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.
Tag Archives | Spider-Man
Is This More Action Than Even Spider-Man Can Handle?
No. No, it’s not. However, in its defense, by 1982 standards the Atari 2600 game was good enough to dominate a surprising amount of my time as a kid. So much so that to this day, I still know the game’s opening music by heart: And not to beat a dead horse, but once again, […]
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 […]
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 […]
One of the best Rogues’ Galleries in all of comics, and CBS went with “Mr. White”? Nothing’s more intimidating than a bubble bath…
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 […]
Stan Talks Steve
Spider-Man co-creator Stan Lee discusses one of the most famous Spidey sequences, as illustrated by his co-creator Steve Ditko.
Action Is His Reward
Forty years later, and this damned song is still catchy.
The Blastoff Art Gallery – Spider-Man
My favorite time of the month is here again, to unveil our newest cover banner from Blastoff’s Artist in Residence, the amazing Elena Casagrande! Click on the image to see it in all its glory!