Spider-Woman#5--CoverFor those who looked at the Spider-Solicitations for March of 2015, you might have noticed that even though there was a solicit for Spider-Woman #5, there wasn’t a corresponding cover accompanying the issue. Turns out there was a reason for this, as Marvel was holding back the release of the cover in order to make an announcement.  Because it turns out this coming March, Spider-Woman, aka Jessica Drew, will be getting a new “contemporary” costume.  As reported in USA Today:

After nearly 40 years of the same red-and-yellow curve-hugging tights, Marvel Comics superheroine Jessica Drew is getting a modern makeover. A new costume designed by artist Kris Anka can be seen beginning today when Spider-Woman debuts as a playable character in the Spider-Man Unlimited mobile game, and the fresh threads will be seen on comic-book pages in March when the character begins a new direction in her life in the recently launched Spider-Woman solo series.

“As much as I’m a fan of spandex and it has its time and place, I felt Jess as a character could move away from that for a good long while,” says Spider-Woman editor Nick Lowe.

And series writer Dennis Hopeless hopes both changes cement her as one of Marvel’s A-list personalities. “You’ve seen her as a superspy and Avenger and soldier. Now let’s see this person as an old-school hero.”

Apparently, plans for updating Jessica Drew’s look were underway ever since Nick Lowe became the Spider-Man group editor in February, as he “[didn’t] love the classic one,” and was in development before the controversy surrounding Milo Manara’s variant cover for Spider-Woman #1 ignited last August. It’s also, according to writer Dennis Hopeless, a design which will be more in keeping his planned “real world” and “street-level” approach to the character post “Spider-Verse.” 

So what’s your thoughts on Jessica’s new duds? Is it a much needed improvement? Something which should have been left well enough alone? Or perhaps a little too coincidental in light of Cameron Stewart and Babs Tarr’s redesign for DC Comics’ Batgirl which debuted earlier this year? The full design sketches for the new outfit can be seen in the sourced links below.

Sources: USA Today and Newsarama


luis-and-suit_UploadNow this is some great cos-play! Caption this picture, what is Spidey thinking? 

Podcast347picThe Spider-panel tackles two issues on this podcast. We review:
*Amazing Spider-Man # 9
*Amazing Spider-Man # 10
*These are the first two parts of Spider-Verse.
*We have a new female panelist on the show. What does Ashley think of Silk? 
*What is plot armor? 


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Once you listen to the show please share your thoughts on this thread on our message board.  You can also see pictures of the gifts that we picked out for each other. 

If you missed the other December shows, here they are.

Podcast # 346-2014 Crawlspace Christmas episode
Podcast # 345- December Spider-News

Podcast # 344-Spider-History December 1985

This March, 2015, it’s the return of the legendary Gerry Conway to the pages of The Amazing Spider-Man…and the return of the spider-solicts!

• Spider-Verse is over, but that doesn’t mean Peter Parker is safe.
• Someone (or something) has invaded Parker Industries and is targeting its staff!
• But how? Parker Industries’ security can keep out any living thing?!
32 PGS./Rated T …$3.99

SPIRAL begins here!
• The underworld is in a constant flux and has been since the Kingpin got taken out at SHADOWLAND. That war is heating up and Spidey’s going to do something about it.
• But he’s not the only one– Police Captain Yuri Watanabe is trying to curtail the madness both in her day job as a police office and as the vigilante THE WRAITH!
• Do she and Spidey play by the same rules?
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

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Foes17-1“This is the happiest day of my life!”

‘Goodbye, Farewell and Good Riddance’

WRITER Nick Spencer
ART Steve Lieber & Rich Ellis
COLOR Rachelle Rosenberg
LETTERER VC’s Clayton Cowles
EDITOR Lauren Sankovitch

Here we are at the end of the ride. Questions are answered, dreams are made and broken, guest stars pop in and we say goodbye to one of the best Spider-related titles of the last several years.

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unnamedMarvel.com sent over this press release about Gerry Conway’s return to Spider-Man. 

Who Will Rule New York City’s Underworld? Find Out in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN: SPIRAL!


This March, experience a Spider-Man story like you’ve never seen before as Peter Parker takes on the criminal underworld in Amazing Spider-Man: Spiral, a brand new 5-issue series beginning in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #16.1! Legendary Spidey writer Gerry Conway returns to the webhead along with blockbuster artist Carlo Barberi for an all-new tale of crime, corruption, and the dark corners of the Marvel Universe that will alter the landscape of the criminal underworld! Read the rest of this entry »

Spiderman_Combo_PackWould this make your car cooler? Ladies, would you be impressed with a guy that had these in his car?

“All right Spider-Men. . . Action’s our reward. What do you say we go save the Multi-Verse?”

Wallopin’ Websnappers! It’s the return of Spider-Man ’67! What do comics’ and TV’s current Ultimate Spider-Men want with the throwback hero? Watch as television’s oldest and newest Spider-Men team-up, with Miles Morales stuck in the middle! . . . Oh, and Gerry Conway writes Spider-Gwen. No big deal.

Spider-Verse Team-Up #2 CoverWRITERS: (I)Christos Gage & (II)Gerry Conway

PENCILLERS: (I)Dave Williams & (II)Steven Sanders

INKERS: (I)Dexter Vines & (II)Steven Sanders

COLORISTS: (I)Chris Sotomayer & (II) Andrew Crossley

LETTERING: VC’s Clayton Cowles

COVER by Dave Williams & Andrew Crossley


EDITOR: Nick Lowe

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SonyAmazingSpider-ManAs we mentioned here on the Spider-Man Crawlspace, a multitude of Sony’s emails were hacked and released to the public, much to the embarrassment of the studio, and has the Co-Chairman of Sony Pictures Entertainment Group, Amy Pascal, in serious hot water due to some comments she exchanged with producer Scott Rosin, among them being what movies staring African-American leads President Barack Obama might like, and calling actor-director Angelina Jolie a “spoiled brat.”  Among the leaks were discussions on the future of Spider-Man as a viable film franchise, including a possible deal with Marvel Studios in which the wall-crawler would appear in a cameo in Captain America: Civil War (2016).

Well, over the last couple of days, as various news outlets have perused through pages and pages of emails, additional details regarding Sony’s proposed plans for Spider-Man’s future as a franchise have come to light:

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AmazingSpider-ManAnnual(2014)#1--coverWoman: “Don’t you have something more important to do?”
Spider-Man: “Nope.”

So another year is about to end, and thus we have an All-New Marvel NOW! Amazing Spider-Man Annual #1 for the All-New Marvel NOW! Amazing Spider-Man relaunch. And interestingly enough, it has no connection whatsoever to do with the multi-part, multi-wide, multi-platform event known as “Spider-Verse.” Which, depending on your perspective, might be a much-needed breather. Or not.

“I Can’t Help Myself”
WRITER: Sean Ryan
ARTIST: Brandon Peterson
COLOR ARTIST: Antonio Fabela

“The A-May-Zing Spider-Aunt”
ART & STORY: Cale Atkinson

“The Quiet Room”
WRITER: Jai Nitz
ARTIST: Ron Salas

LETTERER: Travis Lanham
EDITOR: Nick Lowe

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podcast346Merry Christmas everyone! In this episode the Spider-panel exchanges virtual spider-gifts. Who knew there were so many off the wall gifts to get? Join Brad, JR, George, Mike and Ashley. You’ll never guess some of the things they gave each other with a spider on it.  This is a very fun episode. 



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Once you listen to the show please share your thoughts on this thread on our message board.  You can also see pictures of the gifts that we picked out for each other. 

If you missed the other December show here they are.
Podcast # 345- December Spider-News

Podcast # 344-Spider-History December 1985

First it was the Marvel Legends Flash Venom figure, now it’s several Spidey related Pop Figures. It seems Walgreens is the place to get medication and Spider-Toys. Starting in January you can pick up these three exclusive figures. These Pop figures are very popular and all over the conventions. These look very cool. 

AmazingSpider-Man(2014)#11--variantcover“If that leaves a permanent mark on my face, I don’t care.”

In this corner, weighing in at 165 lbs, we have Peter Parker, the Amazing Spider-Man! And in the other corner, also weighing in at 165 lbs, we have Otto Octavious, formerly known as Doctor Octopus and now the Superior Spider-Man! It’s the rematch you demanded to see, so let’s get ready to rumble! Oh yeah, there’s bunch of other stuff that happens, too. A lot more than the main bout, actually.

WRITER: Dan Slott
PENCILER: Olivier Copiel
INKERS: Grawbadger, Copiel, Livesay, Olazaba, and Morales
COLORS: Justin Ponsor
LETTERS: Elliopolus w/ Lanham
EDITOR: Nick Lowe

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ASM2014011-DC11-efcbaMore spiders than you can shake a stick at, witty banter, tie-ins, thrills, chills, and the REVEAL OF THE SCION…all this and more in this issue of THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN. 

“Spider-Verse Part Three: Higher Ground”
WRITER: Dan Slott
PENCILS: Oliver Coipel
COLORS: Justin Ponsor
INKS: Grawbadger, Livesay, and Olazaba
LETTERS: Chris Eliopoulos, and Lanham

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podcast345picWe tackle the latest in Spider-News in this episode. Here are our talking points. 
*We welcome Ashley to the show. She’s the newest member of the Spider-Panel. 
*Itune reviews
*Ultimate Spider-Man Cartoon ending? 
*Everything ends with Secret Wars? 
*$90 for a Black Suited Secret Wars Spider-Man figure
*Scientific Spider-gloves
*Spidey has the most licensing profits of any superhero
*Sony hacked and discuss Spider-Movies
*Aunt May movie?
*Ditko Newwwwwwwwwws


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If you missed the other December show here it is. 
Podcast # 344-Spider-History December 1985


civilwarThe Wall Street Journal has been going through the thousands of pages of e-mails from the hacked Sony computers. They found that Marvel has been discussing with Sony ways to use Spidey in their cinematic universe. Here are some highlights of the e-mails. 
*Marvel wanted to include Spider-Man in the upcoming Captain America: Civil War film.
*Marvel would produce a trilogy of Spider-Man films. Sony would have “creative control, marketing and distribution.”

*A Spidey Summit is planned in January to discuss Sony’s future with the character
*An animated Spidey comedy is one of the ideas on the table. It would  be produced by Chris Miller and Phil Lord who produced “22 Jump Street” and “The Lego Movie.”
*There is also talk of movies to focus on Venom, the Sinister Six and a Spider-female movie. 
*Director Sam Raimi has been discussed as returning to director or produce the next Spider-film. 

What do you think of these ideas? 

Who needs a Spidey toilet paper cover? 81bbb85b6864d3bb2677b917ebf25d6b

podcast344picJR takes us back nearly 30 years to December 1985 for this months Spider-History. We check in with Crusher Hogan who hasn’t been seen since Amazing Fantasy  #15.
JR looks back at: 

*Amazing Spider-Man # 271
*Spectacular Spider-Man #109
*Web of Spider-Man # 9


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As some our UK Crawlspace readers can attest to, Brits have a passion for what they call football and what we Yanks call soccer.  They also have an equal amount of passion for Spider-Man just as we do here in the States. So what would happen if someone who was both a soccer and a Spider-Man fan decided to combine the two?

Well, one teenager decided to find out by doing a pitch invasion during the December 3, 2014 Manchester City v. Sunderland match dressed as Spidey.

As you can imagine, the result of this stunt went about as well as you’d expect:

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show-Costume-mascot-font-b-hero-b-font-font-b-clothes-b-font-spiderman-FUR22-wholesaleWhat in the world is going on in this picture? 

The folks at Thwip Studios have released another awesome Spider-Man motion comic. I’m a little biased, but this one is my favorite. My daughter and wife are voice actors in this one and I play an annoying neighborhood watch man. Thwip Studios adapted Amazing Spider-Man #267 which is a personal favorite of mine and it’s written by Peter David. Check it out below. 

The-Amazing-Spider-Man-155-page-26-panel-2I messed up! I forgot to post a thread on our message board to ask the gang a question on our December show. I just posted it but we’re recording it on Friday at 9pm central. So there’s not much time to get your question in. So please get those question in ASAP. 
Keep it short, concise, original and unique.
I’m also introducing our newest panelist Ashley. So feel free to direct some questions to her and the rest of the panel.

The panel consists of:
Mike aka Stillanerd

635530408010187327-Aaron-PuThis story will really get to your webbed heart. Aaron Purmort from Minneapolis was a Spider-Man fan and before he died he wrote a Spidey themed obituary. Here it is from the Startribune.com

Purmort, Aaron Joseph age 35, died peacefully at home on November 25 after complications from a radioactive spider bite that led to years of crime-fighting and a years long battle with a nefarious criminal named Cancer, who has plagued our society for far too long. Civilians will recognize him best as Spider-Man, and thank him for his many years of service protecting our city. His family knew him only as a kind and mild-mannered Art Director, a designer of websites and t-shirts, and concert posters who always had the right cardigan and the right thing to say (even if it was wildly inappropriate). Aaron was known for his long, entertaining stories, which he loved to repeat often. In high school, he was in the band The Asparagus Children, which reached critical acclaim in the northern suburbs. As an adult, he graduated from the College of Visual Arts (which also died an untimely death recently) and worked in several agencies around Minneapolis, settling in as an Interactive Associate Creative Director at Colle + McVoy. Aaron was a comic book aficionado, a pop-culture encyclopedia and always the most fun person at any party. He is survived by his parents Bill and Kim Kuhlmeyer, father Mark Purmort (Patricia, Autumn, Aly), sisters Erika and Nicole, first wife Gwen Stefani, current wife Nora and their son Ralph, who will grow up to avenge his father’s untimely death. A service will be held on December 3, 2014 at Shelter Studios, 721 Harding St. NE, Mpls 55413 at 6 pm.

Published on November 30, 2014


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imagePoor Superman.

SCARSPIDERS2014001-DC11-LR-894d6“Actually, we’re clones of spiders. Clones, just like your bosses. And we want to know where they grow their clone bodies.”

Three clones of Peter Parker from across the Spider-Verse-Ben Reilly, Kaine, and Jessica Drew-team up to track down the source of the Inheritors’ clones. Can these copies hope to survive their mission to the Inheritors’ dimension?

Writer: Mike Costa

Artist: Paco Diaz

Color Artist: Israel Silva

Letterer: VC’s Travis Lanham

Cover Artist: David Nakayama

Variant Cover Artists: Bagley/Hanna/Hollowell

Production Designer: Idette Winecoor

Editor: Devin Lewis

Senior Editor: Nick Lowe

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14544511374_c2595e57b9_cSo what is going on in this picture? 

Collectors 11-30-14 See more comic strips at www.CollectorsComic.com


“In the end, it was just the New Warriors. . . and we weren’t enough.”

Final Issue! The Kaine Krusaders versus the Eternals for the fate of all of Earth’s super-humans! How could such a set-up possibly disappoint you? Well, READ ON True Believers!

New Warriors #12 CoverWRITERS: Christopher Yost and Erik Burnham

ARTIST: Marcus To

COLOR ARTIST: Ruth Redmond

LETTERING: VC’s Joe Caramagna

COVER by Takeshi Miyazawa & Ruth Redmond

EDITOR: Devin Lewis



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