Name: Cody Wilson (E-Mail)
Current Position: Reviewer; Updater
Occupation: Comic Books
Year of Birth: Unknown
City: Los Angeles, California, United States
Current Titles: All-New Ultimates, All-New X-Men Special, Alpha: Big Time, Cataclysm: Spider-Man, Cataclysm: The Ultimates' Last Stand, Hunger, Indestructible Hulk Special, Infinity, Morbius: The Living Vampire (Vol. 2), Spider-Verse Scarlet Spiders, Spider-Man 2099 (Vol. 2), Superior Spider-Man Team-Up Special, Survive, Venom (Vol. 2)
All-New X-Men Special: #1
Cataclysm: The Ultimates: Ultimate Comics Cataclysm #0.1
Edge Of Spider-Verse: #3
Indestructible Hulk Special: #1
Spider-Man One-Shots: Inhumanity Superior #1
Web of Spider-Man Annual: #2 [Pt 1]
Superior Spider-Man Team-Up Special: #1
I’m just a friendly neighborhood Spider-Man fan. I don’t want to divulge any personal information other than my comic insights and preferences. I could be anyone you imagine I am, but whoever you picture will never be who I truly am. (But, if you want, you can think of me as a rich, handsome doctor.) Heck, the name Cody Wilson may even be a pen name. I am simply a person who enjoys comic books and that is all.
I collect everything Spider-Man, Fantastic Four, and usually Avengers.
I would love to say that the reason I enjoy Spider-Man is that I could relate to him as a teenager. Or that he has helped me through hard times throughout my life. Or something inspirational. But I can’t. I like Spidey because he is a character that can fit in every type of story.
“What do I mean?” you ask. Well, when you decide to read a Punisher or Batman ongoing book, you know you are usually picking up a dark, street-level story. When you read a Nova or Guardians of the Galaxy book, you are usually getting an intergalactic space-battle story. When you read a Hulk book, you are usually picking up a book with muscular guys punching each other in the face. But when you pick up a Spidey book, you never really know what type of story you will be reading. You could be reading a dark, street-level story. Or an upbeat, fun story. Or a horror story. Or a sci-fi story. Or a supernatural story.
No! Don't make me pick any favorites! I enjoy many comics for many different reasons. I love Stan Lee, Steve Ditko, and John Romita's Amazing for its heart, fun, and overall originality. Although I haven’t read all of it, I enjoy Roger Stern and John Romita Jr.’s Amazing run for its overall resourceful use of villains and out-of-the-box stories. I revel in JM DeMatteis’s various stories for their emotional and psychological elements. I appreciate Brian Michael Bendis and Mark Bagley's Ultimate Spider-Man for its authentic teenage voice and drama. I appreciate Dan Slott’s Amazing and Superior because of the overall inventiveness and brilliant plotting.
While I can’t pick a definite favorite writer, my favorite artist is Mark Bagley. Bagley balances action and drama wonderfully and his pages really flow well. While his art today isn’t as great as it has been, his Ultimate Spider-Man work is classic. I’ve always enjoyed Bagley’s consistency and how he manages to draw at least one comic every month.