Tag Archives: Kraven’s Last Hunt

If I Wrote Spider-Man 4

If I had written Spider-Man 3, it would have ended with a few unresolved cliffhangers. Spider-Man and Mary Jane are worried because Harry Osborn is on the loose as the new Green Goblin. They’re unaware that Eddie Brock, a suicidal … 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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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 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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Why Superior Spider-Man Won’t Last

Stephen Wacker claims that the Superior Spider-Man change is going to stick, and that Peter Parker fans will go away over time.  Yeah. That’ll change dramatically just because of necessity of story. But I think for years to come the … Continue reading

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Two points about Amazing Spider-Man #698

There are two interesting things about the plotting for Amazing Spider-Man #698. I’m trying to keep it spoiler-free, although any analysis of the craft is bound to suggest details about the narrative. The entire issue builds to a twist which … Continue reading

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Benefits of the Spider-Marriage Part 1

There are two contexts to consider the benefits of the spider-marriage. Was preserving the relationship preferable to One More Day? Is restoring the relationship a good idea now? The latter question is the one that matters for Spider-Man writers and … Continue reading

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Kraven the Hunter as Amazing Spider-Man’s Next Big Bad

Kraven the Hunter has become a top-tier Spider-Man villain due primarily to the strength of one story in the comics. But his arc could easily be incorporated into 2-3 films, along with a few other villains. This would be a … Continue reading

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Douglas Wolk on Spider-Man

In his book Reading Comics: How Graphic Novels Work and What They Mean, comics critic Douglas Wolk made some interesting observations about one of my favorite Spider-Man stories, and the character’s appeal. Curiously, though, even some great characters’ creators sometimes … Continue reading

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This Should Be Reprinted #1: Soul of the Hunter

Spider-Man is probably Marvel’s best character, but the franchise has been under-represented in collections. For example, of the 85 Marvel Premiere Classics volumes done so far, only six feature Spider-Man, compared to 15 for the X-Men (not including the four … Continue reading

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