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Bizarro Back Issues: Kamen Rider Takes On Bat Man (Not That One) (1971)


One of the best things to happen in comics in 2012 was the digital release of a bunch of titles by Shotaro Ishinomori, the creator of Kikaider, that Legend of Zelda comic that ran in Nintendo Power, and a bunch of other comics about monsters getting kicked right in the face...

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Parting Shot: Spider-Hyphen-Man Explains the Proper Punctuation of the Webslinger’s Name


As most fans of Spider-Man know, the friendly neighborhood superhero's name is properly spelled with a hyphen in between the "Man" and the "Spider" that modifies him. Outside the comics community, there seems to be some confusion about this point, so Cathy Leamy has helpfully illustrated a comic to help people remember the proper punctuation -- and the terrible consequences of omitting it...

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Parting Shot: Kate Beaton’s Brown Recluse Spider-Man


Kate Beaton of the illustrious Hark! A Vagrant turns her attention to a certain web-slinger in a series of strips reimagining Peter Parker as Brown Recluse Spider-Man (who does whatever a brown recluse spider can)...

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Preview of ‘Spider-Man: Fever’ by Brendan McCarthy — EXCLUSIVE


We've got an exclusive five-page preview of "Spider-Man: Fever" that we'd like to share with you, from the first issue of the upcoming Spidey miniseries by Brendan McCarthy. We've been excited for this project since we first caught a glimpse of McCarthy's art, which evokes the Silver Age psychedelics of Steve Ditko's "Dr...

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How to Make a Perfect Spidey Suit


We've got at least two years till the next Spider-Man feature film comes out, thanks to news of the 2012 reboot. So what are you going to do in the meantime, hardcore wallcrawler fans? If your answer is "make myself an elaborate custom Spidey suit," then you're definitely going to want to check out this out: A message board discussion where people can crowdsource ideas for making their own custom Spider-Man costumes, trading tips and pics of their work and going into some pretty intense discussion about patterns, dyeing, and materials...

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Special Man Is No Superman, But Is Supremely Special Nonetheless


I love knock-off toys. Sure, they're never as detailed or as articulate or as authentic as the real deal, but there's a certain charm to figures that are clearly doing their best to emulate the genuine goods...

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Spider-Sense… Tingling… for Dragon*Con Cosplayer


If you missed Dragon*Con, as I did, you can still enjoy the cosplay antics of attendees who clearly put a lot of time and effort into their costumes thanks to this Flickr pool of photos. My favorite? Spider-sense Spider-Man...

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Spider-Man Gets Inflated Once Again This Thanksgiving


The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade has its share of awesome balloons, but perhaps the most iconic inflatable for comic fans has been absent for more than a decade.

But no more! A modernized version of Spider-Man's webcrawling form is set to make his Macy's debut Thursday, November 26 starting at 9 a...

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Spider-Man’s ‘Clone Saga’ Is The Old Black and The New Neon


By now most Marvelites have already heard the news: Spider-Man's secret shame is about to rear his cloney head – again.

Yes, "Spider-Man: The Clone Saga" hits stores this September. Marvel solicitation info describes it as a kind of sequel to the ridiculously complicated original clone saga of the mid '90s, which saw Peter Parker temporarily replaced by his (possible) clone Ben Reilly, the Scarlet Spider.


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U2 Wanks Into Camera Over Spider-Man Musical


Bono and The Edge of U2, who are scoring the Spider-Man musical, turn the wankery up to 11 in this interview where they talk about how the story of Spider-Man is really the story of every rock and roll star, which is to emerge from unpopular youth into self-obsessed superstardom as a form of vengeance on the people who picked on them...

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