It’s that time of the week! We’ve got a pretty topical question this week given some controversy on BD regarding shows like “The Walking Dead”, and the upcoming “Preacher” series that was announced this week. But the reality is that ever since Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man adaptation back in 2002, comic book properties have taken over screens, big and small. So, how do you feel about so many comics being adapted to film and TV? READ MORE
I cannot even begin to tell you how stoked I am for the one-hour Ultimate Spider-Man Halloween Special. I grew up on the second generation Spider-Man cartoon series, and it has been a long time since we’ve seen Marvel bring elements of horror into their animated universe. The Halloween Special sees Spidey as he teams up with Werewolf by Night, Blade, The Living Mummy, Frankenstein’s Monster and Man-Thing in order to take down Dracula. Check out the clip below. READ MORE
Marvel’s Ultimate Spider-Man and The Howling Commandos will make their very first appearance on the Disney Channel with a one-hour Halloween special event on October 5th. The new animated special will show the wall crawler teaming up with none other than Blade, Werewolf, The Living Mummy, Frankenstein’s Monster, and Man-Thing. That’s quite the Halloween team, and together they must fight off Dracula. I love when they bring horror into the superhero universe, and it’s been a good while since we’ve had anything like this. READ MORE
Venom’s been kicking around the Marvel U doing more good than bad recently, but writer Dan Slott has plans to change that in November. How will Otto Octavius fight off the black space goo? Your guess is as good as mine, but I’m hoping the symbiote really kicks his ass. READ MORE
This Friday at Comic-Con International, Sony Pictures will be holding a special panel to tease the release of The Amazing Spider-Man 2. Director Marc Webb will be accompanied by Andrew Garfield, Dane DeHaan, and Jamie Foxx in Hall H for the presentation. To kick up the hype, Sony has released a brief teaser for The Amazing Spider-Man 2 that shows Jamie Foxx in his role as Electro.
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 opens May 4, 2014. READ MORE
Marvel is currently feeling generous! The publisher is offering up over 700 free digital comics through ComiXology.com and through their online store as part of a promo at SXSW. These aren’t just ragtag books you’d find in dollar store bins, but a massive collections that spans across multiple Marvel eras, including a load of Marvel NOW! titles. They’ve got everything from classic X-Men to current Avengers issues, so head on over and take advantage of this! READ MORE
Marc Webb’s “Amazing Spider-Man 2″ keeps the villain casting decisions rolling, now adding in Chris Cooper as Norman Osborn, to star alongside Jamie Foxx as Electro and Paul Giamatti who is rumored to be Rhino. It is yet to be seen whether Cooper will dawn the Green Goblin garb, but at least they are setting it up for the future. Dane DeHaan has already been cast as Harry Osborn, and it was only a matter of time before they cast his father.
Also released this week were the first pictures of Spidey’s new costume, which you can check below. READ MORE
Marvel announces their big Infinity crossover event, coming from Jonathan Hickman and Jim Cheung, will kick off on Free Comic Book Day 2013. The crossover wil pair together the Avengers, X-Men, Guardians of the Galaxy, Fantastic Four, Inhumans, and Spider-Man to take on the deadly Thanos. Look for the seeds to be planted for the series beginning as early as this month. READ MORE
With Marvel NOW! fast approaching, it’s no surprise that Marvel is putting a stop to some of their longest running series, prepping for new versions of the books in the coming year. With the release of their December solicitations, Marvel declares that “Amazing Spider-Man,” “Wolverine,” and “Captain America And…” will all come to a close with 2012.
Don’t worry. There’s no doubt that both “Spider-Man” and “Wolverine” titles will be back on the shelves in January, they just might wear a shiny #1 instead of a #701. Either way, you’d do well to pick up “Amazing Spider-Man” #700 as it is a landmark issue for the hero. As CBR points out, the only real question is whether or not the book will still carry “Amazing” in the title, or if it will be dropped for something a little more hip. READ MORE
Yet another big panel at Fan Expo Canada was the Marvel NOW! Panel. All kinds of gooey Marvel NOW! teasers were shown. On the panel were Axel Alonso, Stephen Wacker, Nick Lowe, Ryan Penagos, and Arune Singh. While no big news was released due to “AvX” still being under way, some insight was shared with promise of a big announcement at tomorrow’s Marvel panel. There was some Deadpool news, lots of creative team details, and, as always, lots about Spidey (2099?). READ MORE
Spidey writer, Dan Slott, manned Marvel’s Amazing Spider-Man Panel at Fan Expo earlier today. Most of the panel was focused on Slott’s current work leading up to issue #700, and expectations for Marvel NOW! There was word of something to do with a costume change for Spidey that will follow from issue #700, and a special new book that you horror-heads may enjoy. READ MORE
If you’re anything like me and you grew up in the 90s, you remember the insanity that was “Maximum Carnage”. Marvel is reverting back to those days with a new Venom/Scarlet Spider crossover event, “Minimum Carnage”, beginning in October with “Minimum Carnage Alpha” #1. READ MORE
Spidey finds himself in, yet again, another sticky situation. With the Avengers out of the picture, Spidey looks to some loyal townsfolk for help in his battle against Cassidy (who seems nuttier than usual. Carnage was, is, and always will be a piece of eye-candy, and Zeb Wells and Clayton Crain are doing all they can to make sure we see Carnage as one radical dude. Next week the action continues in small town USA, let’s see what Crazy Cassiday has up his sleeve this time. Read on for the skinny…
Zeb Wells brought Carnage back to life last month, and now he continues his reign of terror on small town USA. While The
not so Mighty Avengers got taken down like little school girls at a Monday night football game, Spidey is still in the thick of it. Check out some red and gooey symbiote eye-candy after the jump!
Carnage has been out of the picture since 2004, when the all-powerful Sentry flew him somewhere into space and literally tore him apart. Zeb Wells brought Carnage back (surprise, surprise) into the Marvel U earlier this year, and now Carnage plans to seek revenge upon earth’s mightiest heroes by bring mayhem and murder to small town USA. Wells, who is hot off the press with his work on The Avenging Spider-Man, teams up with Clayton Crain to revive the maniacal Carnage and bring some real terror into the lives of those innocent townsfolk. Having been out of the game for so long, there is no doubt that Carnage will make sure everyone knows he’s back, and he’ll be ripping through the USA, leaving nothing behind but a trail of blood. Read on for the skinny…
Spider-Island was a huge success for Slott and Ramos over at Marvel, and now they return with another wall-crawling adventure. This time around, other spider-men aren’t the problem…it’s the Sinister Six. How will Spider ever be able to battle against six villains? Will this be the end for Spider-Man? Nope, definitely not. Spidey will come through the same way he always does, but you can check the short preview art after the jump for Spidey’s December adventures. Read on for the skinny…
New York City is about to be overrun with the biggest infestation ever, as spiders crawl all over the buildings, lurk in every corner, and swing through the busy streets. In Dan Slott’s SPIDER-ISLAND things get a little crazy when normal citizens gain spider-powers of their own, and Peter Parker must defend against a threat not only to the city, but to his very existence. If you’ve been reading Spider-Man since you were a little one (or watching the 90s cartoon), you’re in for a treat because this event brings back characters, both allies and villains, from across eras. We already have our beloved Venom back, but that’s only the beginning. So get ready because SPIDER-ISLAND is going to rock your world by bringing back the ENTIRE Spidey lineup. The wait is over boys and girls, SPIDER-ISLAND, one of the most anticipated events of the year, hits shelves this Wednesday. Read on for the skinny…
This past week marked the return of “VENOM” into the pages of the Marvel Universe with scribe Rick Remender (“AVENGERS”, “FRANKENCASTLE”) at the helm. The writer sat down with the folks over at Comic Book Resources to talk about his newest monthly, and even revealed some never-before-seen artwork, which can be found inside. Read on for the skinny!
So far this year we have already witnessed the return of one of Marvel’s symbiotic heavy-hitters, but what about the most popular one of them all? That’s right, we are talking about “VENOM”, and thanks to the “DOCTOR VOODOO” scribe, Rick Remender, we will see the characters return to form with the aptly titled “VENOM” issue #1 next week. Inside you can feast your eyes on a 5 page preview of the first issue and get all the details to help wet your pallets. Read on for the skinny!
So earlier today we brought you a first look at the 10th issue in Marvel Comics “VENGEANCE OF THE MOON KNIGHT” that drops this July, and if that wasn’t enough for you we have yet another preview, but this time it is at the 9th issue in the series. Inside you can read the first 7 pages of issue #9 featuring Spidey, Sandman, and more. Read on for the skinny.