Monthly Archives: February 2016

  • Podcast # 411-Spider-History February 1982

    JR takes us back to February 1982 for this edition of Spider-History. JR reviews the following books. *Amazing Spider-Man #225 *Spectacular Spider-Man # 63 *Marvel Team Up #114 Podcast: Play in new window | Download You can also subscribe to the show on itunes with this link. Once you listen to…

  • Venom: Spaceknight #4 Review (Spoilers)

    “I’ve been kicked out, been told I’m a total disgrace, Been shoved, pushed, I’ve been slapped in the face, I’ve had drinks thrown my way, And barely escaped with my life… I’ve been there, I’ve done that.” – Been There, Done That (Hedley) Venom #4: Partners In Crime Writer:…

  • Web Warriors #4 Review

    “What kind of heroes are you?!” The stakes ramp up as ‘Electroverse’ reaches its penultimate chapter. How will the Warriors cope when stranded in the Steampunk Universe? Will Gwen and Ben take the fight to the Electros? Will my Mayday/ Ham fanfiction come true? Some of these questions will be…

  • All-new, All-different Avengers #6 Ryan’s Review

    Kang the Conqueror has the Avengers on the ropes thanks to the Vision, but Miles Morales, saves the day. No really! WRITER: Mark Waid ARTIST: Mahmud Asrar COLOR ARTIST: Sonia Oback LETTERER: VC’s Cory Petit COVER ARTIST: Alex Ross EDITOR: Axel Alonso STORY: With the Vision revealed to be…

  • Carnage (2015) #5 Review

    “Underground temples, symbiotes in cultist robes, secret passages. . . What the hell have we stumbled into?” The opening arc of Carnage’s very first ongoing series comes crashing to a close as Darkhold Carnage and his Cthonic slaves face off against Agent Toxin. How does this wonderfully 90’s grudge…

  • Spider-Man 2099 (Vol. 3) #7 Review

    “It’s good for a god to spare people, isn’t it?” Miguel confronts the latest Inhuman…Glorianna! Will she be a former friend turned foe? WRITER: Peter David ARTIST: Will Sliney COLOR ARTISTS: Rachelle Rosenberg and Wil Quintana LETTERER: VC’s Cory Petit COVER ARTIST: Francesco Mattina EDITOR: Devin Lewis STORY: Rhonda…

  • Alford Notes: Amazing Spider-Man #1.3

    Amazing Grace Part Three: Dangers, Toils, and Snares O.K., maybe in my first review for this arc I was a bit…harsh.  I’m prepared to believe that each issue stands on its own, just like one bad hole of golf doesn’t determine the whole game.  So I’m writing this blurb…

  • Happy 41st Birthday, Brad!

    Our Chairman of the Board and Head Webhead turns 41 years old today! Since I have been busy with work, Brad’s birthday sort of snuck up on me this year so I didn’t have time to Photoshop something. But here’s a picture of Brad from last year, back when…

  • Spider-Gwen (Vol. 2) #5 Review

    “…didn’t know it would kill ya to try something new.” The devil offers George Stacy a deal…the death of Frank Castle for Gwen’s safety! WRITER: Jason Latour ARTIST: Chris Visions COLOR ARTIST: Rico Renzi LETTERER: VC’s Clayton Cowles COVER ARTIST: Robbi Rodriguez VARIANT COVER ARTIST: Michael Cho HANDBOOK ENTRY…

  • Comic Book Deaths – Heavenly or Grave Mistake?

     Characters die in comic books all the time, to a point where it has almost become a necessity to kill of a few heroes a year. Every time we see it in the news we all give a collective ‘sigh’ and brace ourselves for impact. But are we too skeptical when it comes…

  • Podcast # 410 Friday Night Civil War Fight

    We head back to Civil War and take a look at a Back in Black Fight from 2007. Spider-Man has just learned that the Kingpin had a put a hit on his Aunt May. She’s in a hospital dying and Spidey is at his wits end. It’s a brutal…

  • Wizard’s How to Fix Spider-Man Circa 1997

    When I was younger and getting into comics, I loved WIZARD magazine. It had information on what was going on in the comics industry, and what the most popular comics were, as well as recommendations, interviews with creators, and profiles of characters. This is material that is now readily available online,…

  • All-new, All-different Avengers #5 Ryan’s Review

    Ms. Marvel and Nova are kicked off the team and only Miles Morales seems to care. Also, the villain behind everything from the last few issues is revealed and the Vision ends up being the real traitor. WRITER: Mark Waid ARTIST: Mahmud Asrar COLOR ARTIST: Sonia Oback LETTERER: VC’s…

  • Spider-Man Marvel Legends 2016 Toy Fair reveals

      It is that time of year again. Hasbro did have plenty of Spider-Man related product to show for their ever popular Marvel Legends Action Figure line …. But one major figure (expected to be shown today) was absent … 3.75″ Web Slingers Comic 2-Pack (Peter and Kaine)  3.75″…

  • Spider-Man 2099 #4, #5 and #6

    “Oh my God. Oh my shockin’ God.” WRITER Peter David ART Will Sliney COLOR Rachelle Rosenberg LETTERER VC’s Cory Petit EDITOR Devin Lewis Captain America 2099 tries to stop a 2099 intruder, Miguel’s latest enemy steps in to rescue said 2099 intruder and one of Parker Industries’ scientists is…

  • Guardians of the Galaxy (2015) #5 Review

    “The Negative Zone. We’re full circle. It’s just rock-solid storytelling.” We’ll see, Bendis, we’ll see. Let’s not ride off into the sunset just yet. . . WRITER: Brian Michael Bendis ARTIST: Valerio Schiti COLOR ARTIST: Richard Isanove LETTERER: VC’s Cory Petit COVER by Arthur Adams & Jason Keith ASSISTANT…

  • Spider-man / Deadpool (2016) #2 Review

    “So apparently if you look up Peter Parker on wikitionary your computer cracks open, kills your aunties, and pus. Dead puppies and needle toothed clowns fall out.” – Wade Wilson on Parker Industries CEO Peter Parker, Feb 2016 Writer Joe Kelly Penciller Ed McGuinness Inker Mark Morales Colour Artist…

  • Spidey #3 Review

    “Honestly Peter, I don’t know how you balance it all.” Writer: Robbie Thompson Artist: Nick Bradshaw Color Artist: Jim Campbell Letterer: Travis Lanham Editors: Axel Alonso, Devin Lewis, & Nick Lowe Peter’s grades improve, he fights the lizard and becomes more responsible! Story: In the recap page of this…

  • Return of Marvel Treasury Edition Comics

    Marvel.com sent me this press release. Are you excited? I have fond memories of these as a kid.  The Triumphant Return of the MARVEL TREASURY EDITION! SPIDEY Vol. 1 Coming in Oversized Treasury Edition Format!   New York, NY—February 5th,, 2016—Swing into action True Believer and witness the return…

  • Spider-Man #1 (2016) Review

    “What did you DO?!” Miles Morales is back and the more things change, the more they stay the same! Can he survive a fight against Blackheart when the other Avengers can’t? WRITER: Brian Michael Bendis ARTIST: Sara Pichelli INKING ASSIST: Gaetano Carlucci COLOR: Justin Ponsor LETTERING: VC’s Cory Petit…

  • "Dead No More" = Spider-Man? Alonso answers "Yeah"

    “Dead No More” = Spider-Man? Alonso answers “Yeah”

    Comic Book Resources have released their Friday weekly Axel-in-Charge segment where they interview Axel Alonso on what’s happening within the latest titles/issues/events. Here’s an excerpt  pertaining to Dead No More’s connection to Spider-Man. I won’t give my opinion on what it means, let’s just say it seems pretty clear what the answer…