So Todd McFarlane recently said he’d be up for drawing Spider-Man again. Naturally, this lead me into a nerd frenzy, immediately thinking about how awesome it would be to see my favorite Spider-Man artist back at Marvel again. And it would be awesome. It would be so, SO awesome. But the more I think about it, the more wary I become. There are countless examples of famous creators returning to the characters that made them who they are and completely and utterly failing at them, and I certainly don’t want to see McFarlane added to that list.
In a weird way, this “news” reminds me of Neal Adams’ big return to Batman a few years back. Now, I was not alive during his career defining run on the character, but I was well aware of his impact on the Batman post-Adam West TV series, and had read a few collections that contained his art. So, when the announcement was made that Adams was returning to the character with the miniseries Batman: Odyssey, I was pumped. Read the rest of this entry