10 Greatest Spider-Man Writers Not Named Stan Lee Or Steve Ditko
It’s hard to argue against Stan Lee and Steve Ditko being the greatest Spider-Man writers in the character’s history. But who comes next?
Its hard to argue against Stan Lee and Steve Ditko being the greatest Spider-Man writers in the characters history. After all, they did create the character and his wholly unique origin story in Amazing Fantasy #15 in 1962, and would go on to co-plot the issues that introduced almost every single villain and supporting character of significance in Spidey's universe (Aunt May, Gwen Stacy, Green Goblin, Doctor Octopus, Lizard, Electro, Sandman, J. Jonah Jameson, etc). Plus, the tandem created with great power there must also come great responsibility, one of the most famous sayings in all of comics. But once you take Lee and Ditko out of the equation, the question who is the best Spider-Man writer becomes a bit trickier to answer. Few creators have worked on the character as long as Lee (more than 100 issues), and none have plotted as many iconic moments as Lee/Ditko, who worked together until Amazing Spider-Man #38. Fortunately, even when removing the contributions of Lee and Ditko, there is still more than 40 years of fantastic Spider-Man stories to sift through, written by some of the greatest writers in comic book industry history. This list celebrates the contributions of the writers not named Lee or Ditko and under these conditions, crowns a less predictable "greatest" Spidey scribe of all time.