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Eric Teall

In Reply To
Erik!

Subj: "Youthanizing" Spider-Man
Posted: Thu Jan 10, 2008 at 07:02:29 pm EST
Reply Subj: Re: I agree
Posted: Thu Jan 10, 2008 at 06:23:46 pm EST

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> None of that goes well with swashbuckling, coming of age, or happy-go lucky.

Swashbuckling? Marriage can go with.

Coming of age? Well, I'd argue that... hey, he's no longer a student, he's no longer a child, and he's no amateur hero. He has come of age.

And Spider-Man, while humor has been part of the book for quite some time, has NEVER BEEN a happy-go-lucky hero.

So the only thing to quibble over is coming of age, and that just depends on where you want to put the graduation into manhood. Perhaps Marvel just needs to integrate classic and ultimate Spidey into one character... "youthanize" him. (Pun's intentional.)

> So the only thing to quibble over is coming of age, and that just depends on where you want to put the graduation into manhood. Perhaps Marvel just needs to integrate classic and ultimate Spidey into one character... "youthanize" him. (Pun's intentional.)

You know, the pun works both ways, though, because to de-age, de-marry, de-grow the character is to essentially kill the character that we've all been reading for the last twenty-five years. Was the marriage a mistake? Yes. Does it ruin Spider-Man? No.

The way the Marvel Universe is right now, they'd do better to have a Marvel CRISIS and start over.

- Eric Teall

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