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When Spidey Jumped the Shark, Pt. 9: The David Michelinie Era

The David Michelinie Era of Amazing Spider-Man was a lengthy one. Continue reading When Spidey Jumped the Shark, Pt. 9: The David Michelinie Era

When Spidey Jumped the Shark, Pt. 8: The Tom DeFalco Era

We have now reached the Tom DeFalco Era of Amazing Spider-Man, which means the end of this series of blogposts is within sight. Continue reading When Spidey Jumped the Shark, Pt. 8: The Tom DeFalco Era

When Spidey Jumped the Shark, Pt. 6: The Denny O’Neil Era

We’re calling it the Denny O’Neil Era of Spider-Man, which it is, but it’s also the stealth beginning of the Roger Stern Era. Continue reading When Spidey Jumped the Shark, Pt. 6: The Denny O’Neil Era

When Spidey Jumped the Shark, Pt. 5: The Marv Wolfman Era

Today it’s the Marv Wolfman Era of Amazing Spider-Man I’ll be covering. Continue reading When Spidey Jumped the Shark, Pt. 5: The Marv Wolfman Era

Spidey Miscellanea Pt. 7: Ditko Essays and More

In the midst of doing some Steve Ditko research recently, I stumbled across this article on what might be my new favorite comics blog, Jack Elving’s Elving’s Musings. Continue reading Spidey Miscellanea Pt. 7: Ditko Essays and More

How Gwen Won the War

The occasion of the fiftieth anniversary of the death of Gwen Stacy last month renewed a lot of old debate and conversation—conversation I’ve been participating in (and stirring up) for quite a number of years now. Continue reading How Gwen Won the War

Omega the Unknown

It is the tenth birthday/anniversary of The Crusty Curmudgeon’s Comic Classics, which made its debut on this very day in 2013 over at Pronto Comics. In celebration, I’ll be re-presenting that first post here today—a post on Steve Gerber’s Omega the Unknown—followed by some present-day commentary along with a little perspective from ten years later. Continue reading Omega the Unknown

When Spidey Jumped the Shark, Pt. 3

As I mentioned back in October, there’s probably not much suspense regarding this particular installment of the series. Continue reading When Spidey Jumped the Shark, Pt. 3

Hope You Guessed His Name

Once upon a time, the Marvel Universe had this villainous character more terrifying than Galactus and more horrifying than Thanos. Anyone care to guess his name? Continue reading Hope You Guessed His Name

When Spidey Jumped the Shark, Pt. 2

Just a friendly little reminder: this is a series of posts exploring when Spider-Man jumped the shark, not when he swam over the shark—because we all know precisely when the latter happened. Continue reading When Spidey Jumped the Shark, Pt. 2