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Why Marvel’s ‘Spider Island’ Shouldn’t Work — And Why It Definitely Does

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"Spider Island" shouldn't be good.

I mean, when you get right down to it, there's nothing about it that seems like it would work: Throwback villains, a big high concept involving three other franchises and a handful of second-stringers that get their own mini-series, tie-ins from characters that are related purely by the narrow geography of the Marvel universe, it all sounds like it should add up to something rough.

But in the pages of Amazing Spid

Don’t Ask! Just Buy It! – Oct. 5, 2011: Hold On, Nancy’s Coming

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Reading Comics author Douglas Wolk runs down the hottest comics and graphic novels coming out this week.

KEY:
* "Troglodytes... cavemen"
^ One interpretation superimposed on another
% The germs of the transcenden

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Don’t Ask! Just Buy It! – September 21, 2011: Revenge of the Love Bunglers

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Reading Comics author Douglas Wolk runs down the hottest comics and graphic novels coming out this week.

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* Youth in revolt
^ What kind of animals?
% Black and white and/or red all over
¢ New wave soundtrack

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Don’t Ask! Just Buy It! – September 7, 2011: Slaying the Father

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Reading Comics author Douglas Wolk runs down the hottest comics and graphic novels coming out this week.

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* Watch me jumpstart
^ They're not witches
% The closer you are, the quicker it hits you
¢ Cigarette t

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Link Ink: The Joker Menaces ‘Batman: Arkham City,’ New ‘Tales Designed To Thrizzle’ And ‘Scarlet Spider-Island’

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Gaming: New key art of the Joker from Batman: Arkham City has surfaced. He looks somewhat sicklier than normal.

Movies: After numerous delays, the Vancouver Sun reports that The Wolverine will finally begin sh

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Link Ink: ‘Spider-Man’ Cover Cameo, Harrison Ford Vs. Chewbacca and Paper Captain America

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Promos: Marvel is running a promo to put a winning fan's face on the cover of The Amazing Spider-Man #669 in September. Marvel points you in the direction of your local retailer for details.

Toys: Burger King's of

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Marvel’s ‘Spider-Island’ Epic Begins in ‘Amazing Spider-Man’ #666 [Preview]

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What happens when every man, woman, child, superhero and supervillain in Manhattan suddenly finds themselves in possession of the same incredible superpowers as the amazing Spider-Man? That is the question at the heart of "Spider-Island," a new storyline beginning in Amazing Spider-Man #666. On sale now, the story by Dan Slott and S

The Spider-Man Panel: Spider-Island, Punisher, Daredevil, Return of the Spider-Clone [Comic-Con]

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Senior Editor Steve Wacker led an all-star panel of Spider-Man talent on Friday at Comic-Con International in San Diego, where the Marvel crew discussed what fans can expect from the upcoming "Spider Island" event, whereby everybody in Manhattan finds themselves in possession of the same powers as Spider-Man, as well as new series like Daredevil and The Punisher. Panelists included Zeb Wells of Avenging Spider-Man, Humberto Ramos of Amazing Spider-Man, Mark Waid of Daredevil, Ric

Link Ink: ‘Spider-Island,’ Willow Smith’s ‘Street Fighter’ Inspired Attire? and an Icy Star Destroyer

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Upcoming: Dann Slott and Humberto Ramos' Spider-Island storyline that kicks off in August's Amazing Spider-Man #667 is brimming with action figure potential. And Coming from me, that's a compliment.

Literature: Do you hav

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Spider-Man to Face an ‘Infestation’ in April

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Spider-Man's got a lot of admirers in the super-community of the Marvel U, and rightly so. Despite the fact that he possesses less raw power than many of his teammates in the Avengers (and now, the FF), the dude's got plenty

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