To most observers and Spider-Man fans, Amazing Spider-Man #223 is the quintessential “forgettable” issue. It marks the final installment of the lame duck Denny O’Neil-era on the book and O’Neil didn’t even script his plot, instead leaving it to a fill-in writer, J.M. DeMatteis (who was still a few
The world of negotiating is filled with so many pearls of wisdom that even the biggest cynic would readily admit some are tried and true and impossible to argue with. But sounding good and right on paper versus actually following through and adhering to that advice can sometimes be a slippery
In the world of internet writing, the currency we operate in is clichés. How about this one, “Don’t cry over spilt milk.” I mean, seriously, is there anything more tragic than spilling milk or crying over it? Or how about “Selling like Hotcakes.” If memory serves, I spent an
For me, Amazing Spider-Man #154 stinks. No, that’s not a critique about the quality of the Len Wein/Sal Buscema story (though seriously, that costume they picked out for Sandman during the 1970s was absolutely hideous). Nor is it really a comment on the overall condition of the comic (though
Going all the way back to some of the posts I’ve written about the very first Spider-Man comic I ever purchased (Amazing Spider-Man #296), I’ve alluded to the fact that one of the things that fascinated me as a kid about comics was the sequential numbering system of each
First, some ramblings from the author. Oh! Hi there! If you’re someone who subscribes to this site, you’re probably surprised to see I’m posting here with some original content for the first time, in, oh, a good two years or so. If you’re someone stumbling across this blog for
In typical Chasing Amazing fashion, I’ve neglected to update all of you of my writing on SuperiorSpiderTalk.com over the past few weeks. I recently wrapped-up my “Lost Gems” feature that looked back on underrated Spider-Man stories. Here are some of those posts: “Thin Air” (The Pulse #1-5) “Keemia’s Castle”
In addition to talking Amazing Spider-Man over at SuperiorSpiderTalk.com these days, I’m also reviewing the new Carnage series by Gerry Conway and Mike Perkins. Check out the review of the book’s latest issue and then do yourself a favor and read the book for yourself!