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

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Erik!

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OZ

Subj: Re: Ed Brubaker's thoughts on OMD/BND
Posted: Thu Jan 10, 2008 at 06:12:34 pm EST
Reply Subj: Re: Ed Brubaker's thoughts on OMD/BND
Posted: Thu Jan 10, 2008 at 06:03:46 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!'
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> > heh.
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> Well, they were (are) fans too. Typically, from their age, they got into the character in the 60s-70s.
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> Ten years from now, take an excellent writer who started with married Spidey and see what kind of a response you get.
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> 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.

I don't agree with that argument either. The root of the issue isn't that selfish. These comments and many others are more about what is best for the character instead of personal preferances or making things easier. I don't think that getting into the character during the marriage would change everyone's views around. When I started reading during the marriage, i never thought things should stay that way forever. At age 11-14 I enjoyed reading the current issues and Spider-man Classic/Marvel Tales reprints the same.

> I don't agree with that argument either. The root of the issue isn't that selfish. These comments and many others are more about what is best for the character instead of personal preferances or making things easier. I don't think that getting into the character during the marriage would change everyone's views around. When I started reading during the marriage, i never thought things should stay that way forever. At age 11-14 I enjoyed reading the current issues and Spider-man Classic/Marvel Tales reprints the same.

So did I. But I view marriage and family as a natural outgrowth of the type of character Peter is at his core.

Of course, there are arguments about what Peter's core as a character is. See it one way, and you would easily find those statements selfish. See it another, and you'd wonder why Peter was ever aged enough to be allowed into a bar.


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