Marvel’s famous Wall-Crawler has had no shortage of amazing artists depict his legendary adventures! Todd McFarlane! Steve Ditko! John Romita Sr! Erik Larsen! Gil Kane! Who defines your Spider Man? Who is your favorite Spidey illustrator? Rob breaks down the distinct influence of each artist and provides his top 5 Spider Man artists of all time! 

About the Author
Rob Liefeld’s legendary career began at the age of 18 years old. Fresh out of high school he was hired by both Marvel and DC Comics where he began laying the foundation for a resume that would define a generation. Among the most popular of Liefeld’s creations are Deadpool, Cable, Domino, X-Force, Youngblood, Supreme, Prophet and Glory.
3 comments on “Drawn to Spider-Man!
  1. Don Kaake says:

    Great episode! I’ve been enjoying these and that’s a great top 5. Those Ditko Spider-man issues are the best. i encountered his run in those little pocket books although I think the first annual (Sinister Six!) was in one of those great Treasury Editions previously. Ditko’s plotting on Spider-man and Doctor Strange pulled me right in to those stories. There’s a reason why those issues have been reprinted numerous times. I am loving the podcast. I think we are close to the same age so you are hitting all the high points of my childhood. Keep up the great work!

  2. Steven Commander says:

    I grew up with Ross Andru too, but my favorite was “The Wondrous World of Dr. Strange” from Amazing Spider-Man Annual #2, which was in Spider-Man – His Greatest Team-Up Battles, that my parents bought for me back in November, 1981. That was my first exposure to Ditko’s Spider-Man, and probably Dr. Strange as well… and yeah, it was SUPER-CREEPY! And later on when I was a teenager, I’d reread it frequently, because I found it also to be quite psychedelic as well 🙂

    This particular episode, it really felt like we were all hanging out together – must’ve been the sound of the pages turning!

    Take care, Rob – and can’t wait for next week’s episode!!!

  3. Ross Andru was my Spider-man artist. I loved his action poses, his wavy webs, as they shot out of the web shooters, and the architectural backgrounds. I love Romita, I got a steady dose of Romita and Kane in those Marvel Tales Reprints. I’m a big fan of Floro Dery’s Spider-Man from the daily newspaper. Once I got a copy of Marvel Tales 17 featuring the Steve Ditko story “The Clown and his Master of Menace” from the flea market I was hooked. Yes Steve Ditko is my favorite Spider-man artist. I enjoyed Todd’s Spidey but I like Larson’s Spidey ahead of Todd’s. I like Sal’s 90’s Spidey it was a rougher style from his earlier work on Spidey. Ron Frenz’s earlier work reminded me of Ditko. I would put JRJR Spidey over his Dad’s version. Loved the two issue run of Rick Leonardi in AMS 253-254. The three issues I would pick The Master Planner storyline from ASM 31, 32, 33. Rob Keep up the good work love your insight, I look forward to podcast week after week.

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