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  • Zendaya's 'Spider-Man: Homecoming' Casting As Mary Jane Watson Sends Haters Into a Frenzy

    08/22/2016 2:09:22 PM PDT · by drewh · 84 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | MONDAY, AUGUST 22, 2016 09:00 AM EDT | Steve Tilley
    Spider-Man has many powers: Wall-crawling, web-slinging… and race-bending. According to a story posted by The Wrap, 19-year-old Disney Channel star Zendaya is set to play Mary Jane Watson in next year’s Spider-Man: Homecoming, a re-reboot that will see young British actor Tom Holland as a high school-aged Peter Parker. This is a great idea. It’s 2016, why couldn’t – or shouldn’t – Spidey have a love interest who isn’t white? And many people agree, with Twitter and Facebook full of responses from folks who think a black Mary Jane is a fantastic choice. But, as always, there are pockets of...
  • Marvel Turns Donald Trump Into Comic Book Villain (Spiderman Annual #1)

    07/01/2016 4:06:13 PM PDT · by drewh · 41 replies
    bREITBART ^ | July 1 2018 | Daniel Nusbaum
    Marvel Comics has once again taken aim at Donald Trump, this time by making him the arch-villain in a new issue of Spiderman spinoff series Spider-Gwen. In Spider-Gwen Annual #1 — which centers on an alternate universe in which Peter Parker’s girlfriend, Gwen Stacey, was the one bitten by a radioactive spider — the villainous Modok bears more than a striking resemblance to the presumptive GOP presidential nominee. In the new comic, Modok is now M.O.D.A.A.K. (Mental Organism Designed as America’s King), a giant-headed villain who plans to rule the world. “If America will not act… M.O.D.A.A.K. must!” the character...
  • Hillary Clinton false FEC report says Stan Lee gave $225K (depo admits felonies for both)

    05/25/2016 11:33:57 AM PDT · by doug from upland · 29 replies
    youtube ^ | 5/2016 | dfu
    FELONIES ADMITTED ON TAPE On 4-10-2006 I had the opportunity to speak on the phone with legendary comic book icon Stan Lee. He again confirmed what is on the attached sworn deposition. HE GAVE NO MONEY TO HILLARY'S CAMPAIGN AND HER FOURTH AMENDED FEC REPORT WAS FALSE. In Sept 2007 I drove to the Federal Bldg in West Los Angeles and presented evidence to a field agent. No further action was taken against Hillary.
  • 'Hey everyone!': Spider-Man finally makes his entrance into the Marvel Cinematic Universe in [tr]

    03/10/2016 10:42:12 AM PST · by C19fan · 34 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | March 10, 2016 | Ross McDonough
    It's the moment all Marvel fans have been waiting for. Spider-Man has finally made his debut in the Marvel Cinematic Universe in the final trailer for Captain America: Civil War. Released on Thursday, the new two-and-a-half minute clip closes with the much anticipated face-off between Chris Evans' Cap and Robert Downey Jr's Iron Man.
  • Spider Man Stan Lee Swears Hillary Clinton Lied to FEC (Lee admits to felony)

    11/03/2015 5:42:10 PM PST · by doug from upland · 27 replies
    youtube ^ | 11-2-15 | exclusive home videos
    Start at about the 4 minute mark. Stan Lee admits to laundering a 100K check to Hillary's campaign. He swore under oath that he gave no money, yet Hillary lied about that in four false FEC reports, the last of which was after she was given a conciliation and immunity agreement and agreed to file an accurate report. She had him as her largest donor, rather than the 1.2 mil given by Peter Paul and his companies. That 1.2 number was what the FBI presented in court during the criminal trial of David Rosen, Hillary's sacrificial campaign finance director. I...
  • Second Giant Sea Creature Washes Ashore -Alarms Sound Over Radioactive Gigantism

    01/09/2014 12:48:26 PM PST · by diverteach · 104 replies
    The Lightly Braised Turnip ^ | Jan 9, 2014 | Butch Witt
    For the second time in recent months, a giant sea creature has washed ashore in California. First it was a rare oarfish that had grown to a freakish 100-foot length. This time it was a giant squid measuring a whopping 160 feet from head to tentacle tip. These giants look different but experts believe they share one important commonality: they both come from the waters near the Fukushima Dai-ichi Nuclear Power Plant in the Futaba District of Japan. Scientists believe that following the 2011 disaster at the Fukushima Dai-ichi Nuclear Power Plant an unknown number of sea creatures suffered genetic...
  • Ted Cruz Is More of a Spider-Man Guy (interview)

    07/23/2015 9:12:38 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 7 replies
    The New York Times ^ | July 23, 2015 | Ana Marie Cox and Ted Cruz
    Your new book is called ‘‘A Time for Truth: Reigniting the Promise of America.’’ A few months ago you were in the news for warning a little girl that ‘‘the world is on fire.’’ Do you believe setting things on fire is good or bad? Both. I am a passionate believer in the fire of liberty. Indeed, I have encouraged young people to become arsonists, spreading the fire of liberty. Now that said, the world being on fire is not a good thing.
  • Spider-Man Needs to Be White and Straight, Say Leaked Sony Emails

    06/22/2015 7:21:56 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 47 replies
    variety ^ | june 19, 2015 | dave mcnary
    Peter Parker and his alter ego Spider-Man must be heterosexual and Parker must be Caucasian, according to a legal licensing agreement between Sony Pictures Entertainment and Marvel Entertainment. The information was disclosed in a massive document release by the whistleblower website WikiLeaks, which released this week 276,394 private files, emails and financial data onto its servers. Sony Pictures and Marvel reps declined to comment on the licensing agreement, first reported by the Gawker website. The contract went into effect in September 2011. It lists “mandatory” character traits for both Peter Parker and Spider-Man — and the agreement includes the caveat that Spider-Man...
  • Spiders sprayed with carbon nanotubes spin superstrong webs

    05/06/2015 8:29:15 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 12 replies
    Phys.Org ^ | 05-06-2015 | by Bob Yirka
    A team of researchers working in Italy has found that simply spraying a spider with a carbon nanotube solution can cause the spider to spin stronger webs. In their paper they have uploaded to the preprint server arXiv, the team describes their experiments with both graphene and nanotube solutions and what happened when they sprayed it on ordinary spiders. As the researchers note, while silk production using silkworms has been quite successful, doing the same to harvest silk from spiders has not, (because of their territorial traits, the complex nature of the silk they make and their cannibalistic tendencies) which...
  • ‘Spider-Man’ Franchise: Sony Teaming With Marvel on Future Movies

    02/10/2015 10:13:32 AM PST · by C19fan · 35 replies
    The Wrap ^ | February 9, 2015 | Linda Ge
    Spider-Man will appear in an upcoming Marvel Cinematic Universe film and Marvel is coming on board to produce future “Spider-Man” films with Sony, the two studios announced Monday. Under the deal, the new Spider-Man will first appear in a film from Marvel’s Cinematic Universe (MCU). Sony Pictures will thereafter release the next installment of its “Amazing Spider-Man” franchise, on July 28, 2017, in a film that will be co-produced by Kevin Feige and Amy Pascal, who oversaw the franchise launch for the studio 13 years ago.
  • Andrew Garfield may be booted from Spider-Man movie series, according to the latest Sony email leaks

    12/15/2014 7:25:09 AM PST · by C19fan · 21 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | Decemebr 15, 2014 | Ollie Gilaman
    Actor Andrew Garfield may be booted from the Spider-Man movie series, according to the latest revelation from hacked emails at Sony. The correspondence reveals that Sony - which was reportedly already not happy with Garfield - might give up the franchise to comic book giant Marvel. It is believed that Marvel would prefer to start the series from scratch, putting Garfield's role as Peter Parker, which he has played in two movies, in jeopardy.
  • Does a Supreme Court Ruling Mean Disney Will Lose 'Spider-Man' Rights?

    05/21/2014 8:34:58 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 17 replies
    hollywood reporter ^ | 5-21-14 |
    Does a Supreme Court Ruling Mean Disney Will Lose 'Spider-Man' Rights? 11:58 AM PDT 5/21/2014 by Eriq Gardner Once rejected for not suing soon enough, the company challenging Disney's hold on the character thinks it's no longer precluded from moving forward in court. Earlier this week, the U.S. Supreme Court allowed the daughter of an author to sue over rights to the Martin Scorsese film Raging Bull. The film is undoubtedly a classic, but its continued commercial prospects are limited. Unlike, say, Spider-Man and the many comic creations of Stan Lee. Now, the owners of Stan Lee Media Inc. --...
  • Spider-Man Actor Wants to Play Superhero as Bisexual (Andrew Garfield)

    07/10/2013 5:46:00 PM PDT · by drewh · 54 replies
    Big Hollywood ^ | 10 Jul 2013, 12:21 PM PDT
    In an interview with Entertainment Weekly released on Wednesday, The Amazing Spider-Man star Andrew Garfield suggested that he’d like to play Peter Parker as a young man exploring his bisexuality. According to Garfield, he told producer Matt Tolmach that he’d like MJ – Mary Jane – to be a boy. “I was kind of joking, but kind of not joking about MJ,” he said. “And I was like, ‘What if MJ is a dude?’ Why can’t we discover that Peter is exploring his sexuality? It’s hardly even groundbreaking!…So why can’t he be gay? Why can’t he be into boys?” He...
  • Hedge Fund Elliott Management Is Backing Stan Lee Media's Spider-Man Lawsuit Against Disney

    02/01/2013 8:14:02 PM PST · by doug from upland · 12 replies
    forbes ^ | 2-1-13 | nathan vardi
    For the last few years Michael Wolk has quietly worked to advance the multi-billion dollar copyright infringement lawsuit that claims Walt Disney Co. does not own the rights to iconic Stan Lee-created superhero characters it acquired from Marvel Entertainment, like Spider-Man, X-Men, The Incredible Hulk and The Fantastic Four. Before Wolk got involved, the minority shareholders of a company Lee founded in the 1990s had for a long time unsuccessfully litigated over these characters, but Wolk has not been dissuaded. “We are in the right here,” says Wolk in an interview. “No court has ever addressed or ever decided who...
  • A battlefield from the War of 1812 is 'frozen in time'

    01/23/2013 4:13:07 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 10 replies
    lat ^ | January 19, 2013, 10:07 p.m. | Candy Thomson
    For nearly two centuries, musket balls, canister shot and other artifacts from intense fighting at Caulk's Field waited to tell the story of a sweltering August night in 1814, when militiamen sprang a trap on a British raiding party bent on destruction. How did the citizen-soldiers best their battle-tested foes? State archaeologist Julie Schablitsky hopes to figure that out. With the help of cadaver-sniffing dogs and history buffs armed with metal detectors, she is retracing the footsteps of Sir Peter Parker, a British marine captain who led 170 troops, and a like number of militiamen commanded by Col. Philip Reed....
  • New Spiderman Movie question

    07/23/2012 5:34:21 PM PDT · by MNDude · 6 replies
    Is this movie ok for kids? How would it compare to Avengers as far as violence, language, and sex goes?
  • The secret hero of Spider-Man (a NY Post profile of the elusive artist Steve Ditko)

    07/05/2012 11:39:02 AM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 11 replies
    New York Post ^ | July 2, 2012 | By REED TUCKER
    The sidewalk vendors of Times Square sell cheap metal signs bearing the image of Spider-Man, no doubt unaware that the superhero’s co-creator walks right past them every day, completely unrecognized. Then again, only a handful of people in the world would recognize Steve Ditko, the mysterious 84-year-old artist who, with writer Stan Lee, dreamed up the wall crawler back in 1962. ...When The Post knocked on his door, Ditko — who turns out to be a owlish man with wisps of white hair and ink-stained hands, wearing large black glasses and an unbuttoned white shirt with a white tee beneath...
  • San Antonio break-in sparks FBI involvement: police [ Moroccans ]

    10/19/2011 11:33:55 AM PDT · by NoLibZone · 30 replies · 1+ views ^ | Oct 19 2011 | Reuters
    Five foreign men were arrested during a courthouse break-in early on Wednesday and police said they found photographs of public buildings, water systems and malls from various U.S. cities in their van. The men, at least three of whom were in their 20s, will be questioned by a joint terrorism task force including the FBI and immigration authorities, officials said. Bexar County spokeswoman Laura Jesse said three men were found inside the 120-year-old Bexar County Courthouse, a landmark in downtown San Antonio and two in a large recreational vehicle parked in front of the building. She said all five were...
  • Amazing Climbing Video (this guy will probably be dead soon)

    10/04/2011 10:00:20 AM PDT · by Retired Greyhound · 14 replies;storyMediaBox
  • Oscar-winning actor Cliff Robertson dies at 88

    09/10/2011 6:09:54 PM PDT · by John W · 89 replies · 1+ views
    LA Times ^ | September 10, 2011 | LA Times
    Cliff Robertson, who starred as John F. Kennedy in a 1963 World War II drama and later won an Academy Award for his portrayal of a mentally disabled bakery janitor in the movie "Charly," died Saturday, one day after his 88th birthday.
  • End of the Week Rant Shooters

    08/05/2011 9:29:51 AM PDT · by Leigh Patrick Sullivan · 11 replies
    The Moderate Separatist ^ | August 5, 2011 | Leigh Patrick Sullivan
    New Jersey Governor Chris Christie revealed his true self this week during a presser when he answered questions about his appointment of a Muslim judge earlier in the year. Christie, who many on the right feel would present a strong challenge to President Obama in 2012, went out of his way (bent over?) to defend his move and the judge in question.
  • They killed off Peter Parker in the name of racial-ethnic diversity

    08/05/2011 7:49:55 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 25 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 08-05-11 | Wordsmith
    What the frak are they doing to my superheroes?! I was checking in over at the Washington Post and just discovered that the superhero closest to my childhood heart, Peter Parker, is dead: Oh my God! They killed Spidey! It's true. More than 10 years ago, writer Brian Michael Bendis brought Ultimate Spider-Man into the world, and today he's taken him out. According to Bendis, this isn't temporary, either. Is there a future for a Spider-Man without Peter Parker? I have no idea what Ultimate Spider-Man and Bendis were about; the last I had paid attention to Spiderman was when...
  • Spiderman Now to be Half Black, Half Latino, and Gay? (Following the death of Peter Parker)

    08/03/2011 1:03:57 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 90 replies · 2+ views
    Christian Post ^ | 08/03/2011 | Vincent Funaro
    The Spiderman outfit will no longer be sported by its longtime creator Peter Parker in Marvel’s “Ultimate Spiderman” comic. Instead, Miles Morales, a half black and half Latino teen, will now take over the role of your friendly neighborhood wall crawler. The creators of “Ultimate Spiderman” have also shocked fans by saying everyone may find out that Morales is gay in future storylines, according to the Daily Mail. In Marvel’s recent “Ultimate Fallout” series, Morales pulls back his mask to reveal his identity as the new Spiderman. However, his origin story will not be revealed until the official re-launch of...
  • New ‘Spider-Man’ Swinging Into Comic Book Shops Following Death Of Peter Parker

    08/02/2011 12:00:00 PM PDT · by massmike · 44 replies
    New Yorkers take their fictional heroes seriously, so it may come as a shock to some that Peter Parker, the Queens native whose destiny was forever altered by a radioactive/genetically altered spider, has been killed off in the “Ultimates” imprint of Marvel Comics. The Ultimate series is different from Marvel’s standard line, in which Peter Parker is still happily toiling away as everybody’s favorite hard-luck hero. No, in the Ultimates series, Peter Parker gets killed at the hands of his nemesis the Green Goblin. But, being a comic book series, no hero stays dead for long. While Peter Parker may...
  • SPIDER-MAN DIES (or does he?)

    06/22/2011 6:06:27 AM PDT · by rrstar96 · 14 replies
    (English-language translation) PHILADELPHIA - The lights go out for Peter Parker, the high-school student whose bite from a radioactive spider turned him into the avenger who spins spiderwebs and climbs walls, a member of the Marvel Comics universe of heroes and villains. The publisher announced today that Spider-Man will be defeated by one of his fiercest enemies in the final issue of Ultimate Comics Spider-Man, which will go out on sale tomorrow. But the arachnid's fans do not have to be in mourning, since the Ultimates label is separate from Marvel's major universe. The fate of Ultimate Spider-Man will not...
  • I Saw Spider-Man The Musical, It Is Awesome, And It Will Be A Huge Hit (Yes, even with accidents)

    02/08/2011 12:43:38 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 02/08/2011 | Kamelia Angelova
    Everyone seems to be taking a stab at reviewing Spiderman: Turn Off The Dark, and it ain't pretty. The theater critics seems to have had it with the production, which has postponed the opening of the musical several times, and they are lashing out their reviews today basically slamming the show. We are no experts in the musical theater field, but we have seen the show (twice) and we disagree with the opinions of the much hailed theater connoisseurs. We loved the show, and here is why we think people will see it: • Flying is awesome. There are aerial...
  • Spider-Man: Your Friendly Neighborhood Sissy?

    01/16/2011 1:49:43 AM PST · by Walter Scott Hudson · 9 replies
    David Horowitz's NewsReal Blog ^ | January 14, 2011 | Walter Hudson
    There are many who bemoan Hollywood's tendency to cannibalize itself with endless sequels, prequels, and reboots. I am not one of them. Film is a child of theater. Part of the pleasure in attending a new production of a play you have seen before is considering the take of a fresh group of artists on the same old material. We wouldn't fault a theater troupe for yet another production of Romeo & Juliet. So why fault filmmakers for remaking an old film? Quality is certainly affected by source material, but not determined by it. What annoys me isn't the preponderance...
  • Sneak peek! First photo of Andrew Garfield in the iconic Spider-Man suit

    01/14/2011 9:22:16 AM PST · by Nachum · 32 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 1/14/11 | Daily Mail Reporter
    It's been nearly four years since audiences last saw his acrobatic web spinning prowess. And now Spider-Man is back, this time with Andrew Garfield playing the iconic superhero. Colombia Pictures today released the first image of the British actor in the infamous blue and red suit, with a few visible changes. The suit looks a little more high-tech and modern than that worn by Tobey Maguire, who played the iconic character for three hit movies - the last one back in 2007.
  • Emma Stone joins cast of new 'Spider-Man' film

    10/20/2010 11:40:05 AM PDT · by Feline_AIDS · 49 replies
    Townhall ^ | October 6, 2010 | AP
    <p>Emma Stone will play Gwen Stacy in the next "Spider-Man" movie.</p>
  • LAPD Forced to Regulate Superheroes

    06/08/2010 5:36:04 PM PDT · by Beaten Valve · 7 replies · 43+ views
    Daily Breeze ^ | June 7, 2010 | Susan Abram
    Holy citation Batman! Superman, Wonder Woman and Spider-Man have fought the world's most menacing foes to ensure good triumphs over evil. But dozens of their likenesses who pose for photos with tourists for tips on Hollywood Boulevard haven't been true to their superhero characters. The result has been an LAPD crackdown over the past few days on character, cartoon and comic impersonators that netted 13 arrests and citations and sent a clear message: misrepresenting the spirit of Hollywood will not be tolerated. By Monday, even Elvis had left the boulevard. There were problems and complaints from tourists, businesses, and residents....
  • SPIDERMAN foiled a would-be thief as Jedi Knights blocked his escape route.

    05/03/2010 8:55:00 AM PDT · by Nachum · 16 replies · 561+ views
    The Sun ^ | 5/3/10 | staff
    No, it's not a comic book plot but the scene which unravelled in a Australian book store on Saturday. Store owner Michael Baulderstone, dressed as Spiderman, spotted the man trying to steal an X-Men book worth $160 (£97). The 45-year-old called for back-up and the hapless thief was surrounded by superheroes within seconds.
  • Even Spider-Man gets fired (by J Jonah in Obama's economy)

    03/02/2010 10:47:26 PM PST · by max americana · 12 replies · 622+ views
    msn ^ | march 2, 2010 | kim peterson
    Spider-Man's going to have a tough time paying the bills Even a résumé that boasts of saving the city from Doctor Octopus and sparkling references from the likes of Captain America can't keep Spider-Man off the unemployment line. The wall-crawler's hard-luck alter ego, Peter Parker, will get canned by boss J. Jonah Jameson and join the country's out-of-work millions in a storyline that starts in this Wednesday's "Amazing Spider-Man" No. 623. "He couldn't have lost his job at a worse time," said "Spider-Man" editor Steve Wacker. "He's going to struggle with unemployment and trying to save the city while he...
  • Spider-Man Lookalike Lizard Is Latest Exotic Pet Craz

    09/21/2009 10:12:39 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 21 replies · 1,655+ views
    Telegraph(UK) ^ | September 21, 2009
    Spider-Man Lookalike Lizard Is Latest Exotic Pet Craze A lizard that looks startlingly like Spider-Man - Mwanza flat-headed rock agama - has become the latest fashionable pet. [Pic in URL] By Tom Chivers 21 Sep 2009 The vivid red-and-blue colouring is almost uncannily like that of the Marvel superhero, and comic book fans have been flocking to exotic pet shops to snap them up. Agamas like the Spider-Lizard, as it has become known make good pets, as they become tame and docile if handled regularly. However, they require specialist equipment in the UK to maintain their temperature. It can grow...
  • Spider-Man lookalike lizard is latest exotic pet craze

    09/21/2009 12:50:42 PM PDT · by Daffynition · 36 replies · 2,037+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 21 Sep 2009 | Tom Chivers
    The vivid red-and-blue colouring is almost uncannily like that of the Marvel superhero, and comic book fans have been flocking to exotic pet shops to snap them up. Agamas like the Spider-Lizard, as it has become known make good pets, as they become tame and docile if handled regularly. However, they require specialist equipment in the UK to maintain their temperature. It can grow up to a foot long, and the squeamish may find it a problem to feed – a balanced diet for an agama includes locusts, crickets, mealworms and waxworms. [ssnip]
  • (Bono) U2 explain Spider-Man 'opera'

    08/20/2009 10:51:23 AM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 11 replies · 735+ views
    BBC ^ | Wednesday, 19 August 2009 | Greg Cochrane
    Bono and The Edge have described their forthcoming Spider-Man musical as "dizzy" and "not a straight take on the myth". Turn Off The Dark, the production the Dublin band has written music and lyrics for, is set to open on Broadway in New York in 2010. They also confirmed American actress Evan Rachel Wood would play the part of MJ and revealed more about the other characters. ...Bono said: "We've got a new villain, it's a girl. It's a very extraordinary role. We've taken it to a much more dizzy place than you'd expect. We've got big tunes. We're very...
  • British Spider-Man 3 actress Lucy Gordon commits suicide in Paris apartment

    05/21/2009 4:56:13 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 53 replies · 11,696+ views
    DailyMail UK ^ | May 21, 2009 | Peter Allen
    A young British actress has hanged herself in her Paris flat just two days before her 29th birthday, it emerged today. The body of Oxford-born Lucy Gordon, who had starred in number of big budget Hollywood films including Spider-Man 3, was found suspended from the ceiling of her mansion block apartment. Police made the grisly discovery after entering the flat close to the River Seine on Wednesday morning. ‘It was a horrific scene,’ said one. ‘The young woman had taken her own life in terrible circumstances. We are not seeking anyone else. It was a clear case of suicide.’ Miss...
  • Thai fireman in 'spider-man' rescue of autistic boy

    03/24/2009 3:29:06 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 11 replies · 664+ views
    AFP/Yahoo ^ | March 24, 2008
    A Thai fireman turned superhero when he dressed up as comic-book character Spider-Man to coax a frightened eight-year-old from a balcony, police said Tuesday. Teachers at a special needs school in Bangkok alerted authorities on Monday when an autistic pupil, scared of attending his first day at school, sat out on the third-floor ledge and refused to come inside, a police sergeant told AFP.
  • Parables: Spidey and Chameleon and Obama

    01/17/2009 12:25:49 PM PST · by The Conservative Yogini · 210+ views
    The Gadfly ^ | The Gadfly
    During times of great challenge and difficulty, people look for a hero, whether that hero be within themselves or without.. Most of us, being human, look outside to the storytellers and the mythmakers for our inspiration. The storytellers and mythmakers among us, using image, sound and language, are able to articulate the human condition and therefore ourselves. Ancient Greece during the 5th century, a time of war, disease and famine, saw the Golden Age of theater, philosophy, sculpture, political rhetoric and oratory. Art is and always will be a beautiful flower in the ugliest of times.
  • Spider-Man celebrates Obama as "nerd-in-chief"

    01/12/2009 6:41:52 PM PST · by GSP.FAN · 3 replies · 483+ views
    Reuters ^ | Fri Jan 9, 1:21 pm | Claudia Parsons and Karina Huber Claudia Parsons And Karina Huber
    NEW YORK (Reuters) – Barack Obama will be "nerd-in-chief" when he takes office as U.S. president this month, according to Marvel Comics, which is putting him on the cover of its next "Spider-Man" comic.
  • It's Official: Spiderman in the Tank for Obama (Ashford & Simpson, Too)

    01/08/2009 7:05:25 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 10 replies · 547+ views ^ | January 7, 2009 | Debbie Schlussel
    Once, comic books were against Nazis and Hitler and were very up front in supporting America's fight against them. But those days are over. Both DC and Marvel Comics long ago embraced left-wing politics, and when it came to the war on terror, they were for the most part silent. Fighting "global warming" and on behalf of other mythical left-wing creations was far more important (as was transforming Wonder Woman into an ugly, steroidal man). Now, though, comic books are back to supporting the President, since he embodies their far-left ideology. Yup, Spider-Man is in the tank for Obama and...
  • Do comic books lean left?

    01/09/2009 10:59:22 AM PST · by JoeProBono · 60 replies · 1,992+ views
    csmonitor ^ | 01.09.09 | Marjorie Kehe
    With a comic book aficionado about to be sworn in as the president of the United States, it’s no surprise that comic book makers are eager to capitalize on their new inside-in-the-beltway connection. But is it true that comic books are now turning partisan? It’s been all over the news this week that Marvel Comics is planning a special issue Jan. 14 , 2009, issue of Amazing Spider-Man #583 with Obama on the cover. Inside are five pages of Obama-Spider-Man escapades, as Spider-Man stops the Chameleon from spoiling Obama’s swearing-in....“Even Comic Books Crawling with Pro-Obama Bias?,” asks Ken Shepherd at...
  • Obama Superstar!! Spiderman Gets a New Sidekick

    01/08/2009 10:10:22 PM PST · by nysuperdoodle · 21 replies · 777+ views
    Breitbart/The Evil Conservative Blog ^ | 09 January 2009 | Evil Conservative
    The rockstar status of our president in waiting continues to blast into new and disturbing areas of our pop culture. Barack Hussein Obama is being unleashed in the cartoon universe. In the latest edition of Marvel's Spiderman comic book series, Barack Obama shows up out of nowhere, with no past or history inside the series at all, similar to how he appeared on the scene in American politics in 2004.
  • Analyzing Obama's Love Of Comic Books

    11/25/2008 10:59:39 AM PST · by Dutchgirl · 59 replies · 2,987+ views
    NPR | 11/20/08 | Day to day
    According to press reports, President-elect Barack Obama's favorite superheroes are Spider-Man and Conan the Barbarian. But what do these picks say about Mr. Obama? Madeleine Brand talks to Gabriel Fowler, owner of indie comic book store Desert Island, about what the superheroes reveal about the next president.
  • Two more "Spider-Man" films on the way

    09/07/2008 4:30:47 PM PDT · by Publius804 · 16 replies · 311+ views ^ | Septemeber 6, 2008 | Leslie Simmons
    Two more "Spider-Man" films on the way By Leslie Simmons Sat Sep 6, 11:14 PM ET LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Tobey Maguire and "Spider-Man" director Sam Raimi plan to reunite for the fourth and fifth installments of Columia Pictures' comic book franchise, dispelling speculation that a new actor would play the crime-fighter. "The studio never considered any other actor. Tobey was our only choice and the only person we've discussed the role with," said studio spokesman Steve Elzer. In hopes of containing costs, Columbia is considering shooting the films back-to-back starting in fall 2009, much like New Line did...
  • Hilarious example of Engrish [vanity]

    07/31/2008 8:26:50 AM PDT · by compound w · 48 replies · 117+ views
    back of Chinese spiderman dvd
    Ok, so as some of you know, the bootleg dvds in China have "regular" packaging, often just like the real things. I pick up the Spiderman bootleg dvd and here's the English description on the back: "Even as Scully's genetically altered DNA brings her closer to the brink of death, government agent Michael Kritschgau helps Mulder in the search for a cure, partly to atone for his own involvement with perpetuating the alien hoax. Scully's DNA comes into play once again when she discovers she is the mother of a little girl named Emily, an incident that could only be...
  • Spiderman in Tehran

    07/28/2008 4:49:36 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 12 replies · 227+ views
    Asharq Alawsat ^ | 7-25-08 | Amir Taheri
    Spiderman in Tehran 25/07/2008 By Amir Taheri "A picture is worth a thousand words!" This is the proverb invented by an American photographer in the 1920s but ascribed to the Chinese for good effect. While not always true, like all other proverbs, it is surprisingly accurate on some occasions. No picture could replace a thousand words by Neffari or Roumi. But no number of words could replace the 1990 photo of an Afghan teenage girl with terror in her green eyes, reflecting two decades of war and famine. Sometimes, however, words are needed to reveal the hidden meanings of a...
  • Batman breaks Spider-Man record at box office

    07/21/2008 6:22:11 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 93 replies · 1,084+ views
    Reuters ^ | Sun Jul 20, 2008 11:07pm EDT | By Dean Goodman
    KAPOW! The new Batman movie "The Dark Knight" smashed the weekend record set by "Spider-Man 3" last year, selling an estimated $155.3 million worth of tickets during its first three days of release across the United States and Canada, distributor Warner Bros. Pictures said on Sunday. The hotly anticipated film, co-starring late actor Heath Ledger as the anarchic Joker, surpassed the $151.1 million haul for "Spider-Man 3" during its first weekend in May 2007.
  • YouTube - $5Bn Suit For Stan Lee Rights to Spider Man, Ironman, X-Men, Hulk

    07/14/2008 4:45:34 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 4 replies · 171+ views
    YouTube ^ | 7-14-08 | dfu
    Depositions have already begun in this titanic battle. It is a $5 billion lawsuit and will likely be in a New York courtroom next year. There are real issues to the ownership rights of Stan Lee's characters, including Spider Man, Ironman, X-Men, Incredible Hulk, etc. HERE IS THE YOUTUBE TO EXPLAIN THOSE ISSUES
  • Times climb - again! Man scales paper's headquarters to protest Al Qaeda

    07/09/2008 3:58:44 AM PDT · by Stoat · 2 replies · 94+ views
    The New York Daily News ^ | July 9, 2008 | WIL CRUZ and JILL COFFEY
    Times climb - again! Man scales paper's headquarters to protest Al Qaeda BY WIL CRUZ and JILL COFFEY DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITERS Updated Wednesday, July 9th 2008, 4:34 AM Taggart for NewsDavid Malone keeps climbing after hanging a banner on the Times building early Wednesday morning. Another climber with a cause has gone up the side of The New York Times Building in midtown.But unlike the two men who made it to the top of the 52-story structure June 5, David Malone only made it to about the 11th floor early this morning.Malone called the Daily News and acknowledged...
  • Marvel, Spider Man, Stan Lee and the Wrath of Peter Paul

    07/02/2008 6:20:06 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 1 replies · 182+ views
    peter f paul dot com ^ | 7-2-08 | peter paul
    Marvel, Spider Man, Stan Lee and the Wrath of Peter Paul Marvel Faces Wrath of Peter Paul Baron’s feature story June 28, “The Rage Offstage At Marvel” written by its senior editor William “Wild Bill” Alpert, starts off saying, “THE COMIC BOOK’S SPLASH page would show a close-up of Peter F. Paul brooding about Marvel Entertainment, its creative force Stan Lee and the Clintons.” With that comic book flair, Baron’s reluctantly accepted the bona fides of the historic law suit filed by Stan Lee Media in 2007 against Marvel Entertainment for 50% of the copyright profits from Spider Man, The...