Podcast 181-Acid Boarding Spidey, Civil War Prose, Spider-Towels Save Spain

Here are the highlights of the episodes.
*Spider-Man recently condoned the acid boarding of the Sandman in a recent issue. The gang discusses if this was out of character.

* The new Civil War prose novel omits his marriage and makes him the victim of Tigra’s advances. The gang discusses the changes.

*A recent cover of Astonishing X-Men celebrated marriage in the Marvel Universe. They omitted the most famous wedding of all time.

* Voice actor Josh Keaton was recently dubbed over his Spider-Man lines on the Avengers Earth’s Mightest Heroes cartoon. Drake Bell re-recorded his lines. The gang chimes in on the  Drake and Josh debate.

*Spider-Man saves the Spanish economy with Spider-towels.  

*George also has a contest where you can win a trade paperback. Listen to the show for details on what you have to do.


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(11) Comments

  1. Renate

    Thank you for the good writeup. It in fact was a amusement account it. Look advanced to more added agreeable from you! By the way, how could we communicate?

  2. Leunamme

    Does anyone notice a difference in how Spider-Man today was written differently in JMS' run? He was written to be more of an adult, and even after he got MJ back, I remember reading a scene where he and her were celebrating, and he was joking around with the waiter, the adult in him fully formed along with his regular humor. I think it's sad that he has to revert back to a more bumbling version of himself.

  3. somebody

    I actually bought and read the book, and it wasn't that great for spidey. For starters he still does the unmasking, but the reasons aren't great at all and there wasn't a debate about it like it was in the comics. And the scenes involving MJ weren't the highlight for any spider-fan.

  4. Douglas Ernst

    Great podcast, guys. You made some solid points on the "acid boarding" of Sandman. I made similar observations online and was told I somehow didn't understand the character. Needless to say, I wasn't a fan of Ends of the Earth's conclusion: http://bit.ly/MrXwBK Looking forward to your next podcast.

  5. jack brooks

    Spidey didn't act like "himself" through the whole adventure. For years now Marvel has portrayed him as a bumbling, irritating newbie. All of a sudden he's Captain Commander, ordering two buxom spy babes left and right; also in control of his thoughts and emotions enough to cajole Mysterio into betraying Ock. But he's too dense to say just one word -- "Keemia" -- to Marko. This isn't quite as bad as the way Bendis twists standing characterizations to fit into his pre-conceived plots, but it's in the same wheelhouse.

  6. Enigma_2099

    Don, Bertone... http://i0.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/original/000/000/681/what-you-did-there-i-see-it.thumbnail.jpg

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