Author Archives: JH

  • December 2017 Spider-Solicitations with JH Commentary

    December 2017 Spider-Solicitations with JH Commentary

    Here comes December 2017 and with it the Spider-event of the year, worlds colliding and Gwenom! Let’s dive right in. AMAZING SPIDER-MAN/VENOM: VENOM INC. ALPHA #1 DAN SLOTT & MIKE COSTA (W) • RYAN STEGMAN (A/C) Variant Cover A by Adi Granov Variant Cover B by TBA VENOM INC. Part…

  • Marvel's Spider-Man -  'The Osborn Academy' Review

    Marvel’s Spider-Man – ‘The Osborn Academy’ Review

    We kicked off this new cartoon last week with something that was ‘decent, with potential’. Do we, this week, see this potential explored as Spidey goes toe-to-toe with the Jackal, the Shocker and…Clash? Are we sure about that? Clash? Really? Oh wow, let’s dive right in! MARVEL’S SPIDER-MAN –…

  • November 2017 Spider-Solicitations with JH Commentary

    November 2017 Spider-Solicitations with JH Commentary

    SPIDER-MAN #234 BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS (W) • OSCAR BAZALDUA (A) Cover by PATRICK BROWN Lenticular Homage (LH) Variant Cover by MARK BAGLEY Legacy Headshot Variant Cover by MIKE MCKONE Variant Cover by SANFORD GREENE SINISTER SIX REBORN Part 1 Miles’ world has been shaken a lot lately, but nothing…

  • Marvel's Spider-Man - 'Horizon High' Parts 1 + 2 Review

    Marvel’s Spider-Man – ‘Horizon High’ Parts 1 + 2 Review

    A new Spider-Man cartoon is finally here and, after 4 seasons and 104 episodes of Ultimate Spider-Man (*shudder*), can this incarnation of the well-known wall-crawler be at least passable? Let’s find out in: MARVEL’S SPIDER-MAN – HORIZON HIGH: PART 1 + PART 2 But before we launch ourselves into…

  • September 2017 Spider-Solicitations with JH Commentary

    Here comes September 2017 and with it a rebirth (no, a ‘legacy’), time travelling Spiders and an entire Venomverse! Let’s dive right in.   MARVEL LEGACY #1 JASON AARON (W) • ESAD RIBIC (A) DOUBLE GATEFOLD COVER BY JOE QUESADA Wraparound Variant Cover by MARK BROOKS Variant Cover by…

  • August 2017 Spider-Solicitations

    August 2017 Spider-Solicitations

    Sorry guys this is so late, but sometimes you have to do stuff outside of comic books. Like playing Injustice 2. So here we finally go, covering Spider-Men, Empires and Venompool (ugh). SECRET EMPIRE #8 & 9 (of 10) NICK SPENCER (W) • Issue #8 – DANIEL ACUñA (A)…

  • July 2017 Spider-Solicitations with JH Commentary

    July 2017 Spider-Solicitations with JH Commentary

    Here comes July 2017 and with it a new Miles, a new Octopus and… Deadpool killing the Marvel Universe? Didn’t we already do that? SECRET EMPIRE #6 (of 9) NICK SPENCER (W) • LEINIL FRANCIS  YU (A) Cover by MARK BROOKS Variant Cover by J. SCOTT CAMPBELL Variant Cover…

  • June Solicitations with JH Commentary

    June Solicitations with JH Commentary

    Here comes June 2017 and with it more secret empires, an end of a friendship and a new ‘superior’ look for Ock! SECRET EMPIRE #4 (of 9) NICK SPENCER (W) • LEINIL FRANCIS YU (A) Cover by MARK BROOKS Variant Cover by J. SCOTT CAMPBELL Hydra Hero Variant Cover by…

  • May Solicitations with JH Commentary

    May Solicitations with JH Commentary

    Here comes May 2017 and with it goblin armies, stupid costumes and a not-so-secret empire! AMAZING SPIDER-MAN: RENEW YOUR VOWS #7 GERRY CONWAY (w) • RYAN STEGMAN (a/C) • Magneto strikes! • The Brotherhood of Evil Mutants has defeated the X-Men… • …and now it’s up to the Spider-Family…

  • Clone Conspiracy #5 Mega-Review

    Clone Conspiracy #5 Mega-Review

    Hi”It’s never easy, is it?” Hi Crawlspacers! Between this issue and the last, all of our reviewers died terribly of laughing too hard at Ben Reilly’s new costume. Luckily our friends over at New U were able to help us out and we’re all back for this issue! The…

  • Prowler #3 Review

    Prowler #3 Review

    “I just wish I knew where this was leading me. But I have to keep moving.” Prowler hasn’t been a fun ride so far. With cancellation on the horizon, it looks like this series is going to slip away, forgotten as a tie-in to yet another Spidey event. But…

  • Prowler #4 Review

    Prowler #4 Review

    “Hobie!! Hobie!! You’re here!! What the hell is happening?! Yeah, I’m doing these reviews out of order, just to shake it up a bit. To recap though, Prowler has hardly been one of my favourite series’ but as it winds down, I’m hoping we can get something good from…

  • Prowler #2 Review

    Prowler #2 Review

    I really didn’t like the first issue of Prowler – it was quite boring and nothing really made me want to read on. The fact it is a tie-in to an event I’m not a huge fan of only made it worse. But, much like the Jackal, I’m willing…

  • April 2017 Solicitations With JH Commentary

    April 2017 Solicitations With JH Commentary

    Here comes April 2017 and with it – okay guys, I’m gonna level with you, I forgot about the solicits. So sorry about that and let’s get on with what Spider-stuff Marvel is shoveling out in April! AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #26 DAN SLOTT (w) • STUART IMMONEN (a) COVER BY ALEX…

  • Prowler #1 Review

    Prowler #1 Review

    “I have no idea what I’m doing.”                 After a grand total of 0 people demanded it, Marvel have decided to give Hobbie Brown – the Prowler – his own book. Will this series be a smash-hit like Superior Foes or will it suffer from the dreaded event syndrome?…

  • March 2017 Solicitations with JH commentary

    March 2017 Solicitations with JH commentary

    Here comes March 2017 and with it over-priced events, the fallout of The Clone Conspiracy and the Spider-Marriage of the century! MONSTERS UNLEASHED #4 (OF 5) CULLEN BUNN (W) • SALVADOR LARROCA (A/C) ’50s Movie Poster Variant Cover by FRANCESCO FRANCAVILLA MONSTER VERSUS MARVEL HERO VARIANT COVER BY BILL…

  • February 2017 Solicitations with JH commentary

    February 2017 Solicitations with JH commentary

    Sorry this is so late, but here comes February 2017 and with it is villains, the end of clones and more Gwenpool than anyone asked for! KINGPIN #1 MATTHEW ROSENBERG (W) • BEN TORRES (A) Cover by JEFF DEKAL Variant Cover by BILL SIENKIEWICZ Connecting Variant Cover by MARCO CHECCHETTO…

  • December 2016 Spider-Solicitations

    December 2016 Spider-Solicitations

    Sorry this is so late, but here comes November 2016 and with it comes Carnage’s final battle, holiday specials and even more clones! THE CLONE CONSPIRACY #3 (of 5) DAN SLOTT (W) • JIM CHEUNG (A) Cover by GABRIELE DELL’OTTO VARIANT COVER BY MARK BAGLEY TEASER VARIANT COVER BY…

  • November 2016 Spider-Solicitations

    November 2016 Spider-Solicitations

    Here comes November 2016 and with it comes Marvel NOW!, Avengers shakeups and a Clone Conspiracy. AVENGERS #1 MARK WAID (W) • MIKE DEL MUNDO (A) Cover by ALEX ROSS Variant Cover by ADAM KUBERT Variant Cover by TBA Captain America 75th Anniversary Variant Cover by TBA Hip-Hop Variant…

  • Web Warriors #8 Review

    Web Warriors #8 Review

    “Good thing catastrophe is old hat around here.”  Marvel NOW! is on the horizon and that means the Warriors are soon going to be swept under the rug. With only a few issues left, will our webbed heroes go down swinging? Let’s find out… Writer: Mike Costa Art: David…

  • September 2016 Spider-Solicitations

    September 2016 Spider-Solicitations

    Here comes September 2016 and with it comes Civil War, cancelled books and a lot of Miles Morales. CIVIL WAR II #6 (OF 7) BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS (W) • DAVID MARQUEZ (A) Cover by MARKO DJURDJEVIC Variant Cover by Michael Cho OLD MAN LOGAN VARIANT BY PHIL NOTO B&W VIRGIN…

  • Web Warriors 7 Review

    Web Warriors 7 Review

    “Okay, I’m just gonna head home now. Because I don’t think you need me for this one.” Well, yeah. That happened. Don’t really know what to say about it. Like seriously. Wow.  Writer: Mike Costa Art: David Baldeon Inkers: Walden Wong & Rick Magyar Colorist: Matt Yackey Letterer: VC’s Joe…

  • Web Warriors #6 Review

    “Hey guys. Is that strand of the Web on fire?” After fending off the horrors of the Battery, the Warriors must now face a horde of angry Venoms. Maybe they discovered how they were treated in  Spider-Man 3 and are out for revenge! Let’s find out, in Web Warriors…

  • Web Warriors #5 Review

    “It’s looking really crazy down there” As the first arc of Web Warriors’ reaches it’s shocking conclusion, one terrifying question will be raised – how will I be able to carry these reviews without Electro-puns?! Writer: Mike Costa Art: David Baldeon Inker: Walden Wong & Roberto Poggi Colorist: Jason Keith…

  • June 2016 Spider-Solicitations

    Hi guys, I’m taking over from BD on the solicitations for just this month – bear with me, I’ll do the best I can. AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #13 & 14 DAN SLOTT (W) • GIUSEPPE CAMUNCOLI (A) CoverS by ALEX ROSS POWER PLAY CONTINUES! • Things aren’t going well between…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Web Warriors #3 Review

    “Dear me, is there another war going on?!” After a shaky second issue, can Costa and Baldeon bring back that spark that made the first issue so good? Get it, spark? … I’ll leave. Writer: Mike Costa Art: David Baldeon Inker: Walden Wong, Victor Olazaba & Livesay Colorist: Jason Keith & Andrew…

  • Spidey Civil War Rumors

    Geek.Com are reporting some interesting news about Captain America: Civil  War. I’ll put it after the break if anyone wants to avoid potential spoilers.  A source has told Geek.Com Spider-Man will be on Iron Man’s side in the upcoming installment in the MCU. This source says that Tony Stark has…