Articles tagged spider-man

Jon Watts Who? One Director’s Super-size Leap to ‘Spider-Man’ Reboot

Jon Watts still can’t quite wrap his brain around the fact that — at age 34, with just two low-budget features to his name — he has landed one of the most coveted directing gigs in Hollywood.

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It’s Time to Hear the Truth After Growing Up Spidey

"Spider-Man No More", like other superhero stories of loss, are so universally true, so much about loss, responsibility, and guilt.

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Halloween ‘75: Dracula, the Spider and the Pompatous of Love

I remember that Halloween, Halloween 1975. I wanted to dress as Spider-Man…

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Bendis & Maleev Reclaim the Hidden Tensions in ‘Moon Knight’

It's been a rough road to define a workable character arc for the Moon Knight character. The new creative team might just be the equal of the estimable run by crime writer Charlie Huston. That is, if writer Brian Michael Bendis has truly returned to top form.

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Once More, With Feeling: Stan Lee’s Soldier Zero #8

The real question for Soldier Zero, flagship title of industry legend Stan Lee's new line of comicbook heroes, is not whether the character can compete with Lee's classic Marvel creations like Spider-Man, Hulk and Iron Man, but how.

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The Night Billy Buddy Died: Dr. Horrible’s Tragicomic Inversion of Spider-Man

The accidental death of Penny, the girl Billy Buddy aka Dr. Horrible loves, has parallels to the deaths of several comic book deaths, though none so much as the death of Spider-Man's girlfriend Gwen.

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Strange Tales and Mainstreams: When All Superheroes Are Uncanny

The long-term serialization of comics means that different creators get a chance to work with characters and storyworlds originally written by others. On occasion, they're given license to run wild.

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Oh Captain, My Captain America

Even though he's no Batman or Spider-Man, the buzz over who will play Captain America reached a fever pitch because he's the embodiment of the American flag and stands for the ideals of the United States.

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More remakes, sequels, and superhero movies ahead.

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A Little Human Magic in Recent DVDs

Either by coincidence or because I just happened to watch these all on a cold day when I needed a little warmth, the magic of the human condition emerged as a trend in these new DVD releases.

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The Burden of Being Pop Psychic

Based on the shock and awe the media is exhibiting over recent entertainment events, my predictions must involve supernatural psychic powers since I saw it all coming.

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Santa Claus: Super Hero Icon and Religious Figure

Kris Kringle has flesh-and-blood status and is a religious secular figure. He is Superman, Peter Parker, Bruce Wayne, Gandalf the White, James Bond, Dr. Who and James T. Kirk all rolled into one.

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5 Nov 2009 // 1:15 AM

Slingers

Marvel's recent republication of The Clone Saga lights a way in this economic downturn: that old gems can be mined once more. Why not republish the hidden treasure that was Slingers?

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26 May 2009 // 3:37 AM

“Sam Raimi works exclusively in the horror genre,” Richard Skorman wrote in an appreciation of “Evil Dead II” in the 1989 reference guide Off Hollywood Movies.

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What the World Needs Now: Society’s Desperate Need for Superheroes

Hollywood has finally discovered what comic book fans have known all along: superheroes serve as brightly-colored, two-dimensional extensions of ourselves.

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Spider Man: Friend or Foe

Spider-Man: Friend or Foe seems like a commercial for the upcoming WB Kids animated series The Spectacular Spider-Man with both its cartoony aesthetic and kid-friendly game play.

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8 Aug 2007 // 3:17 AM

Not every superhero fulfills his or her destiny in early adulthood. Even Stan Lee, whose first comic books were published when he was still in

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Various Artists: Music From And Inspired By Spider-Man 3

Featuring exclusive tracks by the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, the Flaming Lips, the Walkmen and the Killers, Spider-Man attempts to court an indie audience.

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Spider-Man: Deluxe Edition (2003)

On screen, Spider-Man necessarily becomes more literal, less imaginative.

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4 Aug 2003 // 1:00 AM

Spider-Man

In Spider-Man's New York, adults are corrupt and irrational, as likely to thwart good deeds as to aid them.

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