Spider-director Jon Watts recently talked to Den of Geek and while doing so he mentioned some of what he’s liked from Spidey comics. Previously the director has mentioned that he was a fan of the Todd McFarlane run – but what else catches his eye?
Via Den of Geek:
Oh, I love that. Ultimate is great. I love Ultimate. We have the freedom to pull from anything, but I really like what [Brian Michael] Bendis did. A lot. That felt like… that was Peter Parker back in high school. And, spending as much time with his high school problems as it did with his superhero problems, which I think is really a lot of fun.
There’s also some really funny comics stuff, like, the Archies. I don’t know if you’ve ever seen the Spider-Man Loves Mary-Jane series, but they have this really great anime-style illustration, and it’s all just about Peter Parker’s relationships. It’s like the soap opera of Peter Parker in high school. Those are really funny, too.
I’m just sitting around reading comic books all day – it’s a pretty great job.