Spider-Man

The Superior Spider-Man #3

by Alan Rapp on March 11, 2019

in Comics

The Superior Spider-Man #3 comic reviewApparently no one ever told the “superior” Spider-Man not to pick a fight with a herald of Galactus. With a little help, Doctor “No I’m Spider-Man Now” Octopus is able to siphon enough of Terrax‘s Power Cosmic to make it a fair fight between the Superior Spider-Man and the former herald.

Much of The Superior Spider-Man #3 focuses on the battle between Otto and Terrax, which despite Otto’s boasting could have gone far worse for the villain turned hero if not for the help of others. Ultimately putting his life on the line to save the city not only buys him enough time to figure out how to beat Terrax but also a second chance with Anna Maria Marconi who has become his new partner.

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The Origin of the Spider-Friends

by Alan Rapp on March 5, 2019

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  • Title: Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends – The Origin of the Spider-Friends
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Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends - The Origin of the Spider-Friends TV review

Today’s Throwback Tuesday post takes us back to 80s Saturday morning cartoons and the world of Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends. Looking for a new animated series featuring their most popular character, and looking to tap into the same audience who enjoyed Super-Friends, Marvel decided on a team-up show featuring Spider-Man (Dan Gilvezan), one of the original X-Men, and a new character created for the show (who would become popular enough to eventually be added to the main Marvel Comics Universe). Appearing later in the show’s run, and narrated by none other than Stan Lee himself, “The Origin of the Spider-Friends” explains how Spidey first teamed-up with Iceman (Frank Welker) and Firestar (Kathy Garver) to save Tony Stark (William Marshall) and defeat the Beetle (Christopher Collins).

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  • Title: Spider-Man: Far From Home
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The most notable thing from the first Spider-Man: Far From Home trailer is the appearance of Spider-man’s old-school web wings (and the lack of a good look at the villain’s fishbowl helmet) as Peter Parker (Tom Holland) heads to Europe on a school trip and gets pulled in on a mission by Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson). Zendaya, Jake Gyllenhaal, and Jon Favreau also star. The film swings into theaters on July 5th.

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Spider-Man (Advanced Suit) Sixth Scale Figure

True believers can now pre-order their own Spider-Man (Advanced Suit) Sixth Scale Figure complete with interchangeable eyes and hands, webbing, drone, plush, bombs, Spidey-Sense, and character stand from Hot Toys for the low, low price of $251.

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The Superior Spider-Man #1

by Alan Rapp on December 28, 2018

in Comics

The Superior Spider-Man comic reviewDressed in a variation of Ben Reilly‘s Spider-Man costume, Doctor Octopus has resumed his role as the “Superior” Spider-Man in San Francisco. The comic opens with Spidey Doc fighting Stilt Man of all people before resuming his day job as a teacher at Horizon University.

The first issue of The Superior Spider-Man #1 offers a short history of Doc Ock while also setting the groundwork for the new series and explaining how Otto ended up a new body living under the identity of Elliot Tolliver. Aside from taking on super-villains and teaching, the villain turned hero will also have to face his past mistakes when Anna Maria Marconi recognizes a familiar swagger underneath a new face.

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