2 days ago
I seriously consider Marv Wolfman to be one of my favorite Spider-Man writers of all time. It's just one of those clicks that's hard to describe, but it has to be something about his incredible ability to tell a weighty story, with a serious undertone, out of seemingly very goofy concepts. I think that's a staple of any good Spider-Man story, and he pulls this off wonderfully. Conway created Man-Wolf, and he also had that talent, so that character has always been in good hands, but trust me, that isn't the case with many other writers. For example, you can notice a HUGE dropoff in quality once Denny O'Neil's run hits (the run that directly succeeds Wolfman's). Not hating on Denny; he's better than most modern writers, but he just didn't have that special "thing" Lee, Thomas, Conway, Wein, and Wolfman had. I also absolutely LOVE Marv's characterization of J. Jonah Jameson, and his relationship with Spidey. It really adds extra depth, builds upon past work, and set's up Jonah's future arcs PERFECTLY. If you want elaboration on what I'm talking about, feel free to check out my post on ol' jolly Jonah's development throughout comic history on my old page @spidey_feed . .
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