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

In Reply To
The Plaid Goblin

Subj: Re: Funny thing about your comment
Posted: Thu Jan 10, 2008 at 07:12:27 pm EST
Reply Subj: Re: Funny thing about your comment
Posted: Thu Jan 10, 2008 at 04:44:28 pm EST

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> > And really, after all of the subpar to crappy storylines that Peter's been through these last few years anything that resembles classic Spidey is gonna look like gold.
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> Months ago my retailer source told me how this was going to all play out. He may have been wrong about the minor details, but what he told me was 0ver 90% accurate.
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> He told me that the plan at Marvel heading into 2008 and BND was to make Peter's life so bad that people would be willing to accept just about anything to get past the post-Civil War period and return to the more classic staus quo. It appears you and a lot of Spidey fans are having the exact reaction they wanted you to. OMD was a piece of crap, but some people are so glad to have classic Peter back they're willing to overlook the stories that got him to that point.
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> CBP

Well, it's not the first time that Marvel used that particular "tactic". Right before the Clone Saga, during the Robo Parents/"I Am Spider" mess, they had Spider-Man act so dark and so out of character that when Ben Reilly made it on to the scene, acting like how Spidey was supposed to act, some of the readers prefered the clone over the real deal. Thinking about the last few recent Spider-Man stories: Spidey's moved into a sky scraper super-hero fortress. Killed and ate a villain. Dyed. Got new powers, including poisonous bone claws. Became Tony Stark's butler or assistant or sidekick or whatever the hell you want to call him. Got a high tech super suit that made his powers obsolete. Moronically revealed his identity on national television. Became a dark, bone-breaking, seeker of vengeance. And finally the OMD retconarama. They had Spider-Man stray so far frome his roots that to some fans magically starting over would seem like a godsend. Heh, I'm suprised they didn't have him receive ninja training and given him a sword before the whole reboot.

> > > And really, after all of the subpar to crappy storylines that Peter's been through these last few years anything that resembles classic Spidey is gonna look like gold.
> >
> > Months ago my retailer source told me how this was going to all play out. He may have been wrong about the minor details, but what he told me was 0ver 90% accurate.
> >
> > He told me that the plan at Marvel heading into 2008 and BND was to make Peter's life so bad that people would be willing to accept just about anything to get past the post-Civil War period and return to the more classic staus quo. It appears you and a lot of Spidey fans are having the exact reaction they wanted you to. OMD was a piece of crap, but some people are so glad to have classic Peter back they're willing to overlook the stories that got him to that point.
> >
> > CBP
>
> Well, it's not the first time that Marvel used that particular "tactic". Right before the Clone Saga, during the Robo Parents/"I Am Spider" mess, they had Spider-Man act so dark and so out of character that when Ben Reilly made it on to the scene, acting like how Spidey was supposed to act, some of the readers prefered the clone over the real deal.

I was that way. After his Robo parents died and he went nuts I dropped the books then checked back and saw he was the Spider with no man decided to stay away again. Later I tried one after Ben showed up and liked him more than Peter.

The sad thing is its been over 10 years since Ben died and since then I haven't found Peter's stories as interesting or likeable as when Ben was in the suit. So the last time I really liked Peter being in the suit on a consistant - before his robo parents were revealed to fakes. :-/

jwd



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