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Ultimate Spider-Man #23 Review

Written by on May 19, 2013
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Ultimate Spider-Man #23

Rating: 4/5
Publisher Name: Marvel Comics
Publisher Website:
Writer: Brian Michael Bendis
Artist: Dave Marquez
Colorist: Justin Ponsor
Number of Pages: 22
Price: 3.99
Safety Content Label: Teen


“Spider-Man No More”

Publisher Blurb:

Will tragedy force Miles to quit?! Bombshell is back! An all new Cloak and Dagger!!!

Reviewers Comments:

Remember when there was a bit of a controversy in the press about Miles Morales taking over the mantle of Spider-Man from Peter Parker? Yeah, me neither. Almost two-years removed from the debut of the current incarnation of Ultimate Spider-Man and if there’s one thing that is evident, Miles isn’t a replacement or stop gap Spider-Man, he is truly the Ultimate Spider-Man. And in the grand Spider-Man tradition, Miles has recently dealt with a tragedy with the lose of his (add spoiler material here) at the hands of Venom.

After the recent issues that Miles has had to deal with during the recently concluded ‘Venom War’, issue #23 is a palette cleaner. Issue #23 picks up one year removed from issue #22 and an older Miles has held true to his word (as well as the title of the storyline) and stayed out of the spandex and spider mask. After all the action were the previous issues, #23 pumps the brakes and focuses on Miles and his relationships (which are the hallmark of any quality Spider-Man series) with his best friend Ganke, his girlfriend Katie Bishop (a name that should be familiar to readers of the 616 Marvel Universe), his father as well as Jessica Drew (Spider-Woman).

As usual, the art of Dave Marquez is spectacular. From page one, panel one, it’s apparent that not only is Miles a bit older, but due to the events of issue #22, he’s a changed young man. There’s a fury, an anger within Miles which is eerily similar to his 616 counterpart. Marquez’s art, coupled with Bendis’s script adds up to an issue that maybe like on costumes but high on drama.

Overall, I look forward seeing if and how an older Miles decides to don the Spider-Man identity once more; however, if it takes him several issues to reclaim his mantle it won’t necessarily be such a bad thing for the reader.

#164 – Fanboy Buzz – Naki Talks Sex

Written by on Mar 16, 2013
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This show Chris Ferrell and Naki from All Things Good and Nerdy join us to discuss Sex, Age of Ultron #1 and Detective Comics #18. Chris Ferrell makes sure you don’t miss Cocky Cosplay and takes over JS’s segment. In Nerd Rage Scott puts Colossus against The Thing and Scarlet Spider against Dock Ock Spider-Man.

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Genre: Comic Book Podcast | Updates: Often | Duration: 43 minutes | Subscribe: RSS Feed

Show Note 1: Cocky Cosplay


Written by on Mar 14, 2013
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This April, the fight against the mechanical menace Ultron has reached a fever pitch in Age Of Ultron #5, courtesy of the blockbuster creative team of Brian Michael Bendis and Bryan Hitch! The few remaining members of Earth’s Mightiest must head to the Savage Land in the hopes of finding a way to survive and turn the tide of war! But with half of the heroes dead, are they enough to stop Ultron?

With the robotic revolution in full force, no fan can miss how Age of Ultron will ultimately change the Marvel Universe leaving no hero or villain unscathed! So what are you waiting for? Head on over to your local comic shop and reserve a copy of Age of Ultron #5!

AGE OF ULTRON #5 (FEB130477)


Art and Cover by BRYAN HITCH

FOC – 3/18/13, ON-SALE – 4/10/13

The Comicmaniac Five: The Top Five Movie News

Written by on Jan 26, 2013
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The Comicmaniac Five is a new Feature to my Comicmaniacs Column on the Each week I bring viewers a top five list of a geeky topic. This week I count down the top five movie news of the week.

#151 – Fanboy Buzz – Apparently Mics Have Bowels Too

Written by on Jan 16, 2013
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In this Stephen-less (and partially Steve-less) episode, we start off with a discussion about what makes not-so-good actors ok, and just terrible actors bad. After that we roll into the news to discussion Warner Brother winning big in the Superman legal case and how some fans have a created a petition to cancel Avengers Arena. This segues perfectly into our Issue to Issue where we review Avengers Arena #1, Green Lantern #15 and Superior Spider-Man #1. In a special edition of the CCL Pick of the Week, Steve reviews Star Wars #1 by Dark Horse. Finally, JS concludes the show with another fashion-driven episode of Cocky Cosplay. Call us at 239-244-2899 and leave us a voicemail or tweet!

Genre: Comic Book Podcast | Updates: Weekly | Duration: 123 minutes | Subscribe: RSS Feed

Show Note 1: Cocky Cosplay this week.

Comic Book writer Peter David suffers from a stroke

Written by on Dec 30, 2012
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Comic Book writer Peter David suffers from a stroke

Writer of novels and several comic book titles, Peter David tweeted this morning that he has suffered from a stroke. While on vacation in Florida he lost control of the right side of his body. He has reported on his website that he cannot see properly, move his right arm or leg, is currently getting the extent of the damage sorted out and will report as further as details become clarified.

DC Comics artist Ethan Van Sciver also announced the terrible tragedy on his Facebook page, offering fervent wishes of Peter’s full recovery. Kurt Busiek and Ron Marz have also reached out to Peter via Twitter.

The Fanboy Buzz would like to offer our well wishes on Peter David’s recovery. He will be in our thoughts and prayers.

Peter David has contributed substantially to the world of comics. His full comic book bibliography is listed below.

Comic Books

  • Action Comics Weekly #608-620 (Green Lantern serial; #615, 619-620 plot with Richard Howell)
  • The Adventures of Jell-O Man and Wobbly #1 (“The Outer Space Case” story; uncredited work with Shana David)
  • The Amazing Spider-Man #266-267, 278, 289, 525 (#278 script only with Jo Duffy)
  • The Amory Wars: In Keeping Secrets of Silent Earth: 3 #1-12 (with Claudio Sanchez)
  • Angel Spotlight: Illyria
  • Angel Yearbook (“OMG Unicorns!” story)
  • Aquaman (1994) #1-2, 0, 3-46, Annual #1-4 (#42 plot w/Jim Calafiore, 44 w/Bill Mumy; Annual #3:”Tusk ’til Dawn” story)
  • Aquaman: Time and Tide #1-4
  • The Atlantis Chronicles #1-7 (fictional interview in #6 published uncut in Comic Shop News #152)
  • Avengers: Season One (exclusive to Wal-Mart Avengers blu-ray set until March 2013)
  • Babylon 5: In Valen’s Name #2-3 (script only; story by J. Michael Straczynski)
  • Before the Fantastic Four: Reed Richards #1-3
  • Blasters Special #1
  • Breaking into Comics the Marvel Way! #2 (“Green Dreams” story)
  • Captain America Goes to War Against Drugs
  • Captain Marvel (1999) #0-13, 15-35
  • Captain Marvel (2002) #1-25
  • Classics Illustrated #21: Cyrano de Bergerac (adaptation)
  • Creepy 1993 Fearbook (framing sequence; script only)
  • Creepy: The Limited Series #1-4 (some segments with Richard Howell)
  • Dark Horse Extra #15-18, 27-28 (SpyBoy comic strips)
  • Dark Horse Presents Annual 2000 (Bombshell story)
  • The Dark Tower: The Gunslinger Born #1-7 (adaptation, script only)
  • The Dark Tower: The Long Road Home #1-5 (script only)
  • The Dark Tower: Treachery #1-6 (script only)
  • The Dark Tower: The Fall of Gilead #1-6 (script only)
  • The Dark Tower: The Battle of Jericho Hill #1-5 (script only)
  • The Dark Tower: The Gunslinger – The Journey Begins #1-5 (script only)
  • The Dark Tower: The Gunslinger – The Little Sisters of Eluria #1-5 (adaptation; script only)
  • The Dark Tower: The Gunslinger – The Battle of Tull #1-5 (script only)
  • The Dark Tower: The Gunslinger – The Way Station #1-5 (script only)
  • The Dark Tower: The Gunslinger – The Man in Black #1-5 (script only)
  • DC Comics Presents: Justice League of America #1 (script only; story by Harlan Ellison)
  • Deadbeats #1, 3 (Soulsearchers and Company preview stories; with Richard Howell)
  • Disney Adventures (July 1991; digest magazine) (Rocketeer story)
  • Disney Epic Mickey: Tales of Wasteland #1-6 (digital comics, in Epic Mickey app for Apple iOS devices)
  • Disney Epic Mickey: The Graphic Novel (digital comic, in Epic Mickey app for Apple iOS devices)
  • Disney’s The Little Mermaid Limited Series #1-4
  • Doom 2099 #17 (script only)
  • Dreadstar (1982) #41-64
  • Dreadstar (1994) #1-6
  • Fallen Angel (DC) #1-20
  • Fallen Angel (IDW) #1-33
  • Fallen Angel Reborn #1-4
  • Fallen Angel: Return of the Son #1-4
  • Fantastic Four #320 (plot only, with Steve Englehart)
  • Fractured Fables (“Little Mermaid” story)
  • Free Comic Book Day: Soulsearchers and Company
  • Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man #1, 4-23, Annual #1
  • Ghostbusters Holiday Special: What in Samhain Just Happened? (with uncredited Kathleen David)
  • Giant-Size Hulk #1
  • The Gift: A First Publishing Holiday Special (Dreadstar story)
  • Halo: Helljumper #1-5
  • Harlan Ellison’s Dream Corridor #4-5 (“Catman” adaptation)
  • The Haunted #1-4
  • The Haunted: Gray Matters #1
  • Heroes Reborn: The Return #1-4
  • Hulk: Broken Worlds #1 (“Post Mortem” story)
  • Hulk: Destruction #1-4
  • Hulk: Future Imperfect #1-2
  • Hulk/Pitt
  • Hulk vs. Fin Fang Foom
  • IDW: 10 Year Anniversary Comic Book (Fallen Angel story; within IDW: The First Decade HC set)
  • The Impossible Man Summer Vacation Spectacular #1 (“Dizzyworld” story)
  • The Incredible Hulk (1962) #328, 331-359, 361-388, 390-454, -1, 455-467, Annual #16-20
  • The Incredible Hulk (1999) #77-87
  • Incredible Hulk: Hercules Unleashed #1
  • Incredible Hulk Versus Venom #1
  • Incredible Hulk: The End #1
  • Iron Man: I am Iron Man! #1-2 (movie adaptation)
  • John Carter: World of Mars #1-4
  • Justice #15-32 (#15 script only)
  • Justice League Task Force #7-8
  • Kolchak Tales: Black & White & Read All Over (“Stoned” story)
  • The Last Avengers Story #1-2
  • Legends of the DC Universe 80-Page Giant #1 (Spectre story; with Bill Mumy)
  • Lost in Space Annual #2 (with Bill Mumy)
  • Madrox #1-5
  • Mark Hazzard: Merc #1-4
  • Marvel 1602: Fantastick Four #1-5
  • Marvel Adventures Hulk #13-16
  • Marvel Adventures Spider-Man #17-20, 29-32
  • Marvel Comics Presents #26, 45, 85-92 (#26, 45: Hulk stories; 85-92: Wolverine serial)
  • The Marvel Fumetti Book (“The Phone Call” story; uncredited)
  • Marvel Holiday Special 1993, 1994 (1993: Doc Samson story; 1994: Hulk story)
  • Marvel Knights Spider-Man #19
  • Marvel Mangaverse: Punisher #1
  • Marvel Monsters: Where Monsters Dwell (“The Return of Monstrollo” story)
  • Marvel Romance Redux: I Should Have Been a Blonde (“Patsy Loves Satan” story)
  • Marvel Romance Redux: Love is a Four-Letter Word (“They Said I Was… Insane!” story)
  • The Marvel Saga #22
  • Marvel Super-Heroes Fall Special 1991 (a.k.a. Marvel Super-Heroes Vol. 2 #7; Cloak & Dagger story)
  • Marvel Versus D.C. #2, D.C. Versus Marvel #4
  • Marvel Zombies Destroy! #3-5
  • Marvels Comics: Captain America #1 (writing as Rick Jones)
  • Nation X: X-Factor #1
  • Negative Burn #16 (“Gotta Go” story)
  • The New Mutants Annual #6 (“Tribute the Second” story)
  • Nexus #63, 72 (back-up stories)
  • The Phantom (1988) #1-4
  • Phantom of Fear City #2 (Soulsearchers and Company preview story; with Richard Howell)
  • Prime vs. The Incredible Hulk #0 (plot assist only)
  • Psi-Force #24 (back-up story)
  • The Punisher Annual #5
  • The Punisher Summer Special #1 (“Crossed Purposes” story)
  • Red Sonja (2005) #2 (“Winds of Doom” back-up story, with Luke Lieberman)
  • Red Sonja vs. Thulsa Doom #1-4 (with Luke Lieberman)
  • Reveal #1 (SpyBoy story)
  • The Rocketeer: The Official Movie Adaptation (movie adaptation)
  • Rocketeer Adventures 2 #1 (“The Ducketeer” story)
  • Roger Rabbit #11
  • Sachs & Violens #1-4
  • The Savage Hulk (“Courtroom Sequence” story)
  • The Scream #1-4
  • Secret Files: President Luthor #1 (“The Great Debate” story)
  • Secret Origins #32 (script only)
  • The Sensational She-Hulk #12
  • She-Hulk (2005) #22-38
  • She-Hulk: Cosmic Collision
  • She-Hulk: Sensational #1 (“The She-Hulk Story That’s a Riff on Christmas Carol” story)
  • Showcase ’94 #7 (Penguin story)
  • Showcase ’96 #8 (Supergirl story)
  • Sir Apropos of Nothing #1-5
  • Soulsearchers and Company #1-82 (with Richard Howell, #43 script only)
  • The Spectacular Spider-Man #103, 105-110, 112-113, 115-119, 121-123, 128-129, 134-136
  • The Spectacular Spider-Man Annual #5-6 (#105-106, 117 script only)
  • Spider-Man/Gen13
  • Spider-Man Special Edition #1
  • Spider-Man 2099 #1-20, 22-44, Annual #1
  • Spider-Man 2099 Meets Spider-Man
  • Spike: Old Times
  • Spike vs. Dracula #1-5
  • SpyBoy #1-12, 14-17
  • SpyBoy: The M.A.N.G.A. Affair #13.1-13.3
  • SpyBoy: Motorola Special #1-5
  • SpyBoy/Young Justice #1-3
  • SpyBoy Special #1 (script available in the book Panel Two)
  • SpyBoy: Final Exam #1-4
  • Starman (1988) #35 (script only)
  • Star Trek V: The Final Frontier (movie adaptation)
  • Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (movie adaptation)
  • Star Trek (1984) #48-55, Annual #3
  • Star Trek (1989) #1-15, 19 (#13-15 with Bill Mumy)
  • Trek (1989) Annual #1-2, Special #1 (Annual #1 with George Takei; Special #1: “Blaise of Glory” story)
  • Star Trek: The Next Generation: The Modala Imperative #1-4
  • Star Trek: New Frontier: Double Time
  • Star Trek: New Frontier: Turnaround #1-5
  • Star Wars Tales #1 (“Skippy the Jedi Droid” story)
  • Supergirl (1996) #1-12, 14-80, 1000000 (#7 with Gary Frank)
  • Supergirl Plus #1
  • Tales to Astonish V3#1
  • Tangent Comics/Wonder Woman #1
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2003) #1-7 (#1-4: TV adapt.; outlines and script & art pages for unpublished issues #8-1 in Out of the Shadows TPB)
  • Tron: Original Movie Adaptation #1-2 (movie adaptation)
  • Untold Tales of the New Universe: Justice
  • Vandala II #1
  • Walt Disney’s Sebastian #1-2
  • Web of Spider-Man #7, 12-13, 40-44, 49, Annual #6
  • The Wedding of Popeye and Olive #1
  • What If General Ross Had Become the Hulk?
  • What If? Spider-Man: The Other
  • What The–?! #3-4, 9 (#3:”Bat-man;” #4:”Titans” & “Lone Wolvie;” #9:”Logan’s Clause”)
  • Wolverine (1988) #9, 11-16, 24, 44
  • Wolverine: First Class #13-21
  • Wolverine: Global Jeopardy #1 (with Richard Howell)
  • Wolverine: Rahne of Terra
  • Wonder Man (2006) #1-5
  • World Hulk Hulk Prologue: World Breaker
  • Writer’s Block 2006 (untitled story, with David Miller)
  • X-Factor (1986) #55, 70-89, Annual #5-8 (Annuals #5-6: “Tribute” stories; Annual #7: back-up stories)
  • X-Factor (2005) #1-50, 200-current (250)
  • X-Factor: The Quick and the Dead
  • X-Factor Special: Layla Miller
  • X-Men: Curse of the Mutants – X-Men vs. Vampires #1 (“Rue Blood” story)
  • Young Justice #1-7, 9-21, 23-55, 1000000
  • Young Justice 80-Page Giant #1 (framing sequence)
  • Young Justice Secret Files #1 (“Lost Pages;” “Tour of the Justice Cave;” and character profiles)
  • Young Justice: Sins of Youth #1-2

  • Wolverine is a hipster too…

    Written by on Dec 26, 2012
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    Wolverine is a hipster too

    Wolverine is a hipster too

    Spider-man is a hipster…

    Written by on Dec 26, 2012
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    Spider-man is a hipster...

    Spider-man is a hipster…

    Spider-man is winding and grinding up on that pole…

    Written by on Dec 26, 2012
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    Spider-man is winding and grinding up on that pole...

    Spider-man is winding and grinding up on that pole…

    There’s no candy in here!

    Written by on Dec 26, 2012
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    There's no candy in here!

    There’s no candy in here!

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