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Iron Man Unit 007

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Reverend Meteor

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Subj: Re: Some Brand New Day questions
Posted: Wed Mar 07, 2018 at 08:07:05 pm EST (Viewed 397 times)
Reply Subj: Re: Some Brand New Day questions
Posted: Wed Mar 07, 2018 at 03:56:17 pm EST (Viewed 411 times)

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    They tried to explain it by saying that they still lived together, so everything happened minus the vows.

    The problem is, as J.M. Dematteis once said, marriage and living with your girlfriend are not the same.

I don't think Aunt May would have approved of Peter living with a girlfriend he wasn't at the very least engaged to. Much less MJ having his baby out of wedlock.

We may be in a modern age but that crusty old crone is old school. She's everyone's religious grandmas and nosy aunts all rolled into one. She would be ashamed to have people know the boy she raised like a son was living in sin. Oh and the invective she would get from Aunt Anna for Peter knocking up her darling MJ and not making an honest woman out of her. It would kill May.

    The weirdest part of all, is that if they hadn't changed continuity more than that one day(as Marvel claims)why is this the thing that splits them up?

    In the end of the day, yes May getting shot is tragic, but weighed against the combined experiences of:
    -losing a child
    - May already seemingly dying in front of Peter
    - Peter's nervous breakdown
    - MJs stalker
    - Venom pulling a Cape Fear
    - Harry Osborn's craziness in the 90s
    - Kraven burying him and taking his identity

Is this stalker you're talking about the person who faked her death or the guy in the early years of the marriage that stalked her?

    doesn't it seem kind of like something Peter and MJ could accept and deal with, certainly mourn, but deal with?

The stalker was the one that faked her death with the exploding plane. I believe Byrne was the writer but don't hold me to that.