We have a look inside the current Comic writer for Amazing Spider-Man Dan Slot! Check out what he has to say about the book and the character below in his SDCC Panel, and let us know what you think after the JUMP!
Dan Slott, currently writing Amazing Spider-Man and Silver Surfer had the next spotlight panel at Comic-Con International: San Diego 2014.
TheMarySue.com E-i-C (and Newsarama alum) Jill Pantozzi moderated the panel, and started by asking Dan Slott what he wanted to be when he grew up.
“This. I started out thinking I wanted to be a TV writer or film, but once I found comics, it was then on, always comics, and writing Spider-Man. Which is weird. When you’re growing up you start to learn your limitations and learn the things you can’t do.
“We were at a Marvel retreat, and went around the room saying if you were able to work on something right now that you’re not doing, what would it be? Everyone in the room said “Spider-Man,” and so I said “Moon Knight.” At that point, Spider-Man seemed like something I just plain couldn’t do.
“The first time I got to go to one of the big meetings was the aftermath of Civil War. JMS was outlining One More Day, and the first thing I thought was ‘good luck to whoever is going to be writing Spider-Man after that!’ I had no idea it would be me.”
Turning back the clock, the panel turned to Ren and Stimpy, one of Slott’s first works. “We did the comic book and had a simultaneous launch with the show. Nickelodeon actually hated Ren and Stimpy, they had no idea what they were in for! With every episode, they would get complaints from parents and viewers, and they’d re-edit the episodes for reruns, which would get smaller and smaller.
“They were the ones who would actually do approvals on the comics, so we had to be cleaner than the TV show. We were not allowed to use the Nose Goblins in the comics. We fought about it for a year, so for issue 13, they finally acquiesced and said ‘you can have ONE nose goblin.’ So I wrote a story where Stimpy put one Nose Goblin under the table, and it gets shot with a monster ray, and grows into a giant Jack Kirby snot monster, and he at the end of the story is terrorizing the city and gets hit with nasal decongestant and covers the city in snot.
“So halfway through this issue as pages are coming in, they changed it into a piece of gum stuck under the table. So that’s why that one reads weird.”…………………….Continued after the JUMP!