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Subj: Re: More examples on the Day of the Dead
Posted: Wed Nov 05, 2014 at 08:32:31 am EST (Viewed 5 times)
Reply Subj: More examples on the Day of the Dead
Posted: Sun Nov 02, 2014 at 04:31:16 pm EST (Viewed 208 times)

    But the most infuriating thing (on a par with the way Ben Reilly became an unperson after his death) was how little Peter and MJ thought or talked about the (apparent) miscarriage of baby May. I think I even recall a scene when, faced with Luke Cage and Jessica Jones's kid they had a brief exchange where it appeared as if the idea of having children themselves was totally new and unfamiliar to them. This probably was because of the fetish of certain editors for Spider-Man as the embodyment of "youth" plus the bad feelings about the Clone Saga. And of course in the post-OMD altered reality MJ may not have gotten pregnant in the first place, although last I read that was never confirmed in-story).

"Hey guys, cool baby. I know this is a celebratory moment and all, but let us verbally reminisce about our stillborn/possibly kidnapped by Norman Osborn's goons in Europe".

With all seriousness, I have no recollection of that scene. I'm not even sure if MJ and Peter even had a scene with Danni Cage together. MJ only appeared in a handful of New Avengers stories (she's briefly seen in the first arc and after they return to the Savage Land) early in Bendis' run and that's about it, from what I recall.

I would agree with you about Bennett's resurrection if the story wasn't completely awesome. I think Remender constructed such a great story about Flash Thompson, about how someone who has a different upbringing on "great power, great responsibility" and what he does with it. I really don't have a problem with the "comic booky" nature of his resurrection because...well...its comic books. Many fans on this board seem to talk fondly of Ock's Clone Saga era death and his resurrection story. Osborn has come and gone

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