Spider-Man 3

I’m not in the mood for a long blog entry today, so allow me simply to echo Orac’s thoughts on the debut of the trailer for Spider-Man 3. It does, indeed, appear that it will rock.

The feature villain this time around is Sandman. I always liked him in the comic books. As I recall, he shows up for the first time in issue four of The Amazing Spider-Man. Spider-Man defeated hm by sucking him up into a vacuum. I trust they will come up with something less hokey for the movie.

Of course, Sandman later had a run-in with Hydro Man. The two inadvertently got fused together to form a gigantic, listless, mud monster. An amusing plot twist, and one which led to a memorable cover (if not a memorable story). Somehow Sandman and Hydro-Man eventually managed to separate themselves, but Sandman was so traumatized by the experience that he went straight for a time. Somehow I don’t think that will make it into the movie, however.

See you Monday!


  1. #1 David Harmon
    November 10, 2006

    Whoops, I think you left your italics open… I guess your blog will be inclined for the weekend. 😉

  2. #2 Kesh
    November 10, 2006

    Hey, I used to have that issue! I may still have it in a trunk somewhere.

  3. #3 Jason Rosenhouse
    November 11, 2006


    The error has been fixed. Thanks for pointing it out.

  4. #4 Blake Stacey
    November 11, 2006

    Jason Rosenhouse wrote:

    The feature villain this time around is Sandman.

    So, Spider-Man will be tormented by horrible dreams and cursed with eternal wakening?

  5. #5 Kevin
    November 11, 2006


    here is something I didn’t know.


    “Like a gap in the fossil record, evolutionary biology is missing from a list of majors that the U.S. Department of Education has deemed eligible for a new federal grant program designed to reward students majoring in engineering, mathematics, science, or certain foreign languages”

    Bush at it again!

  6. #6 Frank
    November 13, 2006

    After an exhaustive ten minute research project I was able to find that the list was corrected three days after the article was published.

  7. #7 Russell Blackford
    November 23, 2006

    I must blog on this and share the great news to the world. My blog has been a little on the heavy side of late – it can do with some lightening up.

    When I was a kid, Sandman (not to be confused with the Neil Gaiman character) was always among my favourite supervillains. He can turn his body to sand or to solid rock, or a mixture, can pack a helluva of punch, take any shape he wants, can’t be hurt by any amount of force (rocks can be broken, but he turns to sand and reforms), etc. This is going to be great SFX eye candy if it’s done right.

  8. #8 Geo. H.
    November 28, 2006

    “Memorable cover?” Oh, c’mon. It was all downhill after Steve Ditko left the book.

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