VENOM’S VIDEO GAME FIRSTS

Venom had the (dis)honor of having his big screen debut in the well-meaning, but very flawed Spider-Man 3 in 2007. Now, eleven years later, the Spider-Man villain turned anti-hero is set to headline his own movie starring Tom Hardy as Eddie Brock and the toothy title character, arriving this Friday, October 5th. While this weekend will only mark Venom’s…

INSOMNIAC GAMES’ PAST WORK PROVES HOW GOOD A FIT THEY ARE FOR THE SPIDER-MAN CHARACTER

For twenty-two years, Insomniac Games have been delighting video game players with their creative, often colorful worlds, over-the-top weapons and AAA games that often feel like they have the sensibility of something made by an indie studio. When it was announced that Insomniac was tackling the Spider-Man license for their upcoming, highly anticipated Marvel’s Spider-Man, it…

WHERE ARE THE INFINITY STONES LOCATED IN MARVEL CONSOLE GAMES?

Soul Time Space Mind Reality Power Each of the six Infinity Gems, or Stones as they’re referred to now, provide their wielder with near Godlike power, but when combined, like as they were in the classic story The Infinity Gauntlet and next week’s highly anticipated Marvel Avengers: Infinity War, their combined might is multiplied to even greater proportions with…

A BRIEF HISTORY OF BLACK PANTHER’S APPEARANCES IN VIDEO GAMES

Co-created by Jack Kirby and Stan Lee and debuting in the pages of the Fantastic Four in 1966, it would be forty years after his introduction to the world that Black Panther would make any appearances in a video game. It was in the massive Marvel crossover action-RPG Marvel Ultimate Alliance released in 2006 that players would be able…

COMIC GAMERS ASSEMBLE 2018 AND BEYOND PREVIEW

2017 was a MASSIVE year for comic book video games from sheer volume alone with long gestating titles like Battle Chasers: Nightwar finally coming out, the release of two major AAA fighting games and surprises like a remaster of Rogue Trooper and a collection of NES Disney games that included the likes of DuckTales and it’s pricey sequel, DuckTales 2. So far the…

A CHRISTMAS TIME FUN LOOK AT TOYS BASED ON COMIC BOOK VIDEO GAMES

In previous years around the holiday season I’ve looked at comic book games with a Christmas twist such as Batman: Arkham Origins, the many games inspired by Tim Burton’s Batman Returns, and Snoopy Vs. The Red Baron. While growing up, video games were of my most coveted Christmas gifts as it was only really around that time of year when I…