Archive for the ‘Marvel Superstar #1: Spider-Man’ Category


Whatever A Spider Can.

February 2, 2010

On the Play Marvel Facebook page we have gotten the word. Spider-Man is in. We will be slinging webs in a future Marvel Superstars expansion set.

Party on!


Spider-Man is getting a reboot.

January 12, 2010

Nikki Finke and Mike Fleming just broke the biggest superhero movie news of the year. Spider-man is starting all over. Sam Raimi and Tobey Maguire are out. Wild speculation is in.

It seems that everyone’s favorite webhead will get a total reboot in the Summer of 2012.

New director. New cast. New future for Marvel movie mythology.

Here is the Sony press release:

Culver City, CA (January 11, 2010) — Peter Parker is going back to high school when the next Spider-Man hits theaters in the summer of 2012. Columbia Pictures and Marvel Studios announced today they are moving forward with a film based on a script by James Vanderbilt that focuses on a teenager grappling with both contemporary human problems and amazing super-human crises. The new chapter in the Spider-Man franchise produced by Columbia, Marvel Studios and Avi Arad and Laura Ziskin, will have a new cast and filmmaking team.

The only thing that I am really disappointed about? Sam Raimi was insisting on John Malkovich as the new villain.

Here’s hoping for at least that much continuity.


Marvel Superstar #1: Spider-Man.

July 27, 2009



We do not know what characters will be included in the Marvel Superstars Trading Card Game, but we can make some educated guesses. Top of the list has got to be Spider-Man.

Each superhero that we study in this way will start with the comic book that includes their first appearance. That is the original web-head cover, from way back in August of 1962.

Why is Spider-Man the biggest superstar in Marvel Comics history? That’s an interesting question. It can’t be the bug, people don’t like real spiders much. It isn’t the powers, although shooting webs and spider senses would be very cool abilities to have. It must be the little-guy factor.

See, Peter Parker is a nerd. He is weak in more ways than one. We relate to him, since he is one of us. Then he becomes Spider-Man and he beats any villain they put in front of him.

Marvel Superstar #1 is Spider-Man.