REVIEW: Spider-Man: Homecoming – An Amazing Spider-Man Is Back in the Neighborhood

REVIEW: Spider-Man: Homecoming – An Amazing Spider-Man Is Back in the Neighborhood

After effectively stealing the show in Captain America: Civil War, Tom Holland returns as Peter Parker, the Spectacular Spider-Man in Spider-Man: Homecoming. Against the odds this reboot of the franchise manages to take everything exhilarating and ebullient about Holland’s initial appearance and launch Spidey’s new adventures with heart and style. Spider-Man has long been my favorite super-hero, and I have to admit that I’ve never thought any of his cinematic exploits really captured him in…

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PREVIEW: First Look at SPIDER-MEN II #1

PREVIEW: First Look at SPIDER-MEN II #1

Marvel Comics has released a short preview of the upcoming sequel to Brian Michael Bendis’ Spider-Men event, Spider-Men II, which will reveal the identity of the Miles Morales of the 616 universe. [OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE] Who is the Other Miles Morales? Your New Look at Marvel Comics’ SPIDER-MEN II #1 New York, NY—June 16, 2017 — THIS IS IT, TRUE BELIEVERS! The moment five years in the making is finally here! The first time Peter…

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“Spider-Man: Homecoming” Trailer Released, Gives Us More of Tony and the Vulture

“Spider-Man: Homecoming” Trailer Released, Gives Us More of Tony and the Vulture

Today, Sony Pictures and Marvel Studios released the second trailer for Spider-Man: Homecoming, the latest attempt to relaunch the Spider-Man franchise following Tom Holland‘s scene-stealing debut as the Wall-Crawler in last year’s “Captain America – Civil War.” This trailer gives us a greater sense of the structure of the film, and emphasizing  Sony and Marvel’s arrangement to have this new series of films integrated with the Marvel Cinematic Universe by leaning heavily on the bond between…

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BACK ISSUES: Beyond MJ: The Loves of Peter Parker

BACK ISSUES: Beyond MJ: The Loves of Peter Parker

Welcome to another edition of “Back Issues”, the weekly column where I examine a character, concept or theme making waves in comics today through issues from the past. Today, the Loves of Peter Parker! Earlier this week, Twitter was abuzz after photos surfaced from the set of new film “Spider-Man: Homecoming” that appeared to show the web-slinger rescuing a red-head, among others. Fans found themselves asking if one of these women could possibly be Mary…

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PREVIEWS: Beware the Jackal in a First Look at Marvel’s The Clone Conspiracy #1

PREVIEWS: Beware the Jackal in a First Look at Marvel’s The Clone Conspiracy #1

Writer Dan Slott, artist Jim Cheung, and Marvel l have got some stones to launch a Spider-Man storyline with the word “clone” in the title. “The Clone Saga” was once an infamous hallmark of the excessive and market-obsessed event driven comics industry of the 1990s. Initially it was derided by fans and critics before becoming something of a cautionary tale. But a funny thing’s happened over the years. “The Clone Saga” is now seen a…

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Point of Entry: Sensational, Amazing, Superior, Spider-Man

Point of Entry: Sensational, Amazing, Superior, Spider-Man

The superhero genre is unabashedly and uniquely American, as such most comic characters stand for many ideals of the American people. Ideals such as Independence, Pride, Truth, Justice, The American Way, Blowin’ Crap Up, and many others. No other character is quite as American as this week’s focus on Point of Entry. That’s right! Super… Oh, wait. It’s actually Spider-Man. Unlike DC Comics and their occasional reboot or timeline cleanups, Marvel has a condensed timescale….

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Fractured Reality: Marvel’s Multiple Cinematic Universe Problem

Fractured Reality: Marvel’s Multiple Cinematic Universe Problem

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the last decade-and-change, you know that pop culture has entered the second age of the Super Hero Film. This year alone, studios have released five films featuring characters who debuted in the “funny pages”, with Deadpool, Batman V. Superman, Captain America: Civil War, X-Men: Age of Apocalypse, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of The Shadows serving as their respective studios’ tentpole films for the year. As of…

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Spider-Man: Homecoming Possible Villain Cast and Plot Rumours

Spider-Man: Homecoming Possible Villain Cast and Plot Rumours

A variety of rumours have been bouncing around today involving everyone’s favourite web-head, Spider-Man. From a possible villain being cast to detailed plot rumours, Marvel’s Spider-Man: Homecoming is becoming a heavy topic since the wall-crawlers debut. First off, according to Variety and Entertainment Weekly, Michael Keaton seems to be in talks with Marvel Studios and Sony again about being cast as the villain in the upcoming solo Spidey reboot, currently set for release July 7, 2017. Keaton was…

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PREVIEWS: First Look at CIVIL WAR II: AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #1

PREVIEWS: First Look at CIVIL WAR II: AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #1

With Marvel’s follow-on to Civil War hitting shelves, it was inevitable that spin-off series featuring the publisher’s biggest names would begin to come to shops as well. Today Marvel released a short preview of the first issue of Civil War II: Amazing Spider-Man for readers to check out. Does it look like something you’ll be adding to your pull list? Let us know in the comments! [FROM THE OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE] New York, NY—May 11th,…

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New Spider-Man Movie Officially Titled Spider-Man: Homecoming

New Spider-Man Movie Officially Titled Spider-Man: Homecoming

It’s been over a year since Marvel Studios and Sony Pictures officially announced that they’d be teaming-up to work on the future of Spider-Man films. We’ve known for a while now that the new movie would be coming in summer of 2017, but now we know that the first standalone Spider-Man movie set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe will be officially called Spider-Man: Homecoming. The name of the movie was revealed by Sony Pictures chairman Tom Rothman along with the new…

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