November 24, 1996
So skycaps at LAX CALL THE Theme Restaurant "the spider"(L.A. Speak, So SoCal by Sue McAllister, Oct. 20). My husband, Richard R. Bradshaw, was the structural engineer during the construction of that landmark. I guess that henceforth he will be known as Spiderman. Chanin Hale Bradshaw Northridge
July 29, 2011 |
Recruits on the new Transformers ride opening at Universal Studios Hollywood in spring 2012 will join the heroic Autobots in an intergalactic battle against the villainous Decepticons. The five-minute Transformers motion simulator dark ride with high-definition 3-D images, special effects and animatronics will feature an original storyline starring the shape-shifting robots capable of changing into cars, trucks and planes. > Photos: Transformers ride at Universal Studios Hollywood Hyperbolic Universal officials are already calling the new Transformers attraction "the greatest ride in theme park history.
July 5, 2012 |
Steve Nash appears ready for showtime, and we're not just talking about whether he can dazzle Laker fans on the court with his no-look passes, crossovers and pick-and-roll sequences. We're talking about how he'll also perform under the Hollywood lights beyond Staples Center. The early reviews suggest he'll fit in just fine. Nash has recently starred in a series of parodies of various superheroes that he wrote and directed himself through NOC, which produces short videos on the personalities and lives of professional athletes.
May 4, 2002
Your article about Spider-Man's co-creator, Steve Ditko, a truly remarkable comic book writer-artist, was one of the best researched, most thoughtful articles I've ever read ("Spider-Man's Long-Lost Parent," by Jordan Raphael, April 29). Even more amazing is the fact that, although I've been a fan of Ditko's work for 35 years, this is the first time I've ever seen a clear photograph of him. If you had published a close-up photo of the Loch Ness Monster or the Abominable Snowman, I doubt I would have been any more bowled over.
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.
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.