We all know how Spider-Man turned from an "I look out for number one" opportunist into a "with great power comes great responsibility" hero, right? (If not, well, after 50 years, I'm not going to slap a spoiler warning here.) But it was all about Spidey letting a crook get away who later killed his Uncle Ben. For quite a few years, though, Marvel might not have wanted you to think that.
Ah, the humble Stormtrooper. For some, it's a symbol of Imperial oppression. For others, it's a joke about bad blaster aim. And for still others, it's a canvas just waiting for a creative cosplayer to imprint their vision on it.
Do you love superheroes? Of course you do. Do you love unlikely mash-ups of superheroes with large sea creatures? Well, if you didn't before, you will now. Thanks to one intrepid artist, we get to see what some of our favorite DC and Marvel characters look like as manatees.
If you're feeling nostalgic after watching Andrew Garfield's turn as Peter Parker in The Amazing Spider-Man, you're in luck—this 6-minute super-cut will let you relive Tobey Maguire's glory days as Spidey in the original trilogy.
As with most classic comic book heroes, the story of young Peter Parker is one that has been told and retold about a million different times—all with tiny tweaks and changes depending on the medium, and the writer. Luckily, this nifty infographic will help you keep track of all those different versions of Spider-Man.
Lose a loved one in the real world and all you end up with is misery and heartache. But lose a loved one in sci-fi movies, comics, or TV, and you might just end up a hero. Check out the third episode of our new digital series, BlastrTV, in which we take a look at the tragic origins of seven classic sci-fi characters.
With the new Amazing Spider-Man film and a recoloring of the original Amazing Fantasy #15 released recently, it's easy to think of Steve Ditko solely as the man who co-created the wall-crawling teenaged super hero Peter Parker.
We've been following longtime Marvel Comics editor Tom Breevort's excellent Tumblr page, The Marvel Age of Comics, for a while now. In addition to sharing images of original art from classic Marvel superhero adventures, Breevort's recently taken to showing us classic Marvel covers, before they were retouched by editors.
It's a good year to be a Spider-Man fan. Not only do we get to see the rebirth of the movie franchise in just a few days, but we get to have all the fun of reminiscing about a half century's worth of Web Head's amazing adventures.
It's that time of year again! The San Diego Comic-Con pre-show announcements have amped up the excitement to a fever pitch. The big show is early this year, July 11 to 15th, so the exclusive collectibles that can be bought at the show or pre-ordered through the show are being unveiled daily.