Spider-Man

The Amazing Spider-Man #51

by Alan Rapp on October 29, 2020

in Comics

The Amazing Spider-Man #51 comic reviewOkay, it’s been a bit since I’ve picked up a Spider-Man comic. Looks like Peter’s life isn’t any less complicated than I remember. His friends have been possessed by the villain known as Kindred. The issue opens with Spidey going to Dr. Strange for help with a possessed Silk. While getting all magical and ominous, Strange’s attempts to cure Silk fail leaving him questioning just what is going on as the comic appears to be tying events back to that time Spider-Man literally made a deal with the Devil and reset all of reality. Yeah… Spider-Man fans usually don’t like to speak of this.

Making bad decisions apparently isn’t something Peter has grown out of either as he enlists the help of Black Cat to steal a mystical artifact from Strange which sends the Wall-Crawler to the his dreamscape in the astral plane where the villain awaits (and now he has no wizard to help him). Great plan.

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Implicitly Pretentious compares the similarities of Spider-Man 2 and Spider-Man: Far from Home.

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Spider-Man

by Alan Rapp on June 30, 2020

in Television Reviews 

  • Title: Spider-Man (1977)
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Spider-Man review

Throwback Tuesday takes us back to the mean streets of New York City and the first appearance of a certain wall-crawling hero. 1977’s made-for-television movie Spider-Man casts Nicholas Hammond as college student and part-time photographer Peter Parker. The story, however, doesn’t open with Peter but with a mind-control plot involving a brainwashed lawyer and doctor who rob and bank and then crash their car on command from an unknown criminal (Thayer David) threatening this is only the first of many such attacks unless the city pays his ransom. The plot plays on 70s cults (as one turns out to be responsible for the brainwashing) as well as providing an origin story for Spider-Man whose further adventures would be continued in The Amazing Spider-Man television series.

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  • Title: Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends – Quest of the Red Skull
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Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends - Quest of the Red Skull television review

Today’s Throwback Thursday post takes us back to 80s Saturday morning cartoons and the world of Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends. The Spider-Friends help out Professor Hiawatha Smith (Michael Ansara) whose apartment is ransacked by the goons of the Red Skull (Hans Conried) for the Scorpio Engraving which will lead the villain to the lost Nazi treasure. Smith is armed with the the mystic knowledge of the Native American nations and a trusty boomerang. A character created for the show, Smith makes his only appearance here helping the Spider-Friends track down the Red Skull both to the location of the treasure (inside a temple with a single booby-trap) and later to Skull Island.

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Spider-Man Captain Universe Pop! Vinyl Figure

Fans of Spider-Man‘s stint with the Uni-Power can order this Entertainment Earth exclusive Spider-Man Captain Universe Pop! Vinyl Figure for the low, low price of $14.

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