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


"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...

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


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

* "Troglodytes... cavemen"
^ One interpretation superimposed on another
% The germs of the transcendental terms

Grant Morrison and Rags Morales are joined by Brent Anderson for five pages of this issue, as part of DC's ongoing "no, really, let's make this stuff come out on time" efforts...

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


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

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

Brian Michael Bendis and John Romita Jr. con...

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


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

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

Grant Morrison, Rags Morales and Rick Bryant relaunch the flagship superhero comic book. OK,...

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


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 shooting in November...

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


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 offered many a Kids Meal, but some are more fan-friendly than others...

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


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...

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


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...

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


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...

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Spider-Man to Face an ‘Infestation’ in April


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 of brains and a powerful moral code that help him get the heroing job done...

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