The Amazing Spider-Talk, one of the most popular, and long-running, independently produced superhero podcasts today, is undergoing a dramatic transformation that will make Spider-Man’s switch from the red and blues to the all-black costume look like a mundane change of underoos by comparison.
Coinciding with the new feature film, “Spider-Man: Homecoming”, and the recent publication of co-host Mark Ginocchio’s book, “100 Things Spider-Man Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die” (Triumph Books), the All-New Amazing Spider-Talk will celebrate the “Web-Slinger’s” rich history and offer both hardcore and casual fans a perfect place to jump on and immerse themselves in all things Spider-Man.
Launched in April 2013 and after 150+ episodes, The Amazing Spider-Talk has always been about two passionate Spider-Man fans talking about the past, present, and future of Spider-Man. This meant reviewing, discussing, listing, and laughing about Spider-Man comics, new and old, alongside Spider-Man creators like Gerry Conway, Tom DeFalco, Mark Bagley, Ron Frenz, Ryan Stegman, Humberto Ramos, David Michelinie, Giuseppe Camuncoli, J.M. DeMatteis, Peter David, Christopher Daniel Barnes, and so many more. The new format and changes should only ensure that these one-of-a-kind shows will continue to thrill listeners for years to come.
As part of these changes, Ginocchio, and co-host, and SuperiorSpiderTalk.com founder/editor-in-chief Dan Gvozden, will offer listeners a new episodic format, with each “season” of the show focusing on a different aspect and/or creative run in Spider-Man’s multifaceted entertainment career. Naturally, Season 1, which will be available to stream on SuperiorSpiderTalk.com and download on iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play and YouTube on July 5th, 2017, will focus on the earliest beginnings of the Wall Crawler — the landmark Stan Lee/Steve Ditko creative run which consisted of Spidey’s first appearance in Amazing Fantasy #15, as well as Amazing Spider-Man #1-38, Amazing Spider-Man Annual #1-2 and Strange Tales Annual #2 (all available digitally or through Marvel Unlimited). In each episode, Ginocchio and Gvozden will bring a conversational approach in examining how Lee/Ditko’s historic work is still influencing Spider-Man, and the comic book industry as a whole.
“Whether new listeners don’t know a cha-cha from a waltz, I couldn’t be more excited that our All-New Amazing Spider-Talk is being built with all manners of fans in mind! Each fan’s story of how they met Spider-Man for the first time is incredibly different, and I’m hopeful that fans new and old will find their enthusiasm for and knowledge of the character fanned by our show,” Gvozden said. “Journeying from Spider-Man’s earliest days as a high-school nobody to his role as the world’s most beloved superhero is sure to be dizzying, exhilarating, and just plain fun.”
“The All-New Amazing Spider-Talk will be less reliant on Dan and I talking about individual issues and arcs in such minor detail and instead better allow the show to live up to its mantra of ‘looking at the Spider-Man universe in a bit of a bigger picture,’” Ginocchio said. “It’s going to be a blast reliving all of this Spider-Man media from the annals of history and putting it into a broader context of how it all relates to what we’re reading and seeing on the big and small screens today.”
Ginocchio and Gvozden will continue to review new issues of Amazing Spider-Man but will release those shorter, more succinct episodes to subscribers to their Patreon page, the Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Talk Members Club, first. For the price of a new comic, $3.99, All-New Amazing Spider-Talk Patreon supporters will also get exclusive access to listener mailbags and of course “B” book insights from everyone’s favorite reanimated Nazi skeleton made entirely out of bees, Swarm. For more information about joining the club, visit https://www.patreon.com/superiorspidertalk.
About Amazing Spider-Talk: Launched in April 2013, The Amazing Spider-Talk is co-hosted and co-produced by Dan Gvozden and Mark Ginocchio, two long-time Spider-Man fans and collectors. Gvozden is the founder and editor-in-chief of SuperiorSpiderTalk.com where the show is hosted and where visitors can find other Spider-Man news, reviews and content. Ginocchio launched the Chasing Amazing Blog in 2011, which documented his quest to collect every issue of Amazing Spider-Man. He is also the author of “100 Things Spider-Man Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die,” which was published in June 2017 by Triumph Books.