Spoilers After The Break: Unbelievable Gwenpool #1 Review

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For a character that’s been dead since 1973 and outside of some clone shenanigans has never been resurrected, Gwen Stacy sure is popular these days.  Probably much to known hater Tom Kelly’s chagrin, Gwen just launched a second title that she is headlining.  After the break, a brief history of Gwen and a look (with possible spoilers) at Unbelievable Gwenpool #1.

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Spoilers After The Break: Amazing Spider-Man #10 Review

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The latest issue of the Amazing Iron Man Spider-Man hit store shelves (for Jenny) and digitally for everyone else today.  (How many of you guys still read the majority of your books that are made from dead trees?)  Let’s take a look at it, and the post-Secret Wars Spider-Man in general after the break.  Careful, this way be spoilers.

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Spider-Man Complete Chronology Update 9

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And we’re back!  This update took longer than I suspected for many reasons.  Some of them personal, some of them ironing out a few continuity issues, but luckily none of them trying to figure out if it was winter and where Peter Parker was working!

It’s a big update consisting of over 90 issues as we make our way through most of 1981-1982.

As usual, spoilers follow from here on out if you’ve missed out on the last 50 years of Spider-Man and are just getting started.

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Bento Review: Alice Cooper Volume One: Welcome To My Nightmare

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I’ll give the folks at Comic Bento this much:  they routinely send me stuff I would normally never read.  It hasn’t always been worth it, but it happens.

Which would explain why I’d ever be writing a review for Alice Cooper.

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Spider-Man Complete Chronology Update 8 (Couldn’t Stand The Weather Edition)

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Everything was going along just fine until disco came along.  I’m probably not the first person to write that sentence.  For our purposes I refer to the fact that even with 3 monthly books and various guest appearances, the wall-crawlers adventures had been pretty straight forward to put in order.  But then came a couple of issues where Peter went to the disco (and then teamed up with the cast of Saturday Night Live) where everything just went all to hell.

Much, much more on this after the break as I try to put this update to rest, not because I’m happy with it…but to save my sanity.  I can’t imagine what this is going to be like when I get to the 90’s…

As usual, spoilers follow from here on out if you’ve missed out on the last 50 years of Spider-Man and are just getting started.

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Spider-Man Complete Chronology Update 6

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The juggling act between Amazing Spider-Man, Spectacular Spider-Man and Marvel Team-Up continues.  It’s been mostly straight forward with a few little anomalies.  For this update I’ll look at issues that land between Spectacular Spider-Man #11 and Spectacular Spider-Man #20.

I also need to go back and insert Howard The Duck #1 into the chronology.  I only recently acquired and read it.  While it is mostly a glorified cameo, with Spidey likely only appearing to boost sales, it is a bit of fun.

There are some spoilers if you’ve missed out on the last 50 years of Spider-Man and are just getting started.

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Marvel Presents For The 4th Time: Amazing Spider-Man #1

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Ugh. That glowing green chest spider. Just ugh.

The All-New, All-Different Marvel Universe begins today.  Yes, Secret Wars is still ongoing.  And with issue 6 out today…it still has 3 issues to go.  But Marvel is soldiering on with the relaunch of their new universe.

With Miles Morales joining the MCU proper and supposedly being THE Spider-Man, Peter jetsets around the world in that horrible new costume.  Does any of this make sense?  Does it hold up?  Will it cause me to abandon Spidey like One More Day?  Find out, (mostly) spoiler free, after the cut.  (I say “mostly” as I touch on the basic premise of the setup for this new status quo, but no real plot points.)

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Spider-Man Complete Chronology Update 5

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The web of continuity is getting a bit tangled now with the introduction of Spider-Man’s third regular monthly book The Spectacular Spider-Man.  After the cut the chronology slowly continues as I wiggle out from under the share volume of Secret Wars.  Covered in this update are issues falling between Amazing Spider-Man 163 and Spectacular Spider-Man 10.

There are some spoilers if you’ve missed out on the last 50 years of Spider-Man and are just getting started.

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Spider-Man Complete Chronology Update 4

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Not quite back in the saddle, but being up to date on Secret Wars I can spend some time reading and organizing the endless Spidey books.  (Editor’s note: Jimmy, shouldn’t you be concentrating on your Secret Wars write ups?)  <mrburns>Up to date on Secret Wars…</mrburns>

After the break, a short update that takes place in-continuity after the original Clone Saga up through the debut of Jean DeWolff.  It’s mostly a back and forth of issues of Amazing Spider-Man and Marvel Team-Up, with one crossover issue of Marvel Two-In-One.  I also pushed an issue of What If? back a bit as it contains a continuity error.  (If you care about including those alternate universe tales.)  Also note that Spider-Man does not appear in Marvel Team-Up #35.

There are some spoilers if you’ve missed out on the last 50 years of Spider-Man and are just getting started.

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Lessons Learned From Superheroes

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We all know “With Great Power, Comes Great Responsibility”, but what else can we learn from the superheroes?

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