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Doctor Octopus Gets Woke in This Superior Spider-Man #5 Preview

Doctor Octopus Gets Woke in This Superior Spider-Man #5 Preview

The whole concept of the Superior Spider-Man — Doctor Octopus masquerading as Spider-Man, originally in the body of Peter Parker — lends itself easy to controversy. With Doc Ock engaging in romantic relationships, including one at first with Mary Jane Watson before he had second thoughts, and later with Anna Maria Marconi, while pretending to […]

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Let’s Take a Look at the Latest Spider-Man Wave of Marvel Legends

Marvel Legends series are currently dropping all over the place, and one of them is a new wave of Spider-Man related figures. Featuring a long-needed update to a classic villain, a classic version of a fan-favorite, two spiders, and two long-requested figures, this is an interesting wave. And that is not even including the interesting […]

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Amazing Spider-Man #800 Review: A Hard Comic to Recommend?

All Spider-Man’s allies are down thanks to the Red Goblin… or at least they both think. Now Osborn is going after those close to Peter Parker, starting with Aunt May and Mary Jane Watson. Thankfully, Venom and Doctor Octopus have stakes in this fight, and Mary Jane and May are far from helpless. Plus, Harry […]

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Toy Fair New York: Marvel Legends Reign Supreme, Celebrating 10 Years of the MCU

Hasbro held their Brand Preview for Toy Fair New York this afternoon, and we got a look at a bunch of new Marvel Legends figures that will be shipping throughout the year. The coolest announcement was the Ten Year Anniversary of Marvel Legends line, featuring their new face printing tech. Man, do these look great, […]

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Brian Michael Bendis’s List Of All The People He Says Can Beat Batman

Now that the second-longest continuous writer at Marvel Comics, Brian Michael Bendis, has signed an exclusive deal with DC Comics, everything he ever said anywhere on the internet about DC Comics is up for discussion. Including this great post on his Tumblr from earlier in the year, when asked about the comparative fighting abilities of Batman […]

Separated At Birth? Hydra Superior Octopus and Neo-Nazi Richard Spencer

Amazing Spider-Man #25 recently gave us a new, rejuvenated Otto Octavius. Using a proto-clone body, stabilised using his own science, and transferring his own consciousness into it, Doctor Octopus gained new life as a newly empowered form, even down to his very own ‘octopus sense’. And he also has a new power base – in […]

Does Amazing Spider-Man #25 Confirm That Magneto Is Hydra? Or Has Nazi Hair? (SPOILERS)

There has been considerable concern expressed on-line regarding the supposition that Magneto, a genocidal fascist, is to be portrayed in the upcoming Secret Empire series as a member of Hydra. Because he is a Jewish character from the death camps of Auschwitz, and Hydra are considered the same as the Nazis. There are counter-arguments that Hydra […]




Rape, Redemption And The Amazing Spider-Man (Spoilers)

There are spoilers for those who have not yet read Amazing Spider-Man #700 or Avenging Spider-Man #15.1, published today. Go no further if not… As has been stated a number of times “If you have to ask if it’s rape, then…” But this is superhero comics, which brings in whole new levels of circumstances. Or […]

Wednesday Trending Topics: The Unsuspecting Spider-Man

Is there such a thing as Too Much Information in the social media era? Today, Marvel published Amazing Spider-Man #699, the follow up to the explosive twist in Amazing Spider-Man #698. So, you know, spoilers. You know the forum has something to say about this one. Most-Read Comic Stories Today: DC Comics To Speak With One […]


Speculator Corner: Did Superior Spider-Man Begin In Amazing Spider-Man #600?

So Amazing Spider-Man #698 is selling from between $5 and $13 on eBay… but where did it all begin? Could it be a certain scene in Amazing Spider-Man #600? The issue saw Otto Octavius coming to terms with the damage done to his very-human body after years of fighting superheroes, given a terminal diagnosis and […]

Why You Should Not Despair At Amazing Spider-Man #698 (SPOILERS)

The following article will act as if you have read Amazing Spider-Man #698. If you have not, you may want to look elsewhere, until you have. I think it's a really clever comic and well worth the recommendation. But some of you are going to have real problems with it. And I'm going to explore those - and why this could be a real opportunity for the comic.From here on, there are spoilers. Massive, huge spoilers.

Future Proofing The Amazing Spider-Man #682

On Monday’s Bleeding Cool, Lee Barnett was critical of the inability of superhero comic books to follow through the technological impact of their abilities on the world around them, as if they were arresting the future. As if on cue, today’s Amazing Spider-Man sees Dan Slott addressing that head on. Seeing Spider-Man’s scientific solutions for […]