Wednesday, January 06, 2010

My Goosebumps have Goosebumps!

C-c-c-c-c-old!!! V-v-ery c-c-old....
Please, somebody tell me why I do this again? It must be like 20 degrees out here this morning. Yea, yea, that doesn't sound that bad but you try slinging through this concrete jungle with little more than your skivvies on! Thank the maker for people like the little old lady here in SoHo that makes it a point to leave some hot chocolate up here on the rooftop for me. Her notes always make me laugh. This one says-

"Compliments of your friendly neighborhood Gigia..."

A friend told me that Gigia is Greek for grandma. Well, whatever she likes to be called, this hot cocoa is GREAT! Really hitting the spot. It's always nice to see these little gifts strewn about the rooftops of the city. It kind of reminds you that there are actually thoughtful people out there. In this line of work, it's easy to lose sight of that.

Well, back to my cocoa then off to the upper west side!

Keep on Slingin'!

Thursday, December 31, 2009

Whoa! Has it really been TWO YEARS??
Not to fear my fellow webslingers! Spidey is back! Been really busy as of late and just made my way to my trusty laptop that I keep stashed here at Rockefeller Center. MJ and I got to talking about everyone that followed me faithfully and I decided that 2010 was going to be the year that the Webhead made a comeback!

My buddy Flash Thompson helped me create a Facebook page so I can get up with the times! How cool is that? You can catch me over there over on my Facebook Page!

Until next I write,

Your Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man!

Thursday, May 03, 2007

Spidey Stuff -

Greets True Believers!!

How are you all doing??!! I hope everyone is totally stoked for tomorrow! Just saw this morning's Bugle and this is what I saw:

"Spider-Man 3" cast a worldwide web with a blockbuster first day, hauling in $29.15 million in 16 overseas markets

Can you believe that???!!! I'll be honest, I would have never thought in a million years that the world would take this meager little bug into it's arms. I only wanted to make my little corner of the universe a better and it's turned into a raging beast!

Thank you everyone and I really hope you all have the time of your lives tomorrow. A TON of people worked endless hours to make me come to life on the big screen and it shows. Get ready for a WILD ride!

Well, where was I... Oh yea- Right now I'm perched on the side of the Crysler Building looking over the United Nations. I tell ya, from up here you can see hundreds of people scurrying about like ants. Dignitaries, security guards, janitors, passers by. Black, White, Yellow, Brown... They all look the same from my lofty perch. Kinda drives home the point that we ALL really are - - - the same. I only hope that one day we all realize that and quit headlining all of this racist nonsense.

But I digress....

Was hanging out with Daredevil yesterday. Decided to do a few runs with him over Hells Kitchen. I gotta tell ya, I don't envy him. He tends to get the dredges of society crawling out of the wood works. I can't remember the last time I fought good ol' fashion mobsters with their machine guns. The mafia is hunkered down pretty hard on his turf. We must hauled in 30 of the scumbags alone. I promised to stop by and help him clean house on occasion. For as long as I've known Matt, he STILL impresses the heck out of me when I see him in action. HE'S BLIND FOR CRIPES SAKE! Yet, he plows through baddies and bullets like a ballet dancer. Nothing short of poetry in motion.

Afterwards, I hooked up with MJ. We ate at this little place down on 42nd street called BB Kings. Nothing like good food and good blues to keep a bug balanced. I've been on this high since the date of the movie has drawn near. "Dude!! I got my tickets!!! I can't WAIT to see the Webslinger in action again!!!" "Me too!!! Let's sit right in the front row! I don't want to miss a single bit of this movie!!!" a couple teens blurted out at the table across from us. MJ smirked at me "you love that don't you..." she said. I pushed my chest out proudly and gave her a sheepsih grin. MJ just rolled her eyes in comic disgust. "just don't let it go to your head tiger..." It is a good feeling though!

Well, I'd better take to the skyline! I had some down time and wanted to make sure I keep in touch. Take care everyone and see ya at the movies!!

Your Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man!

Monday, April 30, 2007

"And Then There Were 4..."


How are you all doing? Hanging in there? The wait is almost over! Anyway- Was slingin over my favorite city (like my shot?) and I stopped off here atop the GE Building where I like to keep my trusty laptop stashed. I just HAD to bang out a giant THANK YOU for the tons of emails I've been receiving!

You fans are the BEST!

MJ was looking over my shoulder the last week and she couldn't believe what my inbox looked like! I had to remind her, that SPIDER-MAN gets those fan mails. My alter ego is still just a bumbling geek. I'm lucky if I get an occasional Email from Matt Murdock (ol' Hornhead).

In other Spidey Happenings-

I was slinging through Chelsea when I saw a huge group of people on the roof of one of the tall apartment buildings. Spider sense wasn't kicking in but curiosity got the best of me so I decided to check it out.

Turns out the residents of the apartment had hauled a big screen TV and DVD player onto the roof and they were holding a Spidey Marathon Party! They had old Spider-Man cartoons, Spider-Man 1 & 2 as well as those embarassing 70's live action TV shows. They all wore an assortment of read and blue. One bald guy had his whole head painted red!! Those wacky New Yorkers!


Needless to say I got quite the reception when I crashed the bash! They offered me some pizza, a black & white cookie and some Orange Crush which I scarfed down promptly! I was starved! I answered some questions, signed some autographs hung out for awhile and then had to part company.

What a great bunch of people! What are you planning on doing for Opening Night? Any parties? Midnight movie madness? Marathons?

Keep those emails coming! I LOVE hearing from you all!

Take Care,
Keep On Slingin!!

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

You Can't IMAGINE How Busy I've Been!!!


MJ has my Spidey duds hidden somewhere and won't give 'em back until I post an entry into the "ol blog". I've been completely buried and it's all I can do to stay on top of things!

MJ is right, I need to take some time, breathe some of this great New York City air and relax a bit. It's been way too hectic but in about a week it'll all be worth it!

I really hope you all like the movie. Personally, I've seen it now all put together and I gotta tell ya, this is by far the best webhead flick yet! I can't wait until opening day so I can share some things with ya!

In other Spidey News-

Was hanging out with Johnny Storm last week. The new Fantastic Four movie is nothing short of INCREDIBLE. This is definitely one not to miss! The gang over at FF headquarters are totally jazzed about it and I can't blame them. All in all, it's going to be an AMAZING summer!

Oh, all of you fans out there in Asia and Europe keep those lips buttoned! You all had the privilege of getting to the premiere before us State side so don't give anything away!

Well, I really need to run. I got a city that needs the company of a certain Webslinger. Yep, there are some areas of my life that no matter how hard I try, I can't slack on.... (uuuggghhh).

Hehehe.... MJ just threw my duds on my lap. Nothing like pleasing the boss!

Take Care All!!
Sorry for the lengthy absense!
And as I always say - KEEP ON SLINGIN!!!

- Your Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man

Monday, December 25, 2006

A Spidey Christmas Tale -

For those that have followed me since I jumped online, you'll know that I post this little story here every Christmas. You see, this time of year draws me to a certain location. That location is a cemetery where a very special little boy rests. It's people like this and like Uncle Ben that keep me doing what I do. I find it only appropriate to retell the story now:


So yesterday at around 4:00pm I head out as I usually do to make my rounds of the neighborhood. Wasn't much happening at that time so I decided to head back to the apartment. When I got over Greenwich Village, something caught my eye. From the rooftop of an apartment building, I noticed a woman frantically waving her arms about. Thought it kind of odd as my spider-sense wasn't kicking off. With curiosity getting the best of me, I decided to head down for a closer look.

Enter Traci Madison.

When I approached her, she stood there and stared for a moment. Almost as if in fear. She then collapsed in my arms and began sobbing uncontrollably. This is her story:

"S-s-spider-man -sniff- -sniff- Spider-Man... I-I'm so glad you stopped -sniff. I-I-I have a favor, well, I didn't know what else to do, b-but my son, my son wants only one thing for christmas. I told him that it was impossible b-but I would do everything in my power to see that Santa got him his present." "What is that?" I asked. "You. You Spider-Man". -sniff- You are his hero. You are all that he thinks about. You are his clutch to life."

Okay. This got my attention. So I continued to listen.

"You see Spider-Man, Timmy my son, has non-hodgkins lymphoma. The doctors are trying everything to keep him with us but the reality is, this will most likely be his last christmas with mommy & daddy. Meeting you is his one single wish."

For a moment I was speechless. 'Where is your son now?' I asked. "He's downstairs resting" she said. 'Why don't you take me to him. I think I know someone Timmy needs to meet'.

Their apartment was a modest abode. A small living room joined by two bedrooms and a kitchen. A cocktail of medications adorned the countertops. "Timmy's room is there, on the left" Traci said. I started down the hallway, wondering what to expect. I've been in many situations since donning the Spider-Man guise, but this was a first.

I opened the door and stood there.... in shock. "He's a baby!" I thought. Timmy couldn't have been more than six. The disease had taken it's toll on the tike. You could see it in his actions. He moved slow and calculated as if not to cause further pain. Then it happened...

Timmy looked up and saw me standing there in the doorway. It was as if a weight had been lifted from his shoulders. Life filled his eyes and then, yelling at the top of his lungs - SPIDER-MAN!

His bedroom was a shrine to Spider-Man. Everywhere you looked, the familiar red & blue pattern adorned his walls. I had no idea I made such an impact on the little guy. We had a great time together. He has every newspaper clipping put out on me (yes, there were alot of bad ones by the Bugle) but as Timmy said "I know these aren't true..." We then spent the next hour or so just chatting. Then he asked the question - "Spider-Man? Can I see who you really are?" I stood, moved toward the door and closed it. Sitting back down, I slowly pulled off my mask. Timmy sat on the edge of his bed in awe. Looking at Timmy, I whispered "My identity is our secret Timmy. My secret keeps people I care about safe". "And that secret makes you a pretty special kid. Now, I gotta go. You get some rest little guy". I slipped my mask back on and hugging Timmy, I left through the window. Timmy's eyes as big as saucers and never saying a word, waved me off.

When I got to my apartment, I pulled off my mask and collapsed on the couch. The emotions were daunting. I was left with the thoughts of this poor kid and the burden his parents are going through and the nightmare that awaits them.

I stared off into space -

And wept.


Its been quite a few years since that day. For some reason, I always think about little Timmy this time of year. Before leaving his grave site, I left him a little present. A Spider-Man doll so hopefully he remembers me.


Saturday, October 28, 2006

I Am What I Am. Thats All That I Am...

Imagine that. I stopped off lastnight to check in with everyone, IM MJ and check some email and I find this -

"Dude, if you honestly think you're Spider-Man then that's really sad..."

Signed- Anonymous.

Sheeeesh! I didn't know that being who I am got so may peoples' undies tied in a knot! Sorry Anonymous, if I could help it I would. I didn't ask to get bit by that spider. Sometimes, I'd gladly trade for just that one single chance to be normal. To be able to walk down the street with my girlfriend and not have that blasted tingling kick in that ultimately leaves her alone on the corner because "I've got responsibilities..." or to be able to just hang out with friends & family, play some Xbox and eat some pizza without fear that someone or something may know my real identity and is plotting to exact their revenge in the worst way, through the people I love.

Yep Anonymous, through all of that, sometimes I wish I wasn't Spider-Man. But you know what? I am Spider-Man and there is nothing I can do about it and nothing you can do about it. If you need me, I'll be there for ya.

Who am I? Do you really want to know?
I'm Spider-Man...