Author Archives: Bertone

  • Spider-Memories # 115

    Remember the first Mary Jane from “Amazing Spider-Man” issue 25? Stan Lee wrote a similar scene a few years earlier in an issue of “Patsy Walker”. 

  • Alpha: Big Time issues 2-5 Review

    Alpha: Big Time 2-5 Written by Joshua Fialkov Art by Nuno Plati Lettered by Joe Sabino Cover by Humberto Ramos What has gone before: Peterpus gave Andy back his Alpha powers. Little does Andy realize that Peterpus did this for the purpose of trying to harness the powers for…

  • Marvel Studios Press Conference for Guardians Of The Galaxy

     I sat in the front row at the Guardians Of The Galaxy press conference.. Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Lee Pace, Michael Rooker, Benicio Del Toro, Karen Gillan and James Gunn were in attendance. My voice is heard a few times talking to the actors when they  said…

  • Betty Brant Podcast episode 1

      By popular demand, here is the first episode of the “Betty Brant Podcast”. In this episode we discuss… * The top 10 horrible Betty moments. * Is Betty based on Flo from the Marvel bullpen? * A certain…SUPERIOR…Marvel staff member and I argue about if Betty is a…

  • Listen to Donovan and Stella Grant’s Wedding APRIL FOOLS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      Thanks everyone who congratulated Donovan and Stella Grant on their marriage. Dustin from “The Batman Universe” attended the wedding and recorded the ceremony. You can listen to it here.    Wedding pictures forthcoming.  APRIL 2ND EDIT: APRIL FOOLS!!! Donovan and Stella aren’t married and are just platonic friends.…

  • Congratulations Donovan and Stella

       Congratulations to Crawlspace podcast hosts Donovan Grant and Stella. On the latest episode of “The Batman Universe Comic Podcast”, they announced their engagement. You can hear the announcement here at the 2 hours 19 minutes mark.  Donovan and Stella met right here on the Crawlspace. Please join me in…

  • Alpha #1 Review

    Alpha Big Time issue 1 Written by Joshua Hale Fialkov Pencils by Nuno Plati Cover by Humberto Ramos Hey, remember Alpha? Well he’s back in pog form! (under the cut) Thoughts on Alpha I’m not going to lie; I think Alpha is an interesting character. He’s a teenager who…

  • Happy Birthday Brad

      Join Mousie and Sha Shan in wishing our webmaster Brad a happy birthday! Sha Shan made him cake and Mousie gave him a “Chris was right” t-shirt. What will you be giving Brad for his birthday?

  • Flash and Liz: Betrayal Between the Panels

    One of the things I find interesting about Spider-Man’s supporting cast, is that these characters have such complicated  dynamics that the subplot pages wind up being as interesting as the main story. However, subplot pages can only tell us so much and sometimes we’re left to wonder what the…

  • What to Expect from the Lucasfilm/Disney Merger

                      Back in 2009, Disney shocked the world when they purchased Marvel. Fans went into a speculative frenzy. Marvel Comics readers wondered if their characters would be neutered or what other agenda Disney had for their favorite properties. It’s now three…

  • Great New Webcomic

      Frequent friend of the Crawlspace Eddie deAngelini has started a new webcomic caled “Collectors”.  It’s semi autobiographical as explained on their fanpage. Collectors is a Sunday style comic strip about Eddie, an average, married guy working hard to survive modern life. His big downfall: he is an obsessive comic book…

  • Spidey Memories#103

    Before Roderick Kingsley’s death in “Amazing Spider-Man” issue 649, he actually had a demise decades earlier. In “Web of Spider-Man” issue 29, Kingsley was shot and left for dead. When he reappeared in the 90’s people wondered why he hadn’t shown up….it was because he was killed off! It…

  • Spidey Memories#102

    Spider-Man’s final showdown with the Burglar who killed Uncle Ben. The epic confrontation happened in “Amazing Spider-Man” issue 200.  

  • Bertone Hates Betty #6

    I hope everyone enjoyed my April Fool’s joke! With that out of the way, I wanted to address some things that Betty did in “Venom” issue 15. The issue came out today so be warned that there are spoilers under the cut!  Before we get to “Venom” issue 15,…

  • Spidey Memories#101

    We heard the podcast gang talk about Peter and Uncle Ben reuniting in “Amazing Spider-Man” issue 500, but who remembers their meeting in “Amazing Spider-Man” issue 350?

  • Bertone Loves Betty

    If there is one thing my fellow Spidey fans know about me, it’s that I love the character of Betty Brant and can’t get enough of her. See that picture? Even Peter can’t stop gushing about how awesome she is! She may be the greatest person in Spider-Man’s supporting…

  • Bertone podcasting about the Beatles!

    I’ve been instructed by J. Jonah Jameson to revive my Beatles podcast in order to keep Spidey from becoming “as popular the Beatles”. He thinks if I start podcasting about the Beatles again it will give them the edge over Spidey. Now I’m not out to devalue Spidey or…

  • Stella’s letter to Bertone

    November 2011: “Batgirl” issue 3 comes out. Dick Grayson tries to help Barbara Gordon with a case. She throws a fit and rips out a piece of her hair. She gives it to him instructing him to leave her alone. Late November 2011: Fandom collectively goes “WTF” at this…

  • Bertone Hates Betty #5

    Yikes! With that look in her eyes we know that Ms. Brant can’t be up to any good! I’ve gone on record a few times saying that Betty’s worst moment is either “Amazing Spider-Man” issue 184 or issue 280. I covered 280 earlier this year. Now it’s time to…

  • Dan Slott “outs” Spider-Man supporting cast member

    First Dumbledore, now this! An exchange of dialogue in “Amazing Spider-Man” issue 678 led some fans to speculate on the sexuality of a certain Spider-Man supporting cast member. When asked about it online, Slott confirmed that yes, the character is indeed gay. Who is the alternative lifestyle supporting cast…

  • Flash and Betty: Special Bulletin

    The above scene is from “Venom” issue 12 which came out this week. This current arc has been really good and I suggest everyone check it out. Why is this scene of interest to us? Because Flash and Betty break up!  This breakup is significant in their history because it’s their…

  • Spidey Memories#100

    “Amazing Spider-Man” issue 33.   There was no other logical choice for our 100th Spidey Memory. Not the spider bite, not the six arms, not the marriage, not Juggernaut or adultry with Betty Brant. Steve Ditko created an image so iconic that it’s been homaged a dozen times. It…