Rant about Superior Spider-Man
Just my thoughts on the recent story
I truly believe Marvel Comics doesn’t know what to do with Spider-Man anymore. I really do. In 2007, fans had to endure “One More Day” while Joe Quesada attempted to preserve Spider-man’s longevity for the next 20 or 30 years (Read: He made the book what he personally wanted it to be) by “Retconning” Peter’s marriage to Mary Jane.
Marvel, please don’t say this wasn’t a retcon as it clearly was.
Now in 2012, Marvel has killed off Peter Parker both in their Ultimate Marvel universe AND the 616 universe (The main one) for no real reason other then to replace a character that has been around for 50 years with someone who’s meant to be better…
But for whatever reason swings away from a fight in the first pages of the first issue but whatever.
I won’t spoil issue #700 since I know alot of hype is surrounding it and it’s not fair to fans but I will state my feelings on the shake up.
It didn’t need to be done. In either universe (I’m speaking more about 616 since Ultimate Spider-Man is bendis’s baby)
If you get to a point where you need to kill off a beloved character because
A) You’ve taken them as far as you can
B) You want to replace them with someone for the next.gen of fans
C) You want to shake things up
It’s time you let someone else play with the toys and write the stories.
Dan Slott, you’ve done so much good for Spider-Man (Peter Parker). You gave him a job, new villains (None of which are overly impressive but all well) new suits and brought back fan favourites. You hinted at a reunited Peter and MJ. Hell, you even wrote a video game for him.
In short, you showed you LOVED Spider-Man.
But now with your final (And Marvel’s “final” Amazing Spider-Man issue) you’ve un-done it all and left a sour taste for the fans. To the point of death threats.
And here’s the thing, you knew it was gonna piss off fans. You knew so many people wouldn’t like it but you did it anyway. As if you went out of your way to do it.
I know you’re wanted to write Spider-Man since forever and you did great. But honestly it’s time for fresh blood. Now instead we’re stuck with Marvel saying “Peter Parker fans with fade away” and that this is the end for Peter Parker, period.
As a fan, I know this is all not true but what’s upsetting the most is for the unforseen future I won’t get to read ANY new Peter Parker stories, I’ll have to wait for the “Return story - Movie cash in” we all know is coming and then the dull first issues of “Peter Parker is BACK! BUY AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #1 because in a few years it might be worth something”
I would never sent Dan Slott a death threat. Not today, not tomorrow or in a million years. Has he upset me? Yes. Do I think the story and it’s fallout/New status quo is a bad idea? YES. Do I hate him? No. His run on She-Hulk is enough to make me love the man forever, even though he did tease Peter and MJ would be together again…something I’ve wanted since 2007. But still…
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