Podcast296april2014picWe have a lot of Spider-News this month. Here are the topics we discuss. 
*Peter David Returns to Spider-Man 2099
*Spider-Verse Event
*Kirsten Dunst on Gender Roles
*Sinister Six Gets a Director
*Amazing Spider-Man 2 Video Game Villains
*Spidey robs a Subway
*Spidey April Fools Joke
*Baskin Robins Spidey Ice Cream
*ASM #1 Breaks Records
*Andrew Garfield talks about the size of Spidey’s package.
*Brad’s Bruce Campbell story from the St. Louis Wizard World Comic Con


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If you missed the other show in April, here is it. 

Podcast # 295-  6 Spider-Satellites and Ultimate Spider-Man Reviews

Podcast # 294-Friday Night Fight…Spiders, Cats, Owls and Octopus

Superior Foes of Spider-Man #12.

Superior Foes of Spider-Man #12.

According to both Previews and Comixology, Superior Foes of Spider-Man will see its end in August instead of July as reported a few months ago. Issue #12 is schedule to ship the second week of June reportedly, which will kick off the final story arc for the series. Superior Foes of Spider-Man is set to end with issue #15 of the series that will now ship in late August 2014.

imageMinimal movie poster, for Spider-Man, by Chungkong.

- Adam

imageAccording to The Independent while at a recent press event for the Amazing Spider-Man 2, leading man, Andrew Garfield threw himself under “a big, pink, sexist bus”.

When asked where Spider-Man got his costume, Garfield allegedly replied:

“He sewed it… It’s kind of a feminine thing to do, but he really made a very masculine costume.”

Garfield was then challenged by his co-star and girlfriend, Emma Stone, to clarify his position.

Normally this is the sort of news story I would skim over, however I thought it was an interesting counter-point to the recent Kirsten Dunst story which the gang discussed on the podcast.

- Adam

familybiz_cover-680x1024 Spider-Man Family Business OGN

Writers: Mark Waid and James Robinson

Painted Art: Gabriele Dell’Otto

Pencils: Werther Dell’Edera

Editors: Ellie Pyle, Tom Brennan, and Stephen Wacker

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Guardians Piece One“Underneath this fragile frame
Lives a battle between pride and shame
But I’ve misplaced that sense of fright
This crown of thorns is perched atop my spine”
(Neon Cathedrals- Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, this song always reminds me of Flash)

First, I’d like to thank George Berryman for letting me continue to review Agent Venom’s adventures over in Guardians of the Galaxy. 

I thought in order to hype people up for Agent Venom joining Guardians of the Galaxy later this month in GotG #14, I would do an article focusing on the journey of Flash Thompson & Venom.  From the Military to Hell to Philadelphia to Submarine Headquarters and Crowded Vans, Flash has been to plenty of places and before long, he’ll find himself on the planet that his symbiote calls home. But first, let’s start back at the beginning:

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The second annual St. Louis Wizard World Comic Con was a lot of fun. I met a lot of great cos-players who were willing to show some Crawlspace love. What do think of the pics? Discuss in the comment section.

5355430d0f7c9One of the most popular Spider-Man toys of the 1970s and 1980s were Mego figures. It seems  we’re now going to get an updated version of the figure from EMCE Toys and will be distributed through Diamond. The collectors set will be limited to 3000 pieces and cost $80. It’s expected to go on sale towards the end of the year. Will you pick it up? I sure am!

imagePeter, MJ, Gwen and Black Cat by the All-New Ultimates artist, Amilcar Pinna.


534fc4308e7a7.imageWhat is going on in this picture? Add a funny caption in the comment section. 


Podcast295April2014picIn this episode we tackle reviews of the Spider-Satellites and two episodes of the Ultimate Spider-Man cartoon. The satellites George and I review are:
*Superior Spider-Man Team Up # 11
*Superior Spider-Man Annual # 2
*Superior Foes of Spider-Man # 9 and #10
*Thunderbolts # 23
*New Warriors # 3

The cartoon episodes reviewed include:
Season 1 Episode 9 – ‘Field Trip’
Season 2 Episode 23 – ‘Second Chance Hero’


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Podcast # 294-Friday Night Fight…Spiders, Cats, Owls and Octopus

I like that the guy created a real-life webshooter. It however bugs me that he misspelled Spider-Man in his video.

web-spiderman-shirt-IMG_2451web-spiderman-shirt-IMG_2472Here’s a two for one Spider-Girl special. We’re continuing to show ladies who love Spidey. 

10014570_620326501376597_3146503495060257446_nAndrew Garfield calls this Saturday. What is going on in this picture? Add a funny caption in the comments. 

imagePresumably to celebrate the release of Deadpool Vs. Carnage, Comixology are having a sale on a number of Deadpool and Carnage back issues.

The sale includes the recent run of Carnage mini-series, such as Carnage: USA and Superior Carnage.

Before purchasing you can see what the Crawlspace reviewers thought of the titles.

Superior Carnage #1
Carnage: USA #1


imageAs a UK resident I have been able to see Amazing Spider-Man 2 a few days early and wanted to share a few thoughts with you. I will keep spoilers to a bare minimum as I don’t wish to ruin the experience for anyone. If you read no further, my parting words would be I enjoyed this movie, and encourage you to see it.

After the jump I will highlight (with only minor spoilers) why. Continue at your own risk, if like me you have already seen it please don’t mention any specific spoilers in the comments.
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Spider-Man2099VariantLeonardi-232b6Rick Leonardi, who penciled the original Spider-Man 2099 volume with Peter David, is returning to pencil a variant cover to the first issue. CBR has a sneek peek of it. What do you think? I love the image!

The Interwebs are all a’buzz today about news from overseas, where Amazing Spider-Man 2 is opening internationally. It seems that the upcoming X-Men: Days of Future Past movie has a teaser in the credits of the Spidey sequel.

Some folks immediately took this to be a sign that Fox and Sony were about to get together on a shared universe, bringing Spidey together with the X-Men Cinematic Universe – which Fox has already threatened to join up with their upcoming Fantastic Four reboot.

But IGN explains the X-Men teaser and why it’s not a reason for anyone to get excited just yet:

And now we have the reasoning behind all this, and it’s all very contract-based and mundane. According to Variety, the insertion of this scene in Spider-Man 2 happened because the film’s director Marc Webb “had an existing contract with Fox Searchlight to helm another film following 2009′s 500 (Days) of Summer. After The Amazing Spider-Man in 2012, Webb’s negotiations briefly stalled with Sony as he was caught in a tug-of-war with Fox. Eventually, Fox agreed to allow Webb to direct Sony’s Spider-Man sequel, but only if Sony would promote its X-Men film for free.” Hence the mid-credits stinger.

And there you have it. I’m surprised Spider-Man producer Avi Arad didn’t find a reporter to rant about how there’d be “nothing in it for them” by letting Spidey mix it up in a shared movie universe.

–George Berryman!

This is it Spider Fans! The conclusion to Superior Spider-Man. Goblin Nation comes to a conclusion and Peter Parker’s life is about to get very complicated very fast. I not only review the conclusion to Goblin Nation but also the series as a whole. Its been quite the ride and I give both the book and the series a good ending grade. Even though I feel there are still more questions than answers and as many holes as my hands disappearing with my green screen effects.

SuperiorSpider-Man#31--AltCover1“Wow. Your life’s about to get very complicated.”

And here we are—the very last issue of the Superior Spider-Man! Which is also the first story of Peter Parker as Spidey since his return. But the question this finale seems to pose is that, after Doctor Octopus has done…was Peter better off not coming back at all?

“Goblin Nation, Conclusion”
PLOT:Dan Slott
SCRIPT:Christos Gage
PENCILS:Giuseppe Camuncoli
INKS:John Dell and Terry Pallot
COLOR:Antonio Fabela
LETTERER:Chris Eliopoulos
EDITOR:Nick Lowe

“Actions Have Consequences”
WRITER:Christos Gage
ARTIST:Will Sliney
COLORIST:Edgar Delgado
LETTERER:Chris Eliopoulos

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PLOT: Dan Slott
SCRIPT: Christos Gage
PENCILS: Giuseppe Camuncoli
INKS: John Dell and Terry Pallot
COLOR: Antonio Fabela
LETTERER: Chris Eliopoulos
EDITOR: Nick Lowe

WRITER: Christos Gage
ARTIST: Will Sliney
COLORIST: Edgar Delgado
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Very cool story. Would you buy comics from a vending machine?

Here are six clips from the Ellen show with the cast of Amazing Spider-Man 2.

Check out the multiple suits you can wear. Looks cool!

There’s some new footage in this video. The most noticeable is about the fate of the falling Gwen Stacy. 

Getting ready for their mainstream debut in Miles Morales: The Ultimate Spider-Man. I take a look at the Human Fly Twins from the classic 1960s Spider-Man Animated series.

I take a very brief look at another alternate Spider-Man for the upcoming Spider-verse event this fall. This time with the Spider-Wolfman from Marvel Zombies vs. Ash and the Army of Darkness #5.

VENCARNThere’s a couple of Spider-Movie tidbits floating about this morning.

First up – can we expect Carnage in the upcoming Venom movie? IGN thinks so and quotes Spider-Man’s producers about it:

Last week it was strongly hinted that Carnage would make an appearance in a future Spider-Man film after The Daily Bugle tumblr ran a story about notorious serial killer Cletus Kasady (AKA Carnage) written by none other than Eddie Brock (AKA Venom).

When IGN asked co-producers Avi Arad and Matt Tolmach about the possibility of Carnage appearing in the announced Venom movie, Arad replied, “What a great idea.”

Furthermore, Tolmach said, “Exactly. The idea of Venom and Carnage… taking it into consideration. Watch out for this Venom movie. We are crazy excited.”

In other Spider-Movie news Dean DeHaan spoke with Entertainment Weekly about playing the HarryGoblin:

Making the physical transformation from Harry to Green Goblin wasn’t easy, but the process did help the actor get into the right mindset: “When you look at yourself in the mirror and you’re in the suit and full-on Goblin makeup? You feel like a badass,” says DeHaan. “I look at myself and think, ‘Hell, yeah, I’m the Green Goblin! Let’s go do this.’”

The EW article also has an interactive “Harry Map” that you can click around on to get more insight from DeHaan about playing the character.

–George Berryman!

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