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The Clone Conspiracy #1 – Your Look Inside the Blockbuster Spider-Man Event of 2016!

This is it! The cataclysmic Spider-Man event of 2016 that promises to shake Peter Parker’s life to it’s very core! Today, Marvel is pleased to present your first look inside the can’t miss debut of The Clone Conspiracy #1! Creators Dan Slott and Jim Cheung bring their A-game as they put the webhead through the ringer as he goes up against one of his deadliest foes.

That’s right True Believer – the Jackal is back and where he goes, the clones are sure to follow! He’s offered some of Spider-Man’s greatest villains a chance to be reunited with their lost loved ones in exchange for loyalty. Now, outmatched and outgunned, Spider-Man must take on the Rhino, the Lizard, Electro and even the returning Doctor Octopus! But they’re not the only ones returning from the grave! Who from Spider-Man’s past is also returning?

Can the Amazing Spider-Man stand against a new and improved Jackal and a who’s who of his greatest villains? The explosive Spidey event that will take your breath away kicks off on October 12th!

THE CLONE CONSPIRACY #1 (AUG160753)
Written by DAN SLOTT
Art by JIM CHEUNG & RON FRENZ
Cover by GABRIELE DELL’OTTO
Variant Covers by MARK BAGLEY (AUG160754) & JIM CHEUNG (AUG160755)
Connecting Teaser Variant by ALEXANDER LOZANO (AUG160756)
FOC – 09/19/16, On-Sale – 10/12/16

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Fashion Spotlight: A Merc, 2 Guns, & A Unicorn, PARK AIR!, Pool R.L

Ript Apparel has three new designs! A Merc, 2 Guns, & A Unicorn, PARK AIR!, and Pool R.L, by goliath72, ScottNeilsonConcepts, and Raffiti are on sale today only! Get them before they’re gone!

A Merc, 2 Guns, & A Unicorn

A Merc, 2 Guns, & A Unicorn

PARK AIR!

PARK AIR!

Pool R.L

Pool R.L

 

 

 

 

 

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Marvel’s Ultimate Spider-Man Vs. The Sinister Six – “Return to the Spider-Verse: Part Two” Clip

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 8:00pm/7:00c on Disney XD.

Spider-Man and Miles, tracking the missing pieces of the Siege Perilous, travel to a tropical Pirate dimension, where they meet Web Beard, the Spider-Pirate, and encourage him and his old team to work together to save themselves from the dreaded Kraken in the all-new Marvel’s Ultimate Spider-Man Vs. The Sinister Six airing Saturday, September 3 at 8:00pm/7:00c on Disney XD.

Around the Tubes

Amazing Spider-Man #17We’re going into a busy weekend of conventions with four team members at three conventions, NOVA Open, Baltimore Comic Con, and Dragon Con! If you see us, stop and say “hi”!

While you wait for our coverage to begin, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web.

Around the Tubes

The Beat – Kibbles ‘n’ Bits 8/31/16: Comics industry is in its death throes – Go. Read this. Now.

Kotaku – There’s A Marvel Tsum Tsum Game Out Now – Anyone playing it? Thoughts?

Women Write About Comics – Finding My Place at Flame Con – A good personal take on Flame Con.

 

Around the Tubes Reviews

Comic Vine – All-New Wolverine Annual #1

The Beat – Amazing Spider-Man #17

EW – Black Panther: Nation Under Our Feet

Comic Attack – Generation Zero #1

Talking Comics – Jill Thompson’s Killer Inside Me #1

Comics Alliance – Kim and Kim #2

Comic Vine – Spider-Man #7

Newsarama – Witchfinder: City of the Dead #1

Fashion Spotlight: Pugpool, Super Cross Over Bros, Evolution X

Ript Apparel has three new designs! Pugpool, Super Cross Over Bros, and Evolution X, by KindaCreative, Doomcat, and JBaz are on sale today only! Get them before they’re gone!

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EE Spotlight: Entertainment Earth Chair Cape Celebrates Spider-Man

All Spidey fans are winners in this epic battle! The latest addition to the Entertainment Earth Chair Cape line, the Spider-Man Chair Cape features Spider-Man’s eyes and a web on a red cape, with the spider emblem and webbing shown on the adjustable red chair strap. It’s perfect for the home, office, or a superhero-themed event.

Coming in September Pre-order yours today!

Entertainment Earth Chair Cape Celebrates Spider-Man

 

 

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Marvel’s Ultimate Spider-Man Vs. The Sinister Six – “Return to the Spider-Verse: Part One” Clip

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 8:00pm/7:00c on Disney XD.

When Spider-Man and Kid Arachnid discover that shards from the broken Siege Perilous are causing universes to slam into one another, they must travel to alternate dimensions in order to gather the shards in the all-new Marvel’s Ultimate Spider-Man Vs. The Sinister Six airing Saturday, August 27 at 8:00pm/7:00c on Disney XD.

The episode will feature Christopher Daniel Barnes as the voice of Wolf Spider and Ben Diskin as the voice of Blood Spider.

Marvel’s STEAM Variants this Fall

Marvel’s best and brightest heroes are stepping to the head of the class for a series of special variant covers! Marvel has announced 5 special STEAM Variants coming to some of your favorite Marvel titles this November!

Check out the full list of STEAM Variants by some of Marvel’s great cover artists:

  • S (science) – Moon Girl & Devil Dinosaur #13 by Joyce Chin
  • T (technology) – Spider-Man #10 by Pasqual Ferry
  • E (engineering)— Invincible Iron Man #1 by Mike McKone
  • A (art) — Champions #2 by Pascal Campion
  • M (math) – Gwenpool #8 by Will Sliney

Through Marvel’s STEAM Variants, this campaign plans to ignite the spark of creativity and innovation that fuels and empowers the very heroes that have helped inspire generations around the world. Though Marvel hasn’t explained how that’s happening or how these actually benefit this focus on education…

Unboxing: Marvel Collector Corps August 2016 Spider-Man

We open up to show off Funko and Marvel‘s Latest Marvel Collector Corps box. The bimonthly premium box service features a theme of “Spider-Man,” celebrating Marvel’s awesome kick-ass webslinger!

We go over the contents including a variant comic, some figures, and hat! Valued at over a $50 the box is perfect for fans of Marvel Comics.

You can sign up for the next one here!

Mary Jane Watson Isn’t Just Any Redhead

Zendaya_by_Gage_SkidmoreCertain racist fans are angry that Marvel and Sony have reportedly cast a black actress as Mary Jane Watson in the new Spider-Man movie because “Mary Jane has to be a red head”.

Aside from the fact that some black people have red hair.

Aside from the fact that red hair dye exists and lord knows an aspiring actress is probably going to care a lot about fashion

Aside from all of that, if you’ve actually read Spider-Man over the years you’ll know that Mary Jane isn’t just a redhead.

Here are some of her defining traits:

She’s outgoing, ambitious, creative, artistic. Not particularly intellectual but she’s certainly no dummy. She’s not shallow.

She’s an actress both on and off the stage often putting up a confident and carefree facade even at times when she’s full of fear and doubt.

She wishes she was as carefree as she pretends to be.

Recent canon established that she grew up poor — that’s how she ended up living with her grandma and not her parents.

All along, Marvel comics had intended Peter to end up with Gwen Stacy, the “good girl” as his one true love. Mary Jane had just been added as a plot twist to bring Peter’s romantic plot-lines some tension. Mary Jane was written as a more independent woman and they realized that this made MJ a more interesting and dynamic character in their stories. Stan Lee said “we finally decided to let Peter end up with her, but it was … as though the characters had taken over!”

Mary Jane PanelBack in the Silver Age Marvel’s characterization of the Gwen Stacy/ Mary Jane Watson / Peter Parker love triangle often veered towards a sexist Madonna/Whore complex. Gwen Stacy was the shy, studious “good girl” and MJ was the outgoing party girl.

Fans really responded to Mary Jane. More so then Peter’s intended true love, Gwen Stacy. Yes, MJ’s a hot redhead but they also liked her because she had a fun personality and seemed like someone you’d want to grab a drink with.

So why are certain fanboys today reducing her to the color of her hair?

Some writers haven’t actually conveyed her personality in their work. Sometimes they just write her as Peter’s dream girl with no inner life. Many artists have reduced her to her looks. Or her thong. And her trademark red hair IS legitimately iconic.

But countless writers have written her with a pretty damn consistent personality, not just in decades worth of comics but in many cartoon shows and movies.

Our sexist culture and the generally fetishistic nature of a lot of super hero art explain why certain readers don’t notice MJ’s personality even when she is well written.

So if you think that the only thing that matters about MJ is her hair you are reading the wrong comics. Or maybe you are objectifying the real women you interact with too.

Maybe do something about that?

Addendums: I haven’t read a new Spider-Man comic in years. But if Slott et all have completely erased her personality since I last picked up an issue, that would sort of prove my point. But I suspect she’s still the same old MJ fans have loved for decades.

Also, Rob Wilson tweeted me that the Spectacular Spider-Man animated series played the study-party dichotomy without making it “Madonna/whore Complex” and did an admirable job calling out Peter on his BS. That sounds like great progress.

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