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The Relaunched “Amazing Spider-Man” is a Book You Should Be Reading

Have you heard the news? The neighborhood just got a lot friendlier again. The one, true Amazing Spider-Man, Peter Benjamin Parker, made his triumphant return last month in the penultimate issue of “Superior Spider-Man.” For a year and three months in real-world time, the Spider-Man swinging around in the comics was not the hard-luck hero that fans had come to ... Read More »

Spider-Man is Spider-Fun! By Marco Mañalac

A couple of weeks ago, Donald Glover (who I prefer calling by his rapper nickname Childish Gambino) made noise in Hollywood when it was announced that he will be playing a top-secret role in the upcoming Spider-Man: Homecoming movie. The obvious conclusion would be that the star will play the role that he has been campaigning for since a few ... Read More »

HOMECOMING by Marco Manalac

spider-man civil war captain america

And the year just keeps on getting better and better. A month after the epic Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice premiered, the Philippines gets Captain America: Civil War a week earlier than everybody in America. Putting aside my personal bias toward anything Spider-Man, I’ll have to honestly say that Ant-Man stole the show in Captain America: Civil War. He ... Read More »

I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles… Morales) by Marco Manalac

Finally, the Miles Morales ongoing series is upon us! While I am really enjoying The Amazing Spider-Man, and all his international adventures, a part of me was yearning to see Miles Morales find his place in the mainstream universe of Marvel Comics. And my, have we seen Miles Morales all grown up these past few months! He’s still a panicky ... Read More »

One small step for man, one giant space adventure for Venom by Marco Manalac

Venom’s thriving in the big leagues. As a Guardian of the Galaxy, Flash Thompson is living out his dream of becoming a big-time, A-List superhero. In many ways, he is even surpassing his former rival, current close friend, idol, and life peg Peter Parker. Because, while Peter Parker is down in Earth stressing about saving the planet from doom, Venom ... Read More »

Spider-Man/Deadpool: A Match Made In Hell by Marco Manalac

You’d think that these two would get along. They’re both jokers, non-stop talkers, and they look very similar. Of course, the Merc with the Mouth will claim that it was the web-crawler who copied his costume. But even their fighting styles are close, as they both move like modern-day ninjas. But despite the similar looks, joking personalities, and smooth moves, ... Read More »

Peter Parker, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. by Marco Manalac

The Amazing Spider-Man #005 is out today in local stores, and it’s a great way to get yourself pumped up for the holidays. This fifth issue of the new volume is the last chapter of the first arc, meaning we get a conclusion of sorts to the whole Zodiac mess. But what makes this issue truly stand out is the ... Read More »

SPIDEY’S FACE SOUNDS FAMILIAR by Marco Manalac

SPIDEY’S FACE SOUNDS FAMILIAR by Marco Manalac A few issues into Amazing Spider-Man’s latest volume, and we’re only starting to get acquainted with the new Spider-Man. After years and years of seeing a struggling superhero, we finally have a Peter Parker who is rich, successful, confident, and simply in control. You better get used to it, because this seems to ... Read More »

Spider Wars by Marco Manalac

The first two issues of Secret Wars bored me. The first issue set up a war between the Ultimate Universe and the Mainstream Marvel Universe, but the fight of the ages we were all waiting for never really happened. The two worlds collided, all was lost, and a new world was born. This new world has pieces and fragments from ... Read More »

Spider-Gwen, I Heart You by Marco Manalac

I enjoyed the Spider-Verse epilogue in Amazing Spider-Man issue 15 more than I enjoyed the actual Spider-Verse event. The main reason behind this is because there was more conflict, more tension, and more action packed in this one fast-paced issue than across the six chapters of the main storyline. The plot of this issue was simple. The Spider-Totems had won ... Read More »

Celebrate the Year of the Spider! By Marco Manalac

This week, Spider-Man fans got two fresh perspectives on life, one from a young man figuring out why his girlfriend abandoned him, another from a new Spider-Hero, a woman adjusting to the real world after being gone from society for ten years. In Miles Morales: The Ultimate Spider-Man issue 10, our young hero finally decides to fix things with Kate ... Read More »