COMICS: Secret Letter Column In SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN #1

Dan Slott jokingly replies to a fan asking about when's the next time he'll be able to buy Amazing Spider-Man again, 'See you in a few years.... Amazing Spider-Man is DEAD!'

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By Mark Julian - 1/9/2013

(Thanks to SuperPodcasto via /Film.) As you can expect most of the questions were about when fans can expect to see a return to normalcy in Marvel's premiere Spider-Man book. Slott and editors Steve Wacker and Ellie Pyle definitely had fun with the answers.

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Asterisk - 1/9/2013, 3:59 PM
I feel bad for the people who don't like this storyline.
ToTheManInTheColdSweat - 1/9/2013, 3:59 PM
Transcript please, [frick]ing springboard doesn't load on iphones -_-
vondoom29 - 1/9/2013, 4:01 PM
what a doosh
Monarlais - 1/9/2013, 4:11 PM
@LEVITIKUZ

Seriously... it's comics. They're storylines are getting more and more dull. This new twist is shaking things up in the way that Miles Morales was probably intended do, but failed.

I am enjoying this.
MJPETTY7 - 1/9/2013, 4:14 PM
I do not love or hate this story. I'm not a fan of how ASM 700 ended nor Superior Spidey, but it intrigues me what their ultimate plan is, so I'm sticking to it!
CaptainObvious - 1/9/2013, 4:20 PM
@Asterisk- I'm sorry, but I'm reading Scott Snyder's Batman and Mark Waid's Daredevil. I don't think I'm missing out on anything important.
Malacos - 1/9/2013, 4:22 PM
I am interested in Superior Spiderman, but Dan here seems like a Fraking Twat Waffle...
EmoSpidey - 1/9/2013, 4:34 PM
Anybody else ever notice how Dan Slott looks like Captain Sweatpants from the Big Bang Theory?

EmoSpidey - 1/9/2013, 4:35 PM
Coincidence? I think maybe.
StarkAnthony - 1/9/2013, 4:36 PM
I read Superior #1 and it really helped clear up some doubts about this whole thing, but I still hope they don't drag this out for too long. Like if they go back to Pete and still call it Superior I won't really care, but if they have this whole Spider Ock thing out for too long I will be pretty annoyed. If Peter regains control and still has some Doc Ock consciousness for a while, whatever, but the current dynamic can't last more than like a year
BlueDemon - 1/9/2013, 5:02 PM
I feel bad for the new generation, at least I read some great Spider-man stories growing up. Read the 70's , 80's and 90's stuff kids


Asterisk - 1/9/2013, 5:07 PM
@CaptainObvious

So am I (and admittedly both are better written than this book) but I'm enjoying all 3, along with the other books I'm buying, which some people don't like. Sue me. I just wanna read a story where Doctor Octopus is going around as a super-hero for a few months. It keeps me entertained, even if not on the level that Snyder's Batman and Waid's Daredevil are.
AUSSYACE - 1/9/2013, 5:14 PM
It's obvious that Marvel will reset the status quo of this sometime in the future but seriously why buy crap when people already want the status quo back to normal with Peter Parker back at the helm...

The Sad part is that you cannot rewrite the History books and this will always be the big black dark stain in Spideys history that can never ever be removed...

SHUT IT DOWN MARVEL...NOW...
CaptainObvious - 1/9/2013, 5:22 PM
@Asterisk- I just don't like my Spidey stories starring a murdering rapist pretending to be Peter Parker. To each his own, I guess.
AmazingFantasy - 1/9/2013, 5:23 PM
[frick]ing Todd Macfarlane was the best Spider-Man artist and writer of all time.
Better than Lee, Im dead serious.

Superior looks like shit but I want it
TankD - 1/9/2013, 5:35 PM
Dan slott is like the definition of what a fat [frick]in nasty human being is.
Banner - 1/9/2013, 6:04 PM
I want to see his balls hanging from a chain.
Mrcool210 - 1/9/2013, 6:19 PM
if amazing is never coming back then why put peter at the end of superior #1 eh slott? STFU,
TenbastuZ - 1/9/2013, 6:37 PM
If this video is any real indication of who Dan Slott is then I have gained the understanding of two things. One, Dan Slott does not care what the majority of fans think, because they do not know his whole plans for Doc Ock. Two, he is very hurt that the majority of fans do not like what little they have seen to date, and that they are not willing to give him a chance. It is sad that he is over aggressive against those who show disdain towards his idea. He would win over more fans if he showed a little empathy towards their concerns and tried to express that his direction of Doc Ock may be entertaining. One thing that should be clear though is that this is not Spider-Man. Dan Slott is not writing a story about Peter Parker, Spider-Man. Dan Slott loves the character Doctor Otto Gunther Octavius. They share similarities physically, emotionally, and mentally. You might ask how I can reach that conclusion? Having read Spider-Man for years I have seen Doctor Octopus' reacts to people around him. He does not care what they think, because he believes his plans are justified. Anyone can visually see Dan Slott shares Doctor Octopus' physiology. They are both obese and out of shape. Requiring mechanical arms or in Dan Slott's case writing utensils, to move and convey ideas. Emotionally Doctor Octopus is a raging child with a brilliant mind. Dan Slott's actions in this video show him to be the same. So, one can see he is writing stories about Doc Ock that have nothing to do with Spider-Man. The whole Peter Parker 'haunting' angle is there only as a tool for internal plot developments for Doctor Octavius. I do not like what little I know of Dan Slott's idea, because it does not interest me. Doctor Octopus is a villain who stole Spider-Man's body. In a world with Reed Richards, Tony Stark, Hank Pym, Professor Xavier, and the list goes on, this would never stand. All the heroes would give effort to arrest and imprison the body thief known as Doc Ock. So, there is no comic book realism to this story line. Dan Slott loves Doc Ock so much he is breaking what would be the real reacts of other seasoned heroes to tell a story about Doctor Octopus' rehabilitation. A rehabilitation that will only last as long as the Peter Parker 'haunting' exists. It is all empty shock value. Like in the case of Howard Stern people will read Dan Slott's Superior Doctor Octopus, because they hate it, and want to know what more they can hate from the next issue. What I can say is that if Marvel really does plan on keeping this Superior Doctor Octopus around I will not read it. Doctor Octopus in Spider-Man's body has the same appeal to me as Toad from the Brotherhood taking over Wolverine's body. A one time story filler comic at best, or maybe an issue of What If?. However, as long as fan buy the comic Dan Slott will be allowed to continue. See, we the fans could end what Dan Slott is doing to Spider-Man, but we will not. No, instead we will make threads to wine and moan about it, but then run out and purchase the next issue. That way we have more things to wine and moan about. Our money fuels this story line from Dan Slott and the ONLY thing that can end it is if we stop buying Spider-Man titles. Otherwise, it will go on and on and on and on forever. We will slowly see more of those characters we love being bent over wooden logs and made to squeal. So, either stop buying Spider-Man and end this mockery of an idea of our heroes being indwelt by our villains makes for a passable story arch; or shut up and live with it, because you are paying them to print Dan Slott's ideas when you buy a Spider-Man title.
bluedude - 1/9/2013, 9:02 PM
@CaptainObvious wait dock ock rapped someone?
Havensent - 1/9/2013, 9:06 PM
I don't much care for how they're so carefree over the fans complaints, but I'd be lying if I say I didn't just laugh my ass off to how Dan answered some of the questions. That was hilarious.

Dan though, I'm not feelings so good about the guys health. He looks like he's two burgers away from a medical condition. He needs to diet ASAP.
CrashTest - 1/9/2013, 9:25 PM
Of course one should have a thick skin towards critics but his clear disregard for fans is another reason I wont being buying this book. Waving bye, "see you in a few years"????? Really??? Dose he really not care about loosing fans? He could at least said " I can ASSURE you, that if you continue to read Superior you will not be disappointed." But Bye??? Well Im not buying the Parker ghost, and this just lets me know he will be getting his body back sooner or later. So say bye to my money.
DioFoRio - 1/9/2013, 9:32 PM
@Bluedemon and Nomis...that's what I'm talking about! Anybody remember the SinEater saga on Web of Spiderman? Shit was intense!
jaycr - 1/9/2013, 10:14 PM
Wow, this explains a lot of what kind of people is working at Marvel now, what a bunch of a-holes!!! A jerk can't write stories about a decent person taking upon himself, so he has to lower the character to his level. Now instead of reading this crap, I will save my money.
SageMode - 1/10/2013, 12:56 AM
Dan Slott doesn't = Marvel.

I'm sure you people would know the difference........
TheHood - 1/10/2013, 12:57 AM
lmao, you guys couldn't sound more pathetic.
DiLusso - 1/10/2013, 2:43 AM
the guy does nothing to endear himself to the fans.what a nob. he just shouts at the camera. im a marvel fan 'man' and im embarrassed by his prickish behavior, god knows how much marvel regret him now. to think he took over from MJS in 2008. 5 years is more than enough............
AmazingFantasy - 1/10/2013, 4:18 AM
Slott is a bell end wanker, have some respect [frick]er.
yingyangpalms - 1/10/2013, 5:53 AM
Amazing to see Slott and Wacker try to act like this mind swap crap is a monumental type story. And that in itself signifies just how minuscule the talent pool at Marvel really is.
Mind swap stories are small time crap in the world of Sci-Fi. They are the silliest types of plots we ever see.
If you look at the worst episodes from series such as Star Trek or TNG, or even JL animated or Smallville, the mind switch episodes are usually the worst of the worst. Next up would be "Clones".

The fact that Slott and Wanker are even employed by Marvel is very telling. I guess being a fat, ugly, talentless, fool with a sick mind and who's only sexual outlet in their life is self stimulation qualifies you for a job at Marvel.
The "Mind Swap" idea. It really says it all about Slott.
VIRILEMAN - 1/10/2013, 7:13 AM
I rarely use the word hate. It's a strong word. With that in mind, I hate Dan Slott's writing, and I hate the way Dan Slott is treating fans. this really is the worst thing I've ever seen in a comic book.
siggisuperman - 1/10/2013, 8:07 AM
Just in case Dan the Man is reading this... Disregard those guys they suck, Your writing on Spider-man has been great and although some of these changes are controversial, the writing has always been and remains, great.
Rothwilder - 1/10/2013, 8:12 AM
@Nomis

Happy to say I own every issue you just showed, in some cases multiple copies (6 rated NM of 129)
siggisuperman - 1/10/2013, 8:15 AM
Guys what if Peter gets his body back but Doc Ock gets Miguels body somehow from the future ?
Spideyforevr - 1/10/2013, 11:23 AM
What the crap. You can't make peter turn into some ghost that probably shows up only a few times per 2 or more issues unless its some big moment
DarkWebs - 1/10/2013, 6:07 PM
Does anyone realize that they have killed so many characters and brought them back. Captain America, Jean Grey and many other characters that were some how sent to another universe or body and comes back to their own? I don't like the direction that marvel is taking but I don't think they are dumb enough to remove one the most popular characters they have along with many others that keep returning. DC Comics did it with theirs just before the new 52 line and brought back the previously deceased. Peter Parker is NOT DEAD. Example, Batman was thought dead and was actually.... Sent back in time and came back. I think this video just shows them shrugging off in a smart ass way that he is dead, Their are hints upon hints in the last issue of it. Nuff Said
DarkWebs - 1/10/2013, 6:11 PM
Oh and one more thing! Its a fictional Character that does not exist! Totally imagined by Stan the Man Lee. HE IS NOT REAL! He is imaginary !!
LordHuck - 1/10/2013, 11:09 PM
I have been enjoying Slotts run. SSM #1 was a fun read.
ReillyParker - 1/11/2013, 1:11 AM
-sigh- I'm a little disappointed here. I'm actually a fan of Post-OMD Spider-Man and Slott's run so far. I hated seeing Peter go in issue #700, but the premise of Superior had me intrigued. I just read Superior #1 and I'm sold on it so far. What I'm not liking here though is the total lack of professionalism from Slott and Wacker. From some of the things I've heard from Wacker I'm left to wonder why he's even editing this book or why he's even allowed to address the fans because he has absolutely no problem with slapping the fanbase in the face, all the while never having to read a single issue of this book. This is the guy who said "Peter Parker fans will just fade away." Seriously dude, why the hell are you even here? What the hell do you care for if not the book or the fans? Slott I can somewhat understand, getting death threats and more hate than even Quesada got from OMD. Even then, don't treat us like idiots. We get it. Peter's gone and there's a story to be told here that not one prejudiced fan has any clue about no matter how "predictable and stale" or "blashphemous and atrocious" it is looking. Regardless, if people are writing you letters whether it's full of hate or just sadness, there should be a little f*cking sympathy here. You just killed one of the world's most favorite and revered childhood hero. Have a little respect for the fans that you're supposed to be writing this book for! They're heartbroken and there's absolutely nothing wrong with that. The death threats ARE inexcusable, but that doesn't give you the right to laugh at the rest of the fans. Instead you should try handling it with poise, dignity, and grace by reassuring fans that they won't be disappointed in the book or the stories yet to come regardless of whatever hate letter or death threats you get. THAT would be laughing at the face of danger! I understand that Wacker and Slott are not Marvel but Marvel is letting these two represent them like this and that's honestly a dumb move if Slott and Wacker are responding like this, especially when dealing with this kind of backlash. Like I said I do like Slott's run on this book, and I love what him and most of the other writers on this book have done since OMD (except from OMIT which was just as bad). There are some great stories here. Superior was a fun read also with some fantastic art from Stegman, but now I just lost a lot of respect for Slott for just brushing fans aside like this by mocking them. I feel bad for Ellie Pyle who's just sitting there letting these guys make her look bad too.

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