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23 December 2020 18:30

The long-time face of Marvel Comics, Spider-Man, will be getting "a new look" this March.

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse leaves Netflix on Christmas — so buy it?

The long-time face of Marvel Comics, Spider-Man, will be getting "a new look" this March. In the just-released Marvel Comics March 2021 solicitations, the publisher has revealed that the wall-crawler will look different beginning in March 10's Amazing Spider-Man #61. Steve Ditko's classic 1962 design of Spider-Man has remained the standard in the 50+ years, but Peter Parker has tried on some different looks - many of which were available as alt-costumes in the PS4/PS5 Spider-Man game. The man inside the Spider-Man suit, Peter Parker, will also be getting a new job in this issue. Look for more on the new Spider-Man design as it develops here at Newsarama.

It's unclear who is designing this new SPider-Man costume, but Marvel's wallcrawler has had iconic artists draw his adventures in the past. Viewers were implicitly encouraged to get rid of their giant, 28-disc O.C. complete series box set because now it was all there, at the click of a button. In the midst of a conflict with all the personal stakes one could ask for in a Spider-Man story, The Amazing Spider-Man #54LR further embroils Peter Parker's friends and allies into the "Last Remains" conflict after they've been freed by Spider-Man. This thrilling issue is written by Nick Spencer and Matthew Rosenberg, with art by Federico Vicentini and Takeshi Miyazawa, inks by Vicentini, Miyazawa, and Scott Hanna, colors by Erick Arciniega, and letters by VC's Ariana Maher. This issue starts off with an emotional gut-punch that calls back to several aspects of Peter's tragic history as Spider-Man. Through the eyes and memories of Mary Jane and Norman Osborn, the reader is reminded of just how much our hero has suffered through his long conflict with the monstrous Norman, who seemingly wants to repent for his past actions. It feels like you're in the middle of a Spider-Man battle, but now you've got almost all the Spider-People in the fight too.

While we may not get as much of all the Spider-People as we may like, Spencer and Rosenberg write them effectively as a cohesive team battling Kindred. As mentioned before, the action scenes are incredibly well done, with amazing maneuvers put on display by all the Spider-People. Overall, The Amazing Spider-Man #54LR is a great installment in the "Last Remains" storyline. The Amazing Spider-Man #54LR is available wherever comics are sold. In many ways, it has all the elements of an Amazing Spider-Man story without Spider-Man actually being present, and it works to great and unique effect.

So far, just about every actor to ever appear in any live-action Marvel Spider-Man production seems to be in negotiations to sign on to the third installment in the web slinger's MCU franchise. Here are five characters to bring back to make Spider-Man 3 even wilder. Michael Mando – Mac Gargan (Scorpion) Image Credit Villans.fandom Anyone who knows Spider-Man knows that the Scorpion is a pretty important enemy for Peter Parker. We see the character in prison during a post-credit scene of the film, scarred and angry, vowing his revenge on Spider-Man. Even though he didn't get to do much with his small amount of screen time in Spider-Man: Homecoming, Mando has shown in the past that he's no slouch as an actor. Whether it's his role as Nacho Varga in Better Call Saul, Vic in Orphan Black, or doing voiceover work as Vaas Montenegro in Far Cry 3, the actor's range and talent would do wonders opposite Tom Holland as a main antagonist in Spider-Man 3.

Denis Leary – Captain George Stacy Image Credit Alchetron While The Amazing Spider-Man series features many questionable takes on beloved characters, the film at least nailed its portrayal for George Stacy, casting well-known actor Denis Leary as the police captain. That's why he works as the police captain, as the character fits into an interesting grey area when it comes to Spider-Man. While Stacy actively opposes vigilantism, making him somewhat of an antagonist for Peter, he can also understand that it comes from a good place. Jake Gyllenhaal – Quentin Beck (Mysterio) Image Credit Sony It hasn't been too long since we've last seen Jake Gyllenhaal in the MCU, as he debuted in Spider-Man: Far From Home in 2019, playing the trickster villain Mysterio. Mysterio started out the second installment of the MCU Spider-Man series working alongside Peter, filling the void of a role model that was left when Tony Stark died in Avengers Endgame. There are already plenty of narrative threads to go off, as Mysterio is responsible for outing Peter as Spider-Man during the film's end credits.

James Franco – Harry Osborn (Green Goblin) Image Credit International Hero While we all love Ned Leeds, there is no denying that Harry Osborn has always been the first person people think of when you ask, "who is Peter Parker's best friend?" There is also no denying that James Franco did a fantastic job as that character in the original trilogy. Of course, Franco is a little too old to play Tom Holland's best friend now, but it wouldn't be too difficult to work around that, as there's always the possibility the film dabbles into the Spider-verse. On Christmas Day, the animated Marvel movie, which has been on the streaming service since June 2019, will swing away back to whatever new home Sony Pictures has found for the license. But there's another way for people who fell in love with Miles Morales and the gorgeous, syncopated animation style of Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey, and Rodney Rothman's animated film: Blu-ray. Currently, those scorned by the streaming license game can pick up a 4K UHD copy of Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse for around $13. And there's never been a better time to get back into physical media, with the advent of 4K resolution in both televisions and Blu-rays, as well as surround sound formats that rival the theatrical experience. Cost is a factor, but two things to consider: Along with terraforming the viewing landscape, Netflix has an aura of being "free," simply because so many people now subscribe and the idea of signing up for a different service — say, NBC's Peacock in order to watch The Office — feels egregious. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse is a fantastic movie.