Tag Archives: Roger Stern

Tangled Webs: What Was The Best “Typical” Spider-Man Story?

This was a question I asked in a column for the Crawlspace. For many of these articles, I’ve looked at the most acclaimed Spider-Man stories. And some of those have been the kind of stuff that can’t happen any issue. … Continue reading

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The Surprising Influence of Lee/ Romita’s Second Issue

I recently started writing a series of biweekly columns for the Spider-Man Crawlspace website, covering Spider-Man history. The first was on the role of Amazing Spider-Man #40 in transforming Roger Stern and JM DeMatteis into Spider-Man fans. http://www.spidermancrawlspace.com/2015/09/01/tangled-webs-the-surprising-influence-of-lee-romitas-second-issue/

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Priorities of Fans and Writers

An analysis by Thomas Mets of the differing priorities of comic book fans and writers, especially when it comes to payoff and setup, with an emphasis on Spider-Man: One More Day. 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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Temporary Changes In Ongoing Serials

Here’s another question which presupposes that the Superior Spider-Man era will be temporary: Is it a good idea to shake up the status quo for a little while? One concern is that a new temporary direction for the series could … Continue reading

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Repetition and Reader Turnover

As part of the Infinite Spider-Man series, Thomas Mets considers the effects of reader turnout on the Comics Industry, especially in relation to the Illusion of Change, using comments by Peter David in a Spider-Man Crawlspace podcast as a starting point. Continue reading

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Against the Illusion Of Change

As part of the Infinite Spider-Man series, Thomas Mets considers the problems with the Illusion of Change. Continue reading

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