Official Press Release
Thursday February 11th, 7 PM
Admission: $5 | Free for MoCCA Members **
With Axel Alonso, Tom Brevoort, Danny Fingeroth, Jim Salicrup, and
Stephen Wacker. Moderated by Fred Van Lente.
In honor of our exhibition of original art from the entire issue of
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #50 by J. Michael Straczynski, John Romita Jr. and Scott Hanna, MoCCA presents an unprecedented roundtable discussion of the past quarter-century of all things Peter Parker with the editors who have helmed the title since the Reagan Administration! Axel Alonso (editor of ASM) Tom Brevoort, Danny Fingeroth, and MoCCA Trustee Jim Salicrup join current AMAZING editor Steve Wacker for the panel chat and audience Q&A. Moderated by MoCCA Trustee and current Spidey scribe Fred Van Lente.
AXEL ALONSO is Vice President, Executive Editor at Marvel Comics. He has been the editor on AMAZING SPIDER-MAN, X-MEN, PUNISHER and DC’s Vertigo imprint.
TOM BREVOORT has been a part of Marvel Comics since 1989, when he started out as an intern. He served as an assistant editor, associate editor and editor before being promoted to his current position as Executive Editor in 2007. Over the past decade, Tom has overseen the revitalization of the Avengers franchise, presided over major crossover events including Civil War and Secret Invasion, and served as editor on titles including NEW AVENGERS, CAPTAIN AMERICA, FANTASTIC FOUR and many others.
DANNY FINGEROTH (Sr. VP of Education at MoCCA) was the editor of the SPIDER-MAN line 1983-84 and its Group Editor 1990-95. He wrote WEB OF SPIDER-MAN and several Spider-Man limited series. Danny was a consultant to the FoxKids Spider-Man animated series and to James Cameron’s early version of what would become the 2002 Spider-Man movie. He’s the author of SUPERMAN ON THE COUCH: WHAT SUPERHEROES REALLY TELL US ABOUT OURSELVES AND OUR SOCIETY; DISGUISED AS CLARK
KENT: JEWS, COMICS, AND THE CREATION OF THE SUPERHERO; and THE ROUGH GUIDE TO GRAPHIC NOVELS.
JIM SALICRUP is the current Papercutz Editor-in-Chief. Salicrup
edited the SPIDER-MAN titles in the late 80s early 90s, and is
remembered for Kraven’s Last Hunt (which ran through all the
Spider-Man titles, The Wedding of Peter Parker and Mary Jane Watson, the introductions of Tombstone and Venom, and launching SPIDER-MAN #1 by Todd McFarlane, the best-selling Spider-Man comic ever. Jim also wrote SPIDEY SUPER-STORIES for many years, and the Child Abuse Prevention comic starring Spider-Man.
FRED VAN LENTE is the New York Times bestselling author of INCREDIBLE HERCULES (with Greg Pak) and MARVEL ZOMBIES 3 & 4, as well as the American Library Association award-winning ACTION PHILOSOPHERS. His other comics include COMIC BOOK COMICS, MODOK’S 11, X MEN NOIR and AMAZING SPIDER-MAN.
STEPHEN WACKER started editing comics for DC Comics in 2000.
Currently he is a Senior Editor at Marvel editing AMAZING SPIDER-MAN and DAREDEVIL.
Spider-Man and related characters are (c) and TM Marvel Entertainment, Inc. 2010
MoCCA Thursdays are supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council.