Dan Slott talks about Spider-Man: Learning to Crawl

Newsarama just completed an interview an interview with Dan Slott on how Learning to Crawl is not a retelling.

This series tells what Slott calls “the story you never knew about the story you know by heart,” exploring the first 60 days of the fledgling Spider-Man and answering questions that have lingered since Stan Lee and Steve Ditko first put them down on paper in 1962.

It goes from the second Amazing Fantasy #15 is over and over the course of Amazing Spider-Man #1 through #3. Those stories are acknowledged, but this isn’t about retelling those comics we’ve already read. In “Learning TO Crawl,” you’ll be able to tell where these stories takes place but you’ll get new insight why certain things happened and it’ll really allow us to explore the journey of how Peter learned to become Spider-Man. He knows the lesson of “with great power comes great responsibility,” but he doesn’t know what to do with it. In essence we’re trying to tell a “Year One” style Spider-Man story.

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(9) Comments

  1. hornacek

    @8 - Well ... (a) He killed him. (b) In SSM #9 (the one where Peter and Otto fight inside Peter's brain Slott writes that Peter was willing to let the little girl die to prevent Otto from discovering him. I don't care how much Slott tried to justify it in the issue, if THAT'S how he sees the character of Peter Parker, then no matter how much of a self-described super-fan he is, he does not understand the character. I was hoping that Kevin's theory was going to come true, that Ghost-Peter was not the real Peter but a copy of Peter's memories that was imperfect enough that they could justify this copy be willing to let someone else to die to keep his secret, and that the real Peter was somewhere else. But apparently the Ghost-Peter that we saw in that issue is the real Peter Parker, which just makes me sad. I don't know what's a worse character assassination - the deal with the devil, or this.

  2. Adam Tomlinson

    @4 Do you read digitally? Because I'm really looking forward to the digital only Amazing Spider-Man series by Joshua Hale Fialkov. I've enjoyed a few things he's written, and looking forward to seeing how he handles Spider-Man.

  3. WKB

    While this does sound interesting, I think it would be more "unique" if it was told by someone other than the current Spider-man writer. I am not saying Slott is going to do a bad job, but it would be nice to have a different voice or vision of the character.

  4. Big Al

    Wasn't the whole point of his learning about 'With great power comes great responsibility' that he knows what to do with it, i.e. use it to help his fellow man?

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