Tag Archives: Spider-Man

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-verse and Miles Morales: Spider-Man: When Authenticity Matters

The thing about diversity, is that when it’s shallow, it’s hurtful as hell. Continue reading

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[Stitch Likes Stuff] Venom (2018)

Everything I saw my friends say about Venom on social media was spot-on. From the use of Eminem on the soundtrack to Tom Hardy’s EVERYTHING, Venom feels like it fell into a timewarp right before it was originally supposed to … Continue reading

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[Book Review] Miles Morales – A Spider-Man Novel

Title: Miles Morales: A Spider-Man Novel Author: Jason Reynolds (Twitter) Rating: Super Highly Recommended Genre/Category: Superheroes, Slice of Life, Spider-Man, Young Adult, Race and Representation Release Date: August 1, 2017 Publisher:  Marvel Press/Disney Hyperion Order Here: AMAZON (KINDLE)  | AMAZON … Continue reading

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Bendis, Opportunism, and Bad Judgment Calls in a Terrible Time

Note: This post contains spoilers for Invincible Iron Man #1 by Brian Michael Bendis, Stefano Caselli, and Marte Gracia. Earlier today, Marvel Comics’ writer Brian Michael Bendis made a bad judgement call. With people all over the world reeling from … Continue reading

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The Reality of Bendis Writing Blackness

In theory, I know I should be happy that we’re getting more diversity in the form of Riri Williams,  a young black woman/girl taking over the role of Iron Man from Tony Stark. In reality? I’m getting sick and tired … Continue reading

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Another day, another bland MCU casting

I’m sure that Tom Holland will do an admirable job as Spider-Man in the MCU.

What I’m also sure of is that we really didn’t need another white teenage version of Peter Parker. This is our third live action Spider-Man and it’s not like they’re going to do anything different about this film to warrant this casting decision.

Peter Parker’s backstory is set in stone.

You do the character as a teenager just starting out and you have to do it all over again: the deaths of his parents, the loss of Uncle Ben, betrayal at the hands of his friend Harry, and him coming to terms with his new powers. I’m all for superhero origin stories but not when we’ve gotten five Spider-Man films in the past twelve years with two of those films revolving around the same main plots of Peter’s life.

At this point, Peter Parker as a teenager just isn’t interesting. Continue reading

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