true, Peter’s aunt and uncle are so important in the Spider-Man mythology, that no one hardly, if ever, gives any thought to his parents.

Who were Richard and Mary Parker? Let’s find out after the jump.
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Saturday At The Movies Exclusive: The Amazing Spider-Man

Too soon.

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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