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Subj: Re: Ed Brubaker's thoughts on OMD/BND
Posted: Thu Jan 10, 2008 at 11:11:57 pm EST
Reply Subj: Ed Brubaker's thoughts on OMD/BND
Posted: Thu Jan 10, 2008 at 05:25:13 pm EST (Viewed 1 times)
> Look at the Clone storyline, that was all started to get rid of the marriage somehow, but it was terrible, and it didn't stick.
I'm not sure what his overall point is here, but the funny thing is that one scenario to end the Clone saga would have ended the marriage in a way that I would have found acceptable. Too bad it was vetoed because it involved Mephisto.
> 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.
> 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.
Why is there this perception that Spidey has to be burdened with tragedy after tragedy, and he can't find any happiness anywhere? Even the movies knew better than to go this route. Finding the balance between tragedy and happiness and making things still dramatically interesting is not an easy job I'll admit, but that's why we pay these guys. Heck, if we wanted all tragedy all the time we'd be talking to Brubaker over on the Daredevil board. It's a good thing they'd never wreck that character by letting him get married.
>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.
Say what? What else has removed burdens and responsibilities? And taken from another angle, doesn't being married add to burdens and responsibilities?
> I'm personally really excited about the new stuff, but then I've been very vocal in the past about not liking the marriage because as a life-long Spiderman reader up to that point, it just felt forced and wrong."
Even though Peter had proposed to MJ eight years before they got married?
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