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Review: Spider-Gwen #16

spidergwen16coverIn Spider-Gwen #16, Miles Morales learns that there are many differences between Earth-65 and his home Earth-like sodas using real sugar instead of high fructose corn syrup and that  Daredevil is evil and has an army of ninjas. (Thank goodness he was in the Ultimate Universe for Shadowland, or Miles would’ve gotten some bad flashbacks.) He’s still  too young to get into clubs on most worlds in the multiverse, but this doesn’t prevent him from having a little team-up fun with Spider-Gwen in this bouncy second chapter of the “Sittin’ in a Tree” crossover where writer Jason Latour focuses on building the relationship between the two young heroes instead of skipping straight to the smooching like Brian Michael Bendis did in Spider-Man.

Miles Morales is a great fit for Robbi Rodriguez and Rico Renzi‘s brighter, animation-meets cool indie band poster art style. The red and black adds some new hues to Renzi’s usual pink, green, and white world, and Latour writes Miles as completely out of his element the whole time. He’s freaking out about being in an alternative universe while simultaneously freaking about his dad going missing while on a mission for SHIELD. This is why he sounds like he’s hopped up on caffeine and fear, and where Gwen comes in with some much-needed empathy. They bond over their love for their dads, their superhero lives, and the weirdness of other worlds with Rodriguez’s full page spread of them hugging showing how much they’ve already bonded.

The colors and art pop even more once Spider-Gwen hits the Scorpion Club, and this leads to the spidergwen16interiorfunniest joke in the issue, which is 16-year-old Miles being left behind. He has a superhero costume, but no fake ID. The short fight scene inside the club featuring Earth 65’s Dr. Octopus is weird, yet fun and shows off Miles’ “other” powers, like venom stings and invisibility, as well as the fact that he has yet to be able to rattle off one-liners in battle like Earth 616’s Peter Parker. Renzi uses a lot of flashing yellows for the club fight scene to show characters getting their “lights knocked out”, or just how disorienting this environment is for both Gwen and Miles. And then the cliffhanger blows their minds even more.

The parts of Spider-Gwen #16 that resonated with me were when Gwen and Miles were becoming friends in an organic way. Because she keeps her secret identity from her bandmates in the Mary Janes and her dad is in jail, Gwen doesn’t really have anyone to talk to about her life as a superhero. Now, she has Miles, and they talk about how Earth-65 is like a sad pop song, and how it’s okay to be afraid even though they’re superheroes. (And is kind of visually designed that way.) Gwen is in a dark situation where the source of her superpowers is controlled by the Kingpin so it’s nice to have Miles pop up and bring some light and empathy to her comic even though his dad is in a terrible situation.

With its focus on building a connection between Miles and Gwen instead of multiverses and annoying supervillains, Spider-Gwen #16 is superior to the opening chapter of the “Sittin’ in a Tree” crossover. The final night club scene also ups the intrigue as Robbi Rodriguez and Rico Renzi continue to (web) sling out the cool visuals.

 Story: Jason Latour Art: Robbi Rodriguez Colors: Rico Renzi
Story: 8 Art: 9 Overall: 8.5 Recommendation: Buy

Marvel provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

Miles Morales is Swinging into Sony’s Animated Spider-Man Film

Miles_Morales_1_Peterson_VariantSony Pictures Animation made some announcements yesterday concerning their upcoming films including next year’s animated Spider-Man film. Being released December 21, 2018, the biggest revelation is that the film will star Miles Morales the popular Spider-Man who recently joined the main Spider-Man universe and was the subject of a petition to take the lead in Sony’s latest live action reboot for the character.

Check below for the full details.

UNTITLED ANIMATED SPIDER-MAN (December 21, 2018 release)

From Phil Lord & Christopher Miller, the geniuses behind THE LEGO MOVIE, comes an animated SPIDER-MAN feature starring Miles Morales.

The feature is directed by Bob Persichetti (head of story on PUSS IN BOOTS and THE LITTLE PRINCE) and Peter Ramsey (RISE OF THE GUARDIANS).  The film is written by Phil Lord.  Avi Arad (IRON MANSPIDER-MAN), Amy Pascal (SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING), Phil Lord & Christopher Miller (Untitled HAN SOLO Movie) are executive producing; Christina Steinberg (TROLLHUNTERS) is producing.

Preview: Spider-Man #12

Spider-Man #12

(W) Brian Michael Bendis (A/CA) Sara Pichelli
Rated T
In Shops: Jan 11, 2017
SRP: $3.99

THIS IS IT! THE MOMENT YOU’VE BEEN WAITING FOR! THE KISS HEARD ROUND THE WORLD!

The two most talked about heroes give us something new to talk about in this Spider-Man/Spider-Gwen crossover. How did Miles and Gwen get here?!

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Entertainment Earth Spotlight: The Amazing Spider-Man ArtFX+ Statue

Kotobukiya kicks off a series of Spidey-inspired ArtFX+ statues with none other than The Amazing Spider-Man! The web-slinger measures approximately 3 1/4-inches tall in 1:10 scale, posed in a classic crouch with right hand ready to activate his web shooter. Spider-Man wears his classic blue and red costume with black webbing design and spider emblem on his chest. The Amazing Spider-Man ArtFX+ Statue is made of plastic with magnetic elements for stability and comes packaged in a closed-faced box.

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Marvel’s Ultimate Spider-Man Vs. The Sinister Six – “Graduation Day”

BIG HEROES! BIG VILLAINS! AND BIGGER ADVENTURES this week, Share Your Universe with a brand new episode of Marvel’s Ultimate Spider-Man Vs. The Sinister Six this Saturday at 7:30pm/6:30c on Disney XD.

Marvel’s Ultimate Spider-Man Vs. The Sinister Six – “Graduation Day – Part One”

When Doctor Octopus, who knows Spider-Man’s secret identity, threatens to kill Aunt May if Spidey ever puts his mask on again, our hero does what a true hero would do – he tracks down Ock and all of his associates before Ock has a chance to put his plan into effect in the all-new Marvel’s Ultimate Spider-Man Vs. The Sinister Six airing Saturday, January 7 at 7:30pm/6:30c on Disney XD.

Marvel’s Ultimate Spider-Man Vs. The Sinister Six – “Graduation Day – Part Two”

Now without his powers, Peter Parker must find a way to stop Doctor Octopus and the Superior Sinister Six from destroying all of the heroes in New York and taking over the world in the balance in the all-new Marvel’s Ultimate Spider-Man Vs. The Sinister Six airing Saturday, January 7 at 8:00pm/7:00c on Disney XD.

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love_is_love-4It’s new comic book day! What are folks looking to get? What are you looking forward to? Sound off in the comments below! While you wait for shops to open, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web in our morning roundup.

Around the Tubes

Newsarama – Deep Inside The Comics Business Of 1980s & 1990s With Paul Levitz – This is pretty cool.

The Beat – A year of free comics: Sam Alden’s Atmospheric Horror – As long as they keep sharing these, we’ll keep signal boosting.

CBR – Michael Keaton Explains Why He Left the Batman Franchise – Still the best live action Batman.

ICv2 – ‘Deadpool’ Outdrew ‘Batman v. Superman’ – It was also one of the most profitable films of the year…

The Beat – Did IMDB leak details from Spider-Man’s PS4 exclusive game? – Who’ getting this game?

 

Around the Tubes Reviews

CBR – Love is Love

Newsarama – The Unstoppable Wasp #1

The Beat – Laid Waste, Over Ripe, Semisolid, and The Plunge

Preview: Spider-Man #11

Spider-Man #11

(W) Brian Michael Bendis (A/CA) Sara Pichelli
Rated T
In Shops: Dec 28, 2016
SRP: $3.99

The untold history of MILES MORALES’ FATHER! What was life like for Jefferson Davis before his son was born… When he was an agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.?!

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Last-Minute Gift Ideas Arriving from Diamond Select Toys!

The holidays are fast approaching, and quality gifts are getting harder and harder to find! Luckily, Diamond Select Toys just sent a massive shipment to your local comic shop! Whether the loved one on your shopping list likes Batman, Spider-Man, the Avengers, the Muppets, Nightmare Before Christmas, magic, scarecrows, skeletons or Mandroids, you’ll find a wide selection of stocking stuffers at your local store!

Batman The Animated Series Scarecrow Resin Bust

A Diamond Select Toys release! What frightens the Dark Knight? The Scarecrow knows! Thanks to the Scarecrow’s fear gas, Dr. Jonathan Crane is one of the few foes in Batman’s rogues gallery who can strike fear in the heart of the caped crusader. This approximately 6” resin bust is based on the Scarecrow’s appearance in Batman The Animated Series, and sits atop a pedestal inspired by the show’s art-deco architecture. Limited to only 3,000 pieces, it is packaged with a certificate of authenticity, and comes in a full color box. Sculpted by Varner Studios! (Item #JUN162390, SRP: $59.99)

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DC Gallery Batman The Animated Series Zatanna PVC Figure

A Diamond Select Toys release! The sorceress of the DC Universe is the next DC Animated Gallery PVC figure! Based on her appearance in Batman: The Animated Series, this sculpture depicts stage magician and genuine magic-user Zatanna Zatara posed as if in the middle of a performance, on a stage base, pulling a bat out of her hat. This 9-inch scale figure is cast in PVC plastic and features high-quality paint applications, and is in scale to all Gallery and Femme Fatales figures. Packaged in a full-color window box. Sculpted by Varner Studios. (Item #JUN162389, SRP: $45.00)

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Marvel Gallery Spider-Man Classic PVC Diorama

A Diamond Select Toys release! Marvel’s most popular super-hero is the newest addition to the Marvel Gallery PVC line! Sculpted in 9-inch scale, this sculpture of Spider-Man sees him balanced on one foot atop a New York City rooftop, surveying the city he is sworn to protect! Featuring detailed sculpting and paint applications this PVC diorama is in scale to all Gallery and Femme Fatales PVC figures, and comes packaged in a full-color window box. Sculpted by Mat Brouillard! (Item #SEP162538, SRP: $45.00)

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Marvel Minimates Series 69: Most Wanted 2-Packs

A Diamond Select Toys release! After 13 years, the Marvel Minimates line has amassed one of the widest arrays of characters of any collectible toy line. But there are still characters in the Marvel Universe left to make! For Series 69, DST has selected frequently-demanded characters to make up one of the most fan-favorited series in history! Black Knight and Enchantress each make their Minimates debut, and our first-ever Tigra teams up with a Classic Falcon. Then, Iron Man foe Blizzard II takes on an armored SHIELD Mandroid, while a rare, one-per-case set pits the original Blizzard I against that same Mandroid! Each 2-inch Minimates mini-figure features up to 14 points of articulation and fully interchangeable parts, and each two-pack is packaged in a full-color window box. (Item #JUN162395, SRP: $9.99/ea.)

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Marvel Now! Minimates Blind-Bagged Mini-Figures

A Diamond Select Toys Release! Marvel Minimates are all-new and all-different! This all-new assortment of Minimates mini-figures features eight different characters from across the modern Marvel Universe, each individually packaged in a foil bag. With 18 Minimates in each counter display, customers can get either Spider-Man (Miles Morales), X-23 as Wolverine, International Iron Man, Old Man Logan, Spider-Gwen, Deadpool 2099, Venom Space Knight or a rare, one-per-display Silk! Each 2-inch Minimates mini-figure features 14 points of articulation and fully interchangeable parts. The perfect stocking stuffers for any Marvel fan! (Item #JUL162623, SRP: $5.99/ea.)

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Muppets Minimates Series 3 2-Packs

A Diamond Select Toys Release! It’s time for some very special guest stars! The Muppets Minimates line continues with more of your favorite characters from across their history, in four all-new two-packs. Characters include Kermit as Constantine with Patrol Bear Fozzie, Electric Mayhem members Floyd Pepper and Janice, and exclusive two-packs of Mayhem members Zoot and Lips, and Muppet Newsman with Pepe the King Prawn! Each 2-inch Minimates mini-figure features up to 14 points of articulation with fully interchangeable parts and accessories. Make your own Muppets! (Item #JUL162619, SRP: $9.99)

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Nightmare Before Christmas Vinimates Vinyl Figures

A Diamond Select Toys release! Vinimates are the gifts that keep on giving! The Nightmare Before Christmas makes its grand entrance to the Vinimates vinyl figure format with four main characters – Jack, Sally, Oogie Boogie and the Mayor! Sculpted in the style of a Minimates mini-figure, each 4-inch PVC figure strikes a dynamic pose, and features a ball-jointed neck to further customize each pose. Each Vinimate is packaged in a full-color window box.

Jack Skellington Vinimate (Item #JUN162371, SRP: $9.99)

Sally Vinimate (Item #JUN162372 SRP: $9.99)

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Preview: Spider-Man #10

Spider-Man #10

(W) Brian Michael Bendis (A) Nico Leon (CA) Sara Pichelli
Rated T
In Shops: Dec 14, 2016
SRP: $3.99

CIVIL WAR II Aftermath!

The events of Civil War II have made Miles a target and will change the way the Marvel Universe looks at Spider-Man forever.

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inhumans_vs__x_men__1-9So… seeing any movies this weekend? We’ll have our review of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story in a little while, but here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web in our morning roundup.

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The Comichron – The difference a dollar makes: What 2016 might have looked like with Rebirth titles at $3.99 – John Jackson Miller laying it out.

Newsarama – 2017 Eisner Awards Judges Named – A well-established group of judges.

Cryptozoic – Batman: The Animated Series Almost Got ’Im Card Game: Villainous Characters and Special Abilities  – Could be an interesting game.

ScreenCrush – Legendary Is Releasing ‘Great Wall’ Prequel Graphic Novel – Hrmmm….

The Beat – Why Are The Comics Retailers Worried About Mass Store Closings? – Um, but what about the stores that have embraced diversity, inclusiveness, and marketing? They seem to be doing well.

 

Around the Tubes Reviews

Newsarama – DC Rebirth Holiday Special #1

The Beat – Inhumans vs. X-Men #1

Atomic Junk Shop – Mega Princess #2

Newsarama – Spider-Man #10

The Beat – Transformers: The Lost Light #1

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