Mel’s Muses: Spider-Men II, Peter Parker: The Spectacular Spider-Man and Hasbro Marvel Spider-Man Homecoming Contest

By now, most of you would have seen the latest Spidey movie Spider-Man: Homecoming and if not, stop reading this right now and go buy a movie ticket. If you have enjoyed that as much as we did, there is still more Spidey goodness out there to entertain you.

Two new Spider-Man titles, Spider-Men II and Peter Parker: The Spectacular Spider-Man, recently made their debut from Marvel Comics , while Hasbro Singapore is giving you a chance to win a limited edition Marvel Spider-Man Homecoming 6- inch action figure signed by Hasbro’s Marvel Legends designer Dwight Stall. Find out more below!

Spider-Men II

This new five-issue mini-series Spider-Men II continues where the first Spider-Men mini-series left off five years ago. Yes, its been a real-life five years since that first story. If you haven’t been following (and no one will blame you for that), Peter Parker met other Earth’s Spider-Man Miles Morales while the latter’s home planet was still intact. At the end of that team-up, Peter googled (or guggled) Miles Morales’s counterpart in his reality and was shocked by his discovery. End of story. We never found out what Peter saw online until now. 

Written by Brian Michael Bendis with art by Sara Pichelli, the original creative team behind the first mini-series, the first issue concentrates more on Miles Morales’ school and social lives as well as helping readers catch up on current Marvel storylines. Like most of Bendis’ works, it’s a good read with strong dialogue and I enjoyed the two lead characters’ interaction – kinda like a buddy-cop movie vibe, if you know what I mean. There’s not much of a plot going yet, which the second issue had better remedy fast.

PETER PARKER: THE SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN

I have a theory about the new ongoing series Peter Parker: Spectacular Spider-Man. That this title was written for readers who are tired of The Amazing Spider-Man, because plowing through that once-terrific title is just plain agonizing. But we are not here to talk about that – so her’s what’s good and bad about Spectacular Spider-Man.

The good thing about Spectacular is how writer Chip Zdarsky is trying to bring back the old happy-go-lucky Parker magic. A snappy script with lots of guest appearances by other Marvel guys and gals like Ant-Man, Human Torch and the new Iron Heart. There’s also a possible new love interest and the return of classic Spidey villain Kingpin. Yes kids, he was beating up Spidey way before his set his sights on Daredevil. And best thing bout Spectacular? Having the one and only Adam Kubert on art.

What I didn’t like is how the storyline seemingly ties in with an old Spidey plot that I believe more than a few readers would rather forget. It’s the one with Peter’s parents being super spies who fought the Red Skull and Peter having a sister who’s also a secret agent. It was not my favourite storyline but I’ll stick around a couple more issues to see how this new treatment pans out. It’s like bringing back the clones … oh wait, they just did that.

WIN A LIMITED-EDITION HASBRO SPIDEY TOY

The good folks at Hasbro Singapore are giving you an opportunity to win a limited-edition Marvel Spider-Man Homecoming 6-inch figure signed by Hasbro’s Marvel Legends designer Dwight Stall!

Simply head to Hasbro Singapore Facebook page, snap a photo of any of the cool action figures from the Spider-Man Homecoming range that you have purchased and drop it in the comments section, with your answers to the Comic Strip.

Hasbro Singapore will be on the lookout for the most creative answers! Remember to like Hasbro’s Facebook Page and share it to increase your chances of winning.

Five lucky winners will be selected each week over the contest period from 19 July to 8 August 2017.

Terms and Conditions apply: http://bit.ly/HasbroMarvelSpiderManHomecomingContest

About Melvin Yong

Melvin Yong has worked way too long in the media and advertising industry. He now spends his time with his family, writing short horror stories and playing lots of board games.

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