Until last week, I had never heard of Pink Spidergirl. You probably haven't heard about her either. She's not starring in any comics, animated shows or movies. She's not even actually part of Marvel's Spider-Verse, which is a vast and seemingly never-ending source of strange Spider-Man iterations.
No, Pink Spidergirl is one of the biggest heroes on YouTube. In fact, she's so popular, there are a number of different channels that use the character, and more than a million videos starring the Pink Spidergirl across YouTube's endless array of ridiculous videos. The videos are strange, fascinating, and incorporate a bewildering amount of licensed characters to tell stories that often make no sense. So how exactly did Pink Spidergirl become such a sensation?
The Marvel Cinematic Universe has already made some major strides in bringing diversity to the big screen. With Black Panther on the way and Spider-Man: Homecoming casting an actress of color in the (rumored) role of Mary Jane, we’re looking at a much less white future for superhero movies. But the latest Spider-Man movie will also look much different from the previous iterations takes to one small details: realistic high schools.
While Tom Holland’s introduction as Spider-Man in Captain America: Civil War has to be considered a rousing success, perhaps our favorite part of the character was what we didn’t see: namely, yet-another origin story that puts him through the familiar paces of spiders, wrestling, and that old yarn about great power and great responsibility. Any self-professed Spider-Man fan knows Peter Parker’s history like the back of his hand; the fact that Captain America: Civil War was content to pick up the character’s life midstream bodes well for Marvel’s approach to the character in Spider-Man: Homecoming.
Every month, comic publishers release their solicitation announcements to provide information to readers and retailers on comics that are coming out in three months’ time, but there’s so much information dropped at once that a lot can slip through the cracks.
This month, in Marvel's January solicitations, it's all about the big returns, with some fan favorite heroes and villains showing up, a critically acclaimed character getting a second chance, and love in the air in the Spider-Verse.
Talking to Marvel actors about their upcoming projects is always a game of inches. Each actor is unlikely to break a brand new story off the cuff, so instead, you try and firm up rumors that have leaked from the production. For Tom Holland, this means a few simple questions about the production experience on Spider-Man: Homecoming and one big one: will Spider-Man be joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe?
Spider-Man has one of the most colorful rogues’ galleries --- partially due to the fact that he’s been around for so long --- but the creators behind Spidey have always just supplied him with variety from the get-go. Whether it’s any one of them alone or teaming up in groups like the Sinister Six to take down the high-flying webslinger, Spidey’s baddies come from all walks of life and create awesome threats for our hero and his friends to overcome. These are the best Spider-Man villain cosplays.
Amazing Spider-Man: Renew Your Vows #1 offers something for those of us who miss the days of Spidey's marriage to Mary Jane, and also anyone who wants to read Gerry Conway's Spider-Man again. Conway is joined by artist Ryan Stegman for a series set on a world where One More Day never happened, and the Parkers have a young daughter named Annie.
It wouldn't be a comic convention without Hasbro coming to town to show off its latest and greatest in the Marvel Legends line. It wouldn't be a comic convention without Hasbro coming to town to show off its latest and greatest in the Marvel Legends line. Though you would think the Marvel Legends team wouldn't have much left to show after the deluge of reveals from San Diego Comic-Con, the smattering of new figures unveiled at New York Comic-Con somehow managed to rival the awe of those other newcomers despite the smaller roster.
We caught up with Marvel Legends senior design manager Dwight Stall to talk about the announcements, and where the line was headed in 2017 and beyond.
Marvel’s animated offerings have made no secret of following the films, between Guardians of the Galaxy and Avenger subsets like Ultron Revolution, and now Spider-Man is going back to basics. Not only will the current Ultimate Spider-Man come to a close in January, Disney XD will launch Marvel’s Spider-Man in 2017.
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