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Amazing Spider-Man, the virtual series [15 Feb 2009|08:31pm]

How Spider-Man should NOT be written!

We’ve all seen the damage that Joe Quesada has done to Spider-Man. The crap pretending to be Amazing Spider-Man since Brand New Day has started.

For the past year we’ve seen Marvel’s vision of what according to them, Spider-Man should be. In ergo, a total worthless loser who’s never accomplished anything, and will never ever accomplish anything of importance.

Someone who’ll never be in more than short term relationships and is still hooked to his mother figure with no hope of ever growing up.

A middle aged manchild with no maturity, no sense of responsibility; and who is utterly unlikable, unreliable and unrelatable in every which way; and why? Because people like Joe Quesada, like Joe Slott can not find it in themselves to relate to a good, decent and heroic married man.
As such I’ve been thinking that regardless of everything else. We can do better.

As a fandom, there are plenty of Spider-Man fans out there who’ve been reading Spidey for years, who have genuine love for the character and who are tired of the crap being forced on us by Marvel editorial.

As such I was hoping to find fellow fans willing to help me co-write a Spider-Man series, possibly if artists are willing to join in, with its own cover art. Plotlines and such same can be determined once we got writers to discuss plot ideas with.

The one thing I’m hoping for is to start this new series at the point where ASM lost it’s soul, aka OMD. To write a Spider-Man who would NOT make a deal with the devil and then see how we can pull him out of the unmasking and the consequences of Civil War without wrecking his continuity or character development.

So anyone interested?

Edit: I just created a com for this virtual series.

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Spider-Man: Web of Shadows trailer [18 Apr 2008|08:42pm]


Spooky, even for a Spidey game...
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Spider-Man RiffTrax Available [20 Nov 2007|03:01am]

Mystery Science Theater 3000's Mike Nelson is joined by Kevin Murphy and Bill Corbett for their RiffTrax of the 2002 film Spider-Man!

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Seasonal Marvels, so we can all have a marvelous time, Excelsior! [23 Oct 2007|08:09am]

The air is getting colder, leaves are falling and winter will soon be on the way. And since writing or creating something takes time, we'd thought we'd get started on preparing for a seasonal gift exchange for Marvel fandom.

Marvel has unfortunately been rather underrepresented where fic is concerned, so we're hoping to improve that.

seasonalmarvels is all about sharing and receiving virtual gifts, fanfic, art, icons, essays, ... whatever anyone is capable and willing to give.

We of course hope that people will join in the spirit of the exchange.

Sign ups started on the 21st and will last till the 15th of November.
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Bring Spider-Man Back to New York! [28 May 2007|10:09pm]

Heya, Spidey-fans!  I'm samguthrie1, and I'm a web-head on a mission!

Here's the story. In 1987, the Spider-Man balloon made it's first appearance in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. The balloon was created thanks to the talent and efforts of Manford Bass, a specialist in crafting large-size inflatables, and John Romita Sr., famed comic artist who has been recognized as one of the premiere Spidey artists. The balloon was a staple of the parade for many years until the late 1990s when it vanished, seemingly without any explanation.

However, after meeting with John Romita Jr. at a recent comic book convention in NYC, I learned that the reason for the balloon's disappearance was tied into the bankruptcy incident that Marvel faced in the mid-90s, not because it caused an accident (which it did not), as many people have believed to be the reason. While Marvel was saved from bankruptcy after being bought out, the Spidey balloon was one of the things that didn't make the transition with the company. With no backing, the balloon was removed from the parade lineup. Needless to say, the parade has not been the same without the wall-crawler.

For years, this has bothered me, and recently, I have decided to do something about it. I have started a campaign to bring the Spider-Man balloon back into the parade, or, as a back-up plan, have a Marvel Comics-themed float in the parade. I have been been spreading the word around as best as I can, and both options have gotten a lot of support. Along the way, I have gotten support from some major names in the comic industry, including comic artists Frank Cho and Leinil Yu, and Marvel Comics editor Andy Schmidt. Recently, Matthew Atherton, aka Feedback, the winner on the first season of "Who Wants to be a Superhero?" on the Sci-fi channel, has just contributed his support to my cause as well!

Over time, I have also come to realize that this is not simply an effort to get a balloon back into a parade. This also serves, in a way, to give the comic book industry a little more public recognition. After all, with a character like Spider-Man being seen by so many individuals, it might encourage more people to read comic books. So if you are a comic book fan who wishes to see comics gain more recognition, it is my strongest recommendation that you show your support as soon as possible.

If you are interested, you can sign up at the following link:
(NOTE: That's a lower-case L before the 2 on the link. It's a reference to the Marvel 2099 comic line. I'm just afraid that some people would confuse it with the number 1.)

Also, to supplement my efforts, I have set up a letter-writing campaign over on ComicSpace, which can be found at:

If you are a Spider-Man fan, a Marvel Maniac, or if you just enjoy reading comic books in general, then I urge you to sign up today!!! I can't do this without your help!!!!
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New Spider-Man book [09 Mar 2007|04:55pm]

Hey all,

Just wanted to pop by and let you know about a book that's just come out: Webslinger, edited by Gerry Conway (former Spider-Man comics writer). It's a collection of short nonfic pieces on Spider-Man (the comics version(s) and the movie version) that covers everything from why Spider-Man's better than Superman and who reinvented Spidey better, Bendis or Raimi, to Spider-Man as hero of the working class and why Spider-Man has more in common with horror flicks than other comics.

Cover under the cut tag!Collapse )

You'll eventually be able to read more at Smart Pop Books, but there's at least a little info now here.

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How much are these worth, do you think? [21 Jan 2007|06:31pm]

Recently dug up the issue where his black costume was introduced (#252), opened, but in excellent condition. With it, we found "Marvel Team Up" featuring Spider-Man and Daredevil (#141), again opened but in excellent condition.

How much are these worth? We've checked ebay, but couldn't find anything.

(And I've posted this on a crapload of communities, as well)
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[15 Jan 2007|07:26pm]

Про жизнь, отLichную от многих

Spider-Toy!!! New-Year 2007!!! )) Powered by Lich from Sakhalin Island!
Я люблю вас! Иносссранцы! Хоть вы и засранцы!
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Teaser [27 Jun 2006|06:05pm]

Just in case you haven't seen it.
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Spider-Man 3 [17 Jun 2006|02:43pm]

[ mood | blah ]

Just read something and it is spoiler material...

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House of M [29 Mar 2006|11:25pm]

[ mood | curious ]

I don't know if anybody else brought this up yet, but if you read the "House of M" comic...

(Spoiler alert)

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Here's what I don't get [14 Feb 2006|12:51pm]

[ mood | curious ]

dailybugle, human_spider, lethalprotector, spider_man_fans, spiderman_love, ultimate_marvel, web_shooter, & Spidey's HangoutWebheads

From what I know of the Ultimate version of Venom the symbiote's really just a suit that was designed to cure cancer. It's not much with the brains itself but that's not really the point. The thing about it that really kinda bites is that there's a major plot·hole involved with it.

See, Pete wears it for a time and then breaks free of it...after which he destroyed the thing. Eddie Brock had the good sense to make more than one version of the suit and after he figured Pete's whole power trip with it he figured he'd give it a shot himself. Now, the problem with this is that the suit started making moves and decisions, overriding Brock for the most part, as though it had the memories from it's being connected to Pete...

...only this suit was never attached to Pete. That was a different suit that had been destroyed. You read all the little boxes and character thoughts and it's all pointing to the suit knowing the whole of Pete's deal from his having worn it...which he didn't.

I like to think the guy's at Marvel aren't this dumb. Then again, they could've had a kegger in the office that day.

So, what's the deal with this mess?

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Introductory post [05 Jan 2006|09:52am]


I'm a long-time Spidey fan and comic collector, first-time poster.

I do have a slightly off-topic question. I'm building a Spidey-like character for an online roleplaying game. While I've named him Peter (in homage to PP), I'm having difficulty with a code-name. I've got a few possibilities, but I'm not really enthusiastic about any of them:

  • Redback

  • Arachnus

  • Anansi

  • Webs

Any other suggestions?
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Wizard World Philly '05 pics [08 Jun 2005|07:21am]

Take a look at some photos of the event. Some Stormtroopers, wrestler King Kong Bundy, and actor Seth Green were all there...


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[19 May 2005|12:47pm]

[ mood | calm ]

For those Spider-Fans who may not know about it, Spidey Kicks Butt is a neat site. It doesn't have a million reviews on the comics or anything, because a hojillion other sites do reviews. It does have a lot of interesting opinion articles, as well as attempts to "explain" the continuity problems that's plagued our favorite web-slinger over the decades. In my opinion, if Marvel used half of this guy's ideas, they'd make themselves king of comic-dom. :)
Also, the Life of Reilly offers a thirty-five-part look at the Clone Saga, both in print and behind the scenes. Taken from the main page:
The objectives of this 35 part (yes, 35 part) series:

First and foremost, I want to provide an accurate look back on an important moment in Spider-Man continuity that some newer fans may not be fully aware of.

I also want to do an analysis of the books detailing what might have gone wrong and how it possibly could have been prevented

We want to determine the popularity of Ben Reilly today and whether the character is viable in the current Marvel Universe. Does he deserve to come back to the books in some capacity?

We'll provide a solution to the problems left by the clone saga. No matter what side of the fence readers were on, half of them were disappointed at any given time and half of them are still disappointed today. We'll fix that by the time this is over.
Former writer and editor Glenn Greenberg, one of the few who was a part of the series for its entire run, was also on-hand to provide commentary for each segment.
For the record, I've absolutely nothing to do with either site. At all. I have no stake in either site, I haven't given money to them, been given money by them, nor have I written/editted any articles. I'm simply a Spider-Fan who found the sites interesting, so am passing them along to other Spider-Fans, in the hopes that you all will find them as engrossing and entertaining as I did.
Enjoy. :)

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[18 May 2005|09:41pm]

So, how do you guys feel about downloading comics?

Yay? Nay?

Has anyone gone to Marvel's dotcomics section? It's awesome. There is much there, but they will be adding to it.

If anyone is yay, mayhap we can trade what we have. I have a list if anyone is interested. Right now it is purely Spidey, but I'm going to be expanding that tonight, hopefully.

-MJ wannabe
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New Member......Perhaps [18 May 2005|07:45pm]

Does this place still have any activity???

I just joined, but it doesn't seem too hoppin'. Um, mayhap I can light a match under some of my friends' butts and get them to join too??

So, for those of you still active in this comm., which is your favorite spider-man comic??

-MJ Wannabe
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[10 Apr 2005|08:45pm]

I hope me finally making some changes around here will bring back some people as well as new ones.

And it would be great is someone would make a REALLY cool ava for the form.

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hELLO [23 Feb 2005|06:46pm]

[ mood | bouncy ]

'Lo folks. Tried to find a nice Spider-amn community to join and Picked this one cos it looks cool.

Loadsa fun to be had with me cos I go shouty at regular intervals.

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Mary Jane 2 / Ultimate SM [20 Feb 2005|04:34pm]

Has anyone read Judith O'Brien's new sequel to Mary Jane? I want to know how it compares to the first one and if it has more appearances of Peter as Spidey. Just from flipping through the illustrations at a bookstore it doesn't look like it. :(
On another subject, I've been getting back into reading Ultimate lately and I think my only complaint about this version of the story is Mary Jane's lack of involvement in the action. I know she doesn't have to always be there and it's the movies that have her constantly getting kidnapped and rescued, but right now she has almost no importance. Maybe I shouldn't say anything because I've only read almost through volume 3. But I just don't know about how they do MJ in this series. The fact that Peter becoming Spider-Man has nothing to do with them getting together kind of weekends the romance portion of the story. Regardless of whether or not Mary Jane (or Gwen or whoever it is) even knows anything about him being Spider-Man, I think it's much more interesting when he's able to get the girl because being a super hero gives him more confidence.
Other than that I totally love the series. It can be really hilarious. "Yeah, might want to lay off of the sugar there, Sparky." LOL.
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