Monday, December 24, 2007

Peter Goes to the Pen

Well, I hope you all enjoyed the Blog stylings of our friend, Land Captain. As you may know, he has his own blog that you can take a look at if you want to. Today, I'd just like to say that there is no possible way Peter is going to get to the State Prison and back before Mary Jane's opening. Even if the whole trip goes off without a hitch, something will happen and his sense of responsibility will kick in forcing him to help out. We'll see how often I update over the next few days, considering how I'll no doubt be getting a bunch of new DVDs, books, and video games tomorrow. Last year, it didn't go too well, but who knows about this year? Certainly not me.

Sunday, December 23, 2007

Land Captain's Departure

Well, Spider-Buddies, this is my last post for now. I hope you enjoyed my stint as a blogger here! Now, before I get all weepy-eyed, let's get this over with:

I hope your play goes well, Mary Jane. And I hope you actually make it to the play, Peter. If you don't, then I guess that means Simon Krandis is more of a threat than Doctor Octopus and the Green Goblin combined.

I'm about to get all teary-eyed, Spider-Buddies, and since this comic doesn't say anything new or anything I'd just like to wish you all happy holidays. Hope to see you all again soon!

-Land Captain

Friday, December 21, 2007

Mary Jane in a Towel

My super-hero instincts are kicking in, Spider-Buddies! Since the Persuader is pursuing Mary Jane, he'll probably be at the opening! Then Peter can use this to his advantage, and take down the Persuader and Simon Krandis in one go!

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Favorite Character Poll: Round Three COMPLETE (Round Four imminent!)

Somehow the Shocker won the previous poll, edging out Doctor Octopus by two votes. Simon Krandis nabbed a vote (no doubt utilizing the Persuader to get it) and Kurt Kordok, who is famously not the Kingpin, came out of it with nothing. Serves you right, Kordok. Our next post features the various henchmen, including the comedy duo Lug and Angel:
-Lug and Angel
-The Persuader

Poll ends on Sunday, hopefully!

Good Job, Peter!

That's the spirit, Peter! Never say die!


I know Land Captain is still on the job until Sunday, but I couldn't let this strip pass without comment. I know (or at least, I'm reasonably certain) that Spider-Man has fought the Hulk in the strip. Or at least, he's claimed he's fought the Hulk before and that's good enough for me. Venom, though? Seriously Venom? Venom has not once been in this strip until today, I'm thinking, and the fact that he's in there today means something is going down.

There's the chance that someone convinced Stan Lee to put Venom in the strip, and this is the cop-out result. Or Stan Lee is trying to lure in the younger crowd (HINT: MORE ACTION, LESS GOOGLING) and put in Venom to appeal to their sensibilities with the knowledge that no one would ever know Venom actually hasn't appeared in the strip. He might also be picking and choosing parts of Spider-Man's post-Lee history to put into the strip which is problematic to say the least.

Of course, there is the possibility that Venom HAS been in the strip before. If that's the case, then for a few months, we had a slobbering murderous psychopath in the comic pages. That is something I wish I had seen.

TIL: It's always nice to see the Hulk.

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Peter Parker on the Web

12/18:If I had a fancy spider-sense like Peter, it'd be going off right now because Jameson never compliments anyone without an ulterior motive. Watch out, Peter!

12/19:I don't think Peter's going to find much "dirt" on Krandis on the Internet, Spider-Buddies. Unless he's going to go after Krandis' Wikipedia entry and become embroiled in a minor web-battle with the Persuader, both editing the entry moments after the other. Maybe Spider-Man is going to start doing battle exclusively on the "web"!

Monday, December 17, 2007

Why No Police?

While I'm a strong proponent of super-hero tactics, being one myself, I have to wonder why Jameson hasn't called in the police. Surely the destruction of three trucks is worthy of a police investigation? Then again, maybe Simon Krandis has the police in his pocket! I'll bet that's it, and that's why Jameson has to bring in our favorite photojournalist to set things right.

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Sad News

I've got sad news, Spider-Buddies. I'm only doing this Blog for one more week. I talked to Mike P (the guy who usually does it) and told him my troubles of next week being my busy week, and December 23rd is going to be my last day. I hope no one is too disappointed. Now, on with the show!

12/15:I think it's more like "the bads on Simon Krandis", since he's such a rotten guy.

12/16:Uh oh. While my pal Spider-Man is good at thinking with a scientific mind, he's not too good at being a detective. Let's hope he can solve this case without utilizing his fists too much.

Favorite Character Poll: Round Two COMPLETE (Round Three imminent!)

Jonah Jameson won the long-fought battle, with ten votes to Robbie Robertson's nine votes. Maybe next time, Robbie!

Our next poll features four combatants instead of the usual three:
-Doctor Octopus
-Kurt Kordok
-Simon Krandis

I added links so that those of you not in-the-know can read up on everyone before voting. This is something I should have been doing this whole time. Poll ends on Wednesday, hopefully!

Friday, December 14, 2007

Happy Holidays!

At the beginning of the week, I managed to save Hanukkah again! From different guys this time. Unfortunately, this left me in the Middle East with no passport, no money, and no way home. Also, no computer. Through an even stranger set of circumstances, however, I made it back and so here's the comics:

12/11:There's few things more entertaining than an argument between Spider-Man and Jonah Jameson, folks.

I'll answer Jameson's questions for you, Jonah:
1) It was on the news!
2) It would be the smart thing to do!

Jonah would rather lose his paper than get super-help. He's the very image of someone who helps himself, he is.

Do you know who would work really cheap (for free, even!) and is pretty darned smart most of the time? Spider-Man!

Thursday, December 13, 2007


Yikes! It would seem that Jonah and Robbie have tied! Therefore, Maria will be dropped and the poll will be restarted, ending on Saturday. Will we have a winner? I certainly hope so.

Monday, December 10, 2007

December is the Pits

I'm not one to complain about my lot in life, but December really is the pits for super-heroes, at least those of us in the north-eastern United States. It's cold, it's snowy, and every other week we have to help save Hanukkah or Christmas. Over the weekend, some madman decided to end Hanukkah early- and maybe forever! A concerned rabbi got in touch with me, though, and everything worked out in the end. Which is why I didn't comment on the weekend strips. Boy howdy, but I'm not looking forward to the few days before Christmas. In any case, here's your strips:

I'm not entirely sure I like Peter's attitude here. He used to be such a pro-active hero, and now my buddy is just going to sit around and sulk? Maybe I should go pay him a visit and give him a talking-to about super-heroics...

Ah, it's good to see Peter is doing more than sitting around and sulking! He's out getting things done. Good job, Spider-Man! You and Jameson can lick this problem together!

That's one strong window if it can support a full-grown man without falling down. I tried this once and wound up in a back brace for a month. Though maybe it's only staying up because ol' Spider-Man is just using is as leverage, and those are some physics you can take to the bank.

That's it for today's update, Spider-Buddies! I'm going to take a nice long soak in the tub, followed by a good night's sleep. Saving Hanukkah takes a lot out of a guy!

Sunday, December 09, 2007

Favorite Character Poll: Round One COMPLETE (Round Two imminent!)

In the battle between Spider-Man and two women who claim to be his wives, Spider-Man won with half the votes (eleven of them!) with his actual wife in second place with nine votes. Dara Dorset managed to get two votes as well, probably because she's done with.

Our next poll concerns Spider-Man's erstwhile supporting cast, the Media!
-Jonah Jameson
-Robbie Robertson
-Maria Lopez

Who will win? The tiger, the shark, or... Robbie Robertson? Poll ends on Wednesday, with a new one going up Thursday.

Friday, December 07, 2007

Peter Gets "Burned"

I do believe that's what the kids today call a "burn". Like I said yesterday, chin up, Peter! No one likes seeing you mope about, especially not your buddy Land Captain. This off-Broadway show is probably what's best for you and Mary Jane!

Thursday, December 06, 2007

The Lazy

Hooray for you, Mary Jane! You'll get to brush up on your acting chops and not break your contract! Everyone is happy! Except for Peter. Chin up, Peter, you're hardly ever home anyway with your web-slinging super-heroics and all. At least, you shouldn't be at home... Peter, have you caught the lazy?

Wednesday, December 05, 2007

POLL: Favorite Character, Actually

I'm taking a break from my hiatus to tell you that we'll just hold a favorite character overall poll. With one exception, we'll include all the characters who have appeared more than once in the lifetime of this blog. The brackets will be as follows: (Maybe I'll put together a nifty image at some point)

Spider-Man and his Amazing Wives
-Peter Parker, the Amazing Spider-Man
-Mary Jane Watson-Parker
-Dara Dorset

The Media
-Jonah Jameson
-Maria Lopez
-Robbie Robertson

Main Villians
-Doctor Octopus
-Kurt Kordok
-Simon Krandis

Other Ne'er Do Wells
-Lug and Angel
-The Persuader

Blog Personalities
-Land Captain
-Loretta the Slave-Woman
-King of the Newspaper Jockies

Each poll will stay up for four days, meaning that the first one will come down on Saturday night, with a new one going up on Sunday and they'll keep going on like that for a while. The final poll, with each of the five winners, will go up... at the beginning of 2008, it looks like. Happy voting.

POLL: Favorite Incidental Character

Well, it looks like six of you have read this "green circle" thing and five of you haven't. That's neat, I guess. What's a green circle, anyway?

Since Mike P has left this Blog in my hands, I get to do a poll or two! Let's have a bit of a tournament, shall we? Who's your favorite incidental character from this strip? Including yours truly, of course, but don't let that sway your voting! Incidental being a relative term, of course, so we can include our pal Weasel! In fact, why just not make it favorite character who hasn't appeared in any other Spider-Man medium (comic books, movies, novels) and make this an event? Here we go!

1) Land Captain
2) Loretta the Slave-Woman
3) King of the Newspaper Jockies
4) Weasel (what a guy!)
5) Dara Dorset
6) Kurt Kordok
7) Lug and Angel (the gruesome twosome!)
8) Maria Lopez
9) Simon Krandis
10) The Persuader

Voting closes on Friday, Spider-Buddies!

Spider-Man's Gal-Pal, Mary Jane!

I was giving it some thought, Spider-Buddies, and decided that Mary Jane isn't just Spider-Man's pal, but sort of his girlfriend as well! She's Jimmy Olsen and Lois Lane rolled into one package! Enough about that, though. It's good that Peter did put a button on that bracelet (I was a bit worried he had forgotten, living the life of a high-strung hero and all). Now, I just hope that Mary Jane's job offer doesn't go against her contract. Unless her contract has some sort of weird loophole that states she can't try out for parts, but can accept parts offered to her. That would be one zany contract.

Tuesday, December 04, 2007


That's using the old noggin, Peter! The only thing is, how will you know when she needs you? I'm guessing you put a little button on the bracelet that activates it, otherwise you'll be answering a lot of false alarms. I hope we leave these two lovebirds alone for a day or two- it looks like they'll need their privacy.

Monday, December 03, 2007

Loretta the Slave-Woman Returns

I was looking at today's strip, Spider-Buddies, and was taken off-guard by that blond woman! My, but is she easy on the eyes! However, my keen superhero instincts grabbed my brain and said, "There's something fishy going on here, Land Captain." So I jumped back to when Mary Jane was filming her movie, and I discovered my instincts hadn't steered me wrong. If my eyes don't deceive me, that woman is none other than Mary Jane's servant, Loretta the Slave-Woman! What nefarious plot does this woman have, and what does she have against the happy union of Mary Jane and Peter Parker? She'll bear a close watching, and I guess it falls to me to watch her being a superhero and all.

Oh, and Simon Krandis should put on a shirt. No one wants to see a shirtless flabby old man, I think, and it's a sight to turn even the strongest of stomachs.

Sunday, December 02, 2007

Romantic Shenanigans Ahoy!

Sorry about the posting delay, folks! Weekends are a busy time for crime, and therefore a busy time for crime-fighters. After a busy day of foiling evil schemes, it's sort of nice to read up on my buddy Spider-Man and his exploits. I wonder what heroics he's performed?

12/01:That's the way, Peter! Show that Persuader you're no wimp! I have to admit that I'm not sure what "whapped" means, though. It sure sounds like "whopped" or even "whacked". I'm thinking it's a combination of the two- a portmanteau. I knew he was a science whiz, but I guess Peter is an English whiz too!

12/02:Yikes, it looks like there's some shenanigans on the romantic front heading for our buddy Spider-Man! He should get into his costume and go after that Persuader before he gets away, though, so that the Persuader doesn't cause any more mischief. I like seeing Captain America in the strip, though. He's a class act, that Cap.