#1 Edited by animehunter (2223 posts) - - Show Bio

According to CBR Comic book legends there was an unpublished Graphic Novel in the 1980s written by Bob Layton, where Spider-man romances a mob wife and that it would have implications in futures issues of Amazing Spider-man.

Should they have published it, is it something you would have read, what might the impact be to the character & could it have been successful.

As a small taster, this is what was said

Sometime in the mid 1980s, Bob Layton began work on a Spider-Man graphic novel with an excellent art team (Paul Smith on pencils and Barry Windsor-Smith on inks) that was to be a major change in Spider-Man’s life.

First of all, Layton was going to have Spider-Man get shot a number of times, making it the first time that Spider-Man had to recover from a major injury. Secondly, Spider-Man was going to be nursed back to health by the wife of a mob boss. The two of them would have an affair.

In the end, Spider-Man realizes he cannot continue their affair (after he saves her husband from a mob hit…a task he actually considers not doing).

However, either way, the graphic novel was to be a major turning point in the life of Spider-Man and would have been reflected in the pages of his monthly comic books.

The only problem was that with an art team like Paul Smith and Barry Windsor-Smith, you’re not likely to get a timely release and the book ended up getting delayed so long that Marvel had a change in Editors-in-Chief from Jim Shooter to Tom DeFalco. DeFalco felt that the story was TOO big of a change in Spider-Man’s status quo so he squelched the project.

To read his full plot for the graphic novel check out Bob Layton’s website here.

Here are a few of Smith’s pencilled pages…

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http://goodcomics.comicbookresources.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/guildedcage3.jpg

#2 Posted by Strider92 (16771 posts) - - Show Bio

It could have been good but a little out of character for Pete.

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#3 Posted by ShadowX (1223 posts) - - Show Bio

Sounds intresting.

#4 Posted by frogdog (3428 posts) - - Show Bio

Why didn't do this during Brand new day? I mean wasn't the whole point of that useless retcon to make morw stories about single peter parker.

#5 Posted by Ninjablade09 (3179 posts) - - Show Bio

That would have been interesting if it wasn't part of the main book.

#6 Posted by frogdog (3428 posts) - - Show Bio

That would have been interesting if it wasn't part of the main book.

Why not put in the main book? Its a better idea than most of the spider-man stories lately.

#7 Posted by Ninjablade09 (3179 posts) - - Show Bio

@frogdog said:

@ninjablade09 said:

That would have been interesting if it wasn't part of the main book.

Why not put in the main book? Its a better idea than most of the spider-man stories lately.

Idk doesn't seem like something Pete would do. Now if it happened to SpOck then it would be cool.