Spider-Gwen

The new animated Spider-Man movie trailer has been a pretty big hit. With 16M views on YouTube in a matter of days since the official trailer released. Several familiar names, or rather voices, star in the movie. But who are all the names behind the masks we see in the trailer? The casual Spider-Fan may not be familiar with the new Spider-Man on the big screen or the other faces featured in the trailer. NerdBastards is here to help break down the names and actors that will bring Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse to life.

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After making a few new friends, reuniting with old ones, and taking down a handful of evil-doers along with way, Spider-Man & Kid Arachnid are finally making their way back to Miles’ home universe as a part of Marvel & Disney XD’s four-part Ultimate Spider-Man Season 4 event. Today we have a first look at the finale which has our superheros meeting New York City’s – Spider-Gwen!  Check it out below:

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Ultimate Spider-Man, a cartoon series on Disney XD starring our favorite web-slinger, is gearing up to the finale of season four and looks to continue the Spider-Verse plot point that had been a part of the third season. The original Spider-Verse arc in the show was a four episode, multi-dimensional adventure that saw Spider-Man travelling to different versions of his universe, all with their own Spider-Man, and teaming up with them. Some fan favorites he met along the way included Miles Morales, Spider-Man 2099, Spider-Man Noir, and Spider-Girl. This time around, another female wall-crawler is joining the fray who made her initial appearance in the original comic version of the story-line. (more…)

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Of all the “failicious”, yeah I just made that word up, Spider iterations over the last 8 years that we have dealt with and are set to deal with in the future; this Spider-Gwen trailer puts some fresh-air into the story, that it sorely needed.  But here is the kicker….it’s fan-made. Weep tears as you watch the craftily edited trailer below.

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‘Spider-Gwen’ Movie In The Works?

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Spider-Fans are no doubt still riding high on the fact that the cinematic version of their friendly neighborhood webslinger is finally safe in the hands of Marvel Studios.  After all, if anyone can make a Spider-Man movie that could rival Sam Raimi’s 2004 effort, Spider-Man 2, which is still considered by many to be not only the best Spidey movie to date but even the best superhero movie to date, it’s Kevin Feige and his merry band of filmmakers.  As the world waits with bated breath for Marvel to reveal the actor that will be taking up the Spider-Mantle, recent activities over at the House of Ideas have some people wondering if that female-centric movie set within the world of Spider-Man may be closer to becoming a reality.  Specifically, some fans believe that a Spider-Gwen flick is on the horizon. (more…)

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Now is an interesting time in comics. Thanks to such strong female titles like Ms. Marvel, Spider-Gwen, Silk, Thor, Spider-Women, and Wonder Woman, there are more women reading comics than ever before. The industry is putting out stand-out titles with good stories that put focus on strength of character and tenacity. Despite the growing trend, the treatment of women in comics is a work in progress. There have been some bumps in the road. Women are still being objectified. While costumes are covering more skin nowadays (See: Spider-Gwen, Silk, Ms Marvel – even Wonder Woman got a recent full-bodied costume redesign), female characters are still drawn with unrealistic forms and are often posed in sexually suggestive positions. When it’s bad… I mean when when a comic cover drops that is borderline soft-core porn, the Internet lashes out. A lot of the outcry is hyperbolic (hey, that’s the Internet for you) but artists are being called-out and often crucified for the decisions they make. In some ways, this helps dictate the marketplace and forces creatives and publishers to think more carefully about their readership and the type of content they’re putting out there. On the other hand, online lynching stifles creativity and freedom of artistic expression. Artists shouldn’t be bullied into submission.

Now, a recent event amongst comic artists has poignantly showcased what happens when culture goes to war with itself.

Head on past the jump to get the scoop on the showdown of the century (or at least this year). *Note: Get some coffee ready, this is a long read. (more…)

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