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.