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October 31, 2019
CONTENT WARNING - GORE, VIOLENCE, DISTURBING VISUALISATIONS SPOILER WARNING - THE JOKER -
October 23, 2019
James and Brad cover issue 72 of The Amazing Spider-Man - and a no-mark Spider-Man villain crowbars themselves into the proceedings!
October 16, 2019
Spider-Man earns some breathing room, but Quicksilver is here to take that from him! Issue 71 of The Amazing Spider-Man is covered by Brad and James as their first-time read through continues. Apologies for the delay!
October 2, 2019
The saga of the stone tablet continues with issue 70 of The Amazing Spider-Man! The Kingpin plots a break-out as Spidey searches for a break through. *Apologies for the hiatus - we were ill! Also, a rustly coat has been picked up on this episode...
September 10, 2019
The Kingpin flips because someone insulted his wife, Spider-Man is shirtless, the stone tablet changes hands, cops are being cops and Winkler has been cloned. Swinging Through Spider-Man is back as James and Brad read issue 69 of The Amazing Spider-Man for the very first time.
August 29, 2019
Spider-Man gets involved with a protest. Kingpin drops the bomb. Mall Cops reach for the strap. It can only be the Amazing Spider-Man. Issue 68.
August 21, 2019
What's Ikea talk for a gun chair? Who is Peter Parker's dad? What is a 'good spy?'', and what is Spider-Man doing in Algeria? Find out as the read-through of The Amazing Spider-Man continues as the boys tackle the 5th Spider-Man annual!
August 14, 2019
The first time read-through of the Spider-Man canon continues with the Second Spectacular Spider-Man Magazine as Norman Osborn fulfills his destiny to return as the Green Goblin! James and Brad are back in their longest ever episode to tackle a new issue. Also featuring the return and death of Shotgun Mike.
August 7, 2019
Spider-Man is trapped - he's six inches tall - and he's faced down my Mysterio. What happens next? Find out as our first time read-through of The Amazing Spider-Man continues!
July 25, 2019
Gwen finds her love, Pete finds his clothes, Mysterio finds a plan, JJ finds a trump card and Aunt May finds a heart attack. The boys cover Amazing Spider-Man 66 for the first time as the readthrough continues.
July 17, 2019
Spider-man wakes up behind bars, George Stacey is taken hostage and Harry Osborn pounds the streets. We're back to read The Amazing Spider-Man issue 65 for the very first time - and what at all could go wrong? Here is our 75th episode!
July 4, 2019
The Vulture kicks Spider-Man's ass before Spidey gets the drop on him, Joe Robertson comes closer to figuring out the identity of Spider-Man before he suffers head trauma and Gwen Stacey learns news that makes her forgive Peter Parker.
June 26, 2019
After a diversion into the world of the Spectacular Spider-Man, James and Brad are back to continue their first-time read through of The Amazing Spider-Man with issue 63. An old enemy returns from the dead to break out his rival, Peter Parker injures himself and isn't sure where he stands with Gwen Stacey and Harry Osborn tries to stop his dad having a panic attack. Ah - back to the Spider-Man stories we know and love.
June 13, 2019
There's a monster on the loose, there's an election taking place, Spider-Man is trying his best to keep it all together. It all comes to a head in the conclusion of the first Spectacular Spider-Man Magazine.
May 29, 2019
The silliest Spider-Man podcast returns as Swinging Through Spider-man gets to grip with a new series. Today, we're tackling the Spectacular Spider-Man Magazing issue one in a two-parter - the thing is huge! Part two will drop next week, but here's part one as our first-time readthrough of Spider-man comics continues. Richard Raleigh is the hottest thing in New York politics - but is being targeted by someone. Can Spider-Man come to the rescue - and does Raleigh need to be rescued at all?
May 22, 2019
Swinging through Spider-Man continus the readthrough of Amazing Spider-Man as an alien comes to town in issue 62 of Stan Lee's finest. Apologies for the intro-less episode - but I've got no shower and I'm not at home so this is a small loss for you.
May 8, 2019
It was WINKLER ALL ALONG! Swinging Through Spider-Man is back as Peter Parker grapples with a leak, while Gwen Stacy and George Stacy hit the road as fugitives and Mary Jane grapples with an empty bank account. Oh, and the Kingpin's plan is revealed as the brains behind the scheme comes to the fore..
May 2, 2019
Swinging Through Spider-Man is back! Today we are reading issue 60 of The Amazing Spider-Man by Stan Lee and John Romita Snr. Can Peter Parker's troubles get worse after a stand-off with the Kingpin? Yes. He doubles down and hits an old man in the face.
April 18, 2019
Swinging Through Spider-Man is back with issue 59 of The Amazing Spider-Man! James and Brad continue the first time read-through of the legendary comic book. What happens this time? Well an old friend returns, an older friend puts everyone into danger and an even older friend starts to finally remember who he is. Up the Spidey!
April 11, 2019
An all new episode of Swinging Through Spider-Man takes Brad and James onto another issue of The Amazing Spider-Man. And hol How will the Cold War reignite? What's Ka-Zar's deal? How will Jameson swing back at Spidey? Will Spider-Man finally shower? Find out in this episode that covers issue 58 of The Amazing Spider-Man by Stan Lee. Finally, a very happy birthday to Doctor Spidey!
April 4, 2019
The Amazing Spider-Man 57 is here and Spider-Man is once again, at a low. We meet a new character, and Spider-Man is still suffering from memory loss! Oh boy. Ka-Zar comes to town and is set on the tale of Spidey, but doesn't really know why. Oh, he's also got a big cat! The issue of rough sleeping is brought up by this issue. If you're interested in learning more about that, or even helping out - there are some links embedded for you. Please do help, and please bug your local politicians to end rough sleeping. It is in their power.
March 30, 2019
With the Human Torch and Spider-Man riding a wave, Hollywood beckons! However, it's not all as it seems. They have both walked right into a trap! Who is behind this sinister plot? Jump right in! Here's the FOURTH Amazing Spider-Man Annual.
March 21, 2019
It's the end of Ock Month - the latest saga in the Swinging Through Spider-Man tale is done. After nabbing the nullifier Ock has the attention of the Army, but he's also got a new friend. Spider-Man! We're here with issue 56 of The Amazing Spider-Man as Spidey suffers with memory loss and the army move in. Can he remember his good deeds? Can he recall his name? Can he defeat Doctor Octopus? Find out! Please leave a review if you enjoyed, and follow us on Twitter @spideypodcast. Next up, the Annual #4
March 14, 2019
Let loose on New York, Doctor Octopus has all the time and power in the world - and can finally enact his master plan... However, after suffering personal humiliation against Doc Ock last time out, Spider-Man is not to be trifled with - and is on the tail of the villain. Our first-time read through of The Amazing Spider-Man continues!
March 7, 2019
Shock, horror - Doctor Octopus has new lodgings; but what is Peter Parker going to do about it?
February 28, 2019
Swinging Through Spider-Man returns! The chronological read-through of The Amazing Spider-Man by two first-timers hits issue 53 - where Dr Octopus returns with explosive results.
February 6, 2019
Triumph, escape and death - this one has it all. With the promise of a major death, can Spider-Man escape from a torture-chamber and save the life of his enemy, J Jonah Jameson? How will the Kingpin get out of this one? And who will man the newspapers now? James and Brad are joined by Jade for their first-ever readthrough of issue 52 of The Amazing Spider-Man. Enjoy! Thank you for all of your incredible support. We love you!
January 31, 2019
Life is never easy as Spider-Man. One day you're giving it all up, before you get a new lease on life. The next - you're collapsing on the floor in front of a new crime lord. Spider-Man is back in issue 51 of The Amazing Spider-Man by Stan Lee and John Romita Snr. We read through it for the first time in this podcast and find out the location of the missing Fred Foswell and discover what happens when Spider-Man tries to drop in on a kidnapping!
January 24, 2019
It's all come to a head. Peter Parker's antics as Spider-Man are getting in the way of his life. He's got nothing going on except his abilty to moonlight as the crimefighting hero. However, it's all come to a head. He cannot carry his burden any longer. As the city breaks out into a new crime-wave, as a new Kingpin arrives on the scene, where is Spider-Man when the city needs him the most? In this issue, we cover the famous 50th issue of The Amazing Spider-Man by Stan Lee and John Romita Snr. Thank you for all your incredible support in 2018 and long may it continue. Happy 2019!
January 10, 2019
In our first episode of 2019, Spider-Man meets the Avengers. Yes, Earth's Mightiest heroes headline our belated overage of the third Amazing Spider-Man Annual. And why? Well - they want to hire Spider-Man. First, he's got to pass their test! It's all the usual shenanigans, but with more of a cast. Can Spidey pass the test? More importantly, can he keep his cool? Find out more by tuning into the FIRST Swinging Through Spider-Man episode of the new year. Thanks for all your support. We'll be back shortly with issue 50 of The Amazing Spider-Man!
December 20, 2018
After spending a night-out in the cold, Spider-Man stumbles home to recover. However, he's got to be quick about it - The new Vulture, Blackie Drago, has the city in the palm of his hand, and the fugitive Kraven the Hunter will put the city at risk trying to beat down Drago. It's all to play for - but Spider-Man? He's out for the count. Join us (and a guest) as we cover The Amazing Spider-Man #49 for the first time.
December 14, 2018
Swinging Through Spider-Man returns! James and Brad continue their initial reading of The Amazing Spider-Man by hitting up issue 48. After Kraven The Hunter's escape, Spider-Man's search for the villain is interrupted by a bout of the flu and little does our hero know, but there's a new Vulture in town. Can Spider-Man survive the day? Do we care about the Raimi suit not featuring in Spider-Man PS4? Where is Kraven? Find out in this latest episode! ALSO - Spoiler alert for Spider-Man PS4 at the end of this podcast!
December 6, 2018
Through a bit of mealy-mouthed exposition, Kraven the Hunter is thrust back into combat with The Amazing Spider-Man - and through good luck and fortune we are hear to celebrate one WHOLE year of Swinging Through Spider-Man. Thank you, for everything!
November 22, 2018
After Spider-Man's dealings with The Lizard finished, we all thought he was in for a rest. No. An injured Spidey is thrown into an encounter with a new Villain, The Shocker. And is someone getting closer to discovering the true identity of Spider-Man? Yes. Here's issue 46 of The Amazing Spider-Man. Complete with our favourite EVER Spidey moment up to this point. RIP STAN LEE Music by RUSTY NAILS.
November 15, 2018
Over the past week, we lost Stan Lee. Stan Lee co-created The Amazing Spider-Man and passed away this week aged 95. Clearly, we would not be here doing this without him, and Steve Ditko. May he rest in peace. Still, the journey continues. This week, Spider-Man, a sprained Spidey at that, tries to go toe-to-toe with The Lizard once more.
November 8, 2018
No Dr Curt Connors COULD NOT hold it together for one more episode. He's gone - the promised and threatened change has happened and he is the Lizard once more. Spider-Man? He's got to keep it together and keep this under wraps and help get his old friend back! We cover issue 44 of The Amazing Spider-Man - and pray it can only get better for Peter Parker.
November 1, 2018
This week in Swinging Through Spider-Man, the Spider-Man podcast that knows almost nothing about Spider-Man, the boys tackle issue 43 of The Amazing Spider-Man. Tune in for: Find out the origin of the Rhino. Just what drugs is Mary Jane on? Where does Peter Parker get off? What does Dad mean?
October 18, 2018
Last time on Swinging Through Spider-Man, we read The Amazing Spider-Man issue 41 by Stan Lee and John Romita; where John Jameson came back from a space mission covered in space spores. In this issue, issue 42, the space spores make Big John go a bit mad. Also: We meet Mary Jane Watson, and so does Peter Parker. The Rhino tries to escape the Animal Testing facility he is now locked in. Spider-Man genuinely robs a bank. -- Swinging Through Spider-Man is a Spider-Man podcast where two mates read through The Amazing Spider-Man for the very first time.
October 11, 2018
If you're Russian, and you want someone to get the job done for you and your country - you know who to call. No. Not someone with access to destructive toxins and nerve agents. You need the RHINO! The infamous Spidey Villain debuts shortly after Spider-Man's tussle with the Green Goblin and he's ready to wreck it. Coming in hot over the Mexican border, he's got a target in mind. A target close to Spidey... James and Brad advance through the story of The Amazing Spider-Man with this readthrough of issue 41. Enjoy!
October 4, 2018
The Green Goblin's clearly taken lessons from his business career into his 'personal life' as his preferred method of torture is via a PowerPoint presentation, with all the nifty animations and transitions! It's issue 40 of THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN. James and Brad are back to find out what has happened to Peter Parker, ever since his true identity was discovered by the Green Goblin, who also unmasked. It's got (no thrills), (no spills), but plenty of laughs.That's usually the case though, when two people who know nothing about Spider-Man, podcast about Spider-Man...
September 27, 2018
A new era of The Amazing Spider-Man begins. John Romita Snr takes over from Steve Ditko while Stan Lee pens the stories. Spider-Man is back with issue 39! And we're back. Join us as we experience the unmasking of the Green Goblin - who enacts his revenge on Spider-Man
September 20, 2018
It's an end of an era - so we took a look back at our favourite memories of the first 38 issues of The Amazing Spider-Man. We also asked you about your favoruite panels and stories! Thanks for getting back to us. In this episode, we talk at length about some of our favourite story beats, and discuss your thoughts on Steve Ditko's run on Spider-Man. With Stan Lee, the pair defined a famous character. Be sure to listen to the last five minutes so you can get the skinny on the first competition that we are running, with a one-of-a-kind prize. Sort of. This is it from us, Steve. Rest In Peace. See you soon, John Romita. We'll be back next week with the first in a new saga for The Amazing Spider-Man, with issue 39.
September 13, 2018
If you want something to reinforce your newfound love for a character, there's nothing like a AAA Playstation 4 game. Marvel's Spider-Man is just that, and it's a refreshing tonic for James and Brad who are absolutely not shoving in a filler episode to buy Brad time to produce artwork for the podcast. Even then, it's a brilliant time to dissect, critique and enjoy this fantastic game. Truly, despite some of our thoughts and criticism, this game is a world-beater and gets our stamp of approval. SPOILERS within, so beware. We're talking about most things from ACT ONE but there are minor spoilers for ACT THREE. Bare that in mind. But if you're down to join in - there's a lot of discussion about a mature Peter Parker, Otto Octavius' fast food of choice and Norman Osborn's career paths. Join us, and celebrate this FANTASTIC game.
September 6, 2018
James and Brad have finally finished their journey through the first era of The Amazing Spider-Man. The last Steve Ditko drawn comic is down and out. A new era begins shortly. So, do you want to know about a Guy Named Joe? Do you want to see Norman Osborn do his best Breaking Bad? Do you want to know what happens when Jeremy Clarkson fights a chef? Of course you do! Listen on!
August 30, 2018
Spider-Man, Fleshy Robots, Osborns! The boys continue their journey through the Spider-Man lore by meeting Norman Osborn and Doctor Stromm. Patch also returns.
August 19, 2018
Hi! Another episode of Swinging Through Spider-Man takes you, the listener ever closer to the present day by dragging a run of the mill 60's Spidey comic out to a 45 minute run time. This time, we've got the penultimate Steve Ditko comic, issue 36 of The Amazing Spider-Man. Big Steve is just about done with Marvel and Stan Lee right about now, so he's phoning it. Which makes for some amazing comic book art, if we do say so ourself. We dissect the story of issue 36 for the very first time and suck out every last drop as Spider-Man encounters The Looter and struggles with University.
August 9, 2018
Spider-Man is finding his feet as a superhero, and that's good - because he's got to tangle with the Molten Man again! Packing a punch, James and Brad talk about Spidey's second punch-up with the Molten Man! These two slug it out, and out, and out, and out in a never ending punch fest. Who needs story when you can hit each other in the face? You can send us feedback and thoughts at swingingthroughspidey@gmail.com - we'll read them out! Shout out to Rusty Nails for composing our intro!
August 2, 2018
Pete's back in style, his aunt is healthy - he's going back to school. Things are looking up? Maybe. Kraven has his eye on our boy. And he's coming. You can send us feedback and thoughts at swingingthroughspidey@gmail.com - we'll read them out!
July 26, 2018
Things are getting dire for Spider-Man. His Aunt is dying, his love life has failed, he is broke - and he's also getting crushed to death following a failed encounter with Doctor Octopus. It's part three of Spider-Man's first 'arc' - and it's the final part of 'If This Be My Destiny' so go back and catch the last two or three episodes before diving in. James and Brad cover The Amazing Spider-Man #33, a life and death situation for Spidey. Will Curt Connors be able to fix the formula, will Spidey escape? Where's Doc Ock and how will Aunt May fare? Find out all in the new Swinging Through Spider-Man. You can send us feedback and thoughts at swingingthroughspidey@gmail.com - we'll read them out! Thank you for your support.
July 18, 2018
Aunt May is in poor health, Spider-Man is struggling and Pete is being Pete. Business as usual for the Amazing Spider-Man? James and Brad tackle the second story in the three-part 'If This Be My Destiny 'Arc, widely known as the best Spider-Man story going, and if not that, the most iconic. As The Master Planner continues to get the better of Spider-Man, the wallcrawler continues to fall into the traps laid out for him. Our hero seeks help from an unlikely source, and it all ends with a crushing finale. Literally. Also, James uses his 'audio skills' to reveal the true identity of The Master Planner in a 'glorious' manner... You can send us feedback and thoughts at swingingthroughspidey@gmail.com - we'll read them out! SFX for the Identity Skit was sourced from Freesound under Creative Commons- https://freesound.org/people/Trautwein/sounds/262574/ https://freesound.org/people/soundslikewillem/sounds/340750/ https://freesound.org/people/sjnewton/sounds/256566/ https://freesound.org/people/Jake%20Williams/sounds/18169/ https://freesound.org/people/qubodup/sounds/191555/
July 12, 2018
Destiny. If this be his? That's the title of this new arc and well - what to expect? Well, things haven't gotten that much better for Peter. He is hated by his new college classmates - including the Three Muskateers of Flash Thompson, Harry Osborn and Gwen Stacey. His aunt has fallen ill, and his beau is tangling with a marriage proposal from another man. At least there's always Spider-Man! Well, if he can get on the right side of a bunch of masked criminals roaming around the streets of New York acting for the 'Master Planner'. Hold onto your butts as James and Brad take you through the first act of what is apparently 'the definitive Spider-Man story'. RIP Steve Ditko.
July 9, 2018
Your boys are all grown up. James and Brad performed the latest episode of Swinging Through Spider-Man live at the Birmingham Podcast Festival over the past weekend. Their radio silence is because of the hearty prep required to bring such a magnificent showcase of all things Spidey to an adoring crowd. We hit issue #30. Peter Parker's life starts to get rough as forces collide. His Aunt is ill, his ex-girlfriend seems to have moved on, and it's getting to him. He's even missed a new criminal causing widespreas havoc. The Cat is loose, and he's got a big victim in mind. The day was marked with the sad news of the passing of Steve Ditko. Steve, of course, was the genius behind Spider-Man - truly. While the work of Stan Lee should never be discounted, the reason that Spidey is Spidey is more than likely because of Ditko. RIP Steve. We wouldn't be doing this without you. We'd like to take this time to place on record our thanks to Podiant, Mark Steadman, Jon Hickman and the Mockingbird Cinema for allowing us to live a small dream. Not only did England make the World Cup semi-final (it's coming home), but we got to perform our 'act' live to an audience. To everyone else,thank you, as always, for everything -
June 21, 2018
Your regular content is back! After the diversion of the latest Spider-Man Annual, James and Brad continue with the story of Spider-Man. What happens this time? Well, someone breaks out of prison. Who'd have thunk it.
May 31, 2018
Sorry for being away. Here's the second Amazing Spider-Man Annual! Featuring Spider-Man, your boys and Doctor Strange!
April 9, 2018
After a bout of illness, Swinging Through Spider-Man is BACK! Thanks for your patience. And we are back with a doozy. A new villain appears, Peter breaks hearts, he falls for old traps and he gets his duds back! It's issue 28 of The Amazing Spider-Man by Stan Lee and Ditko. This train stops for no-body! In this episode, James spoils Death Note, Brad brings the feels and breaks down Aunt May's taste in men, and the pair are left heartbroken by a devestating ending. Intro music by the FANTASTIC Rusty Nails. What A Man!
March 27, 2018
Say hi, and bye to the Crime Master! He stuck around! James and Brad are back to continue their journey through the Amazing Spider-Man saga as everything comes to a head in New York's underground scene. And just what is Foswell up to? Music by the excellent Rusty Nails!
March 23, 2018
A new villain(?) appears in this 29th episode of Swinging Through Spider-Man covering The Amazing Spider-Man #26. Also, the Green Goblin is back, trying to work his plan to master the underworld. It's not gone well so far. This podcast also features a missed connection between Fred Foswell and Fancy Dan. You heard it here first.
March 20, 2018
James and Brad are back to continue their onslaught and destruction of the Spider-Man canon that they frankly don't understand. Today, the attention turns to issue number 25 of the original Amazing Spider-Man run by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko. This issue features the debut of a major player in the Spidey Universe - and that's about it, but there are more hijinks to this than meets the eye!
March 15, 2018
Spider-Man is gaslit by a new villain in this episode of Swinging Through Spider-Man. He also shoots his webbing at a wall, and helps J Jonah Jameson LOSE IT. We end on a not-so-surprising reveal, as the day is also saved by the least suspecting person of all time. Our read through of the Amazing Spider-Man continues! Also - some links below to explain some of the mental health issues that aren't dealt with at all well by the comic. Oh well, we can fix that!
March 13, 2018
Get your bag of cans out - and crack them open. The king of Prog Rock and latex is back and he's got some dodgy films to show you, to win you over to his side! The Green Goblin is back and he's in an empire state of mind. You'll see what we mean. Also, Pete has laundry issues! If you enjoyed, like, share, talk to us, subscribe! Do your thing. Reviews help and feedback is always appreciated.
March 7, 2018
New listener, intimidated by 25 back episodes? No worries - jump right in here with this recap and you SHOULD have enough knowledge to jump straight in with the next episode! James and Brad talk the life and times of Peter Parker, his love interests, his family, his enemies and of course, his alter-ego, Spider-Man!
March 7, 2018
A small break in the schedule to celebrate 25 episodes of Swinging through Spider-Man has arrived, so James and Brad have took in your questions on themselves and the podcast, and have answered them! Tune in and get to know your hosts.
March 1, 2018
The Ringmaster is back! I bet you didn't expect to see this C-Lister again? Oh, you did? So did Spider-Man! But he's barking up the wrong tree. Princess Python is in town and we find out all about the clown as we cover The Amazing Spider-Man 22!
February 27, 2018
James and Brad continue their first read-through of The Amazing Spider-Man comics and roll right on through the twenties! It's issue 21 and after the antics with the Scorpion, Spidey is a bit bored... So he plays homewrecker. The Human Torch and his gal Doris are going through a rough patch, and Spidey interferes as his costumed self, and his civilian self - Peter Parker. He's done this before, hasn't he? Will Johnny Storm stop being such an arse to his girlfriend? Will Spidey stop being such an arse to everyone else? You'll have to tune in to find out. That's how this works. Oh, and there's a crazed villain on the run. He's got such a sexy name.
February 22, 2018
Spidey's stalker is revealed! and boy, it's not a surprise at all as to the identity of his boss! A new villain also appears after cash is chucked at a morally ambigious project. Pete's life? Could be better. Business as usual
February 20, 2018
Spider-Man is back, the Enforcers are back, and the Sandman is back. Oh, and we're back with our 21st episode taking you through issue 19 of The Amazing Spider-Man by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko. Spidey has a lot to deal with as his rival, The Human Torch is captured by the Sandman, who is working with the Enforcers to defeat Spider-Man. How will Spidey save the day? And can he actually work with the Torch for once? We'll see
February 15, 2018
You can't give up on what you love, but what if you must give up on what you love, to save who you love? That's the question facing Peter Parker after an outing from hell last time out. The city revels in the wake that Spidey is a coward, and Spider-Man doubles down on his cowardice during an impromptu skirmish with the Sandman. Yep - life isn't getting much better for Spidey, and we're bringing you issue 18 of The Amazing Spider-Man, as we read it for the first time.
February 13, 2018
We've finally escaped from the two-part bondage of the incredible Amazing Spider-Man Annual, which brought us into a battle with the Sinister Six! Now? We're back reading the original Amazing Spider-Man line of comics- and so is the Green Goblin (back, not reading). He's been stalking Spidey from the background, but our webbed hero is too busy engaged with other things - namely trying to deal with Flash Thompson and his new Spider-Man fan club. Oh, and Peter Parker's life genuinely falls apart. Oh boy!
February 8, 2018
Woah - so you're telling me that four Spider-Man villains tried to stop him and the webhead blew right through them? Hard to believe, based on what we know - but ok! And it's the truth, Spider-Man is on a rampage, and with just the Vulture and Doctor Octopus in the way, there's not much left to stop him as he endeavours to rescue his Aunt May, and his girlfriend, Betty Brant. Still, Doc Ock has a number of things up his sleeve! Join James and Brad as they tackle the final pages of the Amazing Spider-Man Annual - there are too many impressions of Doctor Octopus to count here...
February 6, 2018
If you can't beat them, join them. Well, if you can't beat someone, join a gang and then beat up that someone! James and Brad are here to break down the first Spider-Man annual, and it's a doozy! After various failed schemes - Doctor Octopus has gathered five criminals to join together and form THE SINISTER SIX - to take down Spider-Man once and for all! The cronies? Electro, the Vulture, Sandman, Mysterio and Kraven the Hunter! Oh. And Spider-Man loses his powers. Oh dear.
February 1, 2018
Blind - but he's a massive threat to the ne'er-do-wells of Hells Kitchen, New York. The Daredevil meets Spider-Man and even gets in a fight with our hero. Sort of. Our story continues with an quick visit to a circus, where the dastardly Ringmaster has planned a hypnotising ploy. It's issue 16 of Stan Lee's Amazing Spider-Man series and we are loving it! Find out what happens by tuning in. Next week, we'll be back with the Amazing Spider-Man Annual #1 and we can't wait. Until then, keep it Swinging. Also - in the show note links, we have a number of charities that support blind people, or those with partial vision. It's all well and good to make the jokes that we make in this episode, but it needs to have heart. If you're enjoying us - please consider supporting a local charity that helps out those who might just need it! If you can't give, why not educate yourself on what you can do to make someone's life just a little bit easier!
January 30, 2018
Another episode, another villain! Last time out we met the Green Goblin and this week we are delighted to meet a new big hitter - Kraven The Hunter. After the returning Chameleon is foiled once more, he hires a professional to get the job done for him - there are antics and there are twists - but what are you going to expect from The Amazing Spider-Man saga. Once more - our music is by the fantastic RUSTY NAILS!
January 25, 2018
We're back with our journey through The Amazing Spider-Man saga. Fourteen episodes in, we're granted the honour of meeting another Spider-Man big hitter: The Green Goblin. The Green Goblin is actually very nice (mostly) to our Spidey, and with big money on the line, Spidey puts his life at risk! Hey, do it for that green. And there's a lot of green on offer in this one, as we also meet The Incredible Hulk - for some reason. Music by the fantastic RUSTY NAILS!
January 23, 2018
It's new villain day on the podcast as James and Brad meet Mysterio for the first time! Who is he? Why is Spider-Man now committing crimes? What's Liz Allen's deal? What's Betty's deal? WHAT IS EVERYONE'S DEAL?! Pete has a breakdown, Spider-Man gets beat up, Mysterio finds himself the toast of New York City. It's a zany one. Once again, thank you for all of your support.
January 18, 2018
He's still at large! Oh, no - that was not a fat joke. He's genuinely still running wild. After his escape in Philly, Doctor Octopus is on a mad one. Yep - we're still going and we are reading through the twelfth issue of The Amazing Spider-Man. Spider-Man swings in to deal with his nemesis, but not before his a new enemy encounters him - the flu! Also, there are plenty of animals in this episode. A varmint-friendly edition of our humble podcast. Thank you for your support!
January 16, 2018
The boys are back in town, and by boys we mean Doctor Octopus and all of his arms! After a light jail term, Ock is back on the streets - and while Peter demands his term be extended, the plot takes some pretty bizarre twists. Oh. It's roadtrip time again! On The Podcast Doc Ock gets off LIGHT Betty is in cahoots with a Villain Blackie? It's not what you think. Really. Phew. Brad makes references to porn
January 11, 2018
Another week, another good one. James and Brad read through issue ten of The Amazing Spider-Man and meet The Big Man - as well as the little man, Fancy Dan. There's also something a bit.. Scooby-Doo about this episode... Is Jonah Jameson behind all of this, will the crime ever end? And how is Betty getting on? Find out in our tenth episode! In This Episode: Jameson has it out for Spidey Brad threatens Marvel Comics Brad ruins James' jokes Spider-Man fights three idiots Someone ACTUALLY ANNOYS THE MOST ANNOYING BOY ON THE PLANET Love is in the air... Foswell? It was YOU!
January 9, 2018
We're buzzing to bring you this week's episode. Why? Because it's simply shocking. An electrifying tale! Spider-Man faces off with Electro, a man capable of blasting electric currents - while his Aunt's health fades in hospital. He's also getting close to someone.. oooh! So yeah - we'll try not to fry your brains in this one. In This Episode: Aunt May almost dies Peter ruins his relationship with Betty, almost Betty ruins her relationship with Peter, almost We represent the minimum wage workers of the World!
January 4, 2018
And we're back. Thanks for bearing with us during our short festive break! It feels good to be back! Our first episode of 2018 brings us a new character - The Living Brain. Also, it all comes to a violent clash between Flash Thompson and Peter Parker. What's more, he's getting up to his old tricks of being strange again! Oh man - Peter knocks him OUT! As for the rest? You'll have to listen to Brad and James to find out! In This Episode: Peter puts Flash on his ass, twice A teacher is wierd Peter is weird Spider-Man fights his friends, and a giant Google Home
December 21, 2017
The Vulture is back on his bullshit and so are we! James and Brad dive into issue seven of The Amazing Spider-Man and really enjoy this issue - with Adrian Toomes flying back into there lives. Will Spider-Man survive his second encounter with the oldest villain alive? How can the Vulture keep his jowels together, and seriously, where does he put that gun when he isn't using it? You'll have to tune in to find out!
December 19, 2017
David Icke's favourite issue is up - the one with the Lizard and boy does this one get going fast! Join James and Brad as they journey with Spider-Man to Florida, where he faces a human-turned-lizard, in a very heartwarming story - of sorts.
December 14, 2017
We are back with the fourth and fifth issues of The Amazing Spider-Man and the villains won't stop arriving! The Sandman is here and no - like Brad guessed, he doesn't make you sleepy! At all. Flint Marko - damaged by radiation (a first in this comic...) - has become the Sandman. Banks beware! Will Spider-Man stop him? Of course! Also in this episode: Peter is force-fed soup Peter ruins a date We ruin our recap of issue #5
December 12, 2017
It's another big one, already! Doctor Octopus makes himself known in this episode and can you guess what his power is? Apart from his poor eyesight and portly body - it's his four robotic arms and his belief in being the 'supreme being'. How will Spider-Man deal with this one? Spoiler alert - barely. Thank you once more for your continued support. It means the world to us.
December 7, 2017
In this episode, James and Brad delve from the heights as the vicious Vulture makes his debut. Yep - a bald old man in a suit is Spider-Man's first serious foe. However, we might all laugh, but this is a serious turning point for old Spidey, and we were kind of shocked to see everything go down in the manner it did! Can Spider-Man get out of a bathtub? Will he ever get a job? How did he get one over on the Vulture? Find out within! Oh, and another thing - thank you so much. We're taking this incredibly seriously. New mics are ordered and we can't WAIT to up the production values of this show. Please consider rating it, subscribing, sharing or even just talking to us! It'd make our day.
December 5, 2017
After combing through Amazing Fantasy #15, Brad & James take a big look at the very first issue of The Amazing Spider-Man. Issue number one, of course. This issue is a blast, with a hell of a lot going on in a 2-part deal, so here's a bit of a bumper episode containing the two parts of the first big Spider-Man story as we meet the Fantastic Four, J. Jonah Jameson and the Chameleon. Is Spider-Man a menace? Is he a domestic terrorist? Why does he keep begging for money? Find out by listening to our second episode!
November 29, 2017
In this episode, we meet Spider-Man and his family for the first time, debate the morals of an uncle constantly wrestling his nephew, the presence of wheatcakes, health and safety in the sixties and of course, the correct fabrics for web-slinging activities
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