Dave Galanter
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Mr Honey Bunny

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xanderharris

Subj: As much as I like Brubaker's Captain America and Daredevil ...
Posted: Thu Jan 10, 2008 at 06:22:06 pm EST
Reply Subj: Ed Brubaker's thoughts on OMD/BND
Posted: Thu Jan 10, 2008 at 05:25:13 pm EST (Viewed 1 times)

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He makes some really good points.

"I've said this to a bunch of fans at this point, so I'll repeat it again... I don't care how they get there, the Brand New Day Spider-man is something that's been needed for a long long time. Marrying Peter and MJ was a huge mistake and not even the people who wrote the books back then thought it was a good idea, they were just forced to do it by Shooter.

And every single creative team since then has wished it never happened, but just sort of rolled with it, because getting rid of it was not easy. They didn't all try to get rid of the marriage, but you would be hard-pressed to find anyone who wrote Spider man that wouldn't have rather written the pre-marriage version of the character. And regardless of what Erik Larsen is apparently saying on newsarama, I have spoken to all the Spiderman writers of BND, and they are all completely thrilled about what they have to work with now.

The thing is, after years and years of the marriage, changing it is just a HUGE DEAL, and was never going to be a popular thing even if in the end we get a more "Spiderman" book out of it. Because it had years of continuity now, and getting rid of that in any way is going to anger fans.

Look at the Clone storyline, that was all started to get rid of the marriage somehow, but it was terrible, and it didn't stick.

It's not that a story about a married couple can't be interesting, it's that Peter Parker shouldn't be that guy. It takes him too far from the basic idea of what being Spiderman is about.

A true Spiderman story, to me, is Peter and MJ about to get married, and him having to leave her at the alter because of some Spiderman thing, and it being a huge tragedy that being Spidey cost him his chance at a happy married life. That's the burden of being Spiderman, and since the marriage happened, it's been one thing after another removing the burden and responsibility from Spiderman.

I'm personally really excited about the new stuff, but then I've been very vocal in the past about not liking the marriage because as a life-long Spiderman reader up to that point, it just felt forced and wrong."


> A true Spiderman story, to me, is Peter and MJ about to get married, and him having to leave her at the alter because of some Spiderman thing, and it being a huge tragedy that being Spidey cost him his chance at a happy married life. That's the burden of being Spiderman, and since the marriage happened, it's been one thing after another removing the burden and responsibility from Spiderman.
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I have to disagree with him completely on that point.

What's the point of reading the same stories over and over again ? If we know how it will always ends up, what's the point ?

Ten years ago, the magic was to wonder if MJ and Peter will be parents.
Twenty years ago, the magic was to wonder if MJ and Peter will get married.
Now, there's no more magic on here ... oh well, yeah "it's magic". Yeah, we still have "this" one.
But we know how it will always ends.

And Brubaker is maybe not fit for Spider-Man after all. (Noticed how he is writting "Spiderman" for a supposed Spider-Man fan ? ... :-@ )
As much as he is good on Captain and Daredevil, he is not that great with Uncanny X-Men for exemple IMHO.

And, quoting Madgoblin :

"But in summary, I have been reading Spider-Man comics for over 30 years, and the LEAST interesting part of the Spider-Man mythos to me, (and yes, I realize I may be singular in this opinion), even before I was a teenager, was Peter Parker’s trials with women. Maybe I am unique in that situation, but I found the typical “Parker luck” with women to be as boring as Aunt May’s recurring heart attacks."

I completely agree with that.




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