Should Dan Slott keep writing for Spider-Man?

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#1 Posted by animehunter (2285 posts) - - Show Bio


#2 Edited by Sapperjak (66 posts) - - Show Bio

lol

#3 Posted by Dark_Vengeance_ (15127 posts) - - Show Bio

NO!

#4 Posted by Dark_Guyver (2430 posts) - - Show Bio

Absolutely not!

#5 Posted by Shark_Repellent_Bat_Spray (745 posts) - - Show Bio

Yes, for now, just until this Superior Spider-Man stuff is over.

#6 Posted by PunyParker (12561 posts) - - Show Bio

When Pete returns,i want him out....enough

#7 Posted by JimTheSurfer (560 posts) - - Show Bio

Yeah, he's my 2nd favorite Spidey writer. Don't get why all the hate on him...

#8 Posted by Strider92 (16824 posts) - - Show Bio

No. There is such thing as being on a title too long. If the same writer keeps doing it then it gets stale.

#9 Posted by guttridgeb (4832 posts) - - Show Bio

I clicked on definitely but then realized that actually, as much as I like Slott's work, I'd rather see him switch titles and let someone else have their turn with Spider-Man. I'd prefer it if the Superior Spider-Man business came to an end first though.

#10 Posted by Ninjablade09 (3193 posts) - - Show Bio

Nope he should stop once Superior Spider-man is over. We need new writers. They switched for Marvel NOW except him. So ya, he needs to leave. Or else we will get something like this.

#11 Posted by TDK_1997 (15059 posts) - - Show Bio

He should move out.He doesn't have good ideas any more.

#12 Posted by JairamGanpat (926 posts) - - Show Bio

@Strider92 said:

No. There is such thing as being on a title too long. If the same writer keeps doing it then it gets stale.

I guess you don't read manga? or independent titles that run longer than 12 issues. :p

#13 Posted by Strider92 (16824 posts) - - Show Bio

@JairamGanpat: Nah Manga gets boring pretty fast. the only one i've enjoyed has been Hellsing and how does 12 issues compare to the couple of hundred Slott has written? You know he's the second (perhaps first) longest writer of Spider-man right?

#14 Posted by FadeToBlackBolt (23238 posts) - - Show Bio

Helllllllllll noooooooooo

#15 Posted by JairamGanpat (926 posts) - - Show Bio

@Strider92: Well I didn't know Dan Slott has written 200 issues of Spider-Man and I've certainly not read them all and can't speak toward the quality of his entire run, but I guess I just don't like the generalization of having a writer on for a certain amount of issues causes the book to get stale.

Sandman was able to capture the audience for over 50 issues, Y the Last Man as well. In mainstream comics I guess the example would be Bendis' Ultimate Spider-Man run. On top of that there is The Walking Dead and Invincible.

I'd probably prefer it if you just said you think Slott's run out of ideas which I would agree with because if you've read issues 4 and 5 of Superior, the plot revolved around a Mocha Cola conspiracy...

Wait, what was my point? o yeah, I think you're generalizing a bit too much. Maybe Slott is stale but not all writers of long runs are stale. :p

#16 Posted by atonemented (43 posts) - - Show Bio

Perhaps I'll read spidey again once he's off

#17 Posted by r3d_rob1n (541 posts) - - Show Bio

He should be allowed to finish his Superior Spider-man arc and place Peter back in his body, after that I think his run should be over. It's been a fun ride, but it seems that after this arc Peter's life is going to be right back to where it was prior to Big Time.

#18 Posted by PunyParker (12561 posts) - - Show Bio

He can finish Superior....when we have Amazing again,i want new!

#19 Posted by x_29 (2274 posts) - - Show Bio

He is a good writer, but his spider-man run has been okay at best.

#20 Posted by FadeToBlackBolt (23238 posts) - - Show Bio

@Strider92 said:

@JairamGanpat: Nah Manga gets boring pretty fast. the only one i've enjoyed has been Hellsing and how does 12 issues compare to the couple of hundred Slott has written? You know he's the second (perhaps first) longest writer of Spider-man right?

Couple of hundred? Where did you learn to count? O_o

#21 Posted by Z3RO180 (6706 posts) - - Show Bio

Oh dear flipping Jesus on a cracker just let this thing die Peter will be back as Spider-Man soon enough but before that he has a story to tell and it's been great so far so all this and ''hate'' that you so called Spider-Man fans are throwing his way just stop and calm the panda fireing banana hameck down.

#22 Posted by Lvenger (21143 posts) - - Show Bio

Yes but only if he writes him as he previously did. Big Time, Revenge of the Spider-Slayer, No One Dies, Crossroads, Spider-Island and Ends of the Earth were fantastic stories but recently Slott has lost that creative writing spark. I'd be willing to give him another chance but only one. He'd have to push the bar on his own writing for me to allow him to continue writing Spider-Man. No Turning Back, Danger Zone, Dying Wish and Superior has been a mess.

#23 Posted by WaveMotionCannon (5656 posts) - - Show Bio
@Z3RO180
Oh dear flipping Jesus on a cracker just let this thing die Peter will be back as Spider-Man soon enough but before that he has a story to tell and it's been great so far so all this and ''hate'' that you so called Spider-Man fans are throwing his way just stop and calm the panda fireing banana hameck down.
This so much.
The Superior Spidey story is great! I don't get the nerd rage over changing the status quo is so F'ing stupid it's mind boggling.
#24 Posted by Teerack (7416 posts) - - Show Bio
#25 Posted by ngroove (318 posts) - - Show Bio

@r3d_rob1n said:

He should be allowed to finish his Superior Spider-man arc and place Peter back in his body, after that I think his run should be over. It's been a fun ride, but it seems that after this arc Peter's life is going to be right back to where it was prior to Big Time.

Prior to ONE MORE DAY should be more like it!!!! Bring back Mary Jane up front and center, my chances of reading Spidey again may be 50%, re-attach "Parker" to her name, and it will be 100%.

#26 Posted by consolemaster001 (6078 posts) - - Show Bio

Maybe

#27 Edited by frogdog (3529 posts) - - Show Bio
#28 Posted by kfhrfdu_89_76k (3648 posts) - - Show Bio

Funny thing is, I love his pre-big time Spidey-stories. Most of his current stories though...

#29 Posted by Lvenger (21143 posts) - - Show Bio

Ignore my above answer. My current answer is definitely no. He is not worthy of writing Peter Parker again after Superior Spider-Man.

#30 Posted by animehunter (2285 posts) - - Show Bio
#31 Edited by I_NEED_A_HORSE (205 posts) - - Show Bio

F@#K NO!

#32 Posted by Magnetic_Eye (370 posts) - - Show Bio

NO!..........never ever again.

#33 Edited by Bezza (3856 posts) - - Show Bio

I've only just started reading Spiderman again after a long time away. I enjoyed Issues 1 and 2 of ASM, so I say why not?

#34 Posted by AmazingSpiderman15 (1297 posts) - - Show Bio

why all the hate for dan, he wrote some really good spidey stories and got fans who left the book during one more day to come back because of superior spider-man. The guy can write and has made some of if not the best spider-man stories.

#35 Posted by Lateralus (1783 posts) - - Show Bio

Yes, for even when he isn't writing good Spider-Man stories I can just go to CV and read the meltdowns on the forums and that makes up for it in the entertainment department

#36 Posted by SilverPool (2236 posts) - - Show Bio

Nah, get someone new. He's just, ok.

#37 Posted by Pizzaman (767 posts) - - Show Bio

He's average. We need a new writer. I suggest Mark Waid.

#38 Posted by Magnetic_Eye (370 posts) - - Show Bio

@amazingspiderman15:

I'm one of those fans that came back after OMD but not because of Slott's writing, but rather for my love of the character.

During his ASM run, I actually enjoyed the stories by Zeb Wells, Mark Waid, Joe Kelly & Fred van Lente a lot more.

In my opinion, I don't think Dan is writing as well as he could be. SSM was just a silly joke to me. I think he has written some of the worst Spider-Man stories.

#39 Posted by darthfury78 (941 posts) - - Show Bio

@Strider92 said:

No. There is such thing as being on a title too long. If the same writer keeps doing it then it gets stale.

I guess you don't read manga? or independent titles that run longer than 12 issues. :p

Those who write Manga are the original creators. And once their story is finished, so is the series.

#40 Posted by TheAmazingSpidey (3076 posts) - - Show Bio

Dan Slott's writing is mediocre most parts - the only sweet thing he wrote was the Big Time arc.

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#41 Posted by darthfury78 (941 posts) - - Show Bio

Dan Slott's writing is mediocre most parts - the only sweet thing he wrote was the Big Time arc.

- TAS

As long as his books continue to be sellout hits, Marvel will keep him around for as long as he wants.

#42 Posted by CaptainMarvel4Ever (4909 posts) - - Show Bio

Sure why not?

#43 Posted by TheAmazingSpidey (3076 posts) - - Show Bio

@darthfury78:

Yeah - if quality declines and Marvel's still filling their wallets - I don't think they could care less.

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#44 Edited by darthfury78 (941 posts) - - Show Bio

@theamazingspidey: If Marvel is doing well with the Amazing Spider-Man, why don't they revive the Web of Spider-Man; Spectacular Spider-Man, and Sensational Spider-Man once again? Having one title isn't enough. Since Amazing Spider-Man is Marvel top selling title, they should seriously consider reviving the other title a let other writers have their turn at Spider-Man.

#45 Posted by GeekBait (785 posts) - - Show Bio

Definitely not.

#46 Posted by DanSlott (222 posts) - - Show Bio

As long as his books continue to be sellout hits, Marvel will keep him around for as long as he wants.

Pretty sure we just announced that AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #4, #5, and #6 have now sold out at the distributor level.

So, that's ALL six of the run so far selling out and going back to press-- as well as being Marvel's best regularly selling book. Marvel's pretty happy about that.

#47 Edited by Spidey_Jackson (2777 posts) - - Show Bio

@danslott: How long do you think you'll be on the book? Like a ballpark figure.

Beata

#48 Edited by dagmar_merrill (10241 posts) - - Show Bio

I'd like to see him tackle a different character personally

#49 Posted by DanSlott (222 posts) - - Show Bio

How long do you think you'll be on the book? Like a ballpark figure.

Beata

I've got years left. :)

Love the character. This is my dream job. No intention of going anytime soon.

We've already planned out the big, crazy things we've got planned for 2015 and far, far, far beyond.

Swear to God, I see threads like this, or people taking shots, it's my nature to dig my heels in deeper, roll my sleeves up, and work harder. For every "Magnetic Eye" or "Master of Surprise" or the 3 guys who signed that online petition-- or the 200 or so who signed a similar one back during SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN...

...I get TONS of fans who come to shows with their entire stacks of the BND, BIG TIME, and SUPERIOR runs. And I happily sign all of 'em and talk w/ those guys about what worked for them, what didn't, and throw 'em teases of what we've got planned.

If I see 30 or so people on Vine being angry and sounding off... it's kinda put into perspective by stuff like this: http://www.comicbookresources.com/?page=poll&id=229

So, no, it doesn't really throw me. If anything it really does help spur me on out of spite. :)

#50 Posted by DanSlott (222 posts) - - Show Bio

I'd like to see him tackle a different character personally

I am. Over in SILVER SURFER with Mike Allred. Having a blast on that book.

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