Roger Stern on Spider-Man

Back Into the Web: Roger Stern on Amazing Spider-Man

By Zack Smith


The Hobgoblin. The wedding of Peter Parker and Mary Jane. “The Kid Who Collects Spider-Man.” Some of the most legendary Spider-Man stories ever were written by Roger Stern…and next month, he’s back.

A favorite among fans and pros alike, Stern is also well-known for his work on The Avengers, Dr. Strange…and a little book called The Death of Superman. For the last few years, he’s been more visible in other media, including a series of Smallville novels. But with December’s Amazing Spider-Man #580, illustrated by Lee Weeks, Stern returns to the character who helped launch his career…and introduces a new foe in the process.

We had a chance to talk with Stern about going back to Spidey, how the character has changed, and whether or not the character’s marriage was a mistake. Set back for a look at what makes Spider-Man tick, by one of the writers who helped define the character.

Read the full interview here.

Published by Zack

Zack Smith is a writer and journalist. He has written for such web sites and publications as, the Independent Weekly of Durham NC, Triangle Business Journal, Comic Book Resources and the Lynchburg News and Advance. He has a Master's in Journalism from the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism at Ohio University, and a degree in English with minors in Film Studies and Creative Writing from NC State University. He also writes children's books.

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1 Comment

  1. Nice presentation, Zach.

    But I most definitely did NOT write “the wedding of Peter Parker and Mary Jane.”

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