Tag Archives: Spider-Man marriage

Tangled Webs: The Spider-Marriage’s 30th Anniversary

For a Tangled Web column, I looked at the different perspectives of an event that happened a little over 30 years ago, as Stan Lee and a roomful of comics fans convinced Jim Shooter to marry off Spider-Man and Mary … Continue reading

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The Real Reason Peter Parker and Mary Jane Broke-Up

One More Day was a cover-up. The gif comes from the opening of a PSY parody music video.  

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Spider-Man Sales Part 2

I’m interrupting a section written in 2012 with an update about more recent Spider-Man comics. If sales were good during the Big Time era, they’ve been incredible after Amazing Spider-Man #700. This leads to two questions: Do the consistent sales … Continue reading

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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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The Infinite Spider-Man: Other Franchises And More Complaints

In the Infinite Spider-Man, two types of questions about One More Day are addressed: How does it compare to comics events like Green Lantern: Rebirth and Flashpoint? Was Marvel (and Joe Quesada) being dishonest? Continue reading

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The Infinite Spider-Man Introduction

The Infinite Spider-Man is a series of mini-essays exploring Marvel’s options for the future of their most popular character. It’s an updated version of an earlier piece written prior to the publication of the One More Day storyline. As the character’s … Continue reading

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Benefits of the Single Spider-Man

There are a few reasons for keeping Peter Parker single which just aren’t significant enough to justify solitary blog posts, although several are coming when we get to the topic of the illusion of change. Suffice to say, there are particular … Continue reading

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Spider-Man 103: Later Peter Parker

You could split the Spider-Man comics into four eras, many of which can be subdivided into later categories. The Silver Age, covered in the Spider-Man 102 reading list, included the runs of Stan Lee and Gerry Conway from Amazing Fantasy … Continue reading

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Wizard’s How to Fix Spider-Man Circa 1997

The other Wizard article on Spider-Man that probably influenced my take on the character  was their take on Spider-Man from 1997.           Wizard continued their affair with Roger Stern’s Amazing Spider-Man, including seven panels from the … Continue reading

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Spider-Man’s Supporting Cast

Anyone in charge of the Spider-Man books is going to need a plan for the supporting cast. This is one category which has often been handled poorly. There have been some suggestions that the book should focus more on the supporting … Continue reading

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