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Episode 31: The Amazing Spider-Man #28 - Brass Balls!

After a bout of illness, Swinging Through Spider-Man is BACK! Thanks for your patience. And we are back with a doozy. A new villain appears, Peter breaks hearts, he falls for old traps and he gets his duds back! It's issue 28 of The Amazing Spider-Man by Stan Lee and Ditko. This train stops for no-body! In this episode, James spoils Death Note, Brad brings the feels and breaks down Aunt May's taste in men, and the pair are left heartbroken by a devestating ending. Intro music by the...


Episode 30: The Amazing Spider-Man #27 - Gun To The Head

Say hi, and bye to the Crime Master! He stuck around! James and Brad are back to continue their journey through the Amazing Spider-Man saga as everything comes to a head in New York's underground scene. And just what is Foswell up to? Music by the excellent Rusty Nails!


Episode 29: The Amazing Spider-Man #26 - Moves Like Rorschach

A new villain(?) appears in this 29th episode of Swinging Through Spider-Man covering The Amazing Spider-Man #26. Also, the Green Goblin is back, trying to work his plan to master the underworld. It's not gone well so far. This podcast also features a missed connection between Fred Foswell and Fancy Dan. You heard it here first.


Episode 28: The Amazing Spider-Man #25 - To Catch A Spider!

James and Brad are back to continue their onslaught and destruction of the Spider-Man canon that they frankly don't understand. Today, the attention turns to issue number 25 of the original Amazing Spider-Man run by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko. This issue features the debut of a major player in the Spidey Universe - and that's about it, but there are more hijinks to this than meets the eye!


Episode 27: The Amazing Spider-Man #24 - Gaslight Champion

Spider-Man is gaslit by a new villain in this episode of Swinging Through Spider-Man. He also shoots his webbing at a wall, and helps J Jonah Jameson LOSE IT. We end on a not-so-surprising reveal, as the day is also saved by the least suspecting person of all time. Our read through of the Amazing Spider-Man continues! Also - some links below to explain some of the mental health issues that aren't dealt with at all well by the comic. Oh well, we can fix that!


Episode 26: The Amazing Spider-Man #23 - Empire State of Mind

Get your bag of cans out - and crack them open. The king of Prog Rock and latex is back and he's got some dodgy films to show you, to win you over to his side! The Green Goblin is back and he's in an empire state of mind. You'll see what we mean. Also, Pete has laundry issues! If you enjoyed, like, share, talk to us, subscribe! Do your thing. Reviews help and feedback is always appreciated.


Swinging Through Spider-Man Recap #1

New listener, intimidated by 25 back episodes? No worries - jump right in here with this recap and you SHOULD have enough knowledge to jump straight in with the next episode! James and Brad talk the life and times of Peter Parker, his love interests, his family, his enemies and of course, his alter-ego, Spider-Man!


Episode 25: Swinging Through Spider-Man Q & A

A small break in the schedule to celebrate 25 episodes of Swinging through Spider-Man has arrived, so James and Brad have took in your questions on themselves and the podcast, and have answered them! Tune in and get to know your hosts.


Episode 24: The Amazing Spider-Man #22 - Never Forget The Clown!

The Ringmaster is back! I bet you didn't expect to see this C-Lister again? Oh, you did? So did Spider-Man! But he's barking up the wrong tree. Princess Python is in town and we find out all about the clown as we cover The Amazing Spider-Man 22!


Episode 23: The Amazing Spider-Man #21 - Such A Sexy Name!

James and Brad continue their first read-through of The Amazing Spider-Man comics and roll right on through the twenties! It's issue 21 and after the antics with the Scorpion, Spidey is a bit bored... So he plays homewrecker. The Human Torch and his gal Doris are going through a rough patch, and Spidey interferes as his costumed self, and his civilian self - Peter Parker. He's done this before, hasn't he? Will Johnny Storm stop being such an arse to his girlfriend? Will Spidey stop being...


Episode 22: The Amazing Spider-Man Annual #20 - Scorpion

Spidey's stalker is revealed! and boy, it's not a surprise at all as to the identity of his boss! A new villain also appears after cash is chucked at a morally ambigious project. Pete's life? Could be better. Business as usual


Episode 21: The Amazing Spider-Man #19 - Tiny Man, Big Heart

Spider-Man is back, the Enforcers are back, and the Sandman is back. Oh, and we're back with our 21st episode taking you through issue 19 of The Amazing Spider-Man by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko. Spidey has a lot to deal with as his rival, The Human Torch is captured by the Sandman, who is working with the Enforcers to defeat Spider-Man. How will Spidey save the day? And can he actually work with the Torch for once? We'll see


Episode 20: The Amazing Spider-Man #18 - Spidey No More?

You can't give up on what you love, but what if you must give up on what you love, to save who you love? That's the question facing Peter Parker after an outing from hell last time out. The city revels in the wake that Spidey is a coward, and Spider-Man doubles down on his cowardice during an impromptu skirmish with the Sandman. Yep - life isn't getting much better for Spidey, and we're bringing you issue 18 of The Amazing Spider-Man, as we read it for the first time.


Episode 19: The Amazing Spider-Man #17 - Number One Fan

We've finally escaped from the two-part bondage of the incredible Amazing Spider-Man Annual, which brought us into a battle with the Sinister Six! Now? We're back reading the original Amazing Spider-Man line of comics- and so is the Green Goblin (back, not reading). He's been stalking Spidey from the background, but our webbed hero is too busy engaged with other things - namely trying to deal with Flash Thompson and his new Spider-Man fan club. Oh, and Peter Parker's life genuinely falls...


Episode 18: The Amazing Spider-Man Annual #1 - Part Two: 10/10 Kidnap Me Again!

Woah - so you're telling me that four Spider-Man villains tried to stop him and the webhead blew right through them? Hard to believe, based on what we know - but ok! And it's the truth, Spider-Man is on a rampage, and with just the Vulture and Doctor Octopus in the way, there's not much left to stop him as he endeavours to rescue his Aunt May, and his girlfriend, Betty Brant. Still, Doc Ock has a number of things up his sleeve! Join James and Brad as they tackle the final pages of the...


Episode 17: The Amazing Spider-Man Annual #1 - Part One: The Sinister Six

If you can't beat them, join them. Well, if you can't beat someone, join a gang and then beat up that someone! James and Brad are here to break down the first Spider-Man annual, and it's a doozy! After various failed schemes - Doctor Octopus has gathered five criminals to join together and form THE SINISTER SIX - to take down Spider-Man once and for all! The cronies? Electro, the Vulture, Sandman, Mysterio and Kraven the Hunter! Oh. And Spider-Man loses his powers. Oh dear.


Episode 16: The Amazing Spider-Man #16 - Circus of Doom!

Blind - but he's a massive threat to the ne'er-do-wells of Hells Kitchen, New York. The Daredevil meets Spider-Man and even gets in a fight with our hero. Sort of. Our story continues with an quick visit to a circus, where the dastardly Ringmaster has planned a hypnotising ploy. It's issue 16 of Stan Lee's Amazing Spider-Man series and we are loving it! Find out what happens by tuning in. Next week, we'll be back with the Amazing Spider-Man Annual #1 and we can't wait. Until then, keep it...


Episode 15: The Amazing Spider-Man #15 - The Thrill of the Hunt!

Another episode, another villain! Last time out we met the Green Goblin and this week we are delighted to meet a new big hitter - Kraven The Hunter. After the returning Chameleon is foiled once more, he hires a professional to get the job done for him - there are antics and there are twists - but what are you going to expect from The Amazing Spider-Man saga. Once more - our music is by the fantastic RUSTY NAILS!


Episode 14: The Amazing Spider-Man #14 - Green Goblin

We're back with our journey through The Amazing Spider-Man saga. Fourteen episodes in, we're granted the honour of meeting another Spider-Man big hitter: The Green Goblin. The Green Goblin is actually very nice (mostly) to our Spidey, and with big money on the line, Spidey puts his life at risk! Hey, do it for that green. And there's a lot of green on offer in this one, as we also meet The Incredible Hulk - for some reason. Music by the fantastic RUSTY NAILS!


Episode 13: The Amazing Spider-Man #13 - Fishbowl Frenzy

It's new villain day on the podcast as James and Brad meet Mysterio for the first time! Who is he? Why is Spider-Man now committing crimes? What's Liz Allen's deal? What's Betty's deal? WHAT IS EVERYONE'S DEAL?! Pete has a breakdown, Spider-Man gets beat up, Mysterio finds himself the toast of New York City. It's a zany one. Once again, thank you for all of your support.


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