June 2, 2009 |
A French skyscraper climber nicknamed "Spiderman" was arrested today after scaling a 41-story building in downtown Sydney with his bare hands, stopping traffic on the busy street below. About 200 people gathered to watch as Alain Robert, known for scaling some of the world's tallest and best-known buildings without ropes or other equipment, climbed to the top of the Royal Bank of Scotland Tower. Police closed off the street, causing gridlock. The crowd cheered as Robert, 46, reached the top.
July 18, 1986 |
Spiderman, the Marvel Comics superhero who gained his arachnid powers when he was bitten by an irradiated spider, will drop into Orange County on Saturday for an appearance as grand marshal of the San Clemente Summer Fiesta '86 parade. The parade of floats, bands, equestrian units, clowns and vintage cars will begin at 10 a.m. and wind south on El Camino Real from El Portal to Avenida Victoria.
February 25, 1999 |
A trial has been scheduled for next week in the eight-year battle over the rights to make a live-action film based on the Marvel comic book character Spider-Man. However, a judge already has rejected the strongest claims, which belonged to MGM.
December 13, 2003 |
Spider-Man will be spinning in a different kind of web when the teaser trailer for Sony's "Spider-Man 2" makes its worldwide debut on the Yahoo! (www.ya hoo.com) home page. Starting at 9:01 p.m. Sunday, Spidey-fans in 13 countries, including Japan and Brazil, will get their first glimpse of the comic book superhero (Tobey Maguire) fighting his latest nemesis: Dr. Octopus (Alfred Molina). The movie is scheduled to debut on theater screens on July 2.
September 30, 2008 |
Stephen Colbert's presidential bid was never truly serious stuff in the real world, but in the pages of Marvel Comics, the Comedy Central parodist's campaign is alive and well. And next month, in issue No. 573 of "The Amazing Spider-Man," candidate Colbert not only will meet the world-famous web slinger but also will swing from the rooftops of Manhattan with the hero, according to a page of preview art released by Marvel. Colbert campaign signs and logos have been popping up in the background of Marvel Comics stories since the company's editor in chief, Joe Quesada, appeared on "The Colbert Report" in January and announced a plan to weave Colbert's White House bid into the superhero universe.
May 14, 2002 |
"Spider-Man" grossed $71.4 million in its second weekend in release, a record sophomore-weekend performance. The Sony / Columbia Pictures release has now taken in $223 million, reaching the $200-million level in only nine days, also a record. "Unfaithful," which opened Wednesday, debuted in second place with $14.1 million for Friday through Sunday, while "The New Guy" opened in third with $9 million for the weekend.