Monthly Archives: December 2012

Superior Spider-Man, Mary Jane and a very taboo subject

There’s one potential element of Superior Spider-Man that has resulted in a lot of conversation. A 1,000+ post thread at CBR is devoted to the question of the implications of a relationship between Spider-Ock and Mary Jane. Matt Wilson of … Continue reading

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The Superior Spider-Man Era

I don’t believe that the Superior Spider-Man status quo will be permanent, any more than the Spider-Man Unmasked period was permanent. But it’s certainly promising in the short term. The hook of having a victorious vllain trying to actually replace … Continue reading

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Did Spider-Man deserve better?

The vast majority of the conversation about Amazing Spider-Man #700 is over the last few pages, and the implications for the upcoming Superior Spider-Man title. It does suggest that the reception to the issue would not have been the same … Continue reading

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The Infinite Doctor Octopus

While I’m fairly convinced that the Superior Spider-Man thing will be temporary, “Dying Wish” is likely to define Doctor Octopus for some time to come. So what does it mean for one of Spider-Man’s biggest villains? It’s a tad ironic … Continue reading

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What comes after Superior Spider-Man?

Whenever a major comic book character is killed off, it is not uncommon for there to be several escape doors. In some cases, the writer leaves those for their successors. In other cases, the writer plans to use it himself. … Continue reading

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Spinoff Villains

A handful of Spider-Man villains are better known for their roles in other series. By far, the most successful is the Punisher. The question with this guy isn’t whether he’s good enough to belong on a list of the best Spider-Man characters, … Continue reading

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Other Spider-Man Villains

At this point, I’ll  say a few words on other prominent members of Spider-Man’s rogues gallery that don’t have their own monthly titles, and aren’t primarily known as Daredevil foes, symbiotes and goblins. The Lizard The antagonist of the most … Continue reading

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