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Saturday, December 29, 2007

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.


At 8:36 PM, Blogger notintheface said...

Quesada must have been a much bigger fan of those early 80's Spidey books than I was, and I'm only about 2 years younger than Joe Q. Was I missing something?

Here's my take on the whole mess:


I didn't read your post until after I had finished mine, so please attribute any similarities
to "great minds think alike". I do point out some similarities between Peter and the Wally West Flash, though.

At 2:47 AM, Blogger Ami Angelwings said...

I like the idea of giant-sized Avengers :O It sounds so amusing! xD OH NOEZ HERE COMES IRONMAN!! *STOMP STOMP* RUNNNNN

At 7:26 AM, Blogger SallyP said...

Oh Ami...!

Excellent review Face. I agree with you completely. It is just...all so arbitrary! And the real kicker, is that he used JMS to basically just UNDO everything that he had written up to that point! That's even worse than what they did to Grant Morrison!

As you say, there are going to be ramifications everywhere, which is going to hogtie the ability of the other writers to create their own stories...which is also a very very stupid move.

As I said, I think that the only person happy with this arrangement is Quesada himself.

At 6:04 PM, Blogger Doctor Polaris said...

Polaris is also pleased. Mary Jane is now single.

At 7:01 PM, Blogger Brandon Bragg said...

Hands off, Polaris!! Besides, weren't you blown up recently or something?

The only interesting storyline I think they might be able to get out of this whole thing night be if Mary Jane turns up as one of Tony Stark's girlfriends. She is a model and he is a billionaire playboy after all.

At 3:38 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Y'know, I could almost see Quesada's point... if Marvel didn't also have Ultimate Spider-Man. And Marvel Adventures Spider-Man. And the ability to revive Untold Tales of Spider-Man if they feel like it. And....

At 1:08 AM, Blogger LurkerWithout said...

Actually if Ami wants a Giant-Size Iron Man she could track down the "Mighty Megamorphs" issues. I think there might be a trade. Not that I've had any luck tracking it down. Trying to remember who wrote it. McKeever? Slott? Can't remember right now...

Anyway it has Giant-Sized Robot Armor versions of Iron Man, Spidey, Wolverine, Captain America and..Hulk? I think Hulk...

At 3:34 AM, Blogger Ami Angelwings said...

No no... Lurker, I just want everybody to be giant, not in like.. mech form... just like "hay Spidey, how are you doing?" "oh not bad, they tried to shoot me off the empire state building again, you'd think they'd be used to their city covered in webs by now" xD

It'd be like Marvel Zombies but where everybody is big! :O

In fact, they could keep having these.. like... Marvel Bobbleheads, like that Futurama episode where they went to the alternate universe where ppl were just big bobbleheaded dolls! xDD Or.. Marvel Gigantic TOES!!!


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