In this episode we read your iTunes reviews and answer your dozens of message board questions. Highlights include: *How much longer can Spider-Gwen sales outsell Amazing Spider-Man? *Would you read a Mary Jane ongoing? *Is teaming Spider-Man up with Deadpool a good thing? Can it be an ongoing? *Best villain for Marvel Spider-Man villain? *Spider-Retcon we enjoyed.
Latino Review is reporting that Spider-Man’s costume will be red and black, not red and blue. This has been making its way around the clickbait rumor mill for a couple of weeks now. They posted a Spider-Man concept taken from the DeviantArt.com account of one ‘SpikeSDM’ as a possibility of what the costume might look like.
If that wasn’t enough of a red flag for you, the article also claims to show a cast list that the reporter found on Twitter, who got it from someone on Reddit.
The cast list runs down a lot of Spider-Reboot characters and cast, including such luminaries as Hugh Laurie as Jonah and Forest Whitaker as Robbie Robertson. Oh, and Billy Zane (or as my friends and I call him “Billy F–king Zane” or “Diamond-Eyes” Johnson) as the Vulture and Jason Biggs (the Apple Pie Guy from the American Pie movies) as the Scorpion. The ‘cast list’ also shows Harry, Mary Jane, Liz, Flash, Betty and Ned Leeds.
Don’t even take this with a grain of salt. I’m only posting it because hey, slow Spider-News week.
Sources: Ashley, ComicBookMovie.com, Latino Review, Some Guy On Twitter, Some Dude on Reddit, and a DeviantArt.com account.
Marvel.com sent me this press release. Will you pick up this new title?
Before He Was Amazing…He Was SPIDEY! New Series Within Continuity Starring Teenaged Peter Parker!
New York, NY—July 28th, 2015— Today, he’s the world’s greatest super hero. But long before he swung from rooftops as the Amazing Spider-Man, he was just a spider-powered teenager who knew that “with great power must also come great responsibility.” Today, Marvel is pleased to announce SPIDEY #1 – a brand-new ongoing series launching as part of All-New, All-Different Marvel! Follow the adventures of teenaged Peter Parker in a new series set within continuity from rising star writer Robbie Thompson (TV’s Supernatural, Silk) and blockbuster Marvel Young Gun artist Nick Bradshaw (Wolverine and the X-Men, Guardians of the Galaxy)!Read the rest of this entry »
We tackle a months worth of news in this episode. Highlights include: *Tom Holland cast as Spider-Man *Marisa Tomei cast as Aunt May *New Spidey book and other San Diego Comic Con News *New Amazing Spider-Man Vol 4 #1 with Parker Industries going global *Stan Lee on Spider-Man’s race *Supreme Court works Spider-Man into law? *Webb and Raimi talk new Spider-Man movie.
Cop Car director Jon Watts, who has been tapped by Marvel & Sony to helm the new Spider-Man reboot, spoke recently to the Daily Beast about his role in Spider-Cinema.
“I still don’t quite believe it,” says Jon Watts, the 34-year-old director who was plucked from the indie world this summer and handed the reins to Sony and Marvel’s upcoming Spider-Man re-reboot. “I’m still waiting for someone to tell me it was all a prank.” … It was Cop Car, Watts surmises, that got him the career-making Spider-Man gig after Marvel head Kevin Feige caught the film. “I’m really not sure what I did to get the job, but I’m happy that whatever I did worked,” he laughs. … His Spidey is set to take Peter Parker back to high school, yet again—only this time, as part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Around the time Watts was sealing the biggest deal of his professional career, Sony and Marvel anointed Brit Tom Holland its new Spider-Man. After cameoing in Captain America: Civil War, Holland will star for Watts in a stand-alone already dated for July 28, 2017.
“The thing that everyone keeps saying is that it’s sort of like the John Hughes version of Spider-Man, which I think is a really cool take on it,” says Watts. “He’s in high school, and the questions that that raises I think we haven’t explored as much as we can. In the comics so much of it was about him juggling his high school life and trying to be a superhero. I think there’s a lot to do there.” … Meanwhile, Spider-Man still has to be scripted by John Francis Daley & Jonathan M. Goldstein. “We’re just getting started,” says Watts, who once watched the Sam Raimi Spidey production lighting up the Brooklyn Bridge from his dorm room. “It remains to be seen how we’re going to do that, but Marvel is a very collaborative place and it’s Marvel and Sony, which is an interesting dynamic.”
Not really anything new by way of concrete info, but then since the writers are just starting that makes sense.
Eleven days ago Stillanerd posted about a Deadline article saying that Jonathan Goldstein and John Francis Daley (writers of the upcoming Vacation reboot) had been hired on as the writers for the Spider-Man reboot.
Back then it was unofficially official. This week, Daley & Goldstein made if officially official while speaking with NPR:
Daley: We can finally acknowledge that.
Goldstein: We’ve been saying no comment for the last week.
Daley: This is the first time that we can say that we are writing it.
Goldstein: We’re thrilled.
Daley: … He’s a sharp kid and witty and kind of deals with the fact that he’s an outcast and a geek through humor. It is sort of the safety net for geeks like us, so I think we can totally relate to where he’s coming from. As well as the superpowers, which we also have.
So we already knew it, more or less, but now we super officially know it. Heh.
Last time I visited the world of Secret Wars my reaction was not pleasant. Given some time to think, and with more time trapped in the universe have I changed my tune?
WRITER: Dan Slott ARTIST: Adam Kubert INKER: John Dell COLORIST: Justin Ponsor LETTERER: VC’s Joe Caramagna COVER ARTISTS: Adam Kubert and Justin Ponsor VARIANT COVER ARTIST: Sara Pichelli ASSISTANT EDITOR: Devin Lewis EDITOR: Nick LoweRead the rest of this entry »
After a prolonged absence I am finally getting back to my regularly scheduled reviews…but first to catch up on what I’ve missed. I’m not the only thing to return however, with me comes the biggest baddest most totally legit Gang faction ever to grace comics….THE CIRCUS OF CRIME…wait The Circus Of Crime is a competent crime syndicate now?
WRITER: Gerry Conway PENCILER: Carlo Barberi INKER: Juan Vlasco COLORS: Israel Silva LETTERER: VC’s Joe Caramagna COVER ARTIST: Yasmine Putri VARIANT COVER ARTIST: Justin Ponsor ASSISTANT EDITOR: Devin Lewis EDITOR: Nick LoweRead the rest of this entry »
JR takes us back to July 1995 for this month in Spider-History. We’re very much into the Clone Saga with this one. JR looks at the following issues. *Web of Spider-Man # 126 *Amazing Spider-Man #403 *Spider-Man # 60 *Spectacular Spider-Man #226
We wrap up our long two part Spider-Satellite reviews. Here are the reviews we tackle in this episode.
Spider-Verse # 1 reviewed by Zach Ultimate End # 1-reviewed by Brad Secret Wars 2099 # 1-reviewed by Brad Spider-Gwen # 2, # 3, #4-reviewed by Ashley Silk #2, #3, #4-reviewed by Ashley Free Comic Book Day All New Avengers # 1-reviewed by Zach
The 2016 wave of Spider-Man Marvel Legend action figures were announced at Comic Con International in San Diego Last Friday at the morning Hasbro breakfast function. They are going to be released in the spring of 2016 (likely April, if the schedule holds out like it did this year.) The entire wave was teased back in June, via some leaks at the retail level, but we here at Crawl Space didn’t want to discuss things until we heard for sure from a reputable source. While there were reveals during the breakfast, there were more surprises in store. I’ll first talk about what was revealed at the breakfast: The wave is as follows: Speed Demon (With Superior Foes Silvermane head!) The Beatle (Superior Foes) Venom (McFarlane era head sculpt) Spider-Ben (!!!!!!!) Morbius (I know a certain fan of his that will likely get THAT one. No sharks were included however) Spider-Gwen (BECAUSE YOU DEMANDED IT) and the Build a Figure is… Absorbing Man! Judging by the first looks, the Venom is a straight representation of Brock before the tongue. To me, this is the best version of the character, since he still looks menacing while not being ridiculous. I like it a lot. When the leaks first came about, I asked Kevin if he was excited. He told me as long as it wasn’t the stupid hoodie version of Morbius, he’d be fine with it. Instead we got the 1970s version, which rocks. I absolutely love that the Superior Foes continue to be featured. From Boomerang in last years wave, to Beatle and Speed Demon, you know that it’s well done. Now, for an Overdrive (O…M…G… I can’t believe those words were just typed) and Shocker. Spider-Gwen looks good. I loved the first appearance, but I’ve been bummed that the magic that was that issue wasn’t carried over to the ongoing; however, I am excited for her to been seen in this particular iteration.
Which brings me to Spider-Ben. Ben looks really, really nice. The lines look clean, but my quibble is the hands are almost correct. The middle fingers are supposed to be blue, but otherwise, I love this. The other downside is no interchangeable hands. While disheartening, I’ll take what I can get. He looks good, and I like they went off the previous ASM Comic sculpt. Absorbing Man doesn’t excite me all that much, but that’s okay.Read the rest of this entry »
As my fellow Spidey-fans well know, I’ve been a member of the Spider-Man Crawlspace for several years now. Some of you may even remember me from my occasional posts on the Comic Book Resources and Superhero Hype Forums. Since that time, I’ve become the regular reviewer for The Amazing Spider-Man and the occasional Spider-Man related comics, as well as a frequent contributor to the Crawlspace’s Home Page. And, based on the responses I’ve receive from my reviews, opinions, and other articles, you’ve enjoyed them just as much I have in writing them. Little did I realize, however, just how much attention my meager ramblings would attract.
Earlier this week, I was contracted by an editorial representative from FanSided.com, a network of a wide variety of websites covering sports, lifestyle and entertainment, including movies, television, video games and comics. They are also an affiliation of Time Inc., the publisher of such magazines which includes Time, Sports Illustrated, Fortune, People and Entertainment Weekly. It seems the folks at FanSided have been reading my work here at the Crawlspace and, needless to say, they were very impressed. So impressed that they’ve offered me a job.
If all goes well, starting this Monday or sometime next week, I will be the new Co-Editor for FanSided’s Spider-Man related news and rumors website, Whatever A Spider Can.
While this would potentially be a significant career opportunity, it also means I would be under contract to only write news, reviews and editorials for FanSided and Whatever A Spider Can. Which, unfortunately, also means I could no longer contribute articles to the Spider-Man Crawlspace.
But before any of you start to get your handkerchiefs out, there is good news. Even though I would be under contract to produce content for FanSided, this only applies to written content and would not prohibit my podcasting duties. Which means I will continue to be a regular panelist on The Spider-Man Crawlspace Podcast. It’s just that Brad would have to introduce me under a new job description, and I’d technically be a recurring guest panelist. So in this regard, I will still be here, lurking about from time to time.
I wish to thank the Crawlspace staff, especially Brad Douglas, J.R. Fettinger, George Berryman, Michael Bailey, Zach “Spideydude” Joiner, and Ashley Stapleton. You have all been more than supportive and encouraging throughout, and for welcoming me into the Crawlspace family. George and Brad deserve special thanks because they were the ones who convinced me to become a reviewer and contributor to the Crawlspace in the first place, so I will always be grateful for giving me such confidence. I’d also like to thank the folks at Marvel, including Dan Slott, since it was their comics I was reviewing and critiquing, which I will continue to do at Whatever a Spider Can in my own unique, crazy way.
And finally, I would like to thank you, my fellow Crawlspacers and loyal readers for all the support you have given me. You are what make this website possible. You are the ones who inspire me and all the other great contributors to the Spider-Man Crawlspace. You are the ones I write for and will continue write for and be an advocate for. No matter what the future holds, all of you will hold a special place in my heart. Make no mistake, this is not a good-bye. This is a slight change, and sometimes change can indeed be good.
This is Mike McNulty, and I am, and always will be, Still A Nerd. See you on the podcast!
So Sony’s Spider-Man reboot has a possible release date of July 28, 2017. It has it’s new Peter Parker in actor, Tom Holland, and rumored to also have it’s Aunt May in Oscar-winning actress, Marisa Tomei. It even has it’s director lined up in Jon Watts, the writer-director of Cop Car (2015) staring Kevin Bacon. But what about what is arguably one of the most important aspects about any movie–the script?
I haven’t seen Vacation yet, but I’ve heard pretty bad things, mostly that it’s the same level of almost funny, fake-dirty stuff we’ve seen from the other movies listed. Obviously, Spider-Man isn’t going to be R-rated, but it would be nice if the jokes in it were actual jokes instead of almost jokes that have the feel of humor but not the punchline.
But don’t mind me. I’m just an annoying old sourpuss.
What say you, Spidey fans? Do you think a screenwriting team known mostly for comedies possibly writing for Sony’s Spider-Man reboot is an inspired creative decision? Or is anyone starting to miss Alex Kurtman and Robert Orci, yet?
Whenever the discussion of Spider-Man in the movies comes up, the topic will inevitably involve the filmmaker who first brought Spidey to the silver screen, director Sam Raimi. Even when talking about his other film and television projects, the creator of the original Spider-Man trilogy is bound to be asked about those movies, especially in light of Marc Webb’s Amazing Spider-Man films, and the upcoming reboot co-produced by Marvel and Sony.
Such was the case during an interview with MTV News where, at this years San Diego Comic Con. During the segment, MTV News reporter, Josh Horowitz, asked Raimi, who was at Comic Con to promote his upcoming television series for Starz, Ash vs. Evil Dead, to give his “perspective on Spider-Man,” and the “machination going on” in getting “another different reiteration” of the Wall-Crawler. In response to the question as to whether or not Raimi ever watched Webb’s take on the character:
“Oh yeah, I saw them both. They’re great.”
Then Raimi added the following:
“And I’m really glad that Marvel is taking it to high school. I think that’s going to be refreshing, and just like my favorite of the Spider-Man comic books. And I have a lot of faith that [Marvel] really know their stuff.”
When then asked what specifically he’d like to see in the new films, Raimi answered:
“I’d like to go into his high school life and his relationships with Gwen Stacy…I’d love Flash Thompson…the drama, the difficulty of going through high school is so unique to a superhero…that’s what Spider-Man is all about, so that [Marvel] is going to explore that head on is very exciting.”
Via Comicbook.com. New Spider-Actor Tom Holland posted a picture with Jon Bernthal to his Instagram account. Holland and Bernthal, who will be playing the Punisher in the second season of Netflix’s Daredevil, are currently filming medieval thriller ‘The Pilgrimage’ together along with Richard “Thorin Oakenshield” Armitage.
Marvel Universe Ultimate Spider-Man: Web Warriors #12
Secret Wars (2015) #8
Spider-Island (2015) #5
All-New, All-Different Point One #1
What If? Infinity–Dark Reign #1
Marvel Superhero Contest of Champions #1
Marvel Super Hero Spectacular #1
The Superior Foes of Spider-Man Omnibus HC
Silk Vol. 0: The Life and Times of Cindy Moon TPB
Secret Wars HC
Spider-Island: Warzones! TPB
Secret Wars 2099 TPB
All-New X-Men Vol. 6: The Ultimate Adventure TPB
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 4: Original Sin TPB
This October, Secret Wars ends and the “All-New, All-Different Marvel” begins…with a bunch of relaunched #1’s for the Spidey Solicits.
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #1 & 2 DAN SLOTT (w) • GIUSEPPE CAMUNCOLI (a) CoverS by ALEX ROSS ISSUE #1 – DESIGN VARIANT BY ALEX ROSS COSPLAY VARIANT COVER ALSO AVAILABLE INHUMAN 50TH ANNIVERSARY VARIANT COVER BY TBA SKETCH VARIANT COVER BY ALEX ROSS VARIANT COVER BY MARK BAGLEY VARIANT COVER BY GIUSEPPE CAMUNCOLI BLANK COVER VARIANT ALSO AVAILABLE VARIANT COVER BY J. SCOTT CAMPBELL VARIANT COVER BY HUMBERTO RAMOS HIP-HOP VARIANT COVER BY MIKE DEL MUNDO SPIDER-MAN UNLIMITED GAME VARIANT COVER BY TBA ISSUE #2 – KIRBY MONSTER VARIANT COVER BY PAOLO RIVERA VARIANT COVER BY TBA THE WORLD’S GREATEST SUPER HERO! Spider-Man has gone global! Parker Industries is more successful than ever, with offices in New York, Shanghai, London and San Francisco and Peter Parker is racking up the frequent flyer miles with his “bodyguard” Spider-Man in tow, of course. But success breeds enemies and a reinvigorated Zodiac have also widened their scope to threaten the whole world. Join Dan Slott and Giuseppe Camuncoli as they take Spider-Man to the next level! This huge first issue also includes stories featuring Silk, Spidey 2099, Spider-Woman and much more! ISSUE #1 – 72 PGS./Rated T…$5.99 Issue #2 – 32 PGS/RATED T…$3.99
While we all had a sneak peak earlier in the week of some of the new Spider-Man related titles coming out of the “All-New, All-Different Marvel” initiative, this year’s San Diego Comic Con promised to divulge a few more details and also announce additional titles at the “Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends” Panel. In attendance were Editor-In-Chief Axel Alonso, editors Wil Moss and Sana Amanat, and writers Chip Zdarsky and Robbie Thompson. While the panel also talked about other comics such as Howard the Duck, Unbeatable Squirrel Girl, Nova, Drax, and Daredevil, the Spider-Man related highlights included the following:
Speaking to IGN, Denis Leary (who played Captain George Stacy in the Marc Webb Spider-films) revealed details for what he was told was coming for the third Amazing Spider-Man film.
Leary expressed disappointment that Webb was not allowed to finish his trilogy and that, as he understood it, the third part of the story would have dealt with Peter using “some kind of formula” that would allow him to “regenerate people in his life that had died.” Leary also described Webb as “a great actor’s director.”
So as part of Marvel’s “All-New, All-Different” post-Secret Wars imitative, we have heard of no less than nine different Spider-Man related titles, including Amazing Spider-Man, Spider-Man, Spider-Woman, Spider-Man 2099, Spider-Gwen, Silk, Web Warriors, Carnage and Venom: Spaceknight. Well, it now appears we may have to add one more title to the list.
At this year’s Comic Con in San Digeo, during Marvel’s Retailers-Only panel, one Dennis L. Barger Jr. of Michigan’s Wonderworld Comics took a couple of photographs during the panel and posted them on his Facebook page. Among them was a slide teasing a possible new series simply entitled Spidey, with the tagline reading “Before he was amazing…” No further information was given as to what specifically it’s about, or who the creative team is, but it’s presumed this new comic will take place during Spider-Man’s early years. So…another version of Untold Tales of Spider-Man with a different name, perhaps? No doubt we’ll learn more about this during the “Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends” panel this Sunday.
In any event, what do you folks think of the idea of Marvel putting out a new ongoing Spider-Man flashback title?