Couple months back, a friend of mine and editor-in-chief of the esteemed publication Baddieverse, Gino (Baddie is his supervillain name) put together a comic book fan group on Facebook called We Read Comics PH.
While it isn't the only or first comic book fan group around, it's certainly a refreshing one. The people are interesting and everyone is there to take part in something they all love. Sure, you've got your usual "I am too cool for mainstream comics" guys who criticize everything and can only seem to appreciate things if only twelve people on the planet have read about it, but there aren't a lot of them there. For the most part, everyone there is there to enjoy comics. Plain and simple. It's just a fun time all around.
Every time a Spider-Man movie comes out, droves of people are always quick to post Tweets or status updates that say "Spiderman was AWESOME!" To which I want to reply, "Dude, if it it was so awesome, why don't you learn how to spell it right? It's Spider - hyphen - Man." This has been happening since Spider-Man's comic came out, I guess, but due to social media and 2002's Spider-Man movie, it has become way too prominent and I get pissy about it on Facebook every single time.
I think it's high time that stops. To avoid confusion on how to spell superhero names, I've written up a quick little guide right here on GeekOut.ph.
If you're thinking "why should I care if I misspell Spider-Man again? PFT." Well, first of all, FUCK YOU. Second, words, when used and spelled correctly, have a certain power to them. How would you like it if someone misspelled your name? And lastly, you won't look any more ignorant than you already do by questioning the importance of proper spelling.
1. Hyphenated Characters
Let's start with the most misspelled one - Spider-Man. Here are the rules - S and M are capitalized, and in between the words "spider" and "man," there is a hyphen. That's really all you have to remember. It isn't rocket science.
Why is Spider-Man spelled the way it's spelled? Stan Lee claims that he put the hyphen in so people wouldn't confuse him with another popular character named Superman, which obviously isn't hyphenated. This was probably a decision they made after Spidey's debut because in Amazing Fantasy #15, which came out in 1962, the word was spelled Spider Man and Spiderman. In Amazing Spider-Man #1, which came out in 1963, it was spelled as Spider-Man.
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Who would’ve guessed that, arguably, the greatest superhero card game of all time would not be a DC or Marvel product? You read correctly, folks. Sentinels of the Multiverse, created by Greater than Games, is the definitive superhero tabletop gaming experience and will leave you wanting more after every game night.
This cooperative, fixed-deck card game is so simple that non-gamers and non-cape enthusiasts will find it very easy to pick up the game and get it right after one round. To understand how the game works, you need to know what’s in the box.
The base game contains:
8 hero character decks of 41 cards each
4 villain character decks of 27 cards each
4 environment decks of 15 cards each
1 crapload of tokens to keep track of game effects and damage dealt
As a fan of superhero comic books, my comic book diet consisted mostly of the big two publishers' offerings. I would read a TMNT or G.I. Joe comic now and again, but I still mainly stick with mainstream superhero stuff. I try to consume other types of comics when I can; I thoroughly enjoyed Chew. But one can only read so many comics, and given that my day job requires a lot of my time, I find myself not having enough time to pour over every other title out there.
If you're like me, and you wanna give another comic book genre a try but only really have the budget or time to read one mini-series, I suggest you read Grimm Fairy Tales' No Tomorrow.
No Tomorrow is a 5 issue mini-series written by Raven Gregory, drawn by JG Miranda and colored by Liz Buenaventura. No Tomorrow, in a nutshell, is the story of when the goddess of death goes YOLO on the Earth. The main protagonist is Patrick Clay, and he's actually such a regular guy that when all of the craziness happens around him, it makes you feel all of that stuff could easily happen to you. And I relate to him extra well because he seems to be working in advertising, as well.
2013 was a disruptive year for comic books. Costumes changed, titles were rebooted and renumbered, and a lot of very memorable moments took place. While most of it was a continuation of the status quo of the big two publishers, most of it felt like natural evolutions of the recent reimagining.
In the midst of some of the best runs in comicbookdom, Dan Slott's Superior Spider-Man blew everyone away.
Doctor Octopus/ Otto Octavius was last year's runner-up, and for more than a year now, Superior Spider-Man has taken the character and the title into new territories. Earlier in the year, he took out Peter Parker out of the picture, which changed the tone of the title entirely. Eventually, the Marvel Universe started picking up on him being a complete dick and started calling him on it; even the Avengers put him on probation.