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SoS Ep 76: Spider-Man: Homecoming vs Wonder Woman – Who Wins The Battle Of The Blockbusters?

On the latest episode of the Secrets of the Sire podcast, we break down Spider-Man: Homecoming: the casting decisions, the Marvel fatigue, the Wonder Woman effect and more with Ultimate Spider-Man writer Brian Smith!

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Here’s an excerpt from the Podcast: Kevin Veldman from Comic Noobs:

Michael Dolce: Brian, you write Spider-Man comics, what is your take on the whole conversation we’re having here?

Brian Smith: First of all, I would like to thank you guys for having me on the show, its great to be here. All the stuff you guys were talking about, I could tell you guys are really passionate, but I had to have one finger in my ear the whole time.

MD: That makes sense, I like to go in fresh as well. The little casting decisions, like finding out the name of a character and you’re just like “Really, why would you do that?”

BS: I did not know that the best friends name was Ned Lead. I don’t know why they did that.

MD: Right? Like out of all the things they could have done. Little things like that just doesn’t smell right. Welcome to show, you write the all ages Ultimate Spider-Man comics, how excited are you for this movie? From an inside point of view how much is this movie going to mirror the stuff you write about?

BS: I was actually an editor at Marvel during the first Spider-Man movie. I actually worked on the film adaptation to the comic. I remember how excited we were at that point to go to the theater and see the first Spider-Man movie. The amount of versions we have of Spider-Man, if your a Spider-Man fan, its a good time to be alive. Its pretty amazing to see.

MD: Whats your favorite incarnation of Spider-Man?

BS: I tend to go back to the old stuff. I like the first 20 issues of the Amazing Spider-Man. I’m also a huge fan of John Romita Jr. In fact when I was in high school, I got to meet him in a convention and those were the only comics I brought to the show. I was also lucky enough to work on the first Spiderman stuff at Marvel, when I was up there, to see the whole rebirth of Peter Parker.

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NEXT WEEK: The reviews are in! Will Spider-Man: Homecoming be another hit for the MCU or is there Spidey fatigue kicking in? We give you OUR take on the newest friendly neighborhood web slinger.

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Michael Dolce
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Michael Dolce is a professional Writer, Artist, Colorist, Web Guru and all around Awesome Dude. He created Descendant for Image Comics and The Sire for After Hours Press. He has written for Zenescope and Wizard Magazine and colored projects for Image Comics, Silent Devil and The Force Media. He currently writes for AMNY and Inquistr.com and is hard at work on some brand new comic book and creative projects. Follow him on Twitter: @Michael_Dolce Follow him on Periscope: @Michael_Dolce Follow him on Instagram: @mdolce64 Follow Secrets Of The Sire on Facebook: Facebook.com/SecretsoftheSire