Spider-Man

add news feed

tweet a story

Posted On Today at 01:57:13 pm EDT by Blargh [Reply] [Quote] [New] Quote:Hi all. Long time no post. Anyhow, I've caught the first two episodes of Agents of SHIELD. So far, so good, but I'm still crossing my fingers and hoping ...
Posted On Today at 01:57:13 pm EDT by Blargh [Reply] [Quote] [New] Quote:Hi all. Long time no post. Anyhow, I've caught the first two episodes of Agents of SHIELD. So far, so good, but I'm still crossing my fingers and hoping for some of my favorite supers to show up. So it occurred to me this week that the Grant Ward character uses named, possibly AI flying robots similar to Armada. It's probably a stretch and the name is obviously different, but does anyone know the rules on minor Spiderman characters appearing in TV or movies? They obviously couldn't use the Green Goblin, but what about guys like Cardiac? ...I don't know why they couldn't use Green Goblin and not Cardiac. There's nothing that's been said about the Sony media writes on Spider-Man that would include some Spidey villains but not others (with the notable Kingpin exception, which was part of Daredevil rights before Fox let them revert back to Marvel). It is known that Marvel, post Disney merger, renegotiated the animated television rights for the few franchises that are still held by other movie studios, that being the F4, X-Men, and Spider-Man. This probably extends to video games as well. It is generally accepted that the rights held by outside studios (Sony with Spider-Man, Fox with F4 and X) aren't so much movie rights but live action rights. These re-negotiated animated rights probably led to the early demise of Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes, Spectacular Spider-Man, and Wolverine and the X-Men. So no, we won't be getting any Spider-Man or Spider-Man related stuff in SHIELD. And there's really no need to. There's so much to draw from and most of Spider-Man's villains probably wouldn't work too well in a universe without him. And the few that would probably have a Avengers/larger MU character that is close enough to work. We'll still have Ultimate Spider-Man (unfortunately), and Spidey might pop up in the related shows "Avengers Assemble" and "Hulk and the Agents of SMASH" but that's about it.
about 3 hours ago
Posted On Today at 01:49:56 pm EDT by Blargh [Reply] [Quote] [New] Would it make you feel better if this didn't use the Superior adjective? I thought it was a pretty good story. No, it didn't play into Infinity continuity hea...
Posted On Today at 01:49:56 pm EDT by Blargh [Reply] [Quote] [New] Would it make you feel better if this didn't use the Superior adjective? I thought it was a pretty good story. No, it didn't play into Infinity continuity heavily but it shouldn't have to. A good writer can still write their own story while taking into account the larger universe while, at the same time, not making their stories dictated by the larger universe. I really enjoyed the book and didn't even notice it wasn't a Yost penned story until I hit the end of the issue.
about 3 hours ago
Posted On Today at 11:26:51 am EDT by Iron Man Unit 007 [Reply] [Quote] [New] Another pointless tie-in issue to Infinity. The city is under attack while the Allegedly Superior Spider-man races to stop Fulmina and attempts to ignore oth...
Posted On Today at 11:26:51 am EDT by Iron Man Unit 007 [Reply] [Quote] [New] Another pointless tie-in issue to Infinity. The city is under attack while the Allegedly Superior Spider-man races to stop Fulmina and attempts to ignore other incidents. However, oddly he cannot as he swings past a powerless hospital and reluctantly stops to restore power to the place. He swings away wondering what made him do that and why it felt so right to do so.....shades of Peter still in him? One can only hope. As he races to Spider-Island, he stops to beat up two aliens while making quips that he thinks sound too much like Parker. Then instead of going to Spider-Island he stops at Horizon and uses the helmet that allegedly erased Peter from him and absorbs Fulmina into his mind where they argue and when she attacks him he briefly appears as Otto..... anyway the fake Spider-man convinces her that reverting earth to a more simple time would be disastrous. She finally relents, leaves his mind and restores power to the city then in a last act she uses her power to decimate the second wave of alien attackers. Fake-Spiderman feels proud that he gave the world a new super hero, however briefly. Next issue: the Superior Six......ugh. I guess that means we can "look forward" to Superior Electro, Superior Sandman, Superior Hydroman and so on and so on....... Keep milking the term Superior, Marvel!
about 6 hours ago
Posted On Today at 06:05:44 am EDT by Doc Boomstick [Reply] [Quote] [New] Hi all. Long time no post. Anyhow, I've caught the first two episodes of Agents of SHIELD. So far, so good, but I'm still crossing my fingers and hoping...
Posted On Today at 06:05:44 am EDT by Doc Boomstick [Reply] [Quote] [New] Hi all. Long time no post. Anyhow, I've caught the first two episodes of Agents of SHIELD. So far, so good, but I'm still crossing my fingers and hoping for some of my favorite supers to show up. So it occurred to me this week that the Grant Ward character uses named, possibly AI flying robots similar to Armada. It's probably a stretch and the name is obviously different, but does anyone know the rules on minor Spiderman characters appearing in TV or movies? They obviously couldn't use the Green Goblin, but what about guys like Cardiac?
about 11 hours ago
Posted On Today at 09:59:39 am EDT by emerick-man [Reply] [Quote] [New] All New X-Men Special #1 http://www.comixology.com/All-New-X-Men-Special-1/digital-comic/47894 http://www.comicboards.com/php/show.php?msg=ironman-2013100802445942 ...
Posted On Today at 09:59:39 am EDT by emerick-man [Reply] [Quote] [New] All New X-Men Special #1 http://www.comixology.com/All-New-X-Men-Special-1/digital-comic/47894 http://www.comicboards.com/php/show.php?msg=ironman-2013100802445942 "MOST IRONIC PUNCH YET" :D Ha! Okay, that was a good line. And y'gotta give Doc Ock (past or present) props if he's the one that in/directly gets those timetroublemaking Original X-men to go home finally. SpOck doesn't put much stock in time travel, ironically like (the true) Spock originally did in the Star Trek canon. :) So, they're doin' (Trilogy) Specials instead of Annuals this year? Otherwise this was just a... pleasant lead in with pleasant art - with a coulple gratuitous splash pages to buffer the page count. Lot's of pleasant Young Beast spotlight. And Bobby picking up some Spider-humor slack. There's an intro(?) of a Dr.Jude at ESU; also that of a young woman who hits it off with Hank even though she ridiculously does not reveal her name (at least to readers) after the whole adventure. Next Special: HULK joins the mix. I miss Dad and Dan.
1 day ago
Posted On Today at 10:11:48 pm EDT by Roger Stern [Reply] [Quote] [New] This just in ... the Deadline for Tales of Wonder Pre-Orders is October 24th. Don't want anyone to be left out in the cold. -- Uncle Rog
Posted On Today at 10:11:48 pm EDT by Roger Stern [Reply] [Quote] [New] This just in ... the Deadline for Tales of Wonder Pre-Orders is October 24th. Don't want anyone to be left out in the cold. -- Uncle Rog
2 days ago
Posted On Today at 09:40:30 pm EDT by Comicguy1 [Reply] [Quote] [New] A number of readers seemed to have problems with him. I think that the problem was that they kept on re-inventing him. And, looking back, that whole religious angle ...
Posted On Today at 09:40:30 pm EDT by Comicguy1 [Reply] [Quote] [New] A number of readers seemed to have problems with him. I think that the problem was that they kept on re-inventing him. And, looking back, that whole religious angle and the whole Demo goblin thing was probably the start of that. I don't think that the whole Cyber Goblin thing helped either. In fact, if anything, it probably made it worse.
2 days ago
Posted On Today at 06:58:09 pm EDT by The Green Ninjas [Reply] [Quote] [New] > Something (I don't know what, but something.) tells me that you liked Macendale as the Hobgoblin. I have no idea what gave that away (aside from him b...
Posted On Today at 06:58:09 pm EDT by The Green Ninjas [Reply] [Quote] [New] > Something (I don't know what, but something.) tells me that you liked Macendale as the Hobgoblin. I have no idea what gave that away (aside from him being one of my main topics of conversation here for years). > I think that the character hit a dead-end. Bah, it's as impossible for him to "hit a dead-end" as it is for Mysterio, Electro, Scorpion, Shocker, Rhino, etc, to "hit a dead-end". Supervillains like that are virtually impossible to "break", short of some kind of ongoing effort to twist them beyond recognition. Turning him into a civilian-murdering religious-zealot demon could have done that, but if Jason bounced back from that with no ill-effects, the dude was pretty much bulletproof indestructible. > That's probably why they killed him, and brought Roderick back. But then Norman came back, and they started using him. Your timeline is off. They brought Norman back first. There was no way he wasn't going to own the role of "A-list mastermind arch-enemy", and bringing the first Hobgoblin back like a month or two afterwards really wasn't a good idea in any way. They threw Jason Macendale away to make it happen, despite him being a villain who was in regular usage, notably by Mackie, one of the writers of the main ongoing books, and essentially traded him for a guy who was rendered redundant by Norman before he'd even come back. He appeared in a grand total of 6 issues then faded into limbo for over a decade. How was that worthwhile in any way? > But they kind of blew it with Mace Dale. Not really, the character had a proven capability to keep reinventing himself. If you didn't like the cyborg upgrade, it would only have been a matter of time before he changed to something else.
2 days ago
Posted On Today at 03:43:36 pm EDT by Comicguy1 [Reply] [Quote] [New] Something (I don't know what, but something.) tells me that you liked Macendale as the Hobgoblin. I think that the character hit a dead-end. That's probabl...
Posted On Today at 03:43:36 pm EDT by Comicguy1 [Reply] [Quote] [New] Something (I don't know what, but something.) tells me that you liked Macendale as the Hobgoblin. I think that the character hit a dead-end. That's probably why they killed him, and brought Roderick back. But then Norman came back, and they started using him. But they kind of blew it with Mace Dale.
2 days ago
Posted On Today at 11:29:55 am EDT by Unstable Molecule [Reply] [Quote] [New] Some of the best moments ever for characters such as the Vulture, Mr. Hyde, Cobra, and of course, the Hobgoblin. As an added plus, we should be seeing the fi...
Posted On Today at 11:29:55 am EDT by Unstable Molecule [Reply] [Quote] [New] Some of the best moments ever for characters such as the Vulture, Mr. Hyde, Cobra, and of course, the Hobgoblin. As an added plus, we should be seeing the first appearance of Monica Rambeau/Captain Marvel - so you can get in on the ground floor of why people remember her so fondly.
2 days ago