Monthly Archives: September 2012

  • Spider-Art #2

     For Spider-Art #2, Bruce Timm of the DC Animated Universe fame brings us his rendition of the John Romita era with the Web-Spinner and his lady friends on each side.

  • Spider-Art #1

     Welcome to Spider-Art! Here we see various examples of art from the many Spider-Man artists of the Wall Crawler’s 50 year history. Starting with our current regular penciller, here’s Humberto Ramos’ Felicia Hardy resenting the fact that she’s been caught stealing yet again, joined by her two accomplices…

  • Avenging Spider-Man #12 Review and FREE CODE GIVEAWAY

    Because who better than Deadpool to parody Inception, right? Avenging Spider-Man #12 Writer:  Kevin Shinick Art:  Aaron Kuder Color Art:  Matt Hollingsworth Letterer:  VC’s Joe Caramagna Cover:  Shane Davis, Mark Morales, and Matt Hollingsworth Spidey Team-up:  Deadpool (Wade Wilson) ***WARNING:  SPOILERS AHEAD*** PLOT:  Note: This story takes place before…

  • Avenging Spider-Man #11 Review and FREE CODE GIVEAWAY

    From the recap page: “Fifty years ago Stan Lee and Steve Ditko gave the world Spider-Man.  We thank them and dedicate this issue to their legacy.” Avenging Spider-Man #11 Writer:  Zeb Wells Pencils:  Steve Dillon Colors:  Frank Martin, Jr. Letterer:  VC’s Joe Caramagna Cover:  Chris Samnee & Javier Rodriguez…

  • Amazing Spider-Man #694 Review

    Peter wins the battle against Alpha that he never has by finding an unexplained solution in the wreckage of an alien invasion that comes out of nowhere after saving his aunt from a crashing airplane she had no reason to be on. The Amazing Spider-Man #694 Words by Dan…

  • The Amazing Spider-Man #694 Review

     It’s Alpha! He’s wacky! “Alpha Part Three: Final Grade” Written by Dan Slott Illustrated by Humberto Ramos Inked by Victor Olazaba Colored by Edgar Delgado Lettered by VC’s Chris Eliopoulos THE PLOT: Alpha’s irresponsibility in a battle with Terminus damages the private jet Aunt May and Jameson Sr. are…

  • Ultimate Spider-Man #15 – Review

    I’ve done it! I’ve finally gotten through to the creative team behind Ultimate Spider-Man. I’m not sure if you’ve noticed, but the last few introductions to my Ultimate Spider-Man reviews were about Star Trek: The Next Generation. Well, in this issue, our hero is sporting a Wesley Crushers t-shirt.…

  • Ultimate Spider-Man #14 – Review

    The best-laid plans, often go awry. To paraphrase an ode to a mouse. I had no idea that phrase came from an old Scots poem. Nor did I know that the novel Of Mice and Men got its title from that phrase. How about that, you learn something new…

  • The Cushing Critique: On Sidekicks and Possibilities

    In last month’s Amazing Spider-man #692, a young character called Alpha was introduced, announced by Marvel as Spider-Man’s new sidekick. He’s a selfish character that the comic itself describes as excelling at nothing and not really caring about it. We’re two issues into his story now, and while he…

  • Podcast 194- Bertone’s Bios and JR’s 2002 Spider-History

    Highlights of this episode include: * We debut a new segment called Bertone’s Bios. Each month he will explore someone obscure in Spidey’s supporting cast. This month he examine’s Flash Thompson’s brother in law. It’s hilarious to hear about his one lone appearance. *This Month in Spider-History with JR. JR takes…

  • Happy 26th Birthday Kevin Cushing

    A big front page happy birthday to Kevin Cushing. He’s been invaluable to the site over the years and  an even better friend. So please take time to give him a big birthday greeting in the comment section. Also check out Kev’s various projects on the site. There’s his…

  • VENOM #25 REVIEW

    Venom shows the demons who’s boss. Check out the review. Good guys leave comments! VENOM #25 “Monster’s of Evil Part 3″ WRITER: Cullen Bunn PENCILS: Thony Silas INKS: Decastro, Wong & Ketcham COLORS: Sotomayor w/ Mossa LETTERS: VC’s Joe Caramagna COVER ARTISTS: Patch Zircher & Marte Gracia PLOT: Daimon…

  • Superior Spider-Man? BD’s Theories

    Marvel released this teaser image on Friday. Speculation has run what title it is teasing with the Marvel Now launch. Some have speculated that’s it’s Marvel finally getting around to releasing Marvelman. Other’s suspect it’s Spider-Man related. Here’s my theories: 1)  This is Spider-Man related. This is the only…

  • Scarlet Spider #9 Review

    MATTHEW 6:24 (King James version): “No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.” The word “mammon” in other translations appears as “money”…

  • Venom Joins the Thunderbolts This December

    Like Mac Gargan before him, Flash Thompson will apparently be taking his symbiotic companion to the Thunderbolts team. Judging by this cover for Thunderbolts #1, out this December, Venom will be teaming up with Red Hulk, Punisher, Elektra, and Deadpool. The creative team will be Daniel Way and Steve Dillon. Daniel…

  • The New Avengers, vol 2 #29 – Review

    Who is Keyser Soze? He’s not a member of the Illuminati, but for some reason I was thinking of the movie The Usual Suspects while getting this review up. I should probably have made a nice Usual Suspects movie poster using the heads of the Illuminati members, but I…

  • The Cushing Critique: On Vampires and Returns to Glory

    Hello there! Welcome to the inaugural installment of The Cushing Critique! For my first in this new regular series of editorials, I thought I’d start out with a subject near and dear to me – Morbius the Living Vampire. More specifically his recent return in the pages of Amazing Spider-Man, which…