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Subj: Re: Really? [SPOILERS]
Posted: Mon Apr 30, 2007 at 06:53:19 am EDT
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Posted: Mon Apr 30, 2007 at 06:06:53 am EDT

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> In a way that no spider-man comic has since civil war started. Its nice to see gwen from way back when she had a personality (before her hair became all strait and her uncle died)
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Huh. From the preview, I felt like the writer shoehorned an artificial contemporary Lindsey Lohan esque personality for Gwen that there's no actual basis for. It actually sorta irked me. It would be like if Harry Osborn started talking Shakespearian for no reason (okay, obviously not that bad, but still I wasn't a fan...). You can give her a personality by taking cues from earlier books and expanding it the best you can... not creating something out of nothing. But I'm probably in the minority of not being very excited about this book based on the preview.

> Between this and Iron Fist, Fraction looks to be one of the best new additions to the Marvel family.

> > In a way that no spider-man comic has since civil war started. Its nice to see gwen from way back when she had a personality (before her hair became all strait and her uncle died)
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> Huh. From the preview, I felt like the writer shoehorned an artificial contemporary Lindsey Lohan esque personality for Gwen that there's no actual basis for. It actually sorta irked me. It would be like if Harry Osborn started talking Shakespearian for no reason (okay, obviously not that bad, but still I wasn't a fan...). You can give her a personality by taking cues from earlier books and expanding it the best you can... not creating something out of nothing. But I'm probably in the minority of not being very excited about this book based on the preview.
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Well Aunt May under JMS is totally out of character when you compare her to other incarnations of the character. Most people haven't complained about that, because she became more interesting (Hopefully she'll die tho). But much like you I didn't like the way Gwen was portrayed in the flashback, but I'm still pretty excited about the issue. This reminds me of an ASM annual (85 I think) when Smythe came to the conclusion that MJ is Spider-Man, and we get some nice scenes from MJ. Hopefully we'll see the same in this annual.

> > Between this and Iron Fist, Fraction looks to be one of the best new additions to the Marvel family.