In this installment, we will start looking at Spider-Verse proper.
For years, Marvel couldn’t get a movie off the ground and DC owned the big screen with Superman and Batman. Eventually, Marvel caught and passed DC; which will try to return to the pinnacle with Batsoup. Today we take a look at the superhero films that excelled despite not having the built in advantage of the DC/Marvel banner. And as a Gabbing Geek bonus, we’ll also tell you where the film’s characters would best fit if you shoehorned it into the DC or Marvel comicverse. Cuz we’re awesome like that.
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In this installment, we will look at the prelude issues leading up to the Spider-Verse main event.
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.
Last week, we learned Marvel and Sony struck a deal to let Spidey play in the MCU teamup films. This means a reboot of Spidey and new solo films in 2017. In this week’s Gabbing Geek podcast, Ryan said while it may be the same actor and origin, there will be NO bleedover references to the MCU in the Spider-Man stand alone.
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.
Holy cow, I wish I had a motorcycle so that I had a real reason to buy one of these awesome helmets. I mean, I guess I could buy one of these helmets just because they are awesome, but it would be awkward to wear this around the house. Could you imagine me walking round in my sweats and geek tee while donning the massive face of Wonder Woman? Actually, don’t picture that, spare me the humility. But honestly, how would I brush my teeth or eat pizza? I guess this means I need to bye a motorcycle. That’s the only option. Want to see more? Check out the photos after the break.
If you’re like me you hate those internet lists where you have to click through a page at a time to get to the end. I understand why sites do this, but from a reader standpoint it drives me crazy. Especially on my phone.
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!
With Superhero movies becoming more and more popular and prevalent these days, it’s time to discuss the gender balance (or lack there of) we tend to see in such movies. We are familiar with the popularity of Batman, Superman, Spider-man, Ironman, Aquaman(? – if only to Watson), etc. But where do the female superheros fit in this male dominated franchise? With kick-ass characters like Wonder Woman, Supergirl, Blackwidow, and more…how have we failed to properly tip the scales so that movie goers are seeing equal representation on screen?