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MARVEL.COM: You included punk references in your SPIDER-PUNK miniseries. Can you drop a hint on your favorite?
CODY ZIGLAR: Getting Tasky the Fiend’s skull and an evil lock were absolutely my favorite bits we got into.
MARVEL.COM: Enabled THE MARVEL PULL LISTyou talked about the punk playlist you’ve set up for the series, with seven songs representing each issue (for a total of 35). Could you detail the seven songs you chose for number 1 and how they fit perfectly in this story?
CODY ZIGLAR: Of course, the songs are “Enemy” by Slant, “Kick Out the Jams” by MC5, “Wart Hog” by The Ramones, “Ace of Spades” by Motörhead, “Now I Wanna Sniff Some Glue” by The Ramones, “We ‘d Have a Riot Doing Heroin’ by The Queers, and ‘Hybrid Moments’ by Misfits.
I don’t have the space to explain why everyone was cast, but the short answer is that it felt like the appropriate pace for a roller coaster ride, which rises and falls as the action drops and mounted. Also, I wanted someone to fire up “Hybrid Moments” as they turn the page for Taskmaster’s big reveal.
MARVEL.COM: Which song from the playlist do you think will surprise readers the most, and why?
CODY ZIGLAR: Maybe “Brand New” by the Beastie Boys or “Teenager” by Jeff Rosenstock. I would say most people might not remember that the Beastie Boys were a solid punk/hardcore band before they were embraced by the New York hip hop scene. For Jeff, I feel like people know he has such a pool of songs to pull from, but “Teenager” always felt like such a great song to play in the credits.