Tag Doctor Octopus

Undervalued Spotlight #320

Amazing Spider-Man #3, Marvel, July 1963. Every now and again I’m lucky enough to have Mike Huddleston come to the shop for a nice visit. I’m not sure what I enjoy more, catching up with Mike or the coffee and…

Amazing Spider-Man 31-33

This month’s Arcs & Runs looks at a famous Spider-Man versus Doctor Octopus story that ranks amongst Spidey’s best. This fan favourite has been on my “to do” list for some time. It has been covered already in part by…

Review: Superior Spider-Man 22-26

It has been two years since Marvel “killed off” Spider-Man by causing a “brain switch” that put Doctor Octopus’ mind inside the body of Peter Parker. Naturally, this created a lot of havoc in the life of Peter Parker, the…

St. Patrick’s Day Special: Spider-Man’s Green Villains

It’s St.Patrick's Day. The only day of the year when the world goes green, and actually means it. We all want to be Irish today and if we’re not, we can pretend we are and go to the pub to celebrate anyway. All this green gets me thinking, not about money, but about comics, and a question. Why are all of Spider-Mans villains costumes green?

Superior Spider-Man #1

There have been very few titles that have caused as much of a stir as Superior Spider-Man. I wanted to wait a bit before writing this review so that it wasn’t necessary to plaster spoiler alerts every second sentence, but…

Does Marvel Comics hate Peter Parker?

[Just a warning, there may be spoilers ahead] Spider-Man is one of Marvel Comics most beloved characters.  The character has been around for 50 years.  That’s longer than some of your parents have been alive. Another beloved Marvel character is…