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

In Reply To
Eric Teall

Subj: Re: Proper Send-Off VS. "Biting Their Thumb" At Fans...
Posted: Thu Jan 10, 2008 at 09:52:54 pm EST
Reply Subj: Proper Send-Off VS. "Biting Their Thumb" At Fans...
Posted: Thu Jan 10, 2008 at 09:03:36 pm EST

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> 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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> 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.

I think really there's room to have both versions. One version of the "legend" type to appeal to those who aren't interested in investing in a long term committment. Also good for creators who might want to write a story about a comic character without having to know a long history of the character.

The reboot version - I agree. Honestly I wouldn't have a problem if they did it every few decades.

I was thinking about a way to properly send off Spider-Man.

I really can only think of two. Ones a happy ending and ones a sad ending.

He is gravely injured in a final battle but he recovers. MJ tells him she's pregnant and they live happily ever after.

The other - He dies a hero. He goes through a gauntlet of his greatest villains and saves a lot of his major supporting cast in the end realizing his greatest responsiblity is to save the ones he loves and he gives his life to save MJ. A tragic ending but he'd go out a hero. I of course am not a writer so details would have to be up to someone else.

jwd



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