As I mentioned back in October, there’s probably not much suspense regarding this particular installment of the series. Continue reading When Spidey Jumped the Shark, Pt. 3
Once upon a time, the Marvel Universe had this villainous character more terrifying than Galactus and more horrifying than Thanos. Anyone care to guess his name? Continue reading Hope You Guessed His Name
Just a friendly little reminder: this is a series of posts exploring when Spider-Man jumped the shark, not when he swam over the shark—because we all know precisely when the latter happened. Continue reading When Spidey Jumped the Shark, Pt. 2
Is there anyone out there who hasn’t heard (or used) the phrase, “Jump the Shark”? Continue reading When Spidey Jumped the Shark, Pt. 1
In late 1981, Christmastime, my pre-adolescent heart was broken when I lost both Elektra and the Black Cat in the pages of Daredevil and Amazing Spider-Man, respectively. Continue reading Spidey Miscellanea Pt. 6: “Murder by Spider”
Before there was a Spider-Man, there was The Spider—an icon of the pulp era, whose adventures thrilled readers both young and old throughout the 1930s and into the 40s. Continue reading Spidey Miscellanea Pt. 5: Along Came The Spider
Consider this post a companion piece to my previous one, wherein I discussed Peter Parker and the nature of heroism. Continue reading The “Hero” in “Superhero”
This post was born out of a passing comment in the pages of The Comics Journal all the way back in 1979. Continue reading Spidey Miscellanea Pt. 4: What’s So Special About Peter Parker?
By the time I got into regularly buying new comics in the spring of ’76, the Jesus craze was largely over, having peaked around 1970-71 with Jesus Christ Superstar, Godspell, and the larger “Jesus Revolution” that made the cover of TIME for their June 21, 1971 issue. Continue reading “The Death of Doctor Fate”
It’s April Fool’s Day so let’s get foolish. Continue reading Spidey Miscellanea Pt. 3: What Is That Thing On Norman Osborn’s Head?