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50 Greatest Spider-Man Creators: Artists #3-1

In honor of the fiftieth anniversary of Spider-Man, we’re doing four straight months of polls having to do with Spider-Man, culminating with the release of the Amazing Spider-Man film in July. The last installment will deal with Spider-Man stories, but this month will be about Spider-Man’s writers and artists.

You all voted, now here are the results! Here is a master list of all the creators listed so far. We continue with Spider-Man artists 3-1…

Enjoy!

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50 Greatest Spider-Man Creators: Writers #3-1

In honor of the fiftieth anniversary of Spider-Man, we’re doing four straight months of polls having to do with Spider-Man, culminating with the release of the Amazing Spider-Man film in July. The last installment will deal with Spider-Man stories, but this month will be about Spider-Man’s writers and artists.

You all voted, now here are the results! Here is a master list of all the creators listed so far. We continue with Spider-Man writers #3-1…

Enjoy!

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50 Greatest Spider-Man Creators: Artists #6-4

In honor of the fiftieth anniversary of Spider-Man, we’re doing four straight months of polls having to do with Spider-Man, culminating with the release of the Amazing Spider-Man film in July. The last installment will deal with Spider-Man stories, but this month will be about Spider-Man’s writers and artists.

You all voted, now here are the results! Here is a master list of all the creators listed so far. We continue with Spider-Man writers #6-4…

Enjoy!

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50 Greatest Spider-Man Creators: Writers #6-4

In honor of the fiftieth anniversary of Spider-Man, we’re doing four straight months of polls having to do with Spider-Man, culminating with the release of the Amazing Spider-Man film in July. The last installment will deal with Spider-Man stories, but this month will be about Spider-Man’s writers and artists.

You all voted, now here are the results! Here is a master list of all the creators listed so far. We continue with Spider-Man writers #6-4…

Enjoy!

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50 Greatest Spider-Man Creators: Writers #10-7

In honor of the fiftieth anniversary of Spider-Man, we’re doing four straight months of polls having to do with Spider-Man, culminating with the release of the Amazing Spider-Man film in July. The last installment will deal with Spider-Man stories, but this month will be about Spider-Man’s writers and artists.

You all voted, now here are the results! Here is a master list of all the creators listed so far. We continue with Spider-Man writers #10-7…

Enjoy!

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50 Greatest Spider-Man Creators: Artists #10-7

In honor of the fiftieth anniversary of Spider-Man, we’re doing four straight months of polls having to do with Spider-Man, culminating with the release of the Amazing Spider-Man film in July. The last installment will deal with Spider-Man stories, but this month will be about Spider-Man’s writers and artists.

You all voted, now here are the results! Here is a master list of all the creators listed so far. We continue with Spider-Man artists #10-7…

Enjoy!

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50 Greatest Spider-Man Creators: Writers #15-11

In honor of the fiftieth anniversary of Spider-Man, we’re doing four straight months of polls having to do with Spider-Man, culminating with the release of the Amazing Spider-Man film in July. The last installment will deal with Spider-Man stories, but this month will be about Spider-Man’s writers and artists.

You all voted, now here are the results! Here is a master list of all the creators listed so far. We continue with Spider-Man writers #15-11…

Enjoy!

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50 Greatest Spider-Man Creators: Artists #15-11

In honor of the fiftieth anniversary of Spider-Man, we’re doing four straight months of polls having to do with Spider-Man, culminating with the release of the Amazing Spider-Man film in July. The last installment will deal with Spider-Man stories, but this month will be about Spider-Man’s writers and artists.

You all voted, now here are the results! Here is a master list of all the creators listed so far. We continue with Spider-Man artists #15-11…

Enjoy!

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50 Greatest Spider-Man Creators: Writers #20-16

In honor of the fiftieth anniversary of Spider-Man, we’re doing four straight months of polls having to do with Spider-Man, culminating with the release of the Amazing Spider-Man film in July. The last installment will deal with Spider-Man stories, but this month will be about Spider-Man’s writers and artists.

You all voted, now here are the results! Here is a master list of all the creators listed so far. We continue with Spider-Man writers #20-16…

Enjoy!

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50 Greatest Spider-Man Creators: Artists #20-16

In honor of the fiftieth anniversary of Spider-Man, we’re doing four straight months of polls having to do with Spider-Man, culminating with the release of the Amazing Spider-Man film in July. The last installment will deal with Spider-Man stories, but this month will be about Spider-Man’s writers and artists.

You all voted, now here are the results! Here is a master list of all the creators listed so far. We continue with Spider-Man artists #20-16…

Enjoy!

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50 Greatest Spider-Man Creators: Writers #25-21

In honor of the fiftieth anniversary of Spider-Man, we’re doing four straight months of polls having to do with Spider-Man, culminating with the release of the Amazing Spider-Man film in July. The last installment will deal with Spider-Man stories, but this month will be about Spider-Man’s writers and artists.

You all voted, now here are the results! Here is a master list of all the creators listed so far. We continue with Spider-Man writers #25-21…

Enjoy!

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50 Greatest Spider-Man Creators: Artists #25-21

In honor of the fiftieth anniversary of Spider-Man, we’re doing four straight months of polls having to do with Spider-Man, culminating with the release of the Amazing Spider-Man film in July. The last installment will deal with Spider-Man stories, but this month will be about Spider-Man’s writers and artists.

You all voted, now here are the results! Here is a master list of all the creators listed so far. We begin with Spider-Man artists #25-21…

Enjoy!

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50 Greatest Spider-Man Creators: Master List

In honor of the fiftieth anniversary of Spider-Man, we’re doing four straight months of polls having to do with Spider-Man, culminating with the release of the Amazing Spider-Man film in July. The last installment will deal with Spider-Man stories, but this month will be about Spider-Man’s writers and artists.

Here is the master list of all the creators featured so far. Click on any creator’s name to see a description of their work on Spider-Man, a page from one of their Spider-Man comics and comments from other readers about that creator.

ARTISTS

25. Alex Saviuk

24. Keith Pollard

23. Terry Dodson

22. Steve McNiven

21. Sara Pichelli

20. Mike Deodato

19. Paolo Rivera

18. Mark Buckingham

17. Stuart Immonen

16. Chris Bachalo

15. Humberto Ramos

14. Mike Wieringo

13. Mike Zeck

12. Ron Frenz

11. Erik Larsen

10. John Byrne

9. Sal Buscema

8. Marcos Martin

7. Gil Kane

6. Ross Andru

5. Todd McFarlane

4. Mark Bagley

3. John Romita Jr.

2. Steve Ditko

1. John Romita Sr.

WRITERS

25 Denny O’Neil

24 Fred Van Lente

23 Todd Dezago

22 Howard Mackie

21 Mark Millar

20. Zeb Wells

19. Chris Claremont

18. Joe Kelly

17. Len Wein

16. Paul Jenkins

15. Marv Wolfman

14. Mark Waid

13. Bill Mantlo

12. Kurt Busiek

11. Tom DeFalco

10. David Michelinie

9. J. Michael Straczynski

8. Peter David

7. Brian Michael Bendis

6. Dan Slott

5. Gerry Conway

4. J.M. DeMatteis

3. Roger Stern

2. Stan Lee

1. Steve Ditko and Stan Lee

Vote for Spider-Man’s 50 Greatest Writers and Artists!

In honor of the fiftieth anniversary of Spider-Man, we’re doing four straight months of polls having to do with Spider-Man, culminating with the release of the Amazing Spider-Man film in July. The first month was the 50 Greatest Spider-Man covers (click here for the results of the 50 Greatest Spider-Man Covers poll). The second month was the 50 Greatest Friends and Foes of Spider-Man (click here for the results of the 50 Greatest Friends and Foes poll). Next month will about Spider-Man stories. This month is all about Spider-Man writers and artists!

Spider-Man has an extremely rich history of having some of the top writers and artists in comics work on Spider-Man comics, from Stan Lee and Steve Ditko to Dan Slott and Marcos Martin, it has been a great ride. So here you will be casting your vote for who you feel are the greatest Spider-Man writers as well as the greatest Spider-Man artists of all-time!

You folks all vote in the comments section here up until 11:59 Pacific time, May 21st. I’ll tabulate all the votes and I’ll begin a countdown of the top 50 beginning May 22nd.

Okay, here are the guidelines!

1. Vote in the comments section below, making sure to include that classic word “ACBC” somewhere in your comment so your vote will be marked invisible.

2. Vote for your TEN favorite Spider-Man writers as well as your TEN favorite Spider-Man artists. So you’ll be listing 20 creators in total.

3. Rank each list of ten from #1 (what you think is the greatest writer or artist) to #10 (what you think is the 10th greatest). I’d prefer it if you actually numbered your entry, #1-10. It’s easier for me to count. On that note, please also avoid listing them like this “1) 2) 3) 4),” because 8 with a ) after it transforms into a smiley face in the comments section (this one 8) ). Just plain ol’ “1. 2. 3.” works best.

4. Your top choice will be given 10 points, your second choice 9, etc.

5. I’ll accept votes for Ultimate Spider-Man creators.

6. Stan Lee/Steve Ditko is one writer. Stan Lee with everyone else is another writer. You just can’t fairly separate Lee from Ditko on those first 40 issues (Amazing #1-38 plus Annuals #1-2), so if you want to list Stan Lee by himself, feel free, but do so taking only his post-Ditko work into consideration. So Stan Lee is the one writer who can appear on the list twice, once by himself for his post-Ditko work and once as part of a writing team with Ditko. Ditko, though, of course can appear on the artists list by himself. He just goes on the writing list as a writing team with Lee.

7. Inkers and Colorists are artists, so if you want to vote for them, go right ahead.

8. Make sure to include ACBC in your ballot.

9. Do your best to separate the writing from the art for guys like Todd McFarlane and Erik Larsen and vote for each accordingly. If you like Larsen’s art more than his writing, you could have him on your Artists list and not your Writers list or vice versa.

10. Marvel Team-Up counts as a Spider-Man title. New Avengers and FF do not.

11. Here is a helpful template for what your ballot should ideally look like in your comment. Feel free to just cut and paste this template into your comment:

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Artists

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If you have questions and or requests for clarification, feel free to ask them in the comments section below.

Remember, please include the following word: ACBC – on your ballot. It will make it so your ballot appears invisible to other readers, so only I can read it (and count your vote secretly).

Most importantly, have fun!

Now vote! :)

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