Monthly Archives: January 2012

  • Bertone Hates Betty #5

    Yikes! With that look in her eyes we know that Ms. Brant can’t be up to any good! I’ve gone on record a few times saying that Betty’s worst moment is either “Amazing Spider-Man” issue 184 or issue 280. I covered 280 earlier this year. Now it’s time to…

  • Ends of the Earth Teaser

     Marvel. com just sent me this press release. What are your thoughts?  They’ll Go To The Ends Of The Earth To Find You In AMAZING SPIDER-MAN! The next big Spider-Man epic begins in Amazing Spider-Man #682, part one of Ends Of The Earth, by Dan Slott and Stefano Caselli!…

  • Final at 50?

    Marvel Editor In Chief Axel Alonso ended his weekly article on CBR with an ominous tone about Peter Parker’s 50th year celebration. It seems we could be facing another Death of Spider-Man. Here’s the quote.  Finally, CMBMOOL stopped by to inquire: “Hey, I was wondering given that this is…

  • Slott VS The Internet

    Slott VS The Internet

    It seems a certain Amazing writer is breaking his new years resolution of 2011 and hitting the message boards pretty hard again. Amazing Spider-Man writer Dan Slott recently had some interesting quotes over on the CBR board. Read them and feel free to discuss.  “Sorry, sourpuss. It’s not like…

  • More Toys Reveal Movie Lizard

    More toys are being released and Sony still hasn’t released an official image of the Lizard in the new Spider-Man movie. What do you think of the design? 

  • Avenging Spider-Man #3 Review

    Déjà vu all over again.  Well, this situation sure feels familiar.  Much like Brian Bradley and butters, I too began my comic book reviewing career a year ago this month.  However, in the course of that year, my book got canceled (to the cheer of many) so I took…

  • Add Mail Order Comics on Facebook

    I’ve been hired by Mail Order Comics to maintain their Facebook page. I’ll be posting deals for 75% off specials, book suggestions, reminders to get your orders in on time etc. I’ve been a customer with MOC since 2005 and have always been satisfied with its service. MOC is…

  • Ultimate Spider-Man #6 – Review

    It’s finally happened. Remember way back when, in the month of July in the year 2011 – I expressed my personal fear of being considered a fraud. Then I followed it up by  denouncing Twitter to Aaron Romero, Jr. and declaring it the spark that will ignite the end…

  • Two For One: Fantastic Four #602

    History Note: Hickman’s run can get really confusing at times, so I’m going to do a little bit note each issue about a character. Today’s is on Maximus the Mad. (He looks like a space version of Luke Cage to me in this issue, also starting to run out…

  • Universal Studios Spider-Man Ride Goes 3D

    Stan Lee will have a cameo in the new ride and it will be 3D. Here’s the teaser video. Also here’s some pics of what the villains will look like. Here’s a cut and paste from this link. Universal Orlando is transforming what is already one of the most…

  • VENOM (2011) #12 REVIEW

    Today I am offering an extra-special double helping of Venom reviews to make up for lost time! So make sure you also check out my review for issue #11, below. Please, please, please leave a comment on both reviews. Anyhoo, let’s dive into the latest installment! VENOM #12 “Road…

  • VENOM (2011) #11 REVIEW

    I know, I know, this review for December’s second Venom issue arrived late. I apologize, but it has been a rough few weeks, personally speaking. And what business does Marvel have releasing two issues of a spin-off title, anyway? Oh well, at least it wasn’t something really crazy like…

  • Podcast 165-AMZ Review, Recommendations, Spider-Friends Team

    Highlights of this episode include: *Review of Amazing Spider-Man 676 * Recommendations *Who should replace Slott on Amazing *Should Spider-Man create a team? If so who’s on it? Podcast: Play in new window | Download Here is a link to our xml feed and you can subscribe to it here.…

  • Amazing Spider-Man #678 Review

    You know what? A little Spider-Man junk food every now and then never hurt anybody. The Amazing Spider-Man #678: I Killed Tomorrow Part 1 of 2 – Schrodinger’s Catastrophe Words by Dan Slott Art by Humberto Ramos Inks by Victor Olazaba Colors by Edgar Delgado Letters by Joe Caramgna…

  • The Amazing Spider-Man #678 Review

     A world without Spider-Man is no world at all! Spidey has scant hours to figure out what causes the future destruction of the city, and what role he plays in it! “I Killed Tomorrow Part 1: Schrodinger’s Cat” Written by Dan Slott Illustrated by Humberto Ramos Inked by Victor…

  • Daredevil #8 Review (Continued from ASM #677)

     Does this issue contain the same irritants in Spidey’s characterization as last issue, or does the difference in titles provide a difference in portrayals? “The Devil and the Details part 2” Written by Mark Waid Illustrated by Kano Colored by Javier Rodriguez Lettered by VC’s Joe Caramagna Covers by…

  • Fox News Affiliate Attacks Comics

    The Washington DC affiliate WTTG released a report that took a look at the new DC 52 re-launch. The report cites that teen comic books have sex and violence in it. Is that shocking? The movie Twilight is aimed at the PG13 market and it has both. The reporter…

  • Dan Slott “outs” Spider-Man supporting cast member

    First Dumbledore, now this! An exchange of dialogue in “Amazing Spider-Man” issue 678 led some fans to speculate on the sexuality of a certain Spider-Man supporting cast member. When asked about it online, Slott confirmed that yes, the character is indeed gay. Who is the alternative lifestyle supporting cast…

  • Daredevil #8 Review

    Last week’s ASM story wraps up in this fast-paced DD issue. All the flaws of ASM 677 are present and accounted for; I’m a little inclined to excuse them more since this is actually Daredevil’s book, but it doesn’t make Waid’s writing any less insulting to my favorite character.…

  • Flash and Betty: Special Bulletin

    The above scene is from “Venom” issue 12 which came out this week. This current arc has been really good and I suggest everyone check it out. Why is this scene of interest to us? Because Flash and Betty break up!  This breakup is significant in their history because it’s their…