Interesting Tidbit Vol. 4 #1: Spider-Woman is actually the codename of several fictional characters in the Marvel Comics universe. Harry “A” Chesler Comics published an earlier “Spider-Woman” in 1944; a non-superpowered crime-fighter named Helen Goddard made her first and only appearance in the Golden Age comic book “Major Victory #1;” and yet another Spider-Woman was in “Spidey Super Stories #11” (story 3), although that is not accepted as official canon…what does that even mean?
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SPIDER-WOMAN: AGENT OF S.W.O.R.D #2
WRITER: Brian Michael Bendis
ARTIST: Alex Maleev
LETTERER: VC’s Cory Petit
MODEL FOR SPIDER-WOMAN/JESSICA DREW: Jolynn Carpenter (more…)
It seems so long ago…for everything. So long since Secret Invasion happened; so long since Spider-Woman was initially solicited as a comic; so long since the motion comic came out and “changed the future of paper comics as we know it;” just…so long.
But Jessica Drew is back and so am I, ready to step back into my reviewing-shoes, and boy did I pick a great time to do it!
SPIDER-WOMAN: AGENT OF S.W.O.R.D #1
WRITER: Brian Michael Bendis
ARTIST: Alex Maleev
LETTERER: VC’s Cory Petit
MODEL FOR SPIDER-WOMAN/JESSICA DREW: Jolynn Carpenter
Inspired by my friend spidertour02, I have decided to put the word out for BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH (October) on the main page. How does this connect to Spider-Man, you ask? Well, Peter Parker loves Ta Tas, does he not? He’s dated very buxom women such as Mary Jane and Black Cat, plus he enjoys giving Black Cat “chest compressions” (I cite issue #607).
What can you do to help the fight against Breast Cancer? Facebook, Twitter, put a pink ribbon on your signature here in the message board, buy and eat yogurt with pink lids and send those pink lids in to get Yoplait to donate $.10 per lid to the cause, go to the National Breast Cancer Awareness Month website to learn more about everything, buy a t-shirt, go on a walk for the cure, or finally, join a global movement. In short, just do something, anything to help the fight against Breast Cancer. Women’s Ta Tas everywhere will appreciate it, mine included!
Pay attention, this is a landmark moment in the history of comics. Spider-Woman, Agent of S.W.O.R.D. was announced at the NYCC 2009 as being produced as a motion comic and slated to be sold on iTunes. This will act in cooperation with a hard copy release of the comic. While Spider-Woman was sadly delayed earlier this spring due to the tardiness of the motion comic, she finally apprears to be making her debut. We here at the Crawl Space have been paying attention to all the teases, premieres, and digital progression of the Spider-Woman comic (not to mention comics in general), and I for one, am very proud to present to you a review of the motion comic!
Donald Soffritti is the artist of the new illustrated book Superheroes Decadence. I happened upon this while perusing Telegraph.co.uk. The Italian Soffritti’s imaginings of comic book heroes and villains getting older are being collected into the book named above. I really enjoyed this image, though I do believe it was used once for the MB banner! Ex animo, Spider-Girl!
Over at IGN.com there is a brief video interview with Sam Raimi about the progress of the next installment in the Spider-Man movies. Nothing big is revealed but Kirsten’s and Toby’s status comes up, along with who is writing the script. Enjoy! Ex animo, Spider-Girl!
“UK, April 22, 2009 – Sam Raimihas been talking about Spider-Man 4 to Sci-FI Wire, and said he wants to take the character of Peter Parker in a new direction. Kirsten Dunst – who is still not signed on to reprise her role as Mary Jane. ‘I’m hoping that she is going to come aboard… I think she would like to. But I don’t want to speak on behalf of her.’”
He said: ‘I hope that we just [look] ever deeper into the truth of who Peter Parker really is – as a human being and a unique character, and that we celebrate that, which is a lot of the reason I want to make this next picture.’
Raimi continued: ‘I still believe I have an understanding of Peter Parker as the character that I have not quite put onto the screen yet.’
The director also revealed he has a meeting coming up with
What’s this new direction? Will Kirsten return? Does Raimi truly understand the character? I guess we’ll all find out in 2011! Ex animo: Spider-Girl!
We here at the Crawl Space would like to wish all of you a Happy Valentine’s Day! Spend it with a loved one or at least doing an activity that you love! Also, be sure to address all Valentine’s to Spider-Girl, C/O: The Crawl Space! *wink*
I found a great video from SNL called “Superhero Party.” Watch what happens when Lois Lane, Superman, Flash, Lana Lang, Hulk, Thing, Spider-Man, Spider-Woman, Ant-Man, and Invisible Woman all get together with some spiked punch! Originally from 1979…
Sorry, I could not find a picture of the said item. As I was looking around in Barnes and Noble yesterday, I discovered these Marvel messenger bags near the comic/anime section. It’s black with red trim, and it has Spider-man, Captain America, and the Hulk, I believe. It seemed like a good deal for $14.95…however, as I did not write this information down while I was there, I could be completely wrong on the price. I looked on the Barnes and Noble site and they have no information on it either. It does exist! It does have Spider-man on it! That’s really all that should count! It could also be useful for carrying books to school, or even to work…good luck!
Interesting Tidbit Volume 3 #5: Again, taken from an interview with Terry Moore on Newsarama.com: “No, I don’t think it’s primarily a young girl book, but it IS very accessible to young girls. I never lose sight of the fact that I want somebody Mary Jane’s age to be able to pick this up and enjoy it. I mean, we’re writing a comic book series about a 15- or 16-year-old girl, so it’s important that a 12-year-old girl be able to pick this up and enjoy it. But I think guys would really enjoy this too, because while it’s told through Mary Jane’s eyes, the things she’s looking at are primarily guys and their lives, so it’s pretty interesting to guys as well. And I’ve been amazed at the fan group this title already has from Sean McKeever’s run. They’re just hardcore, old-school male superhero fans. I’m pretty impressed with the variety of readers.”
Interesting Tidbit Volume 3 #3:Taken from a Newsarama.com interview with Terry Moore:“Craig Rousseau is the artist on this series, and his art is different from the look that Mary Jane has had previously. Mary Jane originally start off kind of cartoony, then it went manga-looking, and now with Craig Rousseau, it’s gone back to more of an American cartoon look. It’s very simple with open space that colors beautifully—it really pops when it’s in color. It’s very clean, and I think it’s very appropriate to this story. It has its own distinctive look. Craig’s a really good artist who already has a book that he’s drawing over at Image called PERHAPANAUTS. It has that same kind of look—well-designed and well-drawn, and very easy on the eyes. I like the fact that the two books I’m doing with Marvel look completely different, but very distinctive.”
My first 5 out of 5 rating! Please give this book a chance, it really is not just for girls!
SPIDER-MAN LOVES MARY JANE: SEASON 2
TITLE: Content, relaxed, thoughtful, gleeful, too cool, *angry*…once again, just kidding!
Interesting Tidbit Volume 3 #3:Did you know that Terry Moore writes and draws his own comic?The comic ECHO is a story that revolves around Julie, a young photographer who inadvertently discovers the Beta Suit.Moore has said the premise of ECHO is a woman living in today’s America who is dealing with a sudden unbelievable change to her daily life.Julie, the protagonist, deals with such hardships as delaying her own divorce to being unable to feed her own dog.See, comics CAN be a form of realism!
Interesting Tidbit Volume 3 #2:Differing from the normal layouts of comic covers these days, the SPIDER-MAN LOVES MARY JANE covers usually have little to do with the internal story material (though if you study it, there is always a subtle reference to the story).Perhaps two of my favorite covers are from the first “Season.”Issue #8 is an homage to an ALMOST FAMOUS movie poster and also bears resemblance to UNTOLD TALES OF SPIDER-MAN #16.Also, Issue #9 is an homage to a poster for THE BREAKFAST CLUB.I greatly respect using previous material but changing it to suit your needs!
Here we go…Spider-Girl is playing catch up with the reviews…but I will succeed!!!
Interesting Tidbit Volume 1 #4:WHAT?!?!I’VE BEEN GONE FOR HOW LONG?!?!?Yea, I’m sorry about that…didn’t I tell you all how stressful the Architecture program is?Instead of the usual factoid that I offer, here’s a chance for one of you to gain some extra points towards being my “Favorite Member of the Month.”Tell me, what is this from:
sic ego nunc, quoniam haec ratio plerumque videtur
We at the Crawl Space wish all of you a Happy Thanksgiving, no matter the country, no matter the culture, no matter the age. We also hope that you are able to spend it with the people that matter the most to you! Be sure to give thanks! And please, watch out for those bike messengers when going for that cranberry sauce.
Errr…and maybe leave the hunting to the professionals!
I know this is unconventional here on the Crawl Space, but I hope all of you (who are eligible, that is) go out and vote today! I know it has been constantly repeated as being “history-making,” but, no matter what, this election is going to have a great impact on all of our lives.
Please, my fellow Americans, do your part and get to the polls before 7pm! Hey, Spidey says so! Thank-you!
Interesting Tidbit #0: I must apologize to all you Crawl Space regulars for not keeping up with my reviews. Let’s just say that school takes away all my free time. If any of you out there plan on becoming architects, just know that you will be entering an intense program no matter where you go! With that said, these reviews (NEW AVENGERS,SPIDER-MAN LOVES MARY JANE, AVENGERS/INVADERS) will be coming, though they may all come in one big bundle in December. Keep your eyes peeled, my faithful readers!
But for the real news…
Since this was a big topic of discussion on the recently recorded October podcast, I thought this would pique many people’s interest:
MTV caught up with “Spider-Man” franchise director Sam Raimi, who talked about Kirsten Dunst’s possible return, the possibility of filming two movies simultaneously, and a potential villain for the fourth film. *Caution* Raimi uses the “L” word…
Interesting Tidbit Volume 3 #1: Literally translated, “manga” means “whimsical pictures,” a word first used in the 18th century with the publication of such works as Santo Kyoden’s picturebook “Shiji no yukikai” (1798). It was also used in the early 19th century with such works as Aikawa Minwa’s “Manga hyakujo” (1814) and the celebrated “Hokusai manga,” which contained assorted drawings from the sketchbook of the famous ukiyo-e (“pictures of the floating world,” which is a form of Japanese woodblock prints) artist Hokusai. Rakuten Kitazawa first used “manga” in its modern form.
With that “tidbit” out of the way, I would just like to say that this is NOT MANGA! So, for those of you who are frightened by the extreme facial forms and expressions of manga characters, fear not! I implore all of you to try “Spider-man Loves Mary Jane;” if not this “Season,” then perhaps the first and the Mary Jane miniseries. Oh, better get on with the review before Spidey-Kong eats me!
SPIDER-MAN LOVES MARY JANE: SEASON 2
WRITER: Terry Moore ARTIST: Craig Rousseau COLORIST: Guillem Mari
Interesting Tidbit Vol. 1 #3: While this may be the first time the Invaders have time-traveled to the 21st century and faced the Avengers, it is not the first time the Invaders and the Avengers have met and fought. In AVENGERS (Volume 1) #71, Captain America and the Avengers were manipulated by alien gamesman the Grandmaster, who sent some of the Avengers back to 1942 to fight the Invaders, including the wartime Cap himself. This issue, published in December 1969, actually introduces the WWII team, created by Roy Thomas and Sal Buscema. While this may be a complete role reversal, in the words of Yogi Berra “It’s déjà vu all over again!”
AVENGERS/INVADERS #3 TITLE: Homefront WRITERS: Alex Ross and Jim Krueger PENCILS: Steve Sadowski COLOR: inLight Studios (more…)
Interesting Tidbit Volume 2 #4: Thanks to my muffin-loving friend Will, I caught the vintage references within this issue, concerning Skrull-aptain America’s memories. THE AVENGERS #14, a part of the legendary Roger Stern/John Byrne run, and FANTASTIC FOUR #19, both issues released in 1985 are alluded to. Ah, She-Hulk! What a wonderful addition to the Fantastic Four! Thanks Will! You are so handy for obscure references that no one else could possibly know…and you make good muffins too!
THE NEW AVENGERS #43 WRITER: Brian Michael Bendis PENCILS: Billy Tan INKS: Danny Miki COLOR: Jason Keith (more…)
I suppose a subtitle for this review would be “12 inch Scarlet Spider: Fact or Fiction,” since at no point in time could I actually find a 12 in Scarlet Spider. Caution: Disappointment awaits!
This first image on the left is the mythical “12 inch Scarlet Spider.” However, if you look closely it is actually 10 inches. Apparently someone was overcompensating by 2 inches, but where did those 2 inches go?
On the right, we have a 6 inch Scarlet Spider (on a 1/12 scale). We have now lost 50% of the Scarlet Spider.
Do not let this image on the left fool you, this Scarlet Spider is only about 2 inches tall. Okay, so right now, if I were to go to a restaurant and spend $12, this is like a 16.67% tip.