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Capt. Nas-Vell!




I don't think I'm going to get it.
I know I'll be picking up "Brand New Day" (some of my favorite writers are working on that revamp), but I'm still not sold on "One More Day". I guess it's because Spidey's been put through the wringer so many times lately, and we've been told to buy all these mini-events and they've been absolutely bad.

The Other was shockingly bad (except for Peter David's parts).
Back in Black (in Amazing) was pointless and anticlimactic, and made my childhood hero a complete nutcase.

Will OMD be any better? Especially because it's by the same guy who did the aforementioned "events"?

So...what about the rest of youse?

Captain Nas-Vell!


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Sekhem




Pointless. That's the best word to describe most of the major Spider-Man "events" of recent years. Lately, the House of Ideas has been the House of Wasted Ideas as none of the "major" events seem to have been followed up on or even remembered a few issues later.

Disassembled -- Forgotten and redone in The Other
House of M -- Memories and angst from them never appear again
The Other -- Any writer but PAD remember this even happened?
Civil War -- Alright, I'll grant that the Civil War/Iron Man/Iron Spider had impact
Unmasked -- Tons of story potential but once again only PAD seemed to use it for any substance. Could most of the stories in the other titles have been told without it? Pretty much. But, credit to writers for at least remembering this happened.
Back in Black -- Climaxed in Part 4. Part 5 went nowhere. Aside from the costume, ignored in other Spider-Man appearances. (see New Avengers)

Of course, if OMD/BND is a retcon or "reset" then pretty much all of JMS's run (or further back depending on how far they take it) has been pointless.

I'll give OMD a chance, but if 20 years of character development are suddenly made pointless, seems to me like OMD will be a good jumping off point.

> I don't think I'm going to get it.
> I know I'll be picking up "Brand New Day" (some of my favorite writers are working on that revamp), but I'm still not sold on "One More Day". I guess it's because Spidey's been put through the wringer so many times lately, and we've been told to buy all these mini-events and they've been absolutely bad.
>
> The Other was shockingly bad (except for Peter David's parts).
> Back in Black (in Amazing) was pointless and anticlimactic, and made my childhood hero a complete nutcase.
>
> Will OMD be any better? Especially because it's by the same guy who did the aforementioned "events"?
>
> So...what about the rest of youse?
>
> Captain Nas-Vell!


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Dr. Shallot




I'll get it, but I'm not going to be rushing to the store with baited breath. For example, this upcoming week I won't be picking up the first chapter. I'll get it eventually and will probably be completely spoiled by the time I do get it, but I have a budget and some titles I have to put off, usually the ones I'm indifferent to. Amazing certainly qualifies there.



I've already heard that there are delays. I'm not shocked as Quesada + any project = delay. The Sensational and FNSM chapters I'm getting just so I can complete my runs on both of those titles. So I might as well get the whole thing.



I'll give each creative team that is participating in "Brand New Day" one arc to impress me, then pick and choose from there.



As you mentioned, all the "events" have worn me down and made me pessimistic. I enjoyed both Sensational and FNSM, but they are getting the axe. I'll be happy if Brand New Day breathes new life into the character, but at this point I'm a bit cynical, despite the quality of some of the creative teams.












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GammaSpidey




Yeah, I'll pick up JMS' swan song from the title... I'm skeptical but I want to see what he's got planned. More interested in how it sets the stage for 'Brand New Day' honestly.


> I don't think I'm going to get it.
> I know I'll be picking up "Brand New Day" (some of my favorite writers are working on that revamp), but I'm still not sold on "One More Day". I guess it's because Spidey's been put through the wringer so many times lately, and we've been told to buy all these mini-events and they've been absolutely bad.
>
> The Other was shockingly bad (except for Peter David's parts).
> Back in Black (in Amazing) was pointless and anticlimactic, and made my childhood hero a complete nutcase.
>
> Will OMD be any better? Especially because it's by the same guy who did the aforementioned "events"?
>
> So...what about the rest of youse?
>
> Captain Nas-Vell!


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Philmer-Ken




> Pointless. That's the best word to describe most of the major Spider-Man "events" of recent years. Lately, the House of Ideas has been the House of Wasted Ideas as none of the "major" events seem to have been followed up on or even remembered a few issues later.
>
> Disassembled -- Forgotten and redone in The Other
> House of M -- Memories and angst from them never appear again
> The Other -- Any writer but PAD remember this even happened?
> Civil War -- Alright, I'll grant that the Civil War/Iron Man/Iron Spider had impact
> Unmasked -- Tons of story potential but once again only PAD seemed to use it for any substance. Could most of the stories in the other titles have been told without it? Pretty much. But, credit to writers for at least remembering this happened.
> Back in Black -- Climaxed in Part 4. Part 5 went nowhere. Aside from the costume, ignored in other Spider-Man appearances. (see New Avengers)
>
> Of course, if OMD/BND is a retcon or "reset" then pretty much all of JMS's run (or further back depending on how far they take it) has been pointless.
>
> I'll give OMD a chance, but if 20 years of character development are suddenly made pointless, seems to me like OMD will be a good jumping off point.

I am in 100% agreement with you right there. I'm here through OMD, but if it negates the last 20 yrs, or makes it that Pete and MJ never got married, then it's the perfect ending of the Spider-Man chapter for me. Hopefully if they do negate the marriage, and OMD is the last day they spend married, It'll be heart wrenching and I'll be happy to call it a day after that. Just means I'll no longer buy 4 titles. (Right now I buy all three main titles - soon to be one three times a month - and New avengers for spidey, so thats four titles I can save money on or buy other titles I guess) I have been thinking of trying Batman, Superman or a few other DC titles anyway. Anyone hear about Batman and the Outsiders starting back up?

- Philmer-Ken


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Blargh





> House of M -- Memories and angst from them never appear again

While I was dissapointed that no one followed up on this, it's worth pointing out that the writer of House of M: Spider-Man hasn't worked on any of the books. PAD and JMS seem to pretty much have their runs planned out, so I don't see why another writer should feel obligated to put something in they didn't write, possibly putting off another story that they did want to tell.

> The Other -- Any writer but PAD remember this even happened?
> Civil War -- Alright, I'll grant that the Civil War/Iron Man/Iron Spider had impact
> Unmasked -- Tons of story potential but once again only PAD seemed to use it for any substance. Could most of the stories in the other titles have been told without it? Pretty much. But, credit to writers for at least remembering this happened.
> Back in Black -- Climaxed in Part 4. Part 5 went nowhere. Aside from the costume, ignored in other Spider-Man appearances. (see New Avengers)
>
> Of course, if OMD/BND is a retcon or "reset" then pretty much all of JMS's run (or further back depending on how far they take it) has been pointless.
>
> I'll give OMD a chance, but if 20 years of character development are suddenly made pointless, seems to me like OMD will be a good jumping off point.
>
> > I don't think I'm going to get it.
> > I know I'll be picking up "Brand New Day" (some of my favorite writers are working on that revamp), but I'm still not sold on "One More Day". I guess it's because Spidey's been put through the wringer so many times lately, and we've been told to buy all these mini-events and they've been absolutely bad.
> >
> > The Other was shockingly bad (except for Peter David's parts).
> > Back in Black (in Amazing) was pointless and anticlimactic, and made my childhood hero a complete nutcase.
> >
> > Will OMD be any better? Especially because it's by the same guy who did the aforementioned "events"?
> >
> > So...what about the rest of youse?
> >
> > Captain Nas-Vell!


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Sekhem





> > House of M -- Memories and angst from them never appear again
>
> While I was dissapointed that no one followed up on this, it's worth > pointing out that the writer of House of M: Spider-Man hasn't worked > on any of the books. PAD and JMS seem to pretty much have their runs
> planned out, so I don't see why another writer should feel obligated > to put something in they didn't write, possibly putting off another
> story that they did want to tell.


Of course, this is a matter of personal preference, but in my formative comic reading years, I remember events like Secret Wars, Secret Wars II, Inferno, and the Mutant Massacre/Fall of the Mutants that had impact across a variety of titles, even though those titles had different writers and didn't think up the mega-arc themselves (or even if the central characters of the title weren't involved.) Heck, even non-mega events had lasting repurcussions. I seem to remember an issue of ASM, shortly after MJ re-enters Peter's life, where they bond in part by Peter talking about the effects Sin-Eater (which was in PPtSM) and the Hobgoblin had on him and the PPtSM Black Cat arcs (w/ Doc Ock) that led to a number of plots and issues in ASM and Web. The reason some of the "classic" arcs of all time are considered classic is because they had lasting repurcussions that wove themselves into the mythos from that point forward.

That sustained interconnectivity helped maintain an illusion of reality and a consistent universe. The modern focus on each writer having his own vision, every title (or every arc) being cut off from every other arc might make the titles more accessible, but it also makes them more disposable, IMHO.

But really, if something is supposed to be a "once in a lifetime character changing event" or "the most important Spider-man story ever!"(as we have been promised about three times in the last four years), I'd have liked it to maybe matter for at least a few months after its conclusion. I'm wacky like that \:\)

I'm willing to try new directions and different angles/approaches, but I want the narrative to matter.


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btzillaguy




I'll be getting it. I have most of JMS' run, and I am curious as to how "One More Day" at least sets the table for "Brand New Day."


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Jeremiah Ecks




Not getting it.
But it may determine whether I would want to come back into the mix post-OMD.

-Jeremiah Ecks,
who sincerely doubts that.

> I don't think I'm going to get it.
> I know I'll be picking up "Brand New Day" (some of my favorite writers are working on that revamp), but I'm still not sold on "One More Day". I guess it's because Spidey's been put through the wringer so many times lately, and we've been told to buy all these mini-events and they've been absolutely bad.
>
> The Other was shockingly bad (except for Peter David's parts).
> Back in Black (in Amazing) was pointless and anticlimactic, and made my childhood hero a complete nutcase.
>
> Will OMD be any better? Especially because it's by the same guy who did the aforementioned "events"?
>
> So...what about the rest of youse?
>
> Captain Nas-Vell!


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Scott




> I don't think I'm going to get it.
> I know I'll be picking up "Brand New Day" (some of my favorite writers are working on that revamp), but I'm still not sold on "One More Day". I guess it's because Spidey's been put through the wringer so many times lately, and we've been told to buy all these mini-events and they've been absolutely bad.
>
> The Other was shockingly bad (except for Peter David's parts).
> Back in Black (in Amazing) was pointless and anticlimactic, and made my childhood hero a complete nutcase.
>
> Will OMD be any better? Especially because it's by the same guy who did the aforementioned "events"?
>
> So...what about the rest of youse?

Count me in. I enjoyed Back in Black. The Other was not good but the only parts that sucked were Hudlin's contribution. OMD might be a classic. Or maybe not. But I doubt it will be terrible.
>
> Captain Nas-Vell!


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BMK!




> I don't think I'm going to get it.
> I know I'll be picking up "Brand New Day" (some of my favorite writers are working on that revamp), but I'm still not sold on "One More Day". I guess it's because Spidey's been put through the wringer so many times lately, and we've been told to buy all these mini-events and they've been absolutely bad.
>
> The Other was shockingly bad (except for Peter David's parts).
> Back in Black (in Amazing) was pointless and anticlimactic, and made my childhood hero a complete nutcase.
>
> Will OMD be any better? Especially because it's by the same guy who did the aforementioned "events"?
>
> So...what about the rest of youse?
>
> Captain Nas-Vell!

I only really enjoyed JMS's run for the first year or so and I stopped collecting after the Sins Past debacle, though I kept up with what went on in the books. I came back for The Other (another travesty) and dropped it cold again. I am very excited for Brand New Day and fully plan on collecting ASM once more, but I figure I would also pick up One More Day, because good or bad, I've been around for most of his milestone changes.

-BMK!-


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PDT




I'll be getting it. I'm looking forward to it.


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Spiffy




> I don't think I'm going to get it.
> I know I'll be picking up "Brand New Day" (some of my favorite writers are working on that revamp), but I'm still not sold on "One More Day". I guess it's because Spidey's been put through the wringer so many times lately, and we've been told to buy all these mini-events and they've been absolutely bad.
>
> The Other was shockingly bad (except for Peter David's parts).
> Back in Black (in Amazing) was pointless and anticlimactic, and made my childhood hero a complete nutcase.
>
> Will OMD be any better? Especially because it's by the same guy who did the aforementioned "events"?
>
> So...what about the rest of youse?
>

I may be doing a LOT of reading IN my comic book store.

As for POST-OMD/BND? I'm split. On one hand I hate to support this move. On the other hand, I'm a Dan Slott fan and want his issues to get huge numbers. Well, assuming BND is more up to the quality of Avengers Initiative (where Slott is doing really well) and is better than the Free Comic Book Day issue (which I didn't like).


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Alextron




> I don't think I'm going to get it.
No, not getting it.

> I know I'll be picking up "Brand New Day" (some of my favorite writers are working on that revamp), but I'm still not sold on "One More Day". I guess it's because Spidey's been put through the wringer so many times lately, and we've been told to buy all these mini-events and they've been absolutely bad.
>
> The Other was shockingly bad (except for Peter David's parts).

Yeah, pretty bad. What the hell is 'The OTher' anyway.

> Back in Black (in Amazing) was pointless and anticlimactic, and made my childhood hero a complete nutcase.
>

People are saying 'bring back Ben Reilly.'
> Will OMD be any better? Especially because it's by the same guy who did the aforementioned "events"?
>
> So...what about the rest of youse?
>
> Captain Nas-Vell!


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SEHS66




I have no interest in it what so ever.


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AJ




> I don't think I'm going to get it.
> I know I'll be picking up "Brand New Day" (some of my favorite writers are working on that revamp), but I'm still not sold on "One More Day". I guess it's because Spidey's been put through the wringer so many times lately, and we've been told to buy all these mini-events and they've been absolutely bad.
>
> The Other was shockingly bad (except for Peter David's parts).
> Back in Black (in Amazing) was pointless and anticlimactic, and made my childhood hero a complete nutcase.
>
> Will OMD be any better? Especially because it's by the same guy who did the aforementioned "events"?
>
> So...what about the rest of youse?
>
> Captain Nas-Vell!

AJ

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jedispyder




> I don't think I'm going to get it.
> I know I'll be picking up "Brand New Day" (some of my favorite writers are working on that revamp), but I'm still not sold on "One More Day". I guess it's because Spidey's been put through the wringer so many times lately, and we've been told to buy all these mini-events and they've been absolutely bad.
>
> The Other was shockingly bad (except for Peter David's parts).
> Back in Black (in Amazing) was pointless and anticlimactic, and made my childhood hero a complete nutcase.
>
> Will OMD be any better? Especially because it's by the same guy who did the aforementioned "events"?
>
> So...what about the rest of youse?
>
> Captain Nas-Vell!


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