A Spoiler Filled Walk On The Great Web Of Spider-Verse, Part One

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When the comic book scholars of the future look back on Spider-Verse they may view the crossover as a disappointment. I can see that. There really isn’t much meat on the bone here. Most issues are generally the same:

  • introduce or revisit a Spider-Man from an alternate dimension
  • Inheritors attack
  • multiversal Spider-Men show up to help
  • some live, some die, the survivors escape
  • Inheritors move onto the next dimension in search of another meal

Pretty standard and repetitive stuff. But to take this view, is to miss the whole fun of Spider-Verse. The interaction of all these Spiders new and old amongst themselves and the Inheritors. Checking in on old favorites. Seeing the fate of Spider-Men you grew up watching on TV. I’m sure we’ll have Spider-Man multiverse crossovers again in the future (*cough*Secret Wars*cough*) but likely never to this degree again.

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Spider-Verse Inspires The Next Top 40 Smash!

The "Mary Janes"?  "Face It Tiger, You Hit The JackPOT"?  Thank you Mr. Stan "Subtle" Lee.
The “Mary Janes”? “Face It Tiger, You Hit The JackPOT”? Thank you Mr. Stan “Subtle” Lee.

Ok, maybe not.  (Editor’s note: Jimmy, definitely not since this news is months old.)  But Texas band Married With Sea Monsters have actually recorded a version of the soon to be hit song played by the Mary Jane Watson/Gwen Stacey lead band The Mary Janes from Edge of Spider-Verse #2.  Yes, this is a little old, but is new to me and is relevant again this week with the launch of the new Spider-Gwen solo book.  (The song and band even get a mention in the thank yous that take up what will be the letters column space of issue #1.)

Have a listen…

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Hail Hydra! And Other Spider Related Happenings In This Weeks Comics Across The Multiversity

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Continuing my seldom read (hey Johnathon!) run down of three new comics I’ve read this week.  I keep the variety rolling with Multiversity and…hmm….two Spider titles.  I really need to branch out my interests.

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“Jimmy, Enough With Secret Wars Already!” But…But…They Updated Battleworld!

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Battleworld 1.0

As Marvel continues to slowly tease out Secret Wars and prepare to take all my money (well, half my money, since DC’s Convergence is already looking at taking the other half), they have revealed the specifics on 8 more of the Battleworld zones:

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This Is The End. This Is The End Of Spider-Verse.

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Given all the goings on this week with a certain web-head and something about his next movie appearances, it seemed fitting to concentrate my mini reviews on all things Spider-Man and of course, Spider-Verse.  So without further ado, let’s talk about…X-Men! Continue reading This Is The End. This Is The End Of Spider-Verse.

May The A-Force Be With You. (Or No Star Wars/Marvel Crossover For You!)

No Watson, the A is not a reference to their cup size.
No Watson, the A is not a reference to their cup size.

Well, it was a fun 12 hours or so of speculation, but one of the classified zones on Battleworld will not be the Star Wars universe.  The “Force” in Marvel’s announcement is not Midicholrian based, but in reference to A-Force…which I guess is some amalgamation of Avengers and X-Force.  By the looks of the cover, it is a team led by She-Hulk and comprised of, well, seems like every female hero in the Marvel Universe.  Girl Power!

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Pictures Are Pretty! Here’s Your Visual Guide To Marvel Character Movie Rights

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If you’re anything like me – pictures say a thousand words. Well….words also say a thousand words, but pictures are better because: PRETTY! And again, if you’re anything like me (which let’s face it, everyone is totally like me) then keeping up with all the Marvel movie rights will make your head explode. But never fear! Thanks to The Geek Twins, your handy-dandy Marvel guide is here!

For a more detailed overview – head over to The Geek Twins and see their wonderful work.

And The Award For The Longest and Most Unnecessary Secret Wars Post On Gabbing Geek Goes To…

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To a 10 year old Jimmy Impossible, Secret Wars was right in his wheel house.  For one full year the best heroes and villains of the Marvel Universe would be together every month bashing skulls, having mountains dropped on them and bowing before Doom.  Though the tie-ins were subtle, this was really the first huge company wide event at either of the Big Two.  (sequart.org has a nice article comparing Secret Wars, Secret Wars II and Crisis on Infinite Earths and which is responsible for the rise of the endless Events that I keep getting suckered into, which seems like every few months.)

One of the biggest parts of Secret Wars, and in fact the reason for it’s existence, was a promotion for a toy line from Mattel.

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ICYMI: Jessica Drew Has A New Spider Woman Costume!

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Jessica Drew. Jessica, Jessica, Jessica. Listen girlfriend – your outfit is badass, and we’d like to thank the people at Marvel for making such a drastic change away from sexualizing you and instead focusing on your strength, femininity, and just how darn-right cool you are!

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