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CarlosMGD

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Message Posted On Thursday, January 10th 2008 at 8:16 pm
Click.

Sounds...stupid.
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Message Posted On Thursday, January 10th 2008 at 8:33 pm
That's stupid. Never read the comics, only the movies, but does being married really have that big of an affect on the storyline?
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Message Posted On Thursday, January 10th 2008 at 9:59 pm
Moving this to books.

As for the topic, yeah, it's crazy but I saw it coming.

On Thursday, January 10th 2008 8:33 pm, andrew wrote:
That's stupid. Never read the comics, only the movies, but does being married really have that big of an affect on the storyline?

Ah, yes. It's huge.
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Message Posted On Monday, January 14th 2008 at 9:54 pm
Oh man... Marvel has lost their damn mind.
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Message Posted On Thursday, January 17th 2008 at 5:01 pm
Joe Quesada has sunk Marvel with "events". Yeah the titles sell, but the writing really is half-assed now. Only a few Marvel titles (like X-Men, Hulk, Captain America, and She-Hulk) are still worth a damn as far storylines go, and that's only because Editorial DOES'NT interfere with what there doing (Cap's death is a mandate, but in this instance it's actually got a good story)

I've heard this is rumoured to be a big swerve that is meant to tie into Issue 600 of Amazing Spider-Man which will restore the marraige. Problem is, nobody has CARED about ASM or the mainstream Spidey for years and every cheap stunt Marvel makes to get back their readers (like "Sins Past" and "The Other") have only pushed more away.

I dtiched ASM a long time ago, and have been enjoying Ultimate Spider-Man and Amazing Spider-Girl (an alternate reality with Peter's daughter, but what really defines canon anymore? Especially since The Scarlet Witch warped reality twice)
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Message Posted On Sunday, February 10th 2008 at 1:58 pm
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Message Posted On Saturday, March 1st 2008 at 1:04 pm
On Thursday, January 17th 2008 5:01 pm, Zarius wrote:
Joe Quesada has sunk Marvel with "events". Yeah the titles sell, but the writing really is half-assed now. Only a few Marvel titles (like X-Men, Hulk, Captain America, and She-Hulk) are still worth a damn as far storylines go, and that's only because Editorial DOES'NT interfere with what there doing (Cap's death is a mandate, but in this instance it's actually got a good story)

I've heard this is rumoured to be a big swerve that is meant to tie into Issue 600 of Amazing Spider-Man which will restore the marraige. Problem is, nobody has CARED about ASM or the mainstream Spidey for years and every cheap stunt Marvel makes to get back their readers (like "Sins Past" and "The Other") have only pushed more away.

I dtiched ASM a long time ago, and have been enjoying Ultimate Spider-Man and Amazing Spider-Girl (an alternate reality with Peter's daughter, but what really defines canon anymore? Especially since The Scarlet Witch warped reality twice)

What are you talking about man? When JMS took over the title, sales actually tripled. Actually, he wanted his name off of the last two issues, but was later persuaded to stay on board. But this is a dumb idea, and them shooting themselves in the foot. They should have just given May the proper send off that she should have had YEARS ago, and it actually could have ended up in their favor, giving Peter more self doubt added to his already rocky life. Adding more juicy story lines. This isn't the first time they pulled an Aunt May stunt. She actually "died" back in the early '90s, and then it turns out that she was really captured by Norman Osborn, and a genetic actress willingly took her place .

Also shouldn't Harry being brought back from the dead have more of a direct effect on his father? I haven't been to the shop for a while, so maybe this was already fixed, but how come Norman's identity as the Green Goblin isn't erased? Was he really meant to be the director of the Thunderbolts? That's what he was destined to do? Come on Marvel! If it's not broken, don't fix it.
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Message Posted On Sunday, March 2nd 2008 at 10:59 pm
On Saturday, March 1st 2008 1:04 pm, rsetter3 wrote:
What are you talking about man? When JMS took over the title, sales actually tripled. Actually, he wanted his name off of the last two issues, but was later persuaded to stay on board.


I know sales were fine, but some fans just got frustrated with the "events"

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But this is a dumb idea, and them shooting themselves in the foot. They should have just given May the proper send off that she should have had YEARS ago, and it actually could have ended up in their favor, giving Peter more self doubt added to his already rocky life. Adding more juicy story lines. This isn't the first time they pulled an Aunt May stunt. She actually "died" back in the early '90s, and then it turns out that she was really captured by Norman Osborn, and a genetic actress willingly took her place .


I still count that death, with clones, deception, and Osborn around, the May brought back could of been retconned as a "clone", instead of having her memory, and everyone else's memory, wiped of Peter's identity, which is instantanious character-rape.

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Also shouldn't Harry being brought back from the dead have more of a direct effect on his father? I haven't been to the shop for a while, so maybe this was already fixed, but how come Norman's identity as the Green Goblin isn't erased? Was he really meant to be the director of the Thunderbolts? That's what he was destined to do? Come on Marvel! If it's not broken, don't fix it.


Osborn leading The Thunderbolts is actually refreshing and gives the title a mature edge, it's like Hannibal Lecter leading the Justice Leauge
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Message Posted On Wednesday, August 6th 2008 at 12:33 am
I don't read comic books, but when you have to undo 20 years of story just to make it interesting, don't you think it's time to put the pen down?
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Message Posted On Monday, August 18th 2008 at 3:46 am
On Wednesday, August 6th 2008 12:33 am, Ninja wrote:
I don't read comic books, but when you have to undo 20 years of story just to make it interesting, don't you think it's time to put the pen down?


Precisely why so many more people are just ditching the "big two" companies and looking towards the indie markets for titles that have a beginning, middle, and end...it's much more rewarding than watching an ongoing title do as much as they can without doing ballsier things and retconning everything.

Two of my all-time favourate comics are Preacher and Strangers In Paradise...and both of them ended a while ago. They told a story as long as they could, and stopped when they either could have continued and gotten too silly, or they could end at a sensible point in each character's lives and leave it to constant reinterpretation if the industry demanded it.

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