Staff : Jeff Caplan
Name: Jeff Caplan (E-Mail)
Status: Single, with several arrests for having too much fun.
Current Position: Former Staff Reviewer
Occupation: Makes a darn good pizza.
Year of Birth: 1986
City: Blacksburg, VA.
Personal Website: onehelluvaguy.livejournal.com/
I saw a request on the site for a reviewer for the [awful] MC2 limited series, "Last Hero Standing," and was anxious to rip it a new one, so I e-mailed Jon. He welcomed me to the staff. I wrote up the reviews, and have been eager to write new ones ever since.
I am a completist, and have collected every core Spider-Man comic and limited series (working my way backwards) back to July of 1983. I really started getting back issues when I went to the San Diego Comic Con for the first time in 2000, and I'm pretty proud of the progress I've made.
The first Spider-Man comic my father brought home was Amazing Spider-Man #400, and it was love at first sight. I'd always had fun watching the cartoons, but when I saw Bagley's art in that heartfelt story of Aunt May's death, I'd found my new favourite title. The concept of Ben Reilly intrigued me, and I made my father put Spidey books on his list at our comic shop.
In no particular order, some of my favourite Spidey stories were Light the Night, Kraven's Last Hunt (sorry, everyone picks that one), the Clone Saga (the idea was good! the execution was bad!), the Death of Jean DeWolfe, the original symbiote saga (not Venom), anything with the Black Cat (especially the Spectacular run when they were an item), the Identity Crisis w/Chameleon, Lifetheft & Pursuit (sorry), and Paul Jenkin's PP#20 & Spect. #27 (I wept for days).