Back Issues [Venom’s Debut]: The Amazing Spider-Man #300

In May 1984, within The Amazing Spider-Man #252, Peter Parker/Spider-Man debuted a striking new, black costume; Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars (Shooter, et al, 1984 to 1985) revealed how he acquired it during the “Secret Wars” event but it wasn’t until some four years later that the true nature of the organic costume came to … Continue reading Back Issues [Venom’s Debut]: The Amazing Spider-Man #300

Talking Movies: Venom

Released: October 2018Director: Ruben FleischerDistributor: Sony Pictures ReleasingBudget: $100 millionStars: Tom Hardy, Michelle Williams, and Riz Ahmed The Plot:Disgraced reporter Eddie Brock (Hardy) is bonded with a psychotic symbiotic alien lifeform and becomes a superhuman anti-hero forced to choose between protecting the innocent and enacting revenge. The Background:A Venom spin-off has been in the works … Continue reading Talking Movies: Venom

Talking Movies: Spider-Man: Homecoming Review

Following the unfortunate critical and commercial failure of the underrated Amazing Spider-Man 2 (Webb, 2014), Sony and Columbia Pictures decided to cancel their plans for a third film and numerous related spin-offs that would form their own shared cinematic universe. The plus side to this was that negotiations and talks opened up between Disney/Marvel Studios … Continue reading Talking Movies: Spider-Man: Homecoming Review