ASM2014015-DC21-054e7Hop on Falcor the luck dragon because this neverending story doesn’t show any signs of stopping. Can a story really be called an Epilogue when it sets up 5 other stories one pertaining directly to the event itself. Read on to see my opinions on the end of the beginning of the end of the marvel universe.

 

“Spider-Verse Epilogue”

WRITER: Dan Slott
PENCILER: Giuseppe Camuncoli
INKERS: Cam Smith and Roberto Poggi
COLOR ARTIST: Justin Ponsor
LETTERER: Chris Eliopoulos
ASSISTANT EDITOR: Devin Lewis
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Spider-GwenSpider-Gwen_Vol_1_1The breakout Spider-Family member of 2014 is finally here with her own universe, her own rules, and her own series. So how is Gwen Stacy’s adventures in Marvel 65?

Spider-Gwen #1: Back Home

Writer: Jason Latour

Artist/Cover: Robbi Rodriguez

Colorist: Rico Renzi

Letterer: Clayton Cowles

Design: Idette Winecoor & Jessica Pizzarro

Editor: Nick Lowe & Devin Lewis

Editor-In-Chief: Axel Alonso

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AmazingSpider-Man(2014)#15--coverEnough! No more surrogates!”

To paraphrase Emerson, Lake & Palmer, Welcome back my friends to the event that never ends. Because just when you think “Spider-Verse” is over, there’s enough going on in this issue of The Amazing Spider-Man (and Marvel’s promotional material for their new Secret Wars), there’s enough to tell you that even though it says it’s over, it’s still not over.

“Spider-Verse Epilogue”

WRITER: Dan Slott
PENCILER: Giuseppe Camuncoli
INKERS: Cam Smith and Roberto Poggi
COLOR ARTIST: Justin Ponsor
LETTERER: Chris Eliopoulos
ASSISTANT EDITOR: Devin Lewis
EDITOR: Nick Lowe

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B-YceUMIUAADXmWSpider-Man co-creator Stan Lee is known for writing some of the best stories of the webhead, but he isn’t know for penciling any of them. Evidently at age 92 he’s getting out his pencil for a good cause.

Eight year old Jamel Hunter from New York City has autism and his hero is Spider-Man. His mom decided to throw him a Spidey themed birthday party. A New York Times reporter previously did a story about Jamel and Stan Lee’s next door neighbor read it and was moved. She called up Stan and asked him to sketch the boy a Spidey for his birthday and sign it. It’s a stick figure with a word balloon that says “Hi, Jamel.”
Needless to say, it was an epic birthday gift for a special boy from an amazing man.  Check out the New York Times article for more information. 

3489420Celebrating ladies who love Spider-Man and his villains. You’ll go to a dozen comic cons, but you’ll be hard pressed to find a White Rabbit cos-player. Very well done!

Marvel.com sent over this press release and preview of Gerry Conway’s return to Spider-Man. Will you be picking this up? 

SPIRAL Begins Here – Your First Look at AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #16.1!
Spider-Man Legend Gerry Conway Returns For All-New Spider-Man Story!

 

New York, NY—February 23rd, 2014— Peter Parker may be back from Spider-Verse, but his troubles are far from over! Today, Marvel is pleased to present your first look inside AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #16.1, the first chapter of SPIRAL! One of the most celebrated Spider-Man writers of all-time, Gerry Conway returns to the webhead alongside blockbuster artist Carlo Barberi for an all-new tale of crime and corruption in the dark corners of the Marvel Universe. That’s right, the man who brought you some of the most shocking and iconic Spidey stories in history returns for a new story that’s sure to be no exception!

 

The underworld is in flux ever since the Kingpin got taken out of Shadowland. That war is heating up and now that Spidey is back on the seen he’s going to do something about it! But he’s not the only one out for justice – Police Captain Yuri Watanabe is trying to curtail the madness both in her day job and as the vigilante known as THE WRAITH! But do she and Spidey play by the same rules?

 

Hammerhead, Tombstone, the Circus of Crime, Black Cat and Mr. Negative. Only one can rule the underworld. And they’ll stop at nothing to eliminate their competition. Who will be left standing when the dust settles? Find out when the epic Amazing Spider-Man: Spiral kicks off this March in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #16.1!

 

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #16.1 (JAN150781)

Written by GERRY CONWAY

Art by CARLO BARBERI
Cover by ART ADAMS

Variant Cover by SIMONE BIANCHI (JAN150782)
FOC – 02/23/15, On Sale – 3/18/15

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DeNA and Marvel Team Up for Real-time Co-op Brawler Marvel Mighty Heroes
Pre-register Today to Receive In-Game Rewards and Help Unlock a Special Hero at Launch

SAN FRANCISCO – February 23, 2015 – Today DeNA and Marvel Entertainment announced that Marvel Mighty Heroes, a real-time co-op brawler starring Super Heroes and Super Villains of the Marvel Universe, is currently in development and will be launching soon for iPhone®, iPad®, iPod touch® and Android™ phones and tablets. Marvel Mighty Heroes features real-time cooperative, action-packed gameplay with up to four players, bringing strategic Super Hero action to mobile devices. Gamers and Marvel fans can pre-register by visiting www.MarvelMightyHeroes.com to vote for Hulk or Rocket as a free special hero at launch for a limited time. Read the rest of this entry »

Podcast361picJR takes us back 13 years and looks at February 2002 for this episode of Spider-History. JR looks at the following issues:
*Amazing Spider-Man Vol 2 # 38
*Peter Parker:Spider-Man # 38
*Spider-Man: Tangled Web # 9

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Once you listen to the show please share your thoughts on this thread on our message board.  

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

Podcast # 360-Marvel/ Sony Team Up Discussion
Podcast# 359-Amazing Spider-Man # 13 review
Podcast # 358-Spider-Satellites 18 comic reviews
Podcast # 357-Message Board Questions & Answers

This is such a nice story, but the anchor totally flubs in the reading of Spider-Man.  Read the rest of this entry »

HBDAYBradToday our Spider-Jefe, Joplin’s own Brad Douglas, turns 40 years old!

Help us celebrate four decades of Douglas by dropping Brad a “Happy Birthday!” message below.

Brad – thanks for creating Crawlspace and for building a fantastic community.

We love ya, bud!

–George Berryman!

EDIT: Picture credit to Jason Grey/Foenix on Flickr.

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RacismEverywhereSorry to interrupt your regularly scheduled Spider-Carnival but I wanted to take a moment and say a word or two or a couple hundred about the colossal fustercluck unfolding on Twitter tonight. Much of which is being fueled by Amazing Spider-Man writer Dan Slott.

This isn’t commentary about whether or not Peter Parker should be/could be/needs to be/doesn’t need to be played by a black actor. No, it’s about the insane, blood-thirsty reaction to anyone who doesn’t instantly agree with the idea.

If you prefer Peter Parker be played by a white guy because that’s how he’s been portrayed since the character’s inception then hey – that’s your call and your right as a Spidey fan. No one can tell you that you’re wrong. They’ll try, but don’t let them. And that goes vice versa as well. At the end of the day it’s anyone’s opinion.

But to anyone foaming at the mouth out there, yelling anyone and everyone down over all this in the name of political correctness or ‘teh lulz’ or whatever, I’m gonna say the following once and use fancy italics to drive it home:

Spider-Fans who disagree with the idea that Peter Parker needs to be played by a non-white guy are not racist. It’s an opinion based on decades and decades of stories and thousands of comic books. They’re not the Devil, they’re not Nazis, they’re not racists and they’re not monsters who need to be run out of town with torches. They are fans with an opinion, just like you.

Let’s all take a deep freaking breath and remember that. Marvel already dealt Spider-Fandom a body blow with One More Day. Don’t let them keep dividing us even further with this. That guy or gal you’ve been calling racist until you’re blue in the face on social media because they’d prefer a white guy playing Spidey? Hey, they probably love Shang Chi or T’Challa as well. Or does that make him or her a racist, too? Ridiculous! Stop the madness, Spider-Fans.

Everyone stay frosty out there and for the love of all things Holy please stop tearing into one another over this crap. All it’s doing is feeding trolls and trust me, tonight they are pigging the Hell out.

Take care of yourselves, and each other. Heh!

–George Berryman!

Spider-GwenAnd that’s a wrap for the week long look at Spider-Gwen cosplay. 

image“Hail Hydra, Miles Morales.”

Miles has to decide what to do about Katie now that she hasn’t spoken to him since he revealed his identity to her. Could this all be leading into a sinister trap???

Writer: Brian Michael Bendis

Artist: David Marquez

Color: Justin Ponsor

Lettering: VC’s Cory Petit

Cover Art: David Marquez with Justin Ponsor

Production: Irene Y. Lee

Assistant Editor: Emily Shaw

Editor: Mark Paniccia

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unnamedMarvel. com sent over this press release advertising it’s new Secret Wars audio performance.

Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars

One of the biggest comic events in MARVEL’s history now available in GraphicAudio® A Movie In Your Mind® Audiobook Format 

New York, NY – February 18, 2015 – GraphicAudio® A Movie in Your Mind® in conjunction with Marvel brings one of the biggest comic events in MARVEL’s history, to life. With full cast recordings, outstanding sound effects and cinematic music, listeners are transported into the Marvel Universe. MARVEL SUPER HEROES SECRET WARS, based on the classic Marvel story line celebrating its 30th year anniversary in an amazing audio production, starring the Marvel heroes you know and love.

In MARVEL SUPER HEROES SECRET WARS written by Alex Irvine, the fate of the entire Marvel Universe hangs in the balance as Earth’s mightiest heroes face their greatest challenge! Summoned across the stars by the mysterious and unbelievably powerful Beyonder, the Avengers, Spider-Man, the Fantastic Four and the X-Men are set against their deadliest foes on the mysterious planet known as Battleworld – with the winner promised the ultimate prize. But as battle lines are drawn, new alliances are forged and old enemies clash, one among them is not willing to settle for anything less than godhood. Can even the heroes’ combined might prevent Dr. Doom from becoming the most powerful being in the universe?

MARVEL’S THE WATCHER Host Lorraine Cink and crew recently filmed a Behind the Scenes and Making of MARVEL SUPER HEROES SECRET WARS segment at the GraphicAudio Studios in Bethesda, Maryland for their weekly web series which will air  in February.  Lorraine and crew even got to experience recording some lines which will be included in the GraphicAudio’s final SECRET WARS production.

GraphicAudio’s Marvel audio line includes DEATH OF CAPTAIN AMERICA, SPIDER-MAN: DROWNED IN THUNDER, GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY: ROCKET RACOON & GROOT STEAL THE GALAXY!, NEW AVENGERS: BREAKOUT and ASTONISHING X-MEN: GIFTED among others. GraphicAudio recently received one of the Best Audio Dramas of 2014 accolade from AudioFile Magazine for IRON MAN: EXTREMIS. 

Available from www.GraphicAudio.net and via the FREE GraphicAudio Access™ Mobile App which allows customers to directly download titles on their Android or iOS smartphones and tablets.

c151d02d18_tumblr-nebpfwujdp1qiozwzo1-500Continuing to spotlight Spider-Gwen cosplay. 

detailCheck out this issue for all your favorite Spider-Man moments like J Jonah Jameson back in the news game, quips galore, family drama, Black Cat, genetic alterations, and… Silk Sense?

Silk #1: Back in the Game

Writer: Robbie Thompson

Artist: Stacy Lee

Colorist: Ian Herring

Cover Artist: Dave Johnson

Letterer: Travis Lanham 

Editors: Devin Lewis, Ellie Pyle & Nick Lowe

Editor-In-Chief: Axel Alonso

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image“You come to my house and wage war on me? What did you think would happen?”

Will the All-New X-Men finally make their way home from the Ultimate universe? Not if Ultimate Doctor Doom can stop them!

Writer: Brian Michael Bendis

Artist: Mahmud Asrar

Colorist: Marte Gracia

Letterer: VC’s Cory Petit

Cover Artists: Mahmud Asrar & Marte Gracia

Assistant Editor: Xander Jarowey

Editor: Mike Marts

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Who’s up for a Spider-Man drink? This blog has a Hulk and Superman drink recipe that you can make. This Spidey drink consists of :

fooddrink_spiderman250Ingredients:

1/3 ounce coconut rum

1/3 ounce peach Schnapps

1/3 ounce triple sec

1 splash grenadine

Pineapple juice

Directions: Fill a glass with ice, add equal parts rum, peach Schnapps and triple sec. Fill with pineapple juice and stir. Top with grenadine. “The Spider-Man is actually a blue color,” Pitney said. “It’s very colorful. You can garnish it with a cherry or an orange — usually a cherry to make the red and blue.”

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Come May of 2015, the Marvel Universe may end as we know it during Secret Wars…but the Spidey-Solicits continue to live on!

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #18
CHRISTOS GAGE (w) • HUMBERTO RAMOS (a/C)
VARIANT Cover by STACEY LEE
NYC VARIANT COVER BY TBA
• A huge chapter in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN history comes to a close!
• Peter’s choices as CEO of Parker Industries come home to roost!
32 PGS./Rated T …$3.99

NOTE: Dan Slott has mentioned on his Twitter this solicit is in error, as he and Gage will be co-writers for this issue.

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #18.1
GERRY CONWAY (w) • CARLO BARBERI (a)
COVER BY YASMINE PUTRI
VARIANT COVER BY Greg Land • SPIRAL continues!
• The gang war continues to rock New York City as Spidey and the Wraith do their level best to keep it contained.
• But Wraith and Spidey’s methodologies don’t always gel.
• And Spidey’s methodology makes him a nail for Hammerhead to smash.
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

SPIDER-VERSE #1
MIKE COSTA (w) • ANDRE ARUAJO (a)
Cover by NICK BRADSHAW
Variant cover by ROBBI RODRIGUEZ
• Spinning out of the SPIDER-VERSE event, a team of Spiders finds themselves face-to-face with Battleworld! Starring SPIDER-GWEN, SPIDER-MAN NOIR, SPIDER-MAN: INDIA, MAYDAY PARKER, SPIDER-UK and SPIDER-HAM!
40 PGS./Rated T …$4.99

NOTE: Apparently, the official solicit for this issue is wrong.  According to Spider-Verse writer, Mike Costa, it’s Anya Corazon, not Mayday Parker, who will be the Spider-Girl on the team.

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10984062_858216980901029_6038742338266902562_nI got a bit behind for the Spider-Gwen week last week. I’ll run a few this week to make up. This one is spot on!

spider-woman-4-coverA new lifestyle change looms over the Jessica Drews of the multiverse as the series leaves behind its Spider-Verse roots. Is it any good?

Spider-Woman #4: Outlier

Writer: Dennis Hopeless

Artist: Greg Land w/ Scott Forbes (recap)

Inker: Jay Leisten

Colorist: Frank D’Armata

Letterer: Travis Lanham

Cover Artists: Greg Land & Frank D’Armata

Editors: Charles Beacham & Nick Lowe

Editor-In-Chief: Axel Alonso

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BraceYourselfSpideyMarvelWith the Sony/Marvel news of last week will come the inevitable video mashups mixing existing Spider-Man & Marvel film footage.

Some will be good; some will be bad.

I won’t lie to you, people. It’s gonna get rough out there. But if we band together we can enjoy the good and weather the bad.

Here’s an Avengers & Spidey mashup for the Battle of New York from Screen Crush. Is it great? Is it lacking?

YOU DECIDE!

–George Berryman!

SpiderManLegends-wave1-Spider-Man SpiderManLegends-Wave2-Scarlet-SpiderZach here. I almost made this post tagged:

Hasbro gives you so many more action figures, you’ll go broke buying them all!

So this weekend is the annual NYC Toyfair. Yesterday Hasbro did it’s Marvel Panel and for you legends collectors, I’ll ssay this: Damn. Not only do you get to have the shot of getting nearly all your favorite Avengers in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, you get to collect your favorite Comic versions (Like Ant-Man and Wasp!) Intermixed in! One of the great things that has been done with Legends is interspersing the movies and comics into the waves.
Of course, I’ll be talking more about the Spider-Man Legends that were revealed, but I’d be remiss to not talk the other lines since there are fans of those things too. We will have all the images at the gallery below, but here we go: First up.. Spider-Man. NOTE: The Official images of the upcoming Spider-Man Wave 1 have been released. I’ll provide those as well. Although, we’ve seen leaked images for weeks, it’s still nice to see them in full color.

From Marvelous News  (The Images are from here)
Today’s ToyFare Convention in NYC, Spider-Man Legends Infinite Series Wave 2 will consist of:

Ben Reilly Scarlet Spider
J. Jonah Jamerson
Kraven The Hunter
Misty Knight (A figure that will excite Berryman)
White Tiger
Superior Venom
Ghost Rider.
The Build a Figure is Comic Rhino. He’s big. (But not the Hulk Buster Big. That thing is huge.)

(after the jump, what’s exciting images. Lots. of. Images.
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ASMAG1“Patient Zero for encroaching Origin Fatigue…”

Entertainment Weekly has posted a requiem of sorts for the Amazing Spider-Man reboot. Some highlights:

Long live Spider-Man; Spider-Man is dead! For this news almost certainly sounds the Sad Funeral Trombone for The Amazing Spider-Man, a preboot saga that Sony had once envisioned as a megafranchise to rival the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Amazing Spider-Man was supposed to produce spinoffs, sequels; there was a time when Sony boldly announced Amazing Spider-Man 3 and 4 before 2 had even arrived in theaters. But last year’s Amazing Spider-Man 2 underperformed significantly at the box office, proving decisively that people maybe only needed two movies where Spider-Man fights some kind of Green-ish Goblin-type.

We hit upon this in the most recent podcast, covering the Marvel/Sony news. And on this EW is quite correct. Sony played with the Goblin toy until they broke him so hard even glue couldn’t put him back together. Unfortunately, the same can probably said of Electro after the horrific job done with Electro in the Amazing Spider-Man 2. With the savage hatchet job done on these two characters we may not see them more accurately portrayed – ever. At least the first Raimi film gave us a great Norman, even if the Green Goblin costume was laughable.

More from EW:

There are already some reports that Amazing star Andrew Garfield is definitely out as Spider-Man. Sony did not immediately respond to EW’s request for comment, but even if Garfield does keep the job, it’s a fair bet that Spider-Man’s future will pretty much ignore the tone and plot of the Amazing sub-franchise. Best-case-scenario, Sony and Marvel decides to just skip a decade of Peter Parker’s life and let the 31-year-old Garfield act his age. Most likely scenario, Marvel Studios pays about as much attention to The Amazing Spider-Man as it does to any movie with the word “Hulk” in the title.

I disagree strongly with that last part. Not to take anything away from the Hulk but Spider-Man is far more powerful in terms of popularity and especially when speaking of that sweet, cold hard licensing cash.

Continued below the fold…

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action figure1Hello Crawlspacers.
It’s been a while since I’ve done a review. I asked BD about doing action figure reviews, and while I’m quite busy lately (Have you seen Spidey-Dude.com lately? I’m trying to out-Bailey Mike Bailey!) I’ve also been lax on posting Clone memories. Between work, life, and George leaving burning hoodies every time I posted a memory, I felt it best for my house and home to not have it catch…on fire from the flames. Nevertheless, I’m presenting to you a new feature here at the old Crawl-Space where we will be reviewing one of the recent line of Marvel Legends Spider-Man Figures. Couple of things I do want to point out however:
1) This is infrequent, not a weekly look back or anything, just when I can get the time to squeeze in some pictures and this review hammered out.
2) I will not be posting any reviews of two of the three chase figures unless I come upon them. (If you’re wondering, Boomerang, Toxin (The Not-as-cool-as-the-original version) and Spider-Girl (The NOT Mayday) were the variants and I was only able to get Boomerang and Spider-Girl. I had the chance to grab all three but I didn’t have the cash on me at the time. If I find them loose on eBay I’ll try to snag them but for now, I’ll just stick to the ones I have. More after the jump Read the rest of this entry »

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