The “legendary” Tom DeFalco, former Marvel editor-in-chief, writer on multiple Spider-Man titles for decades, and the creator of the Spider-Girl series, sat down with Dan Gvozden and I at the Connecticut ComiCONN event in Trumbull, CT, last weekend. The interview has just been released as an episode of the Superior Spider-Talk and our Amazing Friends podcast. Download on iTunes or at our Podomatic site, and be sure to rate our podcast and leave us a review. Also check for additional podcast interviews from our day at ComiCONN, including our interviews with J.M. DeMatteis and Mark Bagley, which went live earlier this week.
Some highlights from our conversation with DeFalco include:
- His thoughts on taking over Amazing Spider-Man with Ron Frenz after Roger Stern/John Romita Jr. left the title at ASM #250
- His original plans for the Hobgoblin character, and why he thought Richard Fisk should have been the masked menace
- Why he thought the black costume was going to be a marketing disaster
- Why the “Clone Saga” became so involved and got out of control
- How his “Original Clone Saga” mini-series came to be
- The origins of Spider-Girl