AXISHOBG2014003cov-94986Comic Book Resources just released an interview with Axis: Hobgoblin Kevin Shinick on what his series will be about. Thanks to the events of Axis an event by the Red Skull known as the Inversion sets both the heroes and villains on different paths. Like Luke Cage wanting to be profit for the Heroes for Hire Business, Carnage tries to be Spider-Man, Tony Stak returns to his weapons designer days in Superior Iron Man. For our good buddy, Roderick Kingsley he decides to make average joes, super heroes the same way he has been outfitting average joes as super villain the last year.

Yes, after the big “Inversion” Hobgoblin is now working for the good guys. But the way I see it, it’s not like he’s had a big change of heart and his moral compass is completely different. It’s just that, again, like any good businessman, he sees an opportunity to branch out into a new market. It’s like Belloq says to Indiana Jones, “You and I are very much alike. Archeology is our religion. Our methods have not differed as much as you pretend. It would take only a nudge to make you like me.” Replace the word “archeology” with the word “business” and I think that’s a conversation Kingsley could’ve had with himself to justify making a go at being a good guy. Especially if it’s profitable. The feeling of renewal is something that keeps coming up when I’m writing this. Obviously, Kingsley is having a renewed sense of purpose, but it also goes beyond that and affects a lot of people in his orbit. Now that Kingsley’s a good guy, he’s going to be using the same business plan he used to revitalize old villains, only this time he’s making a go at revitalizing old superheroes as well. And why not? At one point, someone even points out that the market for people wanting to be superheroes is a lot larger than those willing to risk being a villain.

You can read about the entire interview and the rest of the interview at CBR.

Thoughts on all of this?

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“They are converging! The Earths are converging! Only one will remain! We’re all %$@$#@!”

 

Just as Miles has resolved to tell his girlfriend, Katie, the secret of his double life, the original Spider-Man’s murderer escapes custody. Which event will cause more havoc on Miles’ already complicated life?

 

Writer: Brian Michael Bendis

Artist: David Marquez

Color: Justin Ponsor

Lettering: VC’s Cory Petit

Cover Art: David Marquez with Justin Ponsor

Variant Cover Artists: Sara Pichelli with Justin Ponsor

Assistant Editor: Emily Shaw

Editor: Mark Paniccia

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workingHappy Labor Day fellow Americans. So what’s Spidey working on in this picture? 

Podcast324picJR heads back to August 1997 for this episode of Spider-Man history. We look at the following books:
*Amazing Spider-Man # 426
*Spider-Man # 82
*Sensational Spider-Man #18
*Spectacular Spider-Man #248
*Spider-Man Unlimited # 17
*Untold Tales of Spider-Man #17
*What If #99
*Spider-Man: The Octopus Agenda prose novel

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We produced seven other shows in August. If you missed any of them here are the links. 

Podcast # 323-Spider-News, Female Movie, Peter Meets Dad, Best Marvel Stories
Podcast # 322-Friday Night Fight-Shang Chi and Nick Fury
Podcast # 321-Amazing Spider-Man 1.3, 4, 5 and Superior 32 reviews
Podcast # 320- 2014 Live Callers
Podcast # 319-Friday Night Fights-Black Widow
Podcast # 318-11 Spider-Satellite Reviews
Podcast #317-Message Board Q & A 

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80 Page Giant Collectors #2 IS HERE!!! The geekiness continues in this second Collectors annual that collects all the strips from 2013 along with all new comic strips and bonus material you won’t find anywhere else! 80 PAGES!!!

http://collectorscomic.com/shop_books_collectors2.html

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ovKGYhThis looks like an ad for the Spider-Man newspaper strip from 1990. 

Thwip Studios have released two new videos featuring an adaption of Kraven’s Last Hunt.  They’ve done a great job with it and I had a chance to voice the reporter in the second video. It was a stretch. Check out these awesome videos and share your thoughts in the comment section. Both videos are embedded below.


AmazingSpider-Man#1.4--SketchVariant“But that’s never happened to me before! Ever!

Previously in “Learning to Crawl,” we not only got the story behind why Aunt May doesn’t like that “awful, icky Spider-Man person,” we saw Peter Parker choose to be “Spider-Man: No More” long before the classic Amazing Spider-Man (1963) #50, or even Amazing Spider-Man (1963) #18. Well, get ready Spidey-afficinados, because once again, this issue shows that everything you think you know about the history of Spider-Man turns out to be wrong.

“Learning to Crawl: Part Four”
WRITER: Dan Slott
ARTIST: Ramón Pérez
COLORS: Ian Herring
LETTERS: VC’s Joe Caramanga
ALEX ROSS: Cover
ASSOCIATE EDITOR: Ellie Pyle
EDITOR: Nick Lowe

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ASMLTC2014004-DC11-16232Everything is going great for Peter in the continuing saga of the young spider, and what could possibly go wrong? Will Slott’s ever present Parker luck fascination bring down our beloved web-head? Read on, and discover

“Learning to Crawl: Part Three”
WRITER: Dan Slott
ARTIST: Ramón Pérez
COLORS: Ian Herring
LETTERS: VC’s Joe Caramagna
COVER: Alex Ross
ASSOCIATE EDITOR: Ellie Pyle
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Podcast323picThe Spider-Panel tackles the Spider-News for the month. The topics include:

*Sony is going to make a Spider-Man spinoff movie with a female lead. 
*The Amazing Spider-Man 2 blu ray has a deleted scene where he meets his dad. 
*New restrictions on Spider-Man street performers in NYC. 
*Death of Gwen is Marvel’s best story? 
*Taylor Swift visits sick Spider-fan.
*Harry Potter goes to Comic Con as Spider-Man
*New Spider-Woman ongoing series
*Venom learns his origins in upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy storyline
*Spider-Man voice actor Drake Bell is allegedly living in Disneyland? 

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If you missed the other August shows, here are the links.

Podcast # 321-Amazing Spider-Man 1.3, 4, 5 and Superior 32 reviews
Podcast # 320- 2014 Live Callers
Podcast # 319-Friday Night Fights-Black Widow
Podcast # 318-11 Spider-Satellite Reviews
Podcast #317-Message Board Q & A 

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20992-1“What the shock just happened here?”

‘Women & Secrets’

WRITER Peter David
ART Will Sliney
COLOR Antonio Fabela
LETTERER VC’s Joe Caramagna
EDITOR Ellie Pyle
SENIOR EDITOR Nick Lowe

Spidey 2099 stops a bank robbery while Liz follows breadcrumbs to find out who Spider-Man 2099 really is. Also, Miguel gets disturbing news about the superintendent in his building…

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Ever wonder what Dan Slott’s bathtub looks like? Yeah, me neither. But he did the ice bucket challenge for ALS.  Thanks to Bertone for the heads up. 

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Podcast322picIn this Friday Night Fight we wrap up the second part of the Marvel Team Up storyline. Spidey teams up with Shang Chi, Nick Fury and Black Widow in this episode. We’re taking a look at Marvel Team Up # 84 & #85.  Spidey lost the fight in the last episode, will he put up a better fight in this episode?

 

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Podcast # 321-Amazing Spider-Man 1.3, 4, 5 and Superior 32 reviews
Podcast # 320- 2014 Live Callers
Podcast # 319-Friday Night Fights-Black Widow
Podcast # 318-11 Spider-Satellite Reviews
Podcast #317-Message Board Q & A 

 

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Hello Everyone,

It’s your buddy Ryan, I asked Brad if I could list my EBay auctions here on the Crawlspace. My wife lost her job back in May and money has been tight and even worse I have to give up reading comics for the foreseeable future. So, I’m selling off a large part of my Trade Paper Backs. These auctions include the full Venom run to Earth 2 Hard Covers signed by artist Nicola Scott and yes my prized Harley Quinn sketches by David Lopez. I’m even selling my entire Ultimate Spider-Man collection. Its the full set from volume 1 to the most recent issue of Miles Morales and I even have issue #200 signed by artist, Mark Bagely. Check them out and spread the word if you could please. Many thanks.

Complete Wolverine and the X-Men Jason Aaron Run
Captain America by Ed Brubaker
Marvel Team-Up by Robert Kirkman
Avengers and New Avengers by Brian Michael Bendis
Avengers Academy Full Run
Earth 2 signed by Nicola Scott
Set of 3 Harley Quinn Sketches by David Lopez
Winter Soldier by Ed Brubaker
Full Secret Avengers by Brubaker, Remender, Ellis, Spencer
Complete Venom run by Remender and Bunn
All-New X-Men by Bendis and Immonen
Complete Ultimate Spider-Man Run
Fantastic Four Complete Series by Jonathan Hickman
Iron Man by Matt Fraction
Iron Man HC by Kieron Gillen and Greg Land
Complete Gambit TPB by James Asmus
Young Avengers by Kieron Gillen
Thor by J. Michael Straczynski and Oliver Copiel
Spider-Man: The Gauntlet Collection

Start the kids young with the classics. happy50thbirthdayspiderman10

stillanerdbirthday“You’re so old your first pet was a T-Rex!”

Podcast panelist, reviewer and Delta House President Stillanerd is another year older today!

Everyone, please join me in wishing ‘Spectacular Mike’ a very Happy Birthday! Happy Birthday, Mr. President!

–George Berryman!

 BD Edit: If you were really hugging MJ, I think you might have a bigger smile on your face. 

 


I got called out by a friend to do the Ice Bucket Challenge for ALS. If you’d like to donate to this awesome cause, follow this link.  I’ll post George’s video after he does it.  Click on the 1080 HD to see Ava’s face after I get soaked. It’s awesome!

With November arrives Spider-Verse…and new solicitations featuring your Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man and Friends!

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SFOESCNCLVia CBR.

November brings the last issues of the excellent Superior Foes of Spider-Man and the story-challenged New Warriors, which features Kaine.

Superior ends with #17, New Warriors ends with #12.

Either way, congrats to both titles for getting to #12 without being rebooted and/or renumbered.

And congrats to Nick Spencer, Steve Lieber and all the folks who brought us Superior Foes. I cannot stress how excellent the series was. Hopefully we’ll get to see more from the Sinister Several someday!

–George Berryman!

ElectroMomAs I reported earlier, there at least over 20 minutes of deleted scenes from the upcoming Blu-Ray/DVD release of The Amazing Spider-Man 2. Well, courtesy of Yahoo! Movies UK, Sony had given them an “exclusive” deleted scene, this one featuring a pre-Electro Max Dillon (Jamie Foxx) and his bed-ridden, verbally abusive mom, which you can watch HERE.

They also have made available a behind-the-scenes clip showing the make-up process involved in turning Jamie Foxx into Electro.

Personally, while I do think the deleted scene gives Max Dillon additional motivation for why he goes off the deep end when he becomes Electro, I’m glad this ended up being cut from the final film for several reasons. First because had it been included, the beats in the scene where Max is celebrating his birthday would have been far too long. Second, it would have felt redundant since we get a similar scene with Max at OsCorp minutes later. And finally, because this scene comes off as mean-spirited, if not downright offensive, instead of comical as was clearly intended.

However, if you disagree, or have any thoughts about the deleted scene in general, or about the pain-staking make-up process Foxx underwent, feel free to comment down below.

 

 

Podcast321picIn this episode the Spider-Panel reviews four comics those include:
*Amazing Spider-Man #4
*Amazing Spider-Man # 1.3
*Superior Spider-Man # 32
*Amazing Spider-Man # 5

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If you missed the other August shows, here are the links.
Podcast # 320- 2014 Live Callers

Podcast # 319-Friday Night Fights-Black Widow
Podcast # 318-11 Spider-Satellite Reviews
Podcast #317-Message Board Q & A 

 


I channel my inner chibi and create yet another villain profile. Looking at C-list villain, The Eel.

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Podcast320picThe Spider-Panel takes calls from around the world in this episode. Some of the topics include:

*What would we say to Peter Parker if we ran into him? 
*When will Clash from Learning to Crawl appear in the main Amazing book? 
*We check in with Stella to hear her thoughts about Amazing Spider-Man 2 and her thoughts on the current state of Spidey. 
*The history of Moon Knight with Spider-Man
*How many times has Peter Parker faked pictures? 

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If you missed the other August shows, here it is on this link.
Podcast # 319-Friday Night Fights-Black Widow

Podcast # 318-11 Spider-Satellite Reviews
Podcast #317-Message Board Q & A 

supermansrASM001COBRASpider-Man legend John Romita has penciled his first Superman cover in his historic career. His son John Romita Jr. is penciling the main Superman book, so it’s only natural for the father to come out of retirement to pencil the variant cover of Superman #34. The cover looks very similar to the Amazing Spider-Man # 1 variant that recently came out. The Hollywood Reporter has an interview with Romita Senior, check it out. 

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