Monthly Archives: April 2015

  • A Butterfield Spidey?

    Different news outlets including Forbes and IGN are running a Latino Review rumor that says Asa Butterfield is the current front runner to play Peter Parker in the upcoming Marvel & Sony films. From Latino Review: So who is the front-runner? Asa Butterfield Leads the Bunch. We have reached…

  • Rumor: Next Spider-Man Film Title

    Our pal hornacek sent us word yesterday of a rumor he’d seen out on the Interwebs. I was dubious (in fact I still am) because the site was pretty clickbaity. However, IGN later reported the rumor and also attributed it back to its source – Latino Review. We’ll go…

  • Inhumans Special #1 Review: Stillanerd’s Take

    “Sorry. I’ve already forgotten your names.” Don’t let the name of this comic fool you. Even though it has “Inhuman” in the title, and features the Inhumans, this is still very much as Spider-Man comic as much as it is a continuation from last months Amazing Spider-Man Special #1.…

  • Marvel on Mary Jane’s 50th Birthday

    Marvel.com is recognizing Mary Jane Watson’s (or as many of us still like to consider her, Mary Jane Watson Parker!) 50th birthday. Well – the 50th anniversary of her first appearance, anyway. Marvel marks it as this month, though I think that may be a month early. From Marvel:…

  • Spider-Man News from C2E2

    The large comic book and entertainment convention known as the Chicago Comics & Entertainment Expo (C2E2) has revealed some very interesting Spider news for both Spider-Man and his alternate titles. Revealed at C2E2 by writer Jason Latour, our favorite alternate universe Gwen Stacy’s series will be ending in June for…

  • Sony Emails: Spidey Should Be A Snapchattin’ Mudder!

    Another entry from the Sony Wikileaks treasure trove. A.V. Club’s Sean O’Neal read a tweet by Twitter user ‘Duke,’ who had made an enlightening find on the Sony Wikileaks searchable database. It was an email sent to Amy Pascal from Nick Shore, a former MTV exec who had moved…

  • Amazing Spider-Man #17.1 Review: Andrew Roebuck’s take

    The return of our favourite Spider-Scribe continues in this exciting edition of “Amazing Spider-Man .1 issues that should have replaced the actual numbered issues”. Conway hits it out of central park once again. WRITER: Gerry Conway PENCILER: Carlo Barberi INKER: Juan Vlasco COLORS: Israel Silva LETTERER: VC’s Joe Caramagna…

  • Sony’s Amazing Spider-Man Franchise Plans, Part Three: The Female Superhero Spin-Off

    So after reading those Sony e-mails which were hacked last December and posted by WikiLeaks during the past week, we’ve seen one marketing executive’s proposal for future Spider-Man films, and that based on what Drew Goddard was proposing for his Sinister Six movie, he was either an ambitious, mad…

  • Amazing Spider-Man #17.1 Review: Stillanerd’s Take

    “Whoa. Someone’s a bit tetchy.” It’s part two of Gerry Conway’s return to The Amazing Spider-Man comics (or least a series of “Point One” issues) and this time, he’s got Spidey and the Wraith matching up with one his own villains, Hammerhead. Oh, and they also fight Phil Urich,…

  • New Spider-Man Animated Film For 2018

    Variety is reporting that Sony will be producing a new Spidey animated film to be released July 20, 2018. From Variety: Spider-Man is going back to his graphic roots. On Thursday, Sony announced a new animated feature for the Marvel superhero from “The Lego Movie” directors Phil Lord and…

  • Spider-Woman #6 Review (Spoilers)

    After a wonderful performance by Vondie Curtis-Hall in Netflix’s Daredevil, Ben Urich steps up his game here. Does the rest of the issue falter to give Ben some solid material? Check in to find out.  Spider-Woman #6: Super-Sleuth Writer: Dennis Hopeless Artist/Cover Artist: Javier Rodriguez Inker: Alvaro Lopez Letterer:…

  • July 2015 Spider-Solicitations

    Amazing Spider-Man: Renew Your Vows #3 Amazing Spider-Man: Renew Your Vows #3 Variant Amazing Spider-Man #20.1 Spider-Island #1 Spider-Island #2 Spider-Verse #3 Silk #6 Spider-Woman #9 Marvel Universe Ultimate Spider-Man: Web Warriors #9 Secret Wars #5 Ultimate End #3 Red Skull #1 Civil War #1 Civil War #2 Hail…

  • Review: Spider-Man 2099 #11

    “Yeah, I’m hilarious. Let’s get you to bed…” WRITER Peter David ART Will Sliney COLOR Antonio Fabela LETTERER VC’s Joe Caramagna EDITOR Devin Lewis Miggy finds his way back to Earth-616. So! What the shock is happening? SUMMARY: Back in his new temporary home timeline, Miguel wastes no time…

  • Did Spidey Already Pop-Up in Daredevil on Netflix?

    Found an interesting article by Briley Kenney at Overmental.com which wonders if we had a Spidey cameo in the new Netflix Daredevil series in the form of an easter egg. The possible cameo in questions comes in Episode 12, ‘The Ones We Leave Behind,’ and focuses on a moment…

  • Ryan Read is selling half of his comic book collection

    Hey everyone, Ryan here and I am selling off most of my comic book collection. From my complete set of Superior Spider-Man to my full sets of Daredevil volumes 3 & 4 and they are all signed. I have some bills to pay and I have no other choice…

  • Sony’s Amazing Spider-Man Franchise Plans, Part One: The Sequels

    As George Berryman alluded in his post “Sony Emails: Kevin Feige’s Notes on Amazing Spider-Man 2,” the emails from Sony Pictures Entertainment which had been previously released by North Korean hackers last November have been posted online as a searchable database by WikiLeaks.  Among the over 173,000 emails and…

  • Sony Emails: Kevin Feige’s Notes On Amazing Spider-Man 2

    Comicbookmovie.com’s Josh Wilding did some digging around in the leaked Sony emails recently posted online at WikiLeaks. The dumped emails are searchable on that site and the email in question can be found at this link. Before we get into the meat of Feige’s notes, here’s a comment from…

  • Damn Right You Call Spider-Man!

    From our very own Brad “I’m On Vacation, Damnit–!” Douglas comes this moment from Amazing X-Men #18. Iceman, Firestar and others are huddled around a fire, talking to the former Juggernaut, Cain Marko, on how they can stop the current Juggernaut (Ahmet Abdol, the Living Monolith). Iceman’s suggestion? “Call…

  • TIME Magazine’s Upset Over Peter Parker

    TIME Magazine’s Eliana Dockterman wrote up a snarky piece regarding Marvel & Sony using Peter Parker instead of Miles Morales as Spider-Man in the upcoming reboot & MCU films. Some highlights: The Miles Morales rumors are not true, according to Marvel hed Kevin Feige. Is this headline beginning to…

  • Did Rumors Spark The Marvel/Sony Deal?

    While tens of thousands of hacked Sony emails are being dumped online, Bleeding Cool has posted a very interesting take on the Spider-Man deal with Sony and Marvel. In essence, Rich Johnston postulates that rumors about a Spidey/MCU crossover in the fall actually led to it happening – and…

  • The Atlantic Asks: What’s The Worst Spidey Story?

    The Atlantic’s Ta-Nehisi Coates offers an opinion on what constitutes the “worst Spider-Man story ever.” I politely disagree with the eventual ‘winner.’ The author starts off first by agreeing with i09’s rundown of their four worst Spider-Man stories ever told: While anxiously awaiting the retconning/re-marriage of Peter Parker, I…

  • Funko Announces Spider-Man Mopeez Doll

    Funko, makers of the insanely great Pop! figure line, has announced a new bunch of Marvel superhero Mopeez dolls, including Spidey, Captain America, Hulk, Groot, Rocket Raccoon, Iron Man and Deadpool. New Marvel Pop! figures include Agent May from Agents of SHIELD, an Avengers: Age of Ultron Scarlet Witch…

  • Feige & Downey Jr. Talk Spidey

    Speaking to the Hollywood Reporter, Marvel’s Kevin Feige talked about Spidey’s comedic side: In particular, Feige suggested that fans should expect more of the character’s comic book comedy in his next incarnation. “When he puts that mask on, in the comics, he has a non-stop wit that’s almost as…

  • BD Takes Some Time Off

    I’m going to be taking some time off from the site for a few months. Since 1998 I’ve been working on the site to make it what it is today. That’s 17 years this August. Since 2006 I’ve been editing podcasts almost weekly and turned several out a month.…

  • Spider-Gwen #3 Shaun’s Take (Spoilers)

    In this issue, Gwen lets her secret identity slip past her more than once and a iconic Spider-Man figure joins the supporting cast. Is it worth checking out? Spider-Gwen #3: Most Wanted Part 3 Writer: Jason Latour Artist/Cover: Robbi Rodriguez Color Artist: Rico Renzi Letterer: Clayton Cowles Design: Idette…

  • Marvel Artist Herb Trimpe Passes Away at 75

    Sad news today. Longtime Marvel artist Herb Trimpe, who drew the first Wolverine in Hulk #181 in 1974, has passed away at age 75. Trimpe was mostly known for his Hulk and early G.I. Joe work, but he also worked on Spidey stories in Marvel Team-Up and an arc…