Livin' On The Edge: The Spider-Man Podcast
On Comics Ground's web-slinging podcast Livin On The Edge is here! Hosted by Alec Thorn and Brian Daley, you'll hear engaging discussions about everyone's favorite wall-crawler each week! From issue reviews to the latest news. All that and more will be brought to you here!
Cobweb Episode #49: The Return of Cinema
Over a year after its title reveal, and after many months and weeks of waiting for a trailer, Sony has finally released our first look at the sequel to VENOM. So, what did the boys think of it? Tune in as Alec and Brian discuss the recent trailer, news, and more about this monumental return of cinema!
Cobweb Episode #48: Sony What Are You Doing
It’s been quite a while since we’ve talked shop about what’s happening in the crazy world of Spidey, and recently, there have been many, many rumblings from across the board. Most notably, however, would be Alfred Molina spilling all of the beans that could possibly be spilled. So, what do we think? Tune in as Brian and Alec give their thoughts about the many updates, rumors, and more surrounding No Way Home!
Episode #47: No Way Home
After many rumors and much speculation, not to mention constant teasing from the cast and crew, the true title for the third Spider-Man film has been revealed as NO WAY HOME, with some new photos and additional info to boot! So, what do we think about this? Well, tune in as Alec and Brian discuss the recent news surrounding the film, as well as their own theories on what could be happening!
Episode #46: The Rise of Abrams (Two-Year Anniversary Special!)
It’s been a long, long road, but we have finally reached the two-year mark on this podcast! It’s been one heck of a journey, and as a way to celebrate, we’re talking about arguably the most controversial Spidey story since 2007’s infamous One More Day. That, of course, being SPIDER-MAN: BLOODLINES, written by J.J. Abrams and his son, Henry Abrams. Tune in as Alec and Brian tell all about this book, from the first countdown, to the hectic release schedule, and all the baffling decisions that lie within!
Episode #45: Everyone is Here!
While things have been hush-hush about the third installment in the adventures of MCU Spidey from Marvel and Sony, the rumor mill and film news sources have been booming. In this past week, not only has Alfred Molina’s Doc Ock been seemingly confirmed to return, but apparent everyone — yes, everyone — is coming back! Not only that, but a certain acrobatic blind lawyer has seemingly slipped into the mix as well! What do we make of all of this? Well, you’ll have to tune into this brand-new episode to find out what Alec and Brian think about all the news and
Episode #44: Be Yourself
The next generation is finally here, in more ways than one! The PS5 has finally launched, and with its release comes the next chapter in Insomniac’s Spider-Verse, Marvel’s SPIDER-MAN: MILES MORALES! There’s a whole lot to talk about with this game, so tune in as Alec and Brian give their thoughts on Miles’s first solo video game outing!
Episode 43: So What Did We Miss?
It’s been a bit since we’ve last recorded, and a BUNCH of earth-shattering developments has taken place in the Spider-Verse. From the games, to the movies, and the big comic storyline, hosts Alec and Brian tell all in an exciting news-filled new episode of Livin’ On The Edge!
Episode #42: The DLC That’s Never Fun
Shortly after the main game came out, Insomniac released three story-based DLC chapters in an event called THE CITY THAT NEVER SLEEPS. While they started off strong, things took a wrong turn very...very fast. So, tune in as Brian and Alec tell all about the three DLC chapters, including what was good, what was bad, and why Alec has the biggest beef with Felicia’s adaptation ever.
Episode #41: Be Greater
With the new Miles Morales solo game on the horizon, as well as being (somewhat) around the anniversary, we thought it was high-time to finally talk about the blockbuster 2018 video game, MARVEL’S SPIDER-MAN! Tune in as Alec and Brian tell all about this epic superhero adventure, from the story, to the gameplay, and to all the characters in between!
Episode #40: SPIDER-MAN - FAR FROM HOME (2019) Commentary Track
Part of the journey is the end. For Tony, anyway. For Peter, it’s a whole new ball game on his own with sky-high expectations on his shoulders, not to mention the prospect of Elemental monsters and a man with a fishbowl on his head. This film has been probably the most controversial among Spidey fans, so what side of the field does it land on? Tune in and sync up as Alec and Brian reach the end of the movie commentary tracks (for now, anyway) with 2019’s SPIDER-MAN: FAR FROM HOME!
Episode #39: SPIDER-MAN - INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE (2018) Commentary Track
Shortly after their first deal with Marvel in 2015, Sony had announced that a theatrical animated Spider-Man film would release in a few years. Safe to say that none of us thought it would become the iconic blockbusting award-winner it turned out to be! Does it still hold up, or was it overhyped? Tune in and sync up as hosts Alec and Brian commentate over the widely acclaimed SPIDER-MAN: INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE
Episode #38: VENOM (2018) Commentary Track
After countless years in development hell, and despite Sony’s arrangements with Marvel Studios, Avi Arad finally got his day in the sun as VENOM finally released in theaters in 2018. The film itself has been panned by critics, yet has found an overwhelming amount of support from audiences, grossing around $800 million worldwide. Is the film a diamond in the rough, or were the critics right all along? Tune in and sync up as hosts Alec and Brian look back at 2018’s incredibly controversial, and somewhat hilarious, VENOM!
Episode #37: SPIDER-MAN - HOMECOMING (2017) Commentary Track
After the failure of the Amazing Spider-Man films, and the firing of Andrew Garfield, Sony was in shambles. However, things started looking up for them once they signed a deal with Marvel to put the character in the MCU, rebooting him once again. After making a thunderous and widely acclaimed debut in 2016’s CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR, Tom Holland’s iteration of the character has his first solo film released a year after. While the film had widespread critical and audience praise, some fans questioned whether or not it really understood the character. So, tune in and sync up as Bria...
Episode #36: THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2 (2014) Commentary Track
After the very lukewarm reception and mild success of 2012’s THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN, Sony and Marc Webb (well, mostly Sony) wasted no time in kicking the sequel’s production into high gear. The film had all the makings of being the best Spider-Man film yet, but somehow it all came crashing down throughout production. Is it really the worst out of the bunch, or are there some redeeming qualities that save it? Tune in and sync up as Alec and Brian commentate over 2014’s THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2!
Episode #35: THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN (2012) Commentary Track
Hot off the heels of canceling Spider-Man 4, Sony decided to reboot the franchise, with an entirely new cast, and a brand new director at the helm. However, did everything really go as swimmingly as they hoped? Tune in and sync up as Alec and Brian commentate over 2012’s THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN to figure out if any of it holds up!
Episode #34: The Next Generation
The PS5 has finally been revealed in all its glory, and boy oh boy did it have an impressive lineup of new titles! However, one in particular shocked everyone and started off the showcase with the biggest bang possible: Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales. Tune in as Alec and Brian talk about the upcoming game and console, along with an important message in the beginning of the episode in regards to what’s going on in the world.
Livin’ On The Edge Episode #33: SPIDER-MAN 3 (2007) Commentary Track
Episode #32: SPIDER-MAN 2 (2004) Commentary Track
Carrying on from the first film in the Raimi Trilogy, we now come to SPIDER-MAN 2 in our commentary track series! Many fans regard this successor as the best of the Spidey bunch, but how well does it hold up? Tune in and sync up as Alec and Brian commentate over what many consider to be the best superhero film of all time, SPIDER-MAN 2!
Episode #31: SPIDER-MAN (2002) Commentary Track
Episode #30: The Tragedy of Gwen Stacy’s Character - Part Two
It’s our milestone 30th episode, and unfortunately we won’t be able to rip this one off like a bandaid. Sins Past has been hailed as one of the worst Spider-Man stories in recent memory, maybe even of all time, and has become the butt of thousands and thousands of jokes (half of which are told by Brian). So, because we’re gluttons for punishment, we thought we’d revisit this story and see just how it could’ve ever happened to begin with. Tune in as hosts Brian and Alec discuss recent Spidey news, as well as the infamous S...
Episode #29: The Tragedy of Gwen Stacy’s Character - Part One
Episode #28: SUPERHERO MOVIE Commentary Track (ft. GodzillaMendoza)
APRIL FOOLS! Since the holiday falls on our release day, we couldn’t help ourselves and decided to do something very different. Parody movies seemed to be all the rage in the 2000’s, and one of them that was strangely ahead of its time was 2008’s Superhero Movie! So, tune into this free commentary track from Alec, Brian, and returning special guest Xavier (GodzillaMendoza)!
Episode #27: Metal Gear Spider - Clones of Liberty Ultimate Edition (March of the Clones 2020)
It’s the end of our very first MARCH OF THE CLONES event, and we wouldn’t want to do anything less than going out on top with a bang. The Clone Saga itself may be infamous, but its adaptations have been nothing short of improvement, and Bendis and Bagley’s take on it is no exception. Tune into the third and final episode of 2020’s MOTC as Brian and Alec discuss the Ultimate Clone Saga, and how it seemed to just be a vastly superior story to the original!
Episode #26: We Really, Really Hate Clones (March of the Clones 2020)
Episode #25: The Clone Saga Begins...Unfortunately (March of the Clones 2020)
We knew this day had to come sooner or later. That’s right, we’re finally talking about part of one of the most infamous eras in the web-head’s comic history: The Clone Saga. This event is massive, spanning hundreds of issues across several years, so in order to save our own brain cells, we decided to talk about how it all started. Join Brian and Alec in the first episode of the first MARCH OF THE CLONES event as they discuss what they think of the first initial stories within the saga itself, as well as their own techni...
Episode #24: Surf the Web of Shadows
Symbiotes seemed to be all the rage since the late 80’s when Venom was first introduced, and nothing was more justifying of that statement than the Spidey games of the 2000’s. One game, however, would use the creepy alien parasites in one of the most unique ways, story-wise and gameplay-wise. That of course was the highly underrated Spider-Man: Web of Shadows. In this new episode of LOTE, tune in as hosts Alec and Brian discuss the game, with all its story elements, gameplay, and everything that falls in between!
Episode #23: Rise of the Underrated Villains
In our second episode in the new year and decade of 2020, we decided to take a moment and ponder over the underrated gems within Spidey’s rogue’s gallery. The ones who haven’t had their big time to shine in ages, or...ever, really. The best part of it all? We talk about YOUR favorites, too! Tune in as hosts Alec and Brian discuss their favorite underrated Spidey villains, as well as some of your favorites that you tweeted to us!
Episode #22: Count Leto in the Multiverse of Madness
It’s a new year and a new decade, and the boys wouldn’t want to ring them in without talking about something big, hilarious, and somewhat worrying. Thankfully, the trailer for Sony’s Morbius movie starring Jared Leto has hit the Internet, forcing its way into the MCU, and there’s no way they couldn’t talk about it. Tune in to hear what our hosts Alec and Brian think about the trailer itself, and what it means for the future of Spider-Man, and maybe even the MCU as a whole!
Episode #21: Mr. Kasady’s Neighborhood (Winter Finale)
It’s been a long first year for Livin’ On The Edge, and we couldn’t end it without talking all about the year’s biggest Spider-related event, Absolute Carnage. Join in as our hosts Alec and Brian tell-all about the venomous event itself, from the highs, the lows, and all the tie-ins in between!
Episode #20: With Great Power...
Livin’ On The Edge reaches another milestone at its twentieth episode, so what better way to celebrate than taking it all the way back to the beginning? In this episode, Alec and Brian discuss the iconic debut of Spider-Man, Amazing Fantasy #15, and the impact it’s had on them and pop culture as a whole!
Episode #19: If This Be Our Podcast
Throughout all of our episodes, there’s an era of the web-head we haven’t entirely touched on: the class Stan Lee/Steve Ditko era that started it all! So, it’s time we changed that by discussing one of the most influential Spidey stories to ever exist. Tune in as Alec and Brian y’all recent comics, news, and of course, the famous storyline, “If This Be My Destiny!”
Livin' On The Edge Episode #18- Kraven's Last Hunt 2.0
Nick Spencer’s run has been highly acclaimed by readers across the board, but one storyline, Hunted, has stood out among the rest. In this episode, Alec and Brian take a look at the Hunted storyline, talking about the highs, lows, and if this exciting storyline lives up to its predecessor!
Episode #17: Coming Home
After over a month of separation, rumors, and uncertainty, Sony and Marvel/Disney have finally made up in order to keep the web-head in the MCU. So, what does the future hold for the character and the two franchises vying for him? Tune in as Alec and Brian talk their thoughts on the new deal, as well as what they hope to see in the next MCU Spider-Man adventure!
Episode #16: How Many Spider-Books Are There?!
A lot has happened in the past year for the web-slinger and his comics, from revivals, to alternate universe stories, to events that range from good to...Spider-Geddon. In this all-new episode of LOTE, tune in as Alec and Brian discuss a few of the current Spidey titles, from Nick Spencer’s acclaimed new Amazing run, to the chillingly horrific Absolute Carnage, and the incredibly controversial first issue of J.J. Abrams Spidey mini-series.
Episode #15: An Ultimate Trainwreck
On this episode, we swing around with our special guest, Brian aka RedLanternReviews! We talk about everyone's most hated Spider-Man show until the most recent one, Ultimate Spider-man!
Episode 14: The Battle of Licensing
On this episode, we have special guest Brandon Thomas hanging out with us as we talk about the current issues facing MCU Spider-Man as Disney/Marvel duke it out with Sony!
Episode #13: An Avengers Level Threat
Road To Far From Home wraps up with...Far From Home! Peter is on vacation and we get to talk about all the weird shenanigans that are afoot on this adventure! Plus OCG Staff writer Ian returns to give his thoughts on this newest installment of web sligning action!
Episode #12- Knock knock..Oh the pain
Did you think Xavier would miss this one? Godzilla Mendoza returns as we talk about the interesting little film that graced our screens this past year known as Venom...Hopefully, we won't die
Episode #11: Homecoming with Ganke
It's time for that second reboot...what's it called again? Oh yeah! Spider-man in the MCU kicks off with Captain America Civil war and Spider-man Homecoming. Alec and James talk about the changes to the character and their thoughts on the division in the Spider-man community!
Episode #10: The Amazing Double Feature ft. Godzilla Mendoza!
We reach the point of the first reboot. The Amazing Spider-man franchise and the mark left by Sony as they rushed these movies into production! Find out our thoughts on this episode of Livin' On The Edge!