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Subj: Re: CBR speculation about Amazing #800
Posted: Sun Dec 31, 2017 at 06:52:22 am EST (Viewed 165 times)
Reply Subj: Re: CBR speculation about Amazing #800
Posted: Thu Dec 28, 2017 at 11:18:06 pm EST (Viewed 195 times)
If and... I mean IF... the marriage comes back, it could always be believed that it was a type of trial separation. At least that is what they could have people believe.
That takes care of the relationship status.
I'm not going to lie, I dropped spider0man three stories into Brand New Day, since I thought Peter was being written poorly. I have no deep knowledge except for a few issues of stories here and there, Renew your Vows, and Superior Spider-man. can't comment deeply.
However... it could be reveled that other relationships were sort of agents nudged my Mephisto to keep them apart. Or even his agents... Slott isn't known for great characterization, so there wouldn't be anything messy.
If they did go the trial separation route, with only one point to change,not much continuity would be hurt.
For that mater, didn't Mephisto make it so the Heroes ended up wiping minds of the world? Just keep that.
I think HArry's death should be final. I think him being brought back to life as a way to regress Peter is a cool idea. I think that being why Kraven was back as well is an idea. Sort of a psychological/spiritual push to undo the emotion, kraven Last Hunting him is what solidified the marriage in many minds.
You could also use such an idea as to why Peter was acting like a character from the Big Bang Theory... in the issues I read.
It was all to keep them apart.
Of course, given Marvel's claim that continuity was unchanged, there is no reason those returns wouldn't have happened.
Aunt May is a complicated one.
I would say all you really have to do, is have Pete and MJ remember, and then get remarried. The rest of the world may still forget. Mephisto said he wanted their marriage not an alternate reality. If Peter is still badly damaged by this reality (which PArker Industries may have done) He may leave it intact as a win, he is the devil.
Of course this robs us of an altercation where Aunt May is angry at Peter for rejecting a marriage SHE fought for, and spurning the woman she views as a daughter.
There is also the fact that in some Faustian stories, if the devil beaks the deal, the human gets to set the terms of how things are put right.
Of course, this is all meaningless. As much as I want the marriage back, adn yes there have been some strange coincidences that may seem like pushing it towards that, I don't believe it will.
I think Marvel and Slott want us to think so, to drive up sales.
Point is, is COULD be all put back together in a workable way, if thewriter has talent and skill.
And yes, it will probably work on me, and there is an almost a full decade of missing spider-stories in my collection.