Category Archives: Spider-Man

Critics on 100 Essential Comic Books

Years ago, I was given the book The A List: The National Society Of Film Critics’ 100 Essential Films as a birthday gift. It was a collection of essays by notable critics on 100 important movies. It’s something I’ve returned to every … Continue reading

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30th Anniversary of Kraven’s Last Hunt

A few days ago, I saw a comic convention on Kraven’s Last Hunt, and wrote it up for the Spider-Man Crawlspace. DeMatteis believes that he has written better stories; better Spider-Man stories even, However when he’s at conventions, a third … Continue reading

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Oops

This was the panel from Amazing Spider-Man #121. And this is the one I’m used to. In the original comic, the script called for the Washington Bridge, but artist Gil Kane drew the Brooklyn Bridge. When the text was corrected, … Continue reading

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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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Tangled Webs: Was Mary Jane Pregnant in One More Day?

In a recent Tangled Webs column, I considered the question of whether Mary Jane is pregnant. This expanded on points I’ve made in this blog. I did not have the impression from the story that Mary Jane was meant to … Continue reading

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Tangled Webs: Politics and the Spider-Man Comics

For the latest Tangled Webs entry, I looked at how politics has been depicted in the Spider-Man comics. As a Republican, I’m slightly wary of depictions of politics in popular culture, due to the left-leaning slant of most writers and … Continue reading

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Tangled Webs: The Spider-Marriage’s 30th Anniversary

For a Tangled Web column, I looked at the different perspectives of an event that happened a little over 30 years ago, as Stan Lee and a roomful of comics fans convinced Jim Shooter to marry off Spider-Man and Mary … Continue reading

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