If I were James Lipton I’d have to say, “I have read Strange Tales #1… and it is awesome.” Forgive me for gushing, but no single issue I’ve read lately has brought such pure delight (I know that sounds kinda dopey, but it’s appropriate) to my grizzled soul, such a contented smile to my cynical face as this comic has.
Sean T. Collins has more contributors interviews over at Marvel.com, this time with the lovely and talented Molly Crabapple.
Marvel.com: It’s cool that you’re able to use the piece for more than just a goofy romp with a Marvel character. Was that important to you, as an artist?
Molly Crabapple: I always like to do pieces that are a little more thoughtful and challenging. I mean, I have no problem with goofy romps, but it’s a lot more fun to be able to take a Marvel character and put an entirely different spin on them.
Marvel.com: So what’s your STRANGE TALES story about?
Junko Mizuno: Spider-Man and Mary Jane move to a town inhabited by Spider-People. In a town where everyone has the ability to web, Spider-Man finds it hard to be a hero and MJ makes every effort to help him stand out.
Marvel.com: So is Mary Jane the real hero of the story?
Junko Mizuno: I don’t think so…There’s no hero in the story. You’ll see when you read it.
Marvel.com: Why’d you select Spidey and MJ to work with?
Junko Mizuno: I picked them because I like drawing spiders and redhead girls.
She’s fantastic, and so is this comic.