asm11cover“This is why I work alone.”

Scorpio Rising Part 3: Signs from Above

O.K., intrepid readers!  Scorpio has a magic key and he’s not afraid to use it.  Living Brain/Ock has a crush on Anna Maria and he’s not going to be able to hold it back much longer.  We are wrapping up this story arc, folks, and as Scorpio said, he’s seen the future, and Spidey’s not in it.  So, hit the read more with care, as this may very well be Spider-Man’s last adventure!

 

Plus – is there love in Spider-Man’s future?  Of course not!  Didn’t you pay attention – Scorpio has already told us Spidey’s not in!  You really need to read more carefully, you know!  Now let’s quite this dilly-dallying and get on with it.

 

 

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Isn’t It Bromantic? Part 4

 

“I got blown in half last week. I survived. He just made it through school with a dead Uncle. Woop.” – Wade Wilson on subject of Peter Parker (2016)

 

Written by Joe Kelly

 

Art by Ed Mc Guinness

 

Inker Mark Morales

 

Colour Jason Keith

 

 

So things are running a little late, (both from publisher and my review) but here we are, The double date issue! It’s a cliché of sitcoms but a lost art in comics. Add in a major guest star with Thor I think we are in for a fun night …

 

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moviearm“You have a metal arm? That is awesome dude!” Spidey takes out the Falcon with one kick and quips with the Winter Solider. It’s not a big line, but it’s a fun one.  I can’t wait for this movie!
 

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cumberstrangeThis is a piece about One More Day, but it’s not about the usual controversy. It’s not about anything to do with Mephisto, not does it have anything to do with breaking up Peter and MJ. It’s about something that happened in the second issue on the storyline—an instance of time travel with Doctor Strange—that has interesting ramifications for several of the key storylines in J. Michael Straczynski’s Spider-Man run.

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“Hey guys. Is that strand of the Web on fire?”

After fending off the horrors of the Battery, the Warriors must now face a horde of angry Venoms. Maybe they discovered how they were treated in  Spider-Man 3 and are out for revenge! Let’s find out, in Web Warriors #6…

Writer: Mike Costa

Art: David Baldeon

Inkers: Walden Wong & Roberto Poggi

Colorist: Jason Keith

Letterer: VC’s Joe Caramagna

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“If I can walk away from that, I can walk away from everything.”Amazing_Spider-Man_Vol_4_10_Civil_War_Variant

Time to review some Iron- I mean Spider-Man… whew. Close one.

Amazing Spider-Man (2015) #10

“Scorpio Rising, Pt. 2: “Power Play”

Writer: Dan Slott

Pencils: Gieussepe Camuncoli

Inks: Cam Smith

Colors: Marte Garcia

Editors: Nick Lowe and Devin Lewis

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detailThe individual parts of “Spider-Women” read like one story, so here’s a link to reviews for part one and part two.

“Two kids of people have secret elevators. Pop Stars and Super Villains… Please be a Pop Star.”

Spider-Woman Part 3

Writer: Robbie Thompson

Artist: Tana Ford

Colorist: Ian Herring

Letterer: Travis Lanham

Cover Artist: Yasmine Putri

Editors: Devin Lewis & Kathleen Wisbeski

Executive Editor: Nick Lowe

Editor-In-Chief: Axel Alonso

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podcast418picJr takes us back 30 years in Spider-History and takes a look at what books came out in April of 1986. JR reviews:
*Amazing Spider-Man # 275
*Spectacular Spider-Man #113
*Web of Spider-Man # 13

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Podcast#417-April Friday Night Scorpion Fight
Podcast # 416-March Spider-History with JR March 2006

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tumblr_m96d97JGYb1r350vwo1_400It’s official, Iron Man will be in the new Spider-Man:Homecoming movie. Variety is reporting that Robert Downey Jr has just signed a deal to co-star in the movie with actor Tom Holland. What are your thoughts? 

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image“I’d give ANYTHING to regain the people I’ve lost. In ANY universe.”

Marooned on Earth-65, the Spider-Women split up as they go after their own objectives. Oh, and the Bodega Bandit is back in business.

WRITER: Jason Latour

ARTIST: Bengal

COLOR ARTIST: Rico Renzi

LETTERER: Clayton Cowles

RECAP PAGE ART: Stacey Lee

RECAP PAGE DESIGN: Idette Winecoor

COVER ARTIST: Yasmine Putri

VARIANT COVER ARTISTS: Robbi Rodriguez, J. Scott Campbell and Nei Ruffino, John Tyler Christopher

ASSISTANT EDITORS: Devin Lewis and Kathleen Wisneski

EDITOR: Nick Lowe

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Classic-spider-man

The recent Batman v Superman movie gets a divided reaction.  Some people loved the action and the dark and gritty Batman.  Others felt that it wasn’t the characters that they grew up with.

Spider-Man fans are no different. Often, when talking about a particular comic book that was disliked, we hear, “That’s not how Spider-Man acts,” or “That’s not my Spider-Man.”  But with a character that has existed over several decades, you start to notice that there are several interpretations of the character.  These interpretations are given to us most by writers who have had a considerable run on a Spider-Man title.

When you listen to the podcast *and if you don’t, get to it!), you will hear BD or one of the panelists talk about Peter David’s run on Spider-Man or Howard Mackie’s run or David Michelinie’s run or somebody else.  If you are a completist, then you are probably familiar with what they are talking about.  However, you may not be able to pull up images in your head for all of these references.  If you grew up in the 90s, you may be less familiar with Wolfman’s run or O’Neil’s run.   Are you familiar with Kavenaugh’s run?  How about DeZago’s?  On top of that, several of these writers had several runs on different titles – and often would write differently as they aged.

So what’s a fanboy (or fangirl – not trying to be sexist here) to do?  Well, no fear true believers!  Compiled below is a list of Spider-Man writers and notable events in their run on the hero.

Already a Marvel zombie?  Fill us in on what you feel was left off the list, or not emphasized enough.  I envision this as being a fluid resource that we will add to as readers contribute.

 

‘Nuff said (actually, ‘nuff is not said – you have to click READ MORE)!

 

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FullSizeRender 4The All-New, All-Different Avengers find themselves in Pleasant Hill with their bodies altered and with a whole set of Super Villains ready to take them apart. But don’t worry, Miles and Deadpool have a plan

WRITER: Mark Waid

ARTIST: Adam Kubert

COLOR ARTIST: Sonia Oback with Dono Sanchez Almara

LETTERER: VC’s Cory Petit

COVER ARTIST: Alex Ross

VARIANT COVER ARTIST: Evan “Doc” Shaner

EDITOR: Axel Alonso

STORY: I basically gave the story away from the brief overview, that’s the story folks. The All-New, All-Different Avengers are dropped right in the middle of the aftermath of Uncanny Avengers #8, where Rogue used her powers to wake up her teammates. In doing so, she spread out to the other teams like the ANAD team just in time for an onslaught of super villains to attack them. Miles Morales is the only key to getting them out of trouble since his spider sense was not altered by Kobik (The living Cosmic Cube). Poor Miles is basically used as a compass while the various Avengers try get through to Kobik to help them and it’s Deadpool who ends up saving the day. After all, he’s the “new” Wolverine at Marvel these days, but it’s very effective in how Deadpool turns all of this around, much to Miles’s disagreement.
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image“Stay off the drugs!”

Miles squares off against his grandma as the Black Cat starts to conspire against him by forming an alliance with Hammerhead!

WRITER: Brian Michael Bendis

ARTIST: Sara Pichelli

INKING ASSIST: Gaetano Carlucci

COLORS: Justin Ponsor

LETTERING: VC’s Cory Petit

COVER ART: Sara Pichelli and Justin Ponsor

VARIANT COVER ARTISTS: Joyce Chin and Pascal Campion

TITLE PAGE DESIGN: Idette Winecoor

ASSISTANT EDITOR: Devin Lewis

EDITOR: Nick Lowe

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podcast417picThis Friday Night Fight involves a Scorpion and a wedding  of a long time supporting cast member. Who will win in the end?  George takes us through this amazing fight brought you by Tom DeFalco and Ron Frenz. In this fight we’re looking at Amazing Spider-Man Annual #18 from 1984. 

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Podcast # 416-March Spider-History with JR March 2006

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KeatonWings1He’s been a Batman. He’s been a Birdman. And now he may don wings once more and take to the skies fighting Spider-Man.

According to Variety, Michael Keaton is in “early talks” to play the villain in the upcoming third Spider-Man reboot – featuring the first MCU Spidey, played by Tom Holland. From Variety:

Sources tell Variety that Keaton is in early talks to play a villain in the Marvel and Sony co-production “Spider-Man: Homecoming,” starring Tom Holland as the latest Spidey.

Marvel and Sony had no comment on the casting.

For Keaton, it also marks a switch from DC Comics to Marvel. The Oscar nominee famously played the Caped Crusader in Tim Burton’s “Batman” in 1989, causing his career to skyrocket.

The villain Keaton is being eyed to play is also being kept under wraps.

The villain is heavily rumored to be the Vulture, Adrian Toomes. But none of that is confirmed yet. Still, Vulture would be the obvious choice for Sony since previous Spider-films have come close to using Toomes at one point or another.

–George Berryman!

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asm10-coverAmazing Spider-Man 10: Scorpio Rising Part 2 – Power Play

“Cause even if you strip all that other stuff away…I’m still Spider-Man!”

O.K., last issue, Spidey didn’t just jump the shark, he jumped off a satellite and landed safely in Paris.  How in the world does anyone top that for big over-the-top moves?  Plus, he ended last comic with Scorpio standing over him saying he’s seen the future and he knows Spider-Man will die today.  Spidey is beaten and battered from his fall, is out of web fluid (original recipe), and is staring down the barrel of the zodiac key. 

Folks, it appears that this is going to be a short issue.

Last issue got a B- from me and a B from Negative Neil (O.K., that’s not his nickname, but I like the alliteration and it sounds like a Stan Lee-y kind of thing to say).  Are we both crazy?  Will the wackiness continue?  Well, you’ll just have to press that Read More link to find out.

So what are you waiting for?

 

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“It’s a boat, Jujubee. Where you gonna run?”

A tale of mystery and murder on the high seas, as we take a look at the first chapter of Carnage’s sophomore arc, “Sea Devil.”

Carnage (2015) #6 CoverWRITER: Gerry Conway

ARTIST: Mike Perkins

COLOR ARTIST: Andy Troy

LETTERER: VC’s Joe Sabino

COVER by Alexander Lozano

ASSISTANT EDITOR: Devin Lewis

EDITOR: Nick Lowe

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SMHC1That’s the official title of the Marvel produced Sony Spider-Man reboot featuring the MCU Spider-Man, Tom Holland.

Originally, Ashley brought this to our attention on the Facebook Crawlspace Admin page – but we kinda poo-poo’d it, thinking it didn’t pass the smell test and seemed like clickbait. But sure enough, she was right. Or rather the article she linked was right. Then early this morning our reviewer Mohammed/Animehunter posted it on the Crawlspace Reviewers’ Page, linking to an article at WhateverASpiderCan.com by the great Mike McNulty (aka Spectacular Mike, aka Stillanerd, aka Tommy Hot-Pants Jr., aka Jack La Ventura), formerly a reviewer for this site and he who mankind calls ‘Spectacular Mike’ on the podcast each month. From Spectacular Mike:

As reported by The Wrap and Variety, Sony Pictures Chairman, Tom Rothman, and actor Tom Holland, who will play Peter Parker/Spider-Man in Captain America: Civil War and in the reboot, officially unveiled the title during this year’s CinemaCon in Las Vegas. As for why they chose Spider-Man: Homecoming, Rothman explained it as thus: “It’s obviously a high school reference and shows Peter Parker’s enduring conflict — saving the world and getting your homework done.”

Mike has more info over at WhateverASpiderCan.com, including possible details about the new villain. *cough*Vulture*cough*

So thanks to Mike, Ashley, Mohammed, The Wrap, Variety and a lot of other websites.

–George “Lamenting The Clickbait That Wasn’t!” Berryman!

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CfXYqcwXEAAqbD_Ta-Nehisi Coates is  a reporter and commentator who complained about how Bernie Sanders wasn’t radical enough. He has written about his efforts learning French, and how France is so wonderful compared to the United States. The mainstream media loved his essay “The Case For Reparations” and his memoir BETWEEN THE WORLD AND ME about the effects of racism, although it is worth noting that the one example of a white person doing something bad to him personally is a white woman who shoved his son. Last week’s first issue of his BLACK PANTHER run isn’t just his first comic book work; It was his first published work of fiction.

Let’s see if I can make George Berryman like him.

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Invincible Iron Man Vol 2 8

Tell Mister Stark I decline the job offer – Mary Jane    May I ask– – F.R.I.D.A.Y    No  – Mary Jane
Cool. My spider glows for no apparent reason. Tell her I said hi.
– Spider-Man (Me: Sigh)

THE WAR MACHINES” PART 3!

• Spider-Man, War Machine and Iron Man team up to stop a brand new threat to the Marvel Universe… like only they can. All this plus more hints to next summer’s insane Marvel blockbuster event.

WRITER: Brian Michael Bendis
ARTIST: Mike Deodato Jr
PENCILER: Mike Deodato Jr
INKER: Mike Deodato Jr
COLORIST: Frank Martin
COVER ARTIST: Mike Deodato Jr, Frank Martin
EDITORS: Tom Brevoort, Alanna Smith

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maguireIt seems President Obama, a self-confessed Spider-Man fan, got to meet an actual Spider-Man. Former Spider-Man Tobey Maguire hosted a Democratic fundraiser at his home in Brentwood, California. Two tickets garagewill set you back $33,400. The money will help fund the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee. Reporters were stuck inside Maguire’s garage evidently. Washington Post reporter Juliet Eilperin tweeted this picture of Tobey’s garage with the press inside. 

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829feb97-1242-48d9-8d60-76838e71f5f7 831017fb-7407-44e5-a470-e3cd4ceba5eaMarvel sent over a press release about the return of the Kingpin. 

The Return of the King – CIVIL WAR II: KINGPIN #1 Coming This July!

New York, NY—April 4th 2016 – When hero fights hero – where does that leave the villains?  As Civil War II engulfs the Marvel Universe, criminal mastermind Wilson Fisk makes his big move! Today, Marvel is pleased to announce CIVIL WAR II: KINGPIN #1 – an all-new Civil War II series launching this July. Rising comic stars Matthew Rosenberg (We Can Never Go Home) and Ricardo Lopez Ortiz (Wolf) bring you a gritty street-level view of the epic upcoming event! Read the rest of this entry »

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slott2018Bleeding Cool stumbled across a tweet from Amazing Spider-Man writer Dan Slott that shows DC is wanting him to write Batman and Superman comics.
Slott says he was offered the big two DC characters but can’t take the gig since he’s still under contract with Marvel until 2018.
What are your thoughts? Would you like Slott off Amazing Spider-Man to tackle Batman and Superman? Discuss in the comment section. 

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You may remember a story about a Times Square performer dressed as Spider-Man who allegedly kicked a woman who wouldn’t tip him. Ironically, Reporter Roger Stern with New York Radio station 1010WINS filed this report.


0327spidey04cheWell, 37 year old Abdelamine el-Khezzani had his day in court and he showed up not dressed as Peter Parker, but as Spider-Man. He plead not guilty to the assault charges. The judge wasn’t impressed with the red and blue suit and said “Have you heard the expression ‘Three strikes and you’re out’? If you come to the plate and you strike out a third time, you’re out. This is your second time at bat,” said  Justice Laura Ward. After he entered his plea he had another court date earlier this month. I’ll keep you updated, or Uncle Roger will. 

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podcast416picJR takes us back ten years and examines Spider-Man: The Other. In this episode JR reviews:
*Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man # 4
*Amazing Spider-Man # 528
*Marvel Knights Spider-Man # 22
He also gives an overview of the whole 12 part storyline. 

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image“My mind is gone. All my rage, all my fury, boils out onto him.”

Miguel versus Mrs. Monroe! Trust me, it’s not as lopsided a fight as you’d think!

WRITER: Peter David

ARTIST: Will Sliney

COLOR ARTIST: Rachelle Rosenberg

LETTERER: VC’s Cory Petit

COVER ARTIST: Francesco Mattina

EDITORS: Devin Lewis & Charles Beacham

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image“How am I going to get back to my baby?”

An alternate Earth lunch date gets deadly when Spider-Woman, Spider-Gwen, and Silk go up against S.I.L.K.! 

STORY: Dennis Hopeless, Jason Latour, Robbie Thompson

WRITER: Robbie Thompson

ARTIST: Vanesa Del Rey

COLOR ARTIST: Jordie Bellaire

LETTERER: VC’s Travis Lanham

PRODUCTION DESIGN: Idette Winecoor

COVER DESIGN: Jared Fletcher

COVER ARTIST: Yasmine Putri

VARIANT COVER ARTISTS: John Tyler Christopher, Stacy Lee, J. Scott Campbell

ASSISTANT EDITORS: Devin Lewis and Kathleen Wisneski

EXECUTIVE EDITOR: Nick Lowe

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“It’s been altered beyond recognition.”

Well, let’s see, Batman v. Superman came out, but nobody else is talking about Amazing Spider-Man 1.4…   And reviewing Spider-Man comics is my job on this site…. Hello, darkness, my old friend…..ASMPO2015004-DC21-4fcd6

Amazing Spider-Man (2015) #1.4

“Amazing Grace, Pt. 4: Within the Veil”

Writer: Jose Molina

Pencils: Simone Blanchi and Andrea Broccardo

Inks: Simone Blanchi and Andrea Broccardo

Colors: David Curiel

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asma3coverWith the recent Batman v Superman movie, superhero fights are all the rage.  We here at the Crawlspace know that the only thing better than a superhero fight is when one of those superheroes is Spider-Man.  Spider-Man routinely goes around kicking other hero’s butts just for fun.  He’ll even do it in their own books.  So it is with great pleasure that we finally get to the first actual meeting between the Avengers and Spider-Man and wouldn’t you know it, Spider-Man kicks their butts.   For good measure, he even tackles the Hulk.

As Peter spends a few panels weighing the benefits and cons of joining a super team, let’s assess this ourselves. We have the advantage of looking at history and seeing Spidey on teams and as a loner.  Head on over to the message boards and take the poll on whether or not Spidey should be on a team or not.

Now, let’s jump right on in before we have to keep Thor waiting any longer (he is a rather impatient chap).  ‘Nuff said!

 

 

 

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