Thursday, January 17

The Spider-Marriage and the AP

Scanning the news today, I see the #2 most e-mailed story on is an AP article on the possibility of Spider-Man and Mary Jane having their marriage destroyed. Uh, it already happened in the the much-hated "One More Day" story arc that concluded on December 28. Last year. Three issues ago.

From Spider-Man #545

In other news, President Lincoln has been shot.

Bonus mp3: Luke Tan - Mary Jane


Blogger Ryan said...

am i the only one who really doesn't give a crap about their marriage anyways?

3:24 PM

Blogger Rich said...

Surely not. I'm not that bothered either, since I don't read any Spider-Man titles on a regular basis -- haven't since Civil War. I do usually get New Avengers.

The couple "One More Day" books I did read were crappy though, and it was a lame way to handle the "problem." Not buying the "Brand New Day" stuff either way.

3:37 PM

Blogger fishbulb said...

I haven't read the books yet...but it seems like a silly and complicated way to give Spider-Man his "edge back." Especially when it was already done flawlessly with the revamp in the Ultimate title.

6:02 PM

Blogger Rich said...

With you on the latter point, fishbulb. I guess Ult. Spidey and Marvel Adventures Spidey weren't enough.

No sense rehashing that whole argument though. It's gone on for weeks now.

6:13 PM

Blogger Ryan said...

Rich said...
I guess Ult. Spidey and Marvel Adventures Spidey weren't enough.

I'd have to say that's true. I know tons of people (myself included) who just avoid the Ultimate universe altogether. Personally, it's become so similar to 616, that I don't see any reason to buy the titles. Except maybe hot northstar/colossus makeouts. But other than that, nothing.

9:43 PM

Blogger Rich said...

I read Ultimates 1 & 2, but otherwise haven't bought any Ultimate U. books in years. The exception is the first issue of Ultimates 3, but I'm not getting any more from that series. Not impressed.

9:52 PM

Blogger fishbulb said...

Wow. I think Bendis on Ultimate Spidey is incredible. I recently started from the beginning and before I knew it I had read five years worth of great stories without batting an eye. It's really the only spider-man book I can get into.

12:21 PM

Blogger Rich said...

I've just never been that drawn to Spidey in the first place, and didn't care about the Ult. version. Hear lots of good things about it, of course.

Recently got the Amazing Spider-Man Omnibus with the first several years of Lee-Ditko stories, so maybe that'll help me appreciate the youthful Peter.

12:27 PM

Blogger K said...

I'm pretty sure I never cared about their marriage or Mary Jane, but it's a disservice to Peter's character, in my opinion, the way it was handled. Not to mention smacking of a creepy Aunt May obsession.

I did laugh at the "on the ball" reporting though.

6:09 PM


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