Marvel brings back Japanese Spider-Man

Who knew Spider-Verse got this crazy?

Marvel has brought back the infamous and beloved Japanese Spider-Man. In The Amazing Spider-Man #12, Peter Parker brought Takuya Yamashiro and his giant robot, Leopardon, into the fold, rescuing them.

If you’ve never seen an episode of the Japanese, live action Spider-Man show from the 70’s, then you are in for a treat!” Enthused Dan Slott, The Amazing Spider-Man writer, in an interview with “He is like no Spidey you’ve ever seen before! Sure, he’s got spider-sense, can climb walls, and swing on a web…but he’s also got the Spider-Machine GP7, a flying, missile-launching race car– and a leopard-headed spaceship, Marveller,  that transforms into his giant robot, LEOPARDON!!!

“And no, it’s not a Power Ranger-style robot. Leopardon came FIRST. So all those Power Ranger/Sentai shows? THEY had a Leopardon-style robot. Deal with it.

“When I was growing up, the only way to see these were on grainy VHS tapes with no subtitles. Luckily for you, the fine folks at Marvel have subtitled these classic episodes for you. So you’ll be able to see, first hand, that in Japan, he’s NOT your ‘friendly neighborhood Spider-Man“, but rather “an emissary of Hell.’ That’s way more intimidating, right?

And if you want, you can even sing along with his catchy theme tune–and his dangerous rock & roll hit, ‘Spider-Man Boogie.'”

Marvel was kind enough to provide some video footage of Japanese Spider-Man, which you can see embedded below.

Attack on Titan set to crossover with Marvel Japan

Image of Attack on Titan Set to Crossover with Marvel Japan

Ever scoffed at how clunky the Vertical Maneuvering Equipment used Survey Corps of hit anime series Attack on Titan is and wondered how much more gracefully Spidey would be able to swing between the buildings in the event of a Titan invasion? Now that could be a reality in the near future, given a recent tweet by Marvel talent scout C.B. Cebulski announcing the crossover between Attack on Titan and the Marvel Universe in Japan.

Although the image accompanying the tweet of Spiderman having a close call with two Titans is all we have to whet our appetites, the thought of the Hulk possibly getting chummy with the anime’s giants makes the indeterminate wait worth it.


The Avengers and other superheroes get a hilarious Hello Kitty makeover

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So Hello Kitty has been blowing up the Internets lately. First, the revelation that she may in fact not be a kitten. And then came the wave of devastation that spread amongst pencil case owners everywhere. Then came news that she might be in fact be an idol and neither a kitten nor little girl as was reported. Confused? Don’t worry.

The president of Sanrio, the company that makes Hello Kitty, decided to make things “clearer.” According to her company’s president, “Kitty is Kitty.” Wow. That’s deep. Anyway, a bunch of guys on tumblr thought it would be hilarious imagining superheroes as Hello Kitty spokespeople. Well, that’s one way to nerf Hawkeye even more. Check out the hilarity.


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Bruce Lee as Spider-Man!


French artist Alex Tuis has created an awesome collection of illustrations that reimagine famous actors as Marvel superheroes. The entire series is available on his personal website.



Artist Profile: Khoa Ho’s illustrated silhouettes of superheroes, highlighting their past and present


HulkThe Doctor – Hulk

San Francisco-based artist Khoa Ho has released volume two of his ongoing Superheroes – Past/Present poster series. It features illustrated silhouettes of well-known comic book superheroes that highlight their past and present.

Prints of Khoa‘s volume one and two posters are available to purchase online at Hero Complex Gallery.

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 Artist Profile: Khoa Ho’s illustrated silhouettes of superheroes

Captain AmericaThe Soldier – Captain America

ThorThe God – Thor

Wonder WomanThe Amazon – Wonder Woman

Green LanternThe Pilot – Green Lantern

images via Khoa Ho