Back to the Spidey?
A while ago we told you Amazing Spider-Man was going thrice-weekly and Sensational and Friendly were being canned. Some scoffed, some reached deeper into their pockets, and ultimately (and quite recently) Marvel confirmed. Now they’ve announced their creative team.
Since just about the only single writer/artist duo alive that can handle producing 72 pages a month is Stan Lee and Steve Ditko and Steve isn’t interested in returning to his co-creation, four writers (Bob Gale, Marc Guggenheim, Dan Slott and Zeb Wells) and four pencillers (Chris Bachalo, Phil Jimenez, Salvador LaRoca, Steve McNiven) will be handling Amazing. They will work together to provide seamless on-going story arcs, sort of the way DC did 52 – but, hopefully, in a fashion that provides interesting stories.
If the name Bob Gale rings a bell, he’s the guy who co-wrote and co-produced the Back To The Future movies. The Albany Park, Chicago writer (hey, I grew up there at the same time) has some comics writing credits, including Batman, Ant-Man, and Daredevil.
I still say Marvel should bite the bullet and make Amazing Spider-Man a weekly.