Geek To Me Radio #262: PART 1-Tom DeFalco, Legendary Marvel Writer, Editor, and Creator

Oct 14, 2021

In this first part of a 2 part interview, comic writer, editor, and creator Tom DeFalco talks about his start on Archie Comics, creating characters for Marvel, his work on Spider-Man and Thor, and working on stories for Spider-Girl, Green Goblin, and the Hobgoblin.

0:00 SEGMENT 1: Tom DeFalco talks about all the different types of writing he did before comics, starting at Archie Comics, growing up loving all comics, Riverdale on The CW, the live action Spider-Man movies, introducing the Hobgoblin, avoiding retconning characters, and the One More Day Spider-Man storyline that led to petitions from fans.

14:26 SEGMENT 2: Tom DeFalco talks about creating the Spider-Man characters Black Fox and Silver Sable and revisiting the Clone Saga.

22:10 SEGMENT 3: Tom DeFalco talks about being known more for Spider-Man than Thor, how he became editor at Marvel Comics, pitching ideas vs being assigned ideas, and how Spider-Girl was meant to be a one-shot.

31:52 SEGMENT 4: Tom DeFalco talks about starting Dazzler’s solo book, why Green Goblin with Phil Urich was cut short, throwing away his ideas for a character once the book ends, and writing the DK (Dorling Kindersley) Ultimate Guide to Spider-Man reference books.


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