Comics are always a bit of a circus behind the scenes, with writers, pencilers, inkers, colorists, letterers, reviewing proofs, sending stuff to production, pre-press, handling interviews with news outlets…
But imagine what Amazing Spider-Man has to go through. Printing three times a month (and having a fourth book, Web of Spider-Man, coming out as well), editor Steve Wacker has a lot of plates to spin. So it’s interesting that Mark Waid has a podcast with the Spider-editor up on his blog.
Whether you dig the series or not, it’s a great look at the Web-Head writers from the editor’s perspective. What does Dan Slott bring to the table? Zeb Wells? Why was Joe Kelly always heading in this direction, but didn’t get Spidey gigs until now? Not only that, Wacker also talks about how overcoming the deadline obstacles, which have to be immense, including their secret weapon — letterer Joe Caramagna.
Considering we’re almost two years into the current status quo, it’s definitely a great look at the series, from the inside-out. Check out the second part here, or, if you’re a completist, check out the first part here.