Whoa. We’ve been getting dribs and drabs of reveals for Marvel’s upcoming universal reboot over the past week, but it looks like the jackpot has just hit: Comics retailers across the world have received previews for 45(!) of Marvel’s new series, and it sounds like it’s a whole lot of crazy.
With a woman taking on the mantle of Thor and a new, heavily armored Batman in Gotham, the idea of a “replacement hero” — where a new character is introduced to take up a legacy hero’s name — is back in style. But more often than not, these shake-ups don’t workout. Here’s eight of the weirdest and worst replacements.
You know how sometimes we get to see Toys a little earlier than usual thanks to Factory figures rolling onto eBay? Well, sometimes a boxload of toys just happen to show up too - and the new Marvel Legends figures have a lot to enjoy. Comics Batroc! Age Of Ultron Iron Man! But above all: Jessica Drew, Spider-Woman!
Greetings, mail minions! Let's just get right into it, because today I'm tackling the tough questions and big topics! Race! The Ant-Man trailer! 3) Star Wars minutia! And Spider-Woman's boobs! (As opposed to her butt, thank goodness.) It's something for everybody!
For the first time in 37 years, Spider-Woman is getting a new costume. And it's a practical costume. That means less skin-clinging spandex and more utilitarian design. This got artist Caio Oliveira thinking: What if illustrator Milo Manara (of lordosis infamy) had drawn Spider-Woman in her new duds?
It looks like Jessica Drew is ditching the Spider-Spandex! For the first time since Spider-Woman made her début in 1977, the character is receiving a fabulous new costume redesign as part of her ongoing standalone series.
Edge of the Spider-Verse #2 opens with Gwen Stacy playing drums in the Mary Janes, a rock band fronted by none other than Mary Jane Watson. Indie rockers Married With Sea Monsters added a few more lyrics and a tune to the Mary Janes' song "Face It, Tiger" and recorded it for our listening enjoyment.
It seems Marvel's on a bit of a female superhero kick recently, what with the new Thor making an impressive mark, but it gets even better with a new one-off Spider-Man comic that's set in an alternate universe where Gwen Stacy is bitten by Radioactive spider instead of Peter Parker - and gets a way cooler outfit.
The image below, courtesy of The Oatmeal, is mildly NSFW (if clothed cartoon penis bothers you, then back away now) is a perfect summation of what's wrong with the variant Spider-Woman cover.
Hey, remember that incredibly unfortunate Spider-Woman variant cover by sexy sex artist Milos Manara? Well, someone decided to see what would a 3D model would look like in the same pose. The answer, it turns out, is a melted human/flesh-rent monstrosity that only Clive Barker could love.
A few weeks ago, our pals over at io9 showed the Milo Manara cover illustration for Spider-Woman #1 in all its as(s)tounding opposite-of-majesty. Now, a Redditor did a 3D rendering to show just how ridiculous that pose is, from an anatomical standpoint. Some nudity and a lot of weirdness ahead.
Could the first major, modern female-starring superhero movie come from the Spider-Man universe? It will if Sony has its way. Deadline reports the studio is readying a superheoine-led movie for 2017, after 2016's Sinister Six film — although who it will star is anybody's guess.
Summer is giving us one last heat wave before turning into fall, and your humble post-apocalyptic fake mailman couldn’t be more ready for some cool weather. You know what the truest mark of civilization is? It’s not buildings, language, community, or even social justice. It’s goddamned air conditioning.
Designer Danny Haas has created a series of weathered posters that split famed superheroes' personalities straight down the middle. For characters such as Jean Grey and Susan Richards, the divide is less obvious but no less charming. Here's hoping he makes a Multiple Man diagram that's shaped like a pie chart. You can…
Soraya Intercine's TV program Supergirl not only cribs a name from DC's lady Kryptonian — this Indonesian show also takes some serious fashion cues from Marvel's Spider-Woman. Frankly, I love these bootleg heroes. She can start a superteam with the Indian Incredible Hulk, the Bangladeshi Hulk, and every Turkish…
Sculptor Louise Bourgeois created an array of surreal images in her career, including mutant body-parts. But Bourgeois, nicknamed "Spiderwoman," will be best remembered for the giant spiders she placed all over the world. She died Monday, aged 98. [Daily Telegraph]
For we mere mortals, romance can be tough; after all, love is, as Pat Benetar once so tunefully pointed out, a battlefield. But some comic book characters come prepared for this kind of war. Here're 10 examples to learn from.
Fancy catching up on the first season of Marvel's Spider-Woman motion comic? With the final episode release earlier this week, the whole thing is now available to view for free on Hulu. Sorry, people who paid money on iTunes. [Hulu]
Whether you're looking for superpowered pets, non-moving motion comics, classic tales retold or spelunking adventure the way you want it, there's only one place to look this week: Your local comic book store. Why, yes: These are comics we crave.