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Subj: Re: Amazing Spider-Man #400 through #500
Posted: Fri May 29, 2009 at 12:28:56 pm EDT (Viewed 137 times)
Reply Subj: Re: Amazing Spider-Man #400 through #500
Posted: Fri May 29, 2009 at 12:04:57 am EDT (Viewed 11 times)
Quote:MJ and May for the most part. JMS made them interesting characters on their own.
Quote:Right. The supporting cast of the flagship title was reduced to two characters, both of whom knew Spider-Man's secret identity.
Quote:And the problem is?
Quote:We don't all want the character stuck in the Silver Age forever. But hey, current Marvel's got your back.
So if Amazing Spider-Man has a supporting cast then it's "stuck in the Silver Age"?
Amazing Spider-Man had a prominent supporting cast in the 1960s, 1970s, 1980s and 1990s... until JMS's run where it dwindled down to MJ and Aunt May, both of whom were privy to Peter's super-hero life. The focus shifted almost exclusively to Spider-Man the super-hero whilst Peter Parker, the ordinary guy with ordinary life problems was pushed to the sidelines. Then when JMS's run ended Amazing Spider-Man quickly built up a supporting cast again.