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Welcome to our monthly chat featuring the master of Marvel myth and mirth—Stan Lee!
Stan Lee: Hi, heroes!
Stan Lee: Nope! I'm your obedient servant—at your beck and call—so whap me with some questions! If I don't know the answers I'll fake 'em, as usual!
Stan Lee: Actually, I have dozens of favorites. Everything by Mark Twain, Conan Doyle and H. G. Wells.
Stan Lee: There isn't that much of a decline in comics! Mostly, the problem is there aren't enough stores to sell 'em.
Stan Lee: Mostly people reading comics approach me, and it's always a kick to talk to them. Hey, call me Stan, OK?
Stan Lee: Greed! And hunger! Basically, I really love to write. I can't believe I get paid to do what I enjoy so much
Stan Lee: My biggest fan is someone six-feet-six! I go to the Marvel Mania restaurant at least once a week—love it!
Stan Lee: Almost all of 'em! But especially the Silver Surfer, and often Thor.
Stan Lee: I'm kinda partial to Spidey, and Doc Doom is my all-time favorite baddie.
Stan Lee: It was great. Funny thing is, no one ever knew he'd catch on so big.
Stan Lee: Are we out of questions?
Stan Lee: Sales are picking up. The mags are looking better than ever. I'm totally optimistic about comics—especially Marvel's!
Stan Lee: Hey, it's all a big secret. Mackie and Bob Harras would kill me if I told!
Stan Lee: Aw, I've got enough super power now. Couldn't handle any more!
Stan Lee: One character I never knew what to do with: Diablo. I liked his name, and that was it. My one big failure!
Stan Lee: Just send 'em to Marvel, care of the Submissions Editor. Good luck!
Stan Lee: Ab-so-lute-ly! Who says I can't be brief?!!!
Stan Lee: Anything's possible—especially at mixed-up Marvel.
Stan Lee: Sure—but not too many at a time.
Stan Lee: Thanx, O Great Judge of Literature and Guest Spots!
Stan Lee: I was about 17. I think it was called "Hurricane"—a guy who ran fast or something—or maybe it was "The Destroyer." I never knew anyone would ask years later, so I didn't pay attention!
Stan Lee: The power to sell twice as many copies of each issue! Gotcha!
Stan Lee: That's a tough one. Probably when the sales figures of the Fantastic Four came in and we saw we had a monster hit.
Stan Lee: Answering all these questions on the Web. And in my spare time, working on movie, TV, and animation projects.
Stan Lee: The next one will be "Blade"—it'll be out real soon—starring Wes Snipes. And it's really great!
Stan Lee: Nah, I didn't have a clue. It's still hard for me to believe, but, y'know something—I love it!
Stan Lee: Terrific!!! It opens next year. Y'all come, hear?
Stan Lee: I like him with the adamantium. But hey, what do I know?
Stan Lee: My brother, Larry Lieber, who used to write and draw "The Rawhide Kid" and now pencils the daily Spidey strip in the newspapers.
Stan Lee: I sure hope so.
Stan Lee: Loved it. Can't wait for the new ones.
Stan Lee: I wish he'd ask me. He was a great guy, a great director—and hey, he made me a star!!!
Stan Lee: As a kid I was into Tarzan and any Errol Flynn movie, like "Captain Blood." I was lucky to get into comics where I could keep doing wild stuff.
Stan Lee: They're merely sensational. Miss 'em at your own risk! (Typical Stan Lee shameless plug!)
Stan Lee: Simple: They're just plain fun. They're enjoyable and exciting. What more couldja want?
Stan Lee: If I ever get the time, I'd love to. It's the most fun ya can have without working!
Stan Lee: Look, I'm prejudiced. But I like 'em both. They're different from each other, but they both have their great features.
Stan Lee: The L.A. Dodgers. But I liked 'em better years ago when they were "doze bums," the Brooklyn Dodgers!
Stan Lee: I'm sorry to say I didn't create him; Joe Simon and Jack Kirby did. But I wrote some of his early stories from the time I was 17 on.
Stan Lee: Okay.
Stan Lee: Everything I've ever seen, read, or heard. As with every writer, we all write from our experiences. So keep your eyes open, heroes—observe everything, but not too much—I don't need lots more competition!
Stan Lee: My comment is I think you're all the greatest! My question is—damnit, can't think of any! I guess that means I know everything! EXCELSIOR!
Stan Lee: Enjoyed it, gang!
Posted July 3, 2012
This is probably one of the most disliked storylines in all of spiderman history. The plot? Carnage and his "family" roam NYC slaying people, fighting a ridiculous amount of heroes. Plain and simple.
First, the art. Mark Bagley kills it. He knows how to draw his symbiotes. Sal Buscema's art is fantastic. Ron Lim's art is average and a bit sloppy. Alex Saviuk plays it careful with his art, but it is always enyoyable. Tom Lyle's art doesn't really appeal to me.
Now the story. JM DeMatteis is terrific. He brings order to all of the bad parts. Tom Defalco started it off well, but ended it horribly. In my opinion, the story would have been better without Part 14. Terry Kavanagh is terrible every sentance the writes conitues for three panels, and his dialoge sounds so corny, it feels like a five-year-old had written it. David Michelinie is average. Nothing much happened in his parts, sadly.
I would say the shining parts of this storyline are 1,3,5,9,11, and13. The rest is trash.
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Posted February 10, 2013
Posted September 14, 2013
Many will say that thus collection wad too violent and a serious bad character turn, I say screw that noise! I loved how the story continually pushes Spidey to his breaking point it shows just how reasonable Spidey is until like any human cannot take the high road. If he needs to beat Carnage and his ultimate team of villains he needs to get his hands dirty. In the end that is not who Spidey really is and Venom shows him why Spidey is well " Your Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man!!!" There a plethora of side characters both good & evil & not to mention insane. This collection is my all time fav. Spider-Man story
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Posted July 1, 2013
Posted June 6, 2013