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Amazing Spider-Man #573 hits stores today and features the final chapter of “New Ways To Die”, along with a special 8 page story with Stephen Colbert.

Marvel’s official description: Some jobs a man just has to do with his own two hands! For the first time in a loooong time, it’s the one, true Green Goblin versus the Amazing Spider-Man! And whoever walks away from this one still has to face… Harry Osborn?! Just what is HARRY up to?! Plus: ANTI-VENOM goes toe-to-toe with a classic villain from Spidey’s past! This one’s got it all (including more pages!), Spider-Fans, and when it’s over, your eyes are gonna need a vacation!

Click to enlarge these three preview images from Amazing Spider-Man #573.

Good morning.  A lot of stuff has been happening online, here is a sampling from around the web for your morning tea or coffee.
  • Want to stop regretting the dozen e-mails you sent to your ex that night you had a few too many shots? Try on some Google Beer Goggles. (CNN)
  • Ninja Cats are awesome… yet creepy. (YouTube)
  • Fox has announced plans to make a Wall Street sequel. Seriously guys? At a time like this? Seriously? (Variety)
  • Don Cheadle replaces Terrence Howard as War Machine in Iron Man 2. I guess they wanted to go with someone tougher? (THR)
  • Have you seen the trailer for JCVD yet? (Yahoo)

Spiderman Meets Stephen Colbert

While Stephen Colbert might be one of the funniest men on TV in our world, in the Marvel Comics Universe Colbert is running for president.  But before he can make it to the election, he’ll have to team up with the amazing Spider-Man… to save the world? Face off with Venom? The Green Goblin?

Okay, so we have no idea what Colbert and Spider-Man will be teaming up for, but we know when and where it will be, October 15th in “The Amazing Spider-Man #573”. The special 8 page story is by Mark Waid and Pat Olliffe.

What does this mean for Colbert’s bid for the Presidency in the Marvel Universe? We’ll have to read and find out!

Posted on October 2nd, 2008 by ThePit | Leave a Comment (1)
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Marvel Comics ThorSadly, Matthew Vaughn is off another Marvel comics film adaptation (the first of which was “X3”). Variety broke the news last night that Kenneth Branagh (Henry V, Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein) is close to a deal with Marvel to direct the comic book Norse God’s first feature film.

Branagh, a director and actor, would be directing from a script by Mark Protosevich, which early reviews have praised as being the best comic book turned film script ever written. In Protosevich’s “Thor”, we follow a “disabled medical student Donald Blake, who has an alter ego as the hammer-wielding Norse god Thor.” Rumor has it that the film would be a fantasy epic, rather than a stright superhero film (like Marvel’s “Iron Man” and “The Incredible Hulk” films this past summer).

While no actor has been attached to portray Thor, there have been rumors for months that Kevin McKidd (Journeyman, Rome) would be picking up the hammer. The film is expected to be released on June 4, 2010, which is a little over a month after “Iron Man 2” is supposed to hit theaters.

Posted on September 29th, 2008 by ThePit | Leave a Comment (1)
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The Amazing Spider-Man is in some trouble...

Preview: Amazing Spider-Man #570


While we have no idea who Spider-Man will face in his 4th and 5th films, he is up against some major trouble in the comics!

After recent bouts with new villains such as Menace, Screwball, and Freak, Spider-Man will now have his hands full with his old school gallery when he faces the Green Goblin (Norman Osborn), Venom (now Mac Gargan, the former Scorpion), Bullseye, and Eddie Brock, who is now the Anti-Venom.

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Posted on September 8th, 2008 by ThePit | Leave a Comment
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The Lizard vs Spiderman

We can all have a collective sigh of relief, Sam Raimi and Tobey Maguire have signed on to Spider-Man 4 and 5! With them on board, it’ll only be a matter of time before Kristen Dunst signs on the dotted line.  Bryce Dallas Howard is ready to go back to work as Gwen Stacey, and I think we can assume J.K. Simmons, Bruce Campbell and Ted Raimi will be back to steal scenes. The only big question mark is who will Spider-man face in the film? Villains like Man-Wolf and Carnage have been set up in earlier films, but I doubt we’ll see either of them. Who would I like to see Spider-Man take on? Read on for my thoughts.

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Access Hollywood has posted a deleted scene from Marvel Studios’ Iron Man. The scene takes place just before Iron Man leaves to fight terrorists in the Middle East. He sets up a party, makes sure to be seen and uses three beautiful women as his alibi as he goes to fight crime.

While it is a cool scene, I’m really glad it was deleted. I understand the need for the secret identity , but this just seems like a long drawn out thing for a “hero” to do while people are dying and need his help.

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