THE UNTOLD STORY

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twitter.com/seanhowe:

    This is not an April Fools joke.

    Above, you’ll see John Romita’s original art for the cover to Amazing Spider-Man #121. That issue contains one of the most important stories in the history of Marvel Comics; if you’re not familiar with it, you can read plenty about it at its Wikipedia page. It was written by Gerry Conway.

    It’s also the basis for the next Spider-Man movie, which comes out next month.

    Now, you’d think that Sony Pictures could find a seat for Gerry Conway. But according to the author of “The Night Gwen Stacy Died,” Sony has yet to acknowledge him.

    Last year I went to a press screening of Fox Entertainment’s THE WOLVERINE with Chris Claremont, the writer of the movie’s source material. Claremont was my plus one—he hadn’t been invited to a premiere or a screening. We watched the closing credits together, searching in vain for his name. (Marvel Entertainment and its parent corporation, The Walt Disney Company, have their own checkered history with treatment of talent, but neither THE WOLVERINE nor AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2 were produced by them.)

    Do you think this is acceptable behavior toward creators? Should Gerry Conway have to take to social media to get an invitation the premiere of a movie based on his work? It’s not like he’s asking for any of the QUARTER OF A BILLION DOLLARS the movie is expected to bring in at the box office.

    Here is Gerry Conway’s Twitter account; have a look. And please consider helping him get the word out.

    #inviteGerryConway


    UPDATE:

    Props to Justin Sullivan at the LA Times for covering this.
    http://herocomplex.latimes.com/movies/amazing-spider-man-2-gerry-conway-campaigns-for-premiere-invite/

    — 4 months ago with 287 notes
    #spider-man  #spider man  #gerry conway  #gwen stacy  #invitegerryconway  #john romita  #gil kane 
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