As both Peter Parker and Spider-Man, his friends and family have always shaped Marvel’s most perennially popular protagonist. Many of Spider-Man’s greatest adventures have been infused with the additional drama directly derived from the presence of his loved ones. Some have been held captive by super villains, turned into were-creatures, beaten up, hospitalized, crippled, traumatized for life, turned into criminals, had their marriages dissolved and some have even made the ultimate sacrifice. No, not appearing in a Spidey book written by Todd McFarlane. I’m talking death, folks. Well, as dead as one can be in the today’s comic book marketplace.
Here’s the final piece of the puzzle (except for that bit of Parker’s nose). Did Joe Q, finally give in to pressure of Nerd-Rage, or was this part of his plan all along? via Marvel
We’re wrapping up our Statue Appreciation week with a look at the one statue that stirred up all the controversy when it was first released.Â We’re digging that topic up and presenting it in QuickTime VR for you to take a look and voice your thoughts.
Take what you know, and reboot it by turning it on its ear. Then when things get a little long in the tooth, send a wave of water in to cleanse the palette, and start anew again.Â But is the newer actually better?Â Six months later, and Spider-Manâ€™s life is still all topsy-turvy.
Magnetoâ€™s Ultimatum wave swept over New York City destroying much of the city and killing millions of citizens world wide. Fortunately, Peter Parker (a.k.a. Spider-Man) survived.Â As Ultimate (Comics) Spider-Man reboots with issue one, six months have passed in the Ultimate (Comics) universe, and things have changed…kinda.
For those of you who have been crying in your beer ever since the events of Brand New Day, can heave a sigh of releif as the webslinger and the hot model are back together again. Wait, what!? That’s right, True Believers, if you local paper (are there any of those left anymore) carries the Spider-Man comic strip, you saw Peter wake from a dream to discover he and Mary Jane are still hitched.Â Check out the editor box for how it happened. It’s too bad the real Spider-Man comic books can’t switch gears this easily. via The Comics Curmudgeon
If Parker Wonâ€™t Go to Ultimatum, Then Ultimatum Will Come to Him Wow!Â Wow! Wow! Wow! Wow! WOW!Â While I may not like what is happening to Marvelâ€™s Ultimate Universe – namely killing everyone and everything – Marvel has done one thing in the Ultimatum event that DC didnâ€™t do in Final Crisis; creating the feeling of an epic disaster where the fate of the world is at stake.
In which the topic of â€˜going all the wayâ€™ comes up Ladies and Gentlemen, itâ€™s the moment youâ€™ve been waiting for since the series began!Â The burning question on the lips of every fanboy out there, â€œDoes Spider-Man Love Mary Jane?â€Â And more importantly, do they love each other enough that the issue brings up the topic of doing it for the first time?Â And even more importantly, do they do it?Â If the cover featuring a shot of Qâ€™Sada Soda is any indication, fun times await inside.
Sometimes life just kicks you in the teeth for fun Even though Peter Parker is the everyman hero that we can all sympathize with, I in no way would ever want to be Peter Parker.Â The kid canâ€™t catch a break.Â If it isnâ€™t some huge international military agency keeping tracks on your every move, itâ€™s the villain of the week trying to wreck your day, and to top it all off, just when you think youâ€™re going to make with the snoo-snoo with that hot red head Mary Jane, your personal stalker shows up.
Or – “And We Still Have Almost NO Idea What’s Going On…” The art of the big crossover event has changed over the years.Â The first one, (in my memory, anyway)Â Secret Wars, was done almost entirely outside of the regular titles’ continuity, with the individual heroes stories jumping forward a few weeks in time, while the miniseries played out separately for the rest of the year.Â Crisis on Infinite Earths took place everywhere at once, causing for weird moments where characters we expected to see in one place turned up in another.Â Civil War annoyed me with it’s tendency to