Tag Archives: Great Spider-Man stories

Spider-Man 101 And The Best Of..

Earlier, I made a list of good Spider-Man comics for anyone looking for an introduction to the character. Most of the included issues tend to appear on the lists of the greatest Spider-Man stories. Anyone interested in how the the recommended … Continue reading

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Spider-Man 101: Introduction to the Wall-Crawler

The first strategy is to recommend a stretch of issues, perhaps a complete creative run. There may be some questions about the backstory, but it will be much easier to follow transitions issue by issue, rather than trying to figure out … Continue reading

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The Superhero’s Eternal Struggle

One time when I was in high school, I was walking to the subway with Charles, a classmate, and made a detour at St. Mark’s Comics for the latest issue of Spider-Man. Charles had a question that made me think … Continue reading

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Did Spider-Man deserve better?

The vast majority of the conversation about Amazing Spider-Man #700 is over the last few pages, and the implications for the upcoming Superior Spider-Man title. It does suggest that the reception to the issue would not have been the same … Continue reading

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The Bloodlust of JM DeMatteis

While writing about the Illusion of Change for the Infinite Spider-Man series, Thomas Mets considers the monumental changes in the Spider-Man comic of J.M.DeMatteis, killer of Harry Osborn and Aunt May. Continue reading

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The Journey, The Destination and The Revolving Door

As part of the Infinite Spider-Man series, Thomas Mets considers whether the journety is more important than the destination. Continue reading

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The Best of Spider-Man VS The Marriage

A few years ago, while pondering the question of why Spider‑Man hasn’t had an All‑Star Superman, I realized that even though Spider‑Man has been married in the comics, the majority of my favorite pre-OMD Spider‑Man stories featured a single Spider‑Man. These … Continue reading

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Where Are The great Spider-Man Stories?

As a Spider-Man fan, I was envious of Superman fans due to the quality of the best comic book story of the last decade. That led me to ponder the best Spider-Man stories, especially when considering the wisdom of recent … Continue reading

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But Spider-Man Fans Loved The Marriage

For the Infinite Spider-Man series, Thomas Mets considers whether Spider-Man fans loved the marriage, and Joe Quesada was selfish to ignore the polls. Continue reading

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The Conceptual Engine

In a defense of One More Day, Joe Quesada described what’s in the core of any successful series. At the heart of every great character and character universe, there are certain metaphors, iconography and trappings that play a significant part in … Continue reading

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