Dave Galanter
December 1st 1969 - December 12th 2020
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Subj: Re: Amazing Spider-Man #400 through #500
Posted: Sat May 30, 2009 at 11:24:42 pm EDT (Viewed 91 times)
Reply Subj: Re: Amazing Spider-Man #400 through #500
Posted: Fri May 29, 2009 at 12:55:17 pm EDT (Viewed 130 times)

    Paul Jenkins' run was much stronger than JMS's I felt, but went south when editorial told him to do lots of long multi-part stories and what-not. Also, whilst I do really enjoy Humberto Ramos's art I don't think he was particularly well-suited to Spider-Man, whereas Mark Buckingham was.

Yeah, Peter Parker was loads better than Spectacular but I generally still enjoyed Spectacular more than Amazing in spite of me really hating the art. And the slower pacing. And the constant crossovers.

    You know, if they'd dealt with Peter and MJ separating for good as a subplot during the Jenkins era, and quickly coming to a clean and simple divorce with no hard feelings then they could have gotten to "Brand New Day" much sooner and much cleaner than they ended up doing. Paul Jenkins' Peter Parker, in the Buckingham issues anyway, mostly came across as a young character.

It’s funny. I consider myself to be in the “pro-marriage” crowd but I loved Jenkins’ PP run despite the minimal use of MJ. If Brand New Day (and the circumstances leading up to it) were more like the Jenkins run then maybe I could have gotten behind it. For starters, killing off MJ is MUCH more preferable than a satanic divorce.

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