Spidember: Marvel’s Spider-man (the video game, 2018)

As I wrote at the start of the month, my first introduction to the character of Spider-man came from a video game (Spider-Man 2: Enter Electro to be exact). It's almost fitting then, really, that the last review for this month and the main reason I wanted to write Spider-man related content was in celebration … Continue reading Spidember: Marvel’s Spider-man (the video game, 2018)

Spidember: Dead No More, The Clone Conspiracy Review

Spider-man has been no stranger to clones over the years. After the tragic death of Gwen Stacy in Amazing Spider-Man #121, writer Gerry Conway found himself put under a lot of pressure by the Spider-man fan-base, harassed in public for her demise. Yes, even in the 1970's, fans were just as rabid as those currently … Continue reading Spidember: Dead No More, The Clone Conspiracy Review

Spidember: Renew your Vows, writing forwards.

One of the best things about reading in a franchise with an extended universe is seeing how all the little threads cross together and knowing that one event can have a direct link to another. For a more recent non-comic-book example, Disney has recently been pushing the boat out with their Star Wars merchandise: the … Continue reading Spidember: Renew your Vows, writing forwards.

Spidember: One More day and writing backwards.

I love superhero comics. Watching heroes save the day and live their drama-filled lives always proves entertaining for a read. In particular, I have a keen fascination with the way that superhero comic books tell their stories. The works are immensely serialised in nature, mixing high-stakes action and soap opera drama. The stories are presented … Continue reading Spidember: One More day and writing backwards.

Spidember: Spider-man, what makes a hero great?

I still remember being 6 years old, going with my Dad to the town centre and taking a stop into Blockbuster (a movie rental store throttled in its sleep by Netflix, for those of you too young to remember). Dad was just going to get a movie for later. I, however, had a date with … Continue reading Spidember: Spider-man, what makes a hero great?