Tag Archives: Dan Slott

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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Spider-Man Sales Part 2

I’m interrupting a section written in 2012 with an update about more recent Spider-Man comics. If sales were good during the Big Time era, they’ve been incredible after Amazing Spider-Man #700. This leads to two questions: Do the consistent sales … Continue reading

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The Culture Shock of Brand New Day

Some of the backlash against Brand New Day was inevitable. The book suddenly had younger (defined by the year they were born, rather than the year in which they started writing Spider-Man) American writers. For 30+ years from September 1972 to … Continue reading

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Spider-Man Comics Read In July 2013

With the debut of Superior Foes of Spider-Man, I went and reread previous stories about the Sinister Syndicate, usually back issues I bought back a while back. Deadly Foes of Spider-Man #1-4 was a dense in a good way series about … Continue reading

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Stuff I Like May 25, 2013 Edition

Frankie Miller came up when I googled “Scottish singers” and found someone’s best of list. His song Jealousy is quite good. On the subject of videos of youtube videos of famous Scottish people, I am reminded of the comedy of … Continue reading

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Superior Spider-Man and Mary Jane… An Update

Previously, I considered the speculation that Superior Spider-Man would feature a romantic relationship between Doctor Octopus, who possesses Spider-Man’s body, and Mary Jane, who is unaware of that fact. There were concerns that this relationship, if consummated, would constitute rape. Dan … Continue reading

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The Ending of Superior Spider-Man #1

At the end of the first issue of Superior Spider-Man, we learn that Peter Parker is still alive, and that he has limited control over Spock’s (As a refresher, Spock= Spider-Man + Doc Ock) actions. Some revelation about Spidey’s survival … Continue reading

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