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Comic Book Question of the Week: Favorite Spider-Man Writer

We've added 11 options to the poll. Which one will YOU pick?

It's a big week for Peter Parker. Not only is his latest movie, The Amazing Spider-Man 2, opening in the U.S. (check out our review here), but Spider-Man also has a brand new volume starting this week! To celebrate the popular hero's big news, we want to reflect on his history in comics. We've already discussed our favorite villain in his rogues gallery, but now we want all of you -- yes, that includes you -- to think about all of the talented minds that have made an impact on the wall-crawler's life. We've added 10 names to the poll (plus "other" because adding every single big name would be a mess) and we want to see who your favorite one is.

CLICK HERE TO VOTE! It's what Uncle Ben would want.

Need some time to think about all of the web-slinger's stories? Totally understandable and we're not going to make you rush to a conclusion. Voting will stay open until Thursday morning (ET), so hopefully that's enough time for you to give this question a proper amount of thought. After you select a writer, be sure to tell us why the person earned your praise. Make your post awesome enough and there's a chance we'll highlight it in the updated feature. Now, go re-read some Spidey stories and then vote, Viners!

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 opens in U.S. theaters this Friday. Be sure to check the homepage on Thursday for an updated results article!

21 Comments
Posted by Captain13

Bendis

Posted by dondave

Slott

Posted by nihilance

Roger Stern...without a doubt

Only one who even comes close is Stan Lee with Ditko and Romita...but only because they were creating from wholecloth.

Bendis and Slott are only riffing on decades old stories.

Posted by PunyParker

Bendis.

Edited by Spideyfan3160

@nihilance: so superior spider-man was a decades old story along with death of spider-man and miles morales.

Posted by XxHeavyRainxX

I think this question is pretty difficult given that most ComicVine readers haven't read (myself being one of them) the writers who could probably easily surpass those writing the SM now. That said, Bendis is my favorite over Slott. Although I'm very much enjoying Slott.

Posted by saoakden

I like Slotts's run on Spider-Man. I love Superior Spider-Man, & I really liked Spider-Island, Ends of the Earth & I really really liked New Ways to Die.

Posted by thewalkingdeadpool18

Slott without a doubt Superior Spider-Man was the first intresting to happen to Spider-Man in over 5 years. The characters got boring and repetitive before Superior.

Posted by fACEmelter88

Who did Grim hunt? And the Ben Reily must die story that introduced Raptor? Kaine was starting to show back up had a beard...

Posted by comedy_brosUSA

How does Dan Slott have more votes than Stan Lee? wow. i'm honestly surprised. my only explanation is that all the new readers of superior only know Slott as the writer, so they vote for him.

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@comedy_brosusa said:

my only explanation is that all the new readers of superior only know Slott as the writer, so they vote for him.

This is the case......there's no logical explanation on why Slott is more valued than Bendis in recent years,and David,DeMatteis,Lee and DeFalco in general.....

@facemelter88Who did Grim hunt?

Joe Kelly

Posted by comedy_brosUSA

@comedy_brosusa said:

my only explanation is that all the new readers of superior only know Slott as the writer, so they vote for him.

This is the case......there's no logical explanation on why Slott is more valued than Bendis in recent years,and David,DeMatteis,Lee and DeFalco in general.....

@facemelter88Who did Grim hunt?

Joe Kelly

yeah. I know. Bendis to me, has traits of the Stan Lee era because of his characterization and all. I think Slott is "ok", but he makes Peter too happy. if you've seen the ASM 1 solicits, Peter is all happy and "all I have to do is save a few people, and everyone will love me." Peter to me, is nothing like that. he is never that happy. I thought SSM was supposed to screw things up for Peter when he came back, but he seems have the same "my life is perfect" attitude. oh, btw, Peter's official age is now 28. it's in the solicits for ASM 1. it said "13 yrs ago" and he was a sophomore when it happened. so he's either 28-29. just wanted to let people know if they didn't already see that.

Posted by GinjaFox

I am fairly new to reading comics, and I have only read Ultimate Comics Spider-Man (Bendis) and Superior Spider-Man (Slott). I love both runs, but I prefer Bendis.

Posted by thenexusrebound

Bendis and that is because of his work with Miles and Peter.

Posted by Nerd Of A Hero

Bendis and that is because of his work with Miles and Peter.

Bendis is the only writer I can think when thinking of doing Spider-Man stories. Apparently, I haven't read enough stories from different writers, but whatever.

Posted by PunyParker

yeah. I know. Bendis to me, has traits of the Stan Lee era because of his characterization and all. I think Slott is "ok", but he makes Peter too happy. if you've seen the ASM 1 solicits, Peter is all happy and "all I have to do is save a few people, and everyone will love me." Peter to me, is nothing like that. he is never that happy. I thought SSM was supposed to screw things up for Peter when he came back, but he seems have the same "my life is perfect" attitude. oh, btw, Peter's official age is now 28. it's in the solicits for ASM 1. it said "13 yrs ago" and he was a sophomore when it happened. so he's either 28-29. just wanted to let people know if they didn't already see that.

Well,give the guy a break,he just got back,and thinks everything's perfect,just cause he's alive.....but if that continues when he is established in the world again,then yeah.

Yeah,i saw the age.....nothing syurprising,i kinda thought he's around there,28-29.

Posted by frogdog

Roger Stern...without a doubt

Only one who even comes close is Stan Lee with Ditko and Romita...but only because they were creating from wholecloth.

Bendis and Slott are only riffing on decades old stories.

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Posted by comedy_brosUSA

@comedy_brosusa said:

yeah. I know. Bendis to me, has traits of the Stan Lee era because of his characterization and all. I think Slott is "ok", but he makes Peter too happy. if you've seen the ASM 1 solicits, Peter is all happy and "all I have to do is save a few people, and everyone will love me." Peter to me, is nothing like that. he is never that happy. I thought SSM was supposed to screw things up for Peter when he came back, but he seems have the same "my life is perfect" attitude. oh, btw, Peter's official age is now 28. it's in the solicits for ASM 1. it said "13 yrs ago" and he was a sophomore when it happened. so he's either 28-29. just wanted to let people know if they didn't already see that.

Well,give the guy a break,he just got back,and thinks everything's perfect,just cause he's alive.....but if that continues when he is established in the world again,then yeah.

Yeah,i saw the age.....nothing syurprising,i kinda thought he's around there,28-29.

yeah I know. i'll give it till issue 4.

Posted by darthfury78

How does Dan Slott have more votes than Stan Lee? wow. i'm honestly surprised. my only explanation is that all the new readers of superior only know Slott as the writer, so they vote for him.

As long as Slott continues to sell Spider-Man like hotcakes, Marvel will keep him around for as long as he wants to write Spider-Man, which could be as long as Bendis has with Ultimate Spider-Man. The blind loyalty to Slott stems from the fact that he's a successful promoter of Spider-Man, which translates to strong sales. Thus, I feel that Slott can make Spider-Man his life's work for around 20 years max.

Posted by comedy_brosUSA

@comedy_brosusa said:

How does Dan Slott have more votes than Stan Lee? wow. i'm honestly surprised. my only explanation is that all the new readers of superior only know Slott as the writer, so they vote for him.

As long as Slott continues to sell Spider-Man like hotcakes, Marvel will keep him around for as long as he wants to write Spider-Man, which could be as long as Bendis has with Ultimate Spider-Man. The blind loyalty to Slott stems from the fact that he's a successful promoter of Spider-Man, which translates to strong sales. Thus, I feel that Slott can make Spider-Man his life's work for around 20 years max.

I agree. but I'm not happy to envision Slott still making Spider man comics years from now. but it does seem to be where it is going.