Spider-Island: Cloak and Dagger #2
|"TASTES GREAT!" "LESS FILLING!"|
(art by Mike Choi)
Creative Team: Nick Spencer (writer), Emma Rios (art)
Page 8: Mr. Negative is, of course, quoting Franz Kafka's Metamorphosis, in which the protagonist is transformed into a giant insect.
Page 9: The masked men with Negative are his Inner Demons, henchmen granted phenomenal regenerative powers by their master.
|Every girl's crazy 'bout a sharp-dressed henchman.|
(Amazing Spider-Man #621, written by Dan Slott, art by Michael Lark and Stefano Gaudiano)
Page 20: Okay, I'm gonna need some help on this one. At some point in one of Cloak & Dagger's '80s series, C&D switched powers, resulting in Dagger looking very much like this...but what issue?
Spider-Island: Spider-Woman #1
|When the Thing tells you to yield, he means it.|
(art by Stefano Caselli)
Page 1: This flashback incorporates only a fraction of the weirdness in Spider-Woman's origin; an unexpurgated version would include Elder Gods, the High Evolutionary, a wizard's ghost, and a goddamn werewolf. Let's just leave it at "it's complicated".
Page 2: Alicia Masters is the blind sculptress on-and-off paramour of the Thing. She's also the daughter of the villainous Puppet Master, was replaced by a Skrull that married Johnny Storm, spent some time in space with the Silver Surfer, and yeah, was once transformed into a woman-spider. She's had an interesting life.
|Blindness means super-powers. Everyone knows that.|
(Fantastic Four #14, written by Stan Lee, art by Jack Kirby and
|Seriously, I'm not sure I can post her Skein costume and maintain this blog's PG status.|
(Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe: Deluxe Edition #5, art by Sandy Plunkett)
And that's it for this round - but join us soon (honest) for Amazing Spider-Man #670, Venom #7, Herc #8, and Spider-Island: Deadly Hands of Kung Fu #2!