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ElCoyote Likes Spidey To Be Spidey

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Dave Phelps

Subj: Well, duh, Spider-Man hasn't been classic since the 70s. Why be a fan of mediocrity? NT
Posted: Thu Jan 10, 2008 at 09:23:11 pm EST
Reply Subj: Re: A late 60s/early 70s fanboy thinks Spider-Man is better single. I'm shocked.
Posted: Thu Jan 10, 2008 at 08:07:52 pm EST

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> 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.

Statements like that depend a lot on what exactly you feel Spider-Man is "supposed to be about." For someone like me who thinks of him as "the normal guy superhero," marriage is a perfectly acceptable move.

Not to mention when you have a status quo in place for almost half of the existance of the character, that becomes part of "what the character is all about" - particularly since it informs any other incarnation of the character.

yeah, I got nothing more to say. Truth hurts, I know.