Thursday, March 16, 2023


In less than a week, the final issue of Spider-Man: The Lost Hunt hits shops. It's a three-way showdown between Spidey, Gregor, and Aja Orisha. No, make that four way—because Mary Jane isn't one to stand on the sidelines.

I've had a blast with this series and I hope you enjoy our concluding chapter. (Will there be more new Spidey tales ahead for me? Time will tell...)

Monday, March 6, 2023


Had a very lengthy, deep-dive conversation with comic book great Mark Millar for his Millar Time podcast. We went down some familiar roads—talking about my career and favorite projects—and some unexpected: discussing God, life, the universe, and everything. Big thanks to Mark for a delightful conversation. Hope you all enjoy it!


Here's Part One of a two part conversation I had with the Welcome to Geektown podcast, discussing the early days of my career, as well as some ancicent Spider-Man story about Kraven the Hunter.  Enjoy!

Update:  Part Two has been released and you can listen to it here.

Saturday, February 25, 2023


"To penetrate into the essence of all being and significance and to release the fragrance of that inner attainment for the guidance and benefit of others, by expressing, in the world of forms, truth, love, purity and beauty—this is the sole game which has intrinsic and absolute worth. All other happenings, incidents and attainments in themselves can have no lasting importance."
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Tuesday, February 21, 2023


Every once in a while, some imposter accounts show up on Instagram pretending to be me, so let's keep this short and sweet:  My ONLY Instagram account is jm.dematteis.  That's it.  Any others are fakes.  Please BLOCK and REPORT them.  Thanks!

Friday, February 17, 2023


I’ve been thinking about comic books these past few days.  I know, I know, it’s what I do for a living, so I’m always thinking about comics—but I’m thinking specifically of the incredible impact they’ve had on my life.  

As a kid, comics (and I include the comic 
strips that were my introduction to the form; reading the New York Daily News comics section every Sunday was a Weekly Event of Major Magnitude) entertained me, nurtured me, provided an escape from family dysfunction, exploded my imagination, inspired my creative self, and helped transform me into a voracious reader.  For that alone, the gods of comics deserve my eternal gratitude.

The icing on the cake is that, as an adult, they’ve provided me with a still-flourishing career, introduced me to an extraordinary group of friends, fans, and collaborators, opened doors into creative opportunities in television, film, and
prose—and so much more.

Not bad for a form of entertainment that, for a good part of my life, was looked down upon with mockery and disdain by many, if not most, adults.  Of course, comics have gone on to completely conquer the worlds of film, television, and video games, absolutely dominating our pop culture consciousness; but, for me, it all comes back to a kid sprawled out on the living room floor in his Brooklyn apartment—eyes wide, mouth agape—so entranced by those colorful pages that, like Alice down the rabbit hole, he fell headlong into other worlds and dimensions that quite literally transformed his life. 

So I raise a glass and give thanks to Dondi and Dick Tracy…Casper and Hot Stuff… Superman and Batman…Sgt. Rock, Sgt. Fury, and Sad Sack…Spider-Man, the Fantastic Four and, well, the entire population of the Comic Book Cosmos.

What a wonderful place to live.

©copyright 2023 J.M. DeMatteis

Monday, February 13, 2023


Spider-Man: The Lost Hunt #4—the penultimate issue in the series—is out Wednesday. Here's the hype, along with some preview pages. Enjoy!

DEATH AND REBIRTH! As Peter finds himself beaten and broken, all seems lost. But who stopped Gregor from landing a killing blow? Find out as we learn about the secret history of the Kravinoff Legacy and the mysterious figure who taught Sergei all he knew!

Written by: J. M. DeMatteis
Art by: Belardino Brabo, Eder Messias, Travis Foreman, Cris Peter, Marguerite Sauvage, Neeraj Menon, Dee Cunniffe
Cover by: Ryan Brown