draco x wrote:
There are people who actually liked Morlun? From the impression I got he was regarded as lame Morbius ripoff that was easily forgettable.
As for Slott, the way I see it he can be a good writer when he puts his mind to it but there have been some misfires such as the Phil Urich Hobgoblin suckfest( Why Slott thinks that Phil is more interesting as a lame generic loser villain as opposed to being the one goblin character that wasn't crazy or evil originally is beyond me), the Alpha character who nobody likes except his creator or Peter giving his blessings to one of his worst enemies to continue on while he is currently trapped in his body( Which is just bad characterization all together). If Slott can move beyond his sometimes-sloppy writing and the Dan-Didio shock and awe approach then he can do wonders.
Yes. While JR Jr. was on the book, and JMS was doing the whole totem stuff with Morlun and Ezekiel, the book had a lot of acclaim. People forget that, because once Spidey joined the Avengers and the editorial stuff started interfering with his work, everything started going downhill and led to stuff like Sins Past and The Other... but for several years there, JMS was doing quality work.
JMS was the guy who actually moved Pete forward with his life. He was a teacher during this time, which was great.
I have yet to see Slott do wonders on Spider-Man. I've hated literally every major addition he's had on the book, from Horizon Labs, to the 50 different outfits for Spider-Man, to pretty much every storyline thus far. Peter has often been written better outside his own book, by guys like Jason Aaron, Bendis, and others.