Category Archives: Marvel Comics

Best Spider-Man Stories By Decade

This was something I did for a message board a while back. The challenge was to list the best Spider-Man stories by decade. It’s obviously very subjective, although it was a useful exercise in considering what made the character tic, … Continue reading

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Thoughts On Favorite Comic Book Writers

I spent way too much time thinking about something others might rattle off very quickly: who my favorite comic book writers are, and what it would take to displace them. This was based on a comment on a message board … Continue reading

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Tangled Webs: One More Day’s Doctor Strange

For the latest Tangled Webs column, I looked at Doctor Strange’s role in the controversial Spider-Man story One More Day, and considered how it changed the context of earlier scenes from writer J. Michael Straczysnki’s Spider-Man run. This is a … Continue reading

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Tangled Webs: Four Types of Spider-Man Artists

My latest article for the Crawlspace was a piece on the four types of Spider-Man artists: Dynamic, Street-Level, Ditkoesque, and Weird DYNAMIC I’d almost say this is the standard superhero art format. The people whose adventures are depicted are generally … Continue reading

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Ryan Coogler, Black Panther, and Identity Politics

Marvel announced yesterday that Ryan Coogler (Fruitvale Station, Creed) will direct the Black Panther film. At first glance, this appears to be a really good get for Marvel. Coogler has an impressive resume, having just made an excellent film within … Continue reading

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The Real Reason Peter Parker and Mary Jane Broke-Up

One More Day was a cover-up. The gif comes from the opening of a PSY parody music video.  

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The Most Important Spider-Man Comic Book of the Last 20 Years

For the Spider-Man Crawlspace, I wrote about my selection for the most important Spider-Man comic book fo the last 20 Years. It would also be my selection for the most important American comic book: Ultimate Spider-Man #1. Because early issues … Continue reading

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