Dave Galanter
December 1st 1969 - December 12th 2020
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Jeffers

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Subj: Re: Would resurrecting Harry Osborn be a good idea?
Posted: Sun Sep 09, 2007 at 07:00:57 pm EDT
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> 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.

> > 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.
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> 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.

Exactly. During that same conversation I mentioned before, Paul Jenkins described a scene he had just written where Flash got on Paul Stacy's case (remember him?) for insulting Peter. PJ described the scene with much glee.

But that scene never appeared.

Paul Jenkins was a guy who loved Spider-Man, understood the character better than anyone who has written him in the last decade and in only a few years wrote some of the all-time best Spidey stories. Yet Marvel continually shunted his ideas aside. Spider-Man would be in much better shape today if Quesada let Jenkins pull the train instead of JMS.
















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