Art by Michael Cho
Whether a Spider-Man film, especially an origin story, is necessary so soon after the last franchise ended is debatable but ultimately irrelevant. Box office take aside, the real test of a film’s legitimacy is its quality. Is the reboot that no one was clamoring for any good? Yes, it is. The Amazing Spider-Man doesn’t always … Continue reading G3 Review: The Amazing Spider-Man
When you read a lot of comics, it takes something truly special to stand out from the pile of panels and pages. As 2011 winds down, V. and I are taking our annual look back at the moments that stuck with us long after the issues went into the longbox. And we're not only covering … Continue reading 2011 Memorable Moment: Peter Parker’s Ultimate Sacrifice
One has arachnid-derived superpowers and exceptional intelligence. The other graduated with honors from Batman’s School of Hard Knocks. Peter Parker and Tim Drake are both highly capable crime fighters with a surplus of combat experience and brain power, and they're both so doggone likable. Peter’s super-strength and agility, combined with his spider sense and web-shooting … Continue reading Spider-Man vs. Red Robin: Who Would Win?
It’s weeks like this that make me so happy to be a comic book reader. All three titles that I pulled stuck the landing (My Batman and Robin #1 review is here) and marked the beginning of exciting new eras. We’re not just talking DC, either. Let’s get it started with: Batwoman #1 There’s … Continue reading Comic Judgment: Best in Show
The pull list was pretty meager this week, but discovering Steve McNiven's art made the drive to my LCS worth it. The lovely Zatanna is unrepresented here only because I overestimated the amount of cash I had on hand Wednesday. She's coming home with me tomorrow, but here's a brief, double Marvel rundown. Captain America … Continue reading Comic Judgment: Marvel Edition
A couple of years ago, a friend and mutual comic book fan handed me the first trade volume of Ultimate Spider-Man. Sure, I liked Peter Parker and had always related to him as a nerdy underdog who was fast with a quip. But I hardly expected this book to become such a treasured and long-lasting … Continue reading Thanks for the Memories, Spidey
Ultimate Comics Spider-Man #13 Writer: Brian Michael Bendis Pencils: David Lafuente Colors: Justin Ponsor Letters: Cory Petit In its 13 issues so far, Ultimate Comics Spider-Man has proven itself to be just as much of a crackling page-turner as its long-running predecessor, the nearly identically titled Ultimate Spider-Man. Writer Brian Michael Bendis’ style may not … Continue reading Comic Judgment: Ultimate Spidey Continues Reign of Awesome
Alas, the movement to cast Donald Glover as the next big-screen Spider-Man fell short, though not for lack of trying. V. and I were among the many “Community” fans who thought it would have been a stroke of genius to have Glover play everynerd/superhero Peter Parker in the forthcoming reboot. However, British actor Andrew Garfield … Continue reading New Spidey: What Say Ye?
The hilarious NBC sitcom “Community” is on a short list of things we love as much as reading comic books. So cast member Donald Glover — aka junior college jock, Troy — had G3 at biblioteca when he began campaigning for the Peter Parker role in the forthcoming “Spider-Man” film reboot. Glover is a gem … Continue reading Donald Glover for Spider-Man!
I got caught up on a bunch of comics this week. Here’s the lowdown: Brave and the Bold #33 (Yeah, I know this came out last week, but whatever.): DC’s Brave and the Bold hasn’t been on my pull list since the "Book of Destiny" arc closed out a few years ago, but I approached issue … Continue reading Comic Judgment: A Pull List Overview
I read a bunch of comics this week. Here's how they stack up, from best to worst: 1. Batman and Robin #10 During its short run, this title has ranged from brilliant to odd to plain inscrutable — in other words, classic Grant Morrison. Fortunately, things are back on the upswing with Andy Clarke's wonderful … Continue reading Comic Judgment: A Pull List Overview