podcast384picBack in August 2006 we started the Spider-Man Crawlspace podcast. JR wasn’t on that first episode, he joined on the third episode. So it’s nine years in the making, but you can now hear what he thought of Spider-Man unmasking during Civil War. Here are the books he takes a look at. 
*Amazing Spider-Man#533
Sensational Spider-Man#27
Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man#9
Civil War #2
Front line #1-2

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If you missed the other August show here it is. 

Podcast # 383-Spider-Man and Race
Podcast #382-Friday Night Kingpin Fight

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SpideyThwippLatino Review (yes, that Latino Review) is reporting a Captain America: Civil War rumor regarding Spider-Man and his appearance in the upcoming Cap sequel.

As always, take this with a Texas-sized grain of salt.

Also, I’m putting the info “below the fold” for the spoiler-sensitive. Click the link below to read on.

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SonyAmazingSpider-ManSpeaking with Uproxx this past Friday, former Spider-Man actor Andrew Garfield commented on the Sony/Marvel deal, Spidey teaming up with the other MCU characters and more.

Via Uproxx:

Garfield elaborated on the abrupt cancellation of The Amazing Spider-Man 3 — more specifically, he says he had petitioned Sony to team up with Marvel. Garfield also gives us a hint of what The Amazing Spider-Man 3 might have looked like.

Q: With the next Spider-Man movie, you can just watch it like the rest of us.

Exactly, yeah. And I’ve been petitioning to hook up with Marvel since the beginning, so I’m really glad they’re finally doing it.

Q: Were you ever in talks with Marvel to continue on as Peter?

No. To be honest [pauses], all the ins and outs of what happened is a more tender conversation that maybe I don’t want to talk about in public in a press situation. But all I can say is that I’m stoked to go and watch a Marvel film of Spider-Man.

Did you know what would have happened in The Amazing Spider-Man 3?

I was actually starting to workshop ideas with Alex Kurtzman, who was going to be writing it. We thought to kind of start from the base level, the foundational level of where have we left Peter and where do we want to see him go and what’s logical. And how do we build upon where we left off with this deep, desperate moment with Gwen? So, yeah, we got to some pretty heavy places and I was really excited to kind of explore it and be involved on the ground level like that. But, anyway, it wasn’t meant to be. As I say, I’m just really excited that I get to watch.

–George Berryman!

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Andrew GarfieldSpeaking with Zaki Hasan of Zaki’s Corner, former Spider-Man actor Andrew Garfield commented on his tenure as the Wall Crawler.

I was the actor that I am. The person that I am. Struggling with trying to match up with something that I’d elevated so high in my mind. Elevated beyond what I could attain, what I could achieve. The great thing is, that’s what Peter Parker was doing as well. Peter Parker created this symbol that he couldn’t live up to. It was never enough. He never felt enough, and I never felt enough. I never felt like I was able to do enough. And I couldn’t rescue those films…even though I didn’t sleep. [laughs]

And I wanted to…not to say that I needed to rescue those films, but I couldn’t make them as deep and soulful and…life-giving as I could ever dream. And I’m never gonna be able to do that, with any film. It was especially difficult in that situation because…well, just because. And it was especially important because that character has always meant so much to me, and you saw that if you saw the Comic Con thing, which, thank you for reminding me about that.

–George Berryman!

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TimesSqSpideyWith costumed character crime in Times Square approaching epidemic levels, the New York Police Department has called upon Disney Marvel to step up and do something about it. As New York’s Finest work extra shifts in a futile effort to quell the sectarian violence between costumed characters and naked people, Police Commissioner Ben Bratton made an urgent plea to Disney Marvel.

From Fox News Connecticut – who got it from CNN:

New York’s police chief is asking Disney and Marvel to crack down on the costumed hustlers of Times Square, but the companies aren’t responding.

Times Square is populated by a variety of rogue characters plying tourists for money. Some of these characters, like Minnie Mouse and Spider Man, are trademarks of Disney or Marvel.

The NYPD confirmed to CNNMoney that Commissioner Bill Bratton asked Disney and Marvel to sue for copyright infringement. But according to the NYPD, the companies aren’t biting.

Disney and Marvel did not respond to emails from CNNMoney.

Times Square has a long history of sordid behavior up until the 1990s, when it was overrun by peep shows, prostitutes and street corner crack dealers. But former Mayors Giuliani and Bloomberg swept away much of the crime and turned it into a pedestrian haven for tourists and corporations like Toys R Us and Olive Garden.

More recently, Times Square has become the haunt of costumed characters and topless women who get their pictures taken with tourists for tips.

But it started to go sour in 2013, when Cookie Monster got arrested for allegedly knocking over a toddler when his mother supposedly refused to pay.

There’s been a series of incidents and arrests since then, including accusations of groping by another Coookie Monster, and also Woody from “Toy Story”

Spider Man was arrested in 2014 for allegedly demanding tips in an aggressive manner. Earlier this year, a Youtube video went viral of another Spider Man locked in a brawl with a heckler right in front of Toys R Us.

Film at 11.

–George Berryman!

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tumblr_ntgd2qzY581qfqvrso3_1280Celebrating women who love Spidey. 

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Jess Last DaysSecret Wars has been going for a few months now, but Jess has been running away from all things Avengers, so it makes sense it took her book a little time to catch up. How are Jessica Drew’s last days? Find out here.

Spider-Woman: Road Trip To The End of The World

Writer: Dennis Hopeless

Artist: Javier Rodriguez (9) & Natacha Bustos (10)

Covers: Javier Rodriguez

Colorist: Javier Rodriguez (9) & Vero Gandini (10)

Inker: Alvero Lopez (9) & Natacha Bustos (10)

Letterer: Travis Lanham

Editor: Devin Lewis & Nick Lowe

Editor-In-Chief: Axel Alonso

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JD 8The Conclusion to Spider-Woman’s second arc is here. The book has steadily raised in quality from it’s Spider-Verse days, so do Jess and her creative team earn the gold star here?

Spider-Woman #8: Survivors

 

Writer: Dennis Hopeless

Artist/Cover: Javier Rodriguez

Inker: Alvero Lopez

Colorist: Muntsa Vincente

Letterer: Travis Lanham

Editor: Devin Lewis & Nick Lowe

Editor-In-Chief: Axel Alonso

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asm1Welcome to the first post in Cobwebs.  Since cobwebs are the history of where a spider has been, this is what we are calling our exploration into Spider-Man’s past.  Thanks to T. Rob Brown for that suggestion.

The cover release for the All New All Different Amazing Spider-Man # 1 has a lot of people speculating on pretty much every aspect of what is crammed into it.   There is a suave and dashing Peter Parker, glowing green arm pit webs, and curiously a Spider-Mobile racing across the side of a building. The car is a design by artist Giuseppe Camuncoli and, to many new readers, may seem like a totally new idea.  However, since you are a Crawlspace reader, you are most likely a savvy and clever person and have at this point deducted that since this post is about the Spider-Past, it falls under the saying, “there is nothing new under the sun.”

Get ready for some Merry Marvel Mayhem and be prepared to learn that the good old days were not always so good.

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MTOMEI1The standard clickbaity rules apply. Different sites are running with a HeroicHollywood.com story that claims Marisa Tomei will appear in Captain America: Civil War as May Parker.

From HeroicHollywood:

Well, our sources tell us that Marisa Tomei will indeed be seen as Aunt May first in Captain America: Civil War as she secretly shot her scenes before production wrapped. Last week furniture props of Peter Parker’s bedroom were revealed by a Atlanta TV station. I would bet that Aunt May was in that bedroom scene with Peter Parker.

For out-of-context giggles, we’ll repeat the last line:

I would bet that Aunt May was in that bedroom scene with Peter Parker.

Anyway, as always, take this with a big grain of salt. Nothing is confirmed!

George Berryman!

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Collectors for 8-9-15. See more comics strips at www.collectorscomic.com.

collectors8-23-15

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Jess 7 coverOkay, Take Four (I lost three different reviews of this issue, so a lot of this may be incohesive as it’s made up of the chunks that survived)

I have Issue 8 and 9 sitting here beside me, so I guess I should probably review Issue 7 before I read them. Because this issue is pretty great.

 

Spider-Woman #7: Hostages

Writer: Dennis Hopeless

Artist: Javier Rodgriuez

Inker: Alvaro Lopez

Editors: Devin Lewis & Charles Beacham & Nick Lowe

Editor-In-Chief: Axel Alonso

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streetMayor Bill de Blasio is considering eliminating the costumed performers at Times Square in New York. Mashable interviewed a Spider-Man and he think the Mayor should just eliminate the topless performers. It’s a fun little video and is big. Check it out after the jump.
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James-Franco-Spider-Man-BibFormer New Goblin James Franco recently posted this on his Instagram account. It seems he’s still a Spider-Fan. He wrote, “Having dinner with my Spider-man towel-bib.”

 

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S6 CoverThe fight we’ve all been waiting for, Silk vs. Black Cat. Oh wait, that happened in 3? And 5? Well, third time is the charm.

Silk #6: Push & Shove

Writer: Robbie Thompson

Artist: Stacy Lee

Colorist: Ian Herring

C.Artist: Dave Johnson

Letterer: Travis Lanham

Editors: Devin Lewis & Nick Lowe & Ellie Pyle

Editor-In-Chief: Axel Alonso
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newspaperadBack in 1994 the Spider-Man Newspaper strip did a cross promotion with a marvel comic. Spidey and the Beast took on the Hobgoblin. A mini series was created called the Mutant Agenda. Kids were encouraged to buy the paper from December 6, 1993 to February 26, 1994.  They could clip out the strips and glue them them into a special zero issue. I was one of those kids. Here’s an ad promoting the event. 

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11011465_935318753190851_3316901878176571780_nSo what is going on in this picture? Add a funny caption in the comment section. 

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Here are the Spider-Man comics coming out in November 2015. I’m going to add a bit of commentary to these solicits. 

Amazing-Spiderman-VAR-a7fc2ASM2015003Cov-41b04AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #3
DAN SLOTT (W) • GIUSEPPE CAMUNCOLI (A)
Cover by ALEX ROSS
Variant Cover BY GABRIELE DELL’OTTO
• More of Spider-Man’s post-Secret Wars world revealed!
• Visit Parker Industries New York Headquarters, the building formerly known as the Baxter Building! The Human Torch is going to have something to say about that!
32 PGS./Rated T …$3.99

BD Commentary: It’s always fun to see Spidey and the Human Torch team up, and we know Dan Slott writes them together very well. I’m still not digging the giant lite brite Spider symbol, but the two covers look great. 
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ASMRENEW2015004-DC21-9030aThe roller coaster that is Renew Your Vows is gearing up to its biggest thrill, but does it have enough steam to reach the top?

WRITER: Dan Slott
ARTIST: Adam Kubert & Scott Hanna
COLORIST: Justin Ponsor
LETTERER: VC’s Joe Caramagna
COVER ARTISTS: Adam Kubert and Justin Ponsor
ASSISTANT EDITOR: Devin Lewis
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SpecMikeHBDPodcast panelist, former ASM reviewer and all around swell guy “Spectacular Mike” McNulty, aka Stillanerd, celebrates a  birthday today!

I’m terrible with remembering numbers but I think he’s either 39 or the big 4-0 today. While he’s not on the main page anymore since he departed to work at WhateverASpiderCan.com, we’re still lucky enough to have him on the podcast and we wish him nothin’ but the hap-hap-happiest of birthdays!

George Berryman!

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AV coverAfter a stellar first issue that left Agent Venom and his supernatural allies in a bit of a bind, the creative team hit a couple of bumps in their sophomore issue. Is this comic still a howl of a good time or does it suck?

Spider Island #2: You Say You Want Evolution

Writer: Christos Gage
Artist: Paco Diaz
Colorist: Frank D’Aramata
Letterer: Travis Lanham
Editors: Devin Lewis & Nick Lowe
Editor-In-Chief: Axel Alonso 

Mayday Parker: Spider-Woman in: Avengers At The Gate

Storytellers: Ron Franz & Tom DeFalco
Finished Art: Sal Buscema
Colors: Andrew Crossley
Letters: Travis Lanham
Editor: Nick Lowe

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asmRYV4cover Hopping in to my first review, I jump straight into the middle Marvel’s annual kidnapping of the major solo titles for the summer event. Normally I can’t stand these tie-ins but wait……is that Boomerang?

Writer: Dan Slott

Art: Adam Kubert and Scott Hanna

Colorist: Justin Ponsor

Letterer: Joe Caramagna

Covert Artists: Adam Kubet and Morry Hollowell

Variant Cover Artist: Gabrielle Dell’otto

Assistant Editer: Devin Lewis

Editor: Nick Lowe

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ASM1Point1AgainAmazing Spider-Man (Vol. 4) #1.1 will feature Spidey fighting zombies, with an assist from Daredevil characters that haven’t been seen in ten years.

Via the Hollywood Reporter & Comicbook.com:

With great power comes great questions about Peter Parker’s faith, prompted by the undead marching around Harlem?

Apparently so, given the announcement of a new Amazing Spider-Man comic book series written by Jose Molina, part of the writing team behind ABC’s Agent Carter, to launch in November.

Molina told ComicBook.com that the series doesn’t just bring zombies to Harlem, but also re-introduces an obscure group of superheroes called the Santerians, created by Marvel CCO Joe Quesada — a group which will push Peter into areas fans might not expect from a Spider-Man story.

“The Santerians are attached to issues of religion and faith,” he explained. “I wanted to have them bring questions of faith into Spider-Man’s world and force him to grapple with ideas he hasn’t often wrestled with in the books… Peter Parker is a scientist by nature, but what if he finds that there are more things in heaven and earth than are dreamt of in his philosophy?”

Amazing Spider-Man (Vol. 4) #1.1 lands in November.

George Berryman!

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ASM3Again

Yet Another ASM #3

According to CBR, Peter Parker is moving into the Fantastic Four’s old base. Since the FF are now in hiding following this summer’s cinematic Fox bomb, the Baxter Building’s apparently not being used. So Spidey decides to put it to good use.

From CBR:

In “Amazing Spider-Man” #3 by Dan Slott and Giuseppe Camuncoli, Parker Industries has a new New York headquarters: The former Baxter Building, the longtime home base of the Fantastic Four. That raises even further questions bout the Fantastic Four’s status post-“Secret Wars,” along with the Thing in “Guardians of the Galaxy” and Human Torch in “Uncanny Inhumans.” And speaking of the Torch: He’s set to guest star in this issue, apparently not happy with Spidey setting up shop in his former dwellings.

Because nothing says “struggling everyman” like owning a global company and taking over a famous building in New York! But it’s still good to know that the Human Torch gets over being “the sun.” Heh. Other things we’ve learned? Spidey still has the weird glowing chest symbole & webpits.

Either way, we’ll know more when Amazing Spider-Man (Vol. 4) #3 rolls our way in November.

George “I’ve Hit Critical Mass On Cynicism Before 9 AM” Berryman!

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20141217_01iSo what’s going on in this picture? 

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DK-Spider-Man-2Thank you to everyone that sent in submissions for the Amazing Spider-Man review job and the Spider-Historian position. I got two Spider-Historian submissions that I really liked so I picked them both. They’ll be alternating each week to bring you a Spider-history article. We’re not going to call it Spider-History,that’s JR’s segment. We’re looking for suggestions. Feel free to post them in the comment section. Here’s who we picked.

*Justin Parris will be reviewing the bi-weekly Amazing Spider-Man title. 
*Thomas Mets will be our bi-weekly Spider-Historian writer
*Mark Alford will be our other bi-weekly Spider-Historian writer. 

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080a17b6578ce1a7dec7f425ed4f4490This ad probably appeared in magazines or newspapers advertising the new NBC show Spider-Man & His Amazing Friends. I don’t remember seeing it in any comics.  

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Collectors #3 is coming and I need your letters!!! What’s a letters page without letters? Well, it’s not much of a letters page, is it? Send me your thoughts, praise, questions or snark and get it published in the the third Collectors collection! Time is short, so don’t wait! Send those letters to me at eddie@collectorscomic.com today!

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Collectors for 8-9-15. See more comics strips at www.collectorscomic.com.

collectors8-16-15

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