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OverXposed: SPIDERINE?

spiderine mt 237By Michael Fitzgerald Troy


“With great power comes great responsibility.” “I’m the best there is at what I do, and what I do isn’t very nice.” Those are the tag lines of the two most popular characters in Marvel Comics. So popular, in fact, that Marvel has completely cashed in and put the characters in as many books as possible. Wolverine is mostly associated with the X-men and Spidey was mostly a loner in the past. In a “Why not?” move, both characters are currently members of the popular team of heroes, The Avengers. Burning up the silver screen as Wolverine, Hugh Jackman reinvented Wolverine as a heart throb so smolderingly sexy, it may have the straightest of fanboys questioning which team THEY are on. Tobey Maguire did a dandy job in the first two Spidey flicks, so we won’t hold him responsible for the debacle of Spider-Man 3. (Don’t get me started!)

But, do they run the risk of being overexposed? The impossibility of them being in so many different places at the same time has become a running joke/frustration. Marvel is no fool; as long as the fanboys keep clamoring for the homicidal Canuck and the bug-bitten science geek (and ponying up the pennies), these boys aren’t going anywhere for a while.

I like the characters. In the name of exce$$, I say bring it on! Give ’em more books! Hell, put ’em on the Justice League of America! Why not? Ooh! How cool would that be if Marvel traded Spidey and Wolvie with DC for Superman and Batman for a year? Could you imagine Batman leading the Avengers or Spider-Man in the JLA?

It would never happen, but it would be kind of cool, if not opportunistic. ‘Nuff said.






Michael Troy is a deeply superficial person. Born in the midwest in the ’70s, Michael came to Los Angeles to pursue his bi-polar career path as an actor and artist. 2005 saw the release of Michael’s first published book, Homo-Hero’s Big Book of Fun and Adventure ( Michael has contributed to the Lady Gaga comic book from Bluewater Productions and has his hand in various other upcoming projects. Michael has performed stand-up comedy at all of the major comedy clubs in Los Angeles and is making his triumphant return to the main stage of The Comedy Store in September. Michael offers an off-beat sense of humor as the star of such youtube cult classics As The Gays on Film (, A Minute With Margot, a loving tribute to Superman legend Margot Kidder (, and currently hosts a vlog style series Lethally Blonde over at Sitting alongside industry heavyweight Phil Jimenez at the “Divas and Lassoes” panel for the 2010 San Diego comic-con, Michael maintains and cherishes his “underground” status. A staunch believer in Blonde Ambition, Michael hopes his new comic about shallow blonde super heroes in Los Angeles, The Blonde Squad, will set the world on fire (or at least brighten it a bit). Check out Michael Troy and Lethally Blonde updates here!!!





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