Y’all ready for the boss battle round of Spider-Island? After getting the lowest grade yet last issue, Flash and his creative team will make one last Hail Mary pass to save the Spider-Island, domain and series alike. Are they successful?
Spider-Island #5: The Grand Finale
Writer: Christos Gage Artist: Paco Diaz Colorist: Frank D’Armata Letterer: Travis Lanham C.Artists: Humberto Ramos & Edgar Delgado Editors: Nick Lowe & Devin Lewis Editor-In-Chief: Axel Alonso
Mayday: Spider-Woman in The Long Row
Storytellers: Tom Defalco & Ron Frenz Finished Art: Sal Buscema Colorist: Andrew Crossley Letterer: Clayton Cowles Editor: Nick Lowe
It’s Amazing Spider-Man #1…again. IS THIS A BRAND NEW START FOR THE WEBCRAWLER…again? WILL THIS ISSUE TOTALLY CHANGE THE STATUS QUO…again? WILL THIS BE THE BEST SPIDER-MAN ISSUE SINCE SUPERIOR….read the review and find out.
Writer: Dan Slott Pencils: Giuseppe Camuncoli Inks: Cam Smith Colorist: Marte Gracia Cover Artist: Alex Ross Letters: VC’s Joe Caramagna Editor: Nick Lowe
The Last Time: Writer: Peter David Artist: Will Sliney Coloritst: Frank D’Armata Letters: VC’s Cory Petit
Breaking Bad: Writer: Robbie Thompson Artist: Stacey Lee Colorist: Ian Herring Letters: VC’s Travis Lanham
What To Expect: Wrtier: Dennis Hopeless Penciler and Colorist: Javier Rodriguez Inks: Alvaro Lopez Letters: VC’s Travis Lanham
Churh and (Quantum) State: Writer: Mike Costa Pencils: David Baldeon Inks: Scott Hanna Colorist: Jason Keith Letters: VC’s Joe Caramagna
The Cellar: Writer: Dan Slott and Christos Gage Artist: Paco Diaz Colorist: Israel Silva Letters: VC’s Joe CaramagnaRead the rest of this entry »
Ah, 1985 – gas was $1.09, you could go to the movies for less than $3, you couldn’t go ten minutes without hearing “We Are the World”, and Coca-Cola created the train wreck that was to be New Coke. It may best be known for being the year that Michael J. Fox began time hopping in a DeLorean, but what may come second is how great Spider-Man comics were during the time (and if it doesn’t, it should). There were three titles, all written by top notch people – Amazing was written by DeFalco, Web by Michelinie, and, my personal favorite, Peter Parker the Spectacular Spider-Man by Peter David. And of course, you can’t mention Peter David’s run on Spider-Man without immediately thinking of the Sin Eater Saga. So plop down your $2.60 (what it would have cost you to pick up all four issues) and get ready to take a twirl through one of Spidey’s greatest stories of all time and see what was going on both in the story and behind the scenes.
Amazing Spider-Man Writer Dan Slott has been compared to Michael Jordan in the recent Axel-In-Charge column over at CBR. The Axel in question is Alex Alonzo, the Editor-In-Chief of Marvel Comics. Here is the quote.
CBR:Next week is big for Marvel, with the official kick-off of the All-New, All-Different Marvel era. Let’s start with “Amazing Spider-Man” #1. With these new launches, readers are seeing a lot of familiar talent taking on characters for the first time, but of course Dan Slott has been writing Spider-Man since 2008, and has explored and evolved the character in a number of notable ways. We know a little about what he’s got planned for Peter Parker here, but what has you most excited about this latest phase of Slott’s Spidey run?
Alonso: Dan’s earned the job, over and over again. The ideas he’s bringing to Spider-Man are totally out the box and all of them hit nothing but net. I’m on record saying it took me a long time before I was sold on “Superior Spider-Man” — shows what I know! Keeping the sports analogy alive, he’s like Michael Jordan in the zone. This time around, there’s the obvious big departure that Peter Parker is now a globe-trotting captain of industry, but the thing that’s going to really hook headers is the endings of the first three issues — each of which kicks off a major story that’ll have everyone talking.
What do you think of Slott’s boss comparing him to M.J.? Is Slott one of the best writers to ever play the game of comics?
With fall around that corner, I thought it’d be a good time to spread the word on these snuggly sweaters! Welovefine.com (a popular fandom fashion site, for the uninitiated) recently hosted a contest asking for submissions of clothing designs based on our favorite Spider-Verse characters. The results are in, and now fanboys and fangirls alike can get their hands on sweaters, jackets, and more based on Spider-Man, Silk, Miles, and Spider-Gwen (“I never saw that coming!” said no one).
I’m currently working on an article that examines the success of All New Marvel’s Spider-Female push. Considering it all started with Spider-Woman #1, a Spider-Verse tie in, I figured I’d throw together a quick review of the recent Secret Wars Miniseries, inspired by Dan Slott’s 2014 event. Does going back to where it all started bring out the best for our Spider-Women, Anya Corazon and Gwen Stacy?
There was an issue with the color of the text in writing this review, so this may not be viewable on mobile. Apologies for that.
Spider-Verse: Volume Two
Writer: Mike Costa
Artists: Andre Araujo (Issue’s 1-5, main story) & Steven Sanders (Spider-Ham Back-Up, Issue 1)
Colorists: Rachelle Rosenberg & Jim Campbell (Spider-Ham Back Up)
Letterer: Joe Caramagna
Cover Artists: Nick Bradshaw (Issues 1-4) & Jim Campbell (Issues 1-4) & Andre Araujo (Issue 5) & John Ruach (Issue 5)
Marvel Studios President Kevin “Recently Free of Ike Perlmutter” Feige is talking today about Spider-Man and his role in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Feige’s remarks came while promoting the Avengers: Age of Ultron BluRay.
Via IGN, on the agreement and Spidey’s role in the MCU:
“Making that agreement … was great, and was really amazing, and on a personal level making these movies, it means a lot because I think we can do great things with Spider-Man,” Feige said. “I think Spider-Man can serve great purpose in our universe and that’s where he belongs. That was what was unique about him in the comics was not that he was the only superhero in the world; it’s that he was a totally different kind of superhero when compared against all the other ones in the Marvel universe at the time.”
“This has been a dream of ours for a long time,” Feige said. “We always had contingency plans, which we always do anyway. Are we going to be able to make another deal with this actor? If so, we’re going to do this; if not, we’re going to do this. If we get the rights to a certain character, that’s great; we’re going to do this. If not, we’re going to do this. We always sort of operate under those various alternate timelines available and ready to shift if something happens.”
Feige also noted that “the most important thing as a standalone is relaunching Spider-Man in his own standalone movie with his own storylines that fits into this universe. That is job number one for us. … The connectivity is great, but it doesn’t drive the train.”
Via Collider, Feige talks Marvel movie & TV crossovers, getting them to happen and roadblocks:
“I think that’s inevitable at some point, as we’re plotting the movies going forward and they’re doing the shows. The schedules don’t always quite match up to make that possible—it’s easier for them, they’re more nimble and faster and produce things quicker than we do, which is one of the main reasons you see the repercussions of Winter Soldier or Age of Ultron in the show. But going forward, and certainly as they do more shows and cast them with such great actors as they have—particularly in Daredevil—that may occur. But the reality of it is by the time we start doing a movie, they’d be midway through a season then by the time the movie comes out they’d be done with the second and starting the third season, so finding timing on that is not always easy.”
Collider also had the following tidbit about the Kingpin, which makes me wonder even more if we’re not going to get a Daredevil/Spidey MCU crossover at some point:
Indeed, the casting of Daredevil has been excellent, and with talents like Krysten Ritter, David Tennant, and Carrie-Anne Moss being added to the mix for Jessica Jones, it makes sense that the MCU would want to take advantage of those actors existing in the same universe. And yes, Feige confirmed that the casting would carry over to the MCU—D’Onofrio is Kingpin in both the TV shows and the movies.
If you’re in Edmonton tomorrow you can watch Spider-Man team up with six-year old Mable, a Spidey fan who has been battling acute lymphoblastic leukemia since 2013. During treatment, Mable fell in love with the Wallcrawler while reading 1960’s Spidey stories. Much like Miles Scott who became Batkid alongside Batman in January, 2014, Mable will suit-up, become Spider-Mable and help Spidey take down a villain and rescue a local celebrity from the zoo.
The best part? She has no idea any of this is about to go down. It’s all going to start with her watching the news at 7:00 am.
Six-year-old Mable has been fighting cancer for the past two years, but she’d rather be fighting crime with Spider-Man.
On Monday, if all goes according to plan, she’ll be asked to suit up and save Edmonton alongside her hero — and the public is invited to watch it all unfold.
Mable has no idea she’ll be meeting with the mayor, chasing a villain at West Edmonton Mall and rescuing a celebrity from the Edmonton Valley Zoo on Monday. But her parents, the Children’s Wish Foundation and a small army of people across the city have been carefully planning her magical day for months.
Much like five-year-old Miles Scott, whose adventures as “Batkid” captured the world’s attention in 2013, Mable will be ushered around the city all day and treated as a superhero by all.
At 7 a.m., she’ll slip on a costume, designed by her mom, and watch a newscast informing her of strange happenings in Edmonton.
Spider-Mable, who will accompanied by Spider-Man throughout the day, will meet with Mayor Don Iveson at City Hall and the police at downtown police headquarters. In the afternoon, she’ll search for a villain at World Waterpark in the West Edmonton Mall, attend “superhero training” at Galaxyland and rescue a “prominent Edmontonian” at the Edmonton Valley Zoo.
Mable’s parents aren’t worried about their daughter’s energy running out before the day is over.
“She will be going non-stop for 48 hours from the excitement of being with Spider-Man,” her mother assured the Children’s Wish Foundation. The six-year-old girl is known for being spunky, smiling and “always on the go.” The day has also been designed to include lots of breaks and snacks between stops.
Mable was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia in 2013 and is nearing the end of her treatment. Elizabeth LoPresti of the Children’s Wish Foundation said “the prognosis is very good.”
During her treatments, Mable passed the time by reading comic books. Her favourites were Spider-Man issues from the 1960s. She later told the Children’s Wish Foundation that she often imagined fighting crime, Spider-Man-style.
“We think that she’s going to be so excited,” LoPresti said Saturday.
“The joy of a wish will really shine through as she’s embraced by the city.”
Best Places to Watch Spider-Mable In Action: — Walk with her around 9:45 a.m. as she travels from the south side entrance of City Hall to police headquarters. — Watch her hunt for a villain at the West Edmonton Mall’s World Waterpark around 11:30 a.m. — Watch the rescue take place at Edmonton Valley Zoo’s outdoor plaza around 3 p.m., then join her afterwards for celebrations in the zoo’s Otter Room.
Go get ’em, Mable! I will look for video from this late tomorrow; whenever we have some I will post it here at the Crawlspace.
EDIT: The Edmonton Sun reports that the local celebrity Spider-Mable will be rescuing is Andrew Ference of the Edmonton Oilers.
“My vision of that movie was a summer annual. So you didn’t have to worry about continuity. It was just, ‘We take Peter, put him on an adventure, we put him back in his life.’ I intentionally wanted a movie that didn’t have to worry about mythology and continuity. It was important to me to make a movie that could stand on its own. So the good news is, you know, [laughs], it slots in very well to any plan anybody ever wants. We just need to let a couple years go by, I think.”
“The tricky part about all this is I love this plan. I love that you get to see Spider-Man in Marvel movies. I think that’s a great thing. I’m on board with that decision because as a fan that’s what I want. So who knows what the future holds? This is Hollywood, man, you’ve gotta play the long game.”
Marvel just sent over an e-mail with preview images of Amazing Spider-Man vol 4 # 2. What do you think?
Trouble in San Francisco – Your First Look at AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #2!
New York, NY—September 24th, 2015 — This October, Parker Industries is going global! Today, Marvel is pleased to present your first look at AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #2 – the next explosive issue from Dan Slott & Giuseppe Camuncoli! It takes a lot to be the head of a worldwide corporation: the globetrotting, the meetings, the foiling of terrorist plots. Things are getting personal, as The Zodiac have their sights set on Parker Industries and its illustrious C.E.O.! Peter Parker and his “bodyguard” – the Amazing Spider-Man – have tracked them to their hideout in San Francisco! Now, Spidey and Prowler are ready to take them head-on in their underwater fortress! Your Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man’s neighborhood just got a lot bigger. Be there when the webhead swings through San Francisco Bay this October in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #2!
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #2 (AUG150712)
Written by DAN SLOTT Art by GIUSEPPE CAMUNCOLI Cover by ALEX ROSS
This is a video game ad that probablly appeared in GamePro back in 1991. This video game was a bit odd. It had Spidey teaming up with Black Cat, Hawkeye and the Submariner? I played it a few times and a friend of mine offered to sell me the cabinet and game for $800. I passed. Here’s a walk-through of the game.
Here are the news topics we tackle in this episode of Spider-News.
*MJ and Tony Stark a couple?-George *New Gwenpool title-JR *Bagley and Romita Jr get tense-BD *Marvel Creative Committee ends-Mike *Sha Sha Returns-Zach *Spidey as a Pansexual? -Mike *Garfield on loosing Spidey-Ashley *Spidey moves into the Baxter Building-Ashley *Carnage tells man to burn down house-Zach *Itune reviews
If you missed some of the other shows, here’s some links. Podcast # 389-Renew Your Vows #3-5 Reviews and ASM 20.1 Podcast # 388-Friday Night Kraven, Vulture Fight Podcast#387-18 Spider-Satellite reviews
There are many issues of Spider-Man comics that develop the rich history of our favorite hero. We have the famous origin from Amazing Fantasy #15, the “Spider-Man No More” from Amazing Spider-Man #50, “The Night Gwen Stacy Died” in Amazing Spider-Man #121, and of course the all important Superior Spider-Man #2 (first (and only) appearance of the phrase “crazy town banana pants”), but few are as full of historical references to what is going on not only in the world around Spider-Man, but also in the world around comics themselves as Amazing Spider-Man #186.
What is it about this seemingly insignificant issue that makes it of value to the comic book historian? Well read on, my friends. This issue transcends comics and dabbles in novels, TV, and real world personalities. Best of all, it’s just plain fun to explore.
The gang tackles the following reviews in this episode. *Amazing Spider-Man: Renew Your Vows # 3 *Amazing Spider-Man: Renew Your Vows # 4 *Amazing Spider-Man: Renew Your Vows # 5 *Amazing Spider-Man # 20.1
Upcoming Spider-Man Marvel reboot director Jon Watts spoke with Empire Magazine (on stands now) about the upcoming MCU Spidey film. In the interview, Watts discussed Uncle Ben, Spidey’s age and Spider-actor Tom Holland.
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #4 & #5 DAN SLOTT (W) • GIUSEPPE CAMUNCOLI (A) Covers by ALEX ROSS • Not only has Spider-Man gone global – so have his enemies! • Someone in Africa is masquerading as a member of the GOBLIN family! • Where there’s goblins, there’s Spidey, and it’s up to everyone’s favorite wall-crawler to get to the bottom of what’s going on! 32 PGS. (each)/Rated T …$3.99 (each)
BD Commentary:It’s always good to see a Goblin back in the title. Who knows if it’s Norman, but it’d be nice. Those Alex Ross covers rock. Read the rest of this entry »
Saw this at Moviepilot, which was discussing it via HeroicHollywood. According to HeroicHollywood (which is written by a former Latino Review reporter) we have some *possible* details about how long Spidey has been a hero by the time Captain America: Civil War starts. There are potential spoilers below so if you are spoiler sensitive and need a “trigger warning,” consider this that “trigger warning” and do not click below.
We head back to 1967 for this classic fight from Amazing Spider-Man #49. Spidey isn’t at 100 % but that doesn’t stop him from taking on Kraven and Blackie Drago Vulture. Join George and Brad as they break down this classic.