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Subj: Re: Who Should The Next Writer For Spider-Man Be. Would Anyone Like To See Nick Spencer Or (This Would Be Great.): Grant Morrison?
Posted: Sun Jan 14, 2018 at 09:20:32 am EST (Viewed 288 times)
Reply Subj: Who Should The Next Writer For Spider-Man Be. Would Anyone Like To See Nick Spencer Or (This Would Be Great.): Grant Morrison?
Posted: Sun Jan 07, 2018 at 04:08:23 pm EST (Viewed 348 times)

    It appears that Slott is going to be leaving (That's hard to believe.), so who should the next writer be? Spencer is not one of my favorite writers (From what I've read of his Captain America.), but Superior Foes did seem to be pretty good, and he did say that Spidey is his favorite character. But I would LOVE to see Grant Morrison take on the reins. He likes the DC characters more, but he has done some good work on the Marvel characters (The Fantastic Four and The X-Men.). I would love to see him on Spidey. He's shown that he can write more down-to-earth heroes like Batman and Animal Man, and I think that he can bring a unique take to the character and to the mythology. I think that Brand New Day has really regressed the character, but I would definitely check it out if Morrison took the reigns. I don't think that this is going to happen, but I certainly wish for this.

Spencer is versatile. My take on his work is actually the opposite of yours--I didn't like Superior Foes, which ignored decades of characterization for jokes, but I've quite liked his work with Captain America (and yes, I see the irony in that statement, but Steve Rogers's established characterization changed because of the Cosmic Cube, so it's not quite the same). I wouldn't be excited if Spencer were the choice, but I'd be fine with it.

My understanding of Grant Morrison is that he tends toward the trippy and incomprehensible, though he can also be very good at times. I'm not especially familiar with him myself, but I have trouble seeing him as a fit for the character. Still, I'd read it.

Personally, I'd suggest Mark Waid. He's one of Marvel's most reliable, he's done definitive runs on multiple characters, and he has yet to take on Spider-Man solo.

But I'll give it a shot no matter who the new writer is.


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