Sunday, 28 December 2008
Saturday, 27 December 2008
A blog didicated to comics of the silver age (1955-1970, or so as the blog author considers the period). The author makes some fun trivias. Only the ones who don't enjoy comics won't enjoy this site
Sunday, 2 November 2008
I'm not saying there are no comics good for children, and I won't say there never was/is/will be children friendly comic books, all I'm saying is: "There are children comics, all ages comics, teenagers comics & adults comics"
'Marvel Adventures' series are kids comics, they still are good fun for older readers not too simple writings.
'DARK HORSE, DC & MARVEL' make comics for grown people that are still good for kids to read without any harm caused to the minds of the youth.
'Ultimate Spider-Man' is a good title made mainly to appeal to teenagers, it still is good for older readers. What is made for teenagers is something requiring of 'Parental Advisory' for those under the age of readers these comics are made for.
Spawn, Punisher & 'Mark Millar's' writings (except Marvel Knights Spider-Man) are directed for the adult audience, if comics were kids stuff then you should have no problem letting your kids read these comics, I point mainly on Spawn because I saw some of the animated series (have very mature contents, trust me).
Comic publishers rate the comics they publish for the age they fit, you see rating's like:
A = Adults, T = Teenagers, PG, etc......, the people judging comics to be kids stuff are most likely people who never read comics and heard they are kids stuff or they only read children comics.
Start reading comics or at least look at the rating label on the covers before judging comics aren't suitable for mature audience, start reading comics to see that reading comics is in fact a healthy hobby (don't focus on obssessed comic readers who want to be the characters in reality), comics fans desire art and enhance their drawing abilities and writing abilities.
Comics also are good for economy and lingual learning, a graduated student of English literature wrote his graduation thesis on Spider-Man and it wasn't tossed back to his face to write a thesis about something serious instead.
So as repetitve as I wrote it: "Comics isn't purely children items, comics reading is suitable for any age"
Sunday, 26 October 2008
Everything done so far about Spider-Man will stay publishable in markets. TPb's, Essentials and Hardcovers/Softcovers are going to be published with a note describing what I do on him and why.
Hopefully; other titles & characters will be boosted up especially 'Moon Knight', 'Iron Fist' 'Thunderbolts', 'Man-Thing', 'Silver Surfer' & 'Heroes for Hire' mainly to substitute the loss that happened with Spider-Man.
HERE's THE THING: With exclusion to the daily comic strips, everything on Spider-Man will be out of the production, no more comics on any Earth, no more cartoons, no movies, no video games (not even in further Marvel grouping games) or any production on him. Only two of his major villains will remain because they are essential members in the Thunderbolts: 'Norman Osborne' & 'Mac Gargan'. After some time even TPb's and reprints will be halted until the new E.I.C comes and brings the character back.
One of the reason's for this move is the fact there will be no retcon to get Spider-Man married again so readers who complain about the current 'Status Quo' won't be complaining on it for sometime, to be honest I won't give if anyone complain about the lack of Spider-Man in that current time.
Saturday, 25 October 2008
Last night I saw the 1st episode out of 13, this series was unfortunately canceled afterwords, really loved the episode, Silver Surfer's origin is an epic.
The 1st time I saw Silver Surfers series was in German on KRTL time on the RTL tv, still can't understand German but the show captured me, can't think of any reason why would I enjoy such a show.
The origin animated is much different than the comic origin, read the 1st issue of volume 1 from the 'Silver Surfer' and watch the 1st episode of his cartoon to see what I mean
Tuesday, 21 October 2008
By Roger Stern & Zack Howard.
Thursday, 16 October 2008
Wednesday, 15 October 2008
Tuesday, 14 October 2008
I subscribed there but still I have to yet check-up to get the details, as I mentioned previously; it's only a thought that you might help create stories, if what i said here is tru I'll advice you to sieze this oppurtunity. Editing to the post or a new post will come later regarding this issue.
Monday, 6 October 2008
Monday, 29 September 2008
Wednesday, 24 September 2008
1. No new members register
2. Current members seemingly forgot the forums
The door is open, I opened the forums for free so you can register and use it for free. The spideytalk forums link is in the links bar if you ever decided to register and use it. :)
Sunday, 21 September 2008
Not exactly friends, but fellow bloggers I associate with mailed the editor(s) of Spider-Man (maybe just Steve Whacker) and had responses. Didn't know Robert J.Sodaro mailed the editor before reading "New Ways to Die" while I was looking to see if Reg's mail had an editor response (sorry Reggie; I didn't find your message in any of the currently published issues, maybe it is in the B.N.D tie in)
Steve Whacker's response is quite funny (Sorry Mr.Sodaro, but if it is any consolidation I often laugh at insults thrown at me), but that doesn't mean he isn't a JERK.
Read the response yourself and you'll know why the editor is a (why should I insult? One time is enough)
Read the response yourself and you'll know why the editor is a (why should I insult? One time is enough)
Friday, 19 September 2008
Tuesday, 16 September 2008
Saturday, 13 September 2008
Wednesday, 10 September 2008
Monday, 8 September 2008
After much speculation about a fourth film in the 'Spider-Man' series, it is reported that star Tobey Maguire and director Sam Raimi have signed up for the blockbuster.
Deadline Hollywood Daily reports that Sony Pictures wants the film in cinemas for May 2011.
It adds that there is no deal at present for Kirsten Dunst to return as Mary Jane Watson, but that her character will be featured in the film and the studio would not recast.
According to Deadline Hollywood Daily: "The studio is trying to figure out if it can feasibly shoot 'Spider-Man 4' and '...5' at the same time because doing that is so cost effective and 'it wasn't so easy to get everybody back together'."
Principal photography is not scheduled to start until the autumn of 2009.
Saturday, 6 September 2008
Friday, 29 August 2008
Monday, 25 August 2008
Thursday, 10 July 2008
His first major role is in "Spectacular Spider-Man #139-142" as a hired muscle working for the Kingpin, his major communicator is "the Arranger of Kingpin". Tombstone was hired to kidnap some guy with mutant powers who can persuade people (The Persuader) to use against the "Lobo Brothers", he did his job well and tormented "Ronald Reiburn" (a.k.a the Persuader).
Lonnie was an albino, he became a gangster in "Joseph Robertson's" old highschool, Lonnie respected Joseph and consodered him as his friend in a very sick manner and convinced him in his own way to retract writings about how bad a person he is (Lonnie Convinced Roberston). Robbie worked in a newspaper in his old state and he had a source of information about some gangster work, Lonnie broke Robbie's source of information (he was a dude, Tombstone killed him).
Robbie recorded these informations in a tape and confineded it to Peter because as a photojournalist he has the most understanding about such matters. Somehow; Lonnie learned about this tape and convinced Peter to get it to him after breaking Robertson's back and pulling Mary Jane's hair (originally pulled her hair, she told Peter Tombstone broke her arm. Hmmmm).
After a nice battle with Spider-Man Spidey asked Tombstone why he didn't kill Joe Robertson, Lonnie replied with his weak voice: "How can I kill him? Robbie is my friend." How nice a sentiment this is, sure you can hurt your friend, but if you kill him that means your not friends? (Lonnie is a loony)
In prison Robbie befriended some nice huge gentleman who taught him how to defend himself, Tombstone and his gangsters killed that guy and used Robbie to escape at a time Spider-Man was in prison to visit his friend. Tombstone and Robbie went to a helicopter then fell down and were found and taken care of by a ranch owner. Tombstone wanted to play with his friend before killing him, but he was happy to see Robbie valiant.
Guess who took Lonnie (Tombstone) Lincolin from that area? Ooooh, men of Hammerhead, he was against Kingpin at that time but Tombstone changed his loyalty.
After Robbie was proven innocent Tombstone still wanted to kill Robbie himself so he stopped a demonised Hobgoblin hired by Hammerhead from eliminating Robertson.
Lonnie gained super-powers in Osbourns lab and turned against Hammerhead (You think there might be a chance of...? I think some readers may get what I'm pointing at).
In short: If you hate Venom you sure have to hate Tombstone, he's more of a sicko than Venom is (except there is a lack of heroism, and no symbiote either. Is there an "Ultimate Tombstone"?)
Enough with the comics, lets see what's Tombstone job in stas:
The Tablet of time from the comics, remember it with "Man Mountain Marko" working for "Silvermane"? M.M.M was replaced by good old Tombstone in the cartoon.
Aha; Now we see Tombstone's origin: Really was Robbies friend who went to prison as a child ("marvel.toonzone.net/90s.php", pick spidey tas from there and episode reviews to get the details.)
THE SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN:
"Greg Weisman" decided to use "Stan Lee's" & "Steve Ditko's" crimelord (Big Man) and made Tombstone fill his shoes instead of "Frederick Foswell". The best version of Tombstone ever (the only good one as a matter of fact, and he's great).
Now I mentioned previously something about Hammerhead, can you dig it out? I'll give you a hint: "Hammerhead works for (The Big Man) in this show", the best thing about it is that Hammerhead hasn't been watered down, atleast Hammerhead here is interesting, not some fool like tas version.
Certainly: I'd really call "Greg Weisman" by "The Man" if he cancelled the moronic; Tombstone is Robbie's wanna be friend. Excellent job you did on the show crew, keep up the "Spectacular Work"
Thursday, 3 July 2008
Our man of the year for the year 2015 must save his enterprises and his surrounding (for some many miles radius) after a dead terrorist bomb is set to elapse and the only way to stop it from exploding is to go 30 years in the past to take the print the eye iris of the terrorist when he was a child, while past time counts present time was counting as well.
In the present (in the era of this issue) there's this loser for a villain (Blizard) who got stopped by Spider-Man and Blizards costume gets confisticated by the police.
The terrorist Arno must catch the print of his eye imprint is one of the children stockholders of "the Daily Bugle" (sometimes Jameson is the only owner and others he has partners for the position of the Bugle).
Peter gets sent by Jameson to do a job out of the states, Peter accepts because he needs the money to pay for his rent.
Peter did a very very gutsy or crazy move to make sure his landlady won't hold him for the late rent he ows her, after Peter got away from his apartment he met that kid again.
On the way to the Airport Spider-Man (did you guess Peters move to get past his landlady) Peter dropped the kid at the "Daily Bugle", the kid got kidnapped by Blizard who got quickly bailed out of prison and wanted revenge on Spider-Man.
Arno found his target and when he was about to taake what he wants Spider-Man became too much of an annoyance, Arno couldn't do what he came for originally, the kid got hospitalized and Spider-Man got something he desrves greatly; he missed his flight.
Back in his time: Arno witnesses he is too late and he got really upset about it, his place and a big area of its surrounding have been destroyed by the bomb.
As I mentioned earlier: 4.5 webs Great entertainment
Sunday, 29 June 2008
Monday, 16 June 2008
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #18 (ANNUAL) 1984
After the long relationship between J.Jonah Jameson and genius inventor Dr. Marla Madison they finally get married. Jonah Jameson invite the staff in the Bugle closest to him to his wedding, he also invites his son John who was upset that the marriage of his father would stand in between his (Father and Son) relationship with his father.
In the office of the esteemed publisher of the Daily Bugle (J.Jonah Jameson) Spider-Man arrives at the window with a bouquet of roses to Mrs. Jameson and congratulates Jonah in a manner that upsets the publisher. (The story occurred after the events of Amazing Spider-Man #258, so it's after M.J's revelation to Peter).
The Scorpion (Mc Gargan) receives the news in prison and he breaks lose of custody and takes his suit to congratulate his worst enemy in his style, Scorpion kidnaps John Jameson and assaults the police station where J.J reports the kidnapping of his son to "Captain Jean DeWolff".
Scorpion hangs "John Jameson" in a mad jacket and hangs him in the sewers to take of to the floor of Jonah Jameson, Spider-Man barges in and saves Marla Madison (the one Scorpion was after to get hard on Jameson) and swings carrying her over a few buildings then releases her to fight Scorpion.
Of course; the Scorpion has to take revenge on Jameson before everything else so he distracts Spider-Man long enough to get back to Dr. Madison. John escaped his custody and tried to save his future stepmother but he got caught with her.
Spider-Man punched Scorpion and fought him valiantly until Scorpion fell hard. Jonah Jameson became happy and went on with his marriage. John accepted the fact that his dad was getting married again and became his fathers "best man". The wedding took place and since then Marla Madison became officially Mrs.Jameson.
The story earned its place in my treasury collection, Stan Lee once again proved his mettle and stood like a solid rock. The classic writing, the action, the drama and the quips and jokes all exist, every element worked to create Spider-Man as the comics legend we know and enjoy most admirably. Backed up by the art of "Ron Frenz" who by then was following the footsteps of the creative legend "Steve Ditko" gave the story the classic figure.
A very splendid issue, I'm highly pleased I finally had my copy. I always wanted this story for the following reasons:
.Written by: Smiley Stan
.The main villain is one of my favorites since I saw (Attack of the Arachnoid, my favorite animated story of Spider-Man for all ages)
Easily deserves 5/5
Sunday, 1 June 2008
The road to this dream is hard, everyone has to work hard, and I admit I have to work hard to write right. Why do I have the intentions to write about Spider-Man in exact? There are two major reasons:
1. Spider-Man is my all times favorite comic book character: Seconded by Batman, Hulk, Wolverine, Nightcrawler, Beast, Iceman, Daredevil and Johnny Storm the Human Torch.
2. I want to work to fix at least a little of what Marvel has broken: I don't know the possibility of this, but they seriously should let someone get back to write the true Spider-Man, the experienced Spider-Man, not some semi-joker who can't catch a thief right (if he caught one).
In the classic Stan Lee and Steve Ditko version Spider-Man started as a teenager, if a thief escaped it was only because Spider-Man was to busy punching the rest of his gang and trying not separate their heads from their shoulders, he never wasted webbings on yoyo's who didn't get to connect to the other end of the web before Spider-Man shoots too many web lines.
How can Stan Lee accept the way his most succeful creation ends down the drain? I admit I enjoyed the stories of the current idiot, but it hurts to see Spider-Man falls hard from between the hands of his fans.
Sure hope Marvel would read this after they finish reading the millions of letters and thousands of websites insulting this new version and reconsider their intent to keep him this way.
Tuesday, 20 May 2008
1st Version: Spider-Man is sent by the "Daily Bugle" to take pictures of the whole city and its status, and Spider-Man leaves a little distance of around two miles before the city blows up.
2nd Version: Peter Parker got a college scholarship to "Racoon City University" and he works for Umbrella to train his science abilities and gain further experience, and he there becomes "Spider-Man". Also he leaves for a few miles before the city blows up.
Saturday, 10 May 2008
At first I wasn't in the mood to watch it because the 2 new animated series released after "Spider-Man the animated series" weren't highly well made (MTV's CGI series are definitely much better than Unlimited). But after seeing the first and second episode I thought otherwise: The new series rocks, to see further season's of it is more worthy of watching an upcoming anonymous series written by writers I don't know the quality of their writings and a director with uncertain sense of direction.
Currently I'm enjoying season 1 and I'll post reviews on it after the season ends, I might open a new blog specified for the purpose of reviewing the series solely, each post reviewing an episode of the show and I might as well attach the trailer of each episode if not uploading just images.
Friday, 9 May 2008
The first powerful flick on Spider-Man, actually it was the first Spider-Man flick with an original popular and powerful Super-Villain: The Original "Green Goblin"
A bold move it was to start with Spider-Man's most formidable and dangerous enemy.
Peter Parker the shy & timid high school senior student follows the bus on feet to have a ride with no one liking him or allowing him to have a seat with him, with only M.J Watson nice to him but she goes steady with Flash.
Like the Ultimate universe Harry is Peter's friend but he isn't as loved by big shots as in the comics. Peter meets Norman Osbourn before the field subject of the trip begins.
Taking photos of M.J inside he got bitten by the spider that escaped containment.
Had great powers he decided to get money to buy a car and impress M.J with it. Peter went wrestling and won but later lost big because his action to have revenge on the Arena manager after being robbed the same burglar shot his uncle and that gave Peter a hard lesson of responsibility.
The Goblin had fearsome fights with the wall crawler and decided he is dangerous for a foe and must be allied with, but Spider-Man rejected his offer which made G.G discover accidentally learned that Spider-Man is Peter but that killed him and made Harry seek revenge on Spider-Man after seeing him placing the dead and wounded body of his Father.
Very well made movie, it lost half a point because Norman was drinking something with the color of urine.
2 years have past since the death of Norman Osbourn. Peter got fired from a pizza place because he's always late, Mary Jane is an actress who dates John Jameson, Harry Osbourn is the head of Oscorp and still seeking revenge on Spider-Man but still counting Peter as his brother like friend.
In the 1st Peter got fired from a job by Dr. Connors because he never shows up on time, but the good doctor didn't make an appearance. Here Peter got late for class and his teacher "Curt Connors" warning Petr that he''ll be failed if he didn't send his fusion article to Dr. Connors.
Since Harry Osbourn sponsored Dr. Octopus's program and Peter was attempting to write his thesis on Dr. Octavius (a good friend of Connors in this film) he took the chance to meet him personally before the accident that turned Otto Octavius to the diabolical Doctor Octopus.
Because of his issues of thinking about his life he temporarily lost his powers, but he retrieved them after Octavius kidnapped M.J. so he can deliver Spider-Man to Harry in exchange of the tritium 90 to restart his experiment. Spider-Man's true face was figured by Harry who decided to have truce with Spider-Man before finding his father's secret.
To me; this film is much better than the first one but there was just too much alcohol compared to the first one, Peter even grabbed himself a glass.
Peter managed to handle and balance his life:
.People Love Spider-Man.
.He's in Top of His Class.
.M.J. Loves him and he decided to marry her.
Peter Parkers Venomized side is really well done, it's just too funny to pass, except during his fight with Harry (a good scene) and his interaction with MJ (another good scene)
This movie was really boring so writing a review about it will bore me as well.
Generally Rating it: 5/10
Not because of Venom, there is so little Spider-Man. And his life scenes aren't that interesting as they are in the comics.
Sandman is nice: I know he temporarily reformed and helped Spider-Man in some occasions but here he was redicioulisly the thug who originally killed Ben Parker, and because Captain George Stacy found that out recently and told Peter and his aunt about it Peter had bad dreams and got really pissed off that his new suit possessed him.
Guess who returns to the Spider-Man series in "Amazing Spider-Man". I can give you a clue that he is a goblin, and he'll appear back in comics 10 issues from the current "Amazing Spider-Man #558" with one of the covers by "Alex Ross".
For a bit further informations; you can visit Marvel comics website through this following link:
Tuesday, 6 May 2008
One of my many favorite issues of "The Amazing Spider-Man". Done by the great "Roger Stern" and the Fabuolos "John Romita jr".
1. The Black Cat "Felecia Hardy".
2. Jolly "J. Jonah Jameson" (as shown on the cover of the issue).
Monday, 5 May 2008
Art style is based on the fantastic art of the legendary "John Romita sr." and the animation is actually quite well done, though the characters run in a funny way and sometimes Spider-Man crawls wall in a funny way.
The most significant villain in this show isn't the "Green Goblin" nor "Doc Ock", actually the arch nemesis of Spider-Man in this show is "Victor Von Dom"/"Dr.Doom". Doctor Doom had the most memorable animated appearance in this animated series especially in his arc titled "Doctor Doom: Master of the world". The story of the good doctor was supposed to be a movie then was decided to be a mini series shown in Europe according to writer "Larry Parr".
The reasons for me to adore this show are as following:
1. I'm a big fan of Spider-Man.
2. I love the fantastic art of "The Amazing John Romita sr."
3. 80's American animated series are great, they have very great stories and art
4. Through this animated series alongside "Spider-Man & his Amazing Friends" I recognised and loved Spider-Man.
5. The more I read about Spider-Man the more connection I find between this Peter Parker and Marvel Comics Peter Parker, so I grow more fond of it.
6. Some people go against this reason, but I have to say it: Not so much romance complicating stuff beside the thing with Peter's first love interest "Betty Brant"
Before knowing about MJ in the comics and the movie I used to think: "Why does she exist?" but I really grew fond of her character and her role as a supporting cast member, yet I'm very pleased to see that show free from her.
Some people think that the villains here were actually lowered down, I say after going deep in the comics: Only "The Lizard" and 'Magneto" weren't that loyal to the comics, though the Lizard was actually very close except the fact that he doesn't have his alter ego "Dr. Curtis Connors".
Saturday, 26 April 2008
These series are based on the first season of Spider-Man animated series of the 1990's, the first season was as groovy as the series earlier to it and the new Spectacular animated series, the animated series were based on comics and I loved much of it before season 5.
I only read 3 issues of "Spider-Man Adventures" so far and they are really boring, the reason isn't because I hate comics, "I actually love the comics in the mainstream", but these issues are a complete horror.
Look at the following pages and tell me wether you agree with me or not:
From episode1 (Night of The Lizard):
He remembers the experiment while in the Bugle
and all of a sudden his dear aunt May calls him there.
Not exactly what you can call boring, but this stuff stiffed me from boredom I almost slept while reading this, though I hardly read the words.
The first meeting between Peter and the Lizard, they have a weak fight.
Now seriously, Where
is the terrified Eddie Brock who faces the Lizard.
Not the Lizard fighting Spider-Man who got out to save Brock and gets shocked to see the Lizard is real, not my kind of comics.
Sure: You'll defeat your deadly enemy by showing him the image of him and his family. Why is Billy in the sewers?
From Episode 8 (The Alien Costume pt.1):
Rhino outside the shuttle "VICTORY" Peter's Dream is ridiculous
Why is Spider-Man tossing police cars instead of tossing people who are attacking him in self defense? And he didn't wake up hanging upside down.
From Episode 9 (The Alien Costume pt.2):
No pun intended, but where are the security crew?
Spider-Man broke the table in two half's, and left just like that?
Why didn't Dr. Connor's get frightened because a wanted man enters his office?
No screams, no shouts, not a frightened Shocker escaping after an angry Spider-Man removed the very heavy rubble off of himself. No screams from a scary Spider-Man. Eddie didn't push Spider-Man. Not my kind of Spider-Man stories at all.
Now you be the judge. Am I right for hating these comics or what?