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Eric Teall

In Reply To
jwd

Subj: Proper Send-Off VS. "Biting Their Thumb" At Fans...
Posted: Thu Jan 10, 2008 at 09:03:36 pm EST
Reply Subj: Re: "Youthanizing" Spider-Man
Posted: Thu Jan 10, 2008 at 08:15:37 pm EST

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> Here's what I realized recently, and it ties in with what you said. Sometime after my last trip to the comic book store, which ended empty-handed (no new Spider-Man books out last week), it occurred to me that, if I like married Spider-Man, which I do, and if I want to follow his adventures, which I do, I now have no options. None.

Well technically there's always Amazing Spider-Girl but that doesn't really follow married Peter Parker. It follows his daughter.

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> Single Peter Parker? Yeah, sure, there's Ultimate Spider-Man, Marvel Adventures Spider-Man, Spider-Man Family, and now New Avengers alongside Amazing Spider-Man. Lots of choices.

Yep. If I were recommending one though Amazing would probably be last on my list because it would be to complicated to explain how the character got to where he was.

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> But the Spider-Man I grew up with, the one I've read about since I was a little kid and followed consistently since I was in sixth grade, is gone. And he may be gone forever.

It would seem so. \:\(

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> A number of readers may feel as though they've gotten their childhood back now, but doesn't mine count for something, too?

I wondered the same thing. I'm also depressed that the last act of our Spider-Man was to ... well we all know the story. :-/

While I'd still be disappointed his stories as Spider-Man ended I wouldn't of had a problem if they did something like they revealed in Spider-Girl #49. Kaine rescues baby May and Peter and Norman have a final battle. Peter is gravely injured but recovers and retires from being Spider-Man. The spider-adventures continue with his daughter. This would've given Peter a sort of happy ending with a family.

I'm sure Superman fans felt like they're Superman was gone after the Crisis but they gave him a great sendoff in "Whatever Happened to the Man of Tomorrow?" .
Earth-2 Superman got to take out the Anti-Monitor in the end and be the big hero. (yeah I know what's happened since then) .

Of course being tied to such a large universe it would be kind of hard to to that. To be honest though I wouldn't mind seeing all the MU move towards an MC2 type universe with the next generation of heroes and while that's going on create a new version of the classics.

jwd

> While I'd still be disappointed his stories as Spider-Man ended I wouldn't of had a problem if they did something like they revealed in Spider-Girl #49. Kaine rescues baby May and Peter and Norman have a final battle. Peter is gravely injured but recovers and retires from being Spider-Man. The spider-adventures continue with his daughter. This would've given Peter a sort of happy ending with a family.
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> I'm sure Superman fans felt like they're Superman was gone after the Crisis but they gave him a great sendoff in "Whatever Happened to the Man of Tomorrow?" .
> Earth-2 Superman got to take out the Anti-Monitor in the end and be the big hero. (yeah I know what's happened since then) .

The difference between what you describe in these two scenarios and what Marvel actually did is the difference between day and night, right and wrong.

> Of course being tied to such a large universe it would be kind of hard to to that. To be honest though I wouldn't mind seeing all the MU move towards an MC2 type universe with the next generation of heroes and while that's going on create a new version of the classics.
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> jwd

I never had a problem with the Crisis concept. Continuity does become barnacles eventually, and one must either switch to a "legend" model (Conan or Legends of the Dark Knight) or reboot the continuity. Personally, I favor the reboot.

- Eric Teall

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