Marvel’s Spider-Man – Season 1 Episode 8

“Stark Expo” Marvel’s Spider-Man introduces the titular hero to a larger world when he meets Iron Man (Mick Wingert) at the Stark Expo. There have been mentions here and there of the wider Marvel universe such as Stark’s name being mentioned more than once and a name drop of the African Nation of Wakanda but…

Marvel’s Spider-Man – Season 1 Episode 7

“Symbiotic Relationship” Marvel’s Spider-Man moves the background Venom symbiote story to the front and explores Peter’s relationship with the alien creature. Peter’s time wearing the black suit has been explored a number of ways. Spider-Man 3 told this story, the 90s Spider-Man cartoon had its own version of it, Spectacular Spider-Man dealt with it in…

Marvel’s Spider-Man – Season 1 Episode 6

“Sandman” Marvel’s Spider-Man introduces classic Spidey villain Flint Marko aka Sandman (Travis Willingham) and takes a step forward setting up the ongoing Venom storyline. Sandman is a fairly well know Spider-Man villain thanks to his appearance in the divisive Spider-Man 3 so it makes sense that any adaptation would eventually do its own version of…

Marvel’s Spider-Man – Season 1 Episode 5

“Party Animals” Marvel’s Spider-Man picks up a lingering thread from the previous episode and moves the background plots forward. This episode surprised me as I fully expected things that were dealt with in this episode to linger a while longer. Two major things are dealt with with the first being the investigation into Harry Osborn…

Marvel’s Spider-Man – Season 1 Episode 4

“A Day in the Life” Marvel’s Spider-Man explores the difficulties Peter faces balancing his normal life with his responsibilities as Spider-Man. The work/life balance aspect of a superhero story is fairly standard yet necessary stuff. It is particularly well suited to Spider-Man as Peter Parker is a teenager who has to attend school, help his…

Marvel’s Spider-Man – Season 1 Episode 3

“Osborn Academy” Marvel’s Spider-Man establishes Norman Osborn‘s rival to Horizon High with Osborn Academy; a school created entirely so that his son Harry can have the resources to continue his studies. Naturally a school needs to be attended by more than one student so a fair chunk of this episode focuses on recruitment for the…

Marvel’s Spider-Man – Season 1 Episode 2

“Horizon High Part 2” Marvel’s Spider-Man continues with Peter Parker’s first day at a new school and two villains for him to contend with as Spider-Man. The first episode brought us the Vulture and this episode begins with Peter taking on the Scorpion. It’s clear that this show has a bit of a villain problem…

Marvel’s Spider-Man – Season 1 Episode 1

“Horizon High Part 1” Spider-Man once again receives the animated TV treatment in Marvel’s Spider-Man; a show that takes Peter Parker (Robbie Daymond) back to the earliest days of his superhero career. The series premiered with back to back episodes so I’ll take my usual approach of reviewing them one at a time and not…

Slash

Clay Liford’s Slash explores the subculture of Slash fiction through the eyes of a 15 year old boy beginning to dip his toe into that world while dealing with his own sexual identity. If you don’t quite know what Slash fiction is I’ve hyperlinked the wikipedia page above but be careful when searching on the…