As my fellow Spidey-fans well know, I’ve been a member of the Spider-Man Crawlspace for several years now. Some of you may even remember me from my occasional posts on the Comic Book Resources and Superhero Hype Forums. Since that time, I’ve become the regular reviewer for The Amazing Spider-Man and the occasional Spider-Man related comics, as well as a frequent contributor to the Crawlspace’s Home Page. And, based on the responses I’ve receive from my reviews, opinions, and other articles, you’ve enjoyed them just as much I have in writing them. Little did I realize, however, just how much attention my meager ramblings would attract.
Earlier this week, I was contracted by an editorial representative from FanSided.com, a network of a wide variety of websites covering sports, lifestyle and entertainment, including movies, television, video games and comics. They are also an affiliation of Time Inc., the publisher of such magazines which includes Time, Sports Illustrated, Fortune, People and Entertainment Weekly. It seems the folks at FanSided have been reading my work here at the Crawlspace and, needless to say, they were very impressed. So impressed that they’ve offered me a job.
If all goes well, starting this Monday or sometime next week, I will be the new Co-Editor for FanSided’s Spider-Man related news and rumors website, Whatever A Spider Can.
While this would potentially be a significant career opportunity, it also means I would be under contract to only write news, reviews and editorials for FanSided and Whatever A Spider Can. Which, unfortunately, also means I could no longer contribute articles to the Spider-Man Crawlspace.
But before any of you start to get your handkerchiefs out, there is good news. Even though I would be under contract to produce content for FanSided, this only applies to written content and would not prohibit my podcasting duties. Which means I will continue to be a regular panelist on The Spider-Man Crawlspace Podcast. It’s just that Brad would have to introduce me under a new job description, and I’d technically be a recurring guest panelist. So in this regard, I will still be here, lurking about from time to time.
I wish to thank the Crawlspace staff, especially Brad Douglas, J.R. Fettinger, George Berryman, Michael Bailey, Zach “Spideydude” Joiner, and Ashley Stapleton. You have all been more than supportive and encouraging throughout, and for welcoming me into the Crawlspace family. George and Brad deserve special thanks because they were the ones who convinced me to become a reviewer and contributor to the Crawlspace in the first place, so I will always be grateful for giving me such confidence. I’d also like to thank the folks at Marvel, including Dan Slott, since it was their comics I was reviewing and critiquing, which I will continue to do at Whatever a Spider Can in my own unique, crazy way.
And finally, I would like to thank you, my fellow Crawlspacers and loyal readers for all the support you have given me. You are what make this website possible. You are the ones who inspire me and all the other great contributors to the Spider-Man Crawlspace. You are the ones I write for and will continue write for and be an advocate for. No matter what the future holds, all of you will hold a special place in my heart. Make no mistake, this is not a good-bye. This is a slight change, and sometimes change can indeed be good.
This is Mike McNulty, and I am, and always will be, Still A Nerd. See you on the podcast!