Tag: Spider-Man

A Study in Familiarity: Venom #1

Venom #1 DONNY CATES (WRITER), RYAN STEGMAN (ARTIST), JP MAYER (INKER), FRANK MARTIN (COLORIST), VC’S CLAYTON COWLES (LETTERER) MARVEL COMICS MAY 9, 2018 Ever since their official premiere in The Amazing Spider-Man #300, Venom has been a curious staple in the arachnid-themed rogues’ gallery. The dynamic duo of alien symbiote and human host has festered…

Women Making Comics: Jennifer Johnson on Creativity, Crafting Representation and Her Very First Comic (EXCLUSIVE)

When Black Mask Studios released Kwanza Osajyefo, Tim Smith 3, Jamal Igle, and Khary Randolph’s Black, they unleashed a political comics force on the often homogeneous landscape of our local comic shop. The book imagined a world where only Black people have superpowers, introducing a network of corrupt officials and shady government agents desperate to…

Go Ahead, Skip the Origin Stories

[et_pb_section admin_label=”section”] [et_pb_row admin_label=”row”] [et_pb_column type=”4_4″] [et_pb_text admin_label=”Text”] Action Comics #1 gets Superman’s origin story and “a scientific explanation of Clark Kent’s amazing strength” out of the way on the very first page, and the rest of the issue is devoted to his activities as a grown-up “champion of the the oppressed.” Though obviously his…

5 Creepy Christmas Comic Book Covers

In the word’s of everyone’s favorite British beard-rock band Wizard, “It’s CHRIIIISSTTTMMASSS!!” Which means that it’s the perfect time to look at some weird old comics, and say, “What the fuck were they thinking?” So stuff your stockings full of these seriously strange Christmas covers from the big two, and then remember that whatever you’re…

Spider-Man: Homecoming (MCU 2017)

Reel Geek Girl On Spider-Man: Homecoming

Spider-Man: Homecoming Jon Watts (dir), Tom Holland, Michael Keaton, Zendaya, and Jon Favreau, with Marisa Tomei and Robert Downey Jr. July 2017 PG-13 Spider-Man: Homecoming marks the first film co-created by Sony and Marvel together to bring the character (who has thus far appeared in his own unconnected separate universe in five other films) to…

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