Tag Archives: Paul Jenkins

Wizard’s Best Issue Ever!

Wizard celebrated 2000 with a special covering their favorite things about comic book, including the top ten creators, characters and Top 40 stories. It was good stuff for a high school freshman who was suddenly able to afford trade paperbacks. … Continue reading

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Recommended June 7 2013

There are two interesting AV Club pieces tying to Game of Thrones. Tasha Robinson looks at the meaning of the Red Wedding, and where the series goes next. Brandon Narwalk and Todd VanDerWerff consider one reason the show holds up so … Continue reading

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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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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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Sympathetic Villains in Serial Fiction

Some of the best villains are quite sympathetic. Khan had legitimate grievances in Star Trek II. Mrs. Danvers from Rebecca mourned her former boss. Frankenstein’s monster wasn’t the one who initiated the violence. Gollum was driven insane by the ring. Hans … Continue reading

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Doctor Octopus: A History Lesson

For the last decade or so, it’s generally been agreed that the big three Spider-Man villains are Venom, Doctor Octopus and Norman Osborn. Doc Ock was the first to be introduced way back in Amazing Spider-Man #3. He’s had the most … Continue reading

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More Questions About Peter Parker

There are a few smaller decisions about Peter Parker’s character that the next Spider-Man writers may touch on. Although it’s just as easy to ignore completely most of the time. The Parents On his now-deleted formspring account, Dan Slott was … 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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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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Spider-Man’s Morals and the deal with Mephisto

Among the many angry reactions to “One More Day” were complaints that it was amoral for Peter Parker and Mary Jane to give up their marriage to save Aunt May’s life. Some readers argued that they would never have made … Continue reading

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