Keith R. A. DeCandido

Keith R. A. DeCandido has been a fan of Spider-Man since seeing his live-action adventures on “The Electric Company” as a kid. His first short story sale and first novel sale were both collaborative Spider-Man tales (“An Evening in the Bronx with Venom” with John Gregory Betancourt in 1994’s The Ultimate Spider-Man and Venom’s Wrath with José R. Nieto in 1998), and solo he’s also written a Spidey short story (“Arms and the Man” in 1997’s Untold Tales of Spider-Man) and a Spidey novel (Down These Mean Streets in 2005). He’s become a regular Smart Pop contributor, having also written essays in Finding Serenity, The Man from Krypton, Star Wars on Trial, The Unauthorized X-Men and King Kong Is Back!, with more to come. Find out less at his official Web site at

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