Category Archives: Spider-Man
Comic Con is also a great place to show off new and upcoming action figures, which is another favorite bit of Comic Con news for me. I will always hold out hope that Multiple Man will finally get his due.
Well, as with every year, I’ve come away disappointed. No Multiple Man action figures, everybody. There’s a neat Songbird, though, so that should be fun.
Insanest of all, however, is an action figure for Lasher. What the hell is this nonsense?
How does Lasher get a random action figure? Out of all possible characters, why Lasher? Did they have a bunch of extra Spider-Man sculpts lying around and decided he would be the best use?
Who is Lasher? That’s a damn good question.
Lasher is one of five symbiotes broken off from Venom in the Separation Anxiety storyline, back when symbiotes were still new and cool in the 90s. There was Venom, then Carnage, and then five more all of a sudden. You had Lasher, Page, Riot, Agony and Scream.
Out of those five, the only one who really went on to anything of note is Scream, the first and most famous female symbiote. I’m a fan. The other four had their hosts killed almost immediately. The four of them then bonded to form Hybrid, another 90s symbiote. I’m also a fan of Hybrid.
But Hybrid’s host was also killed and the four symbiotes were separated and turned into military weapons, which was pretty cool. They were last seen helping Deadpool, with Lasher having possessed a cool military dog.
So I’m not saying symbiotes aren’t cool. I’m saying, out of all the possible symbiotes, out of all the possible Spider-Man characters, why does Lasher get an action figure?
Now, if they were making a whole symbiote line, I would totally be down for that! I would have to have a good Scream or Hybrid action figure in my collection. So hopefully this Lasher nonsense is just the start of something great!
Man oh man, it’s San Diego Comic Con weekend! So much cool news, so many good trailers, so much to get excited about! But for another year in a row, I’m stuck here in Central New York, about as far from San Francisco as you can get in the continental United States. Someday I’ll be out there.
At least this week was marked with good comics, like Batwoman, Harley Quinn, Power Rangers and the long-awaited second issue of the new Spectacular Spider-Man! All good comics, but Comic Book of the Week goes to Batman #27, as writer Tom King throws us a curveball with the unexpected new origin of Kite Man!
Secret Empire continues to slog along. It’s getting a little long in the tooth at this point, and isn’t as sharp anymore. While The Mighty Thor is still good, but I skipped reviewing the issue again because it’s kind of just killing time. The War Thor is a neat idea, but he hasn’t done much of substance just yet. Still a great comic.
Also, in case you were curious, like me, the first issue of Astonishing X-Men does not yet feature the return of Multiple Man. I’ll let you know when it does! It was a pretty cool X-Men comic though. I like the idea of gathering a bunch of disparaged X-Men to go on an impromptu mission. I’d like it even more if they hadn’t added Old Man freakin’ Logan.
Comic Reviews: Aquaman #26, Batman #27, Batwoman #5, Harley Quinn #24, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #17, Ms. Marvel #20, Peter Parker: The Spectacular Spider-Man #2 and The Wild Storm #6.
Everybody gets around to ranking the Spider-Man video games at some point or anything, but there’s rarely any point. Spider-Man 2 is the best Spider-Man video game of all time. Nothing has ever come close, and I fear nothing ever will.
The web-slinging mechanic in Spider-Man 2 was revolutionary. If you’ve never played it, you must. Though I imagine it’s got to be hard to track down a game based on a more than 10-year-old movie.
Honest Trailers doesn’t get too up in Spider-Man 2’s grill, and that’s OK. As long as they are fully aware that it’s the best Spider-Man game ever. I do not have a lot of faith in the new, upcoming Spidey game…but since it’s a Playstation exclusive, I’ll probably never be able to play it anyway.
Spider-Man: Homecoming was great! Hilarious, energetic, with great characters, swell actors and some awesome superheroic action. It’s very reassuring to have a great Spider-Man move in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. He was wonderful in his introductory cameo in Captain America: Civil War. And I’m quite pleased to say that Marvel has continued that magic with a feature film.
Movie Rating: 9/10 – Great.
I want to go see the movie in theaters again before it’s gone, though this month is jam-packed with movies. War for the Planet of the Apes, Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets, The Big Sick, Dunkirk; it’s a great month for movies! But I’ll try to squeeze in a bit more Spider-Man: Homecoming. It was just that damn good and fun.
Join me after the jump for my thoughts/review of Spider-Man: Homecoming! Expect full SPOILERS, so be careful!
I think Only Leigh has been fully hired by the How It Should Have Ended people, which is kind of disappointing. On the one hand, I’m glad she’s getting solid work. On the other hand, she only seems to make these 5 Stages videos. I need more original Only Leigh content in my life!
I want more Bella & Tina are Time Travelers! I want more fangirls! But I also want Leigh to be successful. This is a tough internet road to walk down.