Preview: Spider-Man meets Kamala Khan in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #7

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Who would win, Spider-Man or Ms Marvel? We may find out when they meet for the first time in October’s AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #7. Will Spidey share tips on how to get home in time for dinner while saving the world? The meeting of Marvel’s seminal “hero with problem” and the modern day “superhero for the […]

Free Comic Book Day Promotes ‘Alien’ Metal Dildo Doubling as a Bottle Opener

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I think the money makers at Diamond Select Toys are secretly testing the market for an upcoming adult toy line. The Free Comic Book Day Facebook page posted a typical a nerd baiting question with no possible answer: who would win in fight between Spider-Man’s most popular nemesis Venom or the cult classic 80’s extraterrestrial nightmare Xenomorph? […]

Separated at birth: Spider-Man and Spider-Woman?

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In commenting on his FB page on how drawing a sexy cover got attention at EW.com, artist J. Scott Campbell posted this classic Spider-Man cover, strongly reminiscent of the Milo Manara cover that everyone is STILL talking about. It is true that the butt-in-the-air arachnid is a classic pose… …but it is equally untrue that […]

SDCC 14: Marvel Animation is Hooked on a Feeling

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By David Nieves Marvel showed all things animation to kickoff their Saturday morning at Comic-Con. An awkward light dim stirred the anticipation and caused things to start late. Then the marvel logo took the screen and out came Jeph Loeb to pump up the crowd. Loeb then left tuning the turning the panel over to […]

Massively excited Spider-Man statue removed from children’s playground

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Apparently for a year a statue of Spider-Man that proved he is a MAN loomed over a playground at the Lotte Shopping Center in Busan, South Korea. Since I can’t post the pictures directly here, suffice to say that Spidey has a big old boner. According to Kotaku, sculptor Eunsuk Yoo did not understand why […]

Preview: 100th ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL – SPIDER-MAN #1

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Sean Ryan and In-Hyuk Lee predict where Spidey will be in 25 years as part of July’s 100th Anniversary event. “We’re jumping into a story already in progress for this issue,’” explains writer Sean Ryan in an interview with Marvel.com. “We’re treating this issue as if it was the last issue in a long arc […]

Kate Willaert’s amazing inforgraphic shows the evolution of Spider-Man’s costume

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Hopefully by now you’ve all seen the debut of new contributor Kate Willaert’s column “By Its Cover” which looks at the best of the week’s cover designs—I’ve been wanting to add more craft-focused pieces to the Beat and this really fits the bill.

Fox and Sony cross-over in The Amazing Spider-Man 2 secret scene — SPOILERS

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It seems that Fox—which controls the X-men and Fantastic Four film franchises— and Sony—which controls Spider-Man—have come to an agreement to create their OWN variant earth-2 Marvel Cinematic Universe, starting with a cut scene at the end of AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2. Foreign viewers are already tweeting about it. I’ve greyed out the relevant info below.

Marvel in December: Welcome Back, Peter Parker, Bye Kaine

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Marvel have released their solicitations for December, including a lot of odd decimal placements, an apparent return for Peter Parker, the finale of Scarlet Spider, and a whole load of other stuff. Here’s a few bulletpoints about what you can look out for over Christmas: If you want the full set of solicitations rather than […]

SDCC’13 in Photos: Archaia, Cosplay, Joss Whedon and Hugs

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We’re almost reaching the end of San Diego Comic-Con 2013, but before packing her bags and heading back to Chicago, Megan Byrd (@comicbookcandy) has sent two last sets of photos from the festival. There’s cacti made out of yarn, Spider-Man being a dick to Darth Vader, all kinds of amazing cosplay, and shots from Archaia, Boom […]

SDCC ’13: It’s Venom Vs Superior Spider-Man in ‘Darkest Hours’

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The Spider-Man panel is currently underway at SDCC, with Steve Wacker, Humberto Ramos, Christos Gage, Chris Yost, Kevin Shinick, Nick Spencer, Chris Samnee and James Robinson all up at the table. There’s a few bits of news to bring you from there – including the news that year 2 of Dan Slott’s Superior Spider-Man series will […]

Spider-Man Has a Sister! Marvel announce graphic novel by Waid, Robinson, and Dell’Otto

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Brian Truitt, knower of all that is right and true in this world, has an interview on USA Today with writer Mark Waid, announcing a new Spider-Man graphic novel called Spider-Man: Family Business. The book, set before Superior Spider-Man, will see Peter Parker learning more about his secret agent parents – as well as find […]

Marvel’s Next Big Thing – Mighty Avengers from Al Ewing and Greg Land

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Marvel got on the dog and bone again today, for a conference call around the comics internet – CBR, Newsarama, John Siuntres and others. I was in on the call too, ready to hear all about the new ‘Mighty’ series Marvel have planned for later this year. A team book led by Luke Cage and […]

INTERVIEW: R.M. Peaslee and R.G. Weiner Deconstruct Spider-Man in WEB-SPINNING HEROICS

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Spider-Man is hands down one of the most popular characters ever to leap from the pages of Marvel Comics, and is even a strong contender for one of the most popular comic characters produced by any comics publisher. He’s also displayed a particular trademark flexibility in successfully taking to the silver screen and flourishing through […]

And the Award for Longest Period of Foreshadowing Goes To..

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DAN SLOTT! Way back in 1993, circa January, Dan Slott was a journeyman comics writer, toiling away writing stories about Marlin T. Höek and Stimpson J. Cat.  While the meddlesome meddling of the corporate overlords of Nickelodeon eventually convinced Mr. Slott to explore creative opportunities elsewhere (writing a character with long green hair, for example), he […]

Steve Ditko talks at last…sorta

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Via Midtown Comics, A recent letter from Steve Ditko. A recent letter from Steve Ditko to one of our customers. He asked Steve what he remembered about designing Spidey’s costume. #ditko #spiderman (at Midtown Comics) 50 years is a long time…and Stan Lee doesn’t remember anything either. The intensely private Ditko has long refused to […]