Brand New Day Q&A: Steve Wacker

Marvel has an excellent interview/Q&A with Steve Wacker, the editor of Amazing Spider-man. Amazing Spider-man launches into Brand New Day January 9th with Amazing Spider-man #546, and things definitely aren't getting better for everyone's favorite beleaguered superhero. On the future of Peter Parker: With "Brand New Day," what are you and the writers involved trying to bring back to the forefront of the Spider-Man mythos that has maybe been missing? Steve Wacker: Because of the personal nature of the story that precedes ours—"One More Day"—the book has really focused on Peter, Mary Jane and Aunt May for the better part of a year, so we're going to take some time to really explore and expand the supporting cast in a way that I don't think has been done for a long while. Having 66 pages every month allows us to spend that time and not feel like we have to jam in Spidey fight scenes constantly He goes on to say that the new arc finds Peter Parker in Queens, having not donned the costume for a few months. He's still a member of the Avengers, and will not be seeing the same old villains for a while, just to mix things up a bit. I like the direction they're taking Spider-man. To me, he's the best character when he's down on his luck and everything goes wrong. The best concept of Spider-man to me is in Spider-man 2, when he's walking down the street, the song "Raindrops Keep Falling" is playing, and he trips. Even when everything's going right, something goes wrong. Brand New Day Q&A: Steve Wacker