Spencer’s Spidey, Part 4: 10 Things Nick Spencer Shouldn’t Do as Writer of “The Amazing Spider-Man” (5-1)

by Nathan on June 22, 2018

I feel like I’ve covered a lot of bases already but, surprisingly, there’s still more than I can write about. You’ve seen what I think Spencer should do, and you’ve gotten a taste of the facets I believe he should steer clear of while penning ASM. So, without much more in the way of introduction, let’s hop on and take a final glimpse at the few remaining aspects that I feel Spencer should sail in the opposite direction of while writing.

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Spencer’s Spidey, Part 3: 10 Things Nick Spencer Shouldn’t Do as Writer of “The Amazing Spider-Man” (10-6)

by Nathan on June 22, 2018

Having tackled what I believe Nick Spencer SHOULD do while he writes “Amazing Spider-Man,” I’m now going to take a couple of shots at what I believe he SHOULDN’T do during his time on the book. Admittedly, this is a bit easier to do. I’m not a fan of Spencer, so pointing out his faults and thinking he should correct them isn’t all that difficult. Hopefully, I will handle myself with grace and aplomb.

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Spencer’s Spidey, Part 2: 10 Things Nick Spencer Should Do as Writer of “The Amazing Spider-Man” (5-1)

by Nathan on June 22, 2018

Picking up where the previous blog left off, I want to continue exploring what I feel writer Nick Spencer could incorporate into his Amazing Spider-Man run in order to make it a really engaging, fun, well-written comic. I listed a few ideas in the previous post, so check those out first before heading into the next series of ideas below.

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Spencer’s Spidey, Part 1: 10 Things Nick Spencer Should Do as Writer of “The Amazing Spider-Man” (10-6)

by Nathan on June 22, 2018

A failed politician-turned-comic book writer may make for a great success story, and by no means has Marvel storyteller Nick Spencer had little success. Once a two-time running, two-time failing Cincinnati City Council hopeful, one-time Republican, and one time-club owner (also a failure), Spencer was apparently evicted from his home before eventually finding his way to New York, peddling comic ideas to Image before landing a solid job at Marvel in 2011. I mean…dang. For a guy who couldn’t seem to catch a break ten years ago, he and his pencil (okay, probably laptop) have come far in the past decade. That, I can appreciate.

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Incredibles 2: 14 Years Too Late?

by Nathan on June 17, 2018

On some winter day one winter week 14 years ago, my parents dropped my sisters, then 6 and almost 1, off at my aunt’s and uncle’s house and took me to see Pixar’s latest flick: The Incredibles. The studio, having tackled toys, monsters, bugs, and fish in their previous films, now entered the superhero realm, four years before the Marvel Cinematic Universe debuted. While I have vague memories of that initial showing—a scene where Dash runs on water to escape henchman of the evil Syndrome is most vivid in my mind—it’s the countless rewatches that stand out. My dad bought a 2-disk DVD the day the movie came out, and I’ve seen in numerous times since then.

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