> > > Flash started acting like a jerk toward Peter well before that. I believe it was a symptom of the Byrne relaunch.
> > Well, whenever they interacted during Paul Jenkins' run on Peter Parker: Spider-Man and Spectacular Spider-Man (spanning approximately five years), they were good friends. Especially after Flash was left in a vegetative state, Peter would often visit and talk to him and try to help improve his condition.
And one day, Peter just stopped caring about Flash because he has more important things to do obviously.
If Flash has been badly treated, it was during Jenkins' tenure IMO.
> I think Jenkins was going against the program at the time. I saw him at the Wizard World convention back then and thanked him for not treating Flash like the jerk he had become in the other titles.
You could have thanked him for throwing Flash like an old sock right after Spectacular Spider-Man 6, when he didn't need him anymore. (Flash just made a cameo during the "Queen" arc for the rest of his run)
With less issues, PAD didn't screwed at using Flash and other supporting cast characters.
> And one day, Peter just stopped caring about Flash because he has more important things to do obviously.
> If Flash has been badly treated, it was during Jenkins' tenure IMO.
According to who? After those first two arcs, Jenkins was bombarded by requests from editorial to write certain stories. He wasn't writing what HE wanted to write, he was doing what was asked of him. See, for example, the Queen arc. After that, he got maybe one or two issues to himself before the title was hijacked once again by the sequel to Sins Past, which he didn't write. After that story, Marvel decided to cancel the series. So he never got a chance to take the Flash subplot as far as he wanted to take it.