Category Archives: 2010 Mini Series

  • FLASHBACK REVIEW: SPIDER-GIRL: THE END!

      When a title ends, it is never easy on the reader, the artists, the writers. But to be honest, there was a group of guys more prepared to take on the role of writing a final issue more so than Tom DeFalco, Ron Frenz and Sal Bucemea. But before…

  • FLASHBACK REVIEW: SPECTACULAR SPIDER-GIRL #4 (of 4)

    PART TWO OF OUR FLASHBACK SERIES! The final chapter of the Spectacular Spider –Girl is NOW.  SPECTACULAR SPIDER-GIRL #4 (of 4) WRITTEN BY: Tom DeFalco ART BY: Ron Frenz INKS BY: Sal Bucemea BACKSTORY: See this one for more. STORY: May comes home with Peter KO-ed, he comes too…

  • FLASHBACK REVIEW: Spectacular Spider-Girl #3!

    Hello Folks! Kevin Cushing let me take the reigns from his ‘Flashback Series’ of reviews that are filling in the gaps in our reviews of various mini series, or ongoings on the website. This is the first of three reviews that will wrap up the Spider Girl title here…

  • FLASHBACK REVIEW: Web of Spider-Man #7

    Only 7 issues into the run of this volume of Web of Spider-Man we already come to the end of an era. This issue was the last to feature a Gauntlet Origins story and a Spectacular Spider-Girl story, as all of the first 7 issues did. Going forward this…

  • FLASHBACK REVIEW: Web of Spider-Man #6

    Hey Kevin, you skipped #5! Why yes I did. For whatever reason, when this title was originally being reviewed, issues 1, 5, and 2 were covered (in that order). I’m just filling in the gaps here and will not be re-reviewing any previously covered material. If you’ve been following…

  • FLASHBACK REVIEW: Web of Spider-Man #4

    This issue is cover-dated March 2010. Mysterio is the focus of the origin story here, preparing for his Gauntlet story in Amazing Spider-Man #618-620 by Dan Slott and Marcos Martin. Mysterio first appeared in Amazing Spider-Man #13 by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko (cover pictured to the right). Production:…

  • FLASHBACK REVIEW: Web of Spider-Man #3

    Let’s do something new with something old, shall we? When I recently went through the Crawl Space archives to retag things (mainly reviews) to make them easier to search in the categories bar on the right side of the page, I noticed several holes in some titles, mainly mini-series…

  • Onslaught Unleashed #2 of 4 Review

    Little Tidbit That You May Not Care About But It’s Still Here Anyway: So who’s Onslaught?  That’s the question I asked myself back in the old days when I was just a wee Two-Bit Boy in the arcades.  I was watching the cooler teens play the original Marvel vs…

  • Onslaught Unleashed #1 of 4 Review

    Interesting Tidbit That You May Not Care About But It’s Here Anyway: At the conclusion of the Dark Reign, Marvel heralded its Heroic Age, where heroes were back to being heroes. At the outset of this new era, new teams banded together to fight evil. One such team was…

  • SPIDER-MAN/FANTASTIC FOUR #2 Review

    Spider-Man/Fantastic Four #2 “Symbiosis” WRITER: Christos Gage ARTIST: Mario Alberti SPOILERS abound, so hide your young sensitive eyes. WHAT HAPPENED: Very shortly after Reed has pulled the symbiote off of Spider-Man, they are examining it in a lab and having a bonding moment.  Franklin moseys in and stares at…

  • SPIDER-MAN/FANTASTIC FOUR #1 Review

    Spider-Man/Fantastic Four #1 Spider-Man must join with The Fantastic Four to fight a … “Crisis on Campus!” WRITER: Christos N. Gage ARTIST: Mario Alberti Your new miniseries reviewer, reporting for duty.  Comment below, but remember: this is my first time, so please be gentle. WHAT HAPPENED: Dr. Doom is…

  • Spectacular Spider-Girl #2 Review

    Usually with mini series I have an approach. I don’t usually buy the whole thing. I might buy the first issue, then wait for a slow week to pick up the rest. I can’t say I’ve enjoyed most minis, notably the Clone Saga mini, Avengers/Atlas, HumanTorch/Spider-Man have been ones…

  • SPECTACULAR SPIDER-GIRL #1 (Of 4) Review

    NOTE: This was supposed to come out weeks ago. Yeah, I got a girlfriend. Sorry folks. In the Fictional Offices of the Crawl Space, Zach Joiner former reviewer of Spider-Girl, is sitting in his cubicle, reading the latest issue of Amazing, getting more and more upset over the protrayal…

  • Amazing Spider-Man Presents: American Son#1 review (with slideshow)

    Back in the 70’s, when Marvel first published “Spectacular Spider-Man”, they jokingly informed the readers that they wouldn’t be diluting the waters by giving him as many spinoffs as Superman has. One example that they made was that they wouldn’t be giving Harry his own series. It’s 2010, and…

  • Web of Spider-Man #2 Review

                        Gauntlet Origins: Electro Writing: Fred Van Lente Art: Barry Kitson Colorist: Jeromy Cox Letterer: VC’s Joe Carmanga THEN (a short time after a certain lineman gets electrocuted by a lightning strike). On rain covered night on the Goeth Bridge…

  • The Many Loves of the Amazing Spider-Man # 1 review and slideshow

    COVER BY: Jason Levesque WRITER: Brian Reed, Chris Yost and Roger Stern PENCILS: Michael Ryan, Nick Dragotta and Ron Frenz The great loves of Peter Parker’s life. Gwen Stacy, Felicia Hardy, Mary Jane Watson-Parker and…Carlie Cooper?!?! The Basics This book is a one-shot featuring three stories, each focusing on a…

  • SIEGE 4 REVIEW

    Here we are, at the Dark Reign saga’s finale and the post-Civil War Marvel Universe’s culmination.  What’s Norman Osborn’s fate?  Where do our heroes stand in the new world order?  Is the comic any good?  Find answers to these questions and more within! SIEGE #4 “The Siege of Asgard…

  • Spider-Man & The Secret Wars #4 (of 4) Review

    “We’re Off on the Road to Morocco…” Writer: Paul Tobin Penciler: Patrick Scherberger & Clayton Henry Inker: Terry Pallot Meanwhile, Back at the Ranch… The fourth and final chapter of Tobin & Scherberger’s ‘Spider-Man & the Secret Wars’ finds the Marvel Heroes caught in the middle of Doom’s power…

  • Spider-Man & The Secret Wars #3 (of 4) Review

    “Galactus A-Go-Go…” Writer: Paul Tobin Penciler: Patrick Scherberger Inker: Terry Pallot The Situation So Far… The third issue of Tobin & Scherberger’s ‘Spider-Man & the Secret Wars’ revisits Secret Wars #9, where Galactus makes his move towards “eating” the Beyonder’s battleworld and the Marvel heroes try an all-out assault…

  • Spider-Man & The Secret Wars #2 (of 4) Review

    “If It’s Not Broke…” Writer: Paul Tobin Penciler: Patrick Scherberger Inker: Terry Pallot When Last We Met… The second installment of Spider-Man & the Secret Wars was out awhile back and I am late with the reviews of this issue and with #3 (which is coming tomorrow).  I can…

  • SIEGE #3 REVIEW

    The heroes unite, the reign of Norman Osborn meets its end, and a lot of very big things fall apart.  It’s all in yet another chapter of Marvel’s latest event.  Is Siege worth your attention?  Read the review to find out! SIEGE #3 “The Siege of Asgard – Intercepted”…

  • Amazing Spider-Man Presents: Jackpot # 1 Review (with slideshow)

    COVER BY: David Yardin WRITER: Marc Guggenheim PENCILS: Adriana Melo INKS: Array COLORED BY: Andrew Dallhouse LETTERED BY: VC – Joe Caramanga Remember Jackpot? The super-heroine who may or may not be Mary Jane (she wasn’t). Well now she has received a makeover and her own mini-series. Is it…

  • Web of Spider-Man #5 Review

                    Vultures! Hybrid Clone Bratty Sister! An untold Reilly story! Gauntlet Origins: Vulture Writer: Fred Van Lente Artist: Francis Portela Colorist: Christopher Sotomayor Letterer: Rus Wooton On Vernon C. Rain Prison Barge, Adrian Toomes, aka The Vulture, is manhandled from his cafeteria…

  • SIEGE #2 REVIEW

    Siege the day! SIEGE #2 “The Siege of Asgard – Phase Two” WRITER: Brian Michael Bendis PENCILER: Olivier Coipel INKER: Mark Morales COLORIST: Laura Martin LETTERER Chris Eliopoulos PLOT: Balder and Heimball inform Ares that Osborn lied about Loki controlling Asgard, Maria Hill helps Thor escape from Iron Patriot,…

  • SIEGE #1 REVIEW

    I can Siege clearly now the Reign is gone! SIEGE #1 WRITER: Brian Michael Bendis PENCILER: Olivier Coipel INKER: Mark Morales COLORIST: Laura Martin LETTERER Chris Eliopoulos  PLOT: With Norman Osborn’s political clout waning and his Cabal torn apart, the HAMMER leader and former Green Goblin takes drastic measures…

  • Spider-Man & The Secret Wars #1 (of 4) Review

    “Trying to Re-Imagine Memory Lane…” Writer: Paul Tobin Penciler: Patrick Scherberger Inker: Terry Pallot First – A History Lesson… I was in junior high when the first Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars 12-issue limited series launched and back in 1984 it was a real roller coaster ride of ambition,…

  • Web of Spider-Man #1 Review

    I’ll admit, I’m not the most knowledgeable about the stories told in this issue. I have never read the Clone Saga, but there’s a Kaine story in here. I’ve read (in total) three issues of Spider-Girl and we have Spectacular Spider-Girl in here. HOWEVER, I have read the issue…