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The Most Important Spider-Man Comic Book of the Last 20 Years

For the Spider-Man Crawlspace, I wrote about my selection for the most important Spider-Man comic book fo the last 20 Years. It would also be my selection for the most important American comic book: Ultimate Spider-Man #1. Because early issues … Continue reading

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Venom and Carnage, A History Lesson

It’s worth looking at the histories of Venom and Carnage, as it’s something that writers and editors can learn from. It  provides a model of how the company responded to two breakout villains, the mistakes they made and the things … Continue reading

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Where Are The great Spider-Man Stories?

As a Spider-Man fan, I was envious of Superman fans due to the quality of the best comic book story of the last decade. That led me to ponder the best Spider-Man stories, especially when considering the wisdom of recent … Continue reading

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Muddied Waters

As part of the Infinite Spider-Man series, Thomas Mets considers whether One More Day worked to muddy the waters about Spider-Man’s future. Continue reading

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Other options for your Spider-Man fix

The readers who prefer a married Spider‑Man often suggested that there were plenty of books available about a single Spider‑Man for anyone who preferred that status quo. The list circa-One More Day included Ultimate Spider‑Man, the Marvel Age/ Marvel Adventures line, Spider‑Man … Continue reading

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The Temporary Spider-Man

A few comparisons were made between character progression in the Spider‑Man comics, and how protagonists changed in various movies and books. I thought this was a flawed example, because the Spider‑Man books represent a serial drama, which has lasted for … Continue reading

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The Infinite Spider-Man and Miles Morales

In the Ultimate Comics, Peter Parker died and was replaced by a new guy: Miles Morales, a thirteen year old Half-Black, Half-Hispanic New Yorker. Miles wasn’t a clone, or descendant, which makes the character distinct from most replacement Spider-Men. So … 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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More Stories That Require A Single Spider-Man

One advantage of erasing a mechanism that essentially requires Marvel’s flagship character to only be romantically involved with one woman is that you’ll have different storytelling possibilities with other characters. A romantic triangle between Spider-Man, the Black Cat and Daredevil, … Continue reading

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Another direction for the Amazing Spider-Man Films?

Earlier, I considered where the Marc Webb/ Andrew Garfield Amazing Spider-Man films could go after the current trilogy comes to an end, noting that Kraven the Hunter could be the villain of a multi-film storyline. But there is another possible … Continue reading

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