The Comic Book Lore Behind the 3 New Costumes Coming to Marvel's Spider-Man

Next week, the excellent Spider-Man game for PS4 is getting its first piece of downloadable content. It’s a new mission that brings Felicia Hardy, the Black Cat herself, back into Peter Parker’s Spandex-clad life. But it’s bringing with it even more costumes, if you can believe it, including a pair right out of the…

The New Video Game Spider-Man Just Got a Fascinating Introduction to Marvel's Comic Universe

The beauty of Spider-Man is that there are so many interpretations of the character across a myriad of mediums—Spiders-men, women, kids, hams, and so on. The latest of them, the Peter Parker starring in Marvel’s Spider-Man, is a fascinating take on the character. But his comic book debut just made things a whole lot…

In Marvel's Spider-Man, Mary Jane Watson Is the Most Compelling She's Ever Been

Mary Jane Watson is one of the most important players in Spider-Man’s expansive mythos, but in the five decades she’s been appearing in Marvel’s comics (and other properties based on them), her character’s never really been fleshed out in a way that made her feel like a three-dimensional person. That fact is what…

Marvel's Spider-Man Has One of the Best Twists on a Classic Spidey Villain in Years

In the run-up to the release of Spider-Man’s excellent new video game, there were a lot of teases about a mysterious extra villain coming to crash into Peter Parker’s life, beyond Mister Negative and some of Spidey’s most iconic foes. While the identity of that villain might not come as a surprise to some, the way the…

A Quick Guide to the Sinister Six, the Villainous Team-Up Menacing Spider-Man's New Video Game

Last night at the E3 gaming expo, Sony and Insomniac Games gave us another amazing look at the PS4 Spider-Man game dropping this September, introducing us to a few of Peter Parker’s worst enemies... six of them, in fact. In the comics, six is a rather unlucky number for Spidey, because it’s the size of one of his most…

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