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Subj: Re: More examples on the Day of the Dead
Posted: Wed Nov 05, 2014 at 02:02:13 pm EST (Viewed 171 times)
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Posted: Wed Nov 05, 2014 at 08:32:31 am EST (Viewed 5 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".

Who said that he would have had to mention this to the Cages? It would have been perfectly feasible to have Pete take MJ aside (or vice versa), briefly allude to May and then hug. Or have the two talk at length about it alone in their bedroom. But instead the writers had them acting as if the loss of baby May, as if MJ's pregnancy had never happened.

Oh yes, I forgot, we live in the era of Party Animal Parker, he would never do anything so crass as mention a personal loss to anyone. Not even to his wife who went through the loss with him.

    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.

Well, I recall this scene and I recall commenting about it on this forum some years ago.

    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

Well, I haven't read it, nor do I intend to read it. I consider the entire story of Flash as Venom a waste of a good character (Flash being practically the only "normal" friend of his age-group left from the old days). And the return of an established recurring villain like Doc Ock is an entirely different animal than needlessly bringing back Bennett Brant with a completely different character, especially considering that Bennett had only appeared in one story and had had no interaction with Flash Thompson (he lived in Philadelphia, Flash in New York). But then arbitrarily changing people's characters in idiotic ways to suit his plots is Remender's usual MO, something I have had to suffer through throughout Uncanny Avengers so far, especially with regards to one of my favourite characters, Rogue.

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