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mike schmidt




OK---I read the first two issues of BND and then stopped--wasn't into it. Thing is Spiderman is rather popular in the MU so he's around a lot so I want to understand some things here:

So Pete and MJ are not married. Are they aware that they were ever married? Does everyone in the MU now have this same belief? Do Pete and MJ still know each other? Is it literally "Pete and MJ never happened and no one knows any different"?

Is he still in the Avengers? (he must be) Is his identity public? Is he still a fugitive from Stark etc?


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Pablo D.




> OK---I read the first two issues of BND and then stopped--wasn't into it. Thing is Spiderman is rather popular in the MU so he's around a lot so I want to understand some things here:
>
> So Pete and MJ are not married. Are they aware that they were ever married?

No. Their relationship still happened pretty much the same (meaning they still lived together, etc.) but they never signed the little legal document that says they were married. Why? We don't know. All it's been said is that something happened on their wedding day that kept them from doing it.

> Does everyone in the MU now have this same belief?

Yes.

> Do Pete and MJ still know each other?

Yeah. Like I said, still basically the same relationship.
>
> Is he still in the Avengers? (he must be)

Yeah.

> Is his identity public?

Nope.

> Is he still a fugitive from Stark etc?

Well, he's unregistered, so by default, yes. And yes, there is still bad blood between him and Tony.


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Unstable Molecule





>
> > Is he still a fugitive from Stark etc?
>
> Well, he's unregistered, so by default, yes. And yes, there is still bad blood between him and Tony.

My take on this is that Peter didn't want to register, so instead, he quit being Spider-Man (much the same way Firestar walked away from super-hero life). The registration act only penalizes people who actively use unregistered super-powers, and Spidey chose not to use them. Also, the issue didn't mention Iron Man or his relationship to Spider-man, did it?


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Pablo D.




> My take on this is that Peter didn't want to register, so instead, he quit being Spider-Man (much the same way Firestar walked away from super-hero life). The registration act only penalizes people who actively use unregistered super-powers, and Spidey chose not to use them. Also, the issue didn't mention Iron Man or his relationship to Spider-man, did it?

No, but this was stated by Steve Wacker in this interview: http://forum.newsarama.com/showthread.php?t=142504


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chrisk7877




> > My take on this is that Peter didn't want to register, so instead, he quit being Spider-Man (much the same way Firestar walked away from super-hero life). The registration act only penalizes people who actively use unregistered super-powers, and Spidey chose not to use them. Also, the issue didn't mention Iron Man or his relationship to Spider-man, did it?
>
> No, but this was stated by Steve Wacker in this interview: http://forum.newsarama.com/showthread.php?t=142504

Does anyone else get the impression that the new team is trying to channel Stan Lee back during Spidey's early days, with all of that nonsensical wordplay scattered all through that interview?


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Pablo D.




> Does anyone else get the impression that the new team is trying to channel Stan Lee back during Spidey's early days, with all of that nonsensical wordplay scattered all through that interview?

That's Steve Wacker. He's pretty hilarious (as someone once said, if you're called Wacker you pretty much have to be funny). I actually was thinking maybe he could write a Spidey story someday, see how he does. At least it would be guaranteed to be funny.


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Tekva




Marvel doesn't mind if MJ and Peter sleep together...they just don't want them making a grown up commitment.

> > OK---I read the first two issues of BND and then stopped--wasn't into it. Thing is Spiderman is rather popular in the MU so he's around a lot so I want to understand some things here:
> >
> > So Pete and MJ are not married. Are they aware that they were ever married?
>
> No. Their relationship still happened pretty much the same (meaning they still lived together, etc.) but they never signed the little legal document that says they were married. Why? We don't know. All it's been said is that something happened on their wedding day that kept them from doing it.
>
> > Does everyone in the MU now have this same belief?
>
> Yes.
>
> > Do Pete and MJ still know each other?
>
> Yeah. Like I said, still basically the same relationship.
> >
> > Is he still in the Avengers? (he must be)
>
> Yeah.
>
> > Is his identity public?
>
> Nope.
>
> > Is he still a fugitive from Stark etc?
>
> Well, he's unregistered, so by default, yes. And yes, there is still bad blood between him and Tony.


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Pablo D.




> Marvel doesn't mind if MJ and Peter sleep together...they just don't want them making a grown up commitment.

I'm not sure I understand.


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Smithville Thunderbolt




> > Marvel doesn't mind if MJ and Peter sleep together...they just don't want them making a grown up commitment.
>
> I'm not sure I understand.

I think his point is that it is an inconsistent editorial position to not want Spider-Man to "grow up" and get married, yet allow Spider-Man to participate in "grown up" activities, such as sex.


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Smithville Thunderbolt




> Yeah. Like I said, still basically the same relationship.

This is impossible, given that MJ has forgotten that she ever knew Peter was Spidey, and Peter somehow thinks that MJ never knew when they were together. What they remember about their relationship is necessarily radically different from what was portrayed in the comics.


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