Mr. Quesada seems to be a very strange Man
Gosh, and I had such nice things to say about Giant-Sized Avengers, too.
Apparently, they have gone ahead and done it. Spider-Man is no longer married, and everything is juuuuuuuussssttt the way that it was when Mr. Quesada was a young lad. According to the aforesaid Mr. Quesada, fans today don't want to see a married Spider-Man. They can't "relate" to his being married to the girl-next-door, even though they've been married for years and years and years. Indeed some younger comic book fans can't remember Peter Parker and Mary Jane NOT being married.
But...Marriage for Super Heroes...is...Bad.
According to Mr. Quesada, his ONLY choice is to either have a young hip swinging Spider-Man, or have him and MJ age in real time, with children, and grandchildren and death as their fate. This strikes me as something of a ridiculous supposition. This is COMICBOOKS! Characters only age as much as you want them to age! Superman and Lois Lane have been married for years as well, and seem to be doing just fine. Somebody dies, comes back with all the intervening years shaved off, or falls into a lazarus pit or drinks a potion or has a little suspended animation...the ways to keep heroes young is practically endless.
Plus, we already have a young hip teenaged Peter Parker over in Ultimate Spider-Man, who seems to be doing just fine.
I guess it is also the WAY that they are going about destroying the marriage that sticks in my craw. Having Mephisto show up lusting after their marriage is just...wierd. Making deals with the devil never works out well. Giving up their marriage to save some old lady who is a hundred if she's a day is just stupid.
And then...they wake up and Harry Osbourne is there, and everyone has forgotten that Peter unmasked during Civil War, and Peter is having wheatcakes shoved down his throat by Aunt May, and Spider-Girl will never happen, and everything is just lovely in Quesada Land.
As far as I can see through much perusal of the Internet, Mr. Quesada is the ONLY person on the entire planet that is happy with the new state of affairs. Oh sure, there have been some expressions of how marvelous everything is from various Marvel writers, but I'm not buying what they're selling. Also, I don't for the life of me, understand how this massive reboot is going to play out in the OTHER books that Spider-Man appears in. What about New Avengers? Do they suddenly all forget that he and MJ were married? Does Tony Stark? Is Peter even IN the Avengers anymore? How old is he now? Does he still work for the Bugle? Is he no longer a teacher, and what happens to all of his students? There are a LOT of ramifications to this that haven't been thought out very well.
Oh well. No skin off my nose I guess. I gave up reading Spider-Man when they had Gwen and Norman making babies. Man, I thought THAT was a bad idea, but it just pales in comparison to the crap that they are forcing on the Spider books now.
Heck they are all probably Skrulls anyway.