Last week they dropped the latest trailer for Captain America: Civil War. Continue reading The Eyes Have It
It was a little more than eight months ago that I wrote of the Gwen Stacy Renaissance– or “Gwenaissance,” if you prefer– and how much this turn of events pleased me. But has the movement gone too far? Continue reading Has The Gwenaissance Gone Too Far?
…Or “Gwenaissance” for those feeling a bit cheeky. Continue reading The Gwen Stacy Renaissance
Unless you’ve been cut off from the Web and/or television these last 48 hours, you have already heard that Spider-Man is joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Continue reading Spidey Joins the MCU
Allow me to say this up front: Buckle up folks, as this will likely devolve into an epic-length analysis and/or rant. Don’t say I didn’t warn you. [EDIT: A hair under 20,000 words here at final count, ladies and gentlemen. Proceed at your own risk!] Continue reading Sex, Lies, and Comic Books: The Gwen Stacy Murder Case, Reopened
This is me on the living room floor of grandma’s house circa early ’77. The comics (at least the ones we can see) are Daredevil #138, Ghost Rider #21, and Marvel Double Feature #21. The comic that is open in front of me is… well, I don’t know, and quite frankly it’s driving me nuts. Continue reading 2014: A Comics-Geek Odyssey, Part 6
Seaside Heights, New Jersey; summer of ‘74. This was when I first bought comics off the racks. My father would buy them for me, I’m guessing, because he wanted to give me something to keep me entertained (i.e., relatively quiet) back at the bungalow in the evening after a day of playing on the beach. Continue reading 2014: A Comics-Geek Odyssey, Part 2
The Spider-Man show disappeared from TV shortly after I had discovered it, which was certainly frustrating—I may have (alright, so I probably did) throw a tantrum or two over it. Continue reading 2014: A Comics-Geek Odyssey, Part 1
After the TV show, my next encounter with Spidey came in toy form—specifically the Ben Cooper “Wiggler Jiggler.” This was a rubber figure with a loop of string attached to the head. It was a fairly cheap construction, and before long the figure started to break at the neck. Continue reading Spidey B.C. (Before Comics)
Alright, so we all know the original Spidey theme from the ’67 cartoon rules all, but I gotta admit this version (from the more contemporary Spectacular Spider-Man cartoon) comes a much closer second than I ever would have dreamed possible Continue reading Simply Spectacular!