Amazing Spider-Man Archive
I understand that the calendar technically reads 2015 this morning, but I figured before I jumped into my next theme month on Chasing Amazing I would revisit the past 365 days of comics. 2014 was actually quite a polarizing year for Spider-Man – at least from my perspective. I
Almost anybody who says they’re a writer will tell you that they are also avid readers. I’ve always believed that they go together – you can’t be a good writer unless you spend a chunk of your free time reading other people’s writing. I’m most certainly an avid reader.
At the risk of sticking my nose in other people’s business, I was struck by an exasperated-sounding Internet rant penned by current Amazing Spider-Man writer Dan Slott which was seemingly inspired by a wave of complaints directed at Slott by various critics around the web. Only in the Internet
Probably the most common question people ask me when they find out I have an extensive comic book collection is “how much is your collection worth?” I couldn’t say. I’m obviously well aware of how much I could get for some of the “big” issues I own, but as
I wanted to refer you to an enjoyable read over at The Capital in Annapolis, MD, which hits upon a point that currently has a lot relevancy in the world of Chasing Amazing: the “death” of superheroes. “Death,” of course goes in “quotations,” because as the article aptly notes,
When I was a kid, a free comic book featuring Spider-Man would be something found inside a cereal box or some other promotional giveaway (I even have a memory of a Spider-Man comic being a freebie with a tube of toothpaste and voila, the Internet has confirmed these suspicions).
Marvel unveiled a bunch of details last week about their next mega-event “Spider Island.” The storyline – which focuses on an infestation in New York City where everybody is given spider-powers – looks to be massive, with a number of new titles and existing ones reportedly tying into Amazing
In a recent Q+A with fans, Marvel executive vice president Tom Brevoort addressed the issue of what was worse for the comic book industry: angry fans or apathetic fans. Brevoort was unequivocal with his answer; apathetic fans are worse. Angry fans sell comics: When the fans out outraged, that
You hear me talk a lot about comic book industry gimmicks around here and why not? I’ve been collecting on and off for more than 20 years, including witnessing first-hand how speculators attempting to make fast money through comics nearly killed the industry in the 1990s. These gimmicks, for