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Preeti Chhibber takes us inside the slice-of-life romantic comedy that is Spider-Man’s Social Dilemma

A video interview about the graphic novel Spider-Man’s Social Dilemma by Preeti Chhibber and Nicoletta Baldari
Ashley V. Robinson and Preeti Chhibber

Spider-Man’s Social Dilemma from Disney Books is a middle grade graphic novel exploring the intersection of social media and superheroing. Peter Parker faces pressure from all aspects of his life as he struggles to balance great power and great responsibility. It’s the first of three middle grade novels set to bring Spider-Man stories a new generation in a new medium and features many Spidey staples.

Popverse’s Ashley V. Robinson was fortunate enough to sit down virtually with Spider-Man’s Social Dilemma writer and “Spider-Man super fan” (as dubbed by Publisher’s Weekly) Preeti Chhibber ahead of Spider-Man’s Social Dilemma’s release this week.

“The idea was: if I could write any Spider-Man book what would it look like?” Chhibber tells Popverse. “And my dream was always a slice-of-life romantic comedy for Peter and MJ and so that is where it started.”

Spider-Man’s Social Dilemma is illustrated by Nicoletta Baldari.

Here is our full 22-minute interview with Preeti Chhibber on Spider-Man’s Social Dilemma:

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About the Author
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Ashley V. Robinson

Popverse video producer

Ashley Victoria Robinson is a Canadian hobbit now living in the United States. She is the Video Producer at Popverse and committed to creating cat-themed content. She has been seen on stage all over the world including: The Wallis Annenberg, Theatre West, Hollywood Fringe Festival, Ottawa Fringe Festival, Youth Infringement Festival, Sock N Buskin, Cupcake Theater, and more. You may know her as the host of the Geek History Lesson podcast (alongside Jason Inman), and was even the face of Twitter marketing for podcasters, along with any number of streaming shows including: Jawiin, Roddenberry Entertainment, Collider, Screen Junkies, DC All-Access, Comicbook.com, Geek Bomb, Geek & Sundry, Hyper RPG, Major Spoilers, and many more. She is the co-creator of The Red Shirt Diaries and has been featured in several international commercial campaigns including being the Podcaster face of Twitter Marketing and Intel alongside The Big Bang Theory's Jim Parsons. Ashley's tv credits include: Good Trouble (Freeform), Snowfall (FX), Pump (Urban Flix TV), and Hotel Secrets & Legends (Discovery Channel,). Her comic book writings Science! The Elements of Dark Energy and the Jupiter Jet series are both award-nominated for Best Graphic Novel.

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