Though we were busy meeting new friends, and old fans at Nerdtacular 2012, that didn’t stop us from combing through the list of new comics coming out this week, and giving you a list of ten books you should read this week.
MegaBlocks, that other building block toy, has released product information for its The Amazing Spider-Man playset, and the company may have spoiled a big scene from the upcoming movie.
There were lots of surprises during Sony’s The Amazing Spider-Man panel yesterday at the San Diego Comic Con. Not only did attendees get a sneak peek of the big bad villain (The Lizard), there was a “surprise” appearance by Spider-Man Andrew Garfield.
Take the jump for a description of the Lizard’s big scene.
We’re still seeing a lot of work come out of Heroes Con 2011, and we stumbled across this Dave Wachter piece thanks to the multitude of people I follow.
So wonderful, and yet so frustrating.Â That pretty much sums up my thoughts on Jeff Smithâ€™s RASL #5, as I read the final page of the fifth issue.
Marvel has announced, that following Amazing Spider-Man #600, the company will debut Web of Spider-Man in October.Â This will be a new ongoing title that will feature Spider-Girl stories in the issue as well.
â€œWith the â€˜Gauntletâ€™ storyline starting up and many classic adversaries of Spider-man coming back to the book, we wanted to find a place to tell you more about them without it eating up too many pages of the thrice-weekly Amazing Spider-Man,â€ explained series editor Steve Wacker. â€œSo while were tossing ideas around on where to best put that stuff, beleaguered assistant Tom Brennan came up with the notion to bring back the â€œWebâ€ title as a way to give a home to stories to people caught up in Peteâ€™s life. Starting with the first issueâ€™s Kaine story by JM DeMatteis and then continuing onto stories about Electro, the Rhino, the Lizard and many more by Web-Head Fred van Lente and regular Spidey artist Barry Kitson, the stories here directly impact what weâ€™re doing in Amazing Spider-Man!â€
The company is packing a lot into this first $3.99 issue, including a zombie variant cover – because we all know people are clamoring for more zombie variants.
WEB OF SPIDER-MAN #1
Written by J.M. DEMATTEIS, TOM DEFALCO & MORE!
Penciled by VAL SEMEIKS, RON FRENZ & MORE!
Cover by PASCUAL FERRY
Zombie Variant by MIRCO PIERFEDERICI
Itâ€™s the first new Spider-Man monthly series in two years and it kicks off with a bang, as one of Spider-Man greatestâ€”and most controversialâ€”foes returns!Â Each extra-sized issue of Web of Spider-Man features your favorite Spider-Man writers and artists presenting canâ€™t-miss Spidey stories!
Oh boy, if there was ever a weird sci-fi mini-series, that turned into a full blown series, that featured alien Nazi Reptilians invading Earth, and rounding up humans for food, and was then canceled after one season, it would have to be V.Â ABC has given a greenlight nod to a remake of the series that had audiences glued to their television screens in the 1983.
The new “V” centers on Erica Evans, a Homeland Security agent with an aimless son. When the aliens arrive, her son gloms on to them — causing tension within the family.
I wonder if the Nazi theme will pop up again, or if all of that will be swept under the table.Â I for sure want to see red jumpsuits and aliens eating live rodents.Â No word if Robert Englund will make an appearance and rip his human face off to reveal our new lizard overlords.
File this under Rumors We Hope are True.Â According to Deadline Hollywood Daily, Both Sam Raimi and Tobey Maguire are returning for a fourth and possibly fifth installment of the Spider-Man franchise from Marvel and Sony.
It’s been a difficult road trying to get any news on if the two would bring their talents back for another installment, so the studio is contemplating shooting a fifth movie at the same time as number four just so the studio has a flick ready and waiting in the wings.
Sony is taking its timeÂ officially hiring the movie’s villain since principal photography doesn’t start on Spider-Man 4 until next fall because of the recently postponedÂ May 2011 release. I am told, however, that “once you find out who the villain is, you’ll know who’s playing it.” That should lead to speculation that Dylan Baker’s character of Dr. Curt Connors will ultimately turn into The Lizard as he did in the comic books.
I think it’s about time Connors got his moment in the sun, but would that be a villain that could carry two movies back to back, or would we see the eventual pairing of all past villains into a watered down form of the Sinister Six?
The CW and The Kids’ WB! have sent Major Spoilers two more images from this weekend’s The Spectacular Spider-Man that features the introduction of the Green Goblin, and Peter Parker and Mary Jane heading to the prom.
Also included, after the jump, is the Spectacular Spider-Man schedule for the month of May.
According to Nielsen Research Media, The Spectacular Spider-Man scored high for a Saturday morning rating time slot.
The premiere episode scored a 1.2/3 household rating, a 20 percent gain over the same time period a year ago, and marked a 25 percent growth in the Kids 2-11 demographic compared to a week previous. Even more interesting is the second episode in the back to back premiere scored a 1.4/5 mark for the 2-11 demographic.
What does all this mean? The first number (1.4) represents the percentage of all televisions in the nation, while the second number (5) is the percentage of all televisions that were on at the time. While these may seem like paltry numbers for a television show, keep in mind this is a Saturday morning time slot when most people are not watching television, meaning this is a great rating for the Kids’ WB! Overall, there was an increase in all demographics compared to the week previous.
“It’s gratifying to see that viewers have gravitated to an outstanding series that exemplifies what Kids’ WB! strives to give its audience: an engaging hero, great villains, amazing action and timely humor,” said Betsy McGowen, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Kids’ WB!
The Lizard makes his debut this weekend in the episode entitled Natural Selection.
Peter Parker and Spider-Man both must learn to own their choices when decisions made by Dr. Curt Connors transform Pete’s mentor into the Lizard.
via The CW/Kids’ WB!
Check out Dr. Connors turned into the Lizard on this weekend’s The Spectacular Spider-Man on the Kids’ WB! on The CW.
In “Natural Selection,” Peter Parker and Spider-Man both must learn to own their choices when decisions made by Dr. Curt Connors transform Pete’s mentor into The Lizard. The episode is written by Matt Wayne and directed by David Bullock.
Interestingly the voice of Curt Connors/The Lizard is voiced by Dee Bradley Baker, who also voiced the character in the Activision Spider-Man and Spider-Man 2: Enter Electro video games.
It only too three issues for the build up and reveal of Connors as the green reptile.Â The Major Spoilers Podcast Panel discussed the build up to the Lizard last weekend after watching the first two episodes, and while I can understand the need to get the Lizard out there as quickly as possible (The Spectacular Spider-Man has only 13 episodes this season), I kind of wish the build up lasted a bit longer.Â Perhaps if the first season were devoted to developing the relationship between Peter and Dr. Connors, and the relationship between Dr. Connors and his family, the transformation would be even more tragic. I remember it took quite a while for Harvey Dent to become Two-Face in Batman: The Animated Series, and would like to have seen it here.
Regardless, the third installment of The Spectacular Spider-Man airs Saturday, March 15 at 10:00 AM.
via The Kids’ WB! and The CWÂ
In this week’s Major Spoilers Podcast, Stephen, Bryan, and Rodrigo review the first two episodes of The Spectacular Spider-Man. There we speculate how long it will take for the Lizard to show up. The answer? Episode Three.
This weekend on the Kids’ WB! on The CW, Peter Parker and Spider-Man both must learn to own their choices when decisions made by Dr. Curt Connors transform Pete’s mentor into the Lizard. Natural Selection is written by Matt Wayne and directed by David Bullock.
Major Spoilers will have more pictures from the episode later this week.
via Kids’ WB