Webslinger by Gerry Conway
Unauthorized Essays On Your Friendly Neighborhood Spider-man (Smart Pop series)

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The tangled web of vengeance, love, and loss woven by Spider-Man comics and films is explored in this collection of insightful essays by acclaimed writers of comics and science fiction and edited by Spider-Man comic writer Gerry Conway.

A variety of topics—from the superhero’s sarcasm to the science behind radioactive spiders—are discussed in essays on “Turning Rage into Responsibility: A Psychology of Loss,” “Love Is Selfish: Can a Hero Afford Personal Attachments?,” and “Self Identity and Costume Design.” The popular rival Green Goblin, the bumbling-yet-influential media, and the part New York City itself plays in stories are skillfully explored, as well as the overall philosophy of mild-mannered Peter Parker and Spidey’s relationship with the rest of the characters in the Marvel universe.
 

About Gerry Conway

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Gerry Conway is a prolific comics writer whose long career includes co-creating The Punisher, for Marvel Comics, and Firestorm, for DC. In the 1970s he wrote long runs on Amazing Spider-Man and The Fantastic Four before moving to DC, where he wrote Justice League of America, Wonder Woman and many others. In the 1980s he moved into screenwriting, working on the features Fire and Ice and Conan the Destoyer, and has since written and produced TV series including The Father Dowling Mysteries, Matlock, Law & Order and many others.
 
Published June 22, 2009 by Smart Pop. 231 pages
Genres: Comics & Graphic Novels, Humor & Entertainment, Literature & Fiction, History, Arts & Photography. Non-fiction

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