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What a Tangled Web

Like the rest of Marvel and DC’s stables of characters, Spider-Man was used by Hostess to sell various dessert snacks in the 1970s. But even as a kid, I always found this particular Twinkies ad…disturbing. That shot of Madam Web supplicating herself before Spider-Man, just for some golden sponge cake. It just doesn’t seem right.

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From Zero to Hero… Sort Of

Peter Parker was just an average teenager. Well, not exactly. His intelligence was above average. He liked science and because of his dedication to his studies, the “cool” kids called him a bookworm. It all changed when he was bit by a radioactive spider and became Spider-Man, but it also didn’t. His life was fundamentally […]

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Spider-Man Rocks!

This short-lived musical stage show at Universal Studios Hollywood ran for two years, from 2002 to 2004, following the success of the Sam Raimi feature film, although the theme park only held rights to the comic-book version and couldn’t model itself after the feature film too closely. Which resulted, as it happened, in a much […]

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The new, rebooted SPIDER-MAN movie is only a few short weeks away, and with it will come a classic Spidey villain making his silver-screen appearance for the first time: The Lizard. (Although your heart has to go out to actor Dylan Baker, who portrayed the Lizard’s alter ego Dr. Curt Connors in all three of […]

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