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The Tangled Web of Spider-Man Post Secret Wars!

Amazing-Spider-Man-Renew-Your-Vows-2015-a906cWe finally know the story behind the Spider-Man Secret Wars tie-in “Renew Your Vows”. Now, it’s pretty much what we expected from the original teaser we saw, which had Spider-Man, Mary Jane, and their young daughter displayed pretty prominently. It’s going to feature a Peter Parker who’s reality is that of the pre-“One More Day” continuity, which means that he’s still happily married to Mary Jane, and even has a family. It’s also being drawn by Adam Kubert and written by current Amazing Spider-Man writer Dan Slott, because who else would be bringing you this story? Read the rest of this entry

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Does Whatever A Spider Can?

Amazing-Spider-Man-2-webslingingAnother week, another Spider-Man rumor.

Marvel Studios has been having “talks” with Sony about using Spider-Man in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

According to IGN, these talks are in very early negotiations, and while it’s entirely possible that this could all fall apart, it doesn’t make me any less excited. After the heartbreak that was Amazing Spider-Man 2, really the only thing that could get me excited about another Sony Spidey movie would be if he was allowed to work with the MCU, and it seems like it’s something that Sony is open to. Read the rest of this entry

10 (Comic) Books That Have Affected Me In Some Way

its-a-mans-comic-book-worldRecently my Facebook feed has been exploding with people listing ten books that have affected them in some way throughout their lives. I was recently tagged in a friend’s post, and while my response includes a healthy smattering of paneled pages within it, I’ve decided to try and start up my own spin on this social media movement, except this time focusing exclusively on comic books. IF there’s ever been a time to argue for the legitimacy of comics medium as a source of literature, it’s now. We’re currently in the middle of a comics renaissance, with books that have the potential to stand alongside classics like Watchmen, The Dark Knight Returns, and Stan Lee and Steve Ditko’s early Spider-Man work. IF you follow my on Facebook you’ve already seen my list, but if you don’t, here’s an expanded list of the ten comics that affected me, shocked me, and shaped me into the person I am today (oh, and give me an add on Facebook too if you feel so obliged). NOTE: Wondering why there’s now Walking Dead or Snyder/Capullo Batman? Those runs aren’t done yet. Read the rest of this entry

Comic Reviews: The Amazing Spider-Man and The Walking Dead!

COMIC REVIEWS!!!!

images The Amazing Spider-Man #5 (Marvel Comics)

 Spidey’s “Original Sin” tie-in continues with Amazing Spider-Man #5, which picks up right where writer Dan Slott and artist Humberto Ramos left Spidey last month: on top of a rooftop, making out with Silk, the mysterious Spider-Woman that Peter Parker found last issue. However, before things get really hot and heavy, Peter puts the stop on things once he realizes that Silk knows his secret identity. After asking her questions about her family, Peter brings Silk back to his apartment so they can look for them, but they end up making out again. Read the rest of this entry

Comic Reviews: Spider-Man 2099 and Grayson!

COMIC REVIEWS!!!!

STK644347 Spider-Man 2099 #1 (Marvel Comics)

Spidey 2099 swings into his own comic series thanks to Peter David and artist Will Sliney in Spider-Man 2099 #1! Still stuck in our time period after his appearance in Superior Spider-Man, Miguel O’Hara has to navigate our world and find a way back to his time period without disrupting the natural flow of events.

This opening issue finds Miguel (under the guise of Mike O’Mara) continuing to acclimate himself to our modern world, which in this issue involves getting an apartment. Watching Miguel try and keep the fact that he’s from the future was pretty fun in this scene, but I have no recollection of Tempest the cleaning woman ever appearing in any of the past Spidey 2099 scenes that were in Superior Spider-Man. She probably did show up, but I don’t remember it all (honestly I wouldn’t even be bringing it up if Miguel didn’t mention meeting her throughout the comic). Read the rest of this entry