Paul Jenkins joins Superior Spider-Talk

By Mark Ginocchio

September 15, 2013 Podcasts No comments

Dan Gvozden, co-host of Superior Spider-Talk and a super-friend to Chasing Amazing, has yet another interview to share from last weekend’s Baltimore Comic Con. In Episode 15 of Superior Spider-Talk (a special Superior Spider-Talk and Our Amazing Friends episode), Dan speaks with Paul Jenkins, a writer best known for his run on Peter Parker: Spider-Man in the early/mid-2000s. Download the podcast on our iTunes page or through our PodOmatic site.

In this episode:

  • Paul discusses why he is a writer
  • What does he think is important about writing Peter Parker and how he approaches the character
  • Gives us a college lecture on writing
  • Talks about breaking into the industry through Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
  • His personal relationship with the Peter Parker character
  • Working under a deadline and how that inspires him
  • What he thinks makes his run special
  • Discusses several fan-favorite issues from his run
  • Writing in the late 90’s and reviving Spider-Man
  • What makes a death permanent in comics
  • Why he thinks the Spider-Man marriage should have worked
  • The importance of humor in his Spider-Man comics
  • The worst character ever created in Spider-Man, Typeface
  • Norman Osborn’s suicide
  • Working with Mark Buckingham and Humberto Ramos
  • Why mainstream comics are failing their audiences
  • What does it mean to him to have been a Spider-Man writer

A special thanks again to Paul Jenkins for being amazingly generous with his time, and of course Chasing Amazing thanks Dan for being a superstar in Baltimore this past weekend. Make sure you download Dan’s interview with artist Ron Frenz from Baltimore Comic Con.

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