Quote:I truly believe Peter would be a better hero if Ben were alive and May were not. Vol 1 #46 is one of my favourite What Ifs.
This is something I personally believe as well.
May holds Peter back IMO. I think Peter could have looked his uncle in the face and told him he was Spider-Man and Ben would have given his blessing. Peter's always had to tip toe around this old crone whose not even his biological aunt. Ben was his blood and Peter could be himself with Ben without Ben having a heart attack every time someone gives him news he doesn't like.
Reverend Meteor (I hate that old bitty)
But May had finally broken out of that mold with JMS' run. May discovered Peter's identity and they had an awesome talk. May was insulted that Peter thought she was so frail that she would not be able to handle the truth, that Peter underestimated her so much. It was an awesome piece of character development.
And of course, it was wiped away with One More Day. May became the stone around Peter's neck once again. Who needs character advancement when you can just repeatedly press the reset button?
Joe Quesada is a jerk. I would use harsher language but I don't want to get banned again.