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Subj: Too much CW Frontline #10 spoilers [SPOILERS]
Posted: Thu Jan 04, 2007 at 07:18:25 pm EST
Reply Subj: Poll: Penance (aka "S&M Man") - Too much, just right or not enough? [SPOILERS]
Posted: Thu Jan 04, 2007 at 06:31:47 pm EST

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For me? Too much.

This is a cheap exploitive way for Joey Q and friends to turn around the teasing talk he's engaged in for the better part of a year about Speedball.

Heck, I'm not even sure its internally consistent, since Speedball was repeatedly shown not really having a sense of feeling responsible for the Stamford thing. So almost dying changed that? I'm not sure I get that. Or the lesson this character is supposed to teach us.

Makes you wonder what Joey has planned for his other big target--Mary-Jane?

Penance... Hurts so good! Only not!

Far too much.

I hope Steve Ditko doesn't follow today's comics because I think he'd be disgusted as well. Speedy was his character and it's kinda sad to see the character reduced to this...but then, Speedy wasn't selling his own book, nor was he about to get his own book, and New Warriors is now defunct.

Marvel has had it's share of success with darker themed characters. Punisher tops that list. But to take a happy-go-lucky imp-like character like Speedball and reduce him to a humorless, self-sadistic masochist is just painful to see.

The sad thing is that in Frontline 10, he admits that his gunshot injuries already leave him in constant pain, and that it will serve as a reminder to him for the rest of his life how the people of Stamford died on his watch.

Why inflict more pain upon himself then? I wonder if Jenkins or whoever dreamed up the concept was inspired by the killer albino priest in 'The DaVinci Code?'

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