It’s that blessed time of the year where we all try to take stock of what we’ve done with our lives and what other people have created that we enjoyed. That's right, it's time to start putting together our "Best of 2016" lists, and today we're going to take a look at the Best Marvel Covers of 2016.
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For a fresh start with Spider-Man, Sony had to give him something distinctive. To set Tom Holland’s take on the webslinger apart from Tobey Maguire’s (and way, way apart from Andrew Garfield’s), the studio sent the hero back to high school and returned him to his teenage roots. Spider-Man: Homecoming aims to be a new take on the comic-book mythos all over, in fact — a new girlfriend in pop star Zendaya, the first onscreen appearance of the villainous Vulture, and with a new teaser unearthed today, we learned that a key piece of latter-day Spidey tech will make it movie debut as well.
We haven’t heard too much about Spider-Man: Homecoming apart from endless speculation about Zendaya’s character and tons of videos of Tom Holland’s parkour skills, but we know that Tony Stark will definitely make an appearance. He took Peter Parker under his wing in Captain America: Civil War, so he’s probably going to keep showing up in Peter’s life to see how his new protege is doing. And what’s a friendship with Tony Stark without a few very high-tech gifts? [If you want to go into Homecoming knowing as little as possible, now’s the time to turn back because there be SPOILERS ahead.]
If there’s one thing we’ve learned from our years on the Internet, it’s that there’s no aspect of comics that can’t be broken down and quantified in a single definitive list, preferably in amounts of five or ten. And since there’s no more definitive authority than ComicsAlliance, we’re taking it upon ourselves to compile Top Five lists of everything you could ever want to know about comics.
Superman is the best. Just the absolute best. And if you disagree, I'm so sorry for your wrongness, but we're not here to argue about how wrong you could potentially be, we're here to talk about Superman's best team-ups.
On the big screen, being a superhero looks fun and thrilling — and maybe also sort of dangerous and painful, but mostly exciting. But behind the scenes, being a superhero involves some awkward stuff, like motion capture and clingy spandex costumes and weird accessories, all of which, with the help of countless hours of movie magic, somehow translates to looking incredibly badass. Thanks to this new video from the set of Spider-Man: Homecoming, you can catch a glimpse of some of the weirder work that goes into making Tom Holland’s Spidey look so darn cool.
If there's one truth about comic book toys, it's that there's never a shortage of Spider-Man figures in the wild to add to your collection. From mass market figures for adult and kid collectors to bigger, more elaborate pieces, it's hard to find a way to stand out from the crowd in this modern era of Spider-indulgence. Mezco's been working very hard at setting itself apart from the rest of the competition with its One:12 Collective, and its new Spider-Man figure has just the right mix of classic sensibilities with modern design to make it a promising new toy.
Cosplay is fun and exciting, but sometimes you want to wear something that shows your nerdy pride and doesn't take weeks to make --- and maybe has some pockets. Casual cosplay is the perfect way to embody your favorite character while still wearing something work appropriate.
This gift guide has a ton of recommendations for the casual cosplayer in your life, from cozy sweaters to screen-accurate jewelry.
When you’ve been fortunate enough to land the headlining role in a potentially lucrative film franchise, the least you can do is give a little back. Superhero actors making guest appearances in hospitals to spread a little cheer to bed-ridden children has become an increasingly common practice in recent years, with Chrises Evans and Pratt both leveraging their celebrity as Captain America and Star-Lord, respectively, to brighten sickly youngsters’ days. It’s a harmless PR stunt — the movie gets some positive, feel-good publicity while making some kid’s day/week/life, and everyone walks away smiling.
When you think of Lin-Manuel Miranda, what do you think of? Hamilton? Moana? A Twitter feed full of positive and encouraging thoughts? The Spider-Man villain Carnage? If it’s that last one, you and the master songsmith think alike, because Carnage is the one Marvel character Miranda apparently would love to play.
Everyone loves trivia about their favorite animated features and series, but with over 100 years of animation history behind us right now, there’s always some new obscure fact to learn. That’s why ComicsAlliance is going deep into the minutiae of your favorite names in cartoons in this continuing video series. You think you know cartoons? Well, here’s a few things you might not know!
This week we're taking a look at one of Marvel's more memorable early animated efforts, Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends!