A new, web-slinging podcast from a couple of Spider-Pals…

Hey, we’ve got some Spider-News for you!

First, next week marks the return of Alex Segura’s THE SPIDER’S WEB column, which chronicles his epic Spidey re-read that started with Amazing Fantasy #15. Alex took a break after reaching Amazing Spider-Man #200 but now he’s back with his recurring feature.

Neat, right?

But wait there’s more! Alex — who is not only a successful author and the co-president of Archie Comics — has started a podcast with one of his amazing friends, writer Preeti Chhibber: The Spectacular Spider-Cast.

As Alex puts it: “The Spectacular Spider-Cast is pretty basic — two longtime Spidey fans talk about a trade each episode. First up is the opening volume of Chip Zdarsky’s Peter Parker: The Spectacular Spider-Man run, with with art by Adam Kubert and Michael Walsh.”

You can tune in right here to check out that initial ep.

These two come by it honestly too:

As he’s noted in THE SPIDER’S WEB columns, Spidey was the first super-hero Alex ever collected, and he’s been a fan ever since. As a writer, he’s played in the Archie and Star Wars universes, while also creating his own comic-book vigilante in The Black Ghost and the Pete Fernandez Miami Mystery novel series. One of his earliest reading memories, he says, was picking up a reprint digest of the classic Lee/Romita Spectacular Spider-Man #2 magazine, which featured an epic Spidey/Green Goblin brawl that left an indelible mark on young Alex. You can follow him on Twitter @alex_segura.

The original

Preeti, meanwhile, is an author, speaker, freelance writer, and Spider-Man enthusiast. She has written about the webcrawler for SYFY, Polygon and The Nerds of Color, among others. Her first book, Spider-Man: Far From Home: Peter and Ned’s Ultimate Travel Journal was released in 2019 (Marvel Press) and her forthcoming title, Marvel’s Avengers Assembly #1 will be available from Scholastic this summer. You can find her co-hosting the podcasts Desi Geek Girls and Strong Female Characters (SYFY Fangrrls). She’s appeared on several panels at New York Comic Con, San Diego Comic-Con, and on screen on the SYFY Network. Tom Holland shook her hand once. You can follow her on Twitter @runwithskizzers.


— The Complete THE SPIDER’S WEB Index of Features. Click here.

Author: Dan Greenfield

Share This Post On


  1. Very excited about the return of The Spider’s Web and the new podcast sounds delightful. Will it make its way to Apple podcasts?

    Post a Reply

Leave a Reply

%d bloggers like this: