Tag Green Goblin

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…

Best of Enemies

In the glory days of 1990s comic book collecting we were often drawn to shiny things. Like easily distracted birds we flocked to whichever anniversary issue had the best foil/glowing/die-cut/super-special cover on the promise that by purchasing such a collector’s…

The Night Gwen Stacy Died

There are certain moments in comic books that you always remember. These are the moments that stay will you long after you have closed the comic and re-sealed it back into its polybag. They are key parts of the shared…

The Goblin War!

For some readers today, it might be hard to imagine that once upon a time Todd McFarlane was the top artist in the industry and not just a toy company mogul or occasional cover artist. But he was huge. Highly…

Spidey Saves The Day!

One of the benefits of enjoying a character that has been around for decades is that you have hundreds, if not thousands, of great stories to go back and read. The downside of this is that you have no way of…

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?

Undervalued Spotlight #193

Amazing Spider-Man #37, Marvel Comics, June 1966. Recently I've been receiving some strong Spotlight suggestions from Juan from Rochester N.Y. These are good solid picks he’s sending in, I’m lucky he doesn't want to start up a website.

Undervalued Spotlight #87

Someone pointed out that I have not featured a Modern Era comic since my exquisite New Mutants #2 pick in Undervalued Spotlight #79 back in the middle of March (beware the ides of March). Oddly enough I was just going…

Norman Osborn: Worst of the Worst

The first issue of Siege has come out and it’s not too bad. The fact that it’s only four issues means that this could be the most compressed storytelling that writer Brian Michael Bendis has ever given us. Bendis is…