This is a special year for everyone’s favourite webhead, because although he doesn’t look it, he turns 50. And with issue 700 of Amazing Spider-man coming our way in the next couple of months, I thought it was only right to talk about how much I love Spider-man, and, yes it might sound funny, but how much I owe the fictional Peter Parker.
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Posted by comicgeekboy on October 26, 2012
Posted by Matt Farr on September 10, 2012
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Posted by montoc1701 on June 29, 2012
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Posted by montoc1701 on June 13, 2012
Check out this video that shows us some more details about the Lizard played by Rhys Ifans as Dr Curt Connors. The movie is directed by Marc Webb and is out 3rd July in the UK
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Posted by montoc1701 on March 15, 2012
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Posted by geeksyndicate on February 17, 2012
Check out this all new trailer for the upcoming Spiderman video game.
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Posted by geeksyndicate on February 7, 2012
Check it out and let us know what you think!
Posted by montoc1701 on January 26, 2012
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Posted by Soulfinger on December 11, 2011
More debut and exclusive trailers coming out of the Spike Video Games Awards 2011. Here’s the debut trailer for the new Amazing Spider-Man game from Activison, set to be released on multiple platforms in 2012. The game is being developed by Edge of Time and Shattered Dimensions developer Beenox. The game will serve as as an epilogue story occurring after the events of the upcoming movie.
Hollywood writer Seamus Kevin Fahey, who has penned episodes of Spartacus: Gods of the Arena and the re-imagined Battlestar Galactica, is putting together the game’s story.
Posted by montoc1701 on July 21, 2011
This week we saw a bootleg version but now is the crisp real thing.
Posted by comicgeekboy on April 14, 2011
It is official: Spider-man is now a part of The FF (The Future Foundation). This issue follows Spidey as he goes on his first mission with The FF. The title is fun enough with brilliant art from. Yet there seems to be something a miss. It worries me that the character is getting spread across so many things at a time when Amazing Spider-man the book has finally started to recover from the disastrous One More Day. A year ago, I would have said this was a good return to form for the webslinger. But alas, Slott and co are doing such a good job in the Big Time story arc that anything like this seems to detract from the main plot.
Amazing Spider-man is clearly being used by Marvel as a jumping on point for many new titles such as Venom and The FF. With the book being in such a fragile state of recover, I do not think that this is such a good idea. Nevertheless, the story is enjoyable and interesting. There are some brilliantly scripted moments about Spidey’s new suit and his interactions with Mr Fantastic that shows you the kind of chemistry that you are bound to see in The FF.
To me however, Spidey just does not seem to fit in The FF and therefore again I would have rather seen his own stray continue. There is a reason why he has never been apart of the team before. It is disappointing: with such high hopes after the final issue that the team would work well, there just does not seem to be something right that I cannot out my finger on.
All in all, the issue is entertaining enough. However Marvel must realise that they need to stop taking liberties with everybody’s favourite webslinger. Big Time has made it the must read Marvel book but with issues like this, detracting from the plot, I fear it could put off more people then interest them in yet another book. One for fans of The FF and people who are intrigued to see how the new team will work.
Posted by comicgeekboy on March 16, 2011
Amazing Spider-man issue 656 follows straight in to the attack by new villain Massacre. He has hostages in a bank and is threatening to blow them up. With Spidey lacking his spider sense can he still succeed in saving all the lives that are in danger? Whilst Mayor Jameson is still suffering from the loss of his wife, he decides to make a drastic change on the way in which villains are treated in New York city.
As a creative team, Slott and Martin keep getting better and better. The continuing changes shown in Jonah and Peter are brilliant, playing off each other. They are the ying and yang: both characters are darker then before (for example Spidey is no longer quipping) and they both feel the loss of innocent life is unacceptable. With both characters taking differing actions, it will be interesting to see how this will effect further stories. Slott and Martin have done what few creative teams have had the courage to do: allow their characters to evolve and therefore they are continually fleshing them out, making them feel more real then ever before.
Yet there is one major flaw with this book and it is Spider-man’s new costume. It is something that I have always found strange: why does it seem that Marvel are desperate to try to change a costume that works and looks amazing (no pun intended)? I cannot fathom why they do it and again the new armour just makes you long for Peter to return to the red and blue.
Amazing Spider-man issue 656 has managed to keep the momentum up that the previous issues had built. All credit must go to this creative team who have managed to resurrect a sinking ship back into possibly Marvel’s most entertaining book. A must read.
Posted by geeksyndicate on March 10, 2011
Check out the preview for Amazing Spider-Man #656. ASM is on a really good run at the moment! Dan Slott is knocking it out of the park and the Marcos Martin art in the current arc is fantastic!
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Posted by comicgeekboy on February 21, 2011
Continuing Dan Slott’s theme of Big Time, issue 654.1 sees Venom revitalised for the twenty-first century. In this issue we follow Flash Thompson as he has just been chosen to be Venom by the American government. The government plan to use the symbiote as a black ops weapon. Yet the test subject before Flash had a problem: he bounded with it.
Slott continues his winning ways here with the Big Time story arc. By re introducing classic characters with a modern slant as well as making Peter Parker no longer the loser that no one wanted to be, he has managed to resurrect the book, the most exciting it has been since pre One More Day. Slott has thought of a new and interesting way to interpret Venom in the same way that he managed to do with The Hobgoblin previously.
Slott’s pace is just right whilst Ramos is the perfect companion, drawing Spidey and his friends just the way you would imagine them. However there is one big problem with this book. Being a .1 story, Marvel said that this would be the perfect jumping on point for new readers. I don’t think this story would help anyone who had never read Spider-man or had not read it in awhile.
For new fans who have possibly only seen the films or just fancied picking up an issue, it does not relate to Spider-man whatsoever. The entire story is Flash Thompson’s evolution into the new Venom. This is fine if you have read lots of Spider-man and the last issue (where Flash signs up for the operation) but to new readers they might be slightly confused. No Spider-man in their first Spider-man book: I would definitely find it odd. Also to a Spidey fan who say has not read Spider-man since One More Day, little will make sense. For example it is never made clear that Jameson’s father returned and went onto marry Aunt May, let alone how Flash Thompson got involved with Venom.
Amazing Spider-man issue 654.1 is a shame. To a fan who has constantly been reading the book it is a masterstroke, providing the strongest issue in a long time. But to new or returning fans they might be slightly confused. Not what I would call a jumping on point but a great story.