Monthly Archives: January 2015

  • Review: Spider-Man 2099 #8

    “I’m sorry. Were you saying something?” WRITER Peter David ART Will Sliney COLOR Antonio Fabela LETTERER VC’s Joe Caramagna EDITOR Devin Lewis & Ellie Pyle Miggy and Lady Spider, alone and fearing for the future, form a desperate plan to counter the Inheritors. But will Lady Spider’s enemies, the…

  • Scarlet Spiders #3 Review

    “A silly person, she thought. Overconfident and naïve. Untouched by failure, and so wrong about a lot of things.” A Spider-Clone dies. Again. Surprised? Writer: Mike Costa Artist: Paco Diaz Color Artist: Israel Silva Letterer: VC’s Travis Lanham Cover Artist: David Nakayama Production Designer: Idette Winecoor Editor: Devin Lewis…

  • Miles Morales: The Ultimate Spider-Man #9 Review

    “You don’t have to forgive me. I just need you to understand.” Super Miles, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.!!! Actually, Jefferson fills his son in on his past working undercover for S.H.I.E.L.D. The scene depicted in the cover does in NO WAY HAPPEN. Writer: Brian Michael Bendis Artist: David Marquez Color:…

  • Editorial: Slott, Marvel and the New Professionalism

    “F-ck KFC” Going to keep this short and to the point. Tonight on Twitter Dan Slott apologized to many Spider-fans who were incorrectly blocked when he began using some sort of social media automatic blocking bot. While trying to autoblock people involved in the current ‘Gamer Gate’ debacle (Google…

  • Reviews: Spider-Man 2099 #6 & #7

    “Stick with me. You’ll see all kinds of new things.” WRITER Peter David ART Will Sliney COLOR Antonio Fabela LETTERER VC’s Joe Caramagna EDITOR Ellie Pyle The Spider-Verse continues to intrude into Spider-Man 2099! But what does it mean for our hero, his allies and the 2099 timeline? Before…

  • First Look At Spider-Gwen # 1

    Marvel sent over some previews of Spider-Gwen #1. Will you be picking up the book? She’s Back! Your First Look Inside SPIDER-GWEN #1! This February, Marvel’s newest, sensational spider-woman is coming back to comic shops in the highly anticipated SPIDER-GWEN #1! Spinning directly out of the pages of the Amazing…

  • The Science of Organic Web Shooters

    Mark Lorch was bored in his hotel room one night and decided to watch the 2002 Spider-Man movie staring Tobey Maguire. Math and chemistry come easy to him. Lorch is a Senior Lecturer in Biological Chemistry at the University of Hull. He started crunching the numbers of how much fluid…

  • Web Shooter Tattoo

    This is taking Spider-Fandom to a new level. Back in 2009 Blogger Joel Jackson designed his own tattoo and wanted to replicate Spidey’s mechanical web shooters. He says “the palms hurt like hell to get done and take longer to heal.” I loved he put “thiwp” on the tattoo.…

  • End of the Ultimate Universe?

    Marvel sent over this e-mail. Will you be picking this up? Bendis and Bagley? I’m game! BATTLEWORLD Arrives in ULTIMATE END #1 This May! The End of the Ultimate Universe From Two of Its Most Iconic Creators!   Bendis. Bagley. The death of the Ultimate Universe. Secret Wars! ‘Nuff…

  • Carnage Axis #3 Review (Axis #8 & #9 Spoilers)

    This article contains spoilers not only for the finale of the Carnage Axis mini but issue 8 of the main Axis series. You’ve been warned. Carnage: Axis Part Three (of Three): Absolution  Writer: Rick Spears Artist: German Peralta Colorist: Rain Beredo Letterer: Joe Sabino Editors: Charles Beacham & Nick…

  • Artist’s Spidey Sculpture Is Also A Love Letter

    Via Ted.com and  ComicVine. Artist Hetain Patel recently made a statue of Spider-Man. But it’s not just a statue. It’s also a love letter to Spider-Man. Written all over the statue are the artist’s words thanking the character for being an influence for him as a kid. From the…

  • Spider-Woman #2 + #3 Review (Spoilers)

    These two issues are combined, because I found a lot of what I had to say about the second issue repeated what was said in my review of the first issue. Spider-Woman: Spider-Verse Writer: Dennis Hopeless Artist: Greg Land Inker: Jay Leisten Colorist: Frank D’Armata Letterer: Travis Lanham Cover…

  • Silk # 1 Preview

    Will you be picking this up? Marvel sent me this e-mail with a preview.  Cindy Moon Swings Solo in Your First Look at SILK #1! This February, straight from the pages of Amazing Spider-Man and Spider-Verse comes a brand new ongoing series starring the newest heroine of the Marvel…

  • Podcast #356-Spider-History January 1996

    JR takes us back to January 1996 to review a record number of titles that came out this month 19 years ago. JR reviews  * Sensational Spider-Man # 0 *Amazing Spider-Man # 407 *Spider-Man # 64 *Spectacular Spider-Man # 230 *Spider-Man Unlimited #11 *Web of Scarlet Spider # 3…

  • Happy 85th Birthday John Romita

    Happy birthday to legendary Spider-Man artist John Romita. He’s celebrating 85 years young. In my opinion he’s the default Spider-Man when I think of the character. If Spider-Man were able to have three fathers it would be Stan Lee and Steve Ditko and John Romita. He was influential is…

  • Weird Marvel Collectibles: Spider-Man Light Up Garden Brick

    This is real and I received my very own this past Christmas. This hand painted Spider-Man Garden Brick not only looks fashionable in your garden or house but it also lights up. No really, it has a small 2″ solar powered rechargeable LED that lights up in the dark…

  • Spider-Verse Team-Up #3 Review: Stillanerd’s Take

    “You have a bad case of crazy, girl.” Hey, Crawlspacers! It’s your Friendly Neighborhood Amazing Spider-Man reviewer, Stillanerd here doing a special-guest review. This week, there were three other “Spider-Verse” comics published alongside the main series, and today, I’ll be tackling one of them—the final issue of the tie-in…

  • Podcast # 355-Shocking Friday Night Fight

    In our first Friday Night Fight of 2015 we head back to a classic 1967 battle. Spider-Man takes on a new villain named the Shocker. We look at Amazing Spider-Man #46. Spidey fights this new villain with literally one hand. Does he come out on top?  Podcast: Play in new…

  • Amazing Spider-Man (2014) #13 Review: AndrewRoebuck’s Take

    Spider-Man, Spider-Man, why are there so many damn Spider-Men? Can he carry his own series? Only with 5,000 tie-ins oooooh ooooh here comes the Spider-Verse “Spider-Verse Part Five: Spider-Men: No More” WRITER: Dan Slott PENCILER: Giuseppe Camuncoli INKER: Cam Smith COLORS: Justin Ponsor LETTERS: Chris Elliopoulos ASSISTANT EDITOR: Devin…

  • Amazing Spider-Man (2014) #13 Review: Stillanerd’s Take

    “You’re pathetic, old man!” So after the last page from Amazing Spider-Man (2014) #12 “broke the internet,” what’s the story behind the Uncle Ben with spider-powers? And how did his clothes stay so clean and tidy after a nuclear holocaust? And what’s written in those magic scrolls the Master…

  • Podcast #354-Sony Leaks, Slott Explains Silk’s Popularity, Raimi Regrets Spidey 3

    We tackle a lot of news this month. Here are our topics.  *Sony leaks and Spider-rumors *Dan Slott explains Silk’s popularity.  *Selling a complete Amazing Spider-Man collection to own a comic shop.  *Director Sam Raimi regrets making Spider-Man 3 movie. *Gerry Conway returns to write Spidey.  *Drake Bell breaks…

  • The Marvel Universe is ending.

    NOT A HOAX…. OR IMAGINARY DREAM! Bleeding Cool and other outlets are reporting, but starting with Marvel 2015 Secret Wars, The Marvel Universe, as you and I know it… is over. The Ultimate and Marvel Universes will collide into one universe.There is an interactive Map at Marvel.com that shows the…

  • Podcast #353 Ultimate Spider-Man Cartoon Reviews

    In this episode we review three episodes from the Ultimate Spider-Man: Webbed Warriors Show. We review: Season 3 Episode # 8 New Warriors Season 3 Episode # 21 Halloween Night at the Museum Season 3 Episode # 22 A Nightmare On Christmas Podcast: Play in new window | Download…

  • April 2015 Spider-Solicitations

    Amazing Spider-Man #17 Amazing Spider-Man #17 – DelOtto Variant Amazing Spider-Man #17.1 Spider-Man 2099 #11 Silk #3 Spider-Woman #6 Spider-Gwen #3 Miles Morales: Ultimate Spider-Man #12 Spider-Man & The X-Men #5 Marvel Universe Ultimate Spider-Man: Web Warriors #6 Miles Morales: Ultimate Spider-Man #1 Spider-Verse HC Edge of Spider-Verse TPB…