02-07-13 • Comics, FilmPosted by Adam A. Donaldson
COME-ON! haven’t we already proved that that 90s relic has no place in the Spider-Man cinematic universe?
Well make of this what you will, but amongst the photos director Marc Webb has been tweeting out this week from the set of The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is this, on the surface, ambiguous pic.
It’s a locker! So what, right? How about we give it a wider context. Like this panel fromthe Ultimate Spider-Man comic book.
This is a scene from the Ultimate Spidey storyline that introduced Venom into the Ultimate universe. The back story there was that Peter Parker and Eddie Brock’s fathers were experimenting on a cancer cure, a black goo substance that enveloped the patient in order to treat them. The experiment, instead, was successful in creating Venom, a symbiotic life-form that has to feed on organic tissue to survive.
So there’s a tremendous similarity here, right? Is Webb trying to say that Venom is coming soon? Maybe at the end of Amazing 2 or setting up the villain for Amazing 3.
Venom has previously appeared in Sam Raimi‘s Spider-Man 3 where the filmmakers stayed close to his traditional comic book origins of being an alien from outer space. Of course, a lot of people credit the awfulness of Spider-Man 3 to Venom in many ways, but the continuing, and paradoxical, popularity of the character will likely keep him in the bullpen from any Spider-Man related projects.
What do you Bastards think? Is this Twit Pic a sign of things to come?
I’ll stop you right here, right now. If you haven’t read Amazing Spider-Man #700, and would be really upset if you learned what happened before you read it, just stop. We’ll be here for you when you get back.
Otherwise, if you don’t give a shit about spoilers, then by all means, continue.
As part of the Marvel NOW shake-up, The Amazing Spider-Man will wrap up with issue #700 to be released late next month, but it appears that the series isn’t going to end quietly. Spoilers lay after the jump… (more…)
Let’s just ignore the fact that we’ve been bombarded with clips from The Amazing Spider-Man over the past while and enjoy this new clip for what it’s worth because it’s pretty damn funny. We see Peter Parker teasing Flash Thompson in the gym with a basketball (is this gym class or just fucking around?) and taking full advantage of his newfound spiderlicious powers.
Although it’s good fun, I’m hoping that this scene will play a part in outlining the kind of character development Parker goes through in adjusting to his new responsibilities.
Check out the video below! I can’t wait to catch this film in theaters on July 3.
After 12 years, the main Marvel 616 Universe is crossing over with the Ultimate 1610 Universe in the form of Spider-Men, the meeting up of Peter Parker and Miles Morales.
In today’s announcement from Marvel, the much teased Spider-Men, will be a miniseries released in June from writer Brian Michael Bendis and artist Sara Pichelli. Jim Cheung will be doing primary cover art, but there will be variants.
So what incredible circumstances bring the Spider-Men together? Read the Marvel Press Release and check out some preview art, AFTER THE JUMP…
The Interwebz is a great place for nerdy art and the like. A lot of the time it’s crazy things like Winnie the Pooh with his hand in the honey pot (nudge nudge) or even that incident between Princess Leia and Jabba the Hutt (and all while Salacious Crumb was forced to watch, too). Hey, it’s the internet folks. Luckily there is always the counter balance of some mind blowing nerd based art. We collect it, you enjoy it, and we are all better for it.
ABOVE: He’s just looking for a little love ladies, is that so bad? All this prince turned furry beast wants is a good woman that doesn’t mind that he sheds. He even comes with a heart-shaped balloon, instant chick magnet. [UFC Chick]
Hit the jump for a Breaking Bad/Batman mash-up, Disney princesses getting violent, Wesley Crusher and MOAR! (more…)
02-02-12 • Comics, WTF?Posted by Veronique Medrano
Before you put down that cup of joe and officially wake up this morning, take a gander at news right off the heels of DC’s big announcement for Watchmen. Wait for it…Marvel has released teaser art for a new addition to the Spider-man canon yet again. With a release date set for June 2012, Peter Parker is back in what is speculated by some websites to be a crossover into the Ultimate Universe with Miles Morales, or he could be featured in his own Ultimate arc altogether (Ultimate Peter Parker). So once again, siblings in rivalry, Marvel and DC have brought out two events that will effect a popular and well known canon.
I’m not sure if I’m completely on board with this new addition to the Spidery-verse, whatever way you look at the new edition for the Spider-man arc it almost seems to be taking away from a new and original spin on the current Spidey aka Miles Morales. This “chicana” doesn’t approve! Rob Bricken fromTopless Robot put it best, in that this visual teaser:
“ is a picture of the Peter Parker Ultimate Spider-Man’s logo and the new Miles Morales Ultimate Spider-Man’s logo, just mushed together.”
So I add to my argument, that if the company takes a step backward and returns Peter Parker to the Ultimate Universe, it will negate any progress made into Miles Morales’ story line, which has only been in print for about 6-8 months. Is there something I’m not seeing? Are sales for the Ultimate Spider-man Miles Morales not meeting quota or are you doing what I suspect, which is adding to the canon in a way that really isn’t necessary at the moment for the hype. There is no reason to reset a canon again, but if this is just a particular arc that will have Peter go away soon after, and leave Miles Morales with more experience and ready to take on an even bigger challenge in his respective Universe then I could possibly live with this announcement.
Yet as of this moment, Spider-Men is not letting out a peep on its story line or purpose. Stay tuned, ’cause I’m sure the announcement will be coming soon.
Part of what you get when you read a Stan Lee comic, particularly the ones from the “Marvel Age” days in the 1960s, is a sense of unadulterated, caution to the wind fun. Everything ends with an exclamation point. Everything has color commentary. Everything is bright and ecstatic with the thrill of having a sandbox full of superheroes as a playground. Nowhere is this more apparent than in Lee’s early issues of The Amazing Spider-Man, the teenager superhero that would become Marvel’s flagship character. Lee wrote the first 100 issues of the title, introducing most of Spidey’s chief allies and enemies along the way, but it’s the title’s early issues that are in many ways the most groundbreaking and the most fun to revisit. Take issue #8, in which Spidey has to save his high school from a massive green robot.
For those of us that haven’t freaked out on message boards or burned copies of Ultimate Spider-Man yet, the new Spider-man is a young African-American male named, Miles Morales. The news was hit with a ton of negative and racist comments online but that hasn’t stopped Marvel from making the change in the Ultimate universe.
For those that don’t know, anything can happen in the parallel universe known as the Ultimate series; heroes can die and sometimes someone else needs to step up. Your beloved Peter Parker is still alive in his own universe, so get over it. But with the ability to do whatever they want, continuity be damned, Marvel may have some big plans further down the line for Miles.
Creators of the series have said that they haven’t ruled out a gay Spider-Man and that stopped nugget of information is creating all kinds of confusion.
Say What? Click the jump to learn what Spidey’s sexual orientation will be, ’cause these things matter, people. (more…)
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