Name: Robert J. Sodaro (E-Mail)
Status: Single/divorced, children, pets, the works.
Current Position: Senior Title Coordinator, Staff Reviewer
Occupation: Writer, Editor, Computer Graphic Production Artist, Philosopher.
Year of Birth: 1955
City: Norwalk, CT, US of A.
Personal Website: freelanceink.blogspot.com/
Current Titles: 7-Eleven (Series 2, Marvel Plastic Cups), 7-Eleven (Series 3, Marvel Drinking Glasses), Black Cat, Blade (Vol. 5), Breaking into Comics the Marvel Way, Burger King Spider-Man 3, Carls, Jr. Spider-Man #1 Toys, Comics Values Annual, Durga, Ender's Shadow, Foolkiller, Free Comic Book Day, GLA, Hardee's Marvel story cups (1990), Hardees (Marvel Super-Heroes Vehicles), Hungry Jack (Australian), Imperfects, KFC Heroes, Love And Capes, Marvel Adventures Spider-Man, Marvel Adventures Super Heroes, Marvel Holiday Special, Marvel Milestone Edition, Marvel Reports, Maverick, McDonald's Marvel Super Heroes, McDonald's Marvel Super Heroes II, McDonald's Spider-Man Toys, New Avengers (Military - AAFES), Target Presents: Reading to the Rescue, Sledge Hammer, Son of M, Spider-Man Books (XYZ), Spider-Man Classic, Spider-Man Collectible Series (Newspaper), Spider-Man India, Spider-Man Magazine (Vol. 3), Spider-Man Marvel Adventures, Mini-Comics B&W Reprints (Giveaway), Spider-Man Secret Wars, Spider-Woman One-Shots, Spidery-Mon, Stormbreaker, Subway Spider-Man, Superhero Merchandise Catalog, Trashmasters, The Ultimates 2, White Castle Marvel Buckets
American Needle: #15
Amazing Spider-Man Promo (NACME): Minorities in Engineering Riot At Robotworld
Avengers Classic: #11 [Pt 2]
Blade (Vol. 5): #1
Convention Promo (Big Apple): Big Apple Con Convention Book 2009
Love And Capes: #4
Marvel Adventures Spider-Man: #1, #10, #11, #12, #13, #14 [Pt 1], #14 [Pt 2], #15, #16, #17, #18, #19, #2, #20 [Pt 1], #20 [Pt 2], #21, #22 [Pt 1], #22 [Pt 2], #23, #24 [Pt 1], #24 [Pt 2], #25, #26, #27, #28, #29, #3, #30, #31, #32 [Pt 1], #32 [Pt 2], #33, #34 [Pt 1], #34 [Pt 2], #35, #36 [Pt 1], #36 [Pt 2], #37 [Pt 1], #37 [Pt 2], #38 [Pt 1], #38 [Pt 2], #39 [Pt 1], #39 [Pt 2], #4, #40 [Pt 1], #40 [Pt 2], #41, #42, #43, #44, #45, #46, #47, #48, #49, #5, #50 [Pt 1], #50 [Pt 2], #51, #52, #53, #54, #55, #56, #57, #58, #59, #6, #60, #61, #7, #8, #9
Marvel (Ashcan): 2005
Marvel Promo (Misc): Amtrak: All Aboard, BBDO Campbell's Diversity Ultimate/Ultimate X-Men, Bubblicious Bursts Bubble Trouble, Discovery Kids Tutenstein, Elks USA Hard Choices, FDNY Custom Comics, American Dental Association Heroes vs. Plaque, Home Depot Safety Heroes, Florida Marlins Billy Marlin, Appears, Office Max/Teachers Count Brain Drain!, SM3 Movie Prequel, SM3 Black, Toy Fair Special, Universal Studios Marvel Superhero Island Adventures [Pt 1]
Marvel Reports: Marvel 1991 Annual Report, 1991 Third Quarter Report, Marvel 1992 Annual Report, 1992 Third Quarter Report, Marvel 1993 Annual Report, 1993 First Quarter Report, 1993 Second Quarter Report, 1993 Third Quarter Report, Marvel 1994 Annual Report, 1994 First Quarter Report, 1994 Second Quarter Report, 1994 Third Quarter Report, Marvel 1995 Annual Report, 1995 First Quarter Report, 1995 Second Quarter Report, 1995 Third Quarter Report
Marvel Reprints (Promo): Hulk/Iron Man Promo
Marvel Sketchbooks & Samplers: Avengers/Invaders Sketchbook
MegaMorphs Toys Mini-Comic: Marvel MegaMorphs Toys Mini-Comic
Paradise Books: Spider-Man Pop-Up: SM & Friends Pop-Up Farmyard Fun
Amazing Spider-Man Promo (Drakes Cakes 1994): #2
Pronto Comics: Adventures of Hot Girl & Totally Hot Girl
Secret Invasion: One Shots: Secret Invasion Prologue
She-Hulk (Vol. 4): #11
Sledge Hammer: #2
Spectrum Catalog (Vol. 3): #2
Amazing Spider-Man (Vol. 1): #573 [Pt 2]
Spider-Man Books (XYZ): Lights, Camera, Danger!
Spider-Man Family One-Shots: Family [Pt 1]
Spider-Man Memorabilia: Toilet Paper Amazing " Gamma Gambit"
Spider-Man Promo (American Cancer Society): ACS - Smokescreen
Amazing Spider-Man: You're Hired! (NYC) New York Daily News Tabloid-Sized Insert: Amazing You're Hired! NYC
Spider-Man Recap One-Shots: Ultimate 100 Project
Spider-Woman One-Shots: Giant-Size Spider-Woman #1 [Pt 1]
What If? (One Shots): What If... Aunt May had died instead of Uncle Ben
Wolverine/Power Pack: #1 [Pt 2]
Wolverine (Vol. 3): #31
X-Men/Power Pack: #1
Back in 1962 Robert J. ("Bob") Sodaro was bitten by a radioactive comicbook, and has been hooked ever since. With a nearly complete collection, he is clearly a hardcore Spidey fan. Bob has actually worked as a writer for many comic book fan mags, plus, he is the author of a book on fast food collectables (Kiddie Meal Collectables), as well as on on advertising trivia (Trivia Mania: Commercials and Ads).
Bob also wrote the (admittedly short-lived) comic-book Agent Unknown, which was published by Renegade Press in the late '70s. He is currently not only the features editor for Comics Values Annual, but he is a the Communications Director for Guild Works Productions, as well as a regular contributor to the company's line of comics (Psychosis! and CAG).
Bob has just recently begun working for Marvel Comics again (after a 12 year absence). Among the writing that he is doing for Marvel is contributing to The Official Index to the Marvel Universe (beginning with issue #2 of that title).
All non-reprint Spider-titles (yes, all of them!). As well as any title that regularly features Spidey or his kith and/or kin, plus every appearance of him another title
Over the years, I have amassed literally thousands of comics from all publishers, but have remained loyal to Marvel. My Spider-Man collection begins at Amazing Fantasy #15 and runs through all first-run Spider-Titles (including guest appearances) to the present day, (with only one smallish 5 or 6-year gap between '96ish and '01ish; but I am not only swiftly filling that in), but am close to completion of that task.
For a while during the '80s and early '90s I actually worked in the comics industry, writing for nearly every fan mag that was published (Amazing Heroes, Wizard, Hero Illustrated, The Comics Buyer's Guide, Flux, The Comics Journal, Combo, Marvel Age, and others). I also did some freelance marketing writing for Marvel, DC, Image, Valiant/Acclaim, Dark Horse, and other publishers.
Although I was reading Spidey comics on and off throughout most of the early '60s & '70s, it wasn't until I got to High School and I met another comicbook fan (with whom I quickly became best friends and sometime after college, for a brief time became roommates) did I seriously get into collecting comics. That was around issue 100 of Amazing Spider-Man.
But mostly I love Spidey because I am, (as my kids remind me) not just a Spider-Geek, but the head Spider-Geek.
[Editor's Note: Claim to position of Head Spider-Geek not independently verified.]
I guess my favorite Spidey stuff is not only the early Lee/Ditko stuff, but the Romita, Sr. period (I especially love the 8-10 issue run about the Tablet around Amazing 60-70. I also really liked Bill Mantlo's run in Spectacular Spider-Man.