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It continues!


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    Kiel Phegley: Well, thank God we've solved that mystery! But this is the point in the story where, aside from that scene where we learn about the whisper, we really see any kind of potential for "One More Day" affecting the new timeline just after "Civil War." When Peter asks how he saved May, the doctor's response was "Love." Can't that be taken as a reference to what Peter and Mary Jane gave up without sacrificing a story that's new reader-friendly?

    Joe Quesada: It was definitely a nod to the events and deal in OMD. Remember, the bargain was simple – give me your true love and your marriage in exchange for your Aunt’s life. Well, Aunt May’s life was spared in "OMIT" and how did it happen? Lets recap a bit. In this new continuity, as Peter sits on Doctor Strange’s stoop, the red pigeon doesn’t fly over. So in turn, Peter isn’t confronted by the aspects of Mephisto. The Little Girl in Red, Nerd Peter, Entrepreneur Peter and the Lady in Red never appear which eventually leads Peter back to the hotel he and MJ were staying in. Because these aspects don’t show up, Peter ends up walking back to the hospital where May now flat lines. If you recall, in One More Day, She flat lines, but Peter and MJ aren’t at the hospital, they’ve been brought back by Mephisto to the hotel room. So, in the "OMD" continuity, you could argue that the doctors try to resuscitate her but give up and she dies because Peter isn’t there. However, in "OMIT," Peter is there and present. He watches the doctor’s give up, but being Peter Parker, he’s compelled to keep trying and trying and he’s able to bring her back. His love for May saved her life. Also, how often do we hear about people who doctors claim have no hope to live, yet inexplicably and miraculously, they find a way to survive. Perhaps through their own fighting spirits or through the support, love and strength of their loved ones. I think May has those all things in spades.

    I know, it’s trippy ain’t it? But that’s what’s important to remember about "One Moment In Time." Everything that readers assumed Mephisto did – whether it was wiping out the marriage, saving Aunt May to erasing people's memories of Spider-Man, anything readers thought Mephisto did by just clicking his fingers –were all done or instigated by Peter. Either through his powers, resourcefulness, ingenuity or love – he did it. Now, you could say that Mephisto kicked over the first domino by possibly guiding that pigeon to let Eddie Muerte out of the police car, but at the end of the day everything else was all Peter.


Interesting. So the only reason Aunt May was going to die in the original timeline was because Mephisto distracted Peter in the first place. If Mephisto didn't intervene then Aunt May would have lived without the deal.

What a dick!


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OriginalSentinei





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    Interesting. So the only reason Aunt May was going to die in the original timeline was because Mephisto distracted Peter in the first place. If Mephisto didn't intervene then Aunt May would have lived without the deal.

    What a dick!


I actually defended Joe on the whole "power of love" thing. I saw it as a natural thing you sometimes hear people say when things can't be explained (because it was Miphesto's magic) and I thought at the same time it was a nice nod to the events of OMD.
Turns out Joe actually meant for the story to be read as Peter saved her with CPR even though nothing in the world of medical science, nothing in Stark's world of ultra hightech pseudo-science, and nothing in Strange's world of magic(which has been seen to do just about anything) could possibly help. I mean they spent two whole issues building the logic that the only thing that could possibly save May was the intervention of the devil himself and then he goes and says completely differently. Not only does Joe not use any logic but he fights himself every step of the way as if he is intending to sabotage his own storytelling.
Stick to the pictures Joe, please.



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Edward Whelan




I like your title humor.


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Menshevik


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I think a lot of fans were worried over Christmas 2007 what was going to happen in the final instalment of OMD. And then the final instalment came out on December 27th.


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stillanerd




...thus fans now have an additional reason to dislike One More Day, because Peter and MJ gave up their marriage for nothing, thus reinforcing the notion that Mephisto, Marvel's proxy for the devil and the epitomy of evil, will have a continual victory over Spider-Man without him being any the wiser.


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Pengi





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    ...thus fans now have an additional reason to dislike One More Day, because Peter and MJ gave up their marriage for nothing


If they didn't take up Mephisto's offer then Aunt May would have died. They just wouldn't have known that it was Mephisto's fault she died.



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Menshevik


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      ...thus fans now have an additional reason to dislike One More Day, because Peter and MJ gave up their marriage for nothing



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    If they didn't take up Mephisto's offer then Aunt May would have died. They just wouldn't have known that it was Mephisto's fault she died.


Be that as it may, the revised version IMO still is even less palatable, because now in addition to the general objections that you don't make deals with the/a devil because he'll invariably screw you over, you now have a situation where the arguments against giving in to a blackmailer apply. Plus of course that the way things turned out would seem to indicate that Mephisto can alter reality without bothering to get the consent of the persons affected - he prevented Peter from being there to save Aunt May's life - so why didn't he simply prevent the wedding and marriage as it happened, e.g. by striking a deal with Chubby Muerte to free him, if such a minute change was all it took?


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Edward Whelan





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        . Plus of course that the way things turned out would seem to indicate that Mephisto can alter reality without bothering to get the consent of the persons affected - he prevented Peter from being there to save Aunt May's life - so why didn't he simply prevent the wedding and marriage as it happened, e.g. by striking a deal with Chubby Muerte to free him, if such a minute change was all it took?


      That is a great point that I hadn't thought of. Mephisto is now all powerful and knowledgeable.



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PPTSS




If they ever do a movie on the life of Joey Q., I want Jon Lovitz to play him although with the "Yeah, yeah... that's the ticket!" schtick.

"So, with Peter being Peter he cured May... with... love. Yeah... that's it! Yeah... That's the ticket!"


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