Rand Bellavia, of Ookla the Mok fame, returns for another trip down memory lane to look at 40 years of his favorite comics in this months’s Random Access Memory.
While Amazing Spider-Man #700 is still a ways off, writer Dan Slott drops a major bomb in the latest issue that will have your head spinning. I’ve just finished the issue, and the only thing going through my mind right now is, “Dan Slott, what have you done?”
Can you believe that Amazing Spider-Man has reached 600 issues?Â Then maybe you’ll believe Amazing Spider-Man #600 sold out at the distributor level (although copies may still be available from your local comic shop), prompting Marvel to send the issue back to press with a new cover featuring John Romita Jr.’s interior art on the cover.
A slightly revised version of the Sinister Six are making their appearance on The Spectacular Spider-Man this weekend, and Major Spoilers has your first look at the team up of bad guys bent on taking Spider-Man down.
Writer Randy Jandt makes his “The Spectacular Spider-Man” debut with a tight, exciting, frequently funny script that offers Doctor Octopus entrÃ©e into the series this Saturday, May 3 in the all-new episode, “Reaction.” The episode, directed by Jennifer Coyle, premieres at 10:00 a.m. ET/PT on Kids’ WB! on The CW. In the episode, the nebbishy Dr. Otto Octavius is painfully transformed â€“ by the meddling hands of the Green Goblin â€“ into the menacing Doctor Octopus. The newest villain to hit town, Doc Ock releases his initial anger on Norman Osborne before turning his attention toward Spider-Man as the pair
The next time you drop the “I’m too busy” excuse for some undone deed, consider the career of Peter MacNicol. Over the past year, MacNicol could be found pulling the unheard-of simultaneous double duty as a core cast member in two hit primetime television series â€“ “24” and “Numb3rs” â€“ and was still able to devote an afternoon every other week to creating the voice of Dr. Otto Octavius and his villainous flipside, Doctor Octopus (aka Doc Ock), for the breakout animated series, “The Spectacular Spider-Man.” Now THAT’S busy.