THIS WEEK IN SPIDER-MAN – Venom #161: Loot All Night, Loot All Day

Venom, Inc. wrapped up just last month and it was such an impressive story that I had to go back and read the recaps again because I’d forgotten what happened. Well, that’s not entirely fair…I’d really only jumped onto the last two parts of a six part story. Those last two parts were basically just the fight with the big bad at the end. I’d missed the important stuff that had happened in the earlier parts of the story, like Flash Thompson becoming the new Anti-Venom and…well, that’s about it. Still, it was a decently told story.

Moving forward, you’d think that this would be the next part of the Venom/X-Men: Blue crossover that started last month, but no! That’s actually the next issue, so it looks like we got ourselves a filler issue!

As usual, SPOILERS after the jump.



THIS WEEK IN SPIDER-MAN – Spider-Man #237: Sir Not Appearing In This Film

Are you as excited as I am to see Miles Morales throw down with a classic villain like Hobgoblin? And judging from the look of Miles’ costume this battle is going to be pretty intense. I can’t stand the suspense anymore! Let’s get down to it!


THIS WEEK IN SPIDER-MAN – The Amazing Spider-Man #795: A Sorcerer Supreme Is Just a Regular Sorcerer With Tomatoes & Sour Cream

This week I’m changing up the format a bit. Instead of cramming every Spider-related issue into one entry per week, I’ll be giving each issue its own post. That’ll allow me more room to expound on what happens in each issue and include more of the background information that I’m just figuring out myself. Also, it’ll allow for more content released steadily throughout the week instead of pinching shut the Spider-content hose and only opening it once a week. This month’s issue of Amazing kinda pays off a story that was set up waaaay back in Amazing Spider-Man #503, so let’s get to it.


Wolverine Wednesdays – 1/31/2018: I Was Hoping You’d Choose Senseless Slaughter

If you’ve been paying attention at all, you know that my all time favorite comic book character is Spider-Man. But after that, my second favorite is Wolverine. Now, some of you are probably saying “Wolverine? Everybody likes Wolverine. Why don’t you pick something more original?” to which I would reply “Shut your stupid face.” I don’t buy many physical comics these days; but Wolverine, amidst all of its various launches & relaunches is one of the two series that I’ll look for on the rare occasions I get the urge to search through the back issue bins, the other being The Amazing Spider-Man.

As I explained with the launch of my weekly Spider-Man column, I’m more than three years behind current Marvel continuity. However, just like Spidey, I’ve decided to just jump back into Wolverine books and ride it out from there. This will come out every Wednesday and cover the Wolverine related books that came out the previous week.

When I last left Wolverine, he was still alive. Well, he’s alive again, but we’ll get to that eventually. Let’s get started!


This Week In Spider-Man – 1/31/2018: Clown Town Curly Fries

In this week’s three Spider books, we’ll be visiting three different realities. There’s the original recipe reality, Earth-616, which is the one you’re probably familiar with. Then there’s Earth-18199, which is where Amazing Spider-Man: Renew Your Vows takes place, and lastly Earth-65, where Miles Morales’ totally real girlfriend Gwen Stacy lives. Seeing as the last two of these realities were created well after I became lax in my Spider-reading, I know even less about them than the current Earth-616 continuity. So, let’s dive in and try to figure it out together!


This Week In Spider-Man – 1/24/2018: That’s Your Horoscope For Today

It’s a light week this time around, with only one Spider-flavored book coming out. Well, X-Men: Blue Annual #1 features a Venom story, but Jacob will be handling that in this week’s Examinations. It’s a five-parter that’ll go through a couple issues of Venom, so I’ll get to it eventually. As a special teaser, here’s a totally out of context panel from that book:

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This week’s Spider story features an adventure one year in the making, so let’s get down to it!


This Week in Spider-Man – 1/17/2018: Parker! You Son of a Bitch!

Welcome to another week of Spidery goodness, true believers! This week I’m tackling Peter Parker: The Spectacular Spider-Man #299, Venom, Inc.: Omega, and Champions #16. And let me just say, if you love symbiotes and the Tinkerer then you’re in for a treat!