Just when you thought it was over, one of Marvel’s most controversial storylines ever has reared its ugly head again. This time, it’s in the pages of newspapers across the country.
Comic fans everywhere remember the infamous Spider-Man storyline that launched in 2008 called One More Day that ended in the eradication of the Spider-Marriage between Peter Parker and Mary Jane Watson. Everything was ret-conned back to a certain point in time that we’re still trying to figure out. The reasoning was nearly universally panned by critics at the time, even though in my opinion, this post OMD-era has been nothing short of fantastic.
Remember the Spider-Man daily comic strip? Well, it’s still running in many newspapers and on December 31st, readers saw this:
And then on New Year’s Day, we got this:
Now I don’t read the strip, mostly because our paper doesn’t carry it and it never comes to mind. However, this is interesting and a further attempt to try to make everything as streamlined as possible. Now if only that long-discussed Spider-Man comic strip compilation book would come out, we could all catch up!
Did You Know?
– Spidey is part of the first-ever comic strip/comic book crossover story.
Apparently, this just broke over the past days and this article points to how a certain store is now selling more and more because of this revelation. The President-Elect is not only a comics fan, but a Spider-Man fan?
In this episode, the boys talk about comics derailed by the monthly schedule. We dive into Secret Invasion and Spider-Man New Ways to Die. Ben recaps the Granite Con and continues to be confused by Batman RIP. Josh gives us news including Denny Oneil and Stephen Colbert. Reviews and Previews include Ultimate Origins, Mighty Avengers, DC Last Will and Testament, War Heroes, Captain America and more.
Monte cristo, it’s been a busy few days. Let’s jump into it:
-Bendis to launch Dark Reign storyline, leaving Mighty Avengers: Marvel uber writer Brian Michael Bendis made an unannounced appearance at the Diamond convention in Vegas last night and certainly left some big news in his wake. BMB said the post-Secret Invasion storyline will be called Dark Reign and will tie in some key Marvel Universe titles. A new title launched out of this includes Dark Avengers that he will write with art by Mike Deodato. As a result, BMB will leave Continue reading Bendis Leaving Avengers, Dark Reign coming, Marvel Noir, Ultimate Avengers, More→
The third episode (which is actually a continuation of the second episode, but who’s counting) of Ben & Josh’s Near Mint Comic Show is live! Go to the Podcasts page to listen to this episode along with the first two, or subscribe to our feed through iTunes.
Let us know what you think about the show. Have you listened to the show? Do you like what you hear? Is there anything we can add to make it better? We want to hear from you. Send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org or better yet, leave us an iTunes review. You’ve heard our voices … now we want to hear yours!