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    Defocused July 4, 2019 Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
    248 I've Buried 14 Spider-Mens

    This isn’t your daddy’s Pixar movie.

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    The Incomparable Mothership March 9, 2019 Alternate Spider-Man characters and “Spider-Verse”
    450 A Surprising Number of Spider-Meetings

    Spin a web, any size, and join us as our Comic Book Club discusses the comics from 2014 that inspired “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” and, more generally, the concept of alternate versions of Spider-Man. We read “Edge of Spider-Verse,” which introduces Spider-Gwen and Peni Parker, and the “Spider-Verse” issues of “Amazing Spider-Man.” Along the way we talk about our favorite alternate spiders and what path the makers of “Into the Spider-Verse” might choose as they ponder sequels and spin-offs.

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    The Incomparable Mothership December 30, 2018 “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse”
    439 Dad Bod Spider-Man

    We all suspected Sony’s new animated Spider-Man movie would be a slapdash cash grab. Instead, “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” is one of the best animated movies of this or any other year, with great characters, an exciting story, and a mind-boggling visual style that changes the game for animation and superhero movies alike. We come in praise of Miles Morales, Peter B. Parker, and all the other spiders who populate this delightful gift of a film.