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The Greatest of All Time


  Entertainment Weekly is currently in the middle of huge, tournament-style competition that asks their readers that eternal comic book question: Who is the Greatest? When I first saw this poll, I found myself absorbed with the question. Obviously, I have stated on this blog who my favorite is on SEVERAL occasions (Spider-Man), but it is always a fun debate to get into, especially with this bracket set-up. Now, EW.com just finished their first round of voting and as I went through… Read More »

Make Mine Miles


If you read this blog, you are hopefully aware of two things: 1) Spider-Man (specifically Ultimate Spider-Man) is my favorite superhero 2) He died. In the past couple of weeks though, just after I wrote Peter Parker’s obituary, Marvel revealed who would succeed him as Spider-Man in the Ultimate Universe, a young man by the name of Miles Morales. Not only is he replacing the iconic Peter Parker (something that hardly goes well with fanboys), but he is also half-black,… Read More »

Peter Parker RIP


Peter Benjamin Parker, Ultimate Spider-Man, has died after succumbing to injuries at the hands of the Norman Osborn and a gunshot wound from protecting Captain Steve Rogers of the Ultimates. He is survived by his aunt, May Parker, his girlfriend Mary Jane Watson, his roommates and friends, Johnny Storm (publicly known as the Human Torch), Bobby Drake (the mutant Iceman) and Gwen Stacy, daughter of deceased police officer George Stacy. He is preceded in death by his father and mother,… Read More »

Does whatever a Spider can


This past week, Spider-Man’s flagship book, “The Amazing Spider-Man,” hit issue 600. Now this is quite the feat in the world of comic books. 100 issues are usually unheard of for most books to reach, so 600 is a milestone. It also cements Spider-Man’s place as Marvel Comics’ most prominent character. Even though “Amazing” is the fourth Marvel book to reach 600 this year (“Thor,” “Captain America,” and “The Incredible Hulk” reached this landmark as well), Spider-Man has established himself… Read More »