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Wealth and Fame He Has Ignored

Between the Saturday-morning cartoons, the TV shows, the mountains of merchandise, his recent blockbuster motion picture trilogy, and this summer’s upcoming big-screen reboot, even people who’ve never seen a comic book in their lives must by now know a little something about Marvel’s trademark character, and probably the single most popular superhero ever, the Amazing […]

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Droids, Zoids, and Arachnoids: Marvel UK’s Weekly Spider-Man Comics

American comic-book enthusiasts are accustomed to reading the latest installments of their favorite titles on a monthly basis. Occasionally, a comic publisher might print issues weekly or biweekly as part of a limited-duration marketing campaign, but by and large, fans must wait a month to find out what will happen next following the previous chapter’s […]

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Marvel Firsts: The Amazing Spider-Man #2

I’m back with another installment of Marvel Firsts, the series where I journey through Marvel’s most iconic first issues and first appearances. Last time, we covered the big introduction of Venom in The Amazing Spider-Man #300. Now, as we introduce another of Spidey’s most infamous villains, we’re taking it back to the beginning. In The […]

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Flying the Unfriendly Skies

It’s been a while since we’ve had a really good Spider-Man movie (if you don’t count CIVIL WAR, which I don’t – not because it isn’t great, which it is, and certainly has maybe one of the best Spider-Man fight scenes ever put to film – but you could lift Spidey right out of that […]

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Hulk Is a Four-Letter Word

Welcome to Episode 26 of The Blastoff Podcast. This week, Scott looks at the beginnings of Marvel’s Incredible Hulk in “Driven By Rage,” Harley returns with another edition of “Small Talk,” while Jud talks about a special customer, and a very special “Four-Letter Word.” Further reading: http://www.blastoffcomics.com/2017/03/four-letter-words/

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Marvel Firsts: The Amazing Spider-Man #300

Today, my journey through Marvel’s most iconic first issues and first appearances takes me to 1988, which saw the debut of Spider-Man’s most iconic foe, the monstrous Venom, in The Amazing Spider-Man #300. Written by David Michelinie, drawn by Todd McFarlane, colored by Bob Sharen, and lettered by Rick Parker, this is a landmark issue […]

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And Harry’s Wild About Me

I caught Sam Raimi’s SPIDER-MAN on TV the other night, and enjoyed once more the way Willem DaFoe and James Franco perfectly captured the fractured relationship between Norman Osborn (secretly Spider-Man’s arch-enemy the Green Goblin) and his son Harry, Peter Parker’s best friend and roommate. I was recently inspired to go back and take a […]

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Chatting With Thundercat

“If you’re out there Todd McFarlane, thank you, thank you for your work, it’s inspired me throughout the years.” ~Thundercat Subscribe to the podcast on iTunes | Android | Google Play | Tune In Radio | Stitcher | YouTube | RSS Scroll down to check out the episode notes and track list. Our guest has […]

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June Is Spider-Man Month!

We’re only weeks away from Spidey’s return to the big screen, so what better time to be talking Spider-Man all month here at Blastoff! And how better to mark the occasion than with this awesome banner from our Artist-in-Residence Elena Casagrande!

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Keep His Bright Light Shining

We love comics. And there’s no better way to show it than by taking our love for comics out into the world and doing some good. Every month, we donate a portion of all Blastoff proceeds to a different charity or non-profit organization. As you are no doubt already aware. we lost a great actor, […]

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