Dr. Octopus Is Now Spider-Man AND Venom – Sam Raimi Awaits Your Apologies


Dear god – and by god I of course mean Standor (the Mandor – wait, no, “Man Door” sounds a bit weird) – are comic-book writers these days just the equivalent of kids with Play-Doh characters smushing them together?

“I’m Dr. Octopus!” “I’m Venom!” “Oh yeah? Well I’m Dr. SpideyVenom! HAH!

“That sounds like a bad idea,” said Julie Taymor, creator of the Spider-Man Broadway musical, in an interview I just made up out of whole cloth.