The Tangled Web of Spider-Man, Part VII: Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018)

In 2001, J. Michael Straczynski started a run on The Amazing Spider-Man that would last for seven years and become one of the more definitive takes on the character. Immediately, he introduced a new ripple in Spider-Man's origin: Peter Parker was the avatar of a "Spider Totem" and was always destined to be bitten and … Continue reading The Tangled Web of Spider-Man, Part VII: Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018)

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Marvel Post-Script: The Anti-Cyberpunk Future of Big Hero 6

Cyberpunk can be characterized in many ways, but it's most prominent trait is the intersectionality of capitalism and technology. In the future predicted by Ridley Scott's Blade Runner (1981) and William Gibson's Neuromancer (1984), man has been de-humanized by the blurring of lines between humanity and machine and by the system that perpetuates this obfuscation. … Continue reading Marvel Post-Script: The Anti-Cyberpunk Future of Big Hero 6