September 6th, 2018

Coinciding with the release of Insomniac Games' new project Marvel's Spider-ManComics on Consoles returns as host Chris Clow takes a look back at one of the most important comic book video games ever created: Spider-Man, developed by Neversoft Games and published by Activision in the year 2000!

Perhaps Marvel Comics' most singular icon, Chris also explores the creation of Spider-Man at the hands of comics creators Stan LeeSteve Ditko, and Jack Kirby, while also delving into the climate of (pretty bad) 3D superhero games that were quickly saved by the Webslinger just in the nick of time.

Then, in the returning discussion found in ISSUE #11.1, Chris is joined by three very special guests: comics gaming historian and Marvel Games alum CHRIS BAKER (Superhero.VGWRONG! Retro Games, You Messed Up Our Comic Book Heroes), ComicGamersAssemble.com webmaster and author BLAIR FARRELL, and PANELS TO PIXELS YouTube host JOSH SUTTON all assemble to talk about a momentous character and video game ahead of the latest adventure from Insomniac!

Plus, Chris announces the subject of ISSUE #12!

Comics on Consoles theme, "A Hero Rises," by Chris "Kiku" KubiakSpider-Man video game score by Tommy Tallarico.

Sources

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Cited Comics

  • "Mystery of the Human Thunderbolt!:" Showcase (vol. 1) #4, October 1956.
  • "S.O.S. Green Lantern!:" Showcase (vol. 1) #22, October 1959.
  • "Justice League of America:" Brave and the Bold (vol. 1) #28, March 1960.
  • "Spider-Man!:" Amazing Fantasy (vol. 1) #15, August 1962.
  • "How Green Was My Goblin!:" The Amazing Spider-Man (vol. 1) #39, August 1966.
  • "Green Goblin Reborn!:" The Amazing Spider-Man (vol. 1) #96–98, May - July 1971.
  • "They Say It'll Kill Me... But They Won't Say When:" Green Lantern (vol. 2) #86, October 1971.
  • "The Night Gwen Stacy Died:" The Amazing Spider-Man (vol. 1) #121–122, June - July 1973.
  • "Invasion!:" Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars (vol. 1) #8, December 1984
  • "Kraven's Last Hunt:" Web of Spider-Man (vol. 1) #31-32, The Amazing Spider-Man (vol. 1) #293-294, The Spectacular Spider-Man (vol. 1) #131-132, October - November 1987.
  • "Venom:" The Amazing Spider-Man (vol. 1) #300, May 1988.
  • "Savage Genesis:" The Amazing Spider-Man (vol. 1) #361, April 1992.
  • "Invasion of the Spider-Slayers:" The Amazing Spider-Man (vol. 1) #368 - 373, November 1992 - January 1993.
  • "Maximum Carnage:" The Amazing Spider-Man (vol. 1) #378-380, Spider-Man (vol. 1) #35-37, The Spectacular Spider-Man (vol. 1) #201-203, Spider-Man Unlimited (vol. 1) #1-2, Web of Spider-Man (vol. 1) #101-103, May - August 1993.
  • "To Trap a Spider!:" Spider-Man Activision #1, October 2000.