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6/19 – Curious Cat Asks…

Which of the four Brand New Day writers have you enjoyed the most so far?

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DAN SLOTT’S STUFF WAS PROBABLY THE BEST SO FAR

Tom Fitzpatrick

June 19, 2008 at 5:17 am

There was FOUR?!?
Huh, good thing I haven’t read any of them.

Guggenheim, closely followed by Slott. Spider-Man hasn’t been this funny or sharp in years. I don’t think I’ve embarrassed myself in a store more than when I found myself laughing out loud at Guggenheim’s dialogue as Spidey has to catch a falling letter from the Daily Bugle sign
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I’m shocked to say this given how much I hated One More Day and everything it stood for, but Spider-Man has been one of my favourite superhero comics this year. Zeb Wells and Bob Gale haven’t really done much for me, but Guggenheim and Slott have made me interested in Spider-Man for the first time in ages.

I actually tried to stick with it, but after three months I realised it wasn’t good enough to take up that much of my budget. It appears Quesada was right though, a lot of fans seem to be loving it.

Slott, but that is hardly a surprise, since I am such a Slott fan.

Slott, then Guggenheim, then Wells, followed by Gale in a distant fourth (although the recent two issues were far, far better than his first arc).

Slott, easily. I didn’t like the first Gale arc much, but the last one was actually really great.

One More Day was bad, and the furor around it was insulting to me, that I dropped Spider-Man and replaced it with Legion of Super-Heroes. LoSH has been good so far, by the by.

Brian Michael Bendis!!! Oh wait I dropped ASM for Ultimate Spider-Man thanks to Quesada.

Guggenheim, Wells, and then Gale. There was a 4th writer?

Slott for sure. His Paparazzi arc was dynamite. I don’t think Gale’s bad, especially after his last two issues, but Guggenheim and Wells appeal to me more.

Dan Slott

Another vote for Dan Slott. I wish people would stop holding the journey against the destination. If you fly to Bermuda, and the plane ride sucks, do you spend the next ten days complaining about it? No… unless you’re on the Internet, I guess.

The Slott issues have been my favorites so far but a lot of that is down to Martin and Rodriguez.

Marcos Martin
wait, writer? who cares! Martin’s great

Like many others, i dropped ASM after One More Day, feeling insulted that the last twenty years of the book appear to have been ret-conned out of existence…
Slott dragged me back in though…
Still waiting for the fall-out…

Hoping for something along the lines of the Spectre/Flash world-wide mind-wipe…

That or it’s all a dream… This is him finding out what it would be like if he said “Yes”…

Was I the only one who was grossed out by Aunt May kissing him on the cheek and calling Peter “Tiger!”???

Of the initial four 3-parters I liked Guggenheim’s most followed by Slott’s, then Wells and Gale. However Slott’s recent 3-parter with Marcos Martin was the most entertaining story in Brand New Day thus far so I’m not sure I’ve picked an overall favorite as of yet.

Guggenheim.

I’ve found his writing style most naturally fit the pacing of a story coming out in weekly installments.

Blackjak, you said:
“Like many others, i dropped ASM after One More Day, feeling insulted that the last twenty years of the book appear to have been ret-conned out of existence…
Slott dragged me back in though…”

…which hurt my brain. Didn’t Dan Slott write the very first issue of ASM after One More Day? How long did you drop it for? If you dropped it only to be dragged back by Slott, that means that you didn’t miss an issue, and thus didn’t really drop it at all.

The Slott issues have been the only ones that I found readable, so I guess he wins by default. The BND format is fine, but the sheer mediocrity of the current writing makes it all too boring to bother with weekly. If it was staffed with better writers it might be a trip to Bermuda; as it stands, individual issues are more like business trips to L.A.

I’ve been hoping for slott and wells to be put on spiderman for so long, it makes me so happy

Wells wrote the only arc I’ve actually bothered to read to the end so far, so I guess he wins by default for me.

Zeb Wells

Somehow, I find this question personally offensive.

FunkyGreenJerusalem

June 19, 2008 at 5:32 pm

Another vote for Dan Slott. I wish people would stop holding the journey against the destination. If you fly to Bermuda, and the plane ride sucks, do you spend the next ten days complaining about it? No… unless you’re on the Internet, I guess.

I know people who are scared of flying after going through serious turbulence…

They might be able to get on planes again, by they get very nervous, and all they can think about is that time they thought they might crash.

Slott, who was pretty much the only reason I bothered to check out the relaunch in the first place. I did like Guggenheim’s first arc an awful lot. Gale’s first one is the only one I’ve skipped, but I may have to rectify that, since I liked his most recent issue. Zeb’s… well, I liked the first issue, and Bachallo was coherent!

Zeb Wells. I actually laughed at one of Spideys zingers. Bachalo art was sweet too.

Only Wells has been enjoyable. I love Slott in the right arena (The Initiative), but his pop kitsch humor isn’t close to Spider-man’s and really falls flat there.

Gale is just bad and should be taken off the title before his stories sink it. Honestly, it should go back to monthly and Wells should get it for the next year.

it’s REALLY hard to say, i personally think they’ve all been strong because the book is co collaborative now, i think the artists effect the vibe more than the writers.

p.s. why do people who’ve dropped amazing still read every article written about amazing and feel the need to tell the blogosphere they don’t read the book anymore?

i sound like curious cat.

Wake me when Brand New Day ends.

p.s. why do people who’ve dropped amazing still read every article written about amazing and feel the need to tell the blogosphere they don’t read the book anymore?

See the above demonstration. ;)

Scott,

I dropped it for about three and a half months.

I had the first three BND (Slott) comics as they were in my pile from that months standing order. I cancelled the run, but felt obliged to my store to pay for the comics that they could have sold to someone else.

I didn’t read them for ages.

I was lured back to finally reading them because I love Slott’s writing – She-Hulk started me off, Arkham-Living Hell showed me he didn’t just do comedy or Marvel heroes, and the Initiative gave Peter Parker the best “out” to get his secret identity back…

I felt that I had to at least find out what lured Slott over to ASM…

I have since gone back and caught up…. though I tend to hold back and read each arc in a chunk of three-at-a-time…

Sorry for hurting your brain Scott, but yes I had actually cancelled my standing order for three months before caving in…

And yes, I really do hope that it IS “all just a dream”…

(and therefore we get to see MJ in the shower, á la Patrick Duffy!) ;-)

For me Bob Gale was the least favorite. I enjoyed his DD run, but ASM has been so cheesy…

Rohan Williams

June 20, 2008 at 8:20 am

Zeb Wells, followed by Mark Guggenheim, Dan Slott and Bob Gale.

Except for a couple of Gale’s issues, they’ve all been pretty good, though, and even Gale’s issue last week (I haven’t read this week’s yet) was absolutely fantastic.

Also, I completely understand the above demonstration after reading through this thread.

Slott

Zeb Wells, which sucks because it seems like he won’t be back for awhile. Guggenheim and Slott are tied. Slott’s arcs are enjoyable but I always get hung up on some such a gas that only deadly to a certain bloodline. I find Gale’s work really stale and seems force to me.

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