The incomparable Dan Gvozden, co-host of Superior Spider-Talk and a super-friend to Chasing Amazing, has returned from last weekend’s Baltimore Comic Con bearing gifts of awesome interviews with some of Spider-Man’s greatest creators. In Episode 14 of Superior Spider-Talk (a special Superior Spider-Talk and Our Amazing Friends episode), Dan speaks with Ron Frenz, who illustrated some of Amazing Spider-Man’s most important moments in the 1980s during his run with writer (the “legendary”) Tom DeFalco, along with a ton of other Spider-Man issues and mini-series. Download the podcast on our iTunes page or through our PodOmatic site.
Here are some highlights from Dan’s chat with Ron:
- Ron discusses his legacy on the Spider-Man titles
- Ron discusses his partnership with Tom DeFalco
- Ron covers his feelings about the Hobgoblin stories and how felt about returning to the idea in Hobgoblin Lives
- Ron talks about creating his Peter Parker and what the character means to him
- Who would Ron cast as Peter Parker in his ideal Spider-Man movie?
- The misquote of “With great power must also come great responsibility.”
- Ron discusses creating the Spider-Girl universe
- His favorite issues that he’s worked on
- The atmosphere around creating the Black Suit
- What it means to him to have been a Spider-Man artist
A special thanks again to Ron Frenz for being amazingly generous with his time, and of course Chasing Amazing thanks Dan for being a superstar in Baltimore this past weekend. And stay tuned for additional podcasts from Dan’s time in Baltimore.