Peter Invents Web Shooters! | Marvel’s Spider-Man: Origin 3- Hypothesis | SHORT

Peter Invents Web Shooters! | Marvel’s Spider-Man: Origin 3- Hypothesis | SHORT


Think fast.
If you could gain the powers of any creature in the world,
what would it be? Not so easy, huh?
Well, statistically speaking, the odds are 147 to one that you would choose…
a spider. But guess what?
Its powers are amazing. This is Peter Parker,
applying the five steps
of the scientific method to– well, to whatever it is
that’s happening to me since being bitten
by that spider. I’ve already observed
the effects of the spider bite. So now it comes
to step number two:
hypothesis. That’s a suggested solution
for an unexplained occurrence. So I hypothesize
that I’ll be able
to embrace these powers in order to use them
to my advantage. For instance,
spiders are incredibly agile. Me? Well, check out
this video I took earlier
of how well I’ve adapted.When normal people do this,
they call it “par-kour.”
When I do it,
I call it “Park-er.”
Pretty cool! Am I right?Spiders are devilishly handsome. No need to enhance that. Spiders spin webs. Huh. Not so much for me. But that seems like something
I can create in my lab. Mm-hmm. The composition
of a spider’s web is made up of liquid protein
that hardens
the more it’s stretched. [muffled grunting] Spiders have an easy time
making webs. I’m gonna have to work on that. A spider has sensors
all over its body
that alert it to danger. I’m getting better
at feeling them. I call it my “Spider-Sense.” [eerie sound] Uh-oh. Feeling it right now. But I don’t see any–
[muffled grunt, groan] Okay, I think I worked out
all the kinks. Now, if they only
just told time and played music, I could make a fortune. But can a watch do this? [grunts] I think not. [grunts] Ha! Touchdown! Or whatever it is
you call it in baseball. [glass shatters] Yeesh! Sorry. Wow. I can make
virtually anything. Let’s start
with something simple. [grunts]
Ah. [webs discharging] Yeah.
[grunts] Nice and comfy.
[yelling] [grunts]
Ow. [laughs]
My own pair
of web boxing gloves. [grunting] [yells] Whoa!
[grunting] Still comfy. Okay. Stay focused, Pete. Something useful. [buzzing] [grunts] Flies are a spider’s
main source of nutrition. [grunts]
Come on! [gasps] Now I’ve got you. [grunting, yelling] [grunts] Ah! Think I’m getting
the hang of this. [buzzing] [buzzing] Now the real test.
Can my webs support me? And since I don’t want anyone
seeing Peter Parker falling flat on the sidewalk… Can’t believe I’m doing this
on purpose. [grunting] Hmm. Okay. Here goes nothin’. [yelling] [laughs]
Whoo-hoo-hoo! Huh? They work! I am definitely
getting the hang of this. Whoa! [thud] Aah! Wall: one.
Parker: zero.

Tom Holland & Jimmy Kimmel in Exclusive Scene from Spider-Man: Far From Home

Tom Holland & Jimmy Kimmel in Exclusive Scene from Spider-Man: Far From Home


Ever since I was a young
boy growing up in Brooklyn, I have loved Spider-Man. I read the comics. I had the lunchbox. I slept on a Spider-Man pillow
until I was married, I think. [LAUGHTER] And now a dream I had on that
pillow is about to come true. Because on July
2, I will be part of the new Spider-Man movie. Thank you. [APPLAUSE] Now, usually Marvel is very
secretive about the footage, releasing scenes
from these movies. But in this case,
for some reason, they were OK with
me showing this exclusive extended excelsior
scene from Spider-Man: Far From Home. [MUSIC PLAYING] [DING] Hey, Joe. Picking up. Hey, Peter Parker,
my number one customer. [APPLAUSE] Fourth time this week. Yeah, well, you know me. I just love dry cleaning. That’s what I love about you. A lot of these Millennials, they
don’t care about dry cleaning. They’ve got washing machines. It’s disgusting, quite frankly.
It really is. It’s sad. It’s really sad. Anyway, let me
get your stuff here. Oh. That’s you, right? [LAUGHTER] – That’s me, yes.
– All right. Thank you so much.
Oh my god. Hey, kid, listen. It’s, uh, not my business to
get into your personal balls or whatever. But [LAUGHTER] can I
ask you a question? Mmm, yeah, sure. Why you get your pajamas
cleaned every two days? [LAUGHTER] Because I, uh– I sweat a lot when I sleep. I have a sweaty syndrome. Sweaty sleep syndrome.
– You’re a sweaty Betty. [LAUGHTER]
– That’s right. That’s correct. My brother was
like that, you know. – He was?
– Oh, yeah. Shame. He used to– it
was like a puddle. [LAUGHTER]
We slept on bunk beds. He’d be on top dripping
on me all night. – Oh, man.
– It’s disgusting. It’s not good. What about the holes? The hole– the holes? Yeah, the holes. It almost looked like
if, uh, some kind of a mechanical
octopus arm had taken a chunk out of the fabric. [LAUGHTER] That’s easy to explain. Um, it’s the, uh, um– – Moths?
– Moths. That’s what I thought it was. Massive moths, right. Anyway, I don’t see
my mask in here. Do you have my mask? Oh, Connie, where’s his mask? Under the counter, stupid. [LAUGHTER] Underneath– oh, all right.
All right. Hey, Connie. Oh, here we go. That’s you, right? No, that’s Matt’s mask. Mine’s the one with
the white eyes. Oh, right, right,
right, right, right. All right, here you go. [LAUGHTER] That’s Wade’s mask. White eyes with– Connie, it’s Wade’s mask. OK, I don’t care. Red one.
Little red. White eyes.
That’s you, right? Yeah, that’s the one.
Thank you. Thank you.
– Beautiful. All right. NEWSCASTER (ON
TV): Breaking news. New York’s very own
Spider-Man swung into action this afternoon
on the Brooklyn Bridge, saving a bus full of senior
citizens from certain death. Thanks to the masked
hero’s efforts, all 35 people on the bus
returned home safely. [OMINOUS MUSIC PLAYING] That nutball on TV, he’s got
the same goofy PJs you got. He does. Hey, I know what’s
going on here. You are an influencer. [LAUGHTER] What are you on,
Instagram or Snapface? Snapface. Yeah. Connie, he’s on Snapface. Oh, I like Snapface. [LAUGHTER] Hey, give the place
a little plug maybe? – For sure.
– That’d be great. Absolutely. You truly are the best,
and most gullible, dry cleaner in all of New York. That’s what they say. That’s what they say.
– All right. – I’ll see you tomorrow, kid.
– I’ll see you tomorrow. Oh, hey, tell
your buddy Banner to get some bigger pants. He’s busting through
them like crazy. [LAUGHTER] He’s pretty angry, but
I’ll try and tell him. I’m not a miracle worker. Yes, you are, Joe. See you later. Thanks, kid. Hey, Connie, let’s go in
the back and make love. OK, Joe. [LAUGHTER] [MUSIC PLAYING] [APPLAUSE] Thanks, everybody. I’m pretty happy
with myself too. Thanks. If you liked that video, click
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Spider-Man Confronts Great Responsibility Marvel’s Spider-Man: Origin Short 6- Conclusion

Spider-Man Confronts Great Responsibility Marvel’s Spider-Man: Origin Short 6- Conclusion


My name is Peter Parker,and this is the first
sports trophy I ever got,
granted it was awarded
to “The Spider.”
But that’s because I won it
putting my new powers to use
as a masked wrestler.
The trophy is made up of three
different kinds of metal
and two different dioxides.I know that because
I’m really into science–
a subject my Uncle Ben
encouraged me to pursue.
He would’ve been proud
of this trophy.
But he’ll never get
a chance to see it.
Because you know what else
is made up of three different
kinds of metal?
That’s what ended
my uncle’s life
[radio chatter]when he surprised a burglar
earlier tonight.
Knowing you, Uncle Ben, you’d say to look
for the lesson in all of this, because that’s the kind of stuff
you were made of. Now I’m too angry
to feel that way. So now it’s time
to find out what I’m made of. [officer]
Patrol 540 en route. [siren wailing] Suspect in pursuit. [brakes screech][Spider-Man]
The cops said the burglar
is holed up in this warehouse.
They also said
to let them handle it.
[glass shattering] Huh? [grunts] [chuckles]
What are you supposed to be? Payback. I don’t think so.
[grunts] [yells]
You’re coming with me! [panting] [grunting] [grunts, yells] [yelling] Don’t hurt me! [whimpering] Are you making a request, or quoting someone else
from tonight? I didn’t mean to– [muffled yelling] Save your excuses! [grunts] All I wanna hear
is your screams. [gasps] Huh? That face!
I remember that face! Hey, stop that guy!
[distorted yelling] Outta my way, man!
[echoing] [elevator bell dings] Come on! Thanks for nothin’. And my smile for the fans. What have I done? [grunts] What have I done? [panting] [weapons cocking][officer on P.A.]
Hold it right there!
You’re under arrest!
On your knees!
You got me! Just don’t leave me alone
with that… spider thing.[Peter]
The burglar went to prison,
of course,
and got 25 years to life.But I got something
that night too–
a greater understanding
of what matters in this world.
People like Uncle Ben
can never be replaced,
but the things they stood for
can be carried on
through our beliefs
and through our work.
Since being bitten
by that spider at Oscorp, I’ve observed
the changes within myself, hypothesized that I’d
be able to embrace them, predicted the role
I’d play in society, and experimented
how best to use these powers. Now for my conclusion, and that is this: They’re not to be taken lightly. I’ve been given a gift
of great power. My Uncle Ben once said,
“With great power
comes great responsibility.”I don’t think
I truly understood
what he meant until that night.
But in order to live up
to that motto,
I need to become
something more
than a celebrity.
I need to become a symbol,[gasps]a beacon of hope.Hi!I need to become a hero.I’m not saying it’s been easy,but it’s how I’ve made sense
of what’s happened to me.
And I’m sure it’s what
Uncle Ben would’ve wanted.
[sirens wailing]So, the next time you see me
swinging by your window,
know that although I’ve
been called many things–
a menace, amazing,
spectacular, sensational–
[cheering]you’ll know me best
as Spider-Man!

Animated Spider-Man – Best Entrances

Animated Spider-Man – Best Entrances


LORRAINE CINK: We have the
most spectacular entrances from Spider-Man, the
1981 animated series. Wow, Spidey sure is
something isn’t he? [MUSIC PLAYING] Great, no windows to break. Guess again, web head. [GLASS SHATTERING] [MUSIC PLAYING] [THUD] You done great, Kingpin. I’m not even perspiring. Tomorrow. Tomorrow. Hey. Hurry! Before Spider-Man comes! Nevermind him! [ZAP] He’ll– [GRUNTING]. Tsk, tsk. You shouldn’t talk
with your mouth full. Shall I fetch your
weapons, master? Yes. But first, comb your hair. Your lack of grooming
is intolerable. Not bad, Petey, old boy. Not bad. [SCREECHING] The Vulture! What’s happening? The weather report
was for a perfect day. [WIND BLOWING] [THUD] [LAUGHTER] Fools. The weather is perfect,
but no one can forecast the coming of the Sandman. [MUSIC PLAYING] Enjoy your meal, Sabretooth. It’ll be your last
in a savage land. [GROWLING] Out of my way! [SCREAMING] Hold it, folks. Have no fear. Spidey’s here. Gee, don’t everyone
thank me at once. Mommy! Help! Well, I ain’t no mommy,
but I know a cry for help when I hear one. [MUSIC PLAYING] Hey, we’ve all
been there, right? You’re shopping
for men’s clothes, and another grown man
dressed as a vulture shrieks into the building. Yeah. How else are you going
to know you look good? Also, can I get me that
outfit from Kraven? [LAUGHTER] I mean, there’s no better way
to wrestle anything, really. You’re not wrong. Yeah, well listen. We have only scratched the
surface of this amazing show. But tell us some of
your favorite moments with the hashtag
#earthsmightiestshow. And if you want even more
of Peter Parker rocking that yellow turtleneck
and a leisure suit, be sure to check out Spider-Man
the animated series from 1981 on the new streaming
service, Disney Plus, where you can also catch tons
of other animated series. That’s right.
We’ll see you next time. I’m Langston. I’m Lorraine. And this is Marvel– Your Universe. Oh, who’s flapping in now? No, enough.
Enough. – [CAWWING]
– Vulture, relax. [MUSIC PLAYING]

Spidey Webs Black Cat | Marvel’s Spider-Man: How I Thwipped My Summer 1- Beach Day | SHORT


[gulls squawking] [Peter Parker]
We’re finally here–
the beach! The beach is cool,
Pete, but– Ohh! Maybe you’re
a little too excited? Are you kidding, Miles? Between school at Horizon
and superhero stuff, we never get
to just be normal kids. But even summer classes
are done, so I’m finally gonna have
the perfect vacation. I made a Perfect
Summer Vacation checklist. See? And right at the top–
beach day. You made a checklist
of how to have fun? That’s the opposite
of fun. [boy chuckles] Look at this. Hmm? Some puny eggheads wound up on our beach, boys. Let’s give them
a welcome. [grunts] Hey.
[laughing] You think
that’s funny, weirdo? [laughing] Classic bullies
kicking sand. Ah, exactly what would
happen to normal kids. I love summer! Uhh… Mm… Let’s get away
from this freak. I can now cross
“bully encounter” off my beach sub-list. Lots left to do– swimming, sand castles,
jellyfish stings. If we’re gonna do all that,
I need to fuel up. Hot dogs. Also on the list.
I’ll go get ’em. Come one, come all to our
annual summer challenge. Beat our boardwalk
hot dog eating champion, and you’ll win
the cash prize! [onlookers murmuring] We have a challenger.
Step up! Hmm. Black Cat? That sneaky cat burglar’s
stealing from a hot dog contest? Peter Parker might
need a vacation, but Spider-Man
can never rest. Just got to get this
over with quickly. So that I can get back
to Miles with those hot dogs. [grunts] [grunting] You. Look, Cat, I’ve got a whole list
of things to do, and you’ve probably got– I don’t know–
yarn to bat around. Why don’t you give
the money back, and we’ll call it a day? Oh, sweetheart, I thought you’d know me
better than that by now. Ohh! Why did I make
eye contact? Her bad luck powers. Huh.
It’s probably okay. I’ve already decided
this is going to be
the best summer– Whoa! [groans] She’d definitely win an Annoying Superpowers
contest. Mwah.
[grunts] I’m sure I’ll be fine.
I mean, how long can Black Cat’s
bad luck even last? Huh? I just hope Miles isn’t
too bored while I’m goooone! [slurping] [panting] [yells, grunts] Whoa! Whoa. Ohh! Ohh! [sighs]
Great. Yeah! I finally got yooouuu! Okay, Black Cat,
it’s been fun– lie– but I’ve
got someone who’s probably tired
of sitting around
waiting for me, so hand over the money. You’ll never learn, will you? Wait. What? Huh? Ugh. [hacking] Ha! See? That’s how it feels.
Annoying, isn’t it? Then prepare to be annoy– Uhh! Ah! No more bad luck. [sighs]
Now to call the cops, return this money
to the talking hot dog man– [grunting] I can’t believe
I just said that– …and salvage what’s left
of my perfect day. [sputtering] “Thwop”? They never make
a “thwop” sound. Great. Dirt
in the mechanism. Gonna be a long crawl
back to the beach. [groaning] [hot dog man]
We have a wiener! The new champion is Miles Morales! [burps] And people said
my big mouth was a problem. Miles 1, haters 0. Pete! You never came back
with the hot dogs, and I was starving,
so I won a lot of money. You were right.
This was the perfect
beach day. Except you sort of totally
completely missed it. [sighs] I know. More bad luck. But don’t worry. There’s
a lot left on the list, and I’ll make the perfect
summer vacation happen yet.

Road to Maximum Venom | Marvel’s Spider-Man: Maximum Venom | Coming to Disney XD!


(dramatic music) – [Spider-Man] You’re friendly
neighborhood Spider-Man here. Things have been crazy lately. Taking down all your not-so-friendly
neighborhood baddies, plus studying at Horizon High, and trying to have some
sort of social life. What can I say? A spider’s work is never done. But even though the team from Horizon has yet to win the Stark Expo, the Spidey life does have some perks. Like meeting my all time hero, – [Announcer] Tony Stark! (crowd cheering) – [Spider-Man] Tony gave
me some great advice, – Kid, never show up to the
first half of your own party. – [Spider-Man] Okay, that
part’s not relevant here. But he also said to keep good records of everything you’ve
learned to reference later. I forget the exact words, because I was kind of blown away that the Tony Stark was talking to me. So at the advice of my
good friend Ironman, I’m consolidating all my knowledge about one of the biggest baddies ever. I’m talking about the Venom Symbiote. Where it come from, what we know about it, and how to take it down. And since sourcing your work
is important in science, I’m relying on info
from Mr. Stark himself, Horizon High headmaster Max Modell, my own scientific observations, and the Guardians of the Galaxy. Who are they? They’re a rugged group of, I guess it’s fair to call them heroes? Who frequently manage to save
the galaxy despite themselves. Symbiotes have been inhabiting
the galaxy for ages. Bonding with various aliens to create symbiotic relationships. At some point Thanos came along. Of course Thanos was up to no good. He experimented on his
own daughter, Gamora, in an attempt to weaponize the Symbiotes. Testing Symbiotes on his daughter was a terrible thing to do. But terrible things are kind
of, well, Thanos’ thing. Gamora escaped Thanos and joined the Guardians of the Galaxy. Hoping her Symbiote encounters
were far behind her. But then the Guardians
came across Symbiotes on Groot’s abandoned home planet. Like, a whole army of them. Turns out that was the site
of Thanos’ awful experiments. The Guardians were all like, “We’ve gotta blow up this planet.” and Groot was like, “I am Groot.” ‘Cause that’s all he ever says, but, but what he meant was, that he agreed they had no choice but to destroy his planet
to stop the Symbiotes. Even Peter Quill, who
jokes about everything, couldn’t come up with anything
funny to say about that. Even though the planet was blown up, a fragment of it still
infested with Symbiotes, was shot into space. Actually this may be a great
time for a Science Sidebar. What exactly are the scientific
properties of a Symbiote? It’s lighter than plastic
but stronger than steel. It can take the form of anything. And is almost indestructible. Stay tuned for their
weaknesses, by the way. Symbiotes also try to bond with whatever they come in contact with, or at least most do anyway. They can read their host’s mind. Learn, adapt, and even take
over the host completely. And, as Miles learned the hard way, – Venom doesn’t trigger our spider-sense! (Venom snarling) – Ah, ugh! Message received by all
the bones in my body. Got all that? Here’s where I entered the picture. Some how the space administration had a sample of the Symbiote. How they got it is classified, but if they had any idea
how dangerous it was, they probably wouldn’t have
donated it to a high school. Even one with a super high-tech
lab like Horizon High. The headmaster, Max Modell, worked to stabilize the mystery substance, which we called V-252. Hoping to add it to the
periodic table as a new element. My friends and I helped him study it. And yeah, it broke out. Even without knowing that
Symbiotes were all about chaos, we probably should have
seen that one coming. The Symbiote could have
bonded with anyone. But of course it chose me. There’s that old Parker luck again. When people saw the new
Spider-Man, they were concerned. But at first I loved being
bonded with the V-252. You know what? Now would be a good chance
for another Science Sidebar. what were the Symbiotes
effects on me, Spider-Man, when we bonded? The Symbiote morphed over my body. I had unlimited organic webs. I was faster and stronger. And it changed my personality. For the worse. Becoming harder and harder
to control this rage. So, except for the emo
part, all good, right? But I started to suspect that
the V-252 was a living thing. An alien life form, and then I couldn’t get rid of it. I finally got it off with
Norman Osborne’s help. If you can believe that. And put it in a containment
unit for safe keeping. Oh, and remember the
Guardians of the Galaxy? Well, here’s where our paths merge. The Guardians received a
distress call from Ant-Man. He and Ironman were attacked by a Symbiote that was hiding in Thanos’
sanctuary asteroid. You can imagine their surprise, because the Avengers had
been studying the asteroid for a while before the
Symbiote made it’s appearance. The Guardians tracked the
Symbiote with their scanners to a subway tunnel where they found me, and the first time we
met it didn’t go so well. But once we started working together and discovered we had the same name, we got along okay, and we found something
none of us had seen before. A red Symbiote. We didn’t know much about it. For instance, why wasn’t it
trying to bond with any of us. Well, that was because it
already had a host in mind. And that host was Thanos. He was all, – This Symbiote is merely a shell, I will turn this entire city into a Symbiote army that I control. Should you survive, you will
have the honor of joining them. – [Spider-Man] Or something like that. You get the idea. It’s just a very on-brand
terrible Thanos plan. To complete said terrible plan, he had to track down the V-252. Which was still at Horizon High. I couldn’t let Thanos destroy a school, especially my school and
certainly not on taco day. So, yeah, I ended up
bonding with the V-252 again to keep it away from Thanos. More accurately, I was forced
to bond with it by Rocket. I guess it was the right thing to do, but really gotta let a guy make
these decisions on his own. And the thing with Symbiotes, it’s always a matter of who’s in control. This time the person controlling the V-252 was Thanos with me attached. Luckily Rocket’s also a science wiz and figured out how to turn
the red Symbiote into a solid, get the V-252 off me, and capture Thanos. So, we’re done right? End of Symbiote problem, finished, finito, totally taken care of, except, of course not. Remember what we’re dealing with here. See the V-252 is still on Earth. Not knowing it was alive, Max was working with it. Thinking he could stabilize
it for the Stark Expo. And I guess it was a good thing
the V-252 was still there, because Ghost, a baddie
who can disable tech, attacked Tony’s Arc Reactor. The Symbiote was the only
non-tech thing at the expo, so I might have bonded
with it just a little. I know, I know, I should
have learned my lesson, but when Tony Stark’s life’s
at stake what are you gonna do? After that, Tony, who was alive thanks to
me just for the record, decided the V-252 was best
kept at Avengers compound. Before he left he paid
me a little compliment. – Mr. Parker it was a
pleasure to meet you, Max tells me you’re the most brilliant
and handsome scientist he’s ever met in his entire life ever, and that Horizon High should
be renamed Peter Parker High. – Or something like that. Some days being me isn’t so bad. But of course that’s not
where the story ends. The V-252 escaped the
Stark containment unit and I finally gave the
not so little guy a name. From that wet gnarly grin
I’d say V stood for Venom. Venom merged with Flash Thompson. So the Symbiote didn’t have
much brain power to work with. But he was strong. You know what? This might be a good time
for a final Science Sidebar. How to defeat a Symbiote. They really hate being blasted
by heat or electricity, like Thor’s lightening. – Feel the wrath of mine hammer! – I mean who wouldn’t? But Symbiotes react
particularly badly to it. And then Max discovered that sound waves disrupt the Symbiotes structure. So we could take him down. But the Space Administration’s tests desensitized him to sonic attacks. So we had to up the volume. (air-horn blaring) Class dismissed. After I separated Venom from Flash, the Symbiote was safely contained at the Space Administration. Emphasis on was. Note to self, maybe invent some Symbiote-proof glass for next year’s Stark Expo. Anyway, it bonded with my rival photographer
at the Bugle, Eddie Brock. And this time it wasn’t
so easy to get them apart. – [Venom] The fun has just begun Parker. – But Miles invented a blaster using equipment from
the Space Administration that put the Symbiote in a coma state. And it worked. For a while at least. But Venom just won’t leave me alone. – The spider is near. – [Spider-Man] Obsessed much? I was thinking I knew
how to defeat a Symbiote. Done it before, easy-peasy. But this time Venom had
something up his sleeve. Or rather, nothing up his sleeve. Because he upgraded to
no longer needing a host. – What? There’s no host in there? – They experiment, I evolve. – [Spider-Man] I realized
I had to bond with Venom. Yes, again, in order to
get overloaded with energy, and get rid of him for good. So I teamed up with some friends and we went a little Thor on him. – One overload coming up, yah! – Argh! What? Argh! What is this? I will… – [Spider-Man] So, that’s
where things stand now. Basically, the TL;DR version
is the Symbiotes are dangerous, and really really good
at making a break for it. And Venom in particular has it out for me. Pretty sure we haven’t
seen the last of him. Because if there’s one thing I’ve learned, it’s that just when you think
your enemies are defeated. They’re already plotting a comeback. (Venom growls) (dramatic music)

Marvel’s Spider-Man – PGW 2017 Teaser Trailer | PS4


MARY JANE: With Fisk behind
bars, what’s next? PETER: And the city is safer
than ever. Maybe Peter Parker can have more
of a life? AUNT MAY: Are you in trouble?
Do you need money? PETER: No! No! I mean I’m a
little behind on my rent, but, no, I’m fine. MARTIN LI: Take care of this
place. It represents the best part of
me. PETER: This is Miles. He’s gonna
be helping out around here. OSBORNE: For acts of
extraordinary bravery FISK: I’m the one that kept
order in this city! MARY JANE: What is this? Devil’s Breath? MISTER NEGATIVE: Your city and
everything you care about will be destroyed. The people will beg you for
help, but you wont be able to save
them. CAPTAIN WATANABE: Get more back
up. MARY JANE: Wait! SPIDER-MAN: We’ve gotta play
this just right. Please stop! MARY JANE: Maybe the City needs
our friend more than you think. Peter! SPIDER-MAN: Whoa.
Anyone else need a breather?

Episode 56 – Spider-Man: Life Story


Frankie: You’re listening to graphic novel
Explorer’s club podcast, an audio book club, Johnny: Greetings, Explorers. I’m one of your hosts. Johnny joined Dennis: by the amazing Dennis. Johnny: Dennis-Man, Dennis: Web of Dennis and Johnny: no Frankie today, but we are
discussing Life Story by Chip Zdarsky with art by, or I guess pencils by Mark Bagley. We hope you’ve already read today’s title
because all three of us have read the book, so be aware. I shouldn’t say three of us. The two of us, I’ve read the book,
I’m not reading this from a script, so I’m Ron Burgundy. Yeah. And go fuck yourself, San Diego. Uh, so beware spoilers ahead. Explorers can share their opinions and
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and Instagram at GNExplorersClub. Dennis: Can I just say that,
not related to the book at all. Very minor related, but Chip Zdarsky
probably the most amazing name ever. Johnny: It’s so bland with such a weird
name to follow, you know, like Chip Zdarksy. Right? Right. Exactly. So this book came out 2018 I believe. Dennis: Yeah. Yeah. It’s pretty recent. And it covers pretty much. It’s written by Peter Parker himself. Right. Wait, this is a work of fiction. Yeah. Johnny: Like the Bible. Yeah. But you can make those kinds of
comments cause Frankie’s not here. Oh, right. Dennis: Yeah. It covers a good portion of the major
arcs throughout Spider-Man’s run with the twist. Yes, absolutely. The big twist, but not with a what if
twist where you die like immediately. Johnny: Yeah. Yeah. No, I, yeah, I, as I was reading it, I’m
not as familiar with the capes of cowls storylines is as dennis is, and there was
things I was aware of and how they twisted them, especially the Gwen Stacy storyline. Dennis: Well, some of it, especially the
middle arc, the dealing with the clones, that was when I am familiar with it, but
that was during the 90s and in the 90s I was concerned with college and parties. And I kind of dropped out of comic books,
so I was familiar with the plot line, but the whole clone saga and Gwen Stacy’s a
clone and Peter Parker’s a clone and Oh, is the Peter Parker we’ve been reading
about actually been the clone and which happned eally the Johnny: real, the real storyline. Right, exactly. What’s the main 616. Is that the main, yeah. And that universe has been Ryan Lee. Exactly. And there was a lot of confusion over who. Dennis: Right? And then at first maybe Ben was like,
Oh, maybe I’m the real Peter Parker, and you’re the clone kind of thing, which
actually got confusing in this book Johnny: until the end. Yeah. So the story is a contained series
covering the entirety of Spider-Man, Peter Parker’s life, which I have often said,
like, that’s a big reason I don’t read capes of cowls is ’cause
the shit never ends. Right. It’s just this purgatory that
these poor characters are stuck in. Dennis: Right. Batman is always 35 yet Nightwing like
ages up to a point and then he’s stuck at 22 or something. Yeah. Johnny: And so, yeah, it starts off
few years after he had been bitten. So he’s already been
Spider-Man for a few years. He’s in college. And a big thing that shocked me, and I
don’t think this is covered, and correct me if I’m wrong, Dennis, is how much the
Vietnam war right plays into this series. That’s, it starts in the 60s
and, and wraps up in 2019 Dennis: So, yeah, to repeat what you were
saying earlier, this is unique in the sense it’s similar to what if, where they
take the story to its natural ending where characters age normally. So unlike normal comics, they’re
not stuck in this age thing. And one of the great things that I thought
is it starts in 1966 and Vietnam war becomes a big thing. And it really made me think, I
remember obviously the Watchman, right? Watchman focuses a lot on the Vietnam war
and what’s going on there, but come to think of it, I don’t know if the comics
of that time period ever dealt with the Vietnam war Not Johnny: like they did World
War II where it was clear cut. Dennis: And, and super involved where you
had, you know, Sergeant rock and various comic, Johnny: well, even in this comic book,
he talks about how will Captain America fought world war II? It was a clear thing
that Nazis were bad guys. Right? Whereas this one, it’s a little bit more
gray and you come to find out Captain America, he’s in country
for too long and winds up. Right? Realizing I need to defend both sides. I don’t want, yeah, I don’t want soldiers
killing civilians and I don’t want civilians being killed. And then their families deciding to
side with the quote unquote bad guys. And the what watched the Ken
burns documentary on Vietnam. It shines a whole new light on the
Vietnamese people in the Vietcong and what they. Why they were fighting. They saw it as a civil war, whereas we
just wanted to protect the opium trade Dennis: Pretty much. And then, yeah, what I loved about it is
it had echoes of the Watchman in the sense of it. It’s like, well, what are
the superheroes going to do? And that, that’s a legitimate question. Johnny: And Peter’s very torn over what I
have, you know, because of what Uncle Ben said to him, he has this. Torment over, I have these abilities. One of captain America’s
over there fighting with Dennis: Even Captain America initially in
the story, they kept questioning him like, are you going to enter the war? I mean, you’re Captain America,
shouldn’t you be over there? And it really does call him the question. If we had a real life situation where
you had these super powers, how would it affect our Wars? Why are in fact, why are you putting
normal civilians in danger when you could have the X-Men or the Avengers just go
over there and kind of bust things up? Although it’s not as easy as that. There’s a lot of pictures of like a
camouflage Iron Man and a Giant Man going over there like getting the Vietcong, but,
obviously they didn’t end the war right away. Johnny: He is almost with Doc Ock. The other protagonists, I’d say
he’s the protagonist is Tony stark. Right in the series. I was really shocked at like, I don’t
know, other than the movies, I don’t know Jack shit about the comic book character. In the Marvel movies. He’s portrayed as like. The… What? What does he say? The billionaire Playboy genius where… Yeah, he’s kind of a bad boy, but
he’s not really an evil person. Whereas in this, he’s very,
very much a Capitalist. He wants to do a hostile takeover
of Peter Parker’s company. He has no problems with being like
basically an arms manufacturer, right? He’s not content with turning his
business into a peacetime business. It’s very much we need
conflict to make money. Right? And… it’s really true that character, I mean,
where is in the movies Tony Stark’s like, Oh yeah, why are we making these weapons? And then has kind of an epiphany moment. Tony stark in the comics,
really, they kept making weapons. They kept, they kept making armor
for like the US government and Johnny: He’s very much an oligarch
because he winds up using his influence to eventually become secretary of state or
something like that in this common book, which, was really interesting to see,
like he to paint him in such a bad light. Oh yeah, for sure. Dennis: I mean, pure Capitalist. Did you think about it? Yeah. Tony stark in as written in the comics, if
you take it to its natural evolution would become like that. He’s not really a good guy. Yeah. I just loved how they involved
Flash Thompson, which is true. Flash Johnny: he winds up Dennis: enlisting… enistening, which is not drafting
interestingly, I didn’t quite understand how they weren’t drafted. Well, because if you were in college, Johnny: if you were in college,
you can get a deferment. If you had certain family
issues, can get a deferment. Or if you were, if you had some sort of
physical or mental disability, then you were deferred. And everybody else was up for the draft
and they did it based on your birthday. There was a couple of other things. I think once a month they would do it on
TV actually, and if the numbers came up then. Yeah. Like I think had your birth
year with a month or so. I don’t know exactly how it works,
but they w it was basically like the California Lottery Ball drop. It sounds like. What’s, wait, what’s that? A Mockingbird movie. The one with the post-apocalyptic. Oh, I thought you were
talking about dumb and dumber. Yeah, bird. No, Dennis: but they draw them out. But anyway. Yeah, so I really liked the Flash
Thompson dialogue for a couple of reasons. One, it really shows how they’re really
leaning into the whole, like these are living characters in this storyline where
they don’t just get over things really quick. So Peter still harbors a lot of emotional,
um, from being bullied, from bully by Flash in high school. So he’s kinda short with Flash and tries
to kind of discount goes after him. Oh yeah. Johnny: they’re at this at a bar where
they’re having a goodbye cause he’s leaving the next day, right. For Vietnam. And. Yeah. Peter would get like, gets up in his face
and, and then at this point he’s, he’s now been dating Gwen Stacy
for like a year or two. They’re in college. And, uh, she kinda reels them back. I was like. Hey, you need to calm down. Like he’s, he’s leaving. He might die, might not
ever see this guy again. And, and, he like, has this, like,
you’re right, they go over and talk. I thought that was a beautiful moment
where, yeah, him and Flash and more Dennis: Flash, you know, like very
apologetic and shows his maturity, and Flash is actually looked up to
Spider-Man, ironically enough. And his speech about if Spider-Man can be
a hero, then you know, I can do this the right thing. And yeah, I just thought it was a great
moment in in that like you wish you could have seen something like
that in the comic book. Johnny: Yeah. And then it skips ahead to the 70s and
at this point he’s now out of college. Dennis: He works with Reed Richards. Johnny: And Reeds kind of a dick. Is that how he is in the comics too? Well, okay. Dennis: So once again, another great thing
about this in terms of like taking things to his natural progression. So Reed has been left by the
InvisibleWoman cause she went up with Namor. Which was a comic book line,
but eventually she came back. But in this one, she doesn’t. Johnny: She doesn’t, yeah. Dennis: And he’s older. Johnny: And he’s like, I get the sense of
he’s almost like Doctor Manhattan where he’s, he’s so detached from humanity and
at different points, Peter Parker calls him out on it, like, you
have all this wonderful… Dennis: Technology. Johnny: Technology you
don’t share with anybody. And Reed counter argues like, especially
like his clothing technology, why he doesn’t do that. And I was like, eh, all right, whatever. Dennis: But I actually really liked his
Reed’s reasoning, not because I thought it was totally justified, but once again,
comic book logic, it’s my, my problem with Batman and Bruce Wayne. Bruce Wayne is such a millionaire and
you’ll always see him at charity events or whatever in the comic book, but really if
he had that kind of money, he pretty much can make over Gotham and Gotham
would not be a crime ridden city. Johnny: He could, instead of putting
millions of dollars into creating a Batmobile, the bat computer, the
bat submarine, the helicopter. If he just took a fraction of that money
and is like, look, I’m going to subsidize housing in these areas. I’m all free college for everyone. I’ll buy all the textbooks for the schools Dennis: He could even do it
while still being Batman. But I agree if he funneled
that even more so money. So that was, that’s always the
fundamental problem with comics, right? Like they have these abilities, they have
all this technology, yet they just use it. Johnny: Well, and that’s a
big criticism in this book. It’s like, and Peter has a
self realized thing where like. We just, we just fight each other
like we’re not doing anything. And Tony stark makes that argument. And I kind of did agree, agreed with him
when he was like, we create these problems in society. Like we’re destroying buildings, where
if we just registered and like agreed to these rules. Right? Dennis: No, it’s true. And so, I loved Reed’s
thing where he talks about. Well, if we gave the technology,
then what about the textile industry? All these people would be out of a job. Of course you could make the argument,
well then you could retrain them, but… Johnny: And there wouldn’t be like the
slave labor around textiles and there wouldn’t be so much garbage, you know? Like was it like outfits get worn, right? Dennis: Once you would have the ultimate
like reusable clothing, but you know, once again, that’s where the superhero logic,
the world of that falls apart when it meets the real world. But I love that they talk about that. Yeah. Yeah. So, but yeah, the 70s is interesting cause
yeah, it’s studio 54 time and I guess Harry Osborne, Norman Osborn’s son, who
Norman currently has amnesia by slowly regaining his memory of
being the Green Goblin. Harry’s coked out at Studio 54. Johnny: Mary Jane too, which is kind of. Is, she’s, uh, you know,
clearly partying it up. Her and Harry are somewhat
like in a relationship, right? It seems to be just chemically dependent
relationship where they’re just partying and drinking and doing
drugs, uppers and downers. Dennis: Which once again, totally matches,
like the real world where Mary Jane was always into the high fashion,
was always into that life. But the comic book always kept her like
this safe Mormon version of that life. Johnny: She was a party girl
that didn’t drink right. Somehow. Yeah. Dennis: Or hung around all these people. The Studio 54 coke yeah. But in the real world, she would have
been given Mick Jagger a blow job. So in some ways. Spoiler alert, you don’t
actually see that scene, but… Johnny: It’s implied. Dennis: But she totally
would be into that world. So, and I love that because yeah, that’s,
if you’re going to be part of that kind of scene at that time period,
that’s what you would be doing. Yeah, and I love her calling out Peter,
because she knows, he doesn’t realize, she knows, but she knows like, look, I’ve
seen you come out of your aunt’s house. I know you’re Spider-Man. I know you have these powers. Johnny: And Norman Osborn made
the same determination too. He kind of figured out who Spider-Man was. Dennis: And so she’s like, but
what do you do with your powers? You know, you could have, say, Flash, who
spoiler alert, dies in Vietnam, and she calls him out, rightfully so, you know? Johnny: And then there’s some stuff that
happens with Harry eventually becoming the Black Goblin, which I
love the design on that. I thought it was so cool again. Yeah, no, absolutely. Yeah. Normally I thought he
became the hobgoblin. Yeah, he’s the orange
guy with like the blue… Dennis: But this one, he becomes the
Black Goblin, which I totally loved. Johnny: That. Really cool. I was like, Oh, they need to
incorporate that into the main story. Yeah. And you find out that there’s
some stuff with cloning going on. I want to give it away cause it’s, it’s,
it carries on throughout the series, this clone issue. Dennis: The clone issue actually, once
again, was another one of those big Spider-Man stories in the,
in the regular comic books. So I just love everything. They touch upon the various villains. Various stuff happens in
the, the regular comics. They just give it a twist, like you said. So… Johnny: Like Gwen Stacey never
dies from falling off the bridge. Dennis: Right, exactly. And then he eventually meets Craven and
Craven hunts him down, shoots him, and just like in the comic book, and then the
alien symbiotic black spider suit comes and gets Spider-Man. Johnny: And this is in the 80s right? Dennis: In the 80s and then Spider-Man
basically becomes a Symbiot Spider-Man and attacks Craven in a very Venom-like
fashion, and they have a battle, and then Mary Jane saves them. Johnny: I don’t know if this is how the
Symbiot came to be with Spider-Man, but in this they are fighting
like an off world war. That’s exact Secret Wars. Yeah. And there’s some machine that can generate
any, anything that you think would, it’s like on a subconscious level, this is
what I need to win this battle, and that creates the Symbiot for him. Dennis: Yeah, that’s exactly the Secret
Wars, which was a huge Marvel event because not only did
it involve the comics. But it also involves toy lines and all
sorts of stuff, and yeah, that was where it was created. They totally basically have a nod
to the actual comic origins of that. Johnny: Yeah. And then during the 90s Peter has created
Parker Industries and he never follows really the journalist-photographer route. Dennis: Which makes sense once again. And he actually, eventually
did that in the comics. If you’re that smart of a kid, yeah,
you’re not going to be the photographer forever. You are. He’s, well… Johnny: He gets called out. I think Mary Jane calls him out,
like, why are you doing this? You’re, you’re a gifted scientist. You’re incredibly smart. Why are you doing this shit? Right? And that kind of gets him
out of his, wakes him up. And I starts Parker Industries. Dennis: Right. You know, he’s just as, not as smart, but
he’s pretty smart compared to like Tony stark and Reed Richards. Johnny: And then you come to find
out that Doc Ock and Aunt May. Yeah. It was weird. Had dated and then… I wanted to look back to see
if that ever really happened. I want to say did that, that’s just weird. Johnny: Maybe not that timeframe, but I
thought, and she looks so much, it could be like a Barbara Bush and, George Bush. She looks a significantly older than him. Right. But which is fine. Maybe he likes older woman. Dennis: And it’s great that the
characters are slowly aging, aging. Johnny: Like for the cover introduction
to this, the 90s timeline, they do a thing where a Spider-Man is supposed to be on a
building and his reflection looks like his younger self, but the, the actual
actual one, he’s a little chubbier. Right, right. Dennis: And he slowly modifying his suit
and, and not necessarily for selling toys, like it was probably in reality, but
because he’s getting older, so he’s trying to protect himself. He obviously has the technical knowhow,
so why wouldn’t he improve his suit over time? Yeah. Johnny: Although every iteration of a
Spider-Man suit just gets worse and worse looking. Yeah. Or just clunkier there’s shit on
it that doesn’t seem necessary. Or just like in weird spots… Dennis: Like you’re gonna cover your
thigh, like this one portion of your thigh, but not your kneecap, your knees. Probably the more vulnerable part, but
you’re going to cover your thigh, which is the meatiest part. Johnny: It’s almost like during the Clone
Wars, that cartoon way when Anakin and Obi-Wan would wear like
some of the Clone Troopers. Right. Remember, but not all of it. Dennis: Like the gauntlets
and like the upper torso. Johnny: Yeah, yeah. Whatever. Yeah. So, yeah. And as the story progresses,
Norman Osborn, seems to go away. Then he’ll come back as an antagonist. Same with Doc Ock. Well, I won’t get into w we won’t get into
it cause it’s, it’s actually really good storyline. I’m like… Dennis: Yeah, no. And it, it, it pays homage to a lot of the
story beats from the mainstream comic in terms of, of that vampire guy
totally appeared in the comics. Miles Morales makes an appearance
near the end, the final arc. And once again, that’s how they
incorporated him into the main… Cause he originally came from the other,
the Ultimate Spider-Man Universe, and then they incorporated that. And the whole thing with Doc Ock, for
those who know how he became the Superior Spider-Man, that plays
into it a little bit. Johnny: I feel like all these, like
Ultimate Spider-Man, Superior Spider-Man, all these different Spider-Mans or these
other alternate universe comic lines. They’re kind of like the Triple A
team, right, for the 616 Universe. Right. So if they do well, then we’ll figure out
a way to get them into the main, Oh, the main continuity. Dennis: I don’t know if you’ve ever read
it, but they also have the Spiderverse. Well, you’ve seen the cartoon. Yeah. But that’s a whole. They, they’ve done at least two major
story arcs where it’s like, let’s take every Spider-Man from every universe, and
then they become this super Spider-Man team. Johnny: And then there’s at one point
where they, he talks about, yeah, I guess I’m apparently part of some Spider-Totem. Dennis: Right. I love that too, because like some of the
stuff that that’s taken super seriously. In the mainstream comic, that kind of
those kind of glaze over, like I don’t understand that all this stuff cause
they don’t have time to delve into it. But it’s great because you have a
Spider-Totem, which is a weird storyline that deals with a spider
universe spider verse story. I didn’t totally get it. Johnny: It’s almost
like the Flash where… When the Flash started, he was just the
Flash and there was lightning hits some chemicals and the chemical spilled on
him and then becomes a Speed Force. Now there’s a Speed Force and Speed
Ghosts and all the Speed Shit. It’s like, come on just. one of my favorite things in the book
is when you see Old Man Luke Cage. Oh yeah. That was… Dennis: During the
Civil War portion of it. Johnny: And I loved it , that’s cool. He’s baldheaded, has a beard beard. Dennis: Well, I guess it’s real
life, but real life to their powers. So Steve Rogers maybe doesn’t age because
of his serum, cause he doesn’t look that much older. He looks older, but then
not that much older. Johnny: And then the
story wraps in 2019 right. Spider-Man, spoiler dies, saving
the Earth from Doctor Doom. There’s a thing where after theCivil War,
because everyone was fighting in fighting, the bad guys were able to come in and
take over the world and it seemed like Spider-Man sacrifices himself and throughout the series, it reflects, he’s
always having this dream about, right? If he had saved Uncle Ben, maybe
things would have been different. And it almost seems like he has this like
death wish complex, right, of so much guilt that like, well, I
have to die at some point. And then he’s smiling because he’s
remembering his life with, with Mary Jane and right. And, and he’s, he’s like almost in this
dream state, this living dream state where he’s having a conversation with them when
they’re much younger or her when they’re much younger and he’s smiling. But I kept thinking, is he
smiling because of that? Or because he’s finally getting his death? Wish Dennis: Lord knows he tried
to die a lot of times. Johnny: Yeah. Dennis: And really, the fact that he was
still alive and not totally broken and didn’t need like an exoskeleton is
a miracle, to be perfectly honest, considering how many battles
you have to deal with. Johnny: And they talk about that too, like
throughout the series where he’s like, Oh, this is going to hurt tomorrow. Like as he’s getting older and old, right. Or cause by the time this ends, so he
would have been born in 1947 he looks like Uncle Ben. Yeah. He would have been almost 70 years old
by the time the series, this comic book series wraps up. Dennis: I mean his, his spider powers
do allow him to have an abnormal, like athletic build, still… Johnny: Recovery. There’s a couple different times
explosions happen and the clone comes back in into this. He’s like, Oh yeah, if it wasn’t a clone
of me, he would have died from the force of the explosion. Dennis: Totally. But yeah, no, I really liked how I ended. Yeah. Johnny: So, yeah, and it was really, I
really liked the ending when Mary Jane kind of passes the mantle to Miles. No, it was a good story. I would love to see more. I would love to see more of these, but I
hope Marvel’s not like, Oh, sweet, let’s just make it, let’s just
keep this shit going forever. But he’s completely invalidating and
missing the point of this comic book series. Dennis: And then, yeah, you’re right. You wouldn’t want them to flood the market
with a well, here’s like a boot Julian versions of it, because it’d be perfectly
honest in some cases, either the character would die early or… Johnny: Or they’d retcon all these like
powerful touching deaths and be like, Well, you know, we were able to bring
Flash Thompson back because where he was buried, I happened to be on the side of a
nuclear pit that could re-animate life if lightning hit in this one spot. Dennis: But yeah, and what I like
too is it was like a, What If story. But it wasn’t like a super dark. What If, cause the thing with the, what
if stories is what people, people don’t realize sometimes is that they
pretty much always end in a dark. Johnny: It’s like a Twilight zone where
it never, maybe one of them ends happily. Dennis: Usually have a pretty bad ending. Johnny: Some sort of ironic twist. That right. That negates. Everything. Dennis: Cause I think,
was it the one word? Like what if uncle Ben didn’t die, but
then it still ended up the fucked up situation where Peter Parker
dies or like Aunt May dies. So it’s still on the same trajectory. Yeah. You have to have some sort
of misery in your life. Johnny: Right, exactly. This is why Sasha watches, I joke with
her, I’m like, what British misery shore you watch now it’s either Call
the Midwife, The Midwife is Dying. Nurses and Death Rows. I don’t know. It’s all these British,
British Misery Shows. I’m like, why do you like all this misery? She’s like… Dennis: We should make a board game. Design your own British Misery Show. Johnny: Yeah. He could never, we could never in
happen, but yeah, I like the series. I’d like to see something like
this with like Batman, right? You know, like let’s have
Batman fucking age out. Like he, right. He’d be dead now. He’s like, he’d be like
a hundred years old now. Dennis: Let’s see exactly what
he would do with his money. You know, if he wasn’t
busy fighting the Joker. Cause you know, part of the thing is the
Joker always says like, I don’t want to kill you because this is too fun. Well, what if Bruce Wayne is like,
yeah, I’m not playing this anymore. Or just outright kill them or
prison him in a proper prison. That’s the problem with like Arkham
Asylum, I don’t know the judicial system in Gotham, but the Joker
seems to get out a lot. Johnny: All of them! You would think that at some point the
state would come in like, like here in Sacramento. We have a school district here, the
Sacramento School District, they had a lot of problems and the State was like, we
will take over, or the federal government will, we will take over will. The State has to do at first, but the
State would’ve been like, we’re going to step in and take over your school system
because you guys are, where’s all this money disappearing? That’s fucked up. I think that’s what what happened is
wherever Gotham, whatever state Gotham was in, they’d be like, look, why do you
guys have all these issues going on? We’re stepping in on a state level right. And then the federal
government’s coming behind us. You guys can’t figure
this shit out, right? Dennis: We’ve done an audit of Arkham
Asylum and it turns out you’re actually not doing your job. Johnny: Plus, I think everyone would
know it was Bruce Wayne at some point. Seriously, wait, he’s got
a fucking tank, right? Dennis: Well, especially with the number
of paparazzi and phone cameras around, you’re like, Oh, where’s
Bruce Wayne going? When the Joker just appeared. Johnny: Or at the end of the Dark
KnightRises that movie when he kind of. Disappears and any let’s the,
the Robin of that world, right? He’s like, Hey, you’re,
here’s the Batsuit. Here’s all the technology, right? Am I, and my friend and I
were talking about like. That guy’s just a cop who probably
earns like $65,000 a year. How’s he gonna afford all this shit? Like he’d be able to take out the Batpod
twice and then he’s just going to have to leave it somewhere
cause it ran out of gas. Dennis: Or he’s gonna like he’s
going to end up at a pawn shop. How much of this Batman… Johnny: How much for these
20 Bat-uh, Batarangs? Yeah. Why do you have all this? I don’t ask. And every, every time you start showing
up, the bat costumes was just more and more worn down. Right. He can’t fix it. Dennis: Well, that’s what I like about
the Flashpoint and Batman where it’s, it’s Thomas Wayne. He runs casinos, but he doesn’t have
all the fancy computers that Bruce does. He has like a stupid like regular PC and then like Barry Allen’s like, where’s
all the tech and everything like that. I was like, what are you talking about? I can’t afford that. Johnny: I’m just a doctor, man. I make like $150,000 a year. Guess. So. what’d you think of the book overall? Excellent. Would recommend, yup. Same here. I really liked it a lot. My only critique is the art. It’s, it’s, it’s so computer animated. Dennis: There’s something to be said about
stuff that’s way too clean and way too photo accurate. Johnny: It would have been cool too if
they had done the art from the period of how that art looked. Dennis: I thought they were
going to start doing that. The first issue seemed
like that in the covers do. Johnny: But it would look cool if it
looked more like that particular era, the four dot color system, and then
the 70s maybe got a little cleaner. By the time we got to our
era, it’s all drawn digitally. Dennis: Maybe they’ll remaster it and take
your idea, but that’s actually a really good idea. Johnny: Like I thought
that would’ve looked… Dennis: To make them look like from the
era and not just the style, but actually the print star, all of that. Yeah. Would it look neat? Johnny: So, alright, well where
can people follow the podcast. Dennis: You can follow us on Insta
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Frankie or two weeks from now. We’re now, we’re honored. I forget where we’re recording this. We were… Dennis: People don’t have any sense
of time when they listen to us. We’ve , we’re already dead. Our grandkids are like listening to this. I really mean two weeks from now. Johnny: Nat and Maddie have
taken over this podcast. Exactly. Yeah. Cool. All right. Thanks for listening. Dennis: Bye.

Top 10 Newest Spider-Man Villains

Top 10 Newest Spider-Man Villains


Spiderman has been around since the 1960s
but while he has a classic line-up of skilled and amazing supervillains, it doesn’t mean
that there isn’t always some room for new ones to emerge to terrorize and cause grief
to Peter Parker and his fellow Spider-heroes even more. Today we’ll be taking a closer look at some
of these villains as we count down the top 10 newest Spider-Man villains. All of the Spider-Man villains listed here
have made their debut within the past 15 years so get ready to swing on into some new and
updated villains. And be sure to stick around till the end of
this list where I will have some bonus content coming your way. Alright, let’s get counting. 10
Mister Negative – July 2007 Starting off strong we have a supervillain
who was introduced in 2007 and yet despite being newer to the Spider-Man supervillain
roster, has quickly risen in terms of his evil acclaim. Mister Negative’s true identity still remains
somewhat of a mystery. He was originally a member of a gang in China
known for human trafficking. Looking to escape the criminal life, he stole
the identity of one of the human cargo who had perished on the journey, Martin Li, who
was setting out to America to join his wife. He ended up kidnapped by the Simon Marshall
who developed a drug called D-Lite, the experimentation of which often led to the death of those who
tested it. He forcefully tested it on fake Martin Li
and two other hostages of his who somehow survived the process. The three escaped and as a result of experimental
drug developed superpowers attached to the darkforce and lightforce. Martin Li would become Mister Negative. And the other two prisoners, Tyrone Johnson
and Tandy Bowen would become Cloak and Dagger. The effects also caused a split within Mister
Negative’s personality, dividing the evil and criminal persona of Mister Negative from
the kind and sweet persona of Martin Li. Mister Negative has the power to corrupt a
person bringing out the dark side of them with just a touch. He can also imbue weapons with the darkforce,
increasing their strength. 9
Hippo – August 2009 I felt we had to include Hippo because a lot
of these villains have a lot of intense and serious elements to them. They are all terrifying in their own way. But Hippo does a good job of providing some
lightness to the new Spider-Man villain scene. After Spiderman comics are often known for
having some of the most ridiculous villains. Not to say that Hippos aren’t terrifying
because they are. You don’t want to mess with a hippo, I know
that. I certainly wouldn’t. Still Mrs Fluffy Lumpkins as Hippo was once
known as when he was a zoo animal has a pretty comical backstory, being transformed randomly
by the High Evolutionary and then setting out to rob banks because he knows no one would
hire a semi-human hippo. https://readcomiconline.to/Comic/Dark-Reign-The-Sinister-Spider-Man/Issue-2?id=84533 8
Massacre – April 2011 Massacre is a pretty meaningful villain when
it comes to those of them that reflect the issues of the times as well. Though he is a little on the nose. He was caught up in an attack on Wall Street
and while his wife died, he survived, though shrapnel became lodged in his brain. This shrapnel affected his feelings, causing
him to basically become detached from his own emotions and humanity, enabling him to
become a sociopathic villain. He set out shooting people are random but
was apprehended and spared by Spider-Man. He then did some time in Ravencroft, the Arkham
Asylum of Marvel basically. After getting out of Ravencroft he was back
at going on a shooting spree, but this time he was able to leverage millions of dollars
out of the mass shooting. But this time he was confronted by Superior
Spider-Man, Otto Octavius in Spider-Man’s body. Otto shot him and this allowed Massacre to
feel fear again for the first time. Which he revelled in. 7
The Inheritors – Nov 2014 Not everyone is a huge fan of these energy
vampires. But they played an integral role in the Spider-Verse
story arcs. Both of them to be honest. The family of vampires who feed off of Spider
Totems and any other animal-based Totems to be honest, was an extension of the original
villain, Morlun. Morlun first appeared in the Spiderman comics
in 2001 and it wasn’t until 2014 that we would meet the rest of his family, the Inheritors. These energy vampires threatened the existence
of the entire Spider-Verse on more than one occasion. Though Karn himself who was part of the Inheritor
family, he actually defected, becoming the Master Weaver. In the end when the Inheritors ended up cloned
and returned due to the error of Superior Spider-Man. The head of the family Solus, and the rest
of the Inheritors ended up defeated at the hands of an Enigma Force powered Miles Morales
armed with the Sword Vigor and it was discovered that Solus was behind the endless hunger that
all of his family felt. Because of this, the Spider-Army decided to
bring back the Inheritors once more with each other consciousness transferred into a baby
clone. Freed from the hunger that made them evil,
they were then all adopted by Spider M’am. Awww, cutest villains ever. 6
Regent – Dec 2015 Regent was also known as Augusts Roman. He was the man behind a prison known as the
Cellar on Ryker’s Island which housed some of the most dangerous criminals. Ryker’s Island itself is known for prisons
of this sort. The difference with this one was that, Roman
was actually using the prison as a means of creating his own super powered suit to go
after the Avengers with. He was mistreating the prisoners, using them
for their powers which he was then able to utilize with his own suit. Roman was obsessed with controlling and containing
the super powered abilities of all superhumans, which he also aimed to do with the Avengers. During his fight with the team we got to see
him take on not just Spiderman but we also saw MJ join the fight as well, donning the
Iron Spider suit. I love when writers let MJ get involved in
some of the action. Regent proved to be a challenging foe for
the Avenger team. 5
Red Goblin – Jun 2018 During a fight with Spiderman in The Amazing
Spider-Man volume one, issue 798, it was revealed that Norman Osborn has bonded with the Carnage
symbiote. Spider-Man of course had an appropriate to
respond to this news. Red Goblin then proceeded to threaten Spider-Man’s
loved ones, promising he would kill them not as Green Goblin would with a fall, but as
only the Red Goblin could unless Peter Parker gave up being Spiderman. Terrified Parker agreed to the Red Goblin’s
terms but of course double crossed him, promising at the end of the comic to fight on not as
Spider-Man but as Peter Parker. Red Goblin would then chase after his own
family, his son Harry, his daughter-in-law Liz and his two grandchildren, Normie and
Stanley. He was accosted during this ongoings of this
family affair by Human Torch, Clash, Silk and Peter Parker. But due to the combined powers of the Goblin
Formula and the Carnage symbiote was able to easily defeat them. Because that’s just how terrifying and powerful
Red Goblin is. Not to mention he’s also one of the most
ruthless and diabolical villains that Parker has ever come up against. 4
Knull – Aug 2018 Knull has been at the center of one of the
biggest most exciting Venom story arcs yet, Donny Cates’ Absolute Carnage. This storyline features in fact a spectacularly
terrifying cast of great big bads, including a resurrected Cletus Kassady in the Grendel
symbiote, evoking an even more psychotic version of the recently deceased Carnage symbiote;
Shriek; the Church of the New Darkness; and Doppelganger, an evil version of Spider-Man
basically. Knull seeks to gain control over Cletus and
be reborn. As such Dark Carnage as we now know him, prompted
by Knull, attempts to reclaim all the codexes of those who were once bonded with symbiotes. Codexes are basically like a leftover remnant
or imprint of those symbiotes within one’s body, stored within the spine. Meaning that we see Dark Carnage as well as
a whole bunch of other similarly influence symbiotes go on a rampage devouring spines
of beloved heroes, villains, and characters both alive and dead who were once bonded with
any symbiote ever. 3
Kindred – Nov 2018 Kindred was hinted at in the comics more than
a decade before his made his comic debut it Amazing Spider-Man volume 5, issue 5. He is maybe one of the best villains because
he is still so shrouded in mystery. In fact I’m not even sure if he is a he. This villain can control and create centipedes
and is a demon spawn. In life he was someone who was close to Peter
Parker, hence his codename, Kindred. He affectionately has referred to Peter as
Pete. All we know so far is that he’s out for
blood when it comes to Norman Osborn and also has a grudge against Pete for some reason
as well. He was also powerful and terrifying enough
to have had Mysterio pledge loyalty to him. 2
Doctor Octopus – Dec 2018 While Doctor Octopus is one of the oldest
and most iconic Spider-Man villains around–though Chameleon was first–there was an amazing
alternate version of him that needs to be acknowledged. In Into the Spider-Verse, we got to meet a
female version of Doc Ock known as Olivia Octavius. Why do we love her? Because she is terrifying, brilliant, has
a great character design, is voiced by Kathryn Hahn AND because she was unexpected. When you’re making superhero movies or even
writing comics, it’s hard to keep things feeling fresh and unpredictable and this was
honestly something I wasn’t expecting. I also just love that she has a Tom Baker’s
Doctor Who vibe going on with her headband and scarf. 1
Cadaverous – Nov 2019 You asked for the newest villains and you
got it. Cadaverous first appeared in the 2019 Spider-Man
series co-written by JJ Abrams and his son, Henry. It’s… an experience. Cadaverous is a combination of technology
and organic parts. A human face and almost a human mind, albeit
one that seems to struggle to speak properly–make up this huge cybernetic monster. In the first issue we handily see him defeat
Peter as Spider-Man and kill MJ, leaving their son, Ben to grow up moody and without his
mom. It now seems that Cadaverous has a villainous
plot and that young Ben and possibly his absentee, hook-handed father Peter will have to work
together to unravel and eventually stop. Oh yeah, he’s also got an army of robots. Thank you so much for watching, nerd squad. Who is your favourite Spider-Man villain? Are there any new villains that you have become
super attached to and need to know more about? Let us know in the comments below. And speaking of comments, it’s time to turn
to some comments from one of our latest videos, top 10 scary Sabretooth facts you need to
know. Chad Smith comments, “Love the irony of
wearing a “Peachy” bellyshirt while discussing the horrors of Sabretooth.” I mean at the end of the day, Sabretooth seems
to be pretty good at handling all the trauma. So despite all of the horrific facts, I feel
like he would be fine with it. I hope so anyways. I do not wanna mess with Sabretooth. I don’t have the powerset to take him. Ronald Marcano suggests, “Maybe Sabretooth
needs medication? Aw, so Sabretooth does think of Wolverine
like family. I like inverted Sabretooth. He was like Wolverine but with more baggage.” I agree there. I also enjoy inverted Sabretooth. Sad to see him go but he had a long run. And as a matter of fact, there are tons of
alternate realities where Wolverine and Sabretooth are actually related. Wolverine has been Sabretooth’s son and
dad before, I believe. And was his half-brother in Wolverine: Origins
of course. And that’s all the time we have for comments
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