SpiderManStreetPerformerFightAs some of you may already know, we here at the Spider-Man Crawlspace have reported on stories, both on the front page and on the podcast, about altercations involving street-performers dressed up as Spider-Man. First, there was the story I posted last month chronicling two-separate incidents involving “Spidey” which lead to New York City officials proposing legislation for costumed street performers.  Then, a few days ago, George Berryman posted a story about another Spidey attacking a New York City police officer.  What is common about all three of those incidents, aside from how those involved are dressed as Spidey, is that the street-performers were the one’s who were the perpetrators.  This time, however, a street-performing Spidey actually tried to stop a criminal–not in New York City, but across the Atlantic over Dublin, Ireland.

The crime in question? Apparently, someone tried to steal “Spidey’s” money. What’s more, the whole incident was caught on tape, posted to Facebook, and has now gone viral, becoming one of the most watched YouTube videos in Ireland. 

As reported by ABC News:

 The man who shot the video, Robert Bolster, says the altercation started beside Dublin’s main pedestrian shopping district after the man tried to steal Spider-Man’s cash proceeds from a day’s work posing for photos.

Tuesday’s footage shows the man punch Spider-Man, one of Dublin’s most visible street performers, at least twice in the side of the head before Spider-Man trips him, pushes him to the pavement and repeatedly blocks him from fleeing.

Police arrested both men, who were released pending further inquiries.

You can see the incident in the video below:

UPDATE: It seems that perpetrator may have been a drug addict attempting to steal some cash in order to get his next fix, at least according to Robert Bolster’s original post on his Facebook which reads:

Only in Dublin do you see a junkie robbing Spider-mans money.

Also, the Spider-Man in Dublin his been a regular in the city for some time.

Sources: ABC News.com , Breaking News.ie , The Arcade.ie, The Telegraph, and The Irish Times.


At this year’s San Diego Comic Con Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe decided to “do as the Romans do” and cosplay as Spider-Man. He attended the convention with his assistant and a bodyguard who were also disguised as cosplayers.

Here’s Radcliffe discussing being Spider-Man with Jimmy Kimmel:


–George Berryman!

Well sort of. It’s not the classic Green Goblin or even any of the movie variants.

Instead Disney Infinity players can look forward to the Ultimate Green Goblin.



–George Berryman!

Screen shot 2014-07-26 at 6.14.25 PM.JPG“The real Spider-Man would have never done something like this,” one officer quipped…

Just about a month ago Stillanerd ran a story on our front page about New York seeking legislation to deal with costumed characters in Times Square after a series of unfortunate altercations. We also discussed it on the Spider-News podcast this month.

Hot on the heels of that hubbub comes yet another Spider-Man related misadventure in Times Square between New York’s finest and – you guessed it – someone dressed as Spider-Man.

Unfortunately, this time a Spider-Pretended decided he could take on the Five-O.

From the New York Post:

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016-Marvel-SDCC-2014-Hasbro-Panel-Images-150x150It seems like every year we get a new series of figures announced at San Diego Comic Con and this year was no different.
Among the new figures announced were:
Phil Urich Hobgoblin.
Amazing Spider-Man Marvel NOW!
Spider-Girl (Mayday Parker)
Spider-Man 2099

Personally I am super excited to finally get a Marvel Legend of Mayday. After Arana getting a figure in the last wave, I am happy to see her get one this go around. Speaking of that wave, I’ll have a review of the Amazing Spider-Man figure soon!
More photos after the jump
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Spider-Woman_LandRevealed today at San Diego Comic Con, there will be a new Spider-Woman title spinning out of the events of Spider-Verse and will feature Jessica Drew and Cindy Moon, aka Silk.

The new series will be written by Avengers Arena and Avengers Undercover writer Dennis Hopeless with art by Greg Land.


UPDATE: George here with some more info via Comicosity:

At their Sunday afternoon Women of Marvel panel at San Diego Comic Con, Marvel Comics announced the arrival of Spider-Woman, a new ongoing starring Jessica Drew and the mysterious Silk, the second victim of the spider-bite that gave Peter Parker his powers! Launching in November, this series will be written by Dennis Hopeless and illustrated by Greg Land.

We’re almost back to the days of the grand old nineties, when a character selling a hot dog to Beast at a 7-11 in an X-Men comic would get his own six-issue limited series. It’s not that bad here; Spider-Woman’s a power hitter. But she’s not the oddity here. Marvel is Desperately Seeking Silk!

–George Berryman!


ASM2SONY1From the ‘How Can Films That Bring In $700 Million Be Disappointing?!’ File…

Earlier this week film industry insider/reporter Nikki Finke opined about the many problems plaguing Sony Pictures, which is of course the studio that produces the Spider-Man films. According to Finke, the problems start with in-fighting among execs and, most importantly, making bad movies that shockingly disappoint at the box office. In the first part of her piece she mentions the disappointing performance of the Spider-Man reboot films.

Her summary is not a flattering portrait of Sony’s Amy Pascal, who has publicly stated that Sony will never let go of the Spider-Man franchise.

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Who knew Spidey sold bleach in the 1970s?

Spider-Verse#1-CammuncoliCoverEarlier today at this year’s Comic Con International at San Diego, Marvel kicked off their “Across the Spider-Verse” panel, which featured Senior Editor Nick Lowe; writers Dan Slott, Mark Waid, and Nick Spencer; colorist Edgar Delgado; and a surprise (and late) appearance by artist Humberto Ramos. Some of the following highlights from the panel include the following details below the cut:

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I think they’re selling a cell phone, but it’s still cool!

Podcast315picIn this episode the Spider-Panel reviews:
*Amazing Spider-Man # 1.2
*Amazing Spider-Man # 3
*We give the pros and cons of the issues
*Is Black Cat being written out of character?
*Thoughts on Silk’s origins


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If you missed any of the other July shows, here they are. 
Podcast # 314- Spider-News
Podcast #313- Nine Spider-Satellite Reivews



Live from SDCC. The AXIS Marvel Comics Panel is going on right now. I grabbed this news on why the Green Goblin was switched out for the Hobgoblin and how Jack O’Lantern is now part of the story.

A Fan asked a question about the change in Goblins in AXIS. Lowe explained to a fan why an early “AXIS” teaser shifted from depicting Green Goblin to Norman Osborn. Following the “Goblin Nation” storyline in “Superior Spider-Man,” Lowe said, “it wasn’t going to be possible” for Norman Osborn to have a role in “AXIS.” “What Dan ended up doing with Norman didn’t fit with ‘AXIS’ anymore,” Remender added. “I think it worked out for the better. We still have big Spider-Man piece, and Spider-Man himself, will play a role. Hobgoblin is a more interesting piece, I think, once we got to it.”


It’s all been leading up to this. Who is Silk, and what will she hold for the future of Spider-Man?


WRITER: Dan Slott
PENCILER: Humberto Ramos
INKER: Victor Olazaba
COLORS: Edgar Delgado
LETTERER: Chris Eliopoulos
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Who remembers this one from the early 1990′s?

595605So what’s going on with this picture? Add a funny caption in the comment section. 

20140723_212804Okay, so maybe the title is a bit dramatic. But seriously…. with the marriage being dissolved back in 2007, one of the plot points that was in it was the240-b baby that they would have had if they had stayed together. But… ZACH! Yes, I know, I’ll get to that in a moment.

 This folks, is the only cover which shows a Pregnant Mary Jane Waston-Parker and Peter. And It’s a Variant. By Luke Ross, this cover houses the first chapter of the Final Story of the 2 year long status quo known as the Clone Saga. But.. Remember, there was no baby… right? RIGHT?

But! you say, there was a baby! Yes. She makes her return in ASM Vol III 8 as part of the Spider-Verse event. But, in looking for a latest clone memory, I was reminded of an experience from Comic Con 2011 where myself and A Former Front Page Writer were looking at books at a major comic retailer’s booth. Now, mind you, this cover is one of the few variants in the Clone Saga, Most of the Variants in the Pre-Maximum Cloneage days were mostly newsstand variants that were foiled out compared to the direct editions which had no foil, but this was the first Truly different cover to a book we had seen. Anyway, because of this, the Major retailer chain was charging 75 bucks. This, wasn’t the only egregious overpriced item that I encountered over that weekend, but I remember being bummed not becoming an owner of it. 

You’ll notice in the picture I am attaching to this post of my goofy mug, (And yes, I wore this hoodie for you George. Take THAT Berryman!) I got this for 3.25. Of course, a high resolution image of the cover in question is to your right.

That overpriced major comic retailer exploiting folks just cause they went to San Diego Comic Con can now bite me.

Happy Thursday Folks.

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I review the debut of Silk to Spider-Man’s world. While I enjoyed the introduction to the character, I have to agree with others feeling she is a Mary Sue character and I also rise up the usual plot points that keep the story from moving along.

AmazingSpider-Man#4(2014)--Cover“She could’ve replaced me. Ages ago!”

Ever since the “All-New Marvel NOW!” relaunch of The Amazing Spider-Man after The Superior Spider-Man, there’s been one question which has been teased over the past three issues: who is other woman that was bitten by the radioactive spider? Well,  this latest issue provides an answer, but in doing so, also makes you ask another, even more important question: why should you care?

WRITER: Dan Slott
PENCILER: Humberto Ramos
INKER: Victor Olazaba
COLORS: Edgar Delgado
LETTERER: Chris Eliopoulos
EDITOR: Nick Lowe

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PHefgFBis64Qhg_1_mDeadline is reporting that Sony will now officially release Amazing Spider-Man 3 in 2018. The movie was originally going to be released on June 10, 2016, but that date is now held for the Uncharted movie based on the Playstation video game. 
The Sinister Six movie is still a go with a release date of November 11, 2016. What are your thoughts on moving the movie back a couple years?

I got a nice e-mail from Jonathan with Thwip Studios.  He is taking classic Spidey stories and turning them into motion comics. His first two videos are tackling Spider-Man: Blue. Our own JR from the podcast is voicing the Green Goblin and Norman Osborn. So check out the videos they’re very well done. His next comic is Kraven’s Last Hunt and I’ll be performing the part of the newsman. That should be a lot of fun.

PAY-Christopher-Lee-and-his-son-christopher-aged-3-years-oldChristopher Lee knows that being a dad comes with a lot great power and great responsibility. For the past two months he has put on a Spider-Man everyday to play with his son. Three year old Christopher junior also has a matching Spider-Man suit. 
Lee says he has no fun memories of him and his father so he wanted to change that with his son.  “By me wearing this suit, I am giving him a real life action hero, and he loves it,”says Lee. 

maxresdefault“Does whatever a berry can…”

I return to the MC2 Universe to talk about the history of the Peter Parker of that universe, better known as Spider-Girl’s Father.


After some time I do another villain profile on Mac Gorgon better known as the Scorpion.

electric-spidey10I think this appeared in the old Electric Company magazine. I have very fond memories of that magazine and also the Spidey Super Stories comic. 

Podcast314picHere are the Spider-News topics we’re tackling this month. 
*Two new Avengers/ X-Men Axis Spider-Man related mini series with Hobgoblin and Carnage. 
*Stan Lee insulted by Comics Alliance writer, and the increasing disrespect about  his contributions to Marvel. 
*Karen Gillan wants to play Spider-Girl? 
*If you want to cosplay in Times Square, you may have register. A superhero registration act could actually happen. 
*You’ve heard of John Romita and his son John Romita Jr, but what about Vinny Romita. And is an E-Bay auction from Vinnie worth $17,000? 
*A 1969 Steve Ditko letter is going for $15,000. Would you buy it? 
*We also discuss copyright laws with costume characters and a recent statue that is wanting to use the Superman symbol. 


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Superhero Party 6Who wants Spider-Cake? 

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