steve wacker




Comics Industry Responds To… Steve Wacker Moving West

It hasn’t been officially announced. In fact, right now, Bleeding Cool has been the only one announcing it. But Steve Wacker, senior editor on the Spider-Man line at Marvel is moving to Marvel Animation. Before we ran a piece, Arune Singh, another recent move from Marvel East to Marvel West tweeted apropos of nothing, apparently, […]

Spider-Man’s Steve Wacker To Move West To Marvel Animation

Bleeding Cool understands that it has been announced, internally at Marvel, that senior editor Steve Wacker will be leaving the comics offices for California, to take a position with Marvel Animation. Headhunted by Marvel from DC Comics, where he edited the 52 weekly series, Steve Wacker did a similar job with the Spider-Man titles, making […]

A Retailer, A Writer And An Editor Walk Into An Internet Message Board

The Bleeding Cool forums. Famed as a den of iniquity the internet over. But among the flamewars, insults and general baiting, there is also high drama. I’m talking about the love that dare not speak its name between Marvel Senior editor Steve Wacker, Superior Spider-Man writer Dan Slott and comic store manager Bob Justice, of […]


Superior Spider-Man and Friends…Or Is It Amazing? Panel at New York Comic Con

Steve Wacker announced the panel as “Amazing Spider-Man”, puzzling fans a little. Surely Superior is Superior? Senior Editor Steve Wacker introduced the “players” on the panel, including Dan Slott, “the man who killed Peter Parker”, Nick Spencer (writer on the Superior Foes of Spider-Man), Kelly Sue DeConnick, Ellie Pyle (Assistant Editor), Humberto Ramos (artist on […]

When Steve Wacker Punched Himself In The Face

A nice collection of tweets by Steve Wacker, now preserved in their entirety to inspire (or dissuade) future comic book editors… Okay…here we go…”How To Be an Editor” by Stephen Byron Whaquer — Stephen Wacker (@StephenWacker) February 24, 2013   1-Ask a friend to go to her computer and to start sending 250-350 e-mails to you. […]

Gender Through Comic Books – And Free Access To Comic Creators

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?&v=u–VPKbovjA[/youtube] University tutor and doctroral candidate Christy Blanch is launching a new course, Gender Through Comic Books, available free to everyone online. A bit like the Open University, but for comics. And with speakers such as Brian K. Vaughan, Mark Waid, Scott Snyder, Matt Fraction, Brian Bendis and Gail Simone, access to existing interviews with […]

That Superior Spider-Man #1 Letters Page

Shot on my iPad before this happened…. the letters page of Superior Spider-Man #1. Spoilers obviously. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zyrDQSAGMjQ[/youtube]

Amazing Spider-Man 700 Day – Wednesday Trending Topics

The world found out about the end of Amazing Spider-Man with Amazing Spider-Man 700 today, an event that seemed undiminished by the leaked spoilers of the past few weeks.  The comic book industry gets better and better at making mainstream news, year by year, and that’s good. Meanwhile… somewhere in New York, Steve Ditko is probably […]

AVX: Versus #1 Cover Contains No Homo-Erotic Subtext Whatsoever

We’ve taken Steven Wacker‘s criticism to heart. Bleeding Cool had previously presented a series of Avengers Vs X-Men in a fashion that might suggest the principal male protagonists/antagonists were engaged in a courtship ritual in some cases, in actual on-cover sex in others. Initially it was an attempt to deliver a little colour into the […]

Swipe File: The Omega Effect And South Park

Steve Wacker recently tweetd a number of covers for The Omega Effect crossover with Spider-Man, Punisher and Daredevil. Let’s have a closer look at that logo. Isn’t that Kenny?   Oh my god, they killed Frank Castle’s family! You bastards! Hmm. Here’s how that logo is meant to look. Yeah, still looks like Kenny. In […]

Saturday Trending Topics: The Amazing Sales Of JMS

This is one of those things that is just begging for more data and better visualization.  Go back a bunch more years, make it more complete, add in graphs that track how month-to-month total industry volume changes as well.  There’s bound to be much more discussion on this issue in the coming week, it’d be […]

Fanboy Rampage: JMS Vs Steve Wacker (UPDATE – Now With Added Waid And Slott)

Joe Michael Straczynski posted on an open Facebook page, a link to the image above with the words Sales on The Amazing Spider-Man since my departure. Just sayin’ Steve Wacker, current editor of the Spider-Man comics replied; An excellent post, JMS. Out of context, out of date and full of out-of-the-blue mean. Everyone on ASM […]

Thinking Only Of Thought Bubble

Gary Erskine has his kilt packed. Steve Wacker, despite the efforts of a driver who got lost, managed to get to the airport before his flight took off.  Kieron Gillen has his DJ set all worked out. And Gail Simone has been round the Leeds City Centre shops looking for a Dalek. It can only […]