The whole Midtown High School setting was a mashup from the various Spider-Man stories, with Daily Bugle co-worker Betty Brant doing the TV reports on the school video and "Ned" (and why didn't they just call him…"
"It's not an assumption that the movie Aunt May is Italian (as is Marisa Tomei) -- the guy who ran the neighborhood bodega said so when Peter stopped in for groceries. And she's not his mother's sister, but sister-in-law, so she…"
"I have no problem with Aunt May being younger -- Pete's 15, so his mother's sister shouldn't be any older than 40s or 50s (Sorvino is 51), not in her dotage. There was no reason in the original comics for making May so old, or no…"
"I saw Spider-Man: Homecoming on Monday. My thoughts:
Is that the old Spider-Man cartoon show theme in orchestral mode? Nice!
"A Film by Peter Parker." Wha -- ?
Oh, I see now. This is Peter Parker's video diary as he goes to fight in…"
By Andrew A. SmithTribune Content AgencyMost movie, TV and comics companies are keeping their powder dry for Nerd Christmas, otherwise known as Comic-Con International: San Diego (July 20-23). But Archie Comics has anticipated the show with a number of announcements and collections that should be mentioned before getting buried in the SDCC news.…See More
"Great comments, Richard! And I agree especially that Ned, Shocker and Aaron Davis were all well-written and interesting. And Davis was lukewarm on the alien tech until someone mentioned climbing gear.
I also liked that the principal was probably…"
"We finally saw it yesterday, and both enjoyed it a lot.
Captain Comics said:
The list of supervillains he’s worked for ranges from big guns like The Scorpion and Mysterio to popguns like Rocket Racer and The Big Wheel. But whatever he…"
"There were X-Men and Iron Man cartoons in the 1990s, so those characters may have been more widely known at that point than we realise.
For some years now superhero movies have been a form of family movie. I know there are exceptions. Judge Dredd…"
"I don't think the problem is that the comic itself is from another country. I think the problem is that it isn't "presold" to very many U.S. moviegoers. I hadn't personally heard of Valerian until the trailer came out and…"
Copyright CinebookValerian: The Complete Collection Volume 1 contains the first three Valerian stories. Art by Jean-Claude Mezieres. By Andrew A. SmithTribune Content AgencyCan Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets, premiering July 21, break through the foreign graphic novel barrier?The comics starring Valerian and his…See More
Cap, a slight correction to your "Reprint Wishes" in CBG #1680. It was the Armorines that wore "Iron Man-type armor." The bodies of the H.A.R.D. Corps members were implanted with technology that would allow them to utilize one Harbinger power (such as strength or invulnerability) at a time. H.A.R.D. Corps #4 was my first Valiant book.