Tag Archives: Tom Brevoort

Recommended June 5 2013

Neil Gaiman suggests that the next Doctor should be an unknown. I like to see The Doctor as The Doctor, and an actor who doesn’t bring baggage is a grand sort of thing. A star waiting to happen. So I … Continue reading

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Is Amazing Spider-Man still set in the 616?

In the Infinite Spider-Man series, Thomas Mets considers whether Amazing Spider-Man is still set in the 616 Universe after the events of One More Day. Continue reading

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Should Spider-Man Kill?

Last year, Marvel Editor Tom Brevoort revealed that there’s one story that many writers have pitched to him that he has always rejected. There’s the one that half the people in the industry have pitched at one point or another: the … Continue reading

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Peter Parker First

While the possible schedules and formats for the series are important for any writer or editor to consider, the purpose of the format is to serve the content. And the lead character drives the content. The central question for any Spider-Man … Continue reading

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No More Evergreen

Sometimes there are holes in the schedule that have to be filled. This problem is exacerbated with higher output. In his 2006 Spider-Man Manifesto, Senior Editor Tom Brevoort offered a suggestion: Evergreen material. As a safeguard, we would also commission three to … 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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Youth VS Power and Responsibility

One disagreement over the Spider-Man series deals with the hero’s perceived youth, and the degree to which it defines the series. Some detractors have claimed that since One More Day, the character has become a man-child. A few years ago, Tom Brevoort, then-Executive … Continue reading

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