Even superheroes have off days. We don't see it in the comics, but they're capable of slipping up, making fools of themselves and being jerks just like the rest of us. For proof, check out one animator's chronicle of the foibles of the Marvel Universe.
This weekend, those of us lucky enough to have our mothers in our lives will celebrate Mother's Day ... but there are a whole mess of beloved genre characters who'll never get to do so (provided they live in a story universe where Mother's Day is a thing). So here are some heroes who could probably use a cuddle this coming Sunday.
Sure, we're all talking about the new Dark Knight Rises trailer right now, but it's not the only superhero game in town. The Amazing Spider-Man is also releasing a new trailer this week, and ahead of it today we've got two new images that show of the flick's dark side.
There are plenty of people on the Internet who conjure all kinds of never-gonna-happen scenarios featuring their favorite comics characters, but few of them are as talented as James Stokoe, who writes and draws the bloody, awesome Orc Stain for Image. And his Spider-Nam is a perfectly rendered slice of terrific.
Once upon a time, James Cameron decided he wanted to play in the Marvel Universe, and sat down with Stan Lee and Uncanny X-Men writer Chris Claremont to see what might, possibly, float his boat. And he was this close to strapping in for Marvel's merry mutants ... until Lee mentioned a certain webslinger.
Even the most invincible sci-fi heroes need a little luck to get them through now and then, and there's no better time to remember that than St. Patrick's Day. So, with the weekend of green beer and four-leaf clovers upon us, we reflect on the lucky breaks of our favorite characters, from nuked fridges to broken wands.
Now that they've got their Amazing Spider-Man reboot up and running (and hitting theaters this summer), Sony is looking to expand on their little corner of the Marvel Universe and they're giving one of the webslinger's Big Bads—one whose already been on the big screen—a shot at solo glory.
We've all probably had the thought at some point in our lives, whether watching the movies or reading an old comic: I want to climb a building, Spider-Man style. Just grab ahold of the brick and shoot right up a 90-degree angle.
If you're a hardcore superhero fan, you're going to love what's coming to retailers this year. The booths at Toy Fair '12 in New York City this week teased so many incredible DC, Marvel and more action figures, statues, busts and oddities that if the public were invited, we're sure there would have been drool stains everywhere.
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