Category Archives: Spider-Man

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This was the panel from Amazing Spider-Man #121. And this is the one I’m used to. In the original comic, the script called for the Washington Bridge, but artist Gil Kane drew the Brooklyn Bridge. When the text was corrected, … Continue reading

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Best Spider-Man Stories By Decade

This was something I did for a message board a while back. The challenge was to list the best Spider-Man stories by decade. It’s obviously very subjective, although it was a useful exercise in considering what made the character tic, … Continue reading

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Tangled Webs: Was Mary Jane Pregnant in One More Day?

In a recent Tangled Webs column, I considered the question of whether Mary Jane is pregnant. This expanded on points I’ve made in this blog. I did not have the impression from the story that Mary Jane was meant to … Continue reading

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Tangled Webs: Politics and the Spider-Man Comics

For the latest Tangled Webs entry, I looked at how politics has been depicted in the Spider-Man comics. As a Republican, I’m slightly wary of depictions of politics in popular culture, due to the left-leaning slant of most writers and … Continue reading

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Tangled Webs: The Spider-Marriage’s 30th Anniversary

For a Tangled Web column, I looked at the different perspectives of an event that happened a little over 30 years ago, as Stan Lee and a roomful of comics fans convinced Jim Shooter to marry off Spider-Man and Mary … Continue reading

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Tangled Webs: The Reputation of Shed

For a Tangled Webs column, I looked at the reputation of Shed, a four part Brand New Day era Amazing Spider-Man arc that has some fans, and detractors. I really liked it. Many did not. A unified front doesn’t necessarily … Continue reading

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Tangled Webs:What Amazing Spider-Man 2 Skipped

For the Crawlspace, I wrote a new column on how Amazing Spider-Man 2 skipped events from Amazing Spider-Man #122, possibly the best Spider-Man issue ever, and what this means for the future. Jon Watts, director of Spider-Man: Homecoming, is going … Continue reading

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Tangled Webs: Spider-Man Films and Multiple Villains

My latest piece on the Crawlspace is about rumors for the bad guys in Spider-Man: Homecoming, and whether Spider-Man films should only have one villain. One of the rumors about SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING is that it’s going to feature Vulture and Tinkerer working … Continue reading

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Tangled Webs: One More Day’s Doctor Strange

For the latest Tangled Webs column, I looked at Doctor Strange’s role in the controversial Spider-Man story One More Day, and considered how it changed the context of earlier scenes from writer J. Michael Straczysnki’s Spider-Man run. This is a … Continue reading

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Tangled Webs: The Mature Readers Spider-Man Spinoff

I’m really proud of this Tangled Web column from the beginning of the month. While there are current controversies about R-rated superhero movies, with the financial success of DEADPOOL, Netflix’s slate of Mature Audiences Marvel shows and the upcoming R-rated … Continue reading

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