Dave Galanter
December 1st 1969 - December 12th 2020
He was loved.

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AJ

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Erik!

Subj: Re: Ed Brubaker's thoughts on OMD/BND
Posted: Thu Jan 10, 2008 at 06:04:39 pm EST
Reply Subj: Re: Ed Brubaker's thoughts on OMD/BND
Posted: Thu Jan 10, 2008 at 05:45:23 pm EST

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> Great comments! Brubaker's Captain America is a brilliant title and he would do a HELL Of a Spider-man. I've heard many excellant writers such as Brubaker, Roger Stern and Kurt Busiek say the marriage was a mistake. With that quality of writer decrying it, the argument that only bad writers don't like the marriage completely falls apart.
> 'They just don't know how to write a married Spider-man! The Hacks!'
>
> heh.

Well, they were (are) fans too. Typically, from their age, they got into the character in the 60s-70s.

Ten years from now, take an excellent writer who started with married Spidey and see what kind of a response you get.

The argument isn't "don't know how to write married Spidey" so much as it is "would prefer the relative ease of single Spidey." From a storytelling POV it is MUCH easier.

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> > Great comments! Brubaker's Captain America is a brilliant title and he would do a HELL Of a Spider-man. I've heard many excellant writers such as Brubaker, Roger Stern and Kurt Busiek say the marriage was a mistake. With that quality of writer decrying it, the argument that only bad writers don't like the marriage completely falls apart.
> > 'They just don't know how to write a married Spider-man! The Hacks!'
> >
> > heh.
>
> Well, they were (are) fans too. Typically, from their age, they got into the character in the 60s-70s.
>
> Ten years from now, take an excellent writer who started with married Spidey and see what kind of a response you get.
>
> The argument isn't "don't know how to write married Spidey" so much as it is "would prefer the relative ease of single Spidey." From a storytelling POV it is MUCH easier.

That's a really good way of putting it. Whatever we might think of the marriage it's undeniable that it makes storytelling harder. A single Peter has more possibilities and there is more flexibility. A great writer will thrive whatever the status quo, but the marriage just makes it that much harder.

AJ


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