Spider-Man

Every Spider-Man game I ever played!

If you been following online, you would know that I am fan of anime/manga, movies, video games and comic books. If I am not watching anime, I am either writing, reading a comic book or even playing video games. In comic books or even watching a comic book movie, I am a huge fan of Marvel and DC comics. Whether it is either Avengers, X-Men, Batman or even watching TV shows like Daredevil or Arrow, I like superheroes. If you don’t know this, my favorite superhero in Marvel is Spider-Man. I don’t know exactly how did I fall in love with this webbed hero, but there is something different about him that makes him unique. I remember hearing a short documentary from Stan Lee saying that Spider-Man wasn’t someone like Batman or Iron Man who was wealthy popular, more or less, he started off as an average nerd who couldn’t get a date to the prom. Looking at Spider-Man in a different perspective, I still hold on to my opinion that Spider-Man is a great Marvel hero. It has a great origin story and his character as Peter Parker is can be relatable. What makes him even special is that Stan Lee made this character and made him for us that anyone can wear a mask and be a hero

“it always fits, eventually”

  • Stan Lee from Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

Before I get sidetracked, the reason I am writing this post is because I want to share my gaming experience and tell you all about the games I played involving Spider-Man. With Spider-Man: Far From Home a month a way and E3 coming next week, I want to talk about the Spider-Man games I played in the past and even to this year. As far I know, Spider-Man appeared in video games more than the Avengers and I see him as popular as Batman in the DC comics. I was inspired to do this post after watching the video Johnny vs. Spider-Man.

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Spider-Verse: The inside scoop of “Alternate Universe Mode” (Spoiler-Free)

Originally, I was going to do a movie review on this topic, but I decided to change my mind and discuss the difference between the original movie and Alternate Universe Mode. There will be minor spoilers but I am not going to cover the entire movie. I want you guys to enjoy this movie as well.

In 2018, Sony released two Marvel movies in the last three months of 2018. In October we had Venom and in December, we had the animated movie Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse became a smashing hit that surpassed many other animated movies that it even got an Oscars and knocking down Disney titles like the Incredibles 2 and Ralph Breaks the Internet. I got this movie for my birthday this year thanks to my parents. I got the DVD/Blu-Ray combo pack and based on the description on the Blu-Ray version, you can watch the movie in “Alternate Universe Mode”. Alternate Universe Mode is a special mode where you watch the movie, but you watch with the deleted scenes or scenes that was first idea but didn’t make it into the final cut. I decided to take the time to watch this movie in this version to see what was the changes. In conclusion, the movie had a different direction compared to the final product. Here is my top three points I noticed while watching AUM:

Iron Man confirmed in Spider-Verse?

Marvel has many heroes and it’s pretty common in the common books that they meet together. In movies, it can be complicated. Since this movie was done solely by Sony, we don’t have Tom Holland Spider-Man and instead we have adult Peter Parker and young new hero Miles Morales. In a scene with Miles’ parents, Miles mother us making dinner and she tells her husband that the food is Iron Man’s favorite dish. This caught me by surprise since even though it’s a Sony-Marvel movie, the creators of the movie wanted to mention another Marvel character. I shouldn’t be surprised since this is not the first time because in the Spider-Man PS4 game, Peter has made comments about the Avengers and the game includes Easter Eggs of Daredevil and Jessica Jones. Still, I can see why they took this off from the movie since Iron Man belongs to the MCU world and Spider-Man shared with Sony and Disney.

Miles’ Friend Ganke Lee

Unlike Iron Man, this character had a role in this movie and it would have played differently than the final version. When Miles gets Spider powers, he turns for help and seek his friend Ganke for help. Together they do tests and results on how can Miles learn to control his powers. One of the teaching methods is watching a Spider-Man movie played by Tom Cruise. We also get to learn about Miles’ conflicting feelings about being the next Spider-Man.

Jefferson and Aaron

In the movie, we didn’t get much information about Miles’s dad Jefferson and uncle Aaron but we did get implied details that Jefferson doesn’t want Miles to get influenced by his uncle Aaron. In the cut scenes, while in the search for Miles, Jefferson visits Miles and asks if he seen him. These two then get into a short discussion in regards on knowing about Miles personally. You can tell that these brothers have different views and opinions that puts a strain into their relationship.

Overall, if you love the Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, I would recommend watching this mode to see what would have movie been like if they stuck with their first ideas. Did you see this movie? What did you think about this or Alternate Dimension Mode? These are just some of the points I wanted to talk about. I don’t want to spoiler this for you.

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Disney XD series Spider-Man plans comeback with new arc!

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Does anyone remember this cartoon series Marvel Spider-Man? This cartoon appeared in 2017 and it supposed to be a replacement to the finished series Ultimate Spider-Man. It may not be like Ultimate Spider-Man and Spectacular Spider-Man, but it’s Spider-Man! The series is currently on season 2, but the series went on a hiatus that started on August 2018. However, according to Spider-Man voice actor Robbie Daymond, the series is planning to come back and the news site Newsrama states that the series will also be entering new story arcs such as the Superior Spider-Man and the newly introduced Goblin War.

According to VP of Animation and Family Entertainment, Cort Lane made a comment in a interview with Newsrama that with no surprise, the series will continue into the Superior Spider-Man story, but then also it will have Peter Parker come across the story arc known as the Goblin War. They wanted to split these stories into sections these seasons. So far, there is no release date for the return of Marvel Spider-Man.

If you don’t know what is the Superior Spider-Man story, according to the interview, Cort Lane tells that the story is based on a Spider-Man comic book arc where Spider-Man’s enemy Dr. Otto Octavius steals Spider-Man’s body by transferring his mind into Peter’s body and accessing his memories. Peter’s mind is swapped into Otto’s dying body in result. Now that Otto has Peter’s body, he knows about his identity and decides to prove himself that he can be a better Spider-Man by using the powers of Spider-Man combined with justice and his intelligence.

Cort states that the upcoming story and Goblin War arc won’t have the dark elements from the comic books, but it will have some emotional moments where a sacrifice will be made. In the cartoon version, Otto, inside the Living Brain robot, successfully steals Peter’s body and puts Peter’s mind and soul in the destroyed Living Brain robot. This is where the series took the hiatus and this is where Cort focused on other Marvel cartoons like Guardians of the Galaxy and Marvel Rising.

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What if: Which Spider-Man would win a in a fight? Tobey vs Andrew vs Tom

I found an interesting tweet about Spider-Man on Twitter in regards who win in a fight.

In the movie world, we have had three actors portray this web-slinging hero in the cinema. If you count TV actors, we have a total of five actors! The first actor was Nicholas Hammond who played as Peter Parker/Spider-Man in the 1970s series The Amazing Spider-Man. Around the same years in the late 70s, we had a Japanese version of Spider-Man and the actor who played as Spider-Man was Shinji Todo. Shinji Todo played as a character named Takuya Yamashiro and his character played as Spider-Man with a “Power Rangers” vibe but in a dark tone which involved death and suicide; the Japanese live action series is commonly known as Toei’s Supaidaman TV Series.

Getting back to topic, we had three movie actors who took the mask and became Spider-Man. The first actor of the Spider-Man movies was Tobey Maguire and he became Spider-Man in the Sam Raimi versions in 2002 and all the way to 2007 concluding in Spider-Man 3. In 2012, the Spider-Man got a reboot and without Sam Raimi, Marc Webb took control and with the help of Sony, we got the Amazing Spider-Man movies. Taking over the mask, we had Andrew Garfield and he appeared in two movies of the Amazing Spider-Man from 2012 to 2014. The third movie was cancelled because of the negative feedback on the second. With Disney buying Marvel, fans wanted Spider-Man to join the world of the Avengers. It was difficult since Spider-Manis owned by Sony and with the upcoming Captain America: Civil  War coming out, fans was like J. Jonah Jameson and asking for Spider-Man. The dream became a reality and we got a new and younger of Spider-Man to join the MCU. In 2016, we got Tom Holland playing as 15 year old Peter Parker and taking on real life villains like a hero and under the tutelage of Iron Man. Besides joining in Civil War and Infinity War, he also had his own solo movie in Spider-Man Homecoming and he’s going to be in the upcoming 2019 film Spider-Man: Far From Home.

Three different actors but they each play as the same character with the same powers. What if these Spider-Men were pitted against each and fought each other. Which Spider-Man would come out as a victor? Let’s go over some facts on these characters to help decide who would win.

Spider-Man (Tobey Maguire 2002-2007)

Starting off, we have Tobey’s Spider-Man. This Spider-Man in my opinion has a lot of strength and endurance. Not to mention, he has dealt with emotional pain when dealing with his friends and enemies and crush, Mary Jane. I like to point out that Spider-Man has incredible strength that could surpass Captain America. In Spider-Man 1, he can hold both Mary Jane and a tram car while dealing with Green Goblin. Iconic in this scene, we have Spider-Man 2 where stopped an out of control train with his webbing and himself. In Spider-Man 3, he faced many enemies and including himself. In this movie, he wears an alien suit that gives him strength but in return, he becomes more dark and aggressive. In the movie, he has to deal with the consequences of his actions and learn to not get stuck on revenge.

The Amazing Spider-Man (Andrew Garfield 2012-2014)

In this reboot, Andrew becomes Spider-Man. Even though he only has two movies, this Spider-Man is pretty unique and strong. Unlike Tobey wear he has infinite web fluids in his veins, Andrew creates his own webbing and the same goes with Tom Holland Spider-Man. Andrew Spider-Man, in my opinion, is probably the most agile out of the two; not to mention he is kind of durable. He’s agile as he was able to fight against Electro’s electricity and he has been able to go toe to toe with the giant reptilian villain The Lizard. With the pain of loss, Spider-Man also has a share of pain. In Tobey’s version, he lost Uncle Ben, his idol Dr. Otto Octavius, almost lost the love of his life Mary Jane and he lost his best friend Harry Osborn. In Andrew, he his losses are minimum but devastating. In the first movie, he lost Uncle Ben, his parents, and his girlfriend’s dad Captain Stacy. In ASM 2, he couldn’t help out his fan Electro, his best friend Harry went insane and tried to kill him after refusing to help cure his terminal illness and he lost the life of Gwen Stacy. Losing his girlfriend was so devastating that he stopped helping New York for a long time. He later does come back to help stop the villain Rhino after regaining his confidence. Even though this Spider-Man takes tragedy pretty rough, he still a strong hero and his speed and agility is great.

Tom Holland (2016-current)

This may be the youngest version of Spider-Man, but he’s definitely the strongest. He’s still young as a superhero, but he has potential of becoming an Avenger. Before meeting Tony Stark, Peter relied on his wits and his own tech to take down everyday crooks. In Homecoming, he even took down Vulture without Stark’s spider suit. In strength, Spider-Man has displayed incredible strength that could match up to Tobey. In Civil War, he was able to fight Captain America on his own and lift a piece of airplane parts on his own. In Homecoming, he lifted up broken rubble with his own strength when he was trapped by Vulture. In his Peter life, he had to learn about sacrifices. In Homecoming, he had sacrifice his priorities when learning how to be a hero like Iron Man. He left his team behind during a school field trip to pursuit Vulture and even had to abandon his date with Liz in order to defeat her father in which was Vulture. With Tony’s tech, he’s actually pretty skilled. He has many web shooter gadgets where that can be used on enemies based on style. When he removes the training wheels setting, he has all access to his tech but there is one he would never use and that’s the instant kill mode. If he did used it on Tobey and Andrew, he could instantly win. If he used the Iron Spider suit from Infinity War, he would be able to use his Spider Legs mode for more strength and mobility.  Overall, without Tony’s assistants, Tom Spider-Man is pretty strong and he has enough room for experience. With the suits, he will be able to survive fights and make use of his tools.

Who will win?

With these facts said, who would win in a fight? Comment down below on your thoughts.

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Fantastic Four costumes added to PS4 Marvel’s Spider-Man

A while back back, Marvel Games sent out a tweet hinting fans and gamers that something “fantastic”is coming for Marvel’s Spider-Man for PS4.

Most fans have speculated that it has something to do with the family team Fantastic Four since the profile picture for Marvel Games changed the letter A to 4. For the past weeks, Fantastic Four content has been appearing in Marvel mobile games such as the villain Dr. Doom in Marvel Strike Force and The Thing joining Marvel’s Contest of Champions. Now announced today, Marvel’s Spider-Man is next for the Fantastic Four content. It’s been anounced that this week that Marvel’s Spider-Man will be receiving a free update patch called 1.14. This update will give players two costumes for Spider-Man related to the Fantastic Four.

The first costume is the Bombastic Bag-Man Suit and the second costume is the Future Foundation suit. The Bombastic Bag-Man suit made its debut in the Amazing Spider-Man comic issue #258 (1963) where Spider-Man seeks help from Reed Richards (Mister Fantastic) to remove the symbiote suit. This caused Spider-Man to be naked and the Fantastic Four gave him a loan suit while Johnny Storm (Human Torch) gives him a DIY paper bag mask.

For Future Foundation, the suit made its appearance in Fantastic Four #579 (1998). In order to honor Johnny’s death, Spider-Man joined the Fantastic Four and the team later renamed the group by calling themselves the Future Foundation. Rather than having the usual blue suits, the team donned the black and white suits.

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Tokusatsu version Spider-Man in Spider-Verse sequel?

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse is becoming Sony’s greatest animated movie and the movie is already getting positive feedback from fans and non Marvel fans. It was mentioned a while back if there was a sequel, it might be a spinoff featuring the female versions of Spider-Man. However, we did get news from the producer of the movie saying that they promise to include this particular version of Spider-Man in a sequel. In a tweet, Philip Lord confirmed that if Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse makes over $200 million, the sequel movie will include the Tokusatsu version of Spider-Man also nicknamed Supaidaman. Just in case you missed out, in the trailers, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse included these versions of Spider-Men: Miles Morales (Protagonist), Peter B. Parker, Gwen Stacy, Peter Porker, Peni Parker and Spider-Man Noir. If a sequel is possible and it makes money, we could get Supaidaman.

This Japanese version is owned by Toei and it is a live action series in the 1970s. Here is what Anime News Network describes it:

Toei‘s Spider-Man starred actor Shinji Tōdō as Takuya Yamashiro, a 22-year-old motocross racer by day and Spider-Man by night. His superhero alter-ego faces the dangerous Iron Cross Army when he dons the Spider Protector suit he keeps in his Spider Bracelet. The bracelet also shoots webbing and can summon the Spider Machine GP-7 flying car and the Marveller spacecraft. The Marveller can also transform into the mecha Leopardon.

Marvel Spider-Man: The City That Never Sleeps DLC review *Spoilers*

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Continue your adventures in Marvel’s New York with Marvel’s Spider-Man: The City That Never Sleeps*. Get access to three post-launch story chapters that include additional missions and challenges, brand new factions of enemies from the Marvel’s Spider-Man universe, and additional suits to unlock.

*Marvel’s Spider-Man: The City That Never Sleeps is downloadable content for Marvel’s Spider-Man; may be sold separately. Marvel’s Spider-Man required to play associated post-launch story chapters.

Chapter 1: The Heist

While investigating the robbery of a New York art museum, Spider-Man and Mary Jane Watson find themselves closing in on Felicia Hardy, aka Black Cat. A new storyline featuring the master thief, new enemies and perilous danger takes Spider-Man and Mary Jane Watson deep into the city’s shadowy world of crime families.

Chapter 2: Turf Wars

After gaining control of equipment left in the wake of Sable International’s military occupation, Hammerhead and his gang have declared war against the other Dons of the Maggia crime family. Spider-Man and Captain of the Police Department of New York Yuri Watanabe must put an end to the violence before the entire city erupts in a turf war.

Chapter 3: Silver Lining

Silver Sable is back in the action-packed conclusion to Marvel’s Spider-Man: The City That Never Sleeps. The deadly mercenary is back to reclaim her stolen Sable International tech and gear from the city’s thugs. But with Police Department Captain Yuri Watanabe on administrative leave after her controversial efforts against crime boss Hammerhead, and bigger threats on the horizon, Spider-Man must rely on unlikely allies to keep the city safe from impending calamity.

*Will have spoilers if you didn’t play the main story of Spider-Man

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Marvel Spider-Man 3rd DLC announced!

If you thought you couldn’t get enough of Spider-Man this year, get ready for a grand finale besides the movie Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. Announced by Playstation and Marvel, Marvel Spider-Man for the PS4’s DLC pack The City That Never Sleep last chapter is revealed. The last chapter is called “Silver Lining” and it’s the last chapter of the trilogy. In the teaser trailer, we have Hammerhead once again being the main antagonist and wrecking havoc in New York. Also returning from the main game is mercenary Silver Sable, but based on the trailer she’s seeking vengeance on Spider-Man and Hammerhead because this mob boss has stole her tech and weapons. The DLC is set to be released on December 21. Just like the past DLC, players will be able to get three new costumes. One of them is from the movie Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse and the other two is the Cyborg Spider-Man suit and Aaron Aikman Armor suit. If you bought the season pass for $25, the DLC will be free; otherwise, get ready to spend $10 on this individual DLC.

Friday Funny 191: Heroes in Red Tights

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Thank God it’s Friday! Welcome everyone for the most awesome time of the year. Christmas is only a week an half away, but it’s never too late to get into the Christmas spirit. As usual from yours truly, Matthew, I am here to give you the scoop to help start this weekend! Marvel is going to conclude 2018 with these two superhero films. Coming from Sony Animation, we have the animated movie Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. In this movie, we have the protagonist Miles Morales who obtains the same powers as Spider-Man and tries to learn how to be Spider-Man. He ends up meeting Peter Parker from another Spider-Man universe and learns that there other incarnations of Spider-People such as Spider-Gwen, Spider-Man Noir, Spider-Ham and Peni Parker who pilots the mech SP//dr. Based on reviews, this movie is a great animated movie for fans of Spider-Man and it has a great voice cast and music. Another superhero (more like anti-hero) movie being shown theaters is Once Upon a Deadpool. This “new” movie is actually a PG-13 movie of Deadpool 2 with edited scenes and making a parody of a Christmas movie that includes The Princess Bride actor Fred Savage. If you are ever curious about what if Deadpool was made for a PG-13 audience, go check out this movie fast because this movie is only limited from Dec. 14-24. Go watch now! Already mentioned, Super Smash Bros: Ultimate is finally out for Switch and I hope you guys are having a good time playing the game. I already unlocked all the characters. Unless you bought the game digital, make sure you register your game to your My Nintendo account so you can unlock a free character Piranha Plant in 2019.

With this said, let’s swing into Friday!

Here are some fun videos to watch today:

Since today is about Spider-Man and Deadpool, here is a funny video of the cartoon Ultimate Spider-Man.

Marvel’s Spider-Man video PS4 game review *Spoiler-Free*

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Marvels Spider-Man features your favorite web-slinger in a story unlike any before it. Now a seasoned Super Hero, Peter Parker has been busy keeping crime off the streets as Spider-Man. Just as hes ready to focus on life as Peter, a new villain threatens New York City. Faced with overwhelming odds and higher stakes, Spider-Man must rise up and be greater.

Sony Interactive Entertainment, Marvel and Insomniac Games present Marvels Spider-Man exclusively for PlayStation 4.

Be Spider-Man. After eight years behind the mask, Peter Parker is a crime-fighting master. Feel the full power of a more experienced Spider-Man with improvisational combat, dynamic acrobatics, fluid urban traversal, and environmental interactions. A rookie no longer, this is the most masterful Spider-Man you’ve ever played.
Worlds Collide. The worlds of Peter Parker and Spider-Man collide in an original action-packed story. In this new Spider-Man universe, iconic characters from Peter and Spider-Mans lives have been reimagined, placing familiar characters in unique roles.
Marvels New York is Your Playground. The Big Apple comes to life as Insomniacs most expansive and interactive world yet. Swing through vibrant neighborhoods and catch breathtaking views of iconic Marvel and Manhattan landmarks. Use the environment to defeat villains with epic takedowns in true blockbuster action.

*This review will not have spoilers!

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