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

In Reply To
Mr Honey Bunny

Subj: Re: As much as I like Brubaker's Captain America and Daredevil ...
Posted: Thu Jan 10, 2008 at 08:45:46 pm EST
Reply Subj: As much as I like Brubaker's Captain America and Daredevil ...
Posted: Thu Jan 10, 2008 at 06:22:06 pm EST

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> 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.



Good question. Why should we ever care what happens in Peter's love life again if we already know ahead of time that either they're going to break up or she's going to be killed. Sure, nothing came of his other relationships before MJ but no one knew that would be the case going in. When Gwen died, it was a complete shock to everyone and I don't think he and Betty breaking up or he and the Black Cat breaking up was predictable. No reader knew for sure how any of his relationships would end up, which was part of the magic. Now we know how all of his relationships will end; There won't be any surprises.



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