12 Disappointments of 2012

I’ll warn you before you proceed. These are my personal disappointments without getting political or too obtuse. That means my viewpoint is expressed here and not some consensus of what others have to say. There were some terrible stuff I reviewed/seen but the expectations weren’t high to begin with. I think it’s a good year overall as I strained a bit to think of an adequate list.

Also, the items are no particular order. With that said, here we go:

Amazing Spider-Man #692 Comic & Ultimate Spider-Man on Disney XD

In light of finding out what happens in Amazing #700, I think Dan Slott is trying to subvert Spidey’s core message of power and responsibility. I went into reading #692 eager to find out what the new sidekick can do. I didn’t like the story and Humbertos Ramos’ art doesn’t fit Spider-Man. The back-up stories weren’t that great either. Continue reading “12 Disappointments of 2012”

The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes S02E13 Quick Review

Captain America and Spider-Man

Enter Spider-Man. Webhead make his debut on EMH. He and Captain America get an opportunity to redeem themselves as true heroes in the eyes of the public. J. Jonah Jameson (Voiced by J.K. Simmons! Yay!) wants a scoop about Captain America possibly being an enemy to the entire planet (Those stupid Skrulls) and assigns Betty Brant and Peter Parker to interview Cap. Tony Stark pleads that Cap won’t be available at first, but JJJ threatens to run a negative report on Cap the next day so Stark obliges. Continue reading “The Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes S02E13 Quick Review”

Interview: Ben Perkins

Roshawn interviews Ben Perkins, digital compositor for The Amazing Spider-Man. Perkins bring special effects to the screen.

First off, I would like to say thank you for doing this interview with me Ben. I really appreciate the time you took out of your day for this :)


Red-Headed Mule: What job did you have on The Amazing Spider-Man?

Ben Perkins: I was a compositor and stereo lead.

RHM. Nice. How was your time working on the movie?

BP: I enjoyed it. With that movie, there were pretty concerned with every pixel in every shot. They went through each shot with a fine tooth comb so we had to do a bunch of different versions for every shot, because they wanted to make it look perfect. Continue reading “Interview: Ben Perkins”

Amazing Spider-Man Game Chapter 2 Review

Chapter 2: Escape Impossible…BUT FUN!!!

**This review contains a MOVIE Spoiler**

This game just keeps getting better. The first mention of Michael Morbius for this universe! Possibly a sequel villain? You find out he has more to do with the cross-species than Doctor Connors via the extras you unlock within the game as well. Now, in the second chapter, you have to break out Doctor Connors from the mental asylum Spidey apparently put him in.

Right when you get to the control room, a trigger happy guard tries to get the best of you and tazes the control panel…letting all the inmates out. Continue reading “Amazing Spider-Man Game Chapter 2 Review”

Spider-Man vs. Lizard Cartoon Battles 1990s

Cartoons in the 90s could now gain critical acclaim and acceptance by many adults. This version of Spider-Man has deep continuity, some stunt casting, and computer-generated backgrounds for some city scenes. Dr. Connors is an important secondary character as Peter Parker’s professor and friend in science.

Here are the documented appearances of Connor’s alter-ego, the Lizard. He’s played by Joseph Campanella.

Other animated battles between Spidey and the Lizard!

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Spider-Man vs. Lizard Cartoon Battle 1981

It’s 1981 and Spidey survived the Electric Company and Disco. The wall-crawler is now drawn closer to the standards of John Romita, Sr. This 26-episode series tries to be more ambitious than the previous 60s Spidey series. Spidey encounters the Lizard again, but this time the reptile isn’t settling for scaring Floridians. Continue reading “Spider-Man vs. Lizard Cartoon Battle 1981”