Author Archives: George Berryman

  • The Obligatory "Bendis Leaves Marvel" Coverage

    The Obligatory “Bendis Leaves Marvel” Coverage

    This afternoon, comic fans were made aware of Brian Bendis’s departure from Marvel, headed exclusively to DC. Via CBR: In a brief statement on Twitter, the publisher revealed that Bendis has signed a “multifaceted, multilayered” exclusive agreement. Bendis retweeted the announcement, and later added, “This is real. I love…

  • Happy Birthday Spectacular Mike, aka Stillanerd!!

    Happy Birthday Spectacular Mike, aka Stillanerd!!

    Crawlspace Podcast panelist, former ASM reviewer and resident Crawlspace beefcake “Spectacular Mike” McNulty, aka Stillanerd, has made it through another year, despite the efforts of his greatest foes! Mike turns <REDCATED!!> today and is celebrating at a secure location spot full of joyous revelry of undetermined origin! These days…

  • Happy Birthday, Ashley!!!

    Happy Birthday, Ashley!!!

    Our resident Black Cat fanatic Ashley, aka “PartyHardy,” is celebrating her birthday today! She’s been with us on the podcast for about two and a half years now. Oh, how the time flies. And a lot has changed for her in the last year! She’s gotten engaged to a…

  • Berryman vs Spider-Man: Homecoming (With Heavy Spoilers)

    Berryman vs Spider-Man: Homecoming (With Heavy Spoilers)

    Just got out of the Thursday night showing of Spider-Man: Homecoming, aka Iron Man 4. What follows is analysis & commentary, and yes there will be spoilers, so if you’re triggered by that then turn back now. Still with us? Great. Comparing Homecoming to Sony’s previous half-assed Spider-effort, Amazing…

  • Sony Names Director For Proposed 'Silver and Black'

    Sony Names Director For Proposed ‘Silver and Black’

    This news broke yesterday but we weren’t able to get it posted. Per the Hollywood Reporter, Sony has announced a title and director for a Black Cat and Silver Sable movie (unrelated to Spider-Man, like Venom) that the aim to put into production this fall. From the Hollywood Reporter:…

  • Sony Releases New Trailer For Spider-Man: Homecoming (Updated With International Trailer)

    Sony Releases New Trailer For Spider-Man: Homecoming (Updated With International Trailer)

    Thanks to Eddie for bringing this to our intention this morning. This may be the last officially official trailer for the Sony/Marvel MCU Spider-Man film since it’s releasing July 7th. Notably absent in this trailer are Liz (who we’ve been told is the “romantic interest”) and Marisa Tomei’s Aunt…

  • Variety: Tom Hardy Cast As Venom, Director Named

    Variety: Tom Hardy Cast As Venom, Director Named

    Hat tip to our own Shaun Martineau for bringing this to our attention. Sony has apparently cast Tom ‘Bane’ Hardy to star in their recently announced Venom film, directed by Ruben Fleischer (Zombieland, 2009). From Variety: Although the studio has been meeting with directors for some time, the actor…

  • Amy Pascal: Disney/Sony "May Not Happen Again" After Homecoming Sequel

    Amy Pascal: Disney/Sony “May Not Happen Again” After Homecoming Sequel

    Is Spidey’s MCU Homecoming shaping up to be a brief, finite one? Here’s a clip via cosmicbooknews.com of former Sony chairperson & Spider-Man: Homecoming producer Amy Pascal discussing Sony’s Spidey and the MCU at CinemaCon in Las Vegas. What Spider-fans are focusing on right now is Pascal seemingly saying…

  • Watts Talks About Homecoming, Keaton Talks About Vulture, New Teaser

    Watts Talks About Homecoming, Keaton Talks About Vulture, New Teaser

    USA Today has an article up today speaking with Spider-Man: Homecoming director Jon Watts, co-producer Eric Hauserman Carroll and Michael Keaton, who plays Adrian Toomes/the Vulture. There are some potentially minor spoilers below so here’s your Spider-Trigger Warning. Co-producer Carroll went into more detail about the Vulture. For Spider-fans…

  • Sony Unveils Yet Another Spider-Man: Homecoming Poster

    Sony Unveils Yet Another Spider-Man: Homecoming Poster

    Sony Pictures’ US Twitter account has released a third Spider-Man: Homecoming poster. That’s the third poster in two days. Two other posters were tweeted out yesterday. This is where I’d tell you what the poster shows, which you wouldn’t read because you’re already looking at it. I mean, are…

  • Happy Birthday, Michael Bailey!

    Happy Birthday, Michael Bailey!

    “Truth, Justice and the Bailey Way!” Today two-time Ti Kwan Leep world champion and comics podcaster Michael Bailey (aka Me 2 Hawny, aka Lil’ Boom Tube, aka Notorious KAL, aka Kryptomite) is thirty plus eleven years old! Michael Bailey is a special friend to those of us at the…

  • Happy Birthday Brad "Big Poppa" Douglas!

    Happy Birthday Brad “Big Poppa” Douglas!

    Semi-Benevolent Crawlspace Overlord Brad Douglas turns 42 years young today. And by “young” I mean “eight years away from Fifty.” It’s been a big year for Brad. He’s changed careers after almost two decades as a trusted name in news (a dying breed in these trying times) and he’s…

  • Marvel Replaces Bad New Costume With Bad Original Costume

    Marvel Replaces Bad New Costume With Bad Original Costume

    In a rare “Yeah okay, we f’d up” moment of truth, Marvel has acknowledged the flack over the re-designed clone costume being featured in Ben Reilly: The Scarlet Spider #1. Via Newsarama, Mark Bagley has redrawn the original image (which drew widespread LOL comments across the web) to switch…

  • 101 Unpleasant Ways For Ben Reilly To Die

    101 Unpleasant Ways For Ben Reilly To Die

    Due to recent events in the pages of Amazing Spider-Man, I now present you with a list of 101 Unpleasant Ways For Ben Reilly To Die. I wrote half this list on a napkin while eating a bacon & pork sausage omelette at IHOP this morning. Enjoy! 1) Stabbed…

  • Happy Birthday, Mike McNulty!!

    Happy Birthday, Mike McNulty!!

    Crawlspace Podcast panelist, former ASM reviewer and everyone’s best pal “Spectacular Mike” McNulty, aka Stillanerd, has yet another birthday this Friday! Mike it… 27! Yes, 27 years old today! These days you can find him writing over at WhateverASpiderCan.com – but he’s still a podcast fixture. Join me in…

  • Trigger Warning: "Stark Suit"

    Trigger Warning: “Stark Suit”

    Good God Almighty. I’m trying, Crawlspacers. I am trying so hard to be open about the new MarvelSony Spidey movie. I desperately want to be enjoying something – anything – Spidey related again. I’ve been putting my faith in Kevin Feige and Marvel Studios but what I read today…

  • Happy Birthday, Ashley!!

    Happy Birthday, Ashley!!

    Brad’s out of town and I am about to head out of town – and this kinda snuck up on us! So unfortunately I don’t have a new birthday image for this year – so instead we’ll have to go with the one from last year and pretend it’s…

  • Captain America Wants To Pop Up In Spider-Man Movies!

    Captain America Wants To Pop Up In Spider-Man Movies!

    Speaking to MTV (which was known for playing music videos back when raptors still walked the Earth), Captain America Chris Evans expressed interest in popping up in a Spider-Man film as Cap and also praised the Marvel Cinematic Universe Spidey, actor Tom Holland. Having Cap show up in a…

  • Deadline: Michael Keaton To Fly As The Vulture After All?

    Deadline: Michael Keaton To Fly As The Vulture After All?

    First he was in talks, then he wasn’t – now Deadline is reporting that Michael Keaton and Marvel/Sony have closed the deal and Keaton will be putting on the green wings. From Deadline: Michael Keaton, who in April was in early talks for a villainous role in the Sony-Marvel…

  • Farewell Darwyn Cooke, 1962-2016

    Farewell Darwyn Cooke, 1962-2016

    Yesterday afternoon we (as in fandom) learned that writer & artist Dawyn Cooke was battling an aggressive cancer. Very late last night we started to get word that he’d lost his battle with it, and it was confirmed this morning. He was only 53 years old. To say Darwyn…

  • Berryman Vs Captain America: Civil War (Spider-Centric!)

    Berryman Vs Captain America: Civil War (Spider-Centric!)

    Captain America: Civil War is… energetic. There is so much going on that the film rarely takes a breath as it moves from one moment to the next. And I could talk all about Cap, Bucky, Tony, Rhodey, Sam, Natasha, Wanda, Vizh, Clint, Scott, Sharon (and Peggy!) and T’Challa…