Post by ScottyArmy on Jan 13, 2007 10:09:02 GMT -5
Returning from much needed days off anf now resuming the WIKI of the week.
A great one this week on a strong presence from the 80'2...
Marvin A. "Marv" Wolfman (born May 13, 1946) is an American comic book writer. He is best known for lengthy runs on Tomb of Dracula for Marvel Comics, and The New Teen Titans for DC Comics.
Active in fandom before he broke into professional comics at DC in 1968, he often collaborated (particularly in his early years) with friend Len Wein. When asked what a book about the both of them would be like, Wein and Wolfman replied it would resemble the Three Stooges minus one.
In 1974 Wein and Wolfman moved to Marvel Comics as protégés of then-editor Roy Thomas. When Thomas stepped down, Wein and Wolfman took over as editors, the former initially in charge of the color comics and the for latter black and white titles. After about a year, Wolfman succeeded Wein as editor-in-chief of the color line.
Post by themanofbat on Jan 14, 2007 11:39:22 GMT -5
In my humble opinion, Wolfman's all-too short lived run on Amazing Spider-Man (#186 to 204) is THE best run on ASM excluding Stan Lee's.
Is this available in trade format anywhere? Those issues are near impossible to get.
And unfortunately, to the best of my knowledge, they have never been reprinted.
ASM #192 was reprinted in ASM #461 (#20 of vol.2) because of the Spider-Slayer storyline.
ASM #192, one of the BEST single issues ever told, has a dying of cancer Spencer Smythe (dying because of working with radioactive materials on Spider-Slayers) who captures both Spider-Man and J.Jonah Jameson (the reasons why he's dying of cancer) and shackles them to a bomb set to go off in 24 hours.
Great characterization and terrific dialogue...
If Marvel keeps on releasing the Essentials once a year, we'll get to those issues in Volume 9 in 2008.
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