But outside of Bruce Wayne, or Kal L, no other character is as beloved for their civilian life as well as their alter ego, as Peter Parker is. Steve doesn't come close.
I'm not saying his run has been bad. It hasn't been bad and at times I loved his run. But I don't think people breath the name Dan Slott in the same breath as someone like Ed Brubaker or Grant Morrison (although I don't care much for Morrison).
With Ed, I'd say his first fifty issues of Cap got the widest acclaim. His later issues, not as much -- albeit far from bad, of course. People just weren't talking about it as much as his early stuff.
I know Kevin Nichols through a guy that knows a gal. Small world!
If nihilism didn't take some delight in destruction one might suspect nihilists were an unnaturally morbid sort.
It's not the same. Not in volume of those who love these characters is my point.
Oh, and chill with the snark. It's unnecessary.