Staff : Adam Chapman

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Name: Adam Chapman (E-Mail)

Status: Single

Current Position: Staff Reviewer

Occupation: University Student, Comic Book Reviewer

Year of Birth: 1983

City: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Current Titles: Amazing Spider-Man (Vol. 1), Amazing Spider-Man (Vol. 1) Annual, Stan Lee Meets

Review Credits

Sensational Spider-Man (Vol. 2): #41

Amazing Spider-Man (Vol. 1): #395, #396, #518, #519, #520, #521, #522, #523, #524, #525, #526, #527, #528, #529, #530, #531, #532, #533, #534, #535, #536, #537, #538, #539, #540, #541, #542, #543, #544, #545, #549, #550, #551, #555, #556, #557, #565, #566, #567, #574, #578, #579, #585, #586, #587, #588, #589, #595, #596, #597, #598, #608, #609, #610, #611

Spider-Man: Breakout: #1, #2, #3, #4, #5

Spider-Man: House of M: #1

Spider-Man One Shots: T/U Special

Stan Lee Meets: Stan Lee Meets Amazing [Pt 1]

Ultimate Spider-Man: #79, #80, #81, #82

Ultimate Spider-Man Annual: #1, #2

Introduction:

I'd been an avid reader of spiderfan for quite a while before I became a staff member. I hadn't the gumption or the confidence to apply to be a staff member until I'd already become an established reviewer for ComiXtreme.com, and finally wanted to join the spiderfan family. I subbed on Ultimate Spider-Man for a while, and started reviewing Amazing Spider-Man at around the same time. I hope someday to find the time to contribute more to back-issue reviews, which was a draw when applying in the first place.

Collects:

Spider-Man's core titles, Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man, Amazing and Marvel Knights, New Avengers, and a whole mess of X-related properties and such.

I currently have around 2,600 comics, which take up a ton of the room in my double-closet- thank God for it being double-sized!

Why Spider-Man:

My first real comic book exposure to Spider-Man was a little late in my childhood, and it was Maximum Carnage time. I really liked part 4, my first real Spidey comic, which I got by trading away a Superman comic I had gotten at Christmas. Spidey was more interesting, and I loved the way it looked and read. That summer, I bought parts 7, 11, 12 and 13, and hoped to one day have all the different parts, because it took years to find out how the story finally ended! I bought two Marvel Tales reprints a year later, but it wasn't until I got Amazing Spider-Man #396, Back from the Edge Part 3, that I really got hooked into Spidey's world when the clone saga was just beginning. From there, I assimilated more and more comics into my collection, and now I have a much larger collection of Spider-Man related comics than I would have thought I could have ever have at that time.

Favourites:

I'm a big fan of the classic John Romita Sr. issues, as much as I appreciate Ditko as an artist with creative vision, I've never been as enamored by his rendition of Spider-Man and such, but much of this is most likely coloured by not having experienced Ditko first, and having that be my template for what Spidey was meant to be. Spider-Man: Blue is one of my favourite Spider-Man stories, and I really liked the romantic flair of the comic, as well as the treatment of Gwen Stacy, my favourite comic book character. "The Kiss", a short-story written in the 90s in the back of Web-Spinners #1, is also one of my favourite stories, ranking alongside Peter Parker (v2) #26, Amazing Spider-Man #121-#122, and Marvels #4.

(Last updated on the November 20th 2005.)