Marvel's Spider-Man Would Like to Remind You That Peter Parker Is Hot

One of the best aspects of Insomniac’s most recent Spider-Man game is the dozens of alternate costumes from Marvel’s Spider-Man comics that you can equip in order to gain special abilities and give Peter Parker a new look. You’ve got your Spider-Punk, and your vintage comics Spidey, but let’s be honest here. The most…

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse Is Sony's Chance to Finally Define Who Miles Morales Is

If you’re reading this blog then you know who Miles Morales, the lead hero of Sony’s upcoming Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, is. But take a moment to really stop and consider just how much you know about Miles. What are his hopes and dreams? What are the things that define his personality? Who is he?

Postal Apocalypse: Could Into the Spider-Verse Lead to a Live-Action Spider-Man Multiverse?

Howdy, boys and girls! It’s a beautiful autumn day in the post-apocalypse—the weather is cool but not cold, and the trees’ leaves are turning wonderful colors, as are the mutant cockroach-men of the Northern Wastes. This week: Why the people of the Marvel universe still hate and fear mutants, why Archie lends itself…

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…

We Asked a Biologist What Would Happen If You Vaped Venom's Alien Goo

Venom—Sony’s recently released tale of the world’s worst journalist and his head-chomping pet alien parasite—poses a number of interesting questions, such as “Is this movie bad or perfect dumb fun?” “Where do the heads go when Venom eats them?” and “What kind of accent, exactly, is Tom Hardy trying to do here?”…

Venom's Sexuality Is a Sticky, Fluid, Freudian Mess

By the time Eddie Brock explains that he believes the alien symbiote he’s bonded with is literally “up [his] ass” when he’s not wearing it like a terrifying suit of armor, it’s impossible to deny that Sony made an effort to at least partially acknowledge the inherent raunchiness and sexual subtext of the movie’s…

Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween Is Better Than You Think It'll Be, and That's Kind of Enough

Pumpkin-headed scarecrows, giant spiders made of balloons, witches with glowing heads—these are the true stars of Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween, a frivolous piece of family entertainment that’s more worried about creating cool monsters than it is a captivating story. Which, oddly, ends up working out better than…

Venom Is a Surprisingly Solid Action Movie That Just Wants to Show You a Good Time

Venom strikes an imperfect balance between two extremes—sticking too close to, or straying too far from, Marvel’s source material. And that’s a testament to Sony’s belief that audiences are going to want to watch a charmingly-disheveled Tom Hardy murder and eat people in the name of twisted justice in this movie and…

The Most Detailed Into the Spider-Verse Trailer Breakdown You Could Ever Want

This morning brought with it another sumptuous look at Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, Sony Animation’s gorgeous take on the world of Miles Morales (and his cross-universe Spider-Friends). Not only does it give us our best peek yet at the film, but it’s jam-packed with dozens of little details and Easter eggs.…

A Mind-Blowing Into the Spider-Verse Trailer Introduces Spider-Ham and Peni Parker

The most curious thing about Sony’s upcoming Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse is the potential to weave every single one of the studio’s previous Spider-Man films into one, loosely-connected multiverse with Miles Morales, Gwen Stacy, and Peter Parker at the center of it. In the latest trailer for the animated…

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