Spider-Man

Andrew Garfield is Spider-Man

Little known British-American actor Andrew Garfield has snagged the starring role as Peter Parker in the upcoming Spider-Man reboot after an exhaustive casting search. Garfield recently appeared in small roles in The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus and The Other Boleyn Girl, he has also starred in Lions and Lambs and Boy A, for which he […]

Amazing Spider-Man #630 – 634 Review

Reinventing the Rogue Lately it has been difficult to decipher what makes a good character in comics. This is mainly due to writers trying to make a character the polar opposite of what they are. Superman is evil, Iron Man a complete buffoon, and so on. My main problem with Marvel’s core Spider-Man title has […]

Spider-Man: Never Too Old to be Young Again

I have a lot of sympathy for Spider-Man. After a remarkably successful eight-year run, hundreds upon hundreds of millions of dollars grossed, three major villains vanquished (along with a few minor ones to boot), and tolerating Kirsten Dunst for three whole movies, he’s finally been exposed. Peter Parker never finished high school. We know what […]

Spider-Man 4 Canned; Reboot Planned

In what comes as surprising, but not totally unexpected news Deadline Hollywood has confirmed that Sony has scrapped Spider-Man 4. For months the film has been plagued by script problems, production delays and a May 2011 release date which was starting to look increasingly unrealistic. Sources report that director Sam Raimi told Sony Pictures that […]

Malkovich and Hathaway are Spider-Man 4 Villains?

Movieline has posted a solid rumour regarding casting for Spider-Man 4.  Allegedly, the main villains on deck for the sequel are The Vulture and… The Vulturess? John Malkovich and Anne Hathaway are rumoured to be in negotiations to play the Vulture and as the Vulturess respectively.  The Vulturess is being described as a sidekick/assistant to […]

Thought Bubble: Meditations on Comics

The Thought Bubble is a place where Jeff shares his random thoughts and observations on comics and the comic book industry. Zombie Comics Is this genre is dead? Pun intended. The only zombie book I look forward to is The Walking Dead, and its not even really a zombie book. I am hoping that a […]

Jeff’s Pulls for the Week of June 17

I want to thank you all for coming back and remind you that if you have any books you think I should check out, or even your own pull list please feel free to comment, or email me jeff@dorkshelf.com. Keep in mind these are not full length reviews, nor is that the intention of the […]

Jeff’s Pulls for the week of June 1st

Welcome back to this week’s pull list: what comics I’m looking forward to reading in the next week, and why I’m excited about them. Last week, I explained what pull lists are, and I hope since then some of you are now happy pull-listers in your own right. Batman and Robin #1 Spoiler Alert!  Dick […]

Jeff’s Pulls for the week of May 24th

What is a pull list? Most comic book retailers offer memberships to frequent customers. You pay to have your most frequently purchased books pulled so that you don’t have to pull them off the racks. This can save you time, disappointment, and, sometimes, money. Say you want a copy of a very popular Spider-Man / Superman […]

Introducing you to comics

A welcome guide to bring you and some friends into comics Listed in the video are some entry level books Post your comments and your entry books.

Sam Raimi’s Drag Me to Hell Trailer Online

You can chalk this post up as an excuse to post a picture of the lovely Alison Lohman.  Yahoo Movies has posted the trailer for Drag Me to Hell, the latest film from director Sam Raimi, his first non-Web Crawler film in nearly a decade.  Raimi who wrote and directed the three Spider-Man films, as […]

Marvel Comics Celebrates 70th Anniversary with Top 70 Comics Countdown

Hard to believe that little old Marvel Comics is celebrating its 70th Anniversary this year.  To celebrate Marvel.com is counting down the Top 70 Marvel Comics as voted by their readers. Some great books on the list so far, but let’s be honest:  the company may be 70 years old, but the only Marvel Comics […]